The Assistant Director of SUU Recreation and Wellness is responsible for the administrative oversight of a wide range of events and services to meet the indoor recreational needs of the SUU Community.
The scope of the job occasionally requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, seminars, and workshops.
The Assistant Director of SUU Recreation and Wellness will administer the fitness, aquatics, and wellness program, which includes a comprehensive fitness class schedule, wellness programs, fitness fairs, aquatics programming (Cedar City and SUU Community), and the supervision of fitness and aquatics student staff. The Assistant Director will provide direct supervision to the Coordinator of Health and Wellness and two student leadership positions to further develop and implement health and wellness programs; as well as, women’s health and violence, intervention, and prevention programming. The Assistant Director of SUU Recreation and Wellness will collaborate with other campus and community groups to provide diverse recreational and wellness programs and services. The Assistant Director will also assist in long-range planning that contributes to student development and assumes other responsibilities as directed by the Director.
A Bachelor’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Recreation, Management, College student Personnel, or related area.
Two years of demonstrated practical experience working in development of fitness and aquatic programs, management of a fitness and aquatics facility, supervision of fitness and aquatics personnel in a University Recreation setting.
Exceptional organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. Computer literacy is required. The ability to work with and supervise those with different management styles, skill levels, and backgrounds is required. The ability to evaluate the achievement of departmental goals and objectives through formal assessment and professional reports is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Experience with student development and personnel management within an institution of higher education is preferred. Fitness/wellness program development and management, supervision of para-professional staff, and experience implementing personal training programs for a variety of individuals is preferred. Understanding of regional and national trends by becoming actively involved in community, regional, and national organizations associated with campus recreation is preferred.
The ability to effectively organize and manage a comprehensive fitness and wellness program is preferred.
American Red Cross LGI and Licensure in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Difibrillation (AED) and First Aid certification are strongly preferred.
National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) certification and Climbing Wall Instructor certifications are preferred. Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSP), Certified Recreational Sports Specialist (CRSS) or Certified Park and Recreational Professional (CPRP) designations are preferred but not required.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits
Internal Number: S1600242
About Southern Utah University
Southern Utah University is a caring campus community where students come to explore their interests and prepare for meaningful careers and life experiences. With more than 140 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs across six academic colleges, SUU proudly offers world-class, project-based learning opportunities where students gain professional experience before entering the job market.
Located in the world’s best backyard, SUU is the University of the Parks thanks to its close proximity to several outdoor recreational areas and its educational partnerships with the National Park Service. SUU’s safe, residential campus allows students - more than 9,000 - to create lifelong friendships along with once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventures in conjunction with innovative academic endeavors.