Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals
INSTITUTION/DEPARTMENT: The University of Houston is a Division I college with over 47,000 undergraduate and post graduate students enrolled. This campus is considered to be one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. The Department of Campus Recreation has a $53 million facility that contains various activity spaces including gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms, and an indoor climbing wall. The aquatic facilities include a natatorium complete with competition pool, indoor spa and dry sauna; and outdoor leisure pool featuring waterfalls, slide, outdoor spa and sand volleyball. The natatorium is home to the UH varsity Swim and Dive program, as well as partners with several local organizations.
The Assistant Director of Operations is responsible for the day to day operations of recreation facilities including the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Gertner Field, CRWC Field, and tennis courts related to access, risk management, operational hours, housekeeping and maintenance, reservations, personnel, equipment purchases and facility policies. In addition the Assistant Director is responsible for budgetary planning, developing reports, and participating in the long term planning. Evening, weekend, and holiday hours required. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Direct the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, evaluation, and scheduling of a fulltime coordinator, a Graduate Assistant, and student staff; Responsible for the professional development and training of fulltime, graduate and student operations staff; Provide feedback, instruction, and guidance to support professional growth of staff and to ensure departmental initiatives are accomplished
Provide leadership and management for all facilities and operations to include facility inspections, cleanliness, maintenance, and documentation; Contribute to the development of routine and preventative maintenance plans, procedures and assist with management of there execution, repair and replacement of fitness and other equipment, as well as the coordination of work
Contribute to the planning and execution of minor planned projects; Assist with capital renovation and construction projects, and serves as project manager as needed and works with Facilities Planning and contractors as needed
Assess, evaluate and mitigate risk for all facilities to ensure compliance with university, local and state standards, as well as follow industry standards; Contributes to departmental risk and safety plans in collaboration with the departmental Safety Committee; Create, interpret, and apply policies and procedures
Directly responsible for facility reservations including communications with rental groups, develop contract packets, formal user agreements and facility scheduling for departmental programs, student organizations, University Departments and external groups. Ensure compliance with UH and departmental guidelines and procedures for all internal/external groups; Provide oversight for event coordination, logistics, and event management as needed
Responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships with both internal and external partners within the Division, academic units, and external groups; Contributes to the development and execution of partner agreements and the scheduling and execution of events
Develops, administers and analyzes operations budget, financial records and payroll processes; Maintains accurate records and creates various administrative reports including semester reports, assessment reports, and others; Direct long range strategic planning and assessment for operations
Other duties as assigned
Education: A Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Health Education, Physical Education, Sports Management, Recreation or related field. Master's degree is preferred.
Experience: Minimum requirements are at least three years of experience working in a leadership or supervisory capacity with an emphasis on staff development, fiscal management, program implementation, and facility operations/management. The ideal applicant will have a minimum of 5- years of progressive experience. Applicants should demonstrate ability to lead and manage a Coordinator, Graduate Assistant, and student employees. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated leadership ability are also desirable. Team oriented ideals, willingness to work hard, and a desire to learn is important in this position.
Skills or Certifications: Must have Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid certifications; and must obtain CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor certification within first year of employment.
Salary:Commensurate with experience
APPLICATIONS: Applications will be taken until the position is filled, however review will begin on October 17, 2022. Applicants must apply online at the University of Houston, Human Resources page at http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/uh-careers/. Please submit cover letter, resume and list of 3 references with online application. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
This position is security sensitive and requires a criminal history investigation of the final candidate.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is a culturally diverse public urban institution seeking to become one of the nation’s top research universities. The University is located on 567 beautifully landscaped acres near downtown Houston. The University has over 46,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The student population has more than 60% minority students (African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American) and 9.4% are international students representing more than 100 countries. UH is considered to have one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. UH is located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city and the energy capital of the world.