This position is responsible for the daily operation of all Campus Recreation indoor and outdoor facilities. This includes the Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall, Gregory Street Fields Complex, Redbird Adventure Center and High Ropes Course, Campus Recreation Operations building on Gregory Street fields and other smaller recreation spaces. The position is responsible for training and/or mentoring over 80 students in the areas of risk management, customer service, cash transaction processing, and facility inspections. The position may also supervise up to 2 graduate assistants and 1 Maintenance Mechanic.
Initial review of applications will begin March 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted no later than February 28 2021. To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and cover letter must be submitted online at https://jobs.illinoisstate.edu .
Any one of the following, from the categories below:
Master’s degree (or students in the final semester of a Master’s Degree program) in a field relevant to the position (e.g., Kinesiology, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Recreation, or closely related field)
Final semester or completed Graduate Assistantship with campus recreation or similar department performing duties for two (2) academic years consistent in area of specialization inherent to the position. *
Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the position (e.g., Kinesiology, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Recreation, or closely related field)
One (1) year (12 months) of work experience in the promotion, design, development, and/or administration of recreational programs.
4 years (48 months) of work experience in promotion, design, development, and/or administration of recreational programs, intercollegiate athletics, campus recreation, park district or similar organization that provides similar program.
*Note: Students in the final semester of a Master’s Degree program, may be allowed to complete a credential examination and will receive full consideration, including being interviewed. An offer may be extended with understanding that proof of degree based on institution is provided to the employing institution Human Resources Office at least two weeks before the proposed start date.
**Note: Newly hired employees may be required to obtain and/or maintain certifications in American Red Cross, CPR/AED/First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens and similar certifications.
Master's degree preferred.
Valid driver's license and/or ability to obtain valid driver's license.
Demonstrated experience successfully managing a college or university recreation facility.
Familiarity with inspecting facility for risk management or maintenance concerns and resolving problems independently prior to activity.
Demonstrated experience in the training and supervision of student employees to accomplish program operations.
Availability to work flexible shifts, evenings and weekends when needed.
Demonstrated appreciation of diversity and commitment to creating an inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff.
Ability to communicate proficiently both verbally and in writing.
Familiarity with a broad range of facility and sports equipment and the ability to maintain equipment inventory including procurement and rental operations.
Experience with successful event management and/or coordination.
Familiarity and comfort with Fusion or similar software package.
Working knowledge of facility and equipment maintenance, custodial services and welcome desk operations.
Familiarity with outdoor athletic field maintenance.
Possess American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor certification or must obtain within the first year of employment.
Possess American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.
Possess American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification.
Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite 2010 or equivalent product.
About Illinois State University
Illinois State University:Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 38 masters, 2 specialist and 7 doctorial programs. Illinois State University (www.IllinoisState.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Bloomington-Normal Community:Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment,... parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic and commute. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at www.bloomingtonnormalcvb.org for more information.