Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation Facilities


The Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation Facilities is a 10-month position in the Athletic Department of the Student Life Division with full-time responsibilities during the academic year (September 2022 to June 2023). The position provides leadership in athletic event and facility operations to support the educational, sport, and healthy lifestyle goals of the NWU community.

This is an exempt position funded in part by a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant. Based on the grant requirements, NWU may only consider women and minority applicants for this position. Continuation of the position is contingent upon continued funding. NWU offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.

The Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation Facilities is primarily responsible for staging home athletic events and managing daily operations of the Marian and Marion Weary Center for Health and Fitness. The Assistant Director will plan and supervise all repair and maintenance of exercise equipment, assist with special events and rentals during the academic year, and assist with the enforcement of risk management policies and procedures for all areas of safety and security in the Weary Center.

The Assistant Director will provide supervision, leadership, and mentoring to students who work in the Weary Center each year. The Weary Center Student Employment Program offers over 150 students outcomes-driven work experience as staff for home athletic events and open recreation supervisors, among other positions. Under the leadership of the NWU's Athletic Director, the Assistant Director will collaborate with Student Life and Athletic Department staff and multiple units across the University, offering opportunities to experience a range of administrative functions in a Division III university setting.

  • Coordinate all home athletic events. Responsible for the planning, administering, and coordinating the operations for staging all home athletic events including hiring, training, and supervision of student employees as event managers and other student event employees.
  • Hire, train, and supervise open recreation student employees including student building supervisors. Assist the Athletic Director by being on-call for evening and weekend open recreation hours when problems occur.
  • Maintain and supervise repair and replacement of fitness equipment. Keep records of all equipment repair and replacement. Assist the Athletic Director with equipment purchases.
  • Assist with the supervision of special events and fundraisers that use the Weary Center.
  • Assist the Athletic Director with enforcement of all risk management policies and procedures for all areas of safety concerns as they pertain to campus athletic and recreational areas.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Experience with hiring, training, and supervision of staff and or student employees.
  • Experience with scheduling of employees and the requirement for new employee orientation including payroll paperwork Like W-4’s, I-9’s, timesheets, and policy oversight.
  • Experience with budgets and the sourcing of new athletic equipment for purchase.
  • Must possess strong professional communications skills including business and communications writing, speaking in small-group settings, and one-to-one interpersonal relationships.
  • Must be able to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Must be able to listen to, engage, and influence student athletes and employees, synthesize and relate complex information, analyze problems and opportunities.
  • Must be able to move from project to project as different issues are presented.
  • Must have high degree of accountability, organizational, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have strong attention to detail.
  • Preferred candidates will have a combination of education and experience in a collegiate athletic environment.
  • Preferred candidates will have an interest in building a career in athletic administration.
Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials. 

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, the ADA, E-Verify, and EOE.  

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume, a diversity statement as a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three professional references at the following URL: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.