Associate Director of Programs
Riverside, CA

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Riverside, CA 92521
United States

Exercise / Fitness
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $64,000 To $122,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Ownership Position
Work Schedule
Full Time
Some Travel
Job Description

The purpose of the position is to provide primary leadership, oversight and direction in the management and day-to-day operations for a diverse and complex portfolio of critical Recreation Department programs and services including the Competitive Sports Program (Intramurals and Sport Clubs), Outdoor Programs, Youth, FitWell (Fitness and Cooking), and Aquatics; incumbent is also responsible for the supervision of the facilities associated with each program. The incumbent is responsible for the oversight of career staff and student development, training and risk management for these programs, services and facilities and importantly, is accountable for the overall performance of the program portfolio. Management of an annual budget of approximately $1,000,000. A critical skill required for this position is the ability to provide innovation and creativity to expand each program's reach. As part of the recruitment process, a presentation will be required from identified finalists. **As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

Job Requirements
Education Requirements
Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Preferred

Certification Requirement
Red Cross CPR. Preferred
Standard First Aid Training Certification. Required

Experience Requirement
Minimum of 9 years of related experience. Required
Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred

Special Conditions
Special Condition Requirement
Ability to successfully pass FBI and DOJ Criminal Check. Required
Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours) Required
Travel Required
Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required

Minimum Requirements
Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and externally.
Strong service orientation; program management, sound judgment and decision-making, critical thinking skills; skill to develop original ideas, creative problem-solving skills in a varied and challenging environment.
Ability to work effectively, across all organization levels, internally and externally.
Knowledge of program activity and industry best practices.
Demonstrated fiscal management abilities.
Client service minded, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking skills.
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of campus policies and procedures.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

o UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

o UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

o UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

o Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

o Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

o UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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