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Centers Assistant Director - Recreation Programs in St. Louis, Missouri

CENTERS is a management company that specializes in campus recreation. We partner with universities to manage their departments, facilities, finances, and deliver exceptional customer service. Since 1998, CENTERS remains the first and only mission centric organization committed to student development and departmental excellence on behalf of its clients. CENTERS is currently operating university campus recreation centers at ten site locations within the United States.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Oversee creation and administration of intramural sports program

  • Coordinate and manage summer and holiday camp programming

  • Oversee management of climbing wall operations

  • Responsible for the management and inventory of all sport and camp supplies

  • Responsible for all policies and procedures for designated areas of responsibility

  • Plan, schedule and assign staff for all areas of responsibility

  • Evaluate performance and program effectiveness

  • Demonstrate and teach conflict and risk management skills to entire student and part time staff

  • Assist in managing all spaces related to programming as it relates to risk management and policy development

Staff Management:

  • Recruit, train and evaluate intramural, camp, and climbing wall staffs

  • Provide managerial and leadership experiences in various aspects of intramural, camp, and climbing programming

  • Administer employee and participant related disciplinary action

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the operating, preparation, forecasting and monitoring of income and expense budgets as it relates to areas of responsibility

  • Responsible for ensuring programs are in line with current industry trends

  • Manage budget, strategic planning, and assessment as it pertains to the program area

  • Prepare regular written communication such as monthly and annual reports, financial and participation reports and equipment inventory reports

Fiscal Accountability:

  • Monitor operating budgets for areas of responsibility

  • Manage payroll for areas of responsibility

  • Prepare financial, participant, and equipment inventory reports as needed

  • Assist with long-term planning and forecast equipment replacement

Other Responsibilities:

  • Attend office, staff and department meetings as scheduled.

  • Actively participate in professional development programs

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least three (3) years of related experience; advance degree preferred

  • Demonstrated experience developing/managing comprehensive youth and sport programming

  • Fiscal accountability

  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities

  • Demonstrated experience and abilities to work as part of a professional team that collaborates effectively with colleagues

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm

  • Analytical skills to: identify problems; assess alternatives; and render consistent, logical decisions

  • Ability to write concise, logical reports

  • Knowledge of standard practices in recreational sports

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong computer skills

  • Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles

  • Organized, detailed, creative, assertive, adaptable, entrepreneurial spirit

  • Ability to work both independently as well as with a team


Technical Competencies

  • Some knowledge of HR theories and best practices in recruitment and staff development.

  • Basic accounting knowledge; capability of understanding budgets.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Professional Competencies

  • Adaptability, analytical & critical thinking, initiative & motivation, planning & project management, decision making & judgment, business acumen, customer service, teamwork, diversity awareness, interpersonal relationships, communication, integrity, leadership, long-term focus, organizational learning & change management.

Human Relations:

Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors. Contact involves troubleshooting, informing, exchanging information, negotiating, making recommendations, and giving information or instructions.

Work Environment

  • Office environment/fitness center environment

  • Non-smoking environment

  • Moderate to loud noise

  • Local, regional and national travel as required

  • Evening or weekend work as required

Physical Demands

  • Sitting at desk or table for at least 50% of the work day

  • Standing or walking for at least 50% of the work day

  • Repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement (while operating computer equipment)

  • Bending, stooping

  • Eye-hand coordination (keyboard typing)

  • Hearing and talking

  • Extended periods of reading fine print

ID: 2021-2530

External Company Name: Centers

External Company URL: http://www.centersusa.com/

Street: 1 University Blvd.