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Director, Campus Recreation

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Department: Health and Wellness
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time

    • Position Summary 
    • Full-time position under the Management Peronnel Plan (MPP) available on or after February 15, 2021 in the Student Affairs division.


      The Director of Campus Recreation, Student Recreation Complex is responsible for Aquatics program, Intramural Sports program, Fitness program, Outdoor Adventure program, and the Informal Recreation program at the Turlock campus and is responsible for the coordination of the following areas: Student Fitness Center, Aquatics Facility, Al Brenda Track, Throwing Complex, Warrior Stadium, Soccer Practice Field, and the Intramural Recreation Field along with the Stockton Campus: Recreation Center of the Campus Recreation, Student Recreation Complex department. The Director is responsible for a full range of work activities including budget, facilities management, personnel management, policy development and planning, implementing and evaluating high-quality recreation programs to university community. The Director collaborates with other university administrators, students, faculty, staff, and the community to deliver related services. The Director works closely with ASI, USU, Athletics, Housing and other departments to ensure appropriate operational uses of the facilities and keeping with the SRC guidelines. The Director sits as the chair and ex-officio member on the Student Recreation Oversight Committee. The Director will also oversee daily operations and staffing of the aquatics facility for recreation program and ensures successful activities and events, schedules all pool activities and assist event services for third party rentals to ensure optimal pool usage and in keeping with community needs, also maintains comprehensive risk management procedures for the Aquatic Program. The position leadership and management of unit encompassing: strategic and financial planning, policy and procedure, personnel practices, assessment, internal and external collaborations and student relations.

      The Director of Campus Recreation, Student Recreation Complex is charged with ensuring the mission, vision and values of the department align to divisional and institutional priorities, support student success and facilitate the development and personal growth of the student population. To accomplish this the incumbent leads the unit in the development and maintenance of relationships with a broad spectrum of collaborators including campus partners, the area community and families when appropriate.


    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education:  Bachelors degree required. Master’s degree from a college or university preferred.

      Experience:  Three to five years of progressive experience of directly related experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs. Supervisory experience in the recruitment, evaluation, and training of career and student employees, the operation and programming of recreational sports facilities, including aquatics, informal recreation, intramurals, marketing, outdoor adventure programs, sales and customer service of a recreational sports department and facility.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Bachelor's degree (master's, preferred) in Recreation Management, Sport Management, Physical Education, Kinesiology or a related degree.
      • Certified High School Sports Official in one or more of the following sports: football, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, or baseball.
      • Two or more years of professional work experience in a university recreational sports setting; two years as a graduate assistant may be substituted for one year of professional work experience.
      • Previous experience in one or more areas of responsibility.
      • Knowledge of national trends and practices in intramural sports programming including but not limited to Facility Operations, Aquatics, Intramurals, Marketing, Collegiate Recreation Programs, and Outdoor Programs.
      • Experience in the development and implementation of a variety of recreation programs.
      • Knowledge and experience in administering intramural activities and associated risk management activities that meet current industry standards.
      • Familiarity with multiple recreation programs and the ability to maintain a broad range of recreation equipment.
      • Experience in personnel management, staff development, conflict resolution and officials training.
      • Knowledge of rules and regulations of athletic games such as softball, basketball, volleyball, flag football, and soccer. Demonstrated Technology skills (i.e. recreation software, survey tools, etc.)
      • Demonstrated competency on changes in trends in recreational sports through research, self-directed professional reading and professional development courses and developing professional contacts with colleagues.
      • Presented ability and leadership in developing and evaluating recreation policies and procedures.
      • Excellent organizational planning and project development skills.
      • Superior communication skills to effectively and professionally communicate using tact and diplomacy.
      • Demonstrated considerable judgment and discretion in the delivery of intramural programs to participants reflective of representing the university as a professional and thoughtful institution.
      • Ability to collaborate, form partnerships, and work effectively as a member of a goal-oriented team.
      • Demonstrated knowledge in business, recreational and fitness activities.
      • Ability to work with students, be flexible and willing to go the extra mile to get the job done with a pleasant attitude.
      • Excellent interpersonal communications skills and human relations skills, a high degree of personal and professional integrity and respect for privacy and confidentiality, a commitment to students' educational success, resource management skills, a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity and knowledge of legal issues and best practices in higher education are all very important to this position.
      • Performing officials training and other staff training.
      • Innovative, creative and energetic work style.
      • Knowledge of student development theory, university trends and relevant best practices.
      • Demonstrated ability to source necessary and relevant information in order to conduct accurate and factual research.
      • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail; ability to write memos and letters, and prepare reports.
      • Experience working in a unionized environment.
      • Experience serving on committees or work groups.
      • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule.
      • Experience and oversight of multiple programs in a university recreation department.
      • Active membership with the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).
    • Required Qualifications

      • Experience working at an institution of Higher Education, with relevant experience in Recreation.
      • Knowledge of and ability to apply fundamental concepts.
      • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the work group and serve as a liaison for the organizational unit.
      • Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to the applicable program and/or administrative specialty.
      • Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
      • Skill in the research, development and evaluation of policies and programs, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
      • Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus.
      • Ability to work with representatives from public and private entities and handle potentially sensitive situations. Demonstrated consultative skills in working with internal and external constituent groups.
      • Expertise in administrative survey techniques, operations and systems analysis, statistical and research methods, and the ability to interpret and evaluate results to develop sound conclusions and recommend new or revised policies.
      • General knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods.
      • Working knowledge of operational and fiscal analysis and techniques. Working knowledge of budget policies and procedures.
      • Expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with a broad administrative impact and implications.
      • Ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment.
      • Ability to train others on new skills and procedures and provide lead work direction.
      • Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply extensive expertise to complex programs and/or administrative specialties, including pertinent laws and regulations.
      • Demonstrated expertise in and advanced knowledge of the principles, problems, and methods of public and business administration and operational and fiscal management.
      • Ability to understand problems from a broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop strategic solutions.
      • Demonstrated leadership and managerial experience: visioning, data-driven planning and strategy, co-curricular program development, student learning outcomes, and assessment.
      • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse community. Commitment to social justice, equity and access.
      • Experienced supervisor with a philosophy of mentorship, personal accountability and communication.
      • Familiarity with performance management.
      • Experience creating and facilitating staff development and training.
      • Knowledge and skills relating to the management of financial resources.
      • Ability to understand, communicate and implement regulations, codes, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
      • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of service and response.
      • Ability to serve as an agent of the institution for community and regional partnerships, interactions with parents and family of students, with community agencies and/or collaborators.
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills; competency with office technology and software.
    • Physical Requirements
    • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      • Extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse or similar device.
      • Sit or stand while talking and engaging in work-related tasks.
      • Physical exertion including but not limited to walking, running, bending, squatting, stretching, lifting, jumping, reaching with hands and arms, talking, hearing, and seeing.
      • Occasionally required to climb stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
      • May be required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 100 pounds occasionally.
      • Field/pool preparation for athletic events.
      • Ability to lift and/or move recreation, facility/aquatic and sports equipment.
      • Manually transport objects and operate a motor vehicle as necessary.
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: MPP) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.
    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN JANUARY 11, 2021. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)
    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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