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20 May 2015

Full-Time Director of Student Recreation and Wellness

SACJobs Bismarck, North Dakota, United States

Job Description

Summary of Position: The Director provides dynamic
leadership for the development and management of a high-
quality and comprehensive student recreation and wellness
program designed to function as a co-curricular component
of the University of Mary’s Education for the Whole of Life
student experience. The purpose of the program is to
encourage students, at all levels of fitness and ability,
to learn be good stewards of their own health though
wellness. The individual appointed to the position will
have the opportunity to join the university at an exciting
time of growth and will be a part of the implementation of
the university’s strategic goals that include development
of a summer recreation and wellness program as part of the
university’s Year-Round Campus initiative and the
construction of a new wellness center located within a new
field house.

Position Relationship: Reports to the Director of Student
Life. This position provides daily supervision for a team
of 10-20 part-time (8-10 hours/week) student employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Demonstrates a willingness to support and advance
the Christian, Catholic and Benedictine mission of the
University of Mary.
• Plan, coordinate and execute a comprehensive
schedule of programs and activities to include individual
fitness evaluations, individual and group recreational and
fitness activities designed for students at various levels
of fitness and ability, and individual and group
educational programs.
• Develop and successfully implement the university’s
first summer/outdoor student recreation and wellness
program as part of the university’s Year-Round Campus
initiative.
• Provide for effective program administration:
establish annual program goals; develop and implement an
effective assessment plan to evaluate program
effectiveness; prepare monthly activity reports, annual
budget and annual report by required deadlines.
• Serve as an effective steward of resources by
providing effective management of the budget, maintaining
an up-to-date inventory of equipment and by providing
effective oversight for equipment check-out and equipment
storage and security.
• Collaborate with various academic programs (e.g.
Physical Education, Exercise Science, Athletic Training,
Sports and Leisure Management) to create practicum
experiences for students.
• Work with the physical plant department to provide
for effective supervision and management of university
recreation and wellness facilities.
• Maintain up-to-date policies, rules handbooks and
forms needed for the program.
• Recruit, train and supervise student employees to
serve on the Student Rec Crew.
• Attend meetings with supervisors as scheduled and
take appropriate direction to implement goals, policies and
procedures as requested.
• Maintain office hours as scheduled by supervisors.
• Serve on university committees and task forces as
assigned.

Desired Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in physical education, exercise science,
sports management or another field closely related to the
position responsibilities and 2-3 years of experience
teaching physical education or providing instruction in a
comprehensive fitness program is required. A Master’s
degree in one of the listed fields may be substituted for 1
year of experience. Preference will be given to individuals
who have experience in a student recreation/fitness program
at the college level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: The successful
candidate must be able to demonstrate an understanding of
the student development and formation process of university
students. S/He will be able to present a vision for how the
Student Recreation and Wellness Program will be a part of
this process as it applies to University of Mary students.

 

REQUIREMENTS
Start Date:     6/1/2015 – Approximate
Education:      Bachelor’s Degree Required
Work Experience:      2-4 Years

 

How to Apply

Contact Info:       Pam Treib 7500 University Dr. Bismarck, ND 58504 Send applications to: employment@umary.edu

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Director, Student Recreation, and Wellness. Salaries: TBD - Based on Experience.

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