Associate Director-Campus Recreation

Colorado Springs, CO
May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Associate Director of Campus Recreation will support the Director of Campus Recreation in the overall management and operation of University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus Recreation programs and facilities. Under minimal supervision, is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of departmental and program area specific assessment initiatives and professional and student staff development and training. The successful candidate will promote and cultivate an environment that values inclusiveness and diversity, engage in evidence-based decision-making, and promote student development and learning. The incumbent provides senior leadership for the department as a member of the senior leadership staff and serves as the primary expert in the area of recreation programming. Typical work day is 7 AM to 4 PM with some evening and weekend hours required.

Examples of Work Performed

Area Management:
  • Develop and implement the departmental research and assessment agenda to include development of student outcomes in alignment with CAS standards and in collaboration with related University departments
  • Responsible for the effective development, delivery, evaluation, and reporting of recreation programs to include, but not limited to: intramurals, fitness, wellness, aquatics, special events, sport clubs, extramurals, and outdoor recreation
  • Direct and lead the department's intern and practicum experience student program, determining staffing needs and hiring qualified candidates to be assigned to the appropriate Campus Recreation department to contribute to the diverse needs of UCCS and Campus Recreation
  • Direct Campus Recreation diversity and inclusion initiatives demonstrating Campus Recreation's commitment to cultural competency by developing programs, policies and trainings to meet the needs of all students, including those of different racial and religious backgrounds, students with disabilities, student veterans, and international students to ensure there is a place for everyone at Campus Recreation

Administrative Duties:
  • Assist in establishing policies that provide for the effective operation of recreation programs and the overall organization
  • Attend professional development conferences, workshops, seminars and advocate for professional development throughout the department
  • Participate proactively in program, departmental, and University events
  • Serve as Administrator in charge in the Director's absence

Human Relations & Student Development:
  • Coordinating and assisting with human resources management for the department and implementing strategies to recruit qualified student applicants
  • Serve as chairperson for the Campus Recreation student development committee and provide oversight and direction related to the employee training committee

Supervision & Advisement:
  • Provide leadership and oversight in areas including program supervision, staff supervision/evaluation and fiscal management to subordinate staff

Fiscal & Resource Management:
  • Serve on Campus Recreation department leadership team contributing to long-range strategic planning, program planning, and budget development
  • Assist in budget development for staff development and training
  • Indirectly manage a workforce of more than 100+ part-time hourly student staff and an annual student payroll of $460,000 dollars

Salary Range
$54,000-$63,500 annually

For the purposes of FLSA this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in recreation, sport, parks management, public administration, student affairs or an appropriate area of specialization and 5+ years of recreation programming experience in a supervisory (full-time professional staff) and management capacity
  • Broad knowledge of student personnel, student services, and campus recreation
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience in staff development programming
  • Certification or ability to become certified within 6 months in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and AED

Preferred Qualifications
  • Competence in conducting research in higher education, and reporting relevant statistics
  • Experience in a University work environment
  • At least three years of post-masters professional experience
  • Statistical work in the collection, compilation, and analysis of data

Special Instructions to Applicants:• Applications submitted by June 11, 2017 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Job Category: Student Services

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40334 - SSVC Recreation

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 25, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Tim Stoecklein

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00415902


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