Indiana University Campus Recreational Sports is seeking an Associate Director of Programming. This new position will report to the Executive Director of Campus Recreational Sports and will serve as a member of the senior departmental leadership team. The Associate Director will provide strategic direction for programming designed to create positive health and well-being outcomes for the Indiana University – Bloomington community. The Associate Director will provide direct oversite for programs including fitness, well-being, sport programs, aquatics, membership management, and outreach/engagement.
We are seeking individuals who are skilled in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships within the department and on campus. Successful candidates will have prior experience in multiple program areas and a demonstrated record of expanding and integrating programming in a collegiate setting. An emphasis on creating health and wellbeing outcomes for a changing and diverse student population is central to this position.
Job Specific Responsibilities:
Provides highest level of operational leadership and coordination of assigned staff members to define recreational programming methodologies and standards; provides direction and guidance on high priority program operations/projects/initiatives.
Establishes short-term business plans and long-term operational objectives, including managing program timelines/deliverables and developing resource plans for multi-project/multi-phase program initiatives.
Lead a high functioning, collaborative team of professionals through effective recruitment, selection, onboarding, coaching and mentoring, consistent feedback and performance improvement plans.
Manages high-level assignments and allocation of resources, including negotiating and coordinating initiatives that involve staff in other departments/areas/teams; may coordinate large-scale programs with wide audiences in support of recreational initiatives.
Makes budgetary recommendations/proposals based on resource needs and ensures cost containment.
Researches and stays up to date on new industry program standards, best practices, and strategic marketing; responsible for the implementation of new protocols/procedures to address business needs.
Works collaboratively with other unit leaders, volunteers, students and/or faculty experts across departments in recommending standards, best practices, and related policies/procedures.
Prepares management reports and summaries for senior administration, executive, steering and advisory committees; acts as an advisor to executive committees; serves on various university committees, communities of practice, and task forces related to program development, educational initiatives and institutional priorities.
Required: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Recreation, Sport Management, or related field
Preferred: Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Recreation, Sport Management, or related field
Required: Four (4) or more years of related experience with structured recreational programming
Required: One (1) or more years of management experience
Preferred: Eight (8) or more years of relevant, full-time experience with progressively increasing responsibility for diverse programming designed to produce health and well-being outcomes for university students, staff, and faculty.
Required: CPR/AED, Standard First Aid, and Prevention of Disease Transmission within 180 days
About Indiana University Campus Recreational Sports
Campus Recreational Sports is a department within the Division of Student Affairs. The Division of Student Affairs is focused on building a strong foundation to ensure every student’s IU experience is positive, safe, healthy, and meaningful. The Division of Student Affairs staff and 21 departments aim to help students navigate their time at IU, providing the tools they need to be successful in school and after graduation. Students are our priority, and their health, safety, and overall well-being are our core mission.
Campus Recreational Sports’ mission is to connect, inform, and inspire people to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. We serve over 36,000 students, faculty, staff, and public participants annually. Our programs utilize two multi-purpose facilities (housing over 400,000 square feet of activity space), three indoor pools, an outdoor pool complex, an indoor tennis center and numerous outdoor activity spaces. Our team consists of forty-six appointed staff members, and over 1,000 hourly wage staff members. Our organization fosters a team focused, collaborative work environment that emphasizes strong business practic...es, operational excellence and participant development. Our organization is committed to a student development philosophy that encourages student involvement in decision-making and leadership. We provide opportunities for personal and professional growth in a fun and exciting environment.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.