Aligned with the pioneering spirit of Stanford University, Stanford Recreation and Wellness is committed to bold and purposeful engagement. Our people create a campus and workplace where everyone’s well-being flourishes. As part of the country's leading collegiate athletic department, we work cohesively, lead with courage, pursue and revere excellence, and activate movement, adventure, fun, leadership, and learning.
We are building a community that is inclusive and a team that is committed to excellence. We take risks. We are willing to stand alone. We do the right thing. We develop our employees. We celebrate achievements. We have fun. If that sounds like you, join us.
The Assistant Director, Youth Programs is responsible for the creation, implementation, and administration of youth and family programming for Stanford Recreation and Wellness. Specific responsibilities include: management of Camp Cardinal, a comprehensive, 9-week youth summer day camp for over 900 participants on the spectacular Stanford campus; development of innovative and inclusive family friendly activities during the academic year, and special projects related to family and youth.
Your responsibilities will include:Program Management (35%)
Implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day operations of youth recreation and wellness program(s); solve problems and make decisions that impact the direction of the program.
Develop and implement youth programs including new camps, sports leagues, clinics, learning programs, special events, and other opportunities based on the needs of the Stanford community.
Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommend curriculum changes to achieve the goals of the youth program.
Lead customer service contact for program (includes registering 500+ participants); responds to customer concerns and comments.
Ensures the collection, dissemination, and organization of necessary enrollment materials, waiver/assumption of risk forms, and any other required record keeping.
Coordination of youth and family programs including planning and scheduling of facilities, counselor resources, purchasing and maintaining equipment used in programs and quality assurance.
Ensures participant accident reports, employee injury reports, and incident are maintained and reviewed regularly. Ensures recurring accidents, trends or unusual situations are analyzed and identifies probable causes of each accident and effects change if necessary.
Contribute to the development of marketing materials and strategies
Independently form new relationships and collaborate with various departments across campus for shared initiatives.
Build relationships with schools, daycares, and after-school programs on campus and in neighboring communities.
Work with the events team within the Athletic Department to help solidify and market camps and clinics.
Ensure programs comply with all University and NCAA policies.
Budget and Administrative Management (20%)
Oversee the operating budget for Youth Programs.
Support the development and meeting of revenue targets.
Manage online registration and payments.
Manage payroll for contingent staff.
Order and manage equipment inventory for programming.
Collect and provide quarterly and annual program and participant statistics.
Staff Management (35%)
Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate staff for all youth programs, events, camps and clinics.
Develop and implement an orientation program for new staff.
Ensure staff have all the necessary background checks, training and certifications to work with minors.
Schedule and lead staff meetings when appropriate.
Create, implement, and provide training on youth program policies, procedures and expectations.
Ensures employees are provided, and attend, required safety and staff meetings.
Promote youth recreation and wellness programs to individuals through active, ongoing communications including, but not limited to, departmental talks, email distribution, distribution of flyers, website development and participation in fairs.
Represent Recreation and Wellness youth programs to internal and external constituencies through campus events, lectures, presentations, department meetings and professional conferences.
Serve as a resource to other departments regarding youth and family programming.
Other duties may also be assigned in order to successfully meet the expectations of the position.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in the field of education, recreation, child development, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
Candidate must have a minimum of three years of experience in recreation programming, preferably in youth program management.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience in youth and recreation programming and/or coaching.
Knowledge of current risk management practices in recreation settings, business skills necessary to generate revenue and balance budgets, a general understanding of marketing experience and university programming experience.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Superb attention to detail.
Experience with MS Office products and database applications.
Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service focus.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
Knowledge of youth programming and the requirements to maintain the safety of minors.
Ability to direct the work of others.
Ability to learn and understand compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
Demonstrated ability to complete tasks under deadline.
Demonstrated ability to set priorities in order to perform a high volume of detailed work with constant interruptions.
Ability to perform and teach sports and fitness specific skills
Ability to lift 30 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
Work often takes place in an office setting.
On site management of sport activities at both indoor facilities and outdoor facilities including regular sun exposure in the summer.
Will require some weekends and extended hours due to the nature of the job.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
DAPER’s Integrity: This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for insuring that his/her involvement with Athletic Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and PAC-12 rules and regulations.
Why Stanford is for you: Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture.We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you.Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun.Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources.Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
Internal Number: 85113
About Stanford Recreation & Wellness
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletic program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 123 NCAA championship titles, completed an unprecedented sweep of both the men’s and women’s Capital One Cups, and brought home the Learfield Director’s Cup for 25 straight years. We support nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on 36 intercollegiate athletics teams and also support the university’s physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embodies a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, “The DAPER Way”, which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage, and Work Cohesively.