Executive, Executive - Athletics Director, Executive - Executive Director
The UBC Athletics and Recreation Department is dedicated to creating a healthy, active and connected community where each person is at their personal best and proud of their UBC experience. The department employs ~145 staff and ~750 student staff and has a budget of ~$37M to deliver upon the goals and aims of UBC Athletics & Recreation. The department is proud to have developed multiple Olympians and professional athletes as well as a thriving recreation and intramural programs which are steeped in tradition.
UBC Athletics and Recreation operates and maintains 10 fully functional, multi-use facilities and 13 playing fields. Annually, the facilities host well over 3 million visits spread over the nearly 1.5 million square feet of Athletic and Recreation space. Facilities are used to leverage over $15 million in revenue that supports the department. Collectively the facilities host a wide array of student, youth and community activities including: international sport events, varsity events, sport leagues (student, adult and youth), student events, instructional programs, fitness centres, sport camps, drop-in programs, concerts, learn-to programs, youth sport events and fundraising events.
Reporting to the Vice-President Students, the Managing Director, Athletics and Recreation (MD, A&R) provides leadership to varsity, high-performance, recreation programs, facilities and business operations in the Department of Athletics and Recreation. The MD, A&R will be responsible for delivering a balanced and forward-thinking strategy for the department which encompasses the needs and requirements of varsity, high-performance and recreational programs to continue and advance UBC’s proud traditional of excellence in recreation and sport.
As the MD A&R you will be committed to Athletics and Recreation, have the capacity to lead strategic planning, have exemplary leadership and decision-making experience and be a value aligned professional capable of taking UBC Athletics and Recreation to the next level.
You will have a substantial record of progressive and relevant experience, including a minimum of ten years’ experience in a senior management capacity managing a large Athletics and Recreation Department or equivalent. This would be combined with an in-depth knowledge of amateur sport and the University sporting landscape.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, ranked 37th in Times Higher Education World University Rankings and recently recognized as North America’s most international university. UBC has two main Canadian campuses, located in Vancouver and in Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam and Syilx people respectively. In its two main Campuses, UBC has over 65,000 students spread over its 16 faculties, 18 schools and two colleges, and over 16,000 members of faculty and staff. UBC has alumni in more than 140 countries.