Indiana University Campus Recreational Sports is seeking an Associate Director of Operations. This new position will report to the Executive Director of Campus Recreational Sports and will serve as a member of the senior departmental leadership team. The Associate Director will provide strategic direction and leadership in support of programming designed to create positive health and well-being outcomes for the Indiana University – Bloomington community. The Associate Director will provide direct oversite for functions including facility support, facility operations, facility scheduling, risk management, information technology, and aspects of self-directed recreation.
Recreational Sports is proud to be a department within the Division of Student Affairs. The Division is committed to promoting learning and respect by integrating diversity, equity and inclusion in all programs, interactions, and partnerships. We commit to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment where all people are respected, valued, and affirmed so that they may know they matter and belong at Indiana University.
Qualities of Successful Candidates
We are seeking individuals who are skilled in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships within the department and on campus. Successful candidates will have prior experience in multiple program/operational areas and a demonstrated record of developmental leadership with full-time personnel, successful project management, and strategic planning. This role is central in supporting health and wellbeing outcomes for a changing and diverse student population.
Job Specific Responsibilities:
Provides highest level of operational leadership and coordination of assigned staff members to define operational practices and standards; provides direction and guidance on high priority operations/projects/initiatives.
Establishes short-term business plans and long-term operational objectives, including managing project timelines/deliverables and developing resource plans for multi-phase operational initiatives.
Leads a high functioning, collaborative team of professionals through effective recruitment, selection, onboarding, coaching and mentoring while providing consistent feedback and performance improvement plans.
Manages high-level assignments and allocation of resources, including negotiating and coordinating initiatives that involve staff in other departments/areas/teams; may coordinate large-scale projects with wide audiences in support of recreational programming.
Makes budgetary recommendations/proposals based on resource needs and ensures cost containment.
Researches and stays up to date on new industry standards, best practices, and strategic marketing; responsible for the implementation of new protocols/procedures to address business needs.
Works collaboratively with other unit leaders, volunteers, students and/or faculty experts across departments in recommending standards, best practices, and related policies/procedures.
Prepares management reports and summaries for senior administration, executive director, steering and advisory committees; acts as an advisor to executive committees; serves on various university committees, communities of practice, and task forces related to recreation and well-being, educational initiatives and institutional priorities.
Required: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sport Management, or related field
Required: Four (4) or more years of experience with structured recreational programming and operations
Required: One (1) or more years of management experience
Required: CPR/AED, Standard First Aid, and Prevention of Disease Transmission within 180 days
Preferred: Master’s degree in recreation or related field with minimum of 8 years full-time experience that demonstrates progressive levels of responsibility for recreational sports operations, human resources, event management; project management, supervision of professional and support staff employees, fiscal management, risk management, and facility management. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal relations skills. Demonstrated ability with computer software, including word processing, spreadsheets, and Microsoft Outlook required. Demonstrated ability to work in a student development model and collaborative team environment is highly desirable.
About Indiana University Campus Recreational Sports
About Indiana University Campus Recreational Sports
Campus Recreational Sports is a department within the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student’s IU experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Division of Student Affairs staff and 21 departments aim to help students navigate their time at IU, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority, and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission.
Campus Recreational Sports’ mission is to connect, inform, and inspire people to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. We serve over 36,000 students, faculty, staff, and public participants annually. Our programs utilize two multi-purpose facilities (housing over 400,000 square feet of activity space), three indoor pools, an outdoor pool complex, an indoor tennis center and numerous outdoor activity spaces. Our team consists of forty-six appointed staff members, and over 1,000 hourly wage staff members. Our organization fosters a team focused, collaborative work environment that emphasizes strong business practic...es, operational excellence and participant development. Our organization is committed to a student development philosophy that encourages student involvement in decision-making and leadership. We provide opportunities for personal and professional growth in a fun and exciting environment.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.