Director of Recreation, Intramural and Club Sports John Carroll University
Summary To direct and manage the recreation department, which includes all recreational facilities, recreational programming (including intramurals and fitness), and club sports for our students, faculty / staff, alumni members and community members. These comprehensive programs and services offer activities that are conducive to the development of holistic health and wellness in a variety of formats that reflect and promote the diversity of participant interests, needs and ability levels.
Duties and Responsibilities • Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling, managing, evaluation and development of about 125 student employees, one (1) graduate assistant, ten (10) part time employees (Building Supervisors, Club Sport Coaches) and five to eight (5-8) independent contractors (Group Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers) working within the recreation center, intramurals, fitness programming and club sports. • Coordinates the development and implementation of the intramural program, which includes budgeting, marketing, evaluation, purchasing, website and management of event staff. • Directs all aspects of the recreational facilities, including facility management and scheduling, risk management, development and enforcement of policies and procedures, management of memberships to alumni and community members, website organization and overall fiscal budgeting for the department. • Manages all club sports operations (including but not limited to: rowing, ice hockey, women's basketball, men's rugby, sailing, ultimate frisbee, men's volleyball and women's volleyball) which includes directing the club sports council, providing support to coaches and presidents while holding them accountable, managing game day operations, website, budget management, ensuring proper insurance and risk management, facility reservations, venue rentals and all travel plans. • Organizes all Fitness and Late Night Programming efforts which includes developing new programs, management of current programs, collaborating with other departments, evaluation, marketing and website management. • Responsible for the recreational strategic planning efforts, research on trends in recreation, assessment, and any reporting needed by higher administration. • Take inventory and purchase all necessary equipment needed for our facility (and safe comprehensive programming) while keeping up with industry innovation and trends. • Work with students, coaches, staff and campus community to coordinate facility reservations and outside activities in the recreation facilities. • Serves as a liaison between the Recreation, Intramural and Club Sport programs and the Director of Athletics. • Collaborates with cross campus constituents to promote and support wellness initiatives. • Possess ability to communicate the mission of the University and Athletic and Recreation Department philosophy and goals to staff and students. Demonstrate a commitment to the University mission and athletic department goals and learning outcomes. • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Athletics and Recreation.
Required Qualifications • Bachelor's Degree in related field • A minimum of five (5) years' experience in recreation management • Must possess a strong background in the field of recreation and college student development, including facility management and programming • Show the ability to communicate with students, coaches, members of the University community and alumni in a positive and professional manner. • Awareness of professional standards and trends. • Demonstrated the ability to administer a budget and provide personnel training to meet the needs of the recreation facility management and programming. • Ability to direct a diverse staff of one (1) graduate assistant, ten (10) part-time staff (Building Supervisors, Club Sport Coaches) and five to eight (5-8) independent contractors (Group Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers) and 125 student employees.
Preferred Qualifications • Master's Degree in recreation and/or higher education related field • Higher education and collegiate campus experience
Normal Working Hours and Conditions University core business hours are generally 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. However this position will require work to be performed outside of normal business hours based on department operations. Availability to work some nights and weekends when necessary. Physical Requirements Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations and to verbally communicate to exchange information.