The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation will assist in the development and management of a comprehensive and well-organized campus recreation program. This program includes club sports, intramural sports, personal training, group fitness classes, outdoor adventures, informal recreation, and aquatic opportunities that allow students to participate in a wide variety of physical activities at various skill levels within the University. The position reports to the Director of Campus Recreation.
Provide supervision and oversee the day to day operations of two or more key programs within Campus Recreation (Fitness, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, or Informal Recreation)
Fitness experience strongly preferred
Hire, evaluate, train GroupX Fitness program instructors and personal trainers
Teach GroupX fitness classes and provide Personal Training Services as needed
Provide leadership to facilities and informal recreation student staff as well as fitness (GroupX / PT) staff
Assess program learning outcomes and their impact on retention, student leadership development, and student satisfaction
Assist in the development and supervision of policy and procedures to ensure the safety and welfare of all participants
Complete annual assessment and provide annual reports to ensure adherence to Student Learning Outcomes
Contribute to the development, marketing, and facilitation of growth in recreational offerings to the campus community
Assist in development of budgets for Fitness, Intramurals, Club Sports, Aquatics, or Informal Recreation
Maintain a strong commitment to student development and engagement
Provide oversight of daily business transactions for department
Recruit, train and supervise student staff of up to 60
Work actively toward accomplishing the University long range plan and serve on campus-wide committees
Provide assistance in planning and administering key university programs and events
Two or more years of professional experience managing university recreation program (Fitness, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Aquatics, Informal Recreation or Outdoor Recreation). Graduate Assistant experience accepted.
Proven ability to manage, lead, and communicate with a diverse work group with a strong commitment to the academic achievement and personal growth of each student
Possess strong interpersonal and written communication skills
Commitment to the integration of co-curricular experiences in the overall educational programs of the university
Working knowledge of computer applications relative to management of campus recreation
Preferred certifications relative to program area: Nationally recognized personal training and group fitness instruction certification (AFAA, NCSM, NASM preferred), CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor, Lifeguard and/or Water Safety Instructor (Red Cross or equivalent), Certified Pool Operator as necessary
Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.
All applicants should apply online. Please provide: Cover Letter, Resume, and list of 3 references
Additional Salary Information: Salary range and benefits package are competitive. This is a twelve-month, full-time position. The work schedule varies often and includes day, evening, and/or weekend hours.
Recognized among the nation’s best Catholic universities and colleges, and as one of “America’s Best Colleges,” St. Edward's University stands distinctively as a top liberal arts university, with partner universities in 10 countries.
The Congregation of Holy Cross founded St. Edward's more than a century ago, encouraging students to think critically, act ethically, embrace diversity, strive for... social justice and recognize their responsibility to the world community. These traits, combined with challenging academic programs in the arts, sciences and humanities, distinguish a top liberal arts university, and prepare students for success and deep personal fulfillment.
As a top liberal arts college, growing in stature among Catholic universities, St. Edward's draws more than ever from its founders’ tradition of academic excellence and “whole person education,” inspiring and empowering students — of all ages — to embrace the opportunities and challenges of an interconnected world.
Rising to the demands of this new century, St. Edward’s is committed to extending its global reach, providing an education with a worldview and continuing its role as a top liberal arts college and top Catholic college. Our Strategic Plan 2015 guides us in developing more educational partnerships and portal campuses worldwide; growing the number of students who study abroad; utilizing the power of technology to enhance global learning; and cultivating a stronger international community on our Austin campus.