Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Candidates must have a master's degree in student development, higher education, recreation management, or a related field.
Experience in staff supervision, program development, and implementation is required.
Candidates must demonstrate a professional history of commitment to the values and practice of inclusion and diversity in a collegiate environment, show strong evidence of progressive leadership experience, interpersonal and communication skills, policy development, facility management, and strong organizational skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director of University Recreation is responsible for the overall management of University Recreation in the Division of Student Affairs.
Duties and responsibilities of the Director include but are not limited to:
Develop a comprehensive risk management strategy that is consistent with the University’s risk management objectives and provide a safe environment for all participants.
Responsible for the department’s marketing and public relations activities.
Serves as the hiring authority of the University Recreation staff. In this role, the Director is responsible for hiring, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating professional staff and managing the process for student staff evaluations.
Works cooperatively with staff members to promote all aspects of University Recreation and the many programs within the department.
The Director will prepare reports and proposals, as necessary, including major equipment purchases and replacements as needed. Consult and advise the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and other Division leadership regarding issues, needs, and concerns for University Recreation programs and services as they relate to students, faculty, students, and all affiliated constituent groups who utilize the facilities and services.
Oversees training and other informational programs for the departmental staff to enhance their cooperation among each other, professional development, education, and ongoing certifications.
Develop, organize, and supervise all seasonal maintenance of facilities including gym floors, weight room floors, racquetball courts, aerobics areas, field upkeep, and others within the department.
Assist with special welcome back events as scheduled by the Student Affairs Division and with other events such as Safety Festival, Open House Weekends and Parent & Family Weekends.
A candidate should have at least eight (8) years of progressive administrative experience in higher education.
Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a record of professional engagement.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Periodically some evening and weekend hours may also be necessary depending upon the needs of various programmatic activities and services.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.