Director, Campus Recreation
University of Montana - Missoula, MT

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The Director of Campus Recreation oversees a wide variety of fitness and recreational programs and facilities. During the course of the year Campus Recreation serves over 80% of the student body, 50% of the faculty and staff and a percentage of the greater Missoula community including alumni.

This position reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and must be responsive to ASUM and the campus community. Twenty full-time, thirty part-time and 110 student employees report to the Director. The Director oversees an approximate budget of 3.5 million and has the responsibility for facilities valued at over 30 million.

The Director develops strategic plans/initiatives to enhance Campus Recreation programs and services. This position also recommends, develops/enhances and implements goals, objectives, policies and procedures for Campus Recreation facilities, including directing safety, security, risk management and future planning. This position maintains thorough knowledge of University policies and procedures as they relate to Campus Recreation, working in conjunction with many departments on campus. The Director must adhere to all state statutes and University policies. In addition, this position represents the Department on a variety of University committees and task forces.

This position requires leadership skills when working with staff and campus community; must deal effectively with a large staff to provide substantial programming; and requires the ability to lead and direct others.

Learn more about UM and the Missoula community at the following websites.

T he University of Montana –

Campus Recreation –

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs –

City of Missoula –

Required Skills

Fiscal year budgeting in excess of 3.5 million dollars.

Must understand basic accounting principles and University policy and procedure regarding all forms of revenue and expense. Ability and knowledge to oversee budgets, facility work requests, and membership and usage policies; and generate status reports.

Must understand facility design, construction, operation and maintenance.

Should be able to read blueprints, understand all applicable building codes, understand construction costs, and plan accordingly. Ability to coordinate yearly capital improvement projects, equipment purchases and facility renovations and assist in the development of preventative maintenance schedules.

Must have a diverse background in university fitness, recreational programming and operations of a multi-tiered recreation department.

Working knowledge of the following:
Fitness practices and principles;

Aquatics – facility operations, programs and maintenance;

Golf course operations and turn maintenance; and

Sports scheduling and officiating.

Understand the principles of communication and marketing.

Should be computer literate and understand the uses of electronic technologies. Understand theory and organization of marketing. Must have the knowledge and ability to develop and execute marketing and promotional strategies

Required Experience

A Bachelors Degree is required and 5 -10 years working with college fitness and recreation facilities and programming.
Should have appropriate certifications which would include, but are not limited to, sports officiating, outdoor skill certifications, first aid, CPR, AED and fitness instruction certification.


Application review will begin on September 21, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

Letter of Interest – addressing the required qualifications for the position

Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience

Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. E mployment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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