Director of Recreation and Wellness

Loyola University Maryland
February 19, 2023
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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 and cleaning.
  • 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.
  • Required Qualifications

  • 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 related software
  • 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 University leaders.
  • Ability to support the University's goals for institutional diversity, as well as the goals and values of a Catholic, Jesuit institution.
  • Preferred Qualifications Job Posting Date 01/09/2023 Priority Application Deadline Date Job Close Date Anticipated Start Date University Description

    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.

    Diversity Statement

    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 check. 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 policy.

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