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The University of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. A majority of those students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington. Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
Our Division of Student Affairs, has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Recreation and Wellness . Responsibilities include:
Under the general direction of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, will develop strategic plans, oversee plan implementation, and ensure continued program and service delivery which is inclusive of but not limited to: fitness center & classes, intramural sports & facilities, health promotion & education, outdoor wellness, and budget development & management.
Develop long and short-term strategic goals, which are in alignment and support of the Division of Student Affairs strategic direction.
Supervise and manage staff who develop and manage student leadership positions such as the Outdoor Wellness Leaders (OWLs), the Health Educators Reaching Out (HEROs), the Fitness Supervisors, Sports Officials and Front Desk Staff (desk staff is supervised jointly with ARC Director).
Develop collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and departments to provide additional learning opportunities for students.
Oversee and provide guidance in the preparation of contracts and other related documents as necessary as they relate to the department.
Advise and educate the Recreation and Wellness professional and student staff of applicable Federal, State, University and Student Affairs policies, procedures and rules regarding operations; which is inclusive of expenditures of funds. Educate students on the intent and rational behind regulations.
Develop an increasing pool of students for leadership positions throughout campus and increase co-curricular learning opportunities for all students.
Ensure that the Recreation and Wellness department is prepared for small and large scale emergencies and that all programs, equipment, and activities meet appropriate standards of risk management.
Coordinate and facilitate service delivery and programming for various partners including but not limited to other departments within Student Affairs, academic schools and departments, faculty & staff, and co-located Cascadia College.
Develop and assess policies and procedures. Utilize data to support programmatic decision making.
Keep Dean and Associate Dean of Student Affairs apprised of emerging or ongoing issues in areas of responsibility.
Supervise, recruit, train, and evaluate professional and student staff:
Serves as primary supervisor to an assistant director and provides first or second level supervision to 1-3 program managers.
Recruit, train, and evaluate professional and student staff.
Supervise and manage staff who develop and manage student leadership positions including the HERO's (Health Educators Reaching Out), OWL's (Outdoor Wellness Leaders), sports officials, fitness supervisors, desk staff and other student positions reporting to Recreation and Wellness. Work collaboratively with ARC director for hiring, scheduling, and supervision of front desk staff.
Develop, assess, and revise professional development and learning outcomes for professional and student staff.
Serve as a member of the Activities and Recreation Center Operations Committee, an ex-officio member of the Student Facility Advisory Committee/ARC Advisory Committee, and other groups or committees as necessary to facilitate the long-term planning and daily operations of the ARC.
Serve as a part of Student Affairs Student Leadership Team and assist with the development of strategic plans.
Stay abreast of best practices and network with colleagues via professional associations.
Act as a resource and liaison with other university departments regarding opportunities for partnership and program development. Outreach to UW Seattle recreation, wellness, and intramural programs to coordinate and collaborate as appropriate.
Staff major events and programs, including campus events, for example, convocation, graduation, student housing, move-in day, orientation, etc.
Other duties as assigned:
Serve and participate on university committees as assigned or designated.
Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
| The director is expected to attend major student activities and events held on campus and in the local community. The director has regular and frequent contact with students, as well as, faculty, staff, and administrators. A work schedule that fluctuates due to after-hours activities, meetings, and events is common. Some after-hours work is necessary to respond to emergencies or to conduct research/prepare briefings. The position participates in 24/7 on-call emergency response rotation. |
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
Application Process :
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.