The Assistant Director of Recreation: Fitness & Wellness is responsible for the development and implementation of the Fitness & Wellness Programs:
Programming & Assessment: Develop, implement, and evaluate programming to ensure program goals/objectives, fitness and wellness needs, and student interests are being met.
Risk Management: Develop, implement, and continually evaluate an effective risk management plan for the fitness programs.
Policies & Procedures: Develop, implement and evaluate fitness program policies and procedures.
Marketing & Promotions: Design, develop and distribute marketing materials to promote the fitness and wellness programs. Prepare and maintain the fitness and wellness web page.
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate student staff, and fitness program staff. Review and approve student staff timesheets.
Assist in oversight and site management of the day to day operations of the Russell & Ann Gerdin Wellness Center.
Budget preparation and administration for the fitness and wellness programs
Prepare assessment reports including participation statistics
Purchase, inventory, and monitor supplies and equipment used within the fitness and wellness programs
Develop contracts for external agencies & independent contractors as required by the University
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of all academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
This position is open until filled. Applications received on or before June 28, 2017 will receive full consideration. Applications must include: a resume, cover letter, and list of at least 3 references with contact information. Bluefish applications are not accepted, must apply through the Minnesota State University Moorhead website.
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. More information can be found at Vehicle Use Forms
Availability of Minnesota State University Moorhead Annual Crime Report
Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Recreation Management, Health & Physical Fitness/Education or related field. Minimum 2 years of experience within the fitness and wellness industry (graduate assistant experience is applicable). Certification from a nationally recognized association in group exercise and/or personal training: ACSM, ACE, AFAA, NASM, NSCA, or equivalent. Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and marketing fitness and wellness programs (such as group exercise, personal training, fitness incentive programs, wellness workshops, or nutrition seminars). Current certification in First Aid/CPR/ AED or ability to obtain within 1 month of hire. Available to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends.
Experience working in a collegiate recreation and wellness department. Ability to hire, train, develop, supervise, and evaluate student employees, group fitness instructors, and personal trainers. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills to serve members and collaborate with campus and community partners. Demonstrated ability to work successfully with people of diverse backgrounds including sensitivity to their needs and concerns. Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relations with faculty, staff, students, and program participants. Experience in the operations of a fitness/wellness facility.
MSUM enrolls 5,836 students from 36 states and 61 countries. MSUM is a member of the Tri-College University, an educational consortium that includes Concordia College of Moorhead, North Dakota State University, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and the North Dakota State College of Science.
Moorhead, Minn. and Fargo, N.D. are central to a thriving regional center... with a population of 187,491 and growing for the Metropolitan Statistical Area (2014 Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau). Higher education is a major community enterprise, with more than 31,000 students contributing to an atmosphere rich in arts, culture, sports and social activities. The communities enjoy a major concert venue; university, independent and community theatres; symphony orchestra; jazz concerts; annual film festivals; civic opera; art galleries and museums; and numerous family attractions and events.
Unemployment rate for Minnesota and North Dakota is at 3.8% and 2.4% respectively, both of which are below the national average of 6.3% (2014). Fargo-Moorhead average travel time to work is 14.7 minutes.
Moorhead public schools serve 5,620 students in an area recognized for superior student academic achievement and far-reaching extracurricular activities. Moorhead schools are all new or totally remodeled. For the past 15 years, Fargo public schools have earned the What Parents Want Award from SchoolMatch. Both Minnesota and North Dakota put lots of value on education, as outline in Lumina Foundation's 2014 report. Minnesota ranked second place and North Dakota in fourth place in a list of states ranked on the proportion of young adults with at least a two-year college degree.
Hector International Airport, the paramount airport for the FM area, is served by Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta and United and provides non-stop jet service to/from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa and Tampa/St. Petersburg.
The Fargo-Moorhead community is ranked among the best places in the country to live, work, attend school and conduct business. Recent community accolades:
Moorhead names Best Small City in America (NerdWallet, June 2015)
Fargo ranked #1 College Town to Find a Job (ZipRecruiter, March 2015)
Fargo's Downtown named seventh best in the nation (Liviability, March 2015)
Fargo ranks First Among Best-Performing Small Cities (The Milken Institute, January 2015)
North Dakota topped the list in physical health with Minnesota landing in the top 10 (Well-Being Index, 2014)
Moorhead has a lower sales tax than 96% of other cities in the state. Groceries and clothing are exempt from Moorhead and Minnesota sales tax (Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, November 2014)
The Fargo-Moorhead metro region is the fourth fastest growing in the U.S. (Bloomberg, October 2014)
Fargo-Moorhead ranked in the top five for highest average credit score, lowest foreclosure rate and lowest credit usage (WalletHub, October 2014)
Minnesota ranked third in the nation as the best state for teachers (WalletHub, October 2014)
North Dakota names best state for women-owned business (OPEN State of Women-Owned Business Report, August 2014)
Fargo-Moorhead among top 100 smartest cities in the U.S. (VentureBeat, July 2013)
F-M metro area ranked number two among mid-sized cities (Area Development, June 2013)
City ranked first in prime workforce growth and fourth in economic strength indicators (Area Development, June 2013)
Fargo-Moorhead in top 25 best cities to retire (Forbes, March 2013)
Fargo-Moorhead placed at the number 5 spot on the List of Best Performing Cities (Milkin Institute, January 2013)
ND ranked number 2 and MN ranked number 5 for the best states in encouraging entrepreneurial development (Bureau of Business Research, October 2012)