Associate Director of Programs, Well-Being, & Assessment

Fairfax, VA, VA
Apr 30, 2018
May 28, 2018
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : $71,000 - $74,000

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Associate Director of Programs, Well-Being, & Assessment

George Mason University is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Here at Mason, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. With a student population of over 36,000, representing more than 130 countries, our campus is an organically diverse environment! 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 Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Mason Recreation oversees three facilities on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University including the Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC), the Aquatic Fitness Center (AFC), and Skyline fitness center. These facilities boast four gymnasiums, racquetball/ squash courts, several locker rooms, fitness galleries and dedicated rooms for yoga, cycling, group exercise, and marital arts/ self-defense classes. We house and maintain a recreation and competition pool, sauna, whirlpool, and several exterior facilities including a pavilion, turf and grass fields, jogging/ walking trails, and a team challenge course on our Science and Technology Campus. We provide the following programs and services for the campus community: Fitness, Aquatics, Outdoor Adventures, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, the EDGE (team building programming), as well as a Summer Youth Camp.

The Associate Director of Programs, Well-Being, & Assessment with Mason Recreation is responsible for the leadership, overall administration, and supervision of recreational programming, staff/personnel development, and budgets to serve a growing and highly diverse student population. Program areas of responsibility will include Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Special Events, Fitness, Instructional Programming, and Summer Camps. All of these units provide the platform for robust activities and programming to the Mason community. The candidate will understand and demonstrate effective team leadership and understand the diversity of well-being issues facing college students. Assessment responsibilities include providing overall leadership in the development of goals, outcomes, methodologies, and initiatives related to the purpose of driving continuous quality improvement of programs, facilities, and services for the department. This includes coordinating efforts of staff in the planning, development, administration, and reporting of a variety of assessment endeavors. The Associate Director will directly supervise two full-time staff and have indirect supervision of three others. The successful candidate will be specifically responsible for providing direction, leadership, coordination, and evaluation of programs to advance Well-Being initiatives for Mason Recreation in conjunction with other university efforts in this area; provide recreation activities promoting a sense of individual vitality that are meaningful, engaging, and be committed to a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to well-being. This individual will also collaborate with University faculty, staff, students, and off campus stakeholders. The position will report to the Executive Director of Recreation. The successful candidate shall provide an excellent experience for the many users of Mason Recreations venues and a productive and team-oriented work environment for the staff.

