The Department of Recreation and Wellness at Old Dominion University is accepting applications for the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness (full-time, 12 month) position. This position will oversee and is responsible for the fitness and wellness programming and services including group exercise classes, the P.O.W.E.R program, fitness specialists, personal training, management of ODU Fitness Center, and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders. Additional responsibilities include budgeting, marketing, strategic planning, assessment, and policies and procedures development and implementation. This position will also be responsible for supervision of the Coordinator, Graduate Assistants, student staff and hourly employees. This position is responsible for maintaining current certifications and continuing education related to the recreation field. This position assists in long range planning and implementation of departmental programming as it relates to the overall mission within the Division.
Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
REQUIRED EDUCATION: Master’s degree in public health, health education, exercise science, recreation, social work, psychology, or related fields, or a bachelor’s degree in areas previously indicated along with experience equivalent to an advanced degree.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: First Aid, CPR and AED certifications. Some work experience in desktop publishing. Demonstrated fitness and wellness experiences including group exercise, personal training, and wellness programming. Demonstrated experience with budget management and justification. Strong knowledge of the fitness and wellness industry as it relates to the management of programs and services as well as trends that are of benefit to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population. High level of organizational skills and a proven record of delivering quality results in a timely manner. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational, management, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other individuals and departments on campus and in the surrounding community. Strong supervisory skills to manage full- and part-time employees. Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and willingness to learn new programs. Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with a diverse population. Ability to work evening and weekends as required by the responsibilities of the job.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Work experience within a collegiate setting. Some supervisory experience of student staff and professional staff. Working knowledge of student development theory. Possession of or ability to acquire a valid Virginia State driver’s license is required. AFAA, ACSM, and CHES.
Preference will be given to applications received by April 28, 2019; however, the search will remain open until filled.
To apply, please visit http://jobs.odu.edu/postings/9951.
Internal Number: FP385A
About Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University is Virginia's forward-focused, public doctoral research university for high-performing students from around the world who want a rigorous academic experience in a fast-paced and profoundly multi-cultural community.
With an enrollment of more than 24,000 students, the university offers 70 bachelor's, 54 master's and 42 doctoral degree programs and 2 educational specialists degrees. ODU's eminent scholarship and innovative and engaging teaching foster nationally recognized programs. A determined entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving drives cutting-edge research and strategic partnerships with government, business, industry, organizations, and the arts.
In addition to its 185-acre main campus in Norfolk, Old Dominion operates higher education centers in Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth. The University also offers over 100 academic programs through a thriving distance learning network.
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