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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Associate Director, Campus Recreation

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3795

UW Job Family: 34

SOC Code: 39-9032

Pay Grade: 24

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Assists the Director with the operational, financial and personnel functions of Campus Recreation programs; serves as a central administrator for the buildings, programs/events, and services.

Minimum Qualifications


Master's Degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Sport Administration or a related field


4 years work-related experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of managing multiple programs/events at multiple facilities, including, but not limited to, Half Acre and Corbett gymnasiums.
  • Working knowledge of contract negotiation and preparation.
  • Knowledge and ability to effectively handle public relations.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Time management and supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrated abilities in leadership processes.
  • Ability to creatively plan and budget programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students, student organizations, faculty/student committees, different government agencies, and community groups.
  • Skills in program needs assessment and evaluation processes.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Act as Director in his/her absence.

Assist Director by managing, leading, and directing the operational, financial, and personnel functions for Campus Recreation programs.

Develop operating procedures, policies, and protocols; monitor and enhance customer services.

Develop programs/events to enhance Campus Recreation objectives and program goals.

Develop, monitor, and maintain multiple budgets and revenue income planning including fee-based structure changes and cost projections.

Determine multiple facility needs including personnel, equipment, and supply purchases.

Resolve problems, deal with critical liability situations and handle through appropriate channels including Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management.

Assist Director by managing human resources function, as directed; provide staff training and problem resolution regarding designated recreation program, facilities, equipment, maintenance, repair and replacement needs.

Direct, coordinate, or supervise major programming initiatives for the University, to include, but not limited to, Club Sports, Intramural Sports, Open Recreation and Outdoor Adventure.

Supplemental Functions:

Collect and compile data; perform needs assessments. 

Serve on committees and project teams.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment.

Distinguishing Features:

Associate Director: The Associate Director level acts with full-delegated authority as Director. As the Unit Administrator directs the operational, financial, and personnel functions of the unit including fiscal planning and management and strategic planning, hiring, firing, grievances and conflict resolutions, employee evaluations. The majority of support staff report directly to this level. The Associate Director level is the senior level and direct successor to the Unit's Appointing Authority in their absence. 

Assistant Director: The Assistant Director assists the Unit Administrator with the operational, financial, and personnel functions of the unit or directs a specified entity within the unit.

In a Unit with both an Associate Director and Assistant Director level, the Associate Director level is the level with a much broader scope of responsibility and is called upon to "act as Director with full decision-making authority in their absence." In a Unit with only one level (either an Associate Director or an Assistant Director), whichever level is present may be called on to temporarily "act on behalf of Director in their absence, as directed."

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Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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