Director, Recreational Services, Job Code 750IHE

Wayne, New Jersey
Aug 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Development, the Director of Recreational Services is responsible for the development and administration of recreational programs designed to promote health and wellness, social interaction, constructive use of leisure time and lifelong learning for the William Paterson University community.  Working on behalf of the entire university community, Recreational Services provides opportunities that meet the evolving trends in health and wellness.  The Director serves in a leadership role that supports University efforts to enhance student experience by providing exceptional venues and programming.

Principal responsibilities include but are not limited to: Manages the Recreation Center, Fitness, pool and outdoor intramural fields for a diverse array of activities including club sports and external event management and programs.  S/he oversees the daily operation of the Recreation and Fitness Centers; coordinates all aspects of event management, including contract negotiation, event planning and operations as well as plan, manage and evaluate the annual budget associated with the operation.  Spearheads collaborative partnerships with other campus colleagues/departments that focus on health & wellness themes and research opportunities.

Master’s Degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Kinesiology / Exercise Science or appropriate related field is required.  Five years of experience in the planning and implementation of recreational programs and services in a higher education setting, including experience managing a recreational complex is also required (four of the five years experience must include supervising full time professional staff).  The selected candidate must possess experience coordinating all aspects of event management; demonstrated experience in program development and facility management and ability to work effectively with diverse constituents.  Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Apple OS are also required.

Preferred qualifications include CPR/AED and First Aid certified, experience overseeing all aspects of club sports programming and NIRSA professional membership.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning.  The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations.  The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Interested candidates must send a letter of application, accompanied by a current resume and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references via email to Ms. Robyn Signoretti at:, or mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470.  Electronic submissions are preferred.  Applicants must reference the Job Code in the letter of application.  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For additional information about the University, please visit

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students.  Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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