The Department of Recreation and Wellness is seeking a driven leader for the Coordinator of Fitness & Wellness position. This position will develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of fitness and wellness programming to improve the health and well-being of the Old Dominion University community. This position is responsible for maintaining current certifications and continuing education related to the recreation field. Other duties include: assist the Assistant Director in hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, evaluating graduate assistants, students and part-time staff.
Work tasks and duties
Assists in the supervision and maintenance of daily aspects of the fitness & wellness department to include Personal Training, POWER Program, Massage Therapy Program, Certification Prep-Courses, Instructional-based classes, workshops, and special events. Coordinate the administration and organization of a fitness program in support of university students, faculty, staff and alumni. Manage and schedule personal training sessions, POWER, Massage Therapy, and Military Wellness sessions.
Hire, train, and manage student staff, and hourly staff. Responsible for managing time and payroll for respective staff. Promote student leadership opportunities that support departmental student learning outcomes. Facilitate staff development that encourages training, managing and mentoring of peers.
Conduct regular program assessments to determine satisfaction levels, areas of improvement and measure learning outcomes of student staff and program goals. Participate in overall departmental assessment planning and goal setting.
Assist with the development and execution of marketing strategies for fitness and wellness programs, services and special events. As well as development and administration of the fitness & wellness budget. Perform related duties as assigned.
Maintain relationships through collaboration with the ODU campus community and external stakeholders by providing direct service through the research, design, and teaching of programs based on campus fitness and wellness needs.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Excellent organizational, management, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other individuals and departments on camps and in the surrounding community. Ability to maintain confidentially and work with a diverse population including: students, faculty, staff, and community. High level of organizational skills and proven record of delivering quality results in a timely manner. Proven ability to manage projects and deliver results. Excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to think critically and present information is essential. Excellent computer skills: Work experience within a collegiate setting is highly preferred. Knowledge of student development theory preferred. Must be proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, experienced in desktop publishing, and willing to learn new programs.
Special licenses, registration or certification:
First Aid, CPR and AED certifications required. Possession of or ability to acquire a valid Virginia State driver’s license is required. A minimum of 1 nationally recognized fitness certification such as: AFAA, ACSM, NASM, ACE, NSCA, or CSCS.
Education or training:
A Master’s degree in exercise science, recreation, or sports management; or a bachelor’s degree in areas previously indicated along with experience equivalent to an advanced degree or related field.
Level and type of experience:
Some experience in the development and implementation of programs in a variety of fitness and wellness areas, including but not limited to: exercise prescription and program design; nutrition education; stress and time management; weight management.
Some experience with staff management, student employee management preferred.
Preferred experience with revenue projection and personal training session tracking.
Initial application review date is February 17, 2020 and will remain open until filled.
For more information please contact Mary Healey, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation. A...n integral part of this policy is to administer recruiting, hiring, working conditions, compensation, training, opportunities for advancement, and termination of employment for all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.