Director, Recreation for Fitness Center and Games Room (Administrator II)

California State University-Los Angeles  |  Los Angeles, CA

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Job Overview

Posted about 4 weeks ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director, Recreation for Fitness Center and Games Room (Administrator II)

Job Type: Administrative Athletics/Recreation Other
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 20,000 Students
Employer ID: 20957
Application Deadline: 11/19/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Additional Compensation:
Commensurate with experience.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Additional Compensation:
Commensurate with experience.
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Other
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Other
Experience:

Position Description

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director of the University-Student Union (U-SU), the incumbent serves as the principal administrator of the Xtreme Fitness Center and the Pit Games Room. The incumbent is a member of the U-SU leadership team and contributes to collaborative strategic planning, implementation and management of the U-SU programs, services, personnel and facilities. The incumbent provides daily administration, supervision and oversight for the Fitness Center and Games Room. The Director of Recreation for the Fitness Center and Games Room directly supervises the Fitness Coordinator and approximately 30 student assistants. The Director is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of all Fitness Center and Games Room services. The Director collaborates with many university and associated colleagues to support the Fitness Center and Games Room programs and services. This position is delegated a high degree of responsibility and makes recommendations regarding shifts in the department’s mission and important practices. The Director of Recreation for the Fitness Center and Games Room may serve as U-SU administrator in charge in the absence of the Executive Director.

  • Serves as a member of the U-SU's executive management team, responsibilities include the review, development and oversight of major administrative & operational policies, procedures, projects and changes.
  • Serves as a member of the U-SU's executive management team, responsibilities include the review, development and oversight of major administrative & operational policies, procedures, projects and changes.
  • Supervises, recruits, trains and evaluates the Xtreme Fitness Center and the Pit Games Room units’ professional and student staffs.
  • Attends all U-SU meetings and Student Life Council meetings as required, and U-SU Board of Director’s (BOD) meetings as needed.
  • Acts as liaison with BOD regarding fitness and recreation.
  • Serves as the acting Executive Director or administrator in charge in absence of E.D. as needed.
  • Trains monitors all staff members regarding the fiscal policies and procedures of the U-SU.
  • Proposes annual departmental budget. Monitors departmental budget and provides quarterly budget assessments to the Associate Executive Director.
  • Reviews and provides preliminary approval of all human resource and financial documentation, programming and vendor contracts for the Executive Director or designee.
  • Provides reports and statistical data on space utilization.
  • Manages Xtreme Fitness programs and equipment including safety protocols, compliance with established industry standards and equipment maintenance.
  • Maintains timely and accurate applications and membership data.
  • Ensures professional and student staff are trained and/or certified to provide fitness services.
  • Develops and monitors the unit’s curriculum including group exercise classes, personal training, non-credit recreation classes, and health related educational workshops. 
  • Creates and maintains relationships with campus stakeholders and departments including the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science, and the Student Health Center.
  • Manages the Pit Games Room programs and equipment and game card transactions. 
  • Create and monitor the unit’s curriculum including independent use of equipment, structured games, and recreational and wellness programming.
  • Collaborate with Student Engagement Coordinator for Wellness and Service, U-SU departments, and campus colleagues to enhance recreation and wellness programming for the campus community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

Demonstrated ability to work with an ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic student body and staff.
Demonstrated ability to lead during change and to create collaborative working relationships.

  • Bachelor's Degree in physical education, kinesiology, exercise science, health, or related field required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Two to five years of progressively responsible management experience in a related field including human resource management, change management, collaboration and leading a team preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in fitness programming, personal and group training are required.
  • Experience with or fitness instructor certification(s) in one or more of the following organizations American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AAFA) and/or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) preferred.
  • Experience with university recreation programs and games rooms preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to participate in physical fitness activities preferred.
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid is required within two months of hire and must be kept current throughout employment.
  • Experience in fiscal and contract management, oversight and reporting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize current industry standard software and applications.
  • Experience in small and large group programming required.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the principles of student development required.
  • Three to five years of supervisory/managerial experience preferred.
  • Student union experience or related university student life experience preferred.

Application Information

Review of applications will begin October 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A completed application, resume, and cover letter should be emailed to

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