Develop, direct and administer an evidence-based comprehensive Wellness and Fitness Services program for students and faculty/staff members of Campus Recreation. Assist in the integration of a university-wide wellness program to include collaboration with department/units at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Provide administrative oversight for Wellness; Nutrition Education; comprehensive Group Fitness; Massage Therapy; and Personal Training programs. Supervisory responsibilities include hiring, training, and evaluating professional, graduate assistant/intern and student staff members. Supervise and provide development opportunities for 3-5 professional staff, 4-6 graduate assistants/interns, 5-10 contract staff and 60-75 student staff.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Master’s degree in educational administration, exercise science/kinesiology, dietetics, health education or related field plus minimum of 3 years of programming experience in an education/health/wellness setting required. Must have minimum of 3 years experience managing full-time, part-time or student staff members. Experience preparing instructors/trainers/interns for job responsibilities in fitness/wellness related topics necessary. Budget development, administration and implementation experience essential. Certification required in at least 2 of the following areas, plus CPR/AED First Aid: Medical Exercise Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer or Lifestyle Management/Wellness Coach (ACSM, NSCA, ACE), Registered Dietician, Group Fitness Instructor (ACE/AFAA/ACSM). CPR/AED/First Aid Certified Instructor (must obtain within 6 mos of hire).
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of current health promotion/health/exercise behavior theories, practices, health risks, and trends preferred. Program development, planning, implementation, and evaluation experience desirable. Prefer grant writing experience. Proven group presentation and public speaking skills helpful. Strong team development and management skills and ability to work with a diverse group of people inside and outside of the program team desirable. Strong analytical, interpretative and interpersonal skills preferred. Ability to conduct and maintain confidential information desirable. Conversation/presentation skills with clients/participants and groups helpful. Prefer excellent problem solving skills and sound decision-making skills. Physical/exercise testing experience (i.e. blood pressure, body composition, etc.) helpful. Prefer excellence in oral/written communication/computer and organizational skills.
Internal Number: S_190346
About University of Nebraska
The University of Nebraska, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. A member of the Association of American Universities, Nebraska is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctorate/Research Extensive university. A member of the University of Nebraska system, Nebraska serves as both the land-grant and the comprehensive public University for the State of Nebraska. The current student enrollment is more than 26,000, with approximately 8,500 students living on campus in residence halls and Greek chapters. We offer 39 doctoral and 73 master’s degrees, and 235 undergraduate majors. Through University Studies, students can also create their own major.
Campus Recreation manages approximately 372,000 sq. ft. of indoor recreation facilities and 170 acres of outdoor recreation fields, basketball, sand volleyball and tennis courts on both City and East Campuses, as well as a Leadership Training Center and Challenge Ropes Course near the edge of the city. Units within the Campus Recreation organizational structure include: aquatics, business operations, external relations, facilities operation, fitness and wellness services, information technology, ...injury prevention and care, instructional programs, intramural and extramural sports, massage therapy, member services, outdoor recreation, sport clubs, and youth activities. Lincoln offers all the amenities of a midsize regional city of 250,000.
Ranked in the Top 10 in many quality of life, safety, environmental and other studies, Lincoln is a remarkably comfortable and friendly community. With more parkland per capita than any other city in the U.S. and an intricate trails network, Lincoln offers a wealth of outdoor diversions. Lincoln is also one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest. Downtown Lincoln lies at the southern edge of UNL’s City Campus and is seasoned by coffee houses, theaters, specialty shops, and restaurants offering cuisines from around the world.