Campus Recreation is looking for an experienced and dynamic person to join our team. Penn State Campus Recreation is committed to, and accountable for, advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive.
Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Campus Recreation for Programs, the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellbeing is responsible for the development, delivery, leadership, and management of all programmatic aspects for Fitness and Wellbeing. Campus Recreation is a department within the division of Student Affairs that provides recreational programs, services and facilities to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: IM Building, McCoy Natatorium, Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, Tennis Center, White Building, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs and Intramural Sports.
Job Responsibilities Include:
Overall leadership of Fitness and Wellbeing programs within the Department of Campus Recreation.
Program management, supervision, student development and budget management.
Campus Recreation is comprised of 53 full-time staff and more than 900 student staff members. Specific responsibilities include direct supervision of two full-time Coordinators and direct and/or indirect supervisor of the following student staff positions: Fitness Assistant, Personal Trainer, Student Manager, and Fitness Instructor. Specific responsibilities include program development and management of fitness and wellness programing including assessment of existing and new programs; development, management and oversight of a $325,000 Fitness and Wellbeing budget; and mentoring and coaching student staff. Leadership and supervisory skills to select, supervise, motivate and evaluate student employees relative to work performance, crisis management, and peer relationships as demonstrated through past supervision of student staff. This position provides direct and/or indirect supervision to more than 75 student staff.
A Master’s Degree in educational administration, recreation or sport management, physical education, or a related field is preferred. Experience within collegiate fitness and wellbeing programs including group exercise, personal training, small group training, instructional classes, and wellness programming as demonstrated through past experience in a collegiate setting is a must. Knowledge of basic safety and risk management practices and industry standards as they relate to fitness and wellbeing program management is required. Candidates must have the ability to train novice student instructors to teach multiple group exercise formats and how to lead group exercise classes. Current national certification from ACE, AFAA, and/or ACSM along with CPR, AED and First Aid certification is required. Work schedule will include some evening and weekend hours. Leadership and supervisory skills to select, supervise, motivate and evaluate full-time and student staff relative to work performance, change management, and peer relationships as demonstrated through past supervision of staff is required. Budgeting skills to manage multiple program budgets and prioritize use of funds is essential.
This position requires independent work on complex assignments while reviewing progress and updating the Associate Director as appropriate. Knowledge of student development principles and ability to provide leadership and development opportunities for student employees is critical. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication (oral and written) skills are essential. Must be able to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines and hold staff accountable. Attention to detail and good judgment are vital requirements. The successful candidate will have the willingness to lead and work in a team-based environment.
As a member of the Campus Recreation management team, the Assistant Director must have an understanding of departmental goals, vision and direction and be able to communicate this information with Coordinator and student staff. The ability to foster a positive climate among a diverse group of staff, student employees and participants is essential. The successful candidate will have the willingness to lead and work in a team-based environment as well as an eagerness to support and engage with all departmental initiatives and efforts as well as within the Division of Student Affairs.
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through the Penn State Jobs website using this link.
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: REQ_0000007899
About Penn State University
Campus Recreation is a department within the division of Student Affairs that provides recreation and wellness programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: IM Building, McCoy Natatorium, Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, Tennis Center, White Building, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs, and Intramural Sports. Campus Recreation is comprised of 53 full-time staff and more than 900 student staff members. Penn State University is located in central Pennsylvania in the town of State College. State College is nestled in a valley (known as Happy Valley) between forested rolling hills including state park lands and natural forests. The area boasts easy access to hiking, biking, whitewater, climbing, fishing, riding and other outdoor activities. State College plays host to several art fairs and events, farmers markets, local history and special events throughout the year. With 31 Athletic teams, Penn State is hosts multiple collegiate sporting events each week. Additionally, the Bryce Jordan Center attracts well known musicians and events such as Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Luke Bryan, the Harlem Glo...betrotters and Paw Patrol. There are many communities surrounding State College with rich history, markets, events and great dining choices. To learn more about State College and the surrounding area follow this link, http://www.visitpennstate.org/. State College is centrally located with easy access and proximity to several east coast metropolitan cities including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City.