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Director, Recreational Sports / Wellness Center
Responsible for oversight of the university Recreational Sports and Wellness Center offering a comprehensive campus recreation program through sport and physical activity. Reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.
Design and promote a framework of holistic wellness programs appropriate for the university population. Promote student participation in Wellness Center activities. Coordinate and schedule wellness seminars; schedule clinics for tobacco cessation courses; and teach CPR/AED classes to members of the campus community. Responsible for hiring and training Wellness Center staff. Responsible for maintenance and operation of all campus AED machines and for purchase and maintenance of fitness equipment for the Wellness Center. Purchase and maintain chemical tests and monitor water safety classes for the aquatics area. Promote a safe and healthy atmosphere for Wellness Center participants and oversee Wellness Center membership. Develop and implement policies affecting university wellness, maintain records, evaluate the effectiveness of services provided, prepare reports, and prepare Wellness Center budget. Coordinate the University's summer camp program and related compliance efforts. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requires the ability to demonstrate the proper use of fitness equipment, lifeguarding techniques, exercise, and sports equipment. Occasional heavy lifting of objects weighing over 50 pounds is required.
Requires relevant experience in administering or participating in a wide variety of wellness programs. Must have experience in management, planning, budgeting, employee supervision, and CPR/AED training.
Must be knowledgeable in a wide variety of fitness, health, wellness, and sports activities. Must understand the concept of health and wellness and be able to work with other health related departments to meet student needs. Must have good management, organization and administrative skills. Knowledge of standard business practices and computer software programs.
A master's degree is required, doctorate preferred, in a field appropriate for health and wellness.
Flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends. Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to maintain effective working relationships with administrators, employees, and students. The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must have the sensitivity and skill to create and maintain positive working relationships with a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.