DIRECTOR, RECREATION AND ATHLETICS (C4417)
RECREATION AND ATHLETICS
Note: This posting represents a full-time, five-year contractual position.
Reporting to the Vice-President, Services, the incumbent leads the strategic development of the Recreation and Athletics department, including the recreation and athletics programs, as well as facilities development needs of the department, all with a view of meeting the needs of the students and the University community. He or she directs the day-to-day operations of the department, oversees the review and assessment of programs and services, with a view to optimize their performance and responsiveness to the needs of the University community. The incumbent also collaborates with the Student Services directorate in promoting student success and their personal development.
- Develop, implement and assess strategic and operational plans for the department.
- Establish operating guidelines and procedures to promote the effective administration and proper use of financial and other resources for all services and programs of the departments.
- Prepare and monitor the annual Recreation and Athletics budget, monitor variances and manage expenses to avoid deficits. Ensure proper controls of expenses described in the University guidelines and policies are in place and followed.
- Develop various revenue-generating programs to include alumni, the university community, the business, and immediate community.
- Represent and advocate for the University and its relationship with Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), and other conference policies relative to coaches, athletes and staff.
- Review the facility development needs of the department and liaise with appropriate internal departments to advance the realization of the recreation and athletic facilities requirements.
- Evaluate all aspects of the departmental staff, programs, revenue generation, alumni relations and facility development and renovation.
- In collaboration with the Advancement & Alumni Relations (AAR) office, contribute significantly to the fund-raising efforts of the department which includes student support and facilities development.
- Participate in internal and external governance bodies related to the mandate of the department.
- Participate in the infrastructure upgrade projects of the Loyola Sports Complex (Arena renovation, Triple gym and additional buildings and projects).
- In consultation with the Executive Director, Budget Planning and Business Development, Office of the Vice-President, Services, pursue and implement business development opportunities core to the mandate of the unit.
- In collaboration and coordination with the University Communications Services (UCS), develop marketing and public relation strategies to optimize the exposure of the department and the opening of new markets.
- Liaise with the academic departments and services with a view to promote and support student success.
- Bachelor's degree in a field pertinent to the primary responsibilities and four to seven years of related work experience with at least three years in a leadership/ management role. Master's degree in a related discipline is an asset.
- Very good spoken and written English (Level 5) in order to communicate effectively and to draft correspondence, documentation and reports; good spoken and written French (Level 4) to communicate with internal and external contacts and to read documents and reports.
- Intermediate knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Proven leadership skills, management and team-building skills with strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to establish and respond to priorities.
- Proficient knowledge and understanding of the governance, policies and procedures of the provincial (RSEQ) and national bodies (CIS and other national sport organizations) as well as a complete understanding of compliance procedures.
- Superior planning, negotiation, decision making and problem-solving skills.
- Dedication to providing exceptional customer service.
- Effective administrator with good budget management skills and experience.
- Ability to multi-task and work under pressure in a team environment.
- Ability to work outside normal operating hours.
Please send your curriculum vitae with a covering letter by May 3, 2013, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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