Associate Director of Programs (Administrator I) - Campus Recreation (504786)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Sep 16, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Parks and Recreation

Job Description


Working Title

Associate Director of Programs

Administrator Level

This position is an Administrator I in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Director of Campus Recreation.

SF State University

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This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Campus Recreation

Time Base

Full-Time (1.0)

Anticipated Hiring Range

$6,100 per month ($73,200 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Campus Recreation, the Associate Director of Programs for Campus Recreation serves as the lead programs manager for activities in the Mashouf Wellness Center (MWC), which is a 118,000 square-foot state of the art facility that opened in 2017, leading to the enhancement of campus life and student engagement. The Associate Director supports Campus Recreation programming at other various areas of campus, including the Gymnasium and outdoor field spaces. As a management position, the Associate Director is part of the Campus Recreation administrative leadership team, supervising the professional and student staff working with programming for areas including fitness, wellness, outdoor recreation, leadership development, safety programs, aquatics, intramural sports, sport clubs, youth camps, adaptive recreation, and non-traditional programming. The Associate Director supports the mission of SF State, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management cabinet area, and Campus Recreation/MWC.

The Campus Recreation Department strives to meet the dynamic needs and interests of students by providing programs and services that promote positive physical and mental health, encourage lifetime interest in active, healthy lifestyles and provide student leadership opportunities that complement the academic experience. We promote an environment that values, embraces, and enriches individual differences by providing students, faculty, and staff with programs that reflect the diversity of SF State.

The MWC is a student-driven wellness center guiding development through transformative activities, creating a sense of belonging within our community, and being a key partner in integrating health and wellness across the University. The MWC is an exciting, state-of-the-art, 118,700 square-foot facility that supports general well-being by providing recreation and wellness programs and activities for the SF State campus. The design intentionally reflects a multi-functionality of space to support "a little something for everyone," providing recreation, wellness, and event space to support activities and programs appealing to our diverse student body. The MWC is on track to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum designation.

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management supports educational equity by facilitating innovative programs, services and strategies designed to positively impact all students' success and progression toward personal and academic goals.

Position Information

Structuring Work
  • Assign work, lead, manage, supervise, and mentor 5 Campus Recreation Coordinator professional staff (overseeing areas of Aquatics & Safety Programs; Fitness & Wellness; Outdoor Rec & Leadership; Accessible Rec & Inclusivity Programs; and Intramurals, Sport Clubs & Camps) in the effective and efficient performance of work assignments;
  • Lead, manage, supervise, and mentor student and part-time staff (direct and indirect reports) within an organizational model with a strong commitment to student leadership and student development; and
  • Lead, manage and supervise staff in the identification, development and execution of strategic initiatives in support of department, cabinet area and University strategic plans, goals, and objectives.

Managing Talent
  • Conduct staff recruitment searches and performance evaluations as appropriate; and
  • Support staff development and growth towards career goals and accomplishments.

Inspiring Performance
  • Foster and promote the Principles of C onduct for a Multi-Cultural University and User Friendly Principles of SF State;
  • Strive for excellence within an inclusive and equitable work environment; and
  • Incorporate the strategic values adopted by the San Francisco State University Strategic Plan and the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) into the delivery of operations and services.

Building Teams
  • Actively develop a strong professional and student staff team that promotes intra-program collaboration within the MWC;
  • Work in developing the Campus Recreation programming areas into a strong, cohesive team; and
  • Actively lead and/or participate in staff meetings, staff trainings, regional and national organizations, University-wide committees and work teams, and other departmental meetings as appropriate.

Using & Sharing Information
  • Promote understanding and ensure compliance with Federal, State, California State University (CSU), campus and cabinet area policies, and regulatory and statutory requirements;
  • Actively advise and educate University employees, MWC participants and stakeholders about compliance requirements, trends and industry best practices; and
  • Collect and utilize data and provide written and oral reports to participants and stakeholders to actively update and provide basis for informed decision-making.

Facilitating Change
  • Partner with, and lead the MWC staff in identification, planning, development, execution, and review of strategic initiatives;
  • Practice resilience and strong change management to help with adaptation within a newly established and constantly changing environment; and
  • Work collaboratively on gaining student input and involvement in a variety of settings, including through the MWC Advisory Board and Committees.

Administrative Leadership
  • Work closely with administrative support to provide proper administrative oversight of appropriate revenues, expenditures, payroll, budget, and accounting functions;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and operational systems for safely and successfully delivering Campus Recreation programming;
  • Oversee the development and delivery of Campus Recreation programs for the campus community; implement systematic assessment, reporting, and appropriate changes to enhance the student and membership experience, and stay up to date with current trends;
  • Ensure Campus Recreation programs are designed to align with student learning outcomes, strategic planning, and overall departmental and University goals;
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with on and off-campus entities including, but not limited to the following: Associated Students; Department of Kinesiology; Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism; Health Promotion & Wellness; Division of Student Life (Residential Life, Student Activities & Events, New Student Programs, etc.); Student Health Center; University Communications; and other units across campus as appropriate;
  • Develop work in support of healthy people and communities, and efforts towards student success, retention, and graduation; and
  • Execute departmental authority on behalf of the Director when the Director is absent.

Professional Behavior
  • Demonstrates behaviors that are in line with the User-Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University (P30D).
  • Demonstrates safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.

Other Duties as Assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in recreation, sports administration, educational leadership or related field;
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of related professional experience with progressively increasing responsibilities over time;
  • Working knowledge of NIRSA's Strategic Values and Core Competencies and application within the collegiate recreation setting;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of recreation and wellness programming and risk management in a college setting;
  • Demonstrated record of successfully planning, leading, implementing, supervising, and evaluating programs, projects, or initiatives in accordance with applicable guidelines, regulations, and policies;
  • Proven ability to work effectively and respectfully in a culturally diverse and ethnically rich environment;
  • Proven ability in the effective supervision, management, and evaluation of personnel, including the ability to inspire, influence and lead others towards achieving and maintaining high rates of participant and employee satisfaction; and
  • Ability to: succeed in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment; work variable nights, weekends and/or holidays, on-campus or off-site, indoors and outdoors, depending upon work conditions and demands, including an occasional overnight stay; use computers and other communication tools for extended periods of time; and competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and campus community.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate the role student life plays in recruitment, student success, retention, and graduation, and a commitment to college student development and student leadership;
  • Knowledge of the LEED rating system and demonstrated commitment to sustainable business operations;
  • Prior experience managing collegiate recreation and wellness programming;
  • Direct personnel management experience (hiring, training, and evaluating) of full-time/career staff; and
  • Certification in American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED or equivalent.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Additional Information


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Closing Date/Time: September 14, 2022

Job Address

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