St Edwards University
  • ATHL - Athletics
  • TX, USA
  • Full Time

Assistant Director of Campus Recreation  



The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation will assist in the development and management of a comprehensive and well-organized campus recreation program.  This program includes club sports, intramurals, personal training, group fitness classes, outdoor adventures, informal recreation, and aquatic opportunities that allow students to participate in a wide variety of physical activities at various skill levels within the University.  The position reports to the Director of Campus Recreation.



  • Provide supervision and oversee the day to day operations of two or more key programs within Campus Recreation (Fitness, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, or Informal Recreation)
    • Fitness experience strongly preferred
  • Assess program learning outcomes and their impact on retention, student leadership development, and student satisfaction
  • Assist in the development and supervision of policy and procedures to ensure the safety and welfare of all participants
  • Complete annual assessment and provide annual reports to ensure adherence to Student Learning Outcomes
  • Contribute to the development, marketing, and facilitation of growth in recreational offerings to the campus community
  • Assist in development of budgets for Fitness, Intramurals, Club Sports, Aquatics, or Informal Recreation
  • Maintain a strong commitment to student development and engagement
  • Provide oversight of daily business transactions for department


  • Recruit, train and supervise student staff of up to 60
  • Work actively toward accomplishing the University long range plan and serve on campus-wide committees
  • Provide assistance in planning and administering key university programs and events
  • Other related duties



  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree strongly preferred
  • NIRSA membership preferred
  • Two or more years of professional experience managing university recreation program (Fitness, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Aquatics, Informal Recreation or Outdoor Recreation).  Graduate Assistant experience accepted.
  • Proven ability to manage, lead, and communicate with a diverse work group with a strong commitment to the academic achievement and personal growth of each student
  • Possess strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to the integration of co-curricular experiences in the overall educational programs of the university
  • Working knowledge of computer applications relative to management of campus recreation
  • Preferred certifications relative to program area: Lifeguard and/or Water Safety Instructor (Red Cross or equivalent), Certified Pool Operator, Nationally recognized personal training and group fitness instruction certification (AFAA, NCSM, NASM preferred), CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor
  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.


Salary / Special Conditions

Salary range and benefits package are competitive.  This is a twelve-month, full-time position. The work schedule varies often and includes day, evening, and/or weekend hours. Summary information on the St. Edward's University benefits package can be found here.


About St. Edward's University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is the premier private institution of higher learning in Austin. Enrolling approximately 4,600 students, the university offers approximately 50 academic programs for undergraduates and seven master's degree programs. The St. Edward's community is diverse and cosmopolitan. Students from more than 50 countries are currently enrolled at the university and St. Edward's partners with 21 universities located in 16 countries around the world. The university is committed to preparing students for success in a 21st century world increasingly shaped by globalization, ubiquitous technology and relentless change. Over the last two decades, the university has doubled its enrollment and invested more than $250 million in new campus facilities. US News & World Report has ranked St. Edward's among the top regional universities in the West for 13 consecutive years. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong focus on issues of social justice.


How to Apply

Qualified applicants are invited to submit an application Please attach a formal letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references.  Please be sure that you attach all of the items requested in the job description.  Be aware that if you do not you may be disqualified as a candidate.


St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer, and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.


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