Assistant Director, Fitness Programs
The Assistant Director, Fitness Programs provides operational direction of all fitness and well-being programming for Campus Recreation including personal training, group fitness classes, Exercise is Medicine program, Fitness Attendants, and instructional workshops. Assists in the analysis of program effectiveness and establishes future direction of programming. Supervises one full-time coordinator and student staff related to fitness and well-being programs.
Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
Provides operational direction of the assigned program area.
Oversees the recruitment, hiring, and training of staff and part time OPS staff that assist in carrying out the goals and objectives of the functional area.
Develops and implements risk management and safe plans. Ensures all safety practices are followed.
Collections and analyzes data to assess and evaluate programs and initiatives. Prepares monthly reports, presentations, and proposals.
Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures to ensure effective operations.
Develops and manages the operating budgets for the assigned functional area to ensure program alignment with fiscal allocation.
Participates in goal setting and long-range planning. Develops goals, student learning outcomes, and program objectives. Assists with the development and implementation of the overall department strategic plan.
Stays current on trends and best practices to develop new and improved programming. Participates in state, regional, and national professional organizations, conferences, and workshops.
Serves as essential personnel and aids in the event of an emergency on campus.
Serves on assigned campus recreation and university work teams and committees as needed
Assists with special projects as assigned.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Description
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Exercise Science or Kinesiology, or closely related field
Four years of full-time professional experience related to the position.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
Current CPR/First Aid/AED certifications or able to obtain with three months of employment
Certification from at least one of the following: Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA) Certification, National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM) Certification
Valid Driver’s License
Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Exercise Science or Kinesiology, or closely related field.
Four years of full-time professional experience in higher education campus recreation related to the position.
Experience scheduling and supervising the work of students, support, and professional employees
Certification as a CPR/First Aid/AED instructor
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of campus recreation and fitness programming
Knowledge of student intellectual, emotional, and social development theory, techniques, and research.
Knowledge of risk management standards and practices
Knowledge of inventory control principles and methods
Knowledge of marketing principles including promotion, fundraising, and public relations.
Knowledge of budget control principles, practices, and procedures.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects
Ability to establish collaborative and strategic relationships with diverse group of colleagues, students, and the general public.
Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals and objectives.
Ability to effectively manage the work of others by providing information, guidance, and motivation.
Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
$47,000 - $51,000
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.
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