Gannon University, a Catholic university, invites applications for the Assistant Director, Recreation and Wellness Center. The Recreation and Wellness Center is a 220,000 ft2 multifunctional building that houses Campus Recreation, Wellness, Athletics, and academic lab spaces. The facility welcomed a $14.5 million addition which opened in 2014 and consists of 3 basketball/volleyball/pickleball courts, an 80-yard indoor field house, a 25-yard indoor pool, 2100 ft2 of cardio space, 5600 ft2 of strength space, 3 separate group fitness studios, and much more.
Responsibilities: leading, implementing, administering and evaluating comprehensive fitness and personal training programs within the Recreation and Wellness Center; develop and implement a plan for small group engagement opportunities through fitness and wellness; advancing the department’s mission by providing innovative vision, strategic planning, and knowledge of professional research and national trends, evidence-based student development practice, and developing student leadership models. The position will report to the Director, Recreation and Wellness Center in order to achieve dynamic goals and objectives focused on service, wellness, leadership and globalization.
Gannon University, located near Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, offers ready access to a variety of cultural and exciting seasonal activities and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo. For more information about what Erie has to offer visit www.visiteriepa.com.
Online Application Procedure: Because Gannon seeks excellence through inclusiveness, the University invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to http://gannon.peopleadmin.com/postings/4224. Review of applications will begin immediately, and this position will remain open until filled.
For more information about Gannon visit www.gannon.edu. Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualifications include Master’s degree in recreation, exercise science, public health, health promotions, business, or related field and minimum two years of experience in the fitness management field. Must be familiar with a variety of fitness concepts, practices, and procedures, and maintain a national fitness certificate in the areas of teaching and training expertise. Must have professional work experience in leading fitness program in a University setting; experience in Campus Recreation and leadership development programming preferred; strong leadership and organizational skills; and a working knowledge of fitness programming, personal training and student leadership development. Must have or be able to obtain Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor certification. National certifications in the areas of fitness, group exercise/and or personal training from ACE, AFFA, ACSM or NSCA are preferred. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University’s Mission.
About Gannon University
Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.