Full-time position under the Management Peronnel Plan (MPP) available on or after February 15, 2021 in the Student Affairs division.
The Director of Campus Recreation, Student Recreation Complex is responsible for Aquatics program, Intramural Sports program, Fitness program, Outdoor Adventure program, and the Informal Recreation program at the Turlock campus and is responsible for the coordination of the following areas: Student Fitness Center, Aquatics Facility, Al Brenda Track, Throwing Complex, Warrior Stadium, Soccer Practice Field, and the Intramural Recreation Field along with the Stockton Campus: Recreation Center of the Campus Recreation, Student Recreation Complex department. The Director is responsible for a full range of work activities including budget, facilities management, personnel management, policy development and planning, implementing and evaluating high-quality recreation programs to university community. The Director collaborates with other university administrators, students, faculty, staff, and the community to deliver related services. The Director works closely with ASI, USU, Athletics, Housing and other departments to ensure appropriate operational uses of the facilities and keeping with the SRC guidelines. The Director sits as the chair and ex-officio member on the Student Recreation Oversight Committee. The Director will also oversee daily operations and staffing of the aquatics facility for recreation program and ensures successful activities and events, schedules all pool activities and assist event services for third party rentals to ensure optimal pool usage and in keeping with community needs, also maintains comprehensive risk management procedures for the Aquatic Program. The position leadership and management of unit encompassing: strategic and financial planning, policy and procedure, personnel practices, assessment, internal and external collaborations and student relations.
The Director of Campus Recreation, Student Recreation Complex is charged with ensuring the mission, vision and values of the department align to divisional and institutional priorities, support student success and facilitate the development and personal growth of the student population. To accomplish this the incumbent leads the unit in the development and maintenance of relationships with a broad spectrum of collaborators including campus partners, the area community and families when appropriate.
Education: Bachelors degree required. Master's degree from a college or university preferred.
Experience: Three to five years of progressive experience of directly related experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs. Supervisory experience in the recruitment, evaluation, and training of career and student employees, the operation and programming of recreational sports facilities, including aquatics, informal recreation, intramurals, marketing, outdoor adventure programs, sales and customer service of a recreational sports department and facility.
Bachelor's degree (master's, preferred) in Recreation Management, Sport Management, Physical Education, Kinesiology or a related degree.
Certified High School Sports Official in one or more of the following sports: football, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, or baseball.
Two or more years of professional work experience in a university recreational sports setting; two years as a graduate assistant may be substituted for one year of professional work experience.
Previous experience in one or more areas of responsibility.
Knowledge of national trends and practices in intramural sports programming including but not limited to Facility Operations, Aquatics, Intramurals, Marketing, Collegiate Recreation Programs, and Outdoor Programs.
Experience in the development and implementation of a variety of recreation programs.
Knowledge and experience in administering intramural activities and associated risk management activities that meet current industry standards.
Familiarity with multiple recreation programs and the ability to maintain a broad range of recreation equipment.
Experience in personnel management, staff development, conflict resolution and officials training.
Knowledge of rules and regulations of athletic games such as softball, basketball, volleyball, flag football, and soccer. Demonstrated Technology skills (i.e. recreation software, survey tools, etc.)
Demonstrated competency on changes in trends in recreational sports through research, self-directed professional reading and professional development courses and developing professional contacts with colleagues.
Presented ability and leadership in developing and evaluating recreation policies and procedures.
Excellent organizational planning and project development skills.
Superior communication skills to effectively and professionally communicate using tact and diplomacy.
Demonstrated considerable judgment and discretion in the delivery of intramural programs to participants reflective of representing the university as a professional and thoughtful institution.
Ability to collaborate, form partnerships, and work effectively as a member of a goal-oriented team.
Demonstrated knowledge in business, recreational and fitness activities.
Ability to work with students, be flexible and willing to go the extra mile to get the job done with a pleasant attitude.
Excellent interpersonal communications skills and human relations skills, a high degree of personal and professional integrity and respect for privacy and confidentiality, a commitment to students' educational success, resource management skills, a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity and knowledge of legal issues and best practices in higher education are all very important to this position.
Performing officials training and other staff training.
Innovative, creative and energetic work style.
Knowledge of student development theory, university trends and relevant best practices.
Demonstrated ability to source necessary and relevant information in order to conduct accurate and factual research.
Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail; ability to write memos and letters, and prepare reports.
Experience working in a unionized environment.
Experience serving on committees or work groups.
Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule.
Experience and oversight of multiple programs in a university recreation department.
Active membership with the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.
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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled