1932 Associate Director, Campus Recreation-Facilities and Operations


TITLE Associate Director, Campus Recreation-Facilities and Operations




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director of Campus Recreation

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Vice President for Student Affairs


The Associate Director, Campus Recreation-Facilities and Operations manages the operations and maintenance of the Foster Recreation Center (FRC). The Associate Director-Facilities and Operations assists in the development and implementation of facility events, programs, and services which supplement the academic program of the University. The Associate Director-Facilities and Operations supervises facility staff and operations of the FRC, including the fitness and aquatics areas. The Associate Director-Facilities and Operations works in conjunction with other University entities to promote Campus Recreation to a diverse population. The Associate Director-Facilities and Operations assists with long-range planning and implementation of programs for Campus Recreation and the FRC and assumes other responsibilities as directed by the Director of Campus Recreation.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience: At least two years of experience working in recreation facility operations and/or management or fitness and wellness is required. A strong background in risk management, especially as it relates to recreation facility operations, is preferred. Experience working in diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred. Experience with budgets, supervision of student and professional staff, knowledge of risk management and its application to campus recreation, and assessment of staff, programs, and services is preferred.

Skills: Effective organizational, management, leadership, computer, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. Experience with recreational management software is preferred. 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 or must be obtained within 30 days of hire. A valid Missouri driver’s license is required or must be obtained within thirty days of employment. Certified Pool Operators certification is preferred.

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


1. Staffs events within the facility, manages facility reservations and rentals, oversees set-up for programs and events, and coordinates the facility schedule.

2. Manages building access and key control.

3. Maintains member records and eligibility and assures that excellent customer service is provided by the welcome desk.

4. Assesses and determines equipment purchases, maintenance, and repair needs and prepares risk management and operational procedures for fitness equipment.

5. Investigates and provides follow-up for all facility incidents and accidents.

6. Oversees maintenance and custodial operations within the facility and coordinates maintenance with Facilities Management and vendors.

7. Oversees facility events and aquatics programming.

8. Provides training to student employees.

9. Manages budgets associated with fitness equipment, maintenance, and custodial expenses.

10. Prepares departmental goals, assists in policy and operational review, and develops changes in programming and procedures for organizational effectiveness.

11. Assures the involvement of a broad campus base and develops the support of related organizations by developing co-sponsored or complementary programs and forming strong networking ties with campus organizations, departments, and campus programming committees.

12. Assists with all programming areas and general operations of Campus Recreation, as needed.

13. Serves on campus 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 through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of Campus Recreation.

16. Supports the overall success of Campus Recreation and Foster Recreation Center by completing special projects and performing other duties as assigned.


The Associate Director of Campus Recreation-Facilities and Operations is supervised by the Director of Campus Recreation and supervises staff, graduate assistants, and student employees.




Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 3 - 1500 Points: Entry-level knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of an administrative, managerial, technical, or professional specialty. Knowledge permits employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in professional or technical areas including accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, law, engineering, science, or medicine, while gaining familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices, and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project, or to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out recurring tasks and routine assignments requiring moderate 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. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with a moderate level of additional related work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with some related work 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 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.

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 4 - 1500 Points: Work involves the primary accountability for a smaller 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. Work activities have a direct and substantial impact on the department. While work activities do have some effect on the efficiency and reputation of the cost center, departments, programs, or processes at this level represent a relatively minor function within the cost center. Employees in jobs at this level may have responsibility for developing budgets, distributing budgeted funds, and exercising the primary control over a relatively small budget.