The Director of Campus Recreation is responsible for the leadership, direction, supervision and management of a comprehensive recreation program, including the operation and maintenance of the 58,000 square foot Student Recreation Center and all associated Campus Recreation functions, programs, services, activities and staff. The Director provides supervision to the Campus Recreation staff, and serves on a rotating basis as part of the evening, weekend and holiday facility operations on-call team.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Provide leadership and direction for a comprehensive campus recreation program. Major program areas include intramural recreational sports, fitness/wellness activities, informal recreation and special events
Direct and manage the operation of a 58,000 square foot Student Recreation Center. Coordinate the maintenance and repair of building systems.
Recruit, hire, train, evaluate and provide developmental opportunities for all Campus Recreation staff members, including full-time positions and student staff members.
Develop and manage budgets for Campus Recreation programs, services and facilities in fiscally sound and efficient manner, consistent with University priorities and practices.
Develop, implement and manage policies and procedures relevant to Campus Recreation.
Develop, implement and maintain appropriate risk management plans and provide appropriate training for all staff.
Provide leadership to the development and implementation of a Campus Recreation Communication and Marketing Plan.
Conduct regular assessment of programs and services
Remain current in regard to industry trends in Campus Recreation and Student Affairs to enhance a comprehensive array of programs, activities and services, and identifying innovative ways to engage students.
Maintain positive and collaborative relationships within the department, and with other campus departments. Work with the School of Health & Exercise Science to provide experiential opportunities for students in their academic programs.
Master's degree in recreation, exercise science, health promotion/wellness, student affairs or related area
At least eight years of full-time, progressively responsible experience in recreation programming and recreation facility management
At least five years of experience supervising staff (full-time, graduate assistant, and/or student staff members)
Thorough knowledge of best practices and industry trends related to recreation and wellness
Prior budgetary experience, including revenue, expenditures and efficient, fiscally sound management of operating funds
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of student development/learning theories
Demonstrated ability to develop teams and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external partners
Commitment to the development, welfare and empowerment of students as patrons and employees;
Excellent oral and written communication;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Demonstrated initiative and self-direction; and
Commitment to creating an environment of inclusion
First Aid/CPR/AED certification must be acquired within three (3) months of employment
12 or more years of progressively responsible experience with recreation programs and facilities
First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Training certification
Involvement in National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)
Experience working with healthy campus or other wellbeing
This position requires some evening and weekend hours, as well as participation in the on-call rotation with other full-time staff.
Additional Salary Information: Limited room to negotiate salary based on level of previous experience. Application review begins August 3, and continues until position is filled.
About Truman State University
Truman State University is Missouri's only highly selective public liberal arts and sciences institution, with about 6,000 students enrolled. The campus is located in Kirksville, amidst the rolling hills and farmlands of northeast Missouri. Truman is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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