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Reporting to the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness, this position supervises five full-time professionals as well as graduate assistants, student employees, and interns across all CRW facilities. The primary responsibility of this position is directing and providing administrative oversight for the comprehensive Wellness and Fitness programs for the department. The Associate Director is responsible for: overseeing development and implementation; providing long and short-term strategic planning; budgeting and fiscal management of the Wellness and Fitness program unit; providing risk management for unit programming; assessing and evaluating programs and services, developing marketing and promotion efforts; and providing leadership for and management of the unit. The Associate Director leads the University wellness and well-being initiative efforts through coordination and collaboration with campus partners, and serves as a resource for ECU students, faculty and staff. The incumbent will perform other duties as necessary for the advancement of the department, division and university.
Specific Duties of the Associate Director of Wellness and Fitness Programs:
Oversees a comprehensive wellness and fitness program to include, but not limited to, wellness programs, fitness programs, group fitness classes and personal training.
Works with the Director in the administrative planning and implementation of all programs and services for wellness and fitness.
Serves as a cohesive and unifying leader to the Wellness and Fitness area and an active participant of the CRW Leadership Team.
Leads University wellness and well-being initiative efforts through coordination and collaboration with campus partners.
Manages and promotes the passport program while collaborating with its many partners. Researches best practices to develop, implement, and evaluate wellness and fitness programs and initiatives.
Prepares and manages the financial budget for wellness and fitness including but not limited to equipment, programs, and personnel.
Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates wellness and fitness professional staff.
Develops and revises wellness and fitness policies, procedures and goals.
Continually evaluates and assesses the quality, impact and outcomes of programs offerings.
Coordinate marketing and publicity efforts with appropriate staff to adequately publicize Wellness and Fitness.
Manage Wellness and Fitness portion of the CRW website and related technologies including Connect 2, Orgsync, and Fusion.
Lead and direct revenue generation in the form of grants and sponsorships for the wellness and fitness area.
Serves as a referral source for campus and community.
Serves as the primary CRW contact for wellness and fitness initiatives across the campus and community.
Assist in the research, development, and implementation of a health coaching program within Campus Recreation and Wellness.
Participate in the review and implementation of risk management standard operating procedures for Campus Recreation and Wellness.
Create and support a culture that promotes overall well-being in collaboration with campus partners.
Teach sections of COAD, KINE, and HLTH classes with potential additional teaching opportunities through the College of Health and Human Performance.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Exercise Science, Higher Education, Public Health, Recreation Management or related field.
Minimum of 5 years of related experience with demonstrated progressive levels of of administrative responsibilities.
Experience managing well-being promotion including strategic planning, supervising employees, and managing budgets.
Working knowledge of effective marketing strategies.
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, a collaborative management style, and the ability to work cooperatively with various faculty, staff and students.
About ECU Campus Recreation and Wellness
East Carolina University, founded in 1907, is a public university and a member of the UNC system serving over 29,000 students. ECU is a progressive doctoral-granting institution with the feel of a small college. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, and the Schools of Allied Health Sciences, Art, Business, Education, Health and Human Performance, Human Environmental Sciences, Industry and Technology, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Social Work. Its 392-acre main campus and 46-acre medical campus are located in Greenville, NC.