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Director of Recreational Services

Position Deleted on 3/16/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Charlotte, NC
Admin - Student Affairs and Services
Application Due:
Full Time

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. Located in the state's largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System with current enrollment exceeding 25,000 students. Student Union, Activities & Recreation (SUAR) represents a key component of the Division of Student Affairs, providing programs, activities, services, and facility management to meet the needs of UNC Charlotte's increasing student population and the greater campus community.

Recreational Services is committed to inspiring the lifetime appreciation of a balanced, active, and healthy lifestyle. A student-focused approach is utilized by offering experiences that exceed the changing needs of a diverse university community. Recreational Services oversees programming for Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs, Group Fitness, Personal Training, Special Events, Aquatics, and Student Employment as well as the Operations of indoor and outdoor fitness facilities including Belk Gymnasium, the Fitness Center, and over 20 acres of natural and artificial turf fields.

The Director is responsible for the administration and operation of a comprehensive department including human resource and facility/operations management; strategic planning; budget development and fiscal planning; and program, marketing, and special event oversight. He/she must be a dynamic leader, proficient in business and finance, knowledgeable about programs and operations, and a strategic thinker. Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Union, Activities and Recreation, the Director is a key member of SUAR and also serves on the Division of Student Affairs senior staff leadership team.

  • Develop annual and long-range goals and lead strategic planning initiatives.
  • Formulate and implement programs, policies, and priorities consistent within departmental mission.
  • Develop, manage, and allocate $1.7 million annual operating budget.
  • Develop safety standards and risk management plans congruent with other campus recreation programs.
  • Maintain knowledge/skills related to best practices specific to recreational programs, facilities, and services.
  • Keep abreast of program/facility usage and advocate for structured recreational programming, open recreation space, and additional facilities when appropriate.
  • Management of all indoor/outdoor facilities to include maintenance, upkeep, usage, utilities, and equipment.
Human Resource/Staff Development
  • Oversee all recruitment, hiring, terminating, training, supervising, and performance management of employees including two Associate Directors, five Assistant Directors, one Coordinator, two Administrative Assistants, and approximately 250 student employees.
  • Oversee and support all staff development programs and activities for full-time and part-time staff. This includes professional involvement, certification/accreditation programs, student staff training (fall/spring), and departmental initiatives aimed at developing a cohesive, collaborative team-oriented environment.
  • Conduct regular staff meetings and organize staff retreats/staff trainings as needed to improve program and maintain safety standards.
  • Oversee all purchasing and inventory control, including but not limited to sports specific equipment, vehicles, computers, supplies, etc.
  • In conjunction with SUAR standards, develop and implement office procedures and computer resources.
  • Maintain appropriate human resource, financial, programmatic, and other records as required. These include but are not limited to hiring packages, evaluations, time/leave sheets, purchasing, inventory, accidents/incidents, monthly/annual activities, financial records, etc.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, assigned committees, in-service education sessions and other divisional meetings. Participate in other Division of Student Affairs initiatives/programs as required.
Successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Master's degree in Recreation, Business, Higher Ed, Student Personnel or related field.
  • 8 - 10 years of progressive experience in campus recreation.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Budget development/management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of personnel management, staff development, and conflict resolution.
  • Supervisory experience (administrative, professional, and student staff) in a multi-level organization.
  • Ability to design, implement, and analyze assessment efforts.
  • Selected candidate is subject to a criminal background check.
  • 10-12 years experience working in a culturally diverse setting.
  • Advanced skills in operating Mac/PC related database, spreadsheet, word processing applications, and HTML (Web) programming.
  • Ability to obtain certifications related to position responsibilities.
  • Experience/knowledge with capital construction
Qualified candidates should apply online at Only electronic applications will be accepted. Attach a letter of application stating qualifications, resume, and at least three professional references (names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses) with your electronic submission. Applicants are subject to a criminal background check. The position is open until filled. Application screening begins March 15, 2013 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2013.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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