Position Summary: The Assistant Director of Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) Fitness and Wellness will assist in overseeing the Center's operations and budgets for recreational facilities, the recreation and intramural programs, as well as providing leadership and supervision of student workers and exercise leaders/teachers. The Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) at Washburn University serves approximately 6500 students as well as University faculty and staff who choose to maintain membership at the facility. The Assistant Director of SRWC Fitness and Wellness will plan, organize and administer comprehensive student fitness, wellness, and rock climbing wall programs at the SRWC. The Assistant Director of SRWC may be required to work evenings and weekends on occasion, as activities dictate.
Schedule group exercise classes, activities, and rock wall activities/competitions that promote student fitness and wellness, and enhances services to students and members. Works with other SRWC staff to avoid conflict with other programs when scheduling classes/activities. Plan and develop seminars for students on the multiple dimensions of wellness, delivering presentations or presenters according to availability and the best interests of the facility. Provide fitness assessments and exercise prescriptions for students and members. Work with individuals to evaluate fitness levels and develop exercise prescriptions according to individual fitness goals. Conduct tours of the facility, demonstrate the use of equipment, and explain policies and procedures for new students and members to familiarize them with the SRWC.
Compile data for all fitness, wellness and rock climbing wall activities and events to use for assessing and reporting program effectiveness, and in consideration of improvement and/or further development of student/member fitness and wellness programs. Order, inventory, inspect, and maintain exercise and weight training equipment, and rock climbing wall equipment. Work with other staff and vendors to complete routine repairs and adjustments to ensure the fitness and safety of equipment for use. Organize, schedule, supervise and assist with set-up and tear-down of activity areas to ensure readiness for rock wall events. Ensure tear-down activities are complete and areas are returned to proper state/condition.
Develop, produce and distribute brochures, fliers and other promotional materials to promote fitness, student wellness and rock climbing wall activities/events and participation.
Assist in the management and operation of the SRWC. Identify and recommend additions, modifications and deletions to SRWC policies and procedures to assist the Director. Serve as liaison with the American Red Cross to schedule, plan and facilitate training for staff. Teach First Aid, CPR and AED classes to SRWC student staff to enhance the safety of facility patrons.
Recruit, hire, train, schedule and evaluate the performance of student assistants, interns, exercise instructors, rock climbing wall instructors and monitors. Confirm workers are properly trained on using equipment, procedures and policies to ensure the safety of staff, students and members. Oversee programs and facilities to provide supervision to staff and ensure the safety and smooth operation of the facility.
Work with other SRWC staff to plan and coordinate special events taking a lead role for those related to fitness, student wellness, and rock climbing wall events. Present wellness literacy content to academic classes as requested, e.g., WU101, First Year Experience courses.
Network with other fitness and wellness professionals, research journals, etc., to stay apprised of new developments, enhancements and issues in the field. Serve as Director in the Director’s absence for issues and concerns relative to fitness and student wellness.
Perform additional job related duties as assigned or necessary to ensure the success and optimal operation of the SRWC.
Application Procedures: Submit a letter of interest, resume, Resume Supplement form (available at www.washburn.edu/hr-forms), copy of unofficial transcript(s) for highest level of post-secondary education (official transcript for all levels of post-secondary education may be requested upon hire), and names and phone numbers of three professional references to email@example.com or to Washburn University Human Resources, 118 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas 66621. Applicants are encouraged to submit complete applications by October 22, 2018. Applications will continue to be reviewed until interviews are scheduled. Salary is lower $40,000 commensurate with qualifications. Washburn provides an excellent fringe benefits package. Employment at Washburn University will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.
Washburn University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To enrich education through diversity, candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, recreation administration, sports management, athletic training or related field. One year experience in exercise physiology, recreation administration, sports management, athletic training or related field. Supervisory experience. Effective organizational, management, written and verbal communication skills. Understanding of current group exercise and fitness testing/prescription practices and procedures. Ability to use Microsoft Office applications and computer programs/fitness assessment software relevant to the performance of job duties. Current CPR, First Aid, and AED certification or the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of employment.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in exercise physiology, recreation administration, sport management, athletic training or related field. Rock wall climbing experience. Two years' professional experience or equivalent combination of professional experience and Graduate Assistantship in the collegiate recreation field. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and manage recreation programming. Preferred Certifications: Certification as a CPR, First Aid, and AED Instructor. Professional certification related to degree area. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), ACSM Certified Personal Training (CPT), ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA) Certification, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certification
About Washburn University
The faculty and staff are the heart and soul of Washburn University. It is all of us together, engaging our students, that makes us who we are. And, together, we create a brighter future for our students and for the region. We are a public university, independently governed and state coordinated. Our 160 acre campus is one of the crown jewels of Topeka with state of the art facilities. In fact, visitors often assume that we are a much more expensive private school rather than an affordable, public institution.
We want to recruit and retain the very best people and that is why we offer competitive wages and an excellent benefits program. At Washburn, we want you to have a dynamic and rewarding career along with a healthy work/life balance.