The Director of University Recreation is responsible for the overall administration, assessment, scope and direction of University Recreation and Recreation Center that includes programming, services, and facilities operations. The position manages viability of substantial budget for the center and supervises professional, support and student staff.
Administration: - Recommend development of new recreation programs, services, and facilities to benefit student needs, wants, and co-curricular learning; directs the development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of all programs and services - Oversee Intramural Sports, Outdoor Pursuits & Rentals, Climbing Wall activities, Challenge Course, Sports Medicine, Collegiate Sport Clubs, Fitness & Instructional Exercise, Summer Camps, and Open Recreation programming - Participate as an engaged member of the Campus Life Management Team - Manage the administrative details of facility operations and coordinates the planning and initiation of facility improvements - Provide management, leadership, and insight to ensure quality maintenance and custodial support for both primary and shared recreation facilities - Develop and administer sound risk management practices for all operating units - Direct the development and review of policies and procedures to ensure consistency throughout University Recreation, as well as participate in university policy making bodies - Develop and implement a strategic plan outlining short-term and long-term goals, objectives, and action plans - Identify and initiate the process to assess and analyze programs and functions in order to ensure consistency with stated goals and objectives associated with the mission and strategic plan
Fiscal Management: - Develop, implement, and administer sound fiscal policy for all operating units - Management of substantial budget and overall financial authority of University Recreation and the Recreation Center - Develop and maintain sources of revenue relating to facility and program needs - Develop, propose and justify allocations received from the Services & Activities Fee Committee for Recreation related facilities, programs, and services - Direct the priorities and needs for equipment purchases - Manage, direct and facilitate ongoing assessment of University Recreation programs and services while using feedback to inform the improvement and delivery of services focused on student success
University and Community Public Relations: - Develop formal and informal communication systems to foster and open an effective working relationship with recreation staff and the larger Campus Life Department - Collaborate with both on and off-campus entities to advance the programs and images of University Recreation, Campus Life, Student Life, and Central Washington University - Oversee the development of marketing initiatives and strategies for increasing Recreation Center and program usage - Serve as an advocate for recreational needs and programs within Student Life, as well as mirroring Student Life's stated student learning objectives - Serve as a resource to the Recreation Advisory Boards in matters related to University Recreation facilities, programs, and services - Serve on University Committees
Supervisor Duties - Oversee the hiring, training, supervision, and performance evaluation, take correction action, assign and schedule work, and act upon leave requests of professional and student staff in Recreation Center operations and administration including, but not limited to, Intramural Sports, Outdoor Pursuits & Rentals, Climbing Wall activities, Challenge Course, Collegiate Sport Clubs, Fitness & Instructional Exercise, Summer Camps, and Open Recreation programming - Direct supervision, support, and mentorship of University Recreation Assistant Directors & appropriate administrative staff. Indirect supervision, support, and mentorship of University Recreation student and professional staff - Ensure a quality working environment for all employees and a co-curricular experience for student employees seeking to enter the field of Recreation Management - Take correction action, train, assign and schedule work, and act upon leave requests. - Actively engages in recruitment and hiring new employees. - Clearly defines performance expectations, ensure accountability, and provides ongoing informal feedback, coaching, and mentoring. Conducts formal performance evaluations. - Ensures employees have necessary resources. - Oversees and directs the work of staff; serves as mentor, coach and leader, and resolves complaints or issues. - Promotes professional development opportunities. - Develops and fosters supportive working relationships, motivation and engagement. - Communicates information to staff on an ongoing basis to influence staff engagement and to be a part of a larger community. - Takes corrective action in a timely manner. - Recognizes and rewards employees for good performance. - Schedules employee work hours/shifts; monitor hours worked; approve payable time and absence requests. - Adjusts leadership style as needed to achieve results. - Recognizes value of and promotes diverse workforce. Values and encourages diverse perspectives, creativity and teamwork.
- Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Physical Education, Student Personnel Administration, or related field and significant experience with progressively increasing responsibility in the management of recreation programs and facilities
Demonstrated experience in preparation of budgets and the financial management of multiple entities
Demonstrated experience in the total development (design, staffing, budgeting, and marketing), implementation, and evaluation of an integrated and comprehensive recreational and fitness programs and services to a diverse community
Strong commitment to customer service
Experience in the development of short and long-range plans for financial and programmatic improvements
Risk management knowledge and experience as related to Recreational Sports, Outdoor Pursuits, Camps, and the service industry.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
OR applicable combination of education and/or experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position
Master's Degree in Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Physical Education, Student Services Administration, or related field
Strong commitment to individual student development and experience working with student advisory boards
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity
Additional professional certifications and development within the recreation field
Experience using Class software active network
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, perform extensive data entry and other computer-related tasks and create/maintain filing systems for departmental records. Some evening or weekend work and/or occasional travel may be required.
Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: December 11, 2017
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 ...undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.