Binghamton University is seeking a visionary and dynamic director of Campus Recreational Services.
The director of Campus Recreational Services (CRS) provides visionary leadership, innovation and senior decision making for recreational services and related facilities on the Binghamton University campus. Reporting to the associate vice president for student affairs/chief health and wellness officer, the director is responsible for creating a healthy and active environment through the supervision, administration and strategic development of all of CRS programming, including: open recreation, club sports, intramural sports, fitness, wellness services and outdoor pursuits.
Duties include support for capital plan projects and improvements, facilities and equipment management, policy and procedure development, risk management, oversight of marketing and communications, programming, human resource management, long- and short-term planning and budget management. The director will play a key role in developing inclusive, accessible and creative programs and services that support student development, learning and opportunities for development of community, engagement and belonging.
The role will serve as the campus expert in the areas of recreation, intramurals, fitness and wellness, with attention to the role those recreational pursuits play in the greater context of health and well-being. Knowledge and commitment to national standards will be critical to ensure premier programs and services. It is expected that the director would participate in professional associations and meetings at the local, state and national levels.
The director must maintain a commitment to holistic student development, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, approach their work with an awareness of diversity and inclusion, and be able to foster strong relationships with campus partners. Participation in divisional and university committees and projects is expected, including advocacy for both present and future recreation and wellness needs of the campus. Close collaboration in the strategic planning and implementation of the University’s Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) is an expectation. The director will also be required to participate in an on-duty rotation for campus crisis response within the Division of Student Affairs.
Master’s degree in student personnel administration, higher education, recreation or health administration, sports management or a related field
A minimum of 5–7 years of progressively responsible professional experience
Demonstrated knowledge of the importance of health, wellness, recreation and fitness to the campus community as well as an understanding of theories, principles and practices of student development and higher education
Cultural competence with the ability to lead in a dynamic community with a diverse student body
Creativity with the ability and experience to generate new ideas and see them through to completion
Strong organizational, management and leadership skills
Provide leadership and mentoring of diverse staff of students and professionals
Positive attitude and growth mindset
Ability to promote teamwork in a collaborative environment
Ability to build and maintain relationships
Strong problem-solving skills
Adaptable and flexible to change
Understanding of risk management protocols
Budget development and fundraising skills
Experience with facility construction and maintenance
First Aid/CPR/AED certified
Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays as required
Professional experience in collegiate recreation
Certified by accredited national fitness organizations such as National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American Council on Exercise (ACE) or the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in: group fitness, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), or ACE certification in personal training or health coaching.
Professional involvement in NIRSA or other professional organization
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 cl...assmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.
We are an affirmation action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.