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Assistant Director, Pacific Recreation - Fitness and Wellness

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 1, 2024

Assistant Director, Pacific Recreation - Fitness & Wellness

Primary Purpose:
Reporting to the Director of Pacific Recreation, the Assistant Director, Pacific Recreation - Fitness & Wellness is responsible for providing leadership, independent judgement, management decisions and direction in the assigned program areas: Pacific Recreation Facilities, Fitness Programs (Tiger X Classes and Tiger Training), Baun Fitness Center Operations, and students' holistic wellness.

As a staff member of Pacific Recreation what we do, how we do things, and what we believe are built around these four key goals:
  • Be a Driver of Student Success: Create programs and services that support student success both academically and in their overall well-being.
  • Promote a Healthier Campus: We are committed to creating a healthier campus environment through various fitness and well-being programs, encouraging healthy lifestyle choices among the university community.
  • Inspire the UOP Community to Move. Play. Explore: This is the core belief of Pacific Recreation, emphasizing a holistic approach of lifelong well-being. We intentionally provide a diverse array of programs, services, and activities for different people.
  • Collaboration and Partnerships: Collaboration with other departments and organizations may involve initiatives to expand the impact of recreation programs and create synergies across the university community. We can do more together.

These focus areas align with Pacific Recreation's vision and mission to provide a wide range of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the University of the Pacific community, including Stockton Community, undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.

Essential Functions:
Program/Facilities Management:
  • Develop, plan, and oversee the Tiger-X Group Fitness Classes, ensuring a diverse and engaging schedule.
  • Coordinate with instructors to maintain high-quality programming that aligns with the vision of move, play, and explore.
  • Evaluate and update fitness class offerings based on participant feedback and industry trends