How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The mission of the University of Michigan Recreational Sports is promoting a healthy lifestyle through engagement, leadership and activity. The Department operates multiple programs, four indoor facilities and two outdoor field complexes. The department consists of 36 full-time staff and over 650 student employees. Established in 1913, the department is considered to be one of the first collegiate recreation programs and is the first program to have a facility dedicated to student recreation (Intramural Sports Building, 1928). Recreational Sports reports to Student Life through the Associate Vice President of Student Life.
The Assistant Director is responsible for providing overall leadership and management of daily operations at one of three comprehensive indoor Recreational Sports facilities (Central Campus Recreation Building, Intramural Sports Building, North Campus Recreation Building). This includes personnel, policies and procedures, scheduling, equipment, sales, membership, risk management and maintenance and repair. Responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the aquatics program and aquatic facilities at CCRB and NCRB. Creates budgets, policies, procedures, and directs operations of all areas of oversight. Coordinates all scheduling requests for assigned facility including internal programs, external customers and other university departments and user groups. Work closely with the Rentals and Special Events staff to assist in coordinating external events. Provides outstanding customer service, strategic leadership and vision, mentorship and direct supervision for staff in all areas of oversight. Provides direct supervision to one full time Maintenance Mechanic and approximately 200 student staff including Building Supervisors, Membership Services Assistants, Fitness Attendants and Lifeguards/Instructors. Serves on assigned committees to represent the Department.
Fiscal Oversight (10%): Prepare, oversee, forecast, and manage the operating budgets of areas of oversight; manage pro shop equipment purchasing; ensure compliance of operations with Department, Division, and University policies; work collaboratively with Departmental financial staff and the Student Life Business Office. Establish and meet budget goals. Design and produce reports and other analytical mechanisms in order to assist with overall analysis of the Recreational Sports operations.
Staff Oversight (30%): Provide supervision, direction, coaching and mentoring of direct reports; ensure direct reports represent the Department in a positive way; evaluate and provide regular feedback to direct reports; ensure the hiring and development of student facility staff meets Department needs and goals.
Leadership (10%): Provide departmental leadership; develop and enforce departmental policies; ensure the development of students in all areas of supervision; serve on committees or work teams to support the Department, Division and University; collaborate with University colleagues to represent the Department.
Other Requirements (10%): Evening and weekend work responsibilities, as needed; be available by phone to provide leadership during times facilities are operating; attend professional development opportunities, as assigned; other duties as assigned.
This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.
- Excellent customer service
A successful candidate will possess certain leadership characteristics deemed important to success in the position. These characteristics include:
Prepare, oversee, forecast, and manage the operating budgets of areas of oversight. The total annual budget responsibility of this position is estimated to be between $300,000-400,000.
Evening and weekend work responsibilities, as needed; be available by phone to provide leadership during times facilities and programs are operating.
Routinely moves equipment/supplies weighing up to 50 lbs.
Full Time Regular Maintenance Mechanic (1)
Student Building Supervisors (20-25)
Student Membership Services Assistants (30-40)
Student Fitness Attendants (30-40)
Student Lifeguards/Instructors (100-120)
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.