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Job Standard for Campus Recreation Manager

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Campus Recreation Manager Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75392
  • Pay Grade: P7
  • 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. With a commitment to the University Shared Values of academic excellence, caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness

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 objective

Minimum Qualifications

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in recruiting, hiring, and training professional staff employees within a large, complex recreational program.
  • Knowledge in risk management and safety practices as well as the methods utilized to train staff members on industry best practices.
  • Technical outdoor competencies related to trip planning, risk assessment, equipment functionality, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and administration of an operating budget.
  • Experience in implementing student development methods and practices
  • Physical ability to perform strenuous and outdoor educational activities in variety of environments
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Strong conflict management skills and the ability to adjudicate conflict

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Campus Recreation Manager must:

  • Provide leadership, direction, and supervision for all areas associated with the recreation program
  • 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
  • Directly responsible for the overall program design and implementation including policy and procedures both university and and state guidelines
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe environment for individuals who participate in campus recreation facilities, programs, and services as well as staff members who deliver these student-centered experiences.
  • Coordinate and review all department communication and promotion
  • Responsible for ensuring that all student staff members are WFR/WFA CPR/First Aid/AED Certified and certifications are on-file and up to date.
  • Budget, track, and reconcile all expenses related to programs
  • Communications  and collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Monitor and maintain equipment, space and/or vehicles


35% of Time the Campus Recreation Manager

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Campus Recreation Manager

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.