Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
While working independently under the general direction of the Director of Campus Recreation and Student Recreation Center(SRC), the Assistant Director of Operations and Fitness is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Student Recreation Center at Southern Oregon University (SOU). This position oversees the operations of the recreation facilities, membership management at the SRC Information Desk, reservations and events at the SRC, the fitness, personal training, and recreation programming as well as professional contributions to the overall operations of the SRC.
Campus Recreation provides students an opportunity to participate in activities at a recreational and competitive level and is committed to offering programs and facilities that promote an inclusive campus environment. Campus Recreation contributes to the wholeness and wellness of the students and the entire SOU community by embracing the engagement in activities and well-being dimensions that motivates us to achieve life balance.
Campus Recreation enhances the educational experience of the SOU Community by promoting wellness, personal development and leadership through inclusive programs, services, and facilities. SOU Campus Recreation will be an innovative leader by providing a stimulating, challenging, and inviting environment that facilitates the development of leaders and a culture of wellness on campus. Campus Recreation Values are: Play is essential, Lead with integrity, Have courage and accept challenge, Commit to engage, Build Community, Be compassionate, Live Well (ness).
This position will contribute to the development and vision of SOU's Campus Recreation. Decisions made may affect a work unit or area within a department and may contribute to the business and operational direction of the SRC.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in one of the behavior sciences, public or business administration, leisure/recreation services, sports management (or applicable field).
Two years' experience in facility operations or management, which includes experience with training, supervision, risk management, space reservation, and scheduling.
Experience with fitness programming, personal training, and fitness equipment.
A graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for two additional years of the required experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
CPR/AED/First Aid Certified – or must obtain within 1 month of employment.
Master's degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Sports Administration, Student Personnel, or related field
Two years' experience of building operation responsibilities in a university recreation setting
Fiscal planning and budget management experience while balancing revenue generating initiatives.
Participation in position-related professional organizations (such as NIRSA, NASPA, ACUI, etc.).
Demonstrated experience with facility management including upgrades and expansion, maintenance, and scheduling.
Experience working and/or managing a student or community recreation center.
Preferred experience with Fusion Innosoft (Access Control/Member Management software), Connect 2 and EMS (reservation system).
All Listed Duties:
Facilities Maintenance and Operations:
Ensures all programs, events, and facilities meet learning objectives, safety guidelines, and in compliance with SOU policies and procedures.
Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, evaluates, and assigns work to forty + student employees.
Supervises two full-time employees and 10+ temporary staff (Fitness instructors).
Manages operations and maintenance needs in coordination with Facilities Management and Planning to ensure the highest level of cleanliness, safety, and operational quality of the SRC.
Serves as liaison to custodial staff.
Maintains the inventory and distribution of supplies and equipment.
Oversees memberships and customer service for all members and guests, which may include providing clerical support with program registration, point of sale, facility booking, membership registration, answering telephones, administering rentals, and financial transactions.
Prepares and administers budget, maintains records and prepares reports.
Update all SOP, EAP, handbooks and other paperwork, including but not limited to, SRC Assumption of Risks, SRC Facility Agreement and SRC Facility Rental Agreement.
Serves as a member of the Center's emergency response team.
Ensures all staff are certified in appropriate areas and that all incidents are immediately reported.
Manages and operates the Esports Hub (SRC Operations student-employees: cleaning, security, Fusion/fob rentals).,
Operations, Development and Leadership:
Oversees the SRC and its affiliated programs to ensure the highest quality and success of programs.
Coordinates the all-staff training sessions in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Outdoor Program and Climbing Center.
Conducts operations/program assessments and quality reviews by gathering data, preparing reports, and evaluating data to determine effectiveness of overall recreation operations and programs.
Recommends program modifications as identified by program summaries, student feedback, community input, and performance data.
Maintains clear, direct, and collaborative dialogue with campus and community constituents.
Attends and participates in meetings and other related sessions.
Contributes positively to public relations efforts of the institution, including the recruitment and retention of students and connections to the Ashland community.
Contributes to the development and vision of Campus Recreation, including providing input in the strategic plan, master plan and the evolution of services and operations.
Serves as a proxy for the Campus Recreation's Director and colleagues.
Serves as an active advisor to the SRC Advisory Committee and attends the SRC Advisory Committee meetings.
Manages the internal and external involvement in the esports Hub (facility rentals, EMS, intramurals, collaborations, open hub hours),
Wellness, Fitness and Personal Training Programming:
Coordinates the operations of fitness-related facilities and services such as cardio, weight and group exercise spaces and equipment.
Oversees the Fitness and Personal Training programming, which includes hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating ten + fitness instructors, and 10 + personal trainers.
Ensures all instructors are properly qualified, trained, monitored and evaluated for service quality and inclusive experience.
Ensure the enforcement of all Center policies and procedures.
Monitor and evaluate the participation and effectiveness of the programs including success and retention and resiliency.
Coordinates safe use of fitness equipment and makes recommendations for purchase, use, placement and replacement of equipment.
Develops and implements virtual and in-person wellness programs for the SOU community and for the esports team.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
Internal Number: 8959
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.