Minimum of three years professional experience in effectively administering a comprehensive recreation, sport, fitness, and wellness program applicable to a university setting is required; five years preferred. Must possess a record of innovative leadership in managing people, programs, services, and budgets. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in using sport and physical activity to build positive community and enhance the development and health of diverse individuals.
Must be knowledgeable in a wide variety of fitness, health, wellness, and sports activities. Must understand the concepts of health and wellness and be able to work with other health-related departments and organizations to best meet the interests and needs of students. Must possess strong management, organization, and administrative skills. Must have knowledge of standard business practices, computer software programs, and the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).
A master's degree is required, doctorate preferred, in a field appropriate for recreational sports, health, fitness, and wellness programs. Distinction as a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor or trainer, and other similar positions preferred.
Must be certified in the use of CPR/AED, preferably as a trainer. This position has a flexible work schedule which includes some evenings and weekends. Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with students, administrators, and employees is required. Must have the sensitivity and skill to work with a diverse and multicultural student and employee population.
*Regular reliable attendance is required.
*This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.
February 1, 2017 or until filled