Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness Programs
University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 23001562
University of Pittsburgh Campus Recreation continues to expand our team in preparing for our new 278,000 square foot, 9-story recreation and wellness center currently under construction. This facility is designed as a transformative space in the heart of campus serving as the intersection of well-being for the Pitt community, and houses Campus Recreation and elements of Student Health Services and University Counseling Center.
As part of the Student Affairs Wellness team, Campus Recreation promotes the overall health and wellness of our entire community providing inclusive recreational and fitness opportunities. The Assistant Director of Wellness & Recreation Programs provides leadership, management, and oversight of wellness and recreation programs ensuring offerings reflect the comprehensive needs, interests, and desires of the Pitt community. Core responsibilities include leading, supervising, and assessing wellness and recreation offerings; managing and supervising program staff; and contributing to the strategic planning and collaboration efforts of the Campus Recreation Department and Student Affairs Wellness Team.
The Assistant Director leads and supervises two (2) professional staff. Directly and indirectly supervises over 50 all temp and student staff. Oversees and leads training and development of professional, all temp, and student staff; manages program budgets and ensures revenue goals are met; oversees risk management; leads outreach efforts and supports marketing; develops, manages, and assesses emerging and collaborative programming. Program oversight includes group fitness, wellness programs and events, personal training, and recreation programs. In contributing to and supporting the strategic vision, the Assistant Director ensures program offerings and work environment align with diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility strategies.
This position requires baccalaureate credentials and/or equivalent education and independent experience. Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, exercise science, health and wellness management, health and physical education, recreation management/administration, or related field, and minimum 3 years of progressive related experience preferably in a higher education environment. Master’s degree preferred. Knowledge of best practices in any / or combination of the areas preferred: collegiate health and well-being framework; fitness, and recreation programming; training of instructors and personal trainers. Experience leading classes and personal training preferred. Knowledge of current safety and risk management protocols; and leadership development. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills; ability to lead and mentor students; demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities with successful outcomes. Familiarity with Microsoft Office software. Current First Aid/ CPR/ AED certification or obtained within 6 months of hiring. Prefer nationally recognized certification with any of the following organizations: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), International Sports Science Association (ISSA), Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.
At the annual NIRSA conference in Pittsburgh, we are hosting an information session Friday, 3/24 at 2:30-3pm in room 307, if you'd like to learn more about the position and meet members of the Pitt Campus Recreation team.
Applicants must apply throughthe University of Pittsburgh Talent Center website. Applications will not be accepted through the Bluefishjobs portal.
Screening of applicants will begin April 3, 2023 and continues until filled.
The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.
Founded in 1787, University of Pittsburgh is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education. At Pitt, we’re focused on the impact and the relentless pursuit of change, for good. As a top-ranked, public institution in Pennsylvania with our discoveries, we are recognized as one of the most innovative universities in the world. We invent the paths of the future and forge ahead.
Campus Recreation, as part of the Division of Student Affairs, strives to provide students with experience, learning, and growth opportunities cultivating an environment that is vibrant, challenging, nurturing, and inclusive. Our new recreation and wellness center, scheduled for opening fall 2024, will be a transformative space in the heart of campus serving as the intersection of well-being for the Pitt community. This new facility includes elements of Student Health Services and University Counseling Center as well as Campus Recreation supporting wellness for the Pitt community. As part of this transformation, Campus Recreation is expanding services and operations with exciting career opportunities as we grow our team.