Executive Director of Recreation

Fairfax, VA
Salary starting in the mid 110s and is commensurate with experience
May 24, 2022
Sep 24, 2022
Full Time
Executive Director of RecreationGeorge Mason University's Division of University Life is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, team-centered, and forward-thinking individual for the role of Executive Director for Mason Recreation. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:The Executive Director is responsible for providing overall management, supervision of professional staff, and coordination of the administrative, programmatic and facility operations for a comprehensive recreation department. George Mason University and Mason Recreation are committed to inspiring an inclusive atmosphere that fosters well-being for the University's diverse students and community through experiences, education and engagement.The Executive Director for Recreation will be a high-level collaborator who provides leadership and direction for a variety of initiatives to include strategic planning, budgeting, personnel management, facility operations and maintenance, project management policy review and development, well-being, staff and student development, program development/review, and assessment.About the Department:Mason Recreation is a dynamic organization that includes a strong team consisting of 24 full-time professionals and over 400 student staff members. We support multiple programs including The EDGE: Team Development and Experiential Learning challenge course located on Mason's Sci Tech Campus, Outdoor Adventures, Fitness, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Aquatics, and Well-Being. Our Fairfax campus facilities include the Recreation and Athletic Complex (RAC) (125,000 square feet), the Aquatics and Fitness Center (AFC) (91,000 square feet), Skyline Fitness Center (11,000 square feet), four Fields (natural grass and turf), Tennis Courts, and nature trails.Responsibilities:Day-to-day management, supervision of professional staff, to ensure quality in facility operations, programs, and overall success of recreation services;Oversight and planning of the unit budget which stewards sound fiscal practices to include revenue generation and appropriate management for the renovation, expansion, and general improvement of comprehensive recreational facilities;Collaborate with university colleagues in the creation, marketing, growth, support, and management of Recreation programs;Provide direction, support, and serve on various committees and task forces related to Mason's Well-Being initiatives. Create and maintain other collaborative efforts with Mason and community constituents, to include sustaining the department's Advisory Board;Provide strategic leadership for unit goals, objectives, and policy planning and development;Provide direction for the establishment of student learning outcomes for student employees, leaders, and participants. Stimulate the assessment and evaluation of all programs and services;Oversight of staff who serve as primary liaisons with departments such as: Intercollegiate Athletics, ROTC, and the Sport, Recreation, & Tourism Management (SRTM);Effectively handle multiple projects and tasks independently with consistent follow-through; andWork effectively with students and professional staff from diverse backgrounds.Required Qualifications:Master's Degree in kinesiology, sports management, health education, recreation administration, business administration, student affairs or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience;Considerable (generally five (5)+ years) full-time leadership and administrative experience related to recreation;Experience with budget development and management, capital project planning, renovation and renewals, and assessment practices to inform the decision-making process;Supervisory experience, and a record of success leading, mentoring, and managing full-time professional staff;Keen knowledge of student development, recreational sports best practices, student learning outcomes assessment, and strategic planning;Keen knowledge of and commitment to support Well-Being within the department and in the campus community;Demonstrated experience with risk management, policy development, facility and equipment inspections, staff training and supervision, emergency procedures, etc.;Ability to work effectively on a highly diverse campus with a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion;Ability to build strong partnerships, management and coordination of shared-use facilities in a fast-paced environment; andEffective interpersonal, oral, written, and public communication skills.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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