The Associate Director has oversight of all planning, development, implementation, assessment and coordination for well-being, fitness and aquatic programming; member of departmental leadership team of campus recreation; directly supervises assistant director and oversees the management of 125+ aquatic and fitness staff members; coordinates well-being programs and special events; responsible for budgeting, purchasing and delegation of maintenance related to fitness and aquatic programming.
Bachelor’s degree; all degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions
4-5 years of direct fitness experience at the collegiate recreation level; including Instructional Programming experience (i.e. group fitness) and related national certifications; or equivalent collegiate recreation experience
Demonstrated involvement with implementation and management of recreational programs
Ability to assess programs for improvement opportunities
Supervisory or related transferable skills
Skilled in conflict resolution
Ability to work autonomously
Ability to delegate tasks as appropriate
Master’s Degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Exercise Science/Physiology or related field
Overall 5-7 years collegiate recreation programming experience (or recreation programming for a municipal recreation program and related experiences) preferred
Demonstrated experience in group fitness programs, personal training and wellness programs
Management of aquatic facilities, programming and supervision of staff preferred
Special certification preferred or must be obtained
– American Red Cross (ARC) Standard First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.), Automated External Defibulator (A.E.D.) Certifications, Bloodborne Pathogen Training and ARC First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification
– ACE Personal Training & Primary Group Fitness Certifications
– Yoga and/or Pilates Certification/Training
– Certified Pool Operator or Aquatic Facility Operator, Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor Certifications
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Campus Recreation organizes and administers a variety of structured and self-directed recreational services that enhance the overall wellness of the university community. Our primary goal is to provide quality recreational experiences directed toward positive change in the physical, cognitive and social domains of the university community thus enhancing the overall educational experience. This goal is accomplished by offering a wide variety of recreational activities, conducting educational workshops and providing professional training. The Department of Campus Recreation provides a multi-faceted program, which includes: informal recreation, group exercise/fitness programs, competitive sports (intramural sports and sport clubs) Seahawk Adventure Programs, aquatics, and special events. Campus Recreation at UNCW takes a “something for everyone” approach to programming.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 21, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
UNCW is located in Wilmington, North Carolina. It is approximately 5 miles from Wrightsville Beach. UNCW has an enrollment of 14,502 undergraduate students and 1,985 graduate students and employs 1333 staff and 965 faculty.