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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
- Provide leadership in hiring, directing, supervising, and training for seven full time professional staff, multiple part-time staff, and over 120 student employees responsible for program coordination in the 10 major areas of Recreational Services. Responsibilities include creating professional development opportunities for staff to include professional association involvement along with biannual/annual evaluations, and employment recommendations of classified and unclassified personnel within Recreational Services.
- Provide an open and innovative culture that seeks to find cutting edge recreational services and activities with diverse, effective, measurable outcomes primarily for students, but accessible by faculty and staff.
- Provide budget planning, supervision, and implementation for each budget area under Recreation Services. This includes collaborative endeavors and partnerships involving alternative sources of funding to provide continued services for cutting edge recreational activities.
- Provide strategies for the proper renovation, maintenance, and upkeep of all equipment, materials, and facilities needed to operate the various areas under Recreational Services.
- Develop, facilitate, and communicate goals, needs, and accomplishments that promote effective collaborative relationships among students, faculty, and staff; alumni and community groups; national, regional, state, and local professional recreational sports associations to build strong partnerships with Recreational Services programs and services.
- Develop and direct research efforts leading to student engagement and satisfaction with Recreation Services as it relates to student recruitment and retention efforts.
- Develop and direct effective strategies of collaboration with academic departments to address healthy lifestyle issues, and provide non-credit (and potentially credit) instruction related to sports, fitness, and well-being. This includes usage of Recreational Services facilities and services.
- Work in collaboration with the Department Chair of Kinesiology housed within the College of Education to provide instruction of graduate level courses in the Administration of Sport and Physical Activity concentration along with collaborative work to provide opportunities for students to have practical, hands-on, innovative experiences through the Recreational Services programs and services.
- Perform other duties and serve on select committees concerning university matters as the Dean of Student Engagement and Undergraduate Recruitment assigns them.
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
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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