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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Louisiana Tech University adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

The Title IX Coordinator is Carrie Flournoy, President's Office, Wyly Tower 1620; phone: (318) 257-3785; e-mail flournoy@latech.edu.

The 504 Coordinator is Annie Jantz, Coordinator of Special Programs and Assistant to the VP of Student Advancement, Keeny Hall 305; phone: (318) 257-2445; e-mail ajantz@latech.edu.

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Individuals with disabilities needing special accommodations concerning accessibility or application materials/procedures should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance. Telephone (318) 257-2235.

Director of Recreational Services
Louisiana Tech University

The mission of the recreation department at Louisiana Tech University is to enhance students' fitness and wellness, knowledge, personal skills, and enjoyment by providing: a variety of activities; cooperative and competitive play that is supervised; opportunity for students to learn and practice leadership, sportsmanship, management, program planning, and interpersonal skills; access to quality facilities, equipment and programs; opportunities for students to compete and lead through spirit groups; and opportunities for students to expand and broaden their intellectual and recreational activities provided through trips outside the university.

Recreational Services provides recreational spaces that include the Lambright Sports & Wellness Center, Indoor and Outdoor Aquatics, Recreation Fields, and Hide-Away Park.  Ten major areas compose Recreational Services: Facilities Operations and Reservations; Membership; Fitness and Wellness; Intramurals; Club Sports; Bowling Services; Aquatics; Special Events; Rock Steady Boxing; Outdoor Recreation.

Job Purpose:  As the chief administrative leader for the Department of Recreational Services, reporting to the Dean of Student Engagement and Undergraduate Recruitment, the Director of Recreational Services is responsible for administrative and supervisory duties for a multi-faceted campus recreation program that fosters student engagement and overall student well-being.  The Director will work collaboratively with other departments within the Division of Student Affairs, which is dedicated to enhancing the students’ out-of-class experiences by fostering student development, retention, and overall student success. The Director will also work with other university areas to assist in fulfilling the overall mission of the University.

Duties & Responsibilities

Qualifications

Be a highly motivated, energetic, self-starting team player with a proven record of success in administering a broad-based recreation or similar program experience with facility management expertise; proven ability to lead, organize, and supervise university-level intramural and recreational programs and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Capable of obtaining a

Preferred requirements are an earned doctorate in the social sciences, humanities, education, kinesiology, or related disciplines, along with seven or more years of program management and facilities experience

Minimum requirements are an earned master’s degree in Sports Management, Sports Administration, Health and Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Student Personnel Service, or a related field; extensive research endeavors; 10 years in higher education, recreation management or related experiences will be considered.

To Apply: Send letter of application, resume, and three professional references to:

Samuel L. Speed
Dean, Student Engagement and Undergraduate Recruitment
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3178
Ruston, LA 71272
Email: lisam@latech.edu

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 4, 2018. Position is available immediately.

Louisiana Tech University is an EEO/AA/Title IX employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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