Director of Campus Recreation, University of Tennessee at Martin

The University of Tennessee at Martin is seeking a visionary Director to lead the strategic planning, assessment, administration and operation of a Campus Recreation program that provides programs in intramural sports, aquatics, fitness, sport clubs, informal recreation, outdoor recreation and special events for the university campus.
Direct the operation and administration of multiple facilities including the Student Recreation Center (96,000 sq. ft.), Elam Center (145,845 sq. ft.), Skyhawk Fieldhouse (72,017 sq. ft.), along with various outdoor recreation areas that includes intramural fields, 10 tennis courts, 1.5 mile fitness trail and track which serves the needs of the students, faculty, staff and guests of the University
Direct the strategic planning process for Campus Recreation: establish the vision and direction for the organization, make decisions on administrative or operational matters, lead the development and implementation of short term and long-term plans consistent with a strategic plan to ensure mission effectiveness
Direct contract negotiations that include addressing critical issues associated with facility rentals, lease agreements, membership agreements and fee proposals
Develop, review and revise policies/procedures concerning facility operation, student development, risk management, maintaining budgetary compliance and other related programs/services
Establish and manage multiple budgets
Provide supervision, leadership and mentoring to staff comprised of seven (7) full-time professionals, and over 120 student employees
Develop and implement training programs and staff evaluation materials.
Plan, design, influence, implement and assess Campus Recreation programs and services
Oversee development and distribution of all programs marketing material
Continually analyze and improve programs and develop new ones by obtaining assessment data to meet the needs of the university community
Collaborate with other campus departments to create a community that fosters the opportunity for students to expand their involvement in social, cultural, recreational, and fitness activities
Develop student learning outcomes and oversee ongoing, comprehensive assessment of Campus Recreation and all related programming, education and activities
Collect, analyze, and report information to be used for university-level reports or briefings; prepares reviews and edits various annual and periodic reports and proposals as well as relevant sections of various institutional, division and department publications
Provide relative data in reference to Campus Recreation on campus that can be used for assessment and decision making
Coordinate with other university departments on issues relating to scheduling of facilities and management of special events/activities
Assist Student Affairs staff with developing division wide initiatives to enhance student learning and improve the student experience
Serve on Division, University and Community committees as assigned
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Recreation Administration, Business Administration, Sports Management, Higher Education or closely related field
Five ? ten years of progressive leadership/management experience directing aspects of a recreation programs or university department
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple facilities, programs, budgets, and staff
Ability to conduct department wide assessment to evaluate the impact of activities on academic success and overall well-being of students
Advanced knowledge of financial analysis, human resources and risk management as it relates to recreational sports programs and services
Excellent skills in conflict management techniques; skills in establishing and implementing customer service standards
Knowledge of shared usage practices and priorities between facilities, programs, and services (recreation, athletics)
Exceptional communication skills including ability to write clear and concise reports and correspondence; ability to interact effectively with many levels of personnel
Interpersonal skills to work effectively and establish collaborative working relationships with persons from diverse backgrounds and at various organizational levels within and outside the university
Creative, multi-task oriented with ability to generate energy, enthusiasm and experience to the Office of Campus Recreation
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience directing recreation programs in a university setting
Knowledge of common policy issues affecting recreation at an institutional level
Application Process: Qualified candidates must apply online and attach a letter of interest and resume
Application Deadline: Review of application will begin immediately and preference given to those who apply before December 15, 2017. Anticipated start date, Spring 2018
Pay Grade 42 ? Salary commensurate with education and experience
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