The Director of Campus Recreation will provide leadership, administration, risk management and fiscal accountability for the Department of Campus Recreation facilities, programs, services and operations. The director will oversee a staff of 9-13 professional staff, 200+ student employees, partner campus operations. The Director will report to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students in alignment with other Student Affairs Health and Wellness units. The position will provide vision and overall direction for the unit, establish long-range plans, program enhancements, and work collaboratively with the university community. The Director is a contributing member of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Division. Specific responsibilities include:
Provide direction to team of 13-15 professional staff, 200+ student employees and partner campus staff
Leads program development and enhancement for intramural sports, club sports, group fitness, personal training, instructional programs, membership services, outdoor adventures, challenge course, aquatic programs, informal recreation and special events that serve FAU students and community.
Support Healthy Campus 2030 initiative and establish collaborative relationships and joint projects to improve campus wellbeing
Foster teamwork and collaboration within Department, Division and greater University community
Support Divisional efforts and priorities
Responsible for department risk management and policy / procedure development
Serve as advisor to the Campus Recreation Advisory Board
Strategic Planning / Assessment
Accountable to Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and University Strategic Plan
Develop and execute department strategic plan and annual assessment plans
Set annual goals and submit annual report
Recommends and implements changes based on best practices and benchmarking
Responsible for the management of the Recreation & Fitness Center, Track & Field Complex, Henderson Recreation Fields, Ropes Course / Climbing Center, outdoor basketball & tennis courts, Davie Wellness Center, and Jupiter outdoor spaces.
Develops and executes long range planning for facility enhancements and maintenance through the repair and replacement plans
Develops annual Student Government and Auxiliary budget requests of approximately $2.4 million. Administers operating budget and establishes revenue targets for the unit
Monitors budget status and ensures business processes are established, followed and maintained
Reviews and approves financial and business processes and requests
Master's degree in in higher education, student affairs, public administration, counseling or related field and six years of appropriate experience; or a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and eight years of appropriate experience required.
At least five years of experience in college setting working with diverse student populations required.
Must have the ability to work independently, plan and organize work efficiently and accurately, and communicate effectively and in a professional manner with all levels.
Strategic thinking and planning are essential skills. Ability to advocate and provide supporting evidence are necessary.
Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with units inside the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and throughout the institution are required.
Ideal candidates will be actively involved in NIRSA and have experience with facility management, maintenance, and capital projects.
About Florida Atlantic University - Campus Recreation
Florida Atlantic University offers students the best of everything — a world-class education in a beautiful sub-tropical setting. A comprehensive public university that is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, FAU is currently serving 30,000 students on seven campuses. The University’s 10 colleges offer more than 170 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to a student body that ranks as the most racially, ethnically and culturally diverse in Florida’s State University System.
Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art and technology in all disciplines. Student success, excellence and community engagement are some of our highest values as a university. These values are prominent throughout FAU's community and are essential to the employee experience. FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service, and reflects this commitment as a key Platform in its 2015 - 2025 Strategic Plan. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.
We create movement and engagement opportunities to enhance the social and physical wellbeing of the FAU community.