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. More information about The Powerhouse can be found at www.beloit.edu.
The Assistant 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 Assistant 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 Assistant Director will find ways to engage all students in recreation and reach students who are not readily attracted to fitness activities.
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.
Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives. More information about Beloit College can be found at www.beloit.edu.
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.
To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to BCAssDirActivity2019@beloit.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Beloit College
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.
Beloit offers more than fifty majors, more than thirty minors, and a number of dual-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 comm...unity 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.