The Director of Fitness and Wellness is a key leadership position in the Division of Student Life. Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Student Life, he/she is responsible for providing programmatic leadership and operations/facilities management of the campus fitness center in the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons. This position is expected to manage, develop and implement co-curricular fitness and wellness initiatives that engage students as part of Manhattan College’s overall Lasallian mission.
The Director is a member of the Division of Student Life and is expected to educate the campus community about fitness and wellness related programs. A key collaborative partner will be the Department of Kinesiology and the Jasper Fit program. High levels of interactions with students (staff and participants) will be expected. In keeping with an objective in the College’s current strategic plan, the Director will also develop specific fitness and wellness programs designed to help students establish healthy lifestyles in their first year of college.
Specific responsibilities include:
Provide leadership and supervision of the activities, services, and operations of the campus fitness center in the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons
Develop and implement activities and fitness and wellness programs which supplement the overall academic and co-curricular experience for the Manhattan College community
Collaborate with all departments in Student Life and across campus to develop and promote wellness and fitness programs
Recruit, train and supervise student fitness attendants and a Graduate Assistant for the fitness center
Develop and promulgate all rules and regulations for the fitness center
Develop a fitness assessment and personal training program for the facility
Develop an annual calendar of fitness and wellness programs and market these programs to the campus community
Oversee and manage an equipment maintenance and repair program for the fitness center
Coordinate with Gourmet Dining’s Resident Nutrition Counselor and Manager to promote good nutrition and healthy eating
The Director provides direct training and supervision of all fitness center attendants and a Graduate Assistant.
Minimum Qualifications: Successful applicants are required to have the following skill sets, experiences and/or credentials:
Master’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, sports management or a related field by date of hire
At least two years of experience with fitness program planning and implementation including fitness assessments and program design
5 or more years of relevant professional experience
Demonstrated knowledge of the fields of fitness and wellness in higher education, including an understanding of the concepts, best practices, and procedures for managing fitness facilities and programs
Extensive budgetary, staff and facilities management experience
Exceptional organizational and communication skills
Licensing: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid certification required
Nationally recognized personal training or strength and conditioning specialist certification from American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Academy of Sports Medicine, American Council of Exercise (ACE) or Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) preferred
Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Applicants from historically under-represented segments of the population are encouraged to apply, as well as those attracted to a college with a Catholic identity. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V
About Manhattan College
The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for offering a full intramural program throughout the academic school year. This 10 month, full-time position works with undergraduate students to ensure nightly activities and leagues. Multiple sports and competition levels are offered at one time, and consistently, throughout the year. Planning, scheduling, and officiating / training is required. The Recreation Coordinator is also expected to assist in non-athletic events throughout the course of the year that the Office of Student Engagement is involved with, including but not limited to, both social and formal events.
Reports to: Director of Student Engagement
Supervises: Graduate Assistant and Work Study Staff
Running an entire Intramural Program
Minimum of two years work experience
Member of NIRSA
Complete understanding of IMLeagues.com
Physical Requirements: Must be actively able to referee / officiate games, carry heavy equipment, and work in outdoor conditions throughout the year.
Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian t...radition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V