Director - Campus Recreation & Wellness - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under direction of the Dean of Students/AVP, Student Life, the Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness will plan, develop and administer a comprehensive university-wide recreational and wellness program for 30,000+ students, faculty and staff.  

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a master's degree in Health, Recreation Management, Sports Management, Physical Education, Facilities Management, Kinesiology or a related field and four years of related experience OR a Bachelors Degree and six years of related experience.
Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
1. Provide leadership and direction for wellness programs, intramurals, outdoor adventure center, academic excursions, group fitness, equipment, facility maintenance and overall program development and evaluation; including the administration of policies, strategic planning, mission, vision, values, and services of a best in practice university recreation and wellness program.
2. Oversee recruitment, training, supervision and evaluation of all full and part time staff; including appropriate in-service training related to risk management and liability to provide for the safety of all guests.
3. Establish and direct annual marketing strategies to ensure the promotion and visibility of all Student Life and Wellness Center programs and facilities; establish internal and external partnerships to enhance program implementation.
4. Oversee operating budgets for the division and report expenses and projected needs to UVU's Student Council to ensure ongoing financial support; evaluate financial performance, program quality, new program development, and customer service performance of each department.
5. Provide effective communication between administration, SLWC staff, and clientele to insure the integrity of Student Life.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

(1) Knowledge of campus recreation and wellness education laws, policies, theories, practices, procedures and techniques including college-level sport clubs program management.
(2) Human resource concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
(3) Knowledge of space analysis and facilities management principles, methods, and procedures, as related to a sports and recreation complex.
(4) Knowledge of financial/business techniques.
(5) Knowledge of rules and regulations and procedures applicable to a range of team sports.
(6) Knowledge of operations, facilities management, risk management, staffing and philosophies congruent with campus recreation practices and standards set forth by the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)
(7) Knowledge and understanding of the core values set forth by the American College Health Association
(8) Knowledge of theories and practices of student leadership development.
(1) Skills in revenue generation, budget preparation, maintenance and fiscal management
(2) Strong planning, organizational and critical thinking skills in implementing and evaluating a comprehensive recreation and wellness program for a University population.
(3) Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
(4) Skills in conflict management techniques.
(5) Skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
(6) Skills in proficient word-processing and have intermediate experience with spreadsheets, databases, graphics, internet and email.
(1) Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele.
(2) Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments.
(3) Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
(4) Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops
(5) Ability to oversee multiple functions or departments.
(6) Ability to work collaboratively with other university areas and with community entities that enhance and promote the growth of campus recreation and wellness programming.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- Application materials become the property of UVU.
- For questions contact Human Resources at  

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter