Director, Campus Recreation and Student Recreation Center

Location
97520
Posted
Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Director, Campus Recreation and Student Recreation Center
Southern Oregon University


Posting Number: A00288

Transcripts:
Administrator candidates hired for a position that requires a post-secondary degree shall provide copies of transcripts prior to start of employment to Human Resources.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents:
(1) letter providing some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position;
(2) current resume/CV;
(3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references.
(4) as “other document” a professional statement of diversity. This statement should include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your education/professional experience, background/philosophy has prepared you for the role you are applying for at SOU. (Maximum 250 words)

If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to:
Southern Oregon University Human Resource Services Churchill Hall, Room 159, 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard Ashland, OR. 97520

For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Special Conditions
  • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
  • Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
  • This position classification has been defined as “exempt” and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

    FTE: 1.0

    Department: Student Life

    Job Location: Ashland (15 A)

    Salary/Rate: $58,000 (commensurate with experience)

    Benefits Eligible: Yes

    Administrative Appointment Type: Renewable

    Position Type: Regular

    Position Summary:
    Southern Oregon University (SOU) is in the process of building a Student Recreation Center (SRC) that is projected to be an approximate 46,000 square foot building with dedicated space for a 50-foot indoor rock climbing wall, two-court gymnasium, one multipurpose room; strength training and cardio fitness areas, two group fitness studios, indoor elevated track, outdoor equipment rentals and guided trips, service and equipment areas, intramural sports and club sports, student and staff office space with meeting and training area(s). The building is currently scheduled to open in January of 2018.

    SOU seeks a director who will contribute to the execution of planned projects, as well as capital construction of the facility prior to opening. The director works closely and collaboratively with SOU's Facilities Management and Planning department to remain in consultation with construction contractors and architects throughout all phases of the project. The director will attend construction meetings, furniture and equipment vendor meetings, and work closely to ensure the university procurement process is followed. This position will be instrumental in working collaboratively with the student advisory committee, the coordinators for both the Outdoor Program and Recreation Sports, to establish facility policies and procedures; budget reconciliation for a $20M project, and a staffing plan required for management of a new recreation center facility.

    The director position is a valued member of the Division of Student Life and reports to the Director for Student Life. This position supervises 50-75 student employees and up to five professional staff.

    The director provides vision and direction for a comprehensive recreation program including facility operations, group exercise, equipment rental, summer programming, and special events. This position supervises two professional staff leading intramurals and league club sports; and outdoor programs and the climbing gym.

    This position oversees all components of the program including facilities management and preventative maintenance, risk management, operating policies and procedures, program development, staff supervision, revenue generation and budget management.

    The director will manage and administer an auxiliary budget that is tied directly to student enrollment. The Student Recreation Center is a student-fee funded facility and is directed in collaboration with student government bylaws; the student advisory committee, and the Director for Student Life. Major budget expenses are tied to personnel, operations, and debt services.

    Diversity Statement:
    Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

    Minimum Classification Qualifications:
    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Recreation, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Higher Education, or a related field.
  • Five years of full time progressive management experience in higher education including experience in facility management and student programming.
  • Five years of full time experience in recreation and/or fitness programming.
  • Demonstrated practice in developing budgets, revenue, policies, and programs, training, supervising full-time employees and working with diverse populations.
  • Proficiency for building professional teams with a demonstrated commitment to developing student and professional staff members.
  • Experience working with small and large groups of students in intramural sports, fitness, wellness, and outdoor programs.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid certification are mandatory (must be obtained immediately upon hire if not current).
  • Knowledge of recreational industry standards for safety and risk management for facility operations.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three years of direct responsibility for a recreation facility at a higher education institution.
  • Work experience during the building or renovation of a recreation facility on a university campus.
  • Experience supervising multiple recreation professionals and student staff.
  • Familiarity of auxiliary budgeting practices.

    This position must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver License.: Yes

    This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check.: Yes

    Supervisory Responsibilities, if applicable:
    Plans Work, Assigns Work, Approves Work, Disciplines/Rewards, Responds to Grievances, Hire/Discipline/Dismiss, Transfer/Promote

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of best practices for university-wide recreation, health promotion, kinesiology, exercise science, and related programming.
  • Practice in developing and management of auxiliary budgets, revenue, policies, and programs.
  • Experience working with small and large groups of students in intramural sports, fitness, wellness, and outdoor programs.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid certification are mandatory (must be obtained immediately upon hire if not current).
  • Knowledge of recreational industry standards for safety and risk management for facility operations.
    Demonstrate sensitivity and a strong commitment to working with a diverse student population and teams.
  • Demonstrate creativity, excellent judgment, professionalism and dedication and practice of sound student development principles.
  • Participate in shared-governance and shared-decision making for the overall administration of a student-fee funded recreation facility and its housed programs.
  • Interpret and communicate policies and procedures to campus and community stakeholders.
  • Possess excellent professional relationship building/networking skills, demonstrate effective communication (oral and written) skills, and possess strong leadership skills.
  • Develop a comprehensive department of programs and services to create a healthy and active campus community that promotes student success, and attracts student enrollment, and increases student retention.
  • The scope of this position requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, seminars, and workshops and will require on-call responsibilities.
  • Perform quarterly and annual assessment.

    Special Conditions
  • Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
  • Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
  • This position classification has been defined as “exempt” and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.

    Physical Demands:
    Normal office expectations including ability to use the computer, telephone, and other office equipment. Ability to visit various campus facilities to attend meetings.

    Posting Date: 03/27/2017

    Application must be received by: (for priority consideration) 04/17/2017

    Anticipated Appointment Begin Date: 06/15/2017

    Contact Name for Applicant Questions: Human Resouces

    Contact Email: hrs@sou.edu


    Apply now at http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/6132

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