California State University San Bernardino Director, Student Recreation and Fitness Center (Administrator II)/ Recreation & Wellness Center in San Bernardino, California


Employment Status:** Full-time, "exempt" position.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Occasional evenings and weekends.

First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 15, 2016.

"Please attach a cover letter, resume (or curricula vitae) and diversity statement. The diversity statement may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational/professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for the role you are applying for at California State University, San Bernardino. (Maximum 250 words)"

About the University:

California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. The "value added" by a CSUSB education ranks in the top 4 percent in the nation. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire, and it has the second highest African American and Hispanic enrollments of all public universities in California.

Cal State San Bernardino is listed among the best colleges and universities in the western United States, according to The Princeton Review, Forbes and U.S. News and World Report, in their respective annual rankings. It also is part of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, With Distinction- the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. In addition, it is a "Military Friendly School" according to G.I. Jobs. CSUSB's College of Business and Public Administration was named by European CEO Magazine as one of the four most innovative business schools in the U.S. and among the top 18 in the world. The Sierra Club named CSUSB one of "America's Coolest Schools.

Typical Activities

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Athletics and Recreation, the Director provides vision and direction for a comprehensive recreation program including the Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC), intramural sports, informal recreation, group exercise, climbing wall, sport clubs, aquatics, summer youth programs, outdoor programs, assessment program, equipment rental, ropes course and special events. Additionally, the Director implements cooperative wellness/health education programs with other campus departments.

  • Plans, organizes, implements, manages and evaluates all Recreation & Wellness programs in accordance with established service standards for both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses
  • Develops short and long range operating plans, including budgets, programs and services, personnel, material resources and space
  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates staff in all operational areas and oversees the employment of student employees
  • Monitors budget including the preparation, planning and projection of expenditures and adjustment of expenditures and budget in response to revenue shortfalls and unforeseen expenditures
  • Develops new revenue streams to supplement the department's budget, including soliciting and securing corporate sponsorships
  • Strategically plans for future program enhancements and equipment replacement schedules
  • Oversee the risk management of all programs and activities, including but not limited to regular, comprehensive on-site safety inspections of all Recreation & Wellness facilities and programs, safety trainings and assessments of employees, implementation of an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan, documentation that all employees meet qualifications and standards for their job descriptions and maintain appropriate certifications, and documentation of liability and releases/waivers that are completed by participants prior to participation
  • Oversees the facilities and equipment management, including but not limited to planning, designing, budgeting and ensuring completion of preventive maintenance programs, conducts regular facility walk-throughs to ensure that proper maintenance and custodial of the SRWC facility, ensuring completion of all work orders and repair reports and maintains long-range equipment and facility repair & replacement schedules
  • Prepares and maintains a master facility calendar for all internal recreation programs and external events and collaborates with other campus departments and external partners to promote access and ensure effective utilization of recreation and wellness facilities
  • Provides leadership to the Recreation Board, including the Intramural Sports Council and Sport Clubs Council, and serve on the Student Affairs Directors' Leadership Team and other on- and off-campus committees and boards
  • Evaluates the quality and effectiveness of programs and services, including but not limited to implementing best practices, conducting research for quality improvement; implementing appropriate strategies for optimal operational efficiency, making modifications in response to changing student and University needs and preparing reports
  • Markets SRWC programs and activities through identification of target markets, development and dissemination of marketing campaigns that promote participation and increases health and wellness
  • Participates in professional development activities to ensure professional growth and knowledge needed to provide high quality leadership and program development
  • Serves as a member of the Student Affairs Directors' Leadership Team and serve on various on- and off-campus committees Minimum Qualifications

*Qualifications & Experience: *

Bachelor's Degree (Master's Degree Preferred) in Recreation Administration, Business Administration, Higher Education or closely related field required. Five or more years of progressively responsible experience managing a comprehensive recreation department. Two or more years of experience overseeing recreation within a wellness model required. Experience in program development, supervision and evaluation, and budgeting. Strategic planning/visioning aptitude and the ability to direct existing, comprehensive recreation and wellness programs and activities and the ability to develop new ones on his/her own initiative effectively. Possess excellent professional relationship building/networking skills, demonstrate excellent communication (oral and written) skills and possess strong leadership skills. Experience building professional teams and a demonstrated commitment to developing student and professional staff members. Expert knowledge of national trends and follow the principles and practices of the National Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). Track record of ability to meet goals, hold staff accountable and promote engagement at all levels to achieve optimal performance. Excellent organization and problem resolution skills. Ability to interpret and communicate policies and procedures. Ability to work effectively as a team member and establish and maintain excellent cooperative working relationships with on- and off-campus stakeholders. Demonstrate sensitivity and a strong commitment to working with a diverse student population and teams. Demonstrate creativity, excellent judgment, professionalism and dedication and practice of sound student development principles.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in higher education. Knowledge of auxiliary budgeting practices.

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2016-00290

Department: Student Affairs

Closing: Continuous

Agency: California State University, San Bernardino

Address: 5500 University Parkway San Bernardino, California, 92407.

Phone: (909) 537-5138


Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location: San Bernardino, CA