Position Title Director of Recreation and Wellness
Job Category Administrator
Office/Department Recreation and Wellness
Work Environment Onsite
Location Evergreen Main Campus
Staff Job Type Full-time
If Temporary or Visiting, Estimated End Date:
Position Summary and Duties
The Director of Recreation and Wellness is responsible for the administrative
oversight of Recreation and Wellness and provides leadership and direction in
support of the mission, vision, goals of the department and the Fitness and
Aquatic Center (FAC). The director oversees all full-time administrators of
the department, part-time student employees, coaches and instructors for the
following programs: fitness, outdoor adventure, intramural and club sports,
youth programs and all recreation facilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop department goals and objectives consistent with its mission and
the mission of the Division of Student Development; initiate changes in
order to develop new policies, procedures and/or methods based on
interpretation of organization plans and forecasts. Analyze and evaluate
ongoing department programs to identify areas where
adjustments/improvements or cut backs are needed.
Set operational standards for all recreational facilities and programs to
ensure operational and financial effectiveness. Evaluate workload,
priorities and activity schedules to determine staffing requirements for
events, programs and for the Fitness and Aquatic Center(FAC). Hire,
schedule and evaluate administrator and staff performance, conducting
performance appraisals and reviews on a regular schedule and more often
when needed. Evaluate daily operational procedures and policies to ensure
an efficient, safe and secure environment for those who are eligible to
utilize the FAC. Analyze customer complaints, concerns and suggestions.
Provide appropriate follow through to ensure highest level quality
customer service related to programs, services and facilities maintenance
Develop and implement policy and procedures for the FAC including:
eligibility for memberships, services, programs, scheduling and staff and
student employee policies and procedures (club coaches, instructors,
graduate assistants and student employees).
Establish and manage operational budgets for the Department of
Recreational Sports and Fitness and Aquatic Center. Identify budget needs
to maintain standards in the industry and to ensure shortfalls are
forecasted and risk of injury or illness is minimized. Ensure all revenue
budget expectations are met annually. Identify capital budget needs
through advance planning.
Assists in the development of a vibrant student experience by
collaborating with other Student Development departments such as Student
Engagement, Student Life, ALANA (African, Latinx, Asian, and Native
American) Services, Student Health Services, and the Counseling Center.
Develop co-sponsored programs and form strong partnerships with campus
organizations, departments, and committees.
A Master's degree in Sports Management, Recreation Management, College
Student Personnel, Higher Education, or related field.
Minimum of 5 years of related work experience.
Knowledge of policies, procedures, programs and strategies associated with
administering a comprehensive recreation program; current trends in campus
recreation programming; meeting quality standards for services and
evaluation of customer satisfaction; recreational facility design,
maintenance, successful management and operations; budget management;
capital budget planning; equipment/supplies purchasing; computers and
Strong performance management experience; ability to make independent
judgments and possess strong critical thinking skills, and ability to work
appropriately with other departments, executive leadership and other
Ability to support the University's goals for institutional diversity, as
well as the goals and values of a Catholic, Jesuit institution.
Job Posting Date 01/09/2023
Priority Application Deadline Date
Job Close Date
Anticipated Start Date
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the
educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals
of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly,
Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing
world. Loyola's beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore,
and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000
undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of
Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts
and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and
universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint
Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.
Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings
to the workplace. In accord with its Ignatian values, the University is
committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent
value and dignity of each person. Loyola University Maryland does not
discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age,
religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected
classification. The University recruits, hires, and promotes in accord with
this policy and its Core Values.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at
Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background
Loyola University Maryland requires that all faculty, staff, and
administrators receive COVID-19 vaccination, including the booster, unless
exempted for medical or religious reasons in accordance with University
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