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Assistant Director of Student Activities and Recreation

Marian University of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Title:

Assistant Director of Student Activities and Recreation

Job Description:

As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University is seeking an Assistant Director of Student Activities and Recreation. who will promotes Marian University’s Catholic mission and identity by providing a high-quality student recreation and wellness program. The Assistant Director of Student Activities and Recreation is a member of the Office of Student Activities team. This position will plan and coordinate a calendar of programs and activities designed to encourage students to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle as part of the University’s student experience. The position requires the ability to work various times including weekends, and the individual must be especially sensitive to issues involving the safety and security of all participants in offered programs. The Assistant Director serves on various college committees, assist with student activities large campus programming, and collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to accomplish goals. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values, honoring the legacy of the founding congregation, promoting unity in diversity, and integrating the Catholic Franciscan intellectual traditions in courses, programs, and services.
  • Plan, implement, and coordinate a robust schedule of programs and activities that is inclusive for all abilities, including but not limited to group fitness programs, intramural sports leagues and tournaments, and open gym hours.
  • Advise club sport student organizations by assiting members with risk management processes, access to space on campus, funding request/needs, logistics and travel requests required for off campus tournaments. Attending events as need.
  • Supervise student employees, manage budget and provide oversight of equipment and facilities used during programs.
  • Create and maintain a student discount website page that provides resources to students around Indianapolis and nationwide.
  • Create and implement a marketing strategy to promote and increase use of the recreation and wellness programs and events.
  • Coordinate registration and manage documentation, including forms, waivers, reports, registrations, and any equipment checkout.
  • Frequently work evening and weekend hours as a function of the position.
  • Assist with large campus programming within the student activities office.
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies for the intramural sports programs.
  • Resolve sportsmanship and disciplinary issues.
  • Development of new intramural sports programs, with responsibilities that include: creating game rules, identifying equipment needs, organizing leagues and training new staff.
  • Responsible for program evaluation and development of rules, policies and procedures
  • Provide students with multiple wellness programs like fitness classes, mental awareness classes, healthy lifestyle choices, etc.

University Expectations:
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University
  • Adheres to Marian University’s policy and procedures
  • Shows courtesy and respect in interactions with fellow employees, students subordinates, and supervisors
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues
  • Meets department productivity standards
  • Participates in developing department goals, objective, and systems
  • Assists to establish department measurements that align and support the accomplishment of the University’s
  • strategic goals
  • Adheres to the department budget

Required Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with transferable and relevant professional experience.
  • Master’s degree preferred in exercise science, college student personnel, higher education leadership, counseling, or closely related field
  • Currently hold, or be willing to obtain First Aid, CPR and AED training and certification

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references.
Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:

Physical Demands:

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, equipment, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:

Advertising Summary:

Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Midwest rankings, being named the #3 Most Innovative Regional University, #5 Best Value University, and #28 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, 2019 NAIA Volleyball National Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

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