The Assistant Director oversees planning, assessment and coordination of all fitness and aquatics programming, and partners with the associate director related to the vision and planning of all Student Campus Recreation well being functions. Provides oversight of fitness space, group fitness studios, and programming schedules. Oversees planning, operation, assessment and risk management of indoor and outdoor pools. Supervises the fitness coordinator and student staff in aquatics and fitness. Assists with special event coordination.
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.
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Priority Consideration Information
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 8, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Min 2 years collegiate recreation experience working with fitness and/or aquatics programming or 4 years recreation programming for a municipal recreation program or related experiences
Supervisory or related transferable skills
Ability to delegate tasks as appropriate
Master’s Degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Exercise Science/Physiology or related field.
Min 3 years of direct experience with:
Professional and student personnel supervision at the collegiate recreation level; including aquatic facility maintenance and programming.
Aquatic programming and maintenance experience
Personal training and group fitness instruction experience
Implementation and management of group fitness programs, personal training and wellness programs
Management and supervision of all related fitness equipment and spaces
Internal Number: 7716
About University of North Carolina, Wilmington
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.