The University of Mount Olive is seeking an Assistant Director for the campus’ Pope Wellness Center. The Pope Wellness Center serves as the primary facility for campus recreation activities including strength/cardio training, wellness programming initiatives, intramurals, and additional campus programming opportunities. The facility serves as a resource for students and offers memberships for community members.
The Assistant Director provides leadership, management, and administration for comprehensive membership services and outreach programs for the wellness center. The scope of the job occasionally requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, seminars, and workshops. This position will serve in a three person rotation, ensuring that all operational hours of the wellness center have professional coverage and supervision.
The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing all membership/point of sale programs and providing continuous sales support, education, and training to all student staff, including serving as the point person for all issues related to memberships. This position will lead the recruiting, selection, training, and directly supervise the part-time student staff. This position will manage the scheduling for all part-time student staff to ensure adequate staff coverage for all programs including front desk operations, on-site workshops, and special events. This position will assist with all facets of the Fitness & Wellness area, including management of the Group Exercise and Personal Training programs and instructing Group Fitness Classes. In addition, this position may assist with programming and intramurals activities on the campus.
The Assistant Director works collaboratively with other areas of the Department, the Division of Student Affairs, the University, and external constituents to facilitate events, projects, and to enhance the Campus Recreation Fitness program.
A Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Recreation, Management, College student Personnel, or related area.
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 fitness 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 Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid certification are strongly preferred.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Dan Vollert, Director of Pope Wellness Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Pope Wellness Center: University of Mount Olive
the University of Mount Olive, we believe in transformational education. Not only do we strive to cultivate a generation of intelligent, open-minded students with a strong liberal arts background — we recognize that it is just as important to teach our students values that will help them develop into positive, contributing members of society.