Director of Campus Center and University Recreation
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The Director of Campus Center and University Recreation will serve as the chief administrator for the department to promote campus health, wellness and awareness through providing vision, leadership, and supervision and management for all essential components of the department, including facility operations, program offerings, staff development, risk management, marketing, business practices, and departmental procedures. Manage a departmental budget of approximately $3M dollars comprised of multiple funding sources that supports all departmental operations and debt retirement. Supervise the overall management and operation of the Campus Center and related student-centered spaces. The Campus Center is a 131,000 sq. ft. facility and approximately 1700 annual meetings and events. Serve as departmental project manager for Campus Center renovations and enhancements. Develop and maintain a repair and replacement plan for capital equipment owned by the department, and utilize the plan to effectively maintain state-of-the-art equipment in UREC facilities and programs.
- Oversee the development, implement, and evaluation of co-curricular programs to enhance the student experience across wellness, fitness, intramural, and club sports.
- Maintain and develop positive working relationships with key university personnel in facility operations, procurement/purchasing, legal and risk management, university communications and marketing, athletics, and other departments essential to the success of the Campus Center and UREC; actively seek collaborative opportunities with other areas of Student Life and the university at large when appropriate to maximize resources and provide engagement opportunities for student learning and development; serve on university or divisional committees as needed.
- Provide leadership to Campus Center and UREC team comprised approximately of 6 professional staff, 6 graduate assistants, and 160 student team members who carry out the functional areas of the department: club sports, facility and event management, fitness, intramural sports, marketing and communications, outdoor recreation, and student training and development.
- Manage the Campus Center and work collaboratively with stakeholders (i.e., students, faculty, staff, and community partners) to make the space a central hub for engagement.
- Supervise the overall management and operation of Campus Center events and meetings, recreational programming, and facility operations.
- Develop and maintain a repair and replacement plan for capital equipment and utilize the plan to effectively maintain state of the art equipment in Campus Center and UREC facilities and programs; serve as departmental project manager for Campus Center renovations and enhancements.
- Manage a departmental budget of approximately $3M dollars comprised of multiple funding sources that supports all departmental operations and debt retirement.
Master's degree in Recreation, Kinesiology, Sports Management, Student Affairs, Business Administration or other related field.
Five + years of progressive, related professional experience. Management of full-time personnel responsible for a variety of functional areas. Proven ability in leading organizational transformation. Strong communication and customer service skills. Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and members of the community at large. Successful experience with fiscal responsibility, including oversight of revenue generation, purchasing, annual budget development and budget monitoring. Demonstrated success developing, promoting, and managing student-centered programs, facilities, and services. Strong commitment to student development practices.
Other Required Qualifications
Instructor Certification in American Red Cross CPR, First-Aid, and AED for the lay responder (or willingness to obtain within the first 90 days of employment).
Progressive experience services as a Director, Associate / Assistant Director in a higher education setting.
$54,216 - $76,476 annually
Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia, as determined by the University of West Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia's affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.