1939 Associate Director, Campus Recreation


TITLE Associate Director, Campus Recreation




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director of Campus Recreation

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Director of Plaster Student Union


The Associate Director of Campus Recreation manages programs, special events, and specified operations of Campus Recreation and assists in the development and implementation of activities and services which supplement the academic program of the University. The Associate Director of Campus Recreation supervises Campus Recreation programs and staff and assists with the management of the Foster Recreation Center. The Associate Director of Campus Recreation works in conjunction with other University entities to promote Campus Recreation programs to a diverse population including but not limited to Taylor Health and Wellness Center, Residence Life and Services, fraternities and sororities, students with disabilities, commuter students, and faculty and staff. The Associate Director of Campus Recreation assists with long-range planning and implementation of programs for Campus Recreation and the Foster Recreation Center and assumes other responsibilities as directed by the Director of Campus Recreation.


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

Experience: At least three years of successful administrative experience in recreational programming is required; experience in developing and implementing successful programs, working with small and large groups in intramural sports, fitness, wellness, and outdoor recreation programs, and/or managing recreation facilities 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. 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. Provides support for the administrative and budgetary project needs of the Director of Campus Recreation and supports Campus Recreation functions in the absence of the Director of Campus Recreation.

2. Assists in supervising Campus Recreation programs and services, including the promotion and implementation of all events with an emphasis in risk management.

3. Assists with establishing and implementing short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies, operating procedures, and assessments for Campus Recreation, monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness, and initiates changes required for improvement.

4. Develops and leads efficient programming areas by supervising graduate and student staff, managing the budget in these areas, and establishing diverse, high quality comprehensive recreational activities, and fitness and wellness programs that encourage healthy lifestyles and enhance quality of life for the entire campus community.

5. In collaboration with the Director of Campus Recreation, ensures implementation of campus recreation by planning, organizing, and supervising year-round programs for the campus community including intramural sports, fitness and wellness classes, aquatic and outdoor recreation programs, and special events.

6. Manages financial resources within budget limits and in accordance with University guidelines under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Campus Recreation by planning, developing, and overseeing designated budgets.

7. Provides support for the operation of the Foster Recreation Center including staffing requirements, program development, facility rentals, and equipment and maintenance needs.

8. 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.

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

10. Directs the promotion of Campus Recreation activities by supervising the maintenance of web pages and the planning and implementation of promotional activities and materials.

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, Plaster Student Union, Residence Life, the Office of Student Engagement, and Student Activities organizations.

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

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

14. 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.

15. 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 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 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 3 - 270 Points: Supervision of a limited number of (a) operative, administrative support, or paraprofessional employees who do not exercise a full range of supervisory responsibilities over other full-time employees, (b) a very small number of professional employees, or an equivalent combination of (a) and (b). The incumbent performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities including performance reviews of subordinates. The incumbent is generally responsible for training, planning, and directing the work of permanent employees, and provides major input into 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 3 - 850 Points: Work involves providing significant support services to others both within and outside of the department that substantially influences decision-making processes. Work activities are complex and others rely on the accuracy and reliability of the information, analysis, or advice to make decisions. Work activities have a direct, but shared, impact on further processes or services, affect the overall efficiency and image of the department, and may have material impact on costs or service quality within the cost center. Incumbents may be responsible for identifying areas of need and for developing proposals that request funding to fulfill those needs.