The Director of University Wellness & Recreation will primarily program and supervise in four major areas of that department: The Wellness Center, Activity Center, Pool, and Recreational Sports. These areas provide needs for a student body of 1100 and 200 faculty, staff, and administrators. The position oversees (2-3) student supervisors, (13) work-study students, (4) interns, (15) referees, and (2) lifeguards. This person must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff individually and in teams to better promote healthy lifestyles and competitive interaction with others. This person must be able to enforce published policies and regulations.
Job Function Areas
Develop intramural schedules for approximately 10-14 intramural sports.
Prepare policies for teams and individuals.
Schedule games and prepare tournament brackets.
Train and supervise student supervisors.
Oversee training of referees and student workers.
Supervise intramural games.
Purchase, inventory, and maintain proper equipment.
Supervise everyday operations, including scheduling of lifeguards and Wellness Center staff.
Monitor quality of water, chemical levels, change and clean filter system, order chemicals.
Train lifeguards in pool safety procedures.
Schedule rentals and coordinate staffing for pool parties and outside groups.
Co-coordinate campus-wide Health Fair promoting healthy lifestyles.
Develop an Outdoor Adventure Program with appropriate activities for McMurry students focused on outdoor recreation and experiential learning.
Collaborate with appropriate University Offices (Human Resources, Athletic Department, etc.) to maintain and oversee a Wellness Program for Faculty/Staff /Administrators.
Develop and co-sponsor programs around the wellness model with religious life/campus ministry, health services, counseling, student engagement, athletics and other departments across campus, including programs focused on alcohol, drugs and substance use/abuse.
Teach (2) one-hour Fitness for Living activity classes per semester.
The Director is a member of the Student Affairs professional staff and works to develop opportunities for student growth and effective department operations.
The Director will be required to work evenings and some weekends for Intramurals and other Wellness events as needed.
Assist with inter-departmental projects.
Participate in University and departmental committee work and projects, providing leadership when appropriate.
Assist with the coordination of student awards ceremonies.
Monitor operations budgets for each area mentioned above.
Promote enjoyment, competition, and fellowship in Intramurals.
Complete other projects and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean of Students & Campus Life.
Master’s degree in health, wellness, physical education, recreational sports, or related field with a minimum of one to two years experience in these areas. Prior supervision of paraprofessional staff at university level or equivalent and strong skills in written and oral communication, group facilitation, and program presentation preferred. Prefer lifeguard instructor, CPR, first-aid, and CPO (Certified Pool Operator) certification or ability to complete certification requirements. Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and understanding of assessment and research methods helpful. Ability to work evenings and weekends is mandatory.
Founded in 1923 as a United Methodist institution, McMurry University is a vibrant and comprehensive center of undergraduate education. McMurry has a national reputation for excellence and value through the achievements of its faculty, students and graduates. The University enrolls more than 1,000 students and has an average class size of 16. No graduate assistants teach courses and over 77% of ou...r professors have achieved the highest degree in their academic discipline.
Offering a diverse academic curriculum students can choose from 45 majors in the arts, business, education and the sciences as well as our pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, engineering, law, pharmacy, physical therapy and others. The three-week May Term gives students an opportunity to explore a subject outside their major, and the Servant Leadership Program teaches students about ethics and helps develop leadership qualities.