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Director of Campus Recreation

Posted: 01/03/2023

Director of Campus Recreation Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions Department: Campus Recreation Locations: Macomb, IL Posted: Dec 21, 2022 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: FT - Continuous About Western Illinois University: Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,600 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access. Job Description: APPOINTMENT: March 1, 2023 Western Illinois University (WIU/Western) invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Director of Campus Recreation. The University seeks a committed, visionary, experienced leader to lead all activities and operations within Campus Recreation and the Harry Mussatto Campus Golf Course. Reporting to the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services, the Director of Campus Recreation is responsible for all aspects of the programs, services and operations of the WIU Campus Recreation Center. This includes event and competition execution, building operations and maintenance, building renovations and projects, financial management, budget forecasts and preparations. The Director of Campus Recreation will work closely and interact frequently with faculty, staff, students, and members of the community to achieve the institution's goals in support of its core values of academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.) Develops, directs, and administers all aspects of the programs, services and operations of the WIU Campus Recreation Center. This includes event and competition execution, building operations and maintenance, building renovations and projects, financial management, budget forecasts and preparations. 2.) The Director of Campus Recreation position is responsible for the supervision of the following areas: Campus Recreation Center Campus Recreation Center-Aquatics Center Vince Grady Intramural Fields Harry Mussatto Golf Course 3.) The Director of Campus Recreation position is responsible for the direct supervision of the following positions: a. Associate Director of Campus Recreation b. Facility Operations Coordinator c. Golf Course Grounds Superintendent d. Manager of Sports Facilities e. Golf Course Superintendent (co-supervision with Athletics) f. Graduate Staff g. Student Employees 4.) Lead with Campus Recreation management staff in exploration, consideration, decision-making and implementation of any structural, physical or service/program changes in the Campus Recreation Center and Harry Mussatto Golf Course. 5.) Serves as a primary building representative with Facilities Management personnel regarding building services and maintenance of the Campus Recreation Center and/or Harry Mussatto Golf Course to maintain a clean, well-maintained facility for use by students, staff, faculty and community. 6.) Interpret, revise or propose policies for the use of the Campus Recreation facilities. Assist students, faculty, staff, and community members by making day-to-day decisions regarding the Campus Recreation and Golf Course facilities and services, policy interpretation and public relations activities. 7.) Responsible for the development of emergency and risk management plans as well as the creation of annual goals, reports, and summaries for Campus Recreation and Golf Course. 8.) Serves as an advisor and primary point of contact for the over 25+ Campus Club Teams. 9.) Represent the Campus Recreation management staff on various campus-wide committees and represent the University on community committees and boards as needed. 10.) Participates on an on-duty rotation for campus crisis response within the Division of Student Success. 11.) To assume other administrative duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services and Risk Management SALARY: $73440/annually Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: Requirements: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Master's degree required in Recreation, Kinesiology, Sports Management, or related field • 5 years of experience in a University setting • Must have high developed human interaction and administrative skills • Ability to work independently or in a group • Problem solving and critical thinking skills are also a requirement of the position. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Lifeguard/ Lifeguard Instructor Certification • First Aid/CPR/AED/ First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification • Water Safety Instructor Certification • Any and all other Certifications related to Campus Recreation For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of appointment. Additional Information: About WIU ( Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region. WIU-Macomb, IL: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL). WIU-Quad Cities: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries. WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism ( Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals. For a complete description & to apply, visit Copyright ©2022 Inc. All rights reserved. jeid-cd930690add5114683b2d2cfb2db8871