Beloit College is less than 8 months from opening its award winning Powerhouse building. The Powerhouse is an innovative adaptive reuse of a decommissioned power plant. that will encompass a recreation center, student union and athletics facility. The Associate Director of Activity and Recreation will lead the development of programs, facilitate and support student wellness and fitness through innovative and creative recreation and development of healthy habits. In line with the College’s mission, and in collaboration with the Executive Director, this position will foster campus wide implementation of wellness related activities. The associate directorwill take the lead in the development, implementation and maintenance of recreation and fitness programming on campus. Decreasing student barriers to fitness, increasing health and wellness to aid Beloit College students in thriving in a college environment will be a major emphasis of this position. Through innovative and imaginative programming, the Associate Director will find ways to engage all students in recreation and reach students who are not readily attracted to fitness activities. The qualified candidate will have a passion for recreation and wellness in their own life and a strong interest in promoting optimal health and wellbeing to the entire college community. (ANTICIPATED START DATE will be JUNE 1, 2019)
Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.
Directly oversee all fitness related programming and fitness facility operations for the Powerhouse including but not limited to; daily maintenance and facility upkeep, program design and delivery, special events, scheduling student personnel, policies and procedures, publicity and promotions, registration management, oversee facility and space needs, purchase and inventory of equipment.
Design and deliver high quality intramural sports activities that draw upon traditional sports and encourage students to engage in new and creative programs.
Work creatively to establish new partnerships in collaboration with other campus departments interested in promoting the wellbeing of the students.
Recruit, hire, train, supervise and mentor, student personnel including group exercise instructors, personal trainers, and wellness programmers, facility staff and intramural officials.
Convene weekly student personnel meetings and meet with individual students as appropriate.
Engage and partner with the community of Beloit to enhance the Powerhouse summer schedule.
Risk management and assessment
Supervise and facilitate all stages of Recreation activity and Event planning. This may include:
Supply ordering, reserving or purchasing
Space determination and reservation
Post event evaluation
Assessment of campus / Powerhouse recreation and wellness programming using collected data to guide continuing programming efforts.
Attend Powerhouse staff meetings and all campus staff meetings as able.
Beloit College was founded in 1846, when Wisconsin was still a territory. The early curriculum was built on the classical tradition, but students were given an unusual amount of freedom to choose their own courses. Today, Beloit is recognized for its longstanding commitment to curricular innovation, and its first-year initiatives and international education programs.
The Beloit College community is diverse and noted for its passionate engagement with ideas and the world. Its 1,300 students are from nearly every state, the District of Columbia, and 44 nations. Forty percent of its students are domestic minorities or students from countries other than the United States.
95% of Beloit's 104 full-time faculty members hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. Teaching is the faculty's highest priority but all professors are active scholars and artists. Many are leaders in educational reform. Professors serve as mentors, guides, and partners on research projects and academic work. A strong tradition of student-teacher collaboration contributes to the college's lively intellectual community.
Beloit offers more than fifty majors, more than thirty minors, and a number of d...ual-degree and preprofessional programs. Coursework is rigorous, interdisciplinary, experiential, and global in scope. The average class size is 15 students; Beloit has a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio. All Beloiters complete a "Liberal Arts in Practice" (LAP) requirement before they graduate, in which they apply their knowledge outside of the classroom through hands-on experiences like internships, research-related fieldwork, or community engagement projects.
Beloit's wooded forty-acre campus includes twenty-eight buildings in a range of architectural styles; four buildings are listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places. The campus is marked by winding pathways, expansive lawns, displays of public art, and ancient Indian mounds.
The college's academic facilities include the internationally recognized Logan Museum of Anthropology, the Wright Museum of Art, the Hendricks Center for the Arts, and the Marjorie and James Sanger Center for the Sciences, a LEED-Certified building equipped with high-tech research labs. Beloit offers more than thirty international programs and dozens of domestic study programs.