Executive Director of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (PERD)

Boston University

Boston, MA

ID: 7100730
Posted: May 24, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Boston University
Executive Director of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (PERD)

Please do not apply through Boston University Careers website. All applications will be reviewed by Spelman Johnson. Please follow application instructions below.

Boston University (BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The University has 4,107 faculty members, 6,299 staff members, 33,678 undergraduate and graduate students, and is one of Boston’s largest employers. BU offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, business, and law degrees through 17 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston’s Back Bay, Fenway-Kenmore, and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston’s South End neighborhood.

The Executive Director (ED) is the highest-ranking manager within PERD and the Fitness and Recreation Center (FitRec), reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Auxiliary Services. The ED is responsible for creating and managing student, alumni, faculty/staff and community programs that support countless opportunities for growth and self-expression through fitness, recreation, club and intramural sports, music, dance, and other community events. PERD provides and promotes opportunities for learning, interaction, collaboration and unification with the desired purpose to develop a stronger sense of community and contribute to the total education of students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members through a variety of fitness and wellness programs. The ED is responsible for the operational and financial effectiveness of all aspects of physical education and campus recreation. The PERD business model seeks to create ancillary revenue streams while providing credit and non-credit courses in support of the University’s academic mission. The primary objective is to meet revenue targets while carefully coordinating programs and facility schedules to meet demand and achieve balanced use.

A bachelor’s degree and a record of progressively increasing responsibilities that includes at least ten years of experience in directly managing large, complex, indoor and outdoor student recreational programs in higher education with demonstrated successful outcomes is required. Additional required qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; experience with budget development, management, fiscal reporting, and capital planning and renovations; a successful record of managing recreation facilities, hosting successful events, fundraising, and supervising a large professional and hourly staff; and experience at the university level to include the development, implementation, and assessment of successful aquatics, recreational sports (intramural and club), fitness, wellness, and outdoor adventures. An advanced degree in higher education administration, recreation, management, college student personnel, or a related field is preferred.

Review of applications will begin June 21 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Ashley Knight at [email protected] Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email [email protected]

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This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.