The Assistant Director for Fitness and Wellness is responsible for promoting, creating, implementing, supervising, and evaluating all aspects of fitness programs and services while collaborating on campus wellness programs. This person serves as an advocate for health and fitness within higher education and its support of student development and continual education. This person will also oversee all programing and human resource needs of the Campbell Wellness Center.
Administrative Responsibilities • Consistently evaluates fitness and wellness programs in an effort to ensure that programming meets the needs of a changing and diverse student population. • Assists with the development and implementation of CR training programs for student employees • Manages program budget for fitness and wellness programs and services. • Serves as a member of departmental and divisional committees and work groups. • Recruits, hires, evaluates, and supervises all student work staff in Campbell Wellness Center. • Assists with the coordination of fitness equipment preventative maintenance, and fitness equipment replacement plans.
Programming Responsibilities • Creatively plan and implement fitness and wellness related programs and services, including Group Exercise, Personal Training, and other wellness programming. • Determines all programming schedules of use inside the Campbell Wellness Center. • Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates student fitness attendants, group X instructors, personal trainers, and academic interns, ensuring staff meet required levels of training for safe and effective operations. • Assist in promotion and growth of fitness and wellness programs.
Other Responsibilities • Works collaboratively with the other Assistant Director in Campus Recreation, as well as other departments and student organizations, to seek new and creative ways to provide quality health and wellness experiences for students. • Assists in department initiatives including, but not limited to, special events, orientation, and open house. • Other duties as assigned
MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION ON UNIVERSITY WEBSITE
• Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, sport management, health education, health promotion or related field. • 1-3 years of experience managing a professional or collegiate fitness and/or wellness program (graduate assistant experience will be considered). • Experience teaching, training and assessing group exercise classes/instructors and/or personal trainers/health educators. • Knowledge and ability to work with fitness and wellness clients one-on-one and in a group setting. • Nationally recognized personal training certification. • Adult CPR/AED and First Aid certified through American Red Cross or American Heart Association or ability to acquire within 1 month.
Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree in exercise science, sport management, health education, health promotion or related field. • 1-3 years full-time experience managing a collegiate fitness and/or wellness program including student and graduate assistant staff supervision. • Nationally recognized group exercise certification • Experience personal training and developing student personal trainers • Experience teaching group exercise classes as well as training and assessing group exercise instructors in various class formats. • Experience collaborating with campus departments to develop, publicize and successfully implement programs, services and policies to sustain the active process of healthy living. • ACSM certification
Discretion and Independence of Actions The Assistant Director for Fitness and Wellness reports to the Director of Campus Recreation. The Assistant Director is expected to work autonomously and professionally in all areas of responsibility to reflect the mission of the Department of Campus Recreation and the University. The Assistant Director must be able to function independently in the assigned areas of responsibility including hiring, training, supervising, and developing between 20-30 students, professional, and contract service employees. The Assistant Director supervises program functions and student staff who carry out these functions
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process.
UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings
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