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Recreation Programs Supervisor

Apply now Job Number: 509
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Student Affairs, Administrator

Position Title & Department:

Recreation Programs Supervisor, Campus Recreation
Posting #


University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The Recreation Programs Supervisor is responsible for assisting in creating a diverse and inclusive recreational environment that serves the University of San Diego community. The Recreation Programs Supervisor is responsible for various elements and supervisory aspects of the recreation class program and supporting various wellness programs and collaborations, vendor partnerships, department marketing and promotion, and Sports Center retail programs. This position also supports planning, implementation and supervision of summer recreation programs. In regards to the recreation class program, the position will manage the daily operation of all recreation classes, which includes; process paperwork to hire/train/schedule part-time instructors, compiling and assessing student feedback regarding classes, planning semester course offerings, equipment needs inventory, communicating grade report information, and assisting with appointment letters. Retail operations include; monitoring snack bar operations, locker rentals, and facility use passes. Marketing and promotion includes; marketing of all recreation department programs and activities through mediums such as department web page, posters, brochures, and electronic media (i.e. social media, email, list serves, newsletters etc.). The Supervisor may sit on, participate, and facilitate varied University wellness programs and committees. Additional responsibility include; contributing to the department student development and training program, department program assessment and IT projects and providing indirect support of recreation programs and facilities when serving as the supervisor on duty. 

This position receives direction from the Director of Campus Recreation and exercises supervision over student employees.

Job Duties:

Performs hiring, onboarding and training of 17-22 part-time Recreation class instructors.
Train Instructors in USD process and procedures as needed.
Support wellness connections and collaborations with campus partners.
Supervise Recreation retail operations including the snack bar, recreation office staff, facility pass program, equipment rentals, and Sports Center locker rentals. Supports Outdoor Adventures retail operations as needed.
Manage the recreation programs website for classes, programs, and special events.
Manage compilation of student and assessment of feedback.
Supervise and support summer facility operations and programming (supervise facility operations, schedule summer classes, and manage summer retail).
Contribute to or lead additional division/campus projects outside of typical duties to help further accomplish student or organizational goals. Additional assignments may be seasonal, ad hoc or ongoing, depending on the project.

Collaborate on creation of Recreation and Wellness programming with department staff, campus departments and campus organizations.
Assist with the student employee development program.
Market and supervise the summer recreation programs including the summer swim lesson program, lifeguards, and recreation classes.

Marketing and Promotion

Manage Recreation department (Rec, OA, MFC and Wellness collaborations) marketing strategies including: Pamphlets Flyers/Posters Electronic media Other innovative marketing and promotion sources

Staff Supervision

Recruit, hire, supervise and train FWS Recreation student support staff and student managers as well as Summer Recreation Programs staff including lifeguards and instructors.


Job Requirements:


- Bachelor's degree in recreation administration, public health or equivalent work experience.
- At least three years of related experience. 
- Management skills and employee training experience.
- CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
- Driver’s License
- Knowledge of multiple recreation activities and ability to contribute to leadership development of the Sports Center student employees.


- Master’s degree in recreation administration, public health or equivalent work experience.
- Class B License.
- Lifeguard certification.
- Certification is Group Exercise or similar fitness instructional format (e.g. Spinning, Yoga, etc.).

Special Conditions of Employment:

- Primary weekday/evening hours during fall and spring semesters with at least one weekend shift. Hours may vary during non-semester time periods.
- Willing to work flexible hours as activities and events dictate.

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

- Ability to initiate, coordinate, oversee and complete various projects on own initiative.
- Possess excellent communication skills, human relation skills, and conflict resolution skills.
- Ability to work with a multitude of students and university personnel.
- Strong organizational techniques with the ability to manage multiple tasks and programs.
- Flexible in performance and willingness to make changes as interests change.
- Familiarity with Catholic higher education and willingness to support the Catholic mission and vision of the University.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits. 

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits


Special Application Instructions:

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter resume, and contact information for at least 3 professional references to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review.  If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

Additional Details:

Hours: 40 hours per week, work hours are varied (Mon-Fri 11am-9pm plus one weekend day)

Closing date: November 19, 2018

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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