Job no: 502915 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 411505 - Sanderson Center Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Jul 19 2021
The Associate Director of Facilities & Sport Programs assists with the management and strategic planning of the Recreation Department. Areas of responsibility include facility management, competitive sports program development (intramural and sports clubs), youth camps and birthday parties, equipment inventory, concession sales, as well as the software applications associated with these areas - Innosoft Fusion, IMLeagues, Connect2, Banner, facility light-programming, concussion recognition application.
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Direct planning and implementation of multiple campus recreational fitness and wellness programs and services including compliance with safety, risk management, and liability policies and procedures while following generally accepted recreational principles. 2. Provide leadership and direction for developing and executing comprehensive outdoor recreation programs to include oversight of training and development for University Student Staff. 3. Supervise recreational facilities and services for competitive sports (intramural sports and sport clubs), facilities (Sanderson and RecPlex), and special youth events. 4. Manage the Sanderson Center, Sawyer Tennis Courts, disc golf course, and the RecPlex, including safety of participants, spectators, and employees. Be on-site or on-call during operating hours or have a designee otherwise available. 5. Oversee recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, scheduling, and evaluation of personnel for the Sanderson Center and the RecPlex. 6. Operate all programs and facilities within assigned budget constraints. 7. Develop and implement risk management policies for competitive sports programming. Ensure the safety, maintenance, and cleanliness of all facilities, equipment, and programs. 8. Assist in long-range planning for all areas of the department. 9. Maintain professional awareness of recreation trends by attending conferences, seminars, and meetings as permitted for professional development. Initiate and supervise studies and research appropriate to the recreation needs of the university community. 10. Performs other duties as required.
Education - Master's Degree with a focus on Business Administration or health or recreation related field.
Experience - 7 years as professional in collegiate recreation in managing sport clubs, intramural sports, and facilities.
American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED Instructor
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Master's degree with minimum of 7 years work experience directly related to discipline. 2. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. 3. Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. 4. Ability to supervise/train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and making work assignments. 5. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures, including budget preparation. 6. Knowledge of management principles and practices. 7. Ability to analyze problems and develop creative solutions to complex issues. 8. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. 9. Advanced knowledge and understanding of recreational facilities management. 10. Employee development and performance management skills. 11. Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
1. Job frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, reaching, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands up to 10 pounds. 2. Ability to see information in print and/or electronically. 3. No heavy lifting. Job performed from indoor environment under controlled temperature setting. 4. Routine deadlines; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions; occasional exposure to demands and pressures outside immediate supervisor.
Complete online application. Submit resume and cover letter.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 502915
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