Position Description University Recreation (UREC) includes the following program and operational areas: Aquatics, Competitive Sports (intramural sports and sport clubs), Facilities, Fitness, Marketing, and Outdoor.
University Recreation inspires, educates, and empowers the Seattle University community to live happier, healthier, and more successful lives. Whether it is promoting wellness, providing worthwhile recreational activities, or building community, the Department of University Recreation is an integral component of a Seattle University student's holistic education.
UREC is a part of the division of Student Development therefore, we are committed to creating a vital and engaged campus community that challenges and supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to learn and develop the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead and serve in an interdependent, global society.
UREC Values · Student Focused: Students are essential to the success of the department and enable UREC to provide facilities and programs designed to fit the students' needs.
· Community: Building positive relationships through working and participating in recreation.
· Proactive: Assessing programs, risk, policies, and procedures to provide high quality services and programming aligned with the needs of Seattle University.
· Learning Focused: Working in UREC provides the opportunity to put skills and education into practice in a mentoring environment allowing for growth and development
· Fun: Working in a recreational setting is enjoyable and rewarding.
The primary function of this position is to provide fitness programming to the Seattle University community, support staff through fitness education and facilitate general facility equipment purchases maintenance. This position is also a member of the department's leadership team and supports the department and university through representation on committees, working groups , task forces, and other roles outside of the normal day to day function as needed.
Primary Functions of the Assistant Director of UREC, Fitness include: · Plan, administer, execute and assess a comprehensive Group Fitness program and Personal Training program as well as additional specialty Fitness programs that are aligned with best practices and industry standards.
· Establish, revise and enforce programmatic policies and procedures.
· Ensure programmatic data analytics and provide periodic participation and revenue reports.
· Recruit, hire, train, mentor, and directly supervise approximately 18-25 Group Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers as well as 2 student part-time managers.
· Oversee and teach the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Training program each quarter.
Develop and coordinate periodic in-service trainings for the Fitness staff.
Coordinate continuing education for Fitness staff.
Work with the Assistant Director of UREC, Marketing to plan and execute a UREC yearly event: Project Positive, a positive body image campaign.
· Participate as a member of the departmental emergency response team.
Follow and communicates all department and University Risk Management
Policies to staff.
Assist in the development and implementation of the program's risk management policies.
· Oversee and support additional educational events for the Seattle University community.
· Serve as a member of the department's Risk Management Working Group.
· Manages the maintenance of the equipment for recreation programs and operations, including, but not limited to ensuring equipment is maintained, work orders are submitted in a timely manner, and equipment is maintained in an appropriate manner.
· Work with appropriate vendors and Facilities Services to provide periodic maintenance of equipment and purchase new equipment when appropriate.
· Works with Associate Director to maintain equipment life cycling plans and capital improvement plans and projects.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Kinesiology or related field.
A minimum of two years experience coordinating a fitness program in a collegiate or community setting.
Detail oriented, highly organized individual who has the ability to multitask and the ability to deal with a variety of situations and people in a balanced way.
Team oriented individual with excellent communication and leadership skills.
· Posses an understanding of student development philosophy as it relates to recreation on a university campus and a knowledge of current trends in campus recreation.
· Accredited Personal Training and Group Fitness Certification.
· Accredited Risk Management certification in CPR, AED and First Aid.
· Ability to work a varied schedule, including morning, evenings and weekend hours.
· Ability to perform physical requirements of the job, include instructing Group Fitness Classes, walking, standing and lifting 50 pounds.
· All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, vision, and values.
· This position requires a criminal history background check.
Preferred Qualifications · Master's Degree from an accredited institution in Recreation, Kinesiology, or field related to campus recreation.
· Demonstrated proficiency in the qualifications listed.
· Experience managing and staff and working in higher education.
· Understanding of and alignment with the University and Departmental mission, vision, and values.
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
Application Instructions Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.