Director of Campus Recreation

Posted: 12/27/2022

Director of Campus Recreation




Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions


Department: Campus Recreation


Locations: Macomb, IL


Posted: Dec 21, 2022


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: FT - Continuous


About Western Illinois University:


Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,600 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.


Job Description:


APPOINTMENT: March 1, 2023


Western Illinois University (WIU/Western) invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Director of Campus Recreation. The University seeks a committed, visionary, experienced leader to lead all activities and operations within Campus Recreation and the Harry Mussatto Campus Golf Course. Reporting to the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services, the Director of Campus Recreation is responsible for all aspects of the programs, services and operations of the WIU Campus Recreation Center. This includes event and competition execution, building operations and maintenance, building renovations and projects, financial management, budget forecasts and preparations. The Director of Campus Recreation will work closely and interact frequently with faculty, staff, students, and members of the community to achieve the institution's goals in support of its core values of academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility.




1.) Develops, directs, and administers all aspects of the programs, services and operations of the WIU Campus Recreation Center. This includes event and competition execution, building operations and maintenance, building renovations and projects, financial management, budget forecasts and preparations.


2.) The Director of Campus Recreation position is responsible for the supervision of the following areas:


Campus Recreation Center

Campus Recreation Center-Aquatics Center

Vince Grady Intramural Fields

Harry Mussatto Golf Course


3.) The Director of Campus Recreation position is responsible for the direct supervision of the following positions:


a. Associate Director of Campus Recreation


b. Facility Operations Coordinator


c. Golf Course Grounds Superintendent


d. Manager of Sports Facilities


e. Golf Course Superintendent (co-supervision with Athletics)


f. Graduate Staff


g. Student Employees


4.) Lead with Campus Recreation management staff in exploration, consideration, decision-making and implementation of any structural, physical or service/program changes in the Campus Recreation Center and Harry Mussatto Golf Course.


5.) Serves as a primary building representative with Facilities Management personnel regarding building services and maintenance of the Campus Recreation Center and/or Harry Mussatto Golf Course to maintain a clean, well-maintained facility for use by students, staff, faculty and community.


6.) Interpret, revise or propose policies for the use of the Campus Recreation facilities. Assist students, faculty, staff, and community members by making day-to-day decisions regarding the Campus Recreation and Golf Course facilities and services, policy interpretation and public relations activities.


7.) Responsible for the development of emergency and risk management plans as well as the creation of annual goals, reports, and summaries for Campus Recreation and Golf Course.


8.) Serves as an advisor and primary point of contact for the over 25+ Campus Club Teams.


9.) Represent the Campus Recreation management staff on various campus-wide committees and represent the University on community committees and boards as needed.


10.) Participates on an on-duty rotation for campus crisis response within the Division of Student Success.


11.) To assume other administrative duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services and Risk Management


SALARY: $73440/annually


Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:






• Master's degree required in Recreation, Kinesiology, Sports Management, or related field

• 5 years of experience in a University setting

• Must have high developed human interaction and administrative skills

• Ability to work independently or in a group

• Problem solving and critical thinking skills are also a requirement of the position.




• Lifeguard/ Lifeguard Instructor Certification

• First Aid/CPR/AED/ First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification

• Water Safety Instructor Certification

• Any and all other Certifications related to Campus Recreation


For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of appointment.


Additional Information:


About WIU (


Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.


WIU-Macomb, IL: Western's traditional, residential main campus offers a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, and post-baccalaureate certificates. A diverse community in west central Illinois, Macomb features a unique blend of agriculture, industry, service, retail, education, and culture. Macomb serves as the county seat, with connections across the state with Amtrak providing twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).


WIU-Quad Cities: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the WIU-Quad Cities campus is the only public four-year regional university that serves the Quad Cities region. Designed as a metropolitan commuter campus, WIU-Quad Cities offers select undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Moline is located just 80 miles north of the Macomb campus and is centered within a diverse, bi-state community of 383,000 that offers a broad range of cultural, social, and entertainment amenities and experiences, as well as varied businesses and industries.


WIU Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism (


Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.


At WIU, we will:


• Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.

• Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.

• Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.

• Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.

• Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.

• Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

• Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.

• Create a Universitywide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.


Academics (


More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 41 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 16 post-baccaulaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.


Student Resources


More than 200 student organizations at Western provide social, academic, recreation, athletics, service, academic, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more.


Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment.


The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.


WIU Intercollegiate Athletics (


The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.


Application Instructions:


APPLICATION: Complete applications include:


1) a letter of application


2) current curriculum vita or resume


3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references


4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion


Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL


**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.


Screening will begin on: February 1, 2023 and continue until position is filled


Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Joe Roselieb at mailto:[email protected]


For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at mailto:[email protected]


Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.


Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law. Western Illinois University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.


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