Director of Campus Recreation

Albany, New York - Posted on: Friday 04/11/14


The University at Albany seeks applicants to serve as the Director of Campus Recreation. The Director will provide leadership and vision for the administration and operation of the University’s comprehensive campus recreation program and supervise and develop professional and student personnel.

Formally established in 2010, UAlbany’s Campus Recreation program is staffed by five full-time professionals and approximately 150 student staff employees. Campus Recreation provides opportunities for students to participate fully in campus recreation activities while further enhancing the quality of campus life for students, faculty, and staff. Campus Recreation provides a range of programs and facilities to meet the community’s recreational needs including intramurals, wellness programs, club sports, informal open recreation, special events such as “Rec Fest” as well as equipment rental.

Last year, Campus Recreation administered a comprehensive intramural sports program which included over 300 teams and nearly 2,500 participants; supported 25 clubs sport teams, many of which competed at and were recognized nationally; sponsored outdoor pursuit trips, including whitewater rafting, paintball, ski trips, and indoor rock climbing; sponsored low ropes course (team building) workshops for nearly 400 participants; hosted 540 group exercise sessions, including Zumba, Cycling, Pilates, Yoga, Boot Camp,  and Aqua Action; hosted over 57,000 users of the fitness center (SEFCU) and nearly 9,000 users of the aquatic facilities, including ‘Learn-to-Swim’ classes for students.



- Lead programming and personnel management for a comprehensive campus recreation program; areas include Aquatics, Club Sports, Group Exercise, Fitness, Intramurals and Outdoor Pursuits

- Direct supervision of five full-time staff

- Promote student development for approximately 150 student employees

- Hire, train, supervise and evaluate programs and personnel

- Create co-curricular learning initiatives and leadership training opportunities for student employees

- Budget management to include proposal, allocation, and forecasting for programs and services from administrative, Student Association, and revenue accounts

- Administration of risk management plan which includes development and exercise of emergency training procedures

- Facility and equipment management, to include the purchase, maintenance, policy development, implementation and marketing of programmatic resources Facility oversight of Campus Recreation facilities (indoor and outdoor).

- Data management and reporting of facility usage, program participation as well as the on-going evaluation of programs and services

- Development and assessment of student learning and program outcomes

- Short term and long range planning for Campus Recreation facilities, services, personnel and finances

- Promote and publicize Campus Recreation

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