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Assistant Director - Recreation & Wellness

Apply now Job no: 494215
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale
Categories: Student Services

SUMMARY

Under the leadership of the Associate Director of Recreation & Wellness, the Assistant Director is responsible for the overall administration and implementation of a comprehensive Fitness Program, including Group Exercise, Training Services, and other programs supporting student health and wellbeing.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  1. Provide programming leadership including general fitness, group exercise, personal training and educational outreach with a student focus and for our campus community.
  2. Promote inclusive ways to advocate for the needs of all students.
  3. Manage program budgets and financial operations, including revenue sources and expense processes related to Fitness programs.
  4. Oversee and lead fitness staffing including training, supervision and development for Program Coordinator and Graduate Assistant, as well as student employees/interns and other part-time staff.
  5. Develop and maintain Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer training and mentorship programs that develop new and existing student staff members.
  6. Oversee Risk Management efforts for programs and services, which includes updating Emergency Action Plans, and managing policies, protocols, and procedures
  7. Lead assessment, evaluation, and data collection/reporting efforts for programs to ensure inclusion, best practices, and implementing program improvements.
  8. Oversee scheduling and use of facilities for program activities and events, ensuring adequate and appropriate use.
  9. Provide institutional leadership by collaborate strategically with colleagues in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs, services, and special events to support a diverse student population. This includes maintaining gold status for Exercise Is Medicine®️, On Campus.
  10. Obtain and maintain American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid instructor certification and oversee certification courses and schedule.
  11. Manage equipment inventory and storage, coordinating the tracking, maintenance, and replacement of items.
  12. Manage all fitness software applications and technology including website management. 
  13. Assist with marketing strategies and promotion of fitness and wellness programs and services.
  14. Serve as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer or wellness coach as needed.
  15. Work routine nights and weekends as programs, events or staff supervision require.
  16. Serve on various divisional and university committees, and support departmental events and initiatives.
  17. Performs other duties as required/assigned by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Health Promotion or in related field.
  • At least two (2) years of professional experience in a similar fitness recreation or wellness setting.
  • At least two (2) years of supervising staff experience in the area of fitness or similar profession,
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a cohesive energetic team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Current NCCA Accredited certification in personal training, group fitness instruction or similar. (ACSM, ACE, NASM, NSCA)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred

  • Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health Professions, Sport Management, Higher Education, or related field.
  • Progressive professional recreation experience in higher education.
  • Knowledge of ACSM guidelines including exercise physiology, exercise testing, and programming.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting student development, including creating student centered learning environments.
  • Additional specialty certifications are a plus. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Normal office environment including work within recreation facilities.
  • Limited travel may be required.
  • Average to heavy lifting may be required.
  • Must have ability to demonstrate and cue various exercises.
  • Some evenings and weekends required.

 

Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

SALARY:       $45,000-$55,000

 

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:  Recreation & Wellness / Division of Student Affairs

 

CAMPUS: Allendale

 

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews may be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. For questions regarding position requirements, please contact Amy Campbell, Associate Director Recreation & Wellness at campbamy@gvsu.edu

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  July 6, 2022

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, titleix@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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