Student Affairs

Director, Campus Recreation

Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton

Boca Raton, FL United States

FAU Campus Recreation is seeking a Director, Campus Recreation.

The Director of Campus Recreation will provide leadership, administration, risk management and fiscal accountability for the Department of Campus Recreation facilities, programs, services and operations. The director will oversee a staff of 9-13 professional staff, 200+ student employees, partner campus operations. The Director will report to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students in alignment with other Student Affairs Health and Wellness units. The position will provide vision and overall direction for the unit, establish long-range plans, program enhancements, and work collaboratively with the university community. The Director is a contributing member of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Division. 

Summary of Responsibilities:

Department Leadership

  • Provide direction to team of 13-15 professional staff, 200+ student employees and partner campus staff.
  • Leads program development and enhancement for intramural sports, club sports, group fitness, personal training, instructional programs, membership services, outdoor adventures, challenge course, aquatic programs, informal recreation and special events that serve FAU students and community.
  • Support Healthy Campus 2030 initiative and establish collaborative relationships and joint projects to improve campus wellbeing.
  • Foster teamwork and collaboration within Department, Division and greater University community.
  • Support Divisional efforts and priorities.
  • Responsible for department risk management and policy/procedure development.
  • Serve as advisor to the Campus Recreation Advisory Board.

Strategic Planning / Assessment

  • Accountable to Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and University Strategic Plan.
  • Develop and execute department strategic plan and annual assessment plans.
  • Set annual goals and submit annual report.
  • Recommends and implements changes based on best practices and benchmarking.

Facility Management

  • Responsible for the management of the Recreation & Fitness Center, Track & Field Complex, Henderson Recreation Fields, Ropes Course / Climbing Center, outdoor basketball & tennis courts, Davie Wellness Center, and Jupiter outdoor spaces.
  • Develops and executes long range planning for facility enhancements and maintenance through the repair and replacement plans.

Financial Accountability

  • Develops annual Student Government and Auxiliary budget requests of approximately $2.4 million. Administers operating budget and establishes revenue targets for the unit.
  • Monitors budget status and ensures business processes are established, followed and maintained.
  • Reviews and approves financial and business processes and requests.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Master's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization and eight years of appropriate experience required.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to success in this position.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

Must also have excellent customer service, organizational and time management skills.

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (REQ08090).

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.


  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Preferred
  • Work Experience: 6 - 8 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (REQ08090).