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Job Standard for Campus Recreation Program, Associate Director

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Campus Recreation Program, Associate Director Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75392
  • Pay Grade: P9
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Manager
  • Family: Student Services
  • Function: Student Activities & Services


Work collaboratively with other units in the Division of Student Affairs and throughout the university to enhance the role of recreation in the lives of Boise State students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Level Scope

Provides direct supervision typically to professionals or skilled technical employees at the entry or intermediate level. Functions as advisor to unit and administration and sets goals and objectives for team members for achievement of operational results. Analyzes and resolves problems through drawing from prior experiences. Interprets policies (e.g., fiscal management, HR, contracts and grants, resource management in defined areas) and demonstrates solid subject matter knowledge. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Supervises staff to assure accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience providing leadership to an intramural, club sport, aquatics, or similar type of programs at a Coordinator level or higher
  • One (1) years’ experience supervising recreation professionals
  • Experience in implementing student development methods and practices
  • Knowledge of contemporary university sport programming and administration including developing training modules for officials, club members, coaches and advisors
  • Knowledge and skill in officiating multiple sports (ie, soccer, flag football, basketball, and volleyball)
  • Demonstrated fiscal responsibility and ability to oversee multiple budgets
  • Demonstrated strong conflict management skills and the ability to adjudicate conflict
  • Exemplary customer service skills with the ability to communicate with a wide variety of customers, colleagues, and personnel
  • A commitment to the University Shared Values of academic excellence, caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Campus Recreation Program, Associate Director must:

  • Oversee management, training, development and evaluation of full-time, temp, and student staff within the Intramural Sports, Club Sports, and Athletic Training program
  • Supervise and provide leadership support to one Coordinator from another program area in Campus Recreation
  • Direct Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Aquatics, Athletic Training, and grass and turf field operations including budgetary oversight, and policy development
  • Coordinate and review all department communication and promotion
  • Supervise the department graphic designer, communications assistant, videographer, and promo crew
  • Monitor, maintain, and evaluate all assigned accounts related to areas of supervision
  • Budget, track, and reconcile all expenses related to programs
  • Develop and evaluate policies and procedures to ensure that the use of the recreation field(s) is/are in compliance with established departmental and university guidelines and priorities
  • Train and develop staff members through detailed job orientation at the start of employment as well as through regular meetings, evaluations and leadership development opportunities

35% of Time the Campus Recreation Program, Associate Director

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Campus Recreation Program, Associate Director

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable

Career Path


Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.