Responsibilities: Personnel Management

  • Provide leadership and mentoring to five full-time staff members, graduate assistants, and undergraduate program assistants in assigned program areas. Develop and review appropriate staff in patterns to meet the evolving needs of the programming areas. Responsible for the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of program staff in designated areas in compliance with all applicable university guidelines;
  • Be actively involved in developing or assisting in the creation and implementation of appropriate professional development plans for each full-time member of the programs staff under the successful candidates reporting structure;
  • Assimilate and disseminate a comprehensive body of information to employed staff to ensure effective team functioning, employee development and achievement of performance standards;
  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and training to all staff;
  • Direct supervision of the following staff: Assistant Director for Recreation/Director of Fitness, Assistant Director for Competitive Sports & Summer Camps;
  • Indirect oversight of the following staff: the Coordinator of Fitness and 2 Coordinators of Competitive Sports & Camps. Administration and Planning/Program Management
  • Oversee and direct formal programming in the areas of Intramural Sports, Extramural Sports, Club Sports, Fitness/Instructional Programs, Special Events, and Summer Camps for a university population of 36,000 which embrace and integrate with the universitys well-being initiative;
  • Provide vision and direction for the continued growth and expansion of a diverse array of programming options that meet the varied needs of the GMU community;
  • Provide leadership and direction with Mason Recreation staff to incorporate well-being and Gallup Strengths-based principles and practices into all programming activities and facility operations. Include participation on committees and working groups related to the initiative;
  • Conduct regular meetings with relevant staff to ensure coordination, consistency, efficiency, and quality of service delivery in all programming areas;
  • Oversee the operation and management of Mason Recreation programs in a manner consistent with university policy;
  • Develop, review, and implement guidelines, policies, and procedures related to designated program areas according to department expectations and time lines;
  • Work with staff members to review and recommend the purchase of equipment and supplies for designated program areas consistent with departmental mission and goals;
  • Work with appropriate individuals in scheduling, utilizing facilities/equipment and assuring smooth operation of the Departments intramural sports, extramural sports, fitness/instructional programs, special events, and summer camp programs;
  • Develop and evaluate short and long-term strategies and policies related to program development and expansion;
  • Compose, compile, and present an annual report summarizing the accomplishments and challenges for each program area. Collaboration
  • Collaborate with staff to develop future program plans to coincide with improved service levels based on defined marketing strategies. Ensure that effective delivery systems are in place to facilitate programs;
  • Collaborate with other campus groups to enhance the educational and recreation opportunities for George Mason University students. Work closely with student organizations and faculty to enhance campus educational and leadership opportunities;
  • Provide direction, leadership, coordination, and evaluation of programs to advance Well-Being initiatives for Mason Recreation in conjunction with other university efforts in this area; provide recreation activities promoting a sense of individual vitality that are meaningful, engaging, and be committed to a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to well-being;
  • Leverage and facilitate partnerships and creative approaches, such as the use of Gallup StrengthsFinder to enhance education and awareness of Well-Being. Engagement in Well-Being will be integrated with opportunities for staff and students to pursue lives of vitality, purpose, resilience, and engagement, which are enriched by diversity and inclusion;
  • Work with the Assistant Director for Marketing to effectively implement an integrated marketing plan for the department through appropriate communication and coordination with programming staff. Fiscal Management
  • Prepare and monitor an annual budget as it pertains to the operations of Mason Recreation programs;
  • Provide monthly reports to ensure adequate control and efficient use of financial resources;
  • Prepare and analyze reports, participation statistics, payroll and all financial transactions maintaining accountability. Maintain cost analysis and track program performance. Assessment
  • Coordinate assessment and evaluation of programs, services and facilities for recreation as a department. Maintain departmental evaluation calendar;
  • Guide departmental staff in defining measurable program goals and learning outcomes, and selecting assessment strategies. Develop evaluation tools to assess Recreation facilities, integration of well-being, programs and services;
  • Analyze, interpret, and disseminate available data from evaluation tools with staff members from individual units;
  • Assist individual units to conduct assessment/evaluation/research; including planning, data gathering, tracking and analysis of KPIs and their progress towards department and division goals throughout each fiscal year. Prepare relevant correspondence and reports for assigned projects including contributions toward student learning, retention, and success;
  • Use principles of research and measurement theory to develop multi-dimensional, rigorous and trustworthy methods that assess student learning and development, including consideration of psychometric characteristics, qualitative/quantitative analysis, and human subjects ethics;
  • Provide assistance and guidance related to projects involving digital analytics (social media tracking and Mason Recreation website data) as well as assessment projects related to, but not limited to, student employees/leaders, customer satisfaction and systems tracking;
  • Compile monthly and quarterly departmental KPIs. Track KPIs progress and report to University Life via TK20 software;
  • Coordinate the reporting of semester and annual data and analysis for Recreation;
  • Coordinate with the University Life Assessment team to retrieve user demographics for Recreation programs, services and facilities;
  • Serve as Recreation representative on the University Life Assessment Work Group Professional Development
  • Continue to develop professionally through membership and participation in applicable professional organizations, development workshops, and growth experiences;
  • Participate in various activities that contribute to professional growth on a university-wide, regional, and/or national basis such as representing the department on divisional and university-wide committees; representing the institution on regional/national committees, executing presentations, publishing articles, engaging in professional readings, etc.;
  • Actively participate in the educational process of George Mason University students, faculty, and staff through their interaction with our programs and services. Other Duties
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director and Director. Requirements:
  • Masters Degree in Recreation, Kinesiology, Health Education, Sports Management, Physical Education, Student Personnel, Business, Well-Being, or a related field required;
  • Significant demonstrated full-time professional experience in Recreation Management, higher education administration, physical education, student affairs or a related field required;
  • Significant experience in the creation, development and evaluation of complete recreational sports and well-being programs (direct experience in one or more of the program areas of responsibility is strongly preferred);
  • The ability to provide leadership and advance the universitys well-being initiative. Knowledge of assessment practices and analytic tools. Experience with statistical work, including collection, compilation, and analysis of data;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing partnerships to achieve strategic institutional goals;
  • Must be student-centered and have a passion for well-being and student success;
  • Proven successful skills in revenue generation, communication, leadership, innovation, decision-making, and team building.

Special Instructions : Applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Close Date : 2018-05-25

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