The Associate Director of Campus Recreation for Adventure Recreation and Competitive Sports is responsible for the overall operation, planning, implementation/coordination, assessment, and budgeting of the Adventure Recreation Program (Trips, Climbing Wall, Challenge Course and Equipment Check-Out) and Competitive Sports (@30 Sport Clubs and Intramural Sports) programs. This includes direct supervision and evaluation of three full-time staff including the Assistant Director of Adventure Recreation, the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports, and the Turf Manager; and, indirect supervision of four full-time staff including two Coordinators of Adventure Rec and two Coordinators of Competitive Sports. The Associate Director is also considered a member of the departmental leadership team including the Director and three total Associate Directors. As such, the Associate Director should have a firm familiarity of the various components of UNCW Campus Recreation and the Student Recreation Center and outdoor facilities (two free play/competitive sports areas and a challenge course).
Must be an excellent manager and supervisor, able to guide and support staff who have individual content expertise but who also must work as a team to support each other. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Campus Recreation, who reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.
This position is also responsible for oversight of all departmental safety, risk management, certifications, and compliance.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Master's degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Administration or related field
Five to seven years collegiate recreation programming experience
Demonstrated involvement with implementation and management of recreational programs.
Ability to assess programs for improvements
Supervisory or related transferable skills, and ability to provide a high level of care to employees and be responsive to their needs
Serves or served as an active member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) by presenting and/or serving on national committees, presenting, and/or volunteering or work groups
Overall 7-10 years collegiate recreation programming experience (or recreation programming for a municipal recreation program and related experiences) preferred
Demonstrated experience in managing a Competitive Sports (IM's and Clubs) Program preferred
Demonstrated experience in managing an Adventure Recreation (Trips and Challenge Course) Program preferred
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The mission of the Department of Campus Recreation is to provide quality structured and self-directed recreational experiences and programs using safe and inclusive indoor and outdoor facilities directed toward positive change and development in students' physical, cognitive and social domains, and to provide experiences that endorse contemporary college wellness and well-being practices. This goal is accomplished by offering a wide variety of recreational programs, services and activities; conducting educational workshops; and providing professional training and meeting required certifications standards.
The Department of Campus Recreation, within the Division of Student Affairs, provides a multi-faceted program that enables students to engage in the Healthy Hawks Well-being Model, which includes the following realms: Emotional, Engagement, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Spiritual and Sustainability. Programmatic areas within Campus Recreation include: Competitive Sports (Intramurals and Sports Clubs), Group Exercise/Fitness Programs, Informal Rec & Aquatics, Adventure Recreation Programs, and Business & Facilities Operations. Campus Recreation at UNCW takes a
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