Under the direction of the Senior Associate Athletic Director for High Performance and Campus Recreation, the Assistant Athletic Director for Campus Recreation will direct the overall planning, implementation, marketing, and assessment of recreation programs and services in accordance with the articulated goals of the University and industry best practices. Working on behalf of the entire university community, Campus Recreation is a campus leader in providing opportunities that meet the rising national standards and evolving trends in health and fitness. The position provides oversight to a Campus Recreation Coordinator, who focuses on intramurals, memberships, fitness opportunities, and special events.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the overall management, administration, and marketing of campus recreation services and programs. Direct all operations, which include the recruitment, supervision, development and oversight of full-time staff members, part-time and student staff.
Oversee all aspects of the Club sports programs including advising and support to individual teams regarding scheduling, budget, travel, development, fund raising, goal setting, recruiting and marketing.
Further develop and enhance a Club Sports Council and leadership program to train and develop club officers.
Create and lead educational sessions for all club sport and intramural sport leaders and athletes related to University rules, policies, and procedures. Including, but not limited to budget policies, transportation policies, disciplinary policies, practice and game scheduling policies, fund raising, etc.
Plan, manage and evaluate the annual operating budget, which includes budget planning, revenue generation, alumni relations, expense analysis, and establishing pricing and fees for services.
Responsible for the establishment and review of operational and personnel policies/procedures consistent with University policies, industry best practices, and state and federal laws.
Spearhead collaborative partnerships with other campus colleagues/departments that focus on annual overarching health and wellness themes & research opportunities that the Saint Joseph’s University campus and recreation industry can benefit from.
Work closely with his/her supervisor on issues related to student health and safety, including provision of care, emergency plans, insurance, and maintenance of medical information.
Provide departmental leadership in establishing a culture of comprehensive excellence that minimizes risk and enhances quality programs and safety.
Assume appropriate additional duties and responsibilities to further the mission of the division as may be assigned.
Oversee and manage all budget aspects of Campus Recreation while working collaboratively with the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations and Facilities.
Act as a Banner Security Officer to include:
Authorize and audit access to University data for your respective area
Collaborate on needs of Identity and Access Management Coordinator in OIT
Support the Data Steward to ensure staff are properly trained
Report security violations of access issues in your area
Ensure access is appropriate to all Banner forms, university share drives and third party applications of your respective area’s responsibility
Annually provide a report at the Identity and Access Management Coordinator’s request, confirming the appropriate access of your area in line with the external audit.
The person who holds this position has been classified as a Campus Security Authority under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
Foster a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness throughout all levels of the organization, including but not limited to, staffing, events, memberships, and programming.
Oversee the Recreation Center membership program, including maintenance of records, public relations, and bookkeeping.
Collaborate with university marketing leads to provide oversight of office website; Sports Complex brochures; promotional materials; and other social network media
Collaborate with Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities in overseeing locker room assignments for students, faculty/staff, members, and varsity athletes.
Collaborate with Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities regarding maintenance and operation of the Recreation Center facilities. Liaison with Athletics, Facilities Management, Housekeeping, Auxiliary Services, and Public Safety & Security.
Assist in overseeing operation of activities and events conducted in the O’Pake Recreation Center.
Participate in University events that support the academic mission of the institution and the work of students, student organizations and the Department of Athletics and Recreation team.
Serve on divisional and University task forces, committees and review teams.
Other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Due to the nature of this position, the individual will be required to work evenings and weekends
Must be available to take emergency and staffing-related phone calls during off-hours; and will serve as a key-employee to ensure the building remains open during inclement weather.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
5-7 years of professional experience in collegiate recreation/athletics
Ability to make Independent decisions
Strong leadership and administrative skills with experience in managing staff
Strong commitment to student and staff development
A demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituents
Demonstrated achievement in managing an expansive budget and developing new and diverse sources of revenue to support programs and facilities
Ability to think strategically to best address the recreational needs of current and future stakeholders Familiarity with centralized university services such as human resources, purchasing, accounting, facilities services, etc.
Strong entrepreneurial mindset associated with aligning campus personnel within the health and wellness fields to foster a commitment and culture to overall campus well-being
Experience working with medical and safety aspects of Campus Recreation
Master’s Degree in relevant field
Professional affiliation with the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)
Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSP) certification
4+ years supervisory/managerial experience within a collegiate recreation/athletics program
On-line applications only. Please provide a letter of application/interest and resume. For a complete description of position responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.sju.edu/postings/18250.
Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.