How to Become a Campus Recreation Director

Step 1: Understand the job description and responsibilities of a Campus Recreation Director

What does a Campus Recreation Director do?

A Campus Recreation Director manages operations of all non-varsity and club (intramural) sports program. Monitors funds and scheduling and oversees recreation facilities. Being a Campus Recreation Director requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a head of division/department. The Campus Recreation Director manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Campus Recreation Director typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.

People's Opinions on Campus Recreation Director responsibilities

Becky Purser, the first and only director of recreation that UNF has known, retired last Friday at a farewell party in the Wellness Center.

12/30/2019: Stockton, CA

Purser worked for the university for almost 35 years and has transformed recreation at UNF from a shack in the woods and a makeshift basketball court in a parking lot to the arena and the three-story wellness center.

01/31/2020: Kingsport, TN

Ashley Ballard, the Director of Health Awareness, will become the new overall director of the combination of recreation and health promotion  departments.

01/05/2020: Anchorage, AK

The departments will merge on July 1 and will be called “Recreation Wellness.”.

02/09/2020: Austin, TX

Fike Recreation Center Featuring Swann Fitness Center.

01/28/2020: New London, CT
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Step 2: Learn best tips to become a Campus Recreation Director

Best tips for those who want to become a Campus Recreation Director

Here are some tips to become a Campus Recreation Director.

People's Opinions on best tips

Stay active doing things you like.

01/27/2020: Lawrence, MA

Find time to hang with friends.

12/14/2019: Eugene, OR

Make a list of priorities and stick to it.

01/01/2020: Newark, NJ

Create a vision of what a healthier “you” would look like and read that vision to yourself every now and then to motivate you.

02/12/2020: Syracuse, NY

Adopting healthy lifestyle changes may take some time.

02/15/2020: Long Beach, CA
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Step 3: View best colleges and universities for Campus Recreation Director

Best colleges and universities for Campus Recreation Director

  • Butler University
  • Carroll College
  • High Point University
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College
  • Rollins College

Step 4: Think about whether is it worth to be a Campus Recreation Director

Is being a Campus Recreation Director Worth it?

People's Opinions on lifestyles

Becky Purser, the first and only director of recreation that UNF has known, retired last Friday at a farewell party in the Wellness Center.

01/19/2020: New Haven, CT

Purser worked for the university for almost 35 years and has transformed recreation at UNF from a shack in the woods and a makeshift basketball court in a parking lot to the arena and the three-story wellness center.

12/17/2019: Seattle, WA

Ashley Ballard, the Director of Health Awareness, will become the new overall director of the combination of recreation and health promotion  departments.

01/20/2020: Philadelphia, PA

Reporting to the Executive Director of Wellbeing, Access, and Prevention, and located within the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, the Director of Campus Recreation provides visionary leadership, supervision, and management of Campus Recreation facilities and programs, including intramural sports, club sports, wellbeing, and fitness.

02/10/2020: Parkersburg, WV

The Director will play a central role in developing creative, state-of-the-art programs and services that animate physical fitness in a comprehensive way among students, faculty, and staff, that support staff and student leadership, and that articulate connections between campus recreation and academic success.

01/01/2020: Lubbock, TX
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Step 5: Prepare relevant skills for being a Campus Recreation Director

What skills do you need to be a Campus Recreation Director?

This role is not a beginner's role, as such, there are many skills required.  It is vital to the role to command: Budget Administration, Event Planning and Management, Financial Aid Programs and Policies, Student Orientation, Student Registration, Venue Logistics, Compliance, Student Program Administration, Student Staffing.  For this position, you need to be experienced with: Student Information Systems (SIS).  Management isn't easy, if it were, everyone would have the competenticies to execute the role with success.

People's Opinions on Campus Recreation Director skills

In-depth knowledge of wide variety of recreation activities and programs.

12/17/2019: Cleveland, OH

Skilled in developing, coordinating, implementing recreation programs.

12/14/2019: Rock Hill, SC

Expert in operating and budgeting for facilities in recreation management.

01/28/2020: Modesto, CA

Any photo, video or research requests must be pre-approved by Campus Recreation Staff.

01/06/2020: Columbus, OH

To acquire the position of a campus recreation director and utilize my experience and managerial skills to handle the various extracurricular activities conducted on campus for student's recreation.

02/08/2020: Boston, MA
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Step 6: View average salary for Campus Recreation Director

How much does a Campus Recreation Director make?

The average salary range for a Campus Recreation Director is from $58,092 to $89,967. The salary will change depending on your location, job level, experience, education, and skills.

Salary range for a Campus Recreation Director
$58,092 to $89,967

Step 7: Find relevant Campus Recreation Director jobs, and apply.

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Step 8: Explore Career Path of Campus Recreation Director