FLSA Status: Exempt Months Per Year: 12 Hours Per Week: 37.5
Position Description University Recreation (UREC) includes the following program and operational areas: Aquatics, Competitive Sports (intramural sports and sport clubs), Facilities, Fitness, Marketing, and Outdoor Adventure Recreation.
University Recreation inspires, educates, and empowers the Seattle University community to live happier, healthier, and more successful lives. Whether it is promoting wellness, providing worthwhile recreational activities, or building community, the Department of University Recreation is an integral component of a Seattle University student's holistic education.
UREC is a part of the division of Student Development therefore, we are committed to creating a vital and engaged campus community that challenges and supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to learn and develop the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead and serve in an interdependent, global society.
UREC Values • Student Focused: Students are essential to the success of the department and enable UREC to provide facilities and programs designed to fit the students' needs. • Community: Building positive relationships through working and participating in recreation. • Proactive: Assessing programs, risk, policies, and procedures to provide high quality services and programming aligned with the needs of Seattle University. • Learning Focused: Working in UREC provides the opportunity to put skills and education into practice in a mentoring environment allowing for growth and development • Fun: Working in a recreational setting should be enjoyable and rewarding.
Facility Management & Operations • Manages, maintains, and supervises the William F. Eisiminger Fitness Center, Redhawk Complex (150,000 square-foot indoor recreation and athletic facility), East & West Pools (two six-lane 25 yard pools), SU Park (multi-purpose field, softball field, and jogging track), and four tennis courts. • Collaborates with the Department of Facilities Operations and non-university contractors/vendors to ensure the proper maintenance of all recreation and intercollegiate athletic facilities. • Approves all policies and procedures for the proper operation of recreation facilities. • Ensures the aquatics area is balanced and is kept in compliance with best practices and the Washington Health Code.
Business Operations • Manages all departmental budgets totaling in excess of $1 million, including working closely with all program areas to monitor and administer agency accounts, gift accounts, and university allocations • Processes and approves all departmental expenditures acting as cost center manager for all University Recreation budgets • Assist with forecasting annual revenue and expenditures • Handles all deposits and cash-handling for the department, including conducting regular internal audits of registers and revenue terminals • Manages invoicing and billing for user groups and other outside users of the facilities.
Supervision & Leadership • Directly supervises the Assistant Director of UREC, Eisiminger Operations and the Assistant Director of UREC, Redhawk Center and Outside Facilities Operations. • Provides managerial and leadership experiences in facility management and creates and promotes professional development opportunities for student and professional staff.
Departmental Risk Management • Coordinate and administer a comprehensive risk management plan for University Recreation, including conducting regular audits, ensuring programs and facilities are operating according to industry standards and best practices, and acting as the departmental Risk Management Officer • Administer educational programming certification throughout the calendar year, including, but not limited to, lifeguard certification courses, CPR/First Aid/AED trainings, driver training and safety seminars. • Chair at least one departmental working group (Assessment, Risk Management, Marketing, or Technology).
Capital Projects & Equipment Purchases • Assists with planning, designing, and advising the renovation of existing facilities and the construction of new recreation facilities. • Plan, coordinate, and implement all capital purchases with approval of the Director of University Recreation. • Recommends, selects, and inventories capital equipment purchases for recreation facilities.
Departmental Leadership • Represents the department on division and university-wide committees, and coordinates initiatives as appropriate. • Assists with the management and implementation of departmental assessments. • Assumes the role of Acting Director of University Recreation in the absence of the Director. • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Bachelor's degree in recreation, sports management/administration, or a related field plus a minimum of three years of professional experience in the administration of campus recreation programs or a related field with at least one year of facilities management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
Application Instructions Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.