Department:Department of Physical Education and Recreation Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$110,000 - $125,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA11-Fiscal Year 2017-2018 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins April 2, 2018; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Please submit the following with your online application:
• Cover letter explaining how you meet each of the required minimum qualifications, professional competencies, and preferred qualifications. • Chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications. • Names and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor (or most recent supervisor if not currently employed). Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted. • Answers to the following supplemental questions.
1. What is your vision for college student recreation in both the current as well as future higher education environment and what strategies and collaborations are key to implementing this vision? In your response, please address the role of credit-bearing physical education courses in a comprehensive recreation model.
2. The Division of Student Life is committed to creating a multicultural organization that actively respects, includes, and engages everyone. What does this mean to you and how, if you were selected as the Director of the Department of Physical Education and Recreation, will you help us meet this goal? Further, how will you encourage and develop a commitment to inclusivity amongst the students with whom you will be working?
Department Summary The Department of Physical Education and Recreation provides campus with 350,000 square feet of indoor recreational space housed in five buildings, plus 10 acres of outdoor recreational space. Facilities include 6 gymnasiums (11 courts); a natatorium with a 12-lane lap pool, leisure pool and hot tub; 8 multi-purpose rooms, 6 racquetball & squash courts, a rock climbing & bouldering facility, a suspended running track, 9 strength and conditioning areas, boxing and cycling studios, 2 natural turf fields, 4 lighted artificial turf fields, 12 tennis courts (6 outdoor, 6 indoor) and an outdoor fitness playground.
Position Summary The Director of the Department of Physical Education and Recreation (PE & Rec) at the University of Oregon provides visionary and strategic leadership of a diverse unit that offers both academic and auxiliary components. The Director is responsible for a wide variety of administrative and supervisory duties, and for leading an outstanding team of employees (40 staff, 56 faculty and 300 students) who administer recreation and physical education facilities, physical education curriculum, fitness and recreational programs, special events and informal open recreation. Through its facilities, operations, services, programs and academic curriculum, the Department of Physical Education & Recreation strives to inspire the campus community to live active, balanced lives.
The Director reports to the Vice President for Student Life, with a consultative dotted line to the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs for matters involving the physical education academic curriculum. The Division of Student Life supports the University’s academic mission through comprehensive programs and services that promote and advance student learning and success while fostering an inclusive and vibrant campus community. In addition to PE & Rec, the Division of Student Life is comprised of the Career Center, Office of the Dean of Students, Erb Memorial Union, and the Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, as well as six functional areas: Assessment and Research, Information Technology, Finance, Major Student Events, Student Government Engagement and Success and Parent and Family Programs.
Minimum Requirements • Master's Degree in Recreation Administration, Physical Education, Sports Management, Student Affairs or Higher Education Administration. • Eight years of progressively responsible experience in university campus recreation or related environment. • Three years of experience managing large and complex budgets; including budget preparation and resource allocation. • Three years of experience in personnel management; including supervising full-time professional staff, organizational and employee development and performance management.
Professional Competencies • Demonstrated understanding of current issues, best practices and emerging trends in university recreation administration, including student development strategies for a diverse higher education student populations. • Ability to work effectively with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds, including students of color, international students, non-traditional students and returning learners, and to foster sensitivity to and competency regarding diverse issues in a university community. • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to plan strategically. • Documented ability to make important and high profile decisions. • Ability to work cooperatively and strategically in a team environment with all levels of professionals. • Demonstrated passion for enhancing the student experience and advancing student learning. • Demonstrated experience with assessment and learning outcomes in a university environment. • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. • Demonstrated success in cultivating collaborative relationships with students, faculty, staff, and professional colleagues.
Preferred Qualifications • Doctoral degree in Recreation Administration, Physical Education, Sports Management, Student Affairs or Higher Education Administration. • Experience in a similar position at a college or university comparable to the University of Oregon. • Experience with university physical education academic curriculum administration. • Experience working at an AAU, Research-1 University. • Involvement in national organizations concerned with higher education recreation.
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