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Associate Director, Campus Recreational Services

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Campus Recreation
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: May 15, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 49566
Position ID:: 175695

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Staff Associate (SL-4)

Salary: $70,000 - $75,000

With a 75,000 square expansion to the current facility breaking ground in the summer of 2024, this is an exciting time to join the Campus Recreation team and shape the future of recreation at Binghamton University. Campus Recreational Services seeks an experienced professional who is adept in creating collaborative partnerships across campus. The Associate Director is a senior leader assisting the director in the management and operation of facilities and programs. Some evening and weekend work will be required.


  • Direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Facility Operations, Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness, and indirect supervision of the Aquatics Coordinator, Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness and a part-time Equipment Technician.
  • Indirect supervision of more than 90 students including two graduate assistants.

Facility Operations

  • Direct the daily operations for the East Gym Recreation Center.
  • Manage the scheduling of student staff to ensure the facility has adequate staffing for all shifts including opening and closing shifts.
  • Prepare facility operational and fitness and wellness budgets while monitoring of student time sheets.
  • Submit service requests to Facilities Maintenance, maintaining a spreadsheet of service requests and following up as needed.
  • Schedule and manage all equipment repair and replacement.
  • Maintain a log of all equipment including warranties, maintenance records and repairs.
  • Assist with emergency management response of fire and safety situations, utility service interruptions, weather events, emergency on-call safety and security systems.
  • Responsible for updating policies and procedures that are related to facility operations.
  • Maintain accurate CPR certification records of all student and professional staff and ensure re-certification classes are offered throughout the year.
  • Coordinate safety audits and inspections of all facilities to identify and address safety concerns.


  • Supervise a comprehensive Fitness and Wellness program which includes a Personal Training certification program, and hiring and training Group Fitness Instructors.
  • Assist with scheduling all internal and external facility requests.
  • Manage the open recreation schedule and inventory of equipment.
  • Coordinate department wide fall & spring student staff trainings
  • Create intradepartmental student recognition programs.
  • Identify and coordinate student development opportunities.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • At least 3 years of experience managing campus recreation programs and facilities, including supervising professional and student staff


  • Master's Degree in related field
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated progressive professional experience in a collegiate recreation setting; managing facilities, programs and professional staff

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: May 30, 2024

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents:


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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