INSTITUTION/DEPARTMENT: University of Houston is a Division I college with over 46,000 undergraduate and post graduate students enrolled. This campus is considered to be one of the most diverse student populations in the nation.
The Department of Campus Recreation seeks an energetic and passionate professional to join our dynamic team of recreation leaders. The Assistant Director is responsible for the day to day operation and staff supervision of a comprehensive Fitness program that consists of Group Fitness, Personal Training, Small Group Training, Fitness Zone , Fitness Assessments, Fit for Hire, ACE Instructor and Trainer Courses, and nutrition services. The Assistant Director is responsible for program development, long-range planning and assessment, budget, risk management, and maintaining accurate records of participation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Directs the recruitment, selection, supervision, and evaluation of staff and students; provides guidance, and is responsible for professional development and training for staff.
Provides leadership and direction for fitness programs, manages Fitness Zone within CRWC, schedules and evaluates fitness programs including group fitness classes, nutrition services, personal and group personal training, Fit4Hire, instructor training, non-academic ACE Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor classes, special programs and events.
Provide supervision of the Fitness Coordinator and assists with the supervision of the Graduate Assistant.
Collaborates with marketing team to develop and execute an ongoing marketing and promotional plan for all programs.
Oversees the scheduling, supervision, and management of fitness programs for multiple activities within and outside of the CRWC.
Ensures program compliance with university policies and procedures, and local and state regulations.
Monitors expenses and revenue goals, identifies opportunities for fundraising, sponsorship and grants to support programs and events.
Develops, plans, and implements long range strategic plans for assessment of student development, learning outcomes, evaluations of programs, services and staff.
Maintains records and creates various reports including semi-annual and annual reports.
Collaborates with campus partners and academic units to develop and implement programs and events that contribute to student success
Assess, evaluate and mitigate risk for programs, implement departmental emergency action plan, inspect campus program areas and equipment.
Performs other job-related duties as required.
Education: A Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Health Education, Physical Education, Sports Management, Recreation or related field. Master's degree is preferred.
Experience: Minimum requirements include 3-years of directly related experience with technical and instructional proficiency in a number of pursuits including but not limited to: teaching a wide variety of group exercise classes, personal and small group training, employee management software, emergency response, purchasing, group dynamics, and student leadership based topics, facility and equipment inspection, purchasing and maintenance of equipment. Proficiency in teambuilding concepts, program design, supervision and training program staff, student development theory and application, fiscal management, program development. The ideal applicant will have a minimum of 5+ years of directly related progressive experience in a university setting, including supervision of fulltime staff.
Applicants should demonstrate ability to lead and manage a coordinator, graduate, undergraduate student staff, interns and volunteers. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated leadership ability are also desirable.
Skills or Certifications: Must have valid Personal Training certification and Group Fitness Instructor certification through AFAA, ACE, ACSM, NSCA, or NASM, or a nationally accredited organization; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid certifications; and must obtain CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor certification within first year of employment.
Salary:Commensurate with experience APPLICATIONS:
Applications will be taken until the position is filled with review beginning May 24, 2021. Applicants must apply online at the University of Houston, Human Resources page at http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/uh-careers/. Please submit cover letter, resume and list of 3 references with online application. Transcripts will be required upon hiring.
This position is security sensitive and requires a criminal history investigation of the final candidate.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
About University of Houston
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is a culturally diverse public urban institution seeking to become one of the nation’s top research universities. The University is located on 567 beautifully landscaped acres near downtown Houston. The University has over 46,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The student population has more than 60% minority students (African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American) and 9.4% are international students representing more than 100 countries. UH is considered to have one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. UH is located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city and the energy capital of the world.