George Mason University Informational Session - 3 Anticipated Position Openings
George Mason University
March 4, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Associate Director, Facility Management, Fitness
George Mason University Recreation is excited to share information regarding three anticipated openings that we expect to be posted within the near future. Two of these are new positions.
Associate Director of Programs, Well-Being, & Assessment (New position)
The Associate Director of Programs, Well-Being, & Assessment with Mason Recreation is responsible for the leadership, overall administration, and supervision of recreational programming, staff/personnel development, and budgets to serve a growing and highly diverse student population. Program areas of responsibility will include Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Special Events, Fitness, Instructional Programming, and Summer Camps. All of these units provide the platform for robust activities and programming to the Mason community. The candidate will understand and demonstrate effective team leadership and understand the diversity of well-being issues facing college students. Assessment responsibilities include providing overall leadership in the development of goals, outcomes, methodologies, and initiatives related to the purpose of driving continuous quality improvement of programs, facilities, and services for the department. This includes coordinating efforts of staff in the planning, development, administration, and reporting of a variety of assessment endeavors. The Associate Director will directly supervise two full-time staff and have indirect supervision of three others. The successful candidate will be specifically responsible for providing direction, leadership, coordination, and evaluation of programs to advance Well-Being initiatives for Mason Recreation in conjunction with other university efforts in this area; provide recreation activities promoting a sense of individual vitality that are meaningful, engaging, and be committed to a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to well-being. This individual will also collaborate with University faculty, staff, students, and off campus stakeholders. The position will report to the Executive Director of Recreation.
Coordinator for Facility Operations
The Coordinator for Facility Operations is responsible for direct oversight of the day to day operations of two facilities, the Aquatic and Fitness Center (AFC) and Skyline Fitness Center. In addition to open recreation, the AFC offers a variety of aquatic and fitness programs. This position is responsible for the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of 60+ student employees. The student employee positions are heavily involved with customer service, risk management, and event management. The Coordinator of Facility Operations serves as building manager throughout the work day and assists with responding to emergencies, customer concerns, equipment/supply needs, and janitorial oversights. Scheduling both student organizations and external groups in both fitness spaces and the 50 meter Olympic pool is a large piece of the facility management component of the job. The position will also have the potential for meaningful involvement in one or more of the various departmental aquatic programs such as private swim lessons, certification classes, and Masters swimming. In addition they will assist the Aquatic Coordinator with the organizing, managing, and administering of aquatic events. All operations include the preparation and analysis of reports including participation statistics, facility access, payroll, and all financial transactions while maintaining accountability. In addition to the aforementioned job functions, the position is expected to continue to develop professionally through membership and participation in applicable professional organizations and developmental workshops.
Coordinator of Fitness (New position)
The Coordinator of Fitness will assist the Director of Fitness with administration and oversight of a comprehensive program of fitness activity for the university community. The fitness program includes over 60 group exercise classes per week of patron interest and newest trends, design and delivery of specialized personal training programs, management of all fitness floor staff for three indoor facilities including strength training and cardiovascular areas, advancement of the university’s well-being initiative, and budget planning and execution. Fitness classes include group exercise, cycling, and aqua-fitness, yoga/pilates, martial arts, and self-defense. Personal training includes options for individual or small group sessions with administrative responsibilities including client recruitment, matching trainers to clients, record and database management, and creating and implementing new programming opportunities such as clinics, workshops, and seminars. Specific areas of responsibility and focus will be based upon the strengths and skill-set of the successful candidate and will include staff supervision as well as programming elements. Significant expertise including instruction, development, supervision and evaluation of personnel in group fitness and/or personal training along with appropriate certifications is necessary. The expectation is that the chosen candidate will bring energy, a willingness to grow, creative ideas, and commitment to take the program to the next level with the expansion of programming, resources, and administrative processes. The Coordinator for Fitness will possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to foster collaboration and teamwork among a variety of audiences such as, the residential population, student organizations, university departments, and community outreach entities. Skills in the areas of program design and implementation, equipment and preventative maintenance, risk management, personnel management, assessment, and marketing are essential to success in a dynamic and diverse environment.
Additional requirements for the positions will be specified in the official job description once approved by George Mason University Human Resources
About George Mason University
George Mason University is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Here at Mason, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. With a student population of over 36,000, representing more than 130 countries, our campus is an organically diverse environment!
Mason Recreation oversees three facilities on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University including the Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC), the Aquatic Fitness Center (AFC), and Skyline fitness center. These facilities boast four gymnasiums, racquetball/ squash courts, several locker rooms, fitness galleries and dedicated rooms for yoga, cycling, group exercise, and marital arts/ self-defense classes. We house and maintain a recreation and competition pool, sauna, whirlpool, and several exterior facilities including a pavilion, turf and grass fields, jogging/ walking trails, and a team challenge course on our Science and Technology Campus. We provide the following programs and services for the campus community: Fitness, Aquatics, Outdoor Adventures, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, the EDGE (team building programming), as well as a Summer Youth Camp.