Reporting to the Director of Recreation within the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) the Associate Director of Programs and Wellness is responsible for the strategic development, implementation and administration of a comprehensive recreation program & wellness portfolio available to the entire MIT campus community. Recreation’s comprehensive program catalog is comprised of over 10,000 individual classes offered annually and 1-2 special events/per month. The Associate Director of Programs and Wellness is an advocate for Recreation’s presence as a contributing partner within the campus care network. The Associate Director has direct oversight of the Fitness team which includes 3 Full Time reports and 90 part time staff. Additionally, this position is charged with convening program managers from all units within Recreation to establish a comprehensive and balanced program catalog that serves a diverse campus community.
Direct the development, administration, and evaluation of fitness, wellness and aquatics programs including youth and adult, group and private.
Ensure the planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation of programs and policies are conducted in accordance with established standards
Create and support a culture that promotes overall wellness in collaboration with campus partners that focuses on all elements of wellness including, but not limited to, stress management, consistent sleep, balanced nutrition, reduced anxiety, and increased resiliency.
Facilitate small and large group wellness discussions and presentations with student organizations, departments, labs, centers, residence halls, living groups, fraternities and sororities on and off-campus.
Provide overall leadership to Wellness Your Way, EngineerYourHealth plus, massage therapy, nutrition coaching and birthday party programs.
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate a diverse group of massage therapists, nutrition coaches and other wellness practitioners.
Update and distribute operational and promotional materials directly related to all wellness programs
Manage and trains programming staff on the use of Recreation programming software and works directly with the software company on any programming related issues and upgrades on behalf of the programming team.
Stand in lieu of Director handing department related matters
Provide effective customer service delivery and management of associated risks and liability.
Lead program evaluation and assessment through administration of data collection and other assessment tools. Solicit student and stakeholder feedback throughout program development and evaluation.
Develop and manage Fitness Program annual staffing and operating budget
Compile and present a comprehensive monthly and annual report for revenue from all programming areas of Recreational Sports.
Research and benchmark programming trends and opportunities for growth
Assist with the development of annual program strategy and event schedule, goals, and budget forecasts
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with HealthFitness policies, procedures and applicable laws including recruiting, orienting, training, evaluating, developing and planning the succession of associates. Provides training and development opportunities to promote and encourage career growth. Conducts formal performance appraisals on a quarterly basis and initiates formal performance improvement plans when warranted.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Recreation, Business or related field required
5 years’ experience in collegiate recreational sports with progressive responsibilities
Minimum 3 years Supervisory experience.
Current CPR/AED and first aid certifications required.
Experience in business administration, development and management
Experience in managing a comprehensive program that operates on a cost recovery basis
Strong leadership, team management, interpersonal and customer service skills including the ability to motivate others.
Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work demands.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including at minimum Word, Excel and Outlook.
Ability to work effectively with all levels of individuals both within HealthFitness and the client organization.
Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Recreation, Sport’s Management, Business or related field preferred.
About Health Fitness
MIT Recreational Sports is a premier program consisting of a 150,000 sq ft facility complete with two floors of fitness activity space housing over 75 pieces of cardiovascular equipment, two full lines of strength equipment, free weight room, a 50m Olympic pool and two 25m recreational pools, squash courts, multi-activity court and is connected to 3 additional athletic facilities housing multiple gymnasiums, an indoor track and ice rink. Serving an eligible population of 15,000+, this program incorporates comprehensive Fitness, Aquatic and Recreational programming all within the MIT community.
We are an EOE/AA company.