This is an executive leadership position in the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) at Colorado State University (CSU), reporting to the Vice President of Student Affairs. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operation of Campus Recreation ensuring the vision, mission, and goals of the organization are successfully accomplished through provision of high quality sport, exercise, mind/body programming, recreation services, and superior facilities for CSU students, faculty, staff, and their families.
The Executive Director serves as the senior administrative officer with direct responsibility for department facilities, programs, services, and personnel and sets standards of operation and performance for Campus Recreation staff. This position collaborates with multiple campus administrators in support of university-wide initiatives and events, and works directly with student leaders within Campus Recreation and Associated Students of CSU (ASCSU) maintaining a strong relationship to ensure student input on department operations, initiatives, and stewardship of student fees.
The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of a complex, multi-unit auxiliary organization with an annual operating budget of $9.2M and $33M bond debt service obligation. This position is directly responsible for the 200,000gsf Student Recreation Center facility operations and infrastructure, administration of 7 program and 8 support service areas, 34 full-time career employees, 50 part-time employees, and 300+ student employees that provide recreation and wellness opportunities for over 70% of the student population annually.
As an Executive Director in the Division of Student Affairs, this position serves in a leadership role supporting the Vice President of Student Affairs with multiple Division level responsibilities: serves on the Vice President’s Executive Leadership Team, Vice President’s Council, DSA Auxiliary Director’s Council, and assumes leadership roles for Division-level committees, task force, projects, and searches.
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
• Master’s degree in recreation administration, sport management, physical education, kinesiology, exercise science, or comparable degree
• Fifteen years’ professional work experience with progressive levels of responsibility in campus recreation at an institution of higher education, with 5 years in a senior-level administrative position at a college or university in recreation
• Eight years direct supervision of full-time professional employees
• Demonstrated experience with budget development, management, and fiscal reporting
• Demonstrated written communication experience such as reports, proposals, professional correspondence, presentation content and materials, etc.
• Ability to relate effectively to all members of the University community, with an appreciation for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences; and experience developing, implementing and supporting programs, services, and events related to multiculturalism, diversity, inclusion, and social justice