This position is posted without naming specific program areas of responsibility to encourage candidates of all recreation backgrounds to apply. The successful candidate will be assigned two major program areas for primary supervision based on their experience, professional goals, and the needs of the current team. Assistant Directors will have the opportunity to develop skills and take on program areas beyond their current background if they so choose.
Priority Review of applicants will begin on May 30, applications will continue to be accepted after that date. Please feel free to reach out to Search Chair, Laura Whiteley at email@example.com with any questions.
Reporting to the Director of Pacific Recreation, the Assistant Director, Pacific Recreation & Wellness is responsible for providing leadership, independent judgement, management decisions and direction in two of the following designated program areas: Competitive Sports Program (Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs), Pacific Recreation Facilities, Fitness Programs (Tiger X Group Fitness and Tiger Training), Baun Fitness Center Operations, Marketing, Campus Wellness, and Tiger Escapes Program.
Makes independent decisions and provides direct supervision and direction to others in the development and management of the assigned areas of Pacific Recreation: Competitive Sports Program, Fitness Programs, Member Services, Tiger Escapes Program and Baun Fitness Center Operations.
Makes management decisions and responsible for direct supervision, hiring, training, coaching and evaluation of student employees, temp casual employees and volunteers for the assigned program areas.
Provides direct supervision and makes decisions in the direction of the day-to-day operations of assigned program areas including but not limited, program operations, program planning, leadership training, fiscal management of program areas and tracking all documents and records associated with the program.
In coordination with Campus Life Leadership ensures the development, coordination, organization and implementation of a student staff development program that includes: workshops, trainings, seminars, new hire orientations, professional skills trainings, student committee oversight and employee recognition programs.
Identifies policy and procedure changes for assigned program areas, suggests and implements suggested changes to the program with supervisor approval.
Through regular visitations, monitors, evaluates and makes recommendations for enhancement of all assigned departmental programs and staff during normal operating hours (evenings and weekends).
Assists with managing multiple budgets, recommending decisions, interpreting and ensuring policies and procedures are followed regarding revenues, expenses and reimbursements.
Works with the area’s Business Manager to ensure all University policies are followed and ensure timely processing of all fiscal documents.
Develops action plans and marketing strategies to engage students, faculty and staff in assigned department areas of responsibility, attract new members and retain existing program participants.
Acts as advisory specialist for the risk management associated with all programs and events. Consults as needed with the Director and Executive Director and recommends appropriate policy changes to provide a safe environment for all.
Coordinates all conduct and reinstatement meetings for the assigned program areas, including exercising independent judgement determining outcome of all meetings determining participant eligibility and sanctions.
Creates and manages a comprehensive calendar of all for program areas and facilities and communicates regularly with Campus Life and Student Life Staff to provide timely updates on calendar updates.
Liaises regularly with Campus Life team to streamline facility reservations in concert with external bookings with Director.
Provides direction to the student interview team that conducts all first interviews for recreation program and facility positions.
Responsible for the Emergency Action Plan associated with all Pacific Recreation programs and facilities. Coordinates and instructs CPR/First Aid/AED classes to Pacific Recreation staff members and the University community.
Prepares participation reports at the conclusion of each activity for use in a year-end report.
Represents Pacific Recreation while working with all Student Life and Campus partners of Pacific Recreation to create a dynamic and fully collaborative Recreation program on campus including making independent decisions and recommendations on behalf of Pacific Recreation.
Oversees the ongoing evaluation of all related programs, including completing participant evaluations and/or assessments, focus groups, informal discussion and written program surveys. Recommends and implements future modifications based on evaluation feedback.
Participates in Division of Student Life events as requested and actively collaborates with departments to enact pillars of move, play, explore to create a holistically well campus.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Pacific Recreation
Bachelor’s Degree in social science, public health, higher education, sports administration, recreation, exercise science or related field.
Two (2) years of progressive experience in Collegiate Recreation including but not limited to, competitive sports, facilities, fitness programing, membership services and/or adventure programming.
One (1) year of proven ability to lead and supervise student staff, supervision or leadership of collegiate recreation programs, services and/or facilities.
One (1) year of demonstrated progressive responsible risk management experience within campus recreation or equivalent experience in another recreational setting.
Valid Drivers License and ability to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business.
Standard CPR/First Aid Instructor Certification (or to be obtained within three (3) months of employment).
Master’s Degree in social science, public health, higher education, sports administration, recreation, exercise science or related field.
Experience with Innosoft Fusion membership management software and Connect2Concepts Facilities Management software.
Any one or combination of the following program area experience:
A nationally recognized group fitness instructor certification or personal training certification (ACE, AFAA, ACSM, NASM, NSCA).
Experience with developing comprehensive Intramural Sports and Esports programs including league scheduling, and training and developing sports officials.
Experience working with Sport Club Officers and Program Council/Executive Board.
Programming experience related to wellness and/or health promotion in higher education or similar communities
Experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating strategic marketing plans, social media marketing, and content creation.
Involvement in professional societies and organizations.
Knowledge of personnel management and budgeting.
Ability to direct management goals, to facilitate change and create innovative programs.
Interpersonal skills that facilitate collaborative and cooperative environments.
Consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making abilities.
Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.
University of the Pacific (UOP) is California's first University, chartered in 1851. It is a private University with its main undergraduate campus in Stockton, and graduate campuses in San Francisco and Sacramento. The beautiful Stockton campus has been a popular filming destination due to its beautiful landscapping and archetcture, giving the University a New England campus feel with the benefits of California weather. Stockton is located in the heart of the Central Valley and is a close distance to all of the world class sights, destinations, and activities that the Northern California region has to offer. University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.