Director of Physical Education and Recreation/Chair of Physical Education
Requisition Number: 2020A004Posting Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Division: Athletics Department: Recreation SportsThe Director of Physical Education & Recreation/Chair of Physical Education provides leadership to and oversight of the Department of Physical Education and Recreation. Colgate University’s physical education and recreation programs are comprehensive and directly align with the institutional mission to develop the whole student. The department provides a broad range of services, education, and expertise to a diverse community of students, staff, faculty, and community members.
Department Statement: The Director of Physical Education & Recreation/Chair of Physical Education provides leadership to and oversight of the Department of Physical Education and Recreation. Colgate University’s physical education and recreation programs are comprehensive and directly align with the institutional mission to develop the whole student. The department provides a broad range of services, education, and expertise to a diverse community of students, staff, faculty, and community members.
Accountabilities: The Director is responsible for the effective organization, management, administration, and supervision of all aspects of Colgate University's Department of Physical Education and Recreation which includes the following:
Physical Education: As the Chair of Physical Education, the Director oversees the curriculum, scheduling, enrollment, and tracking of Colgate's physical education program which is a graduation requirement for all Colgate students. The physical education curriculum offers a variety of programs and courses reflecting the institutional commitment to every student's physical, social, mental and environmental well-being. A holistic approach to curriculum development entails collaboration with offices and departments across campus, with the resulting curriculum inclusive of everything from group fitness classes and outdoor excursions, to dance, Intergroup Dialogue, and more.
Recreation: The Director oversees Colgate's recreation programming and facilities. This includes, but is not limited to Colgate's 38 club sports, a robust intramural sports program, group fitness, personal training, and wellness programming, as well as the staffing and management of Trudy Fitness Center, Huntington Gymnasium, Lineberry Natatorium, Trap Range, Academy Rugby Field, Whitnall Field, Glendening Boathouse and Bewkes Waterfront Recreation Center.
Outdoor Education: The Director oversees Colgate's Director of Outdoor Education and the outdoor education program. Although the Colgate Outdoor Education program is led by the Director of Outdoor Education/Instructor in Physical Education, the Director of Physical Education and Recreation/Chair of Physical Education is responsible for oversight of the strategic vision of the Outdoor Education program and ensuring alignment with the division's vision and mission.
Accountabilities include: - responsible for providing fair and accurate input to VP/Director of Athletics regarding employment status (hire, promotion, salary increases, termination) of full-time staff members, including Assistant Directors of Recreation (2), Director of Outdoor Education, Cage Attendants (2), and other casual wage positions. Responsible for the job evaluation, development and continued professional growth of direct reports, both full-time and part-time. - effective hiring, supervision, training and scheduling of part-time and student staff. - accurate and timely payroll for all staff. - accurate record keeping and accounting of all relevant aspects of Physical Education and Recreation and Outdoor Education budget. - optimal membership sales policies and pricing. - accurate and timely deposits of all money. - effective oversight of all core operational tasks e.g. membership card production, locker room rentals and laundry service sign-ups, communication with members and broader community.
Responsible for maintaining an operating budget for each recreation facility. Exercises independent discretion on all purchases and budgetary decisions for all recreational facility budgets.
Responsible for setting and meeting income targets for recreation facility membership and personal training sales.
Independent and unchallengeable decision-making regarding all student and adult participation in recreation facilities and activities.
Create and implement risk management policies and procedures for all recreation and physical education facilities. Effectively communicate all changes to staff and students, as needed.
Exercise independent judgment and discretion for all programming areas.
Ensure ongoing participation data is properly recorded and incorporated into annual reports.
Responsible for the effective supervision of assigned staff. Ensures selection and hiring of outstanding employees; appropriately distributes work assignments and maintains responsibility for quality employee work production; facilitates fair, accurate and timely performance assessments and feedback to include identifying areas for professional development and documenting and conducting corrective measures, as needed. Responsible for ensuring fair and accurate decisions regarding employment status (hire, promotion, salary increases, termination); ensures the creation of effective opportunities and programs for employee mentoring, development and sustained performance.
Accountable for maintaining personal compliance with all relevant governing bodies to include: - NCAA - specific conference - athletic department - university policies
Expected to contribute to achieving the Division's vision: To be an inclusive community of competitive excellence.
Expected to demonstrate and develop the Division's virtues - the lived values that describe us as a community when we are at our best: Thoughtful - Careful, reasoned, inclusive thinking Driven - Relentless, energetic, focused pursuit of courageous goal Enthusiastic - Passionate, positive, fun presence Cohesive - Close-knit, collaborative, consistent teamwork Bold - Creative, resourceful, fearless winners
This position has been designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), in accordance with the federal statutory requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act. CSAs are required to and responsible for reporting allegations of crimes they receive from students and employees to the Campus Safety Department.
Education - A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. - A Master’s degree preferred.
Other Information Colgate University is committed to the principle of institutional control in administering its athletics program in a manner consistent with the NCAA, ECAC, and Patriot League rules. Each individual involved in the athletics division is obligated to maintain competency and knowledge of the rules, to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation, and to report any violation of NCAA, ECAC or Patriot League rules of which he or she is aware. Should a situation warrant further investigation, you have an affirmative obligation to cooperate full in the infractions process, including the investigation and adjudication of a case. The failure to do so can be grounds for your termination with cause.
Job Open Date: 12/21/2020
Job Close Date: 2/10/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
EEO Statement It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Clery Act CAMPUS CRIME REPORTING AND STATISTICS The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at email@example.com. You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at: www.colgate.edu/offices/support/campussafety.