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Director of Campus Recreation (Administrator II) - Campus Recreation

San Francisco State University
San Francisco

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 535346
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Francisco
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title

Director of Campus Recreation

Administrator Level

This position is an MPP Level II in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the MPP IV.

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Campus Recreation

Appointment Type


Time Base

Full-time - 1.0

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$8,500 - $9,166 Per Month ($102,000- $110,000 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students, the Director of Campus Recreation is responsible for recreation and wellness programming, services, and operation of the Mashouf Wellness Center, which is a LEED Platinum certified, 118,000 square-foot state of the art facility that opened in 2017, leading to the enhancement of campus life and student engagement. The Director is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the department and its integration into student life and university goals supporting student access, learning, success, and graduation. The Director leads the Campus Recreation administrative leadership team in supervising a department with programming responsibilities in areas including fitness, wellness, outdoor recreation, leadership development, safety programs, aquatics, intramural sports, sport clubs, youth programs, special events, and inclusive and accessible programming. The Director is also responsible for the leadership and day-to-day operations, which include management of facilities, budget, and financials, supervision of professional, part-time, and student staff, and risk and asset management.

The Director serves as an integral member of the Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM) Leadership Council and a core leadership team member in the Division of Student Life sub-cabinet area, and serves on university committees and task forces, as appropriate.

Position Information

Leadership & Collaboration

  • Develop and implement long-range vision, short and long-term strategic planning and goals for department.
  • Contribute to university’s mission of creating and maintaining an environment of access, learning, success, and graduation.
  • Establish and continually assess standards and structure for maximum efficiency and effectiveness in meeting student and institutional needs and goals.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external partners to support and enhance delivery of programs and services to students.
  • Program & Services Delivery

  • Oversee development and administration of Campus Recreation programs and services supporting recreation, wellness, fitness, and community building.
  • Deliver high quality programs and services for the campus community with goals of enhancing student success.
  • Ensure periodic assessment is performed to ensure effectiveness of programs and services.
  • Respond to CSU and University policies and procedures concerning collegiate recreation services.
  • Departmental Operations & Supervision

  • Recruit, hire, and develop staff within a supportive work environment directed strategically towards common goals.
  • Ensure position descriptions are accurate and up to date.
  • Oversee the unit’s budget and short- and long-term financial planning.
  • Ensure facilities are in compliance with codes and regulations.
  • Oversee the development, growth, and successful upkeep of departmental facilities and operations.
  • Professional Behavior

  • Fosters and promotes the Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University and User-Friendly Principles.
  • Promotes and ensures the application of human resources professional responsibilities and ethical standards.
  • Other Duties as Assigned


  • Structuring Work: effectively manage and direct workflow, create clear position descriptions, clarify roles and expectations and delegate work.
  • Managing Talent: hire, coach, support employees.
  • Inspiring Performance: empower, appreciate, communicate constructive feedback.
  • Building Teams: build trust and collaborate
  • Using & Sharing Information: open communication, transparency
  • Facilitating Change:encourage other to seek opportunities for different innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.

  • Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
  • Effective oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
  • Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
  • Diversity and inclusion.
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned Doctorate in a relevant discipline, such as recreation, kinesiology, sports management, higher education administration, student affairs or a related field.
  • Familiarity working in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Demonstrated record of effectively managing complex budget portfolios, including revenue-generating enterprises.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate the role student life plays in recruitment, student success, retention, and graduation, and a commitment to college student development and student leadership.
  • Knowledge of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and demonstrated commitment to sustainable business operations.
  • Prior experience managing collegiate recreation and wellness programming.
  • Direct personnel management experience (hiring, training, and evaluating) of full-time/career staff.
  • Professional membership and involvement with the NIRSA.
  • Certification in American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED or equivalent.
  • Required Qualifications

    The successful candidate must possess a Master's Degree in recreation, kinesiology, sports management, higher education administration, student affairs or a related field and at least eight (8) years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in student affairs and/or student life, preferably in collegiate recreation.

    Additional required qualifications include:

  • Possession of a working knowledge of National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Strategic Values and Core Competencies and application within the collegiate recreation setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of recreation and wellness programming and risk management in a college setting with a commitment to student development.
  • Demonstrated record of successfully planning, leading, implementing, supervising, and evaluating programs, projects, or initiatives in accordance with applicable guidelines, regulations, and policies and utilization of effective change management.
  • Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals which measure effectiveness of contributions to efficient operations of the department.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and respectfully in a culturally diverse and ethnically rich environment.
  • Proven ability in the effective supervision, management, and evaluation of personnel, including the ability to inspire, influence and lead others towards achieving and maintaining high rates of participant and employee satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated success in supervising staff, and managing facilities and equipment, and evidence of successful financial and budget management skills.
  • Strong commitment to the responsible stewardship of student funds.
  • Pre-Employment Requirements

    This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

    Eligibility to Work

    Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


    Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

    We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

    CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

    Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

    Additional Information


    Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

    CSU strongly encourages faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

    The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

    Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

    Advertised: January 30, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

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