Columbus State University (CSU) is seeking an innovative, dynamic, collegial leader as the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness. Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness provides leadership and is responsible for supervision of the 106,000 square foot Student Recreation Center to include program marketing; assessment and evaluation processes; all fitness, wellness, and aquatics instruction and activities; risk management; fiscal management; internal and external membership services and retail sales; maintenance and operations of all campus recreation facilities and equipment; facility scheduling and rentals, and other related duties as assigned. The Director also supervises the Recreation and Intramural Sports Program, Club Sports, and Outdoor Adventure Program.
Student Affairs practices a collaborative approach to programs and services which actively engage students in learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. The Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness will be expected to coordinate and successfully implement a variety of programs and activities with campus departments and community partners.
• Continually evaluate facilities and programs to ensure that Campus Recreation is supporting the goals of the University.
• Develop and implement short and long-range goals, initiatives, and programs for the purpose of increasing facility utilization rates of students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Student Recreation Center.
• Ensure all functions and operations of the Student Recreation Center and Campus Recreation Programs are in compliance with appropriate policies and procedures, meeting recommended industry standards and federal, state, and local legal mandates.
• Manage all budgets and the collection of fees and monies associated with the Student Recreation Center and Campus Recreation Programs.
• Develop and implement dynamic marketing plans and strategies to promote the Student Recreation Center by supporting membership goals, retail sales, and programming.
• Develop initiatives and foster partnerships which create opportunities for the Student Recreation Center to launch local, regional, and national events.
• Provide data-supported assessment reports and program evaluations.
• Develop co-sponsored and/or complementary programs for fitness and wellness with other departments to include, but not limited to: Residence Life, Student Life, Student Health Center, Counseling Center, Athletics, and Greek Life.
• Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts, and attending professional development courses and training.
• Serve on institutional committees and other duties as assigned.
Desired Qualities and Attributes
Master’s degree in Recreational Administration, Sports Management or related field. Demonstrated leadership experience with a minimum of five years professional experience in Student Affairs or related field.
• Ability to create an environment of civility where persons feel welcome and included, and where employees demonstrate polite, cooperative and respectful behaviors.
• At the time of application, candidates should hold appropriate memberships and certifications to include, but not limited to NIRSA, Certified Pool Operator (CPO), and the American Red Cross.
• Requires exceptional organizational, management, leadership communication and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and to develop and implement assessment and strategic planning methods.
• Demonstrated abilities with Microsoft products; particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Demonstrate a proven ability to develop productive relationships with internal and external clients of a diverse community, area employers, non-profit and professional organizations.
• Hold a valid, current driver’s license and complete the required competencies needed to operate University vehicles.
• Position requires some travel.
• Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends)
• Ability to solicit external partnerships.
• Ability to write and manage grant processes.
Earned doctorate from an accredited institution and experience in retail operations and membership sales is a plus.
The salary is commensurate with experience and record of achievement.
Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).
The Director of Recreation and Wellness Search Committee invites qualified applicants to submit a cover letter/letter of application, complete resume, one-page statement of administrative philosophy as its relates to this position, and contact information for 3 professional references. Optional documents to submit are copies of applicable certifications and memberships. Official transcripts are required prior to campus interviews. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. Applications submitted prior to March 1, 2014 will receive fullest consideration.
A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.
All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site. To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit https://columbusstate.peopleadmin.com/.
Roger Shultz, Chair, Search Committee for the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907- 5645 or e-mail to email@example.com.