*Priority Consideration will be given to candidates who apply by Friday, June 28, 2019.
General Statement of Duties
The primary purpose of the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness is to provide leadership and direction in the development, administration, and evaluation of a comprehensive fitness and wellness program for all members of the Emory community based on current research and fitness industry trends. This position trains, supervises, and evaluates one (1) full-time Fitness and Wellness Coordinator, one (1) Graduate Assistant, and a dynamic student staff. The Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness also assists in the Healthy Emory Initiative, oversees all family programs as well as all marketing efforts of the fitness programs. This position reports to the Associate Director of Recreation & Wellness. The Fitness and Wellness program provides structured programming options to foster lifetime habits of health and wellbeing, learning, leadership, and inclusion for the Emory community. This position has equal programmatic responsibilities at both the Woodruff Physical Education Center (WPEC) and the Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) recreational facilities.
Responsibilities include a wide variety of administrative and supervisory duties including, but not limited to, personnel management, fiscal management, strategic planning, professional and student development, risk management, facility management, marketing/promotions, and rules and policy development. This position is a full-time, twelve-month, exempt professional staff member within the Department of Recreation and Wellness and reports to the Associate Director of Recreation and Wellness.
Job Functions and Responsibilities:
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION (40%)
Directly oversee a comprehensive fitness and wellness program including, but not limited to, group exercise classes, instructional classes, personal training, wellness coaching, fitness area orientation, special programs and educational workshops.
Create a personal presence at both the Woodruff Physical Education Center (WPEC) and the Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) recreational facilities.
Schedule and coordinate all group fitness and instructional classes, workshops and wellness on wheels.
Schedule and coordinate to host nationally recognized fitness certification and wellness workshops.
Develop a year round event calendar for student, member and community development.
Oversee all planning, implementation and logistics of family programming.
Coordinate all logistics of at least one signature special event/program per semester.
Coordinate late-night programming throughout the academic year in collaboration with departmental and divisional staff as well as university partners.
Compile and maintain semester statistical data for reporting semi-annually and annually (e.g. participation numbers, fitness studio equipment inventory, etc.).
Collaborate with university partners to develop new initiatives and special events in order to meet the needs of the various target populations within the Emory community.
Develop and revise administrative policies and procedures within the areas of responsibility.
Provide research, assessment, direction and oversight in accordance with the mission and goals of the department, division, and university.
Assist in all marketing and social media efforts for all Fitness and Wellness programs.
Manage and keep current the Fitness and Wellness website.
Set learning outcomes and conduct comprehensive program assessments in specific areas of responsibility to inform fitness and wellness program development and implementation.
Serve an active role in the Healthy Emory Initiative as committee member.
Serve as a department ranking staff member on duty for recreational programs; which includes, but is not limited to, serving as a first responder for emergency situations and providing emergency care, providing customer service, resolving conflicts and making decision and judgments regarding facility usage.
Provide input on departmental policy decisions and strategic planning.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends when necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION & PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT (20%)
Manage the daily operations of all fitness and wellness programs to include the direct supervision of (1) full-time coordinator, (1) graduate assistant and 50+ fitness and wellness program staff.
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, evaluate and actively mentor all personal trainers.
Instruct a for-credit physical education class within the general education requirement curriculum.
Oversee the supervision of all group exercise instructors and student staff.
Oversee the maintenance of proper certifications and record keeping of all fitness and wellness personnel.
Provide managerial and leadership experiences in program operations.
Oversee continuing education and training for all fitness and wellness staff.
Create and promote professional development opportunities.
FACILITY MANAGEMENT (10%)
Directly oversee multiple fitness areas including, but not limited to, policy development and enforcement, staffing, inventory, and equipment purchasing.
Coordinate with the appropriate facilities management staff for the maintenance of all fitness and wellness equipment at both the WPEC and SAAC as needed.
Monitor and maintain records of all fitness and wellness equipment in regards to staffing, inventory, purchasing, verifying insurance coverage as required and replacements.
Assist with informal recreation operations and drop in recreation patrons.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (10%)
Prepare, forecast and monitor all annual income and expense budgets related to the fitness and wellness program area.
Ensure that program budgets are in compliance within University and Department guidelines, policy and procedures. Maintains records of program participation, revenue generation, and expenditures.
Create monthly programming reports showing revenue generated and costs accrued by all fitness programs including personal training, group fitness classes, instructional classes and CPR/AED/First Aid and Safety classes.
Track all personal training and fitness pass sales and arrange for monthly payment.
Oversee and audit all payroll procedures for all fitness staff employees including undergraduate and graduate students, independent contractors and professional staff.
RISK MANAGEMENT (10%)
Establish and oversee risk management policies, procedures and trainings for all fitness areas, staff and programs including, but not limited to, informal fitness areas, group exercise studios, personal training and fitness program participation.
Instruct CPR/First Aid/AED courses for internal student and professional staff to ensure policy compliance.
Active membership in a variety of on-campus, divisional and local committees, including the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). Serve on at least one committee, project team, or program within the Division of Campus Life and/or the University Community.
Publication in professional journals, conference presentations and/or representation in other higher education associations.
Attend all staff, department and division meetings as required.
Build strong partnerships on campus within Campus Life units, Residence Life, Human Resources, Blomeyer, Undergraduate and Graduate schools, Emory University affiliate organizations, and external vendors.
Establish the fitness and wellness program as a leader on campus and within the community for health and wellness through physical activity.
Provide leadership opportunities through physical activity to all Emory community members.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in recreation, exercise science, exercise physiology, physical education, sports administration, public health or other related field. A minimum of two (2) years of experience in fitness and wellness programming and facility management, preferably in a university setting. CPR, First Aid and AED certification required. Ability to obtain CPR, First Aid and AED Instructor Certification within 90 days of employment.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends when necessary. Knowledge of standard practices in recreational sports, exercise science and/or physical education. Demonstrated ability to be dynamic and self-motivated and ability to foster continuous process/quality improvement in the staff. The individual must enjoy participating in a collaborative work environment with student learning as the focus. Responsible for educating the community about our departmental offerings and being a leader on campus in health, wellness and fitness education. The successful candidate will promote and cultivate an environment that values inclusiveness and diversity, engage in evidence-based decision-making, and promote student development and learning.
A master’s degree from an accredited university in recreation, exercise science, exercise physiology, physical education, sports administration, public health or other related field. A minimum of three (3) years of experience in fitness and wellness programming and facility management in a university setting. CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor certification. National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and Registry of Certified Recreational Sports Professionals (RCRSP) member. Experience supervising fitness center staff, programming fitness activities and developing campus wide fitness initiatives and programs. Certification in at least two of the following: ACSM, NSCA, ACE, or AFAA.
Internal Number: 38309
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