1941 Director of Campus Recreation


TITLE Director of Campus Recreation




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Assistant Vice President Student Life/Director of Plaster Student Union

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President for Student Affairs


The primary job duty of the Director of Campus Recreation is providing leadership and management of the activities, services, and operations of the Campus Recreation department. The Director of Campus Recreation oversees the progress and development of the Foster Recreation Center, develops and implements activities and services which supplement the academic program of the University, and supervises the operations of the Campus Recreation Department including intramural sports, fitness, wellness, aquatics, and outdoor programs, the Outdoor Adventures Center, Plaster Student Union Graphic Design, and the recreation field. The Director of Campus Recreation works with Taylor Health and Wellness Center staff in the promotion of campus wellness and fitness programs and promotes participation in recreational programs among diverse groups including, but not limited to, Residence Life, Greek organizations, students with disabilities, commuter students, faculty, and staff. The Director of Campus Recreation participates in long-range planning and implementation of programs by Plaster Student Union and assumes other responsibilities as directed by the Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Director of Plaster Student Union.


Education: A Master's degree in Recreation, Management, Student Personnel, or a related area is required.

Experience: At least three years of successful administrative experience in higher education is required. Requires experience in recreational programming on the college or university level including the development and implementation of successful programs, working with small and large groups of students in intramural sports, fitness, wellness, aquatics, and outdoor adventure programs, managing a large budget, managing campus recreation facilities and successful campus-wide events, and supervising professional and student staff.

Skills: Requires exceptional organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Computer literacy is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

License: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid certification are required.

Other: The scope of the job occasionally requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, seminars, and workshops.


1.Establishes and implements short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for Campus Recreation, monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.

2. Develops and leads an efficient department by supervising administrative, graduate, and student staff, managing the budget, and establishing a wide variety of high quality comprehensive recreational sports, fitness, and wellness programs that encourage a healthier lifestyle and enhance the quality of life for the entire campus community.

3. In collaboration with the Associate and Assistant Directors, ensures implementation of campus recreation by planning, organizing, and supervising a year-round program for the campus community including intramural sports and special events.

4. Oversees the hiring, supervising, and training of sports officials and intramural sports supervisors.

5. Facilitates fitness and wellness activities by developing and implementing a comprehensive program for the campus community including a variety of aerobic fitness activities and current health and wellness activities such as CPR classes, first aid certification, tai chi, and yoga.

6. Promotes outdoor recreation by supervising the operations of the Outdoor Adventures Center, including an outdoor and sports equipment rental service, outdoor adventure trips and workshops.

7. Manages the progress and development of the University Recreation and Wellness Center project including the development of future staffing and financial requirements for the completed facility.

8. Manages the budgets of Campus Recreation, Outdoor Adventures, and Graphic Design and provides accountability for the collection of fees and monies due Campus Recreation by reviewing daily deposit reports and conciliation of monthly financial statements.

9. Manages the operations of the Graphic Design area by supervising billing, purchasing supplies, and maintaining inventory and printing equipment.

10. Promotes the awareness of Campus Recreation policies and information for the campus community by overseeing a marketing plan, departmental publications, and web page presence.

11. Assists with the creation of a full and positive campus life by cooperating with other components of Student Affairs including, but not limited to, Taylor Health and Wellness Center, Residence Life, Student Activities, and Greek organizations.

12. Develops co-sponsored or complementary programs and forms strong network ties with campus organizations, departments, and campus programming committees.

13. Serves on campus-side committees and assumes teaching assignments that promote the educational development and leadership skills of students.

14. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

15. Remains competent and current though self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Assistant Vice President Student Life/Director of Plaster Student Union.

16. Contributes to an effective unit by completing special projects and performing other duties assigned by the Assistant Vice President Student Life/Director of Plaster Student Union.


The Director of Campus Recreation is supervised by the Assistant Vice President Student Life/Director of Plaster Student Union and supervises an Associate Director, Assistant directors, student employees, and graduate assistants and makes recommendations which are given particular weight regarding the hiring, firing, advancement, promotion, and other changes of status of those supervised.




Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 4 - 2300 Points: Knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of an administrative, managerial, or professional field such as accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, engineering, social sciences, communications, education, law, or medicine. Knowledge permits the employee to complete assignments by applying established methods to recurring types of projects/problems susceptible to well-documented precedents or to schedule, plan, and carry out precedented projects. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out precedented projects requiring considerable experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty along with significant related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with substantial work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with substantial work experience. Knowledge requirements generally also include a significant amount of related work experience and may include administrative or supervisory experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 4 - 470 Points: Supervision of (a) a moderate number of operative, administrative support, or paraprofessional employees who do not exercise a full range of supervisory responsibilities over other full-time employees, (b) a small number of professional employees who exercise limited supervision of others, or (c) large numbers of student workers or graduate assistants, or some equivalent combination of the above. The incumbent performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities including performance reviews of subordinates. The incumbent is responsible for training, planning, and directing the work of permanent employees, and generally controls hiring decisions. Supervisory responsibilities consume moderate amounts of work time and may include general work planning tasks.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 4 - 500 Points: Interactions with others are somewhat unstructured. The purpose may be to influence or motivate others, to obtain information, or to control situations and resolve problems. Interactions may be with individuals or groups of co-workers, students, or the general public, may be moderately unstructured, and may involve persons who hold differing goals and objectives. Individuals at this level often act as a liaison between groups with a focus on solving particular unstructured problems. Interactions at this level require considerable interpersonal skill and the ability to resolve conflict.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 3 - 500 Points: The employee operates under general supervision expressed in terms of program goals and objectives, priorities, and deadlines. Administrative supervision is given through statements of overall program or project objectives and available resources. Administrative guidelines are relatively comprehensive and the employee need only to fill in gaps in interpretation and adapt established methods to perform recurring activities. In unforeseen situations, the employee must interpret inadequate or incomplete guidelines, develop plans, and initiate new methods to complete assignments based on those interpretations. Assignments are normally related in function, but the work requires many different processes and methods applied to an established administrative or professional field. Problems are typically the result of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, or incomplete or conflicting data. The employee must interpret and refine methods to complete assignments. Characteristic jobs at this level may involve directing single-purpose programs or performing complex, but precedented, technical or professional work.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 5 - 2350 Points: Work involves primary accountability for a larger department, program, or process. Work activities involve managerial decisions that directly affect the efficiency, costs, reputation, and service quality of the department, program, or process. Work affects a limited range of professional projects or administrative activities of the University, influences internal or external operations, or impacts students, faculty, and/or staff. Work activities have a direct and significant impact on the department. Work activities also have a significant effect on the efficiency and reputation of the cost center and represent a relatively major function within the cost center. At this level would be jobs in which the incumbent may have responsibility for developing budgets, distributing budgeted funds, and exercising primary control over a moderately-sized budget.