Associate Director - Campus Recreation

Job description

Position Title:

Associate Director - Campus Recreation

Posting Number:


Classification Title:

Assoc Dir-Campus Recreation

Working Title:

Associate Director - Campus Recreation

Classification Code:


RCW Exemption Criteria:

17 - Managerial

EWU Position Number:


CUPA Code:

No Match


Exempt - Administrative

Bargaining Unit :


% Full Time:


Salary / Wage Range:

AE - 107

Salary Information:

The salary range for this position is $48,781 (minimum) up to $59,000. Where the hired candidate will begin within this range is dependent on education, experience and skills.

Term of Appointment:






Background Check:

Yes - Both

Responsible HR User:

Saundra Godin

Responsible HR User Email address:

[email protected]

Job Summary:

Please Note: This position is only open to current, benefit eligible employees of Eastern Washington University.

We are currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for the following position:

The Associate Director of Campus Recreation (ADCR) reports to the Director of Student Engagement and Recreation, serves a leadership role for all Campus Recreation programs, and assumes primary responsibility for planning, operation, and evaluation of EPIC Adventures, EWU’s comprehensive outdoor adventure and student leadership program. As a leader within Student Affairs and the university, the ADCR models EWU’s values and mission.

Administrative: Under the guidance of the DSER, the ADCR plays a leading role in defining Campus Rec goals and objectives to facilitate EWU student engagement, retention, and success. The ADCR manages the development, execution, and evaluation of programs, manages day-to-day program budgets, and designs/implements comprehensive risk management plans. The ADCR drives internal and external communications/brand-management and oversees the equipment purchases and life-cycle management. The ADCR performs supervision, evaluation, and offers timely feedback to all program staff within Campus Recreation.

  • EPIC Adventures is a $500,000 program, which includes the management of approximately 100 outdoor and adventure trips, classes, and programs per year, as well as equipment rentals. The program serves approximately 600 students, staff, and faculty annually.
  • The Club Sports Federation is a $160,000 program, which includes the management of approximately 30+ sport clubs who train and compete at the recreational, instructional, and intercollegiate level. The program focuses on building community and developing leaders through competitive sport. The program serves over 500 students, staff, and faculty annually.
  • The Intramural Sports program is a $140,000 program, which includes the management of approximately 15-20 seasonal sports leagues, and 6-10 special events throughout the academic year. The program focuses on providing extracurricular engagement through quality sports programs. The program serves over 1500 students, staff, and faculty annually.

Field: The ADCR is primarily an administrative position, but it requires time in the field to train staff and to directly oversee activities with potential for significant objective hazard. The amount of required field time will vary based on program needs. All field tasks will involve evaluating staff performance while providing timely feedback. A high level of physical fitness is required.

Eastern Washington University offers a highly competitive compensation package, including market-based salary and excellent benefits.

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

Please Note: This is an internal recruitment open to current benefit eligible Eastern Washington University employees.

About Eastern Washington University:

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement:

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

Conditions of Employment:

This position, during the course of university employment, will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value. The position may involve unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults and children under the age of 16. Successful applicants will be required to pass a background check prior to beginning employment and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to federal immigration laws.

Physical Demands :

Optional: Contact Saundra Godin in Human Resource Services at [email protected] to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.

Pre-Placement Physical :


Hearing Test :


Medical Monitoring Post Hire :


Protective Equipment :

Protective eyewear, helmet, gloves, and footwear; lifepreserver vest; inclement weather gear; climbing/repeling harness and gear; First Aid/CPR kit; and UV protection

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor ’s degree in recreation management, outdoor education, or closely related field
  • 4 years of professional administrative experience in outdoor recreation, collegiate recreation, or related field
  • Extensive, documented field experience in a leadership capacity
  • Current W-EMT or Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Advanced skills (train-the-trainer level) in at least two of the following activities: backpacking/expedition, rock climbing/mountaineering, whitewater rafting/kayaking, backcountry skiing/ski mountaineering
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in recreation management, outdoor recreation, or closely related field
  • Additional advanced skills (train-the-trainer level) three or more of the following outdoor activities: backpacking/expedition, rock climbing/mountaineering, whitewater rafting/kayaking, backcountry skiing/ski mountaineering
  • Experience training sports officials, managing traditional adult sports leagues, and hosting sports/recreation tournaments
  • Experience with recreation/league management software (IM Leagues, Fusion, etc)
  • Experience with developing formal program assessment, student learning outcomes, and quarterly/annual program reports
  • Experience managing outdoor equipment inventory for program and rental uses
  • Bilingual; ability to speak English and Spanish
  • Experience developing adaptive and inclusive sports and recreation programs
  • Instructor-trainer/course-provider status with national certification granting organizations (e.g. SPI provider with AMGA, whitewater course provider with ACA, WFR instructor, etc.)

Work Schedule Type:


Work Schedule:

Varies, depending on activity schedule and staffing needs

Posting Date:


Open Until Further Notice:


Closing Date:


Screening to Begin:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.
Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.
1. Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required qualifications [and preferred qualifications, if applicable]. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter.
2. Attach a chronological resume including work history and major duties, education, and any specialized training or skills related to the position. Please list at least 3 professional references including: names, titles, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and connection to you (these can be identical to the references listed on the application).
3. Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions, if applicable.
4. Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. You will be asked to attach a diversity response as part of the online application process: Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
5. Other Document #1: Detailed overview of outdoor experience.

Application Types Accepted:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

Program Administration:

  • Assist DSER to define and steer Campus Rec goals and program direction
  • Promote Campus Rec identity and communication strategy
  • Implement long-term program improvements
  • Play leadership role in the Campus Recreation strategic planning process
  • Respond to questions, concerns, and requests from students, faculty, staff, and the community

Essential Function Indicator:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

Staff leadership and supervision:

  • Supervise day-to-day tasks of full-time and part-time staff, including Club Sports Federation and I.M. Sports programs
  • Ensure Campus Rec staff comply with EWU policies
  • Assess staff performance and provide timely feedback

Essential Function Indicator:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

Risk management:

  • Continually refine and manage risk presented by EPIC programs
  • Research best practices*
  • Develop training curricula, systems, forms, etc. to aid in risk management
  • Facilitate the periodic review of risk management practices by an external reviewer

Essential Function Indicator:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

Direct instruction and supervision (field-based activities):

  • Teach technical skills courses
  • Facilitate leadership training
  • Supervise activities involving roped climbing, whitewater, and/or avalanche terrain
  • Assess student performance, provide timely feedback, facilitate formal evaluations

Essential Function Indicator:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

Budget and purchasing:

  • Project budget needs and submit budget proposals
  • Track expenditures and revenue generation
  • Oversee rental center, inventory, purchasing and equipment life-cycle tracking and maintenance/repair

Essential Function Indicator:


% of Time:


Responsibility / Duty:

Other administrative tasks:

  • Attend meetings
  • Manage requisite paperwork
  • Perform duties of Director of Campus Recreation in his/her absence

Essential Function Indicator:





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Job No:
Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 4/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time