Director, Athletics & Recreation - Office of the Vice President Administration & Finance

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Date of Posting: 
September 2, 2014
Office of the Vice President Administration & Finance
Director, Athletics & Recreation
Term Full Time
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

October 1, 2014 to October 1, 2019

The University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for the position of Director, Athletics & Recreation. The successful candidate will be responsible for setting the vision, strategy and long-term management approach for Athletics at the University of Prince Edward Island. 

• Provides strategic leadership that promotes and sustains an organization that offers comprehensive recreational, health and wellness and competitive sports programming for students, staff, faculty and community members.
• Encourages participation and support by students, the University and the public at large
• Ensures maintenance and effective utilization of facilities
• Maximizes revenue generating activities for the program as well as ensures adherence to approved budgets as well as financial policy and guidelines.

• Completion of a degree in Business Management/Sports Management is required and a Master’s degree in a related field is considered an asset.
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in sport and recreation administration preferably in a University setting
• Knowledge of AUS/CIS regulations.
• Demonstrated experience and success in fundraising and marketing.
• Effective organizational, problem-solving, planning and analytical skills.
• Strong communication skills, demonstrated in complex work environments, with a proven ability to hold dialogues with a wide variety of stakeholders on their terms, a proven ability to listen to needs and concerns and to build confidence through follow-up actions.
• Demonstrated ability to present to and converse with senior stakeholders, including discussions with the Board of Governors of an organisation.
• Proven ability in cultivating, managing and sustaining effective working relationships within the University environment as well as with the community and sport based organizations.

Additional Information may be found in the attached Job Description.

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Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

C. Huggan

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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