Responsible for all aspects of Fitness and wellness programs for Campus Recreation.
Select, train, and mentor two graduate assistants in the areas of wellness, personal training, Olympic lifting or group exercise.
Recruit, Hire, Train and evaluate fitness instructors, personal trainers, and Olympic attendants, and weight room attendants.
Work in close cooperation with campus community groups to plan activities and maximize student involvement; such groups include University Housing & Dining, Inter-Hall Council, Kinesiology, and Office of Student Activities.
Other duties as assigned.
RANK & SALARY: Assistant Director Salary negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
THE DEPARTMENT: http://www.wiu.edu/student_services/campus_recreation/
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 13 consecutive years and as one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves more than 10,000 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, which includes a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 514 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to seven pre-professional degree programs and 18 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 8,943): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,430): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate
Applicants MUST apply through the University website, not Bluefish. Please upload the requested documents navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
Screening will begin on October 6, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.
For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at email@example.com
Master's degree with a major in Fitness Management; Kinesiology; Exercise Science; Sport Management; Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration; College Student Personnel; Higher Education, or related field with a minimum of one year of experience in a professional or graduate assistant role.
Expertise in personal training and/or group fitness (national certification in one is required)
Previous experience supervising employees.
Must be able to make decisions which will impact Western Illinois University and Campus Recreation.
CPR/First Aid/AED certification (or willing to get within first month)
Minimum of two years experience in a professional or graduate assistant role.
Group Fitness and Personal Training certifications from nationally recognized organization; (ACSM is preferred.)
Previous experience planning a full program of fitness services and events.
A sound knowledge of Olympic lifting and a national certification is strongly preferred.
The ability to teach fitness classes as needed.
CPR/First Aid/AED instructor certification.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 10,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Oppor...tunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.