• Makes decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures achievement of operation's objectives. Ensures that business analysis techniques are integrated with the strategic planning process so that the process results in an annual operating plan.
Delegates operating plan responsibilities to management team to accomplish the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. Makes decisions on allocating resources to pursue the department vision/strategy, including capital and people.
• Participates with other higher-level managers to establish campus strategic plans and objectives.
• Directs the strategic planning process for Recreational Sports: establishes the vision and direction for the organization, leads the development and implementation of long-term strategies to meet needs and objectives of stakeholders. Actively engages and develops internal and external support to execute/activate the vision.
• Manages, prepares, administers, and directs campus-wide programs. Including the monitoring of new programs, including needs identification, resource development, department staffing patterns, evaluations to determine efficiencies/inadequacies, performance, staffing pattern changes) and on-going needs of programs including policies and procedures which support the organization’s goals and business objectives.
• Determines and establishes organizational structures and supervisory relationships; often responsible for managing a major segment of the Campus.
• Represents the organizational unit in campus-wide and system-wide meeting and discussions.
• Instills strong management practices among subordinate managers.
• Advises senior managers on controversial situations, customer negotiations, safety issues that impact department programs and services, human resource issues, additional program/department support or influencing and persuading other high level managers.
• Interacts and provides solutions with higher-level management on controversial situations, customer negotiations, or influencing and persuading other high level managers.
• Plans, designs, influences and implements Recreational Sports programs and services.
• May coordinate/oversee activities for other UC campus locations or external universities.
• Staff Development- Includes work on committees and assignments that enable the staff members to stretch and grow, along with formal and informal coaching and mentoring and regular training, including conference attendance.
• Advanced skills in strategy development, systems planning and change management.
• Excellent leadership abilities to oversee multiple functions or departments through subordinate managers.
• Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals, which measure effectiveness of contributions to efficient operations of department.
• Advanced project management skills, including the capability to manage capital projects.
• Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques. Skills in establishing and implementing customer service standards.
• Advanced knowledge of financial analysis, human resources and risk management as it relates to recreational sports programs and services.
• Ability to elevate department profile with various campus stakeholders, both internally and externally.
• Ability to articulate defined vision of fitness and wellness within University setting.
• Ability to develop alliance within UC System and professional organizations (NIRSA, NASPA, ACPA, etc).
• Interpersonal skills to work effectively and establish collaborative working relationships with persons from diverse backgrounds and at various organizational levels within and outside the university, with sensitivity to the cultural differences of a diverse campus population.
• Ability to navigate Berkeley’s complex environment and possess the political acumen to articulate their vision to a variety of constituencies.
• Ability to focus and prioritize program and service offerings based on the needs of the students, faculty and staff.
• Experience managing aging facilities.
• Finance expertise, including the ability to create a sustainable funding model, fund-raise, secure sponsorship and grant funding.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and campus stakeholders; both verbally and in writing
• Experience in developing employees-service and leadership skills.
• Bachelor's degree in Recreation Administration, Business Administration, Sports Management, Higher Education or closely related field and/or equivalent experience/training
• At least five – ten years of progressive leadership/management experience directing aspects of a recreation programs or university department.
• Experience directing recreation programs in a university setting.
• Master's Degree in Recreation Administration, Business Administration, Sports Management, Higher Education or closely related field.
Filing Deadline: 5:00 P.M., Thursday October 20, 2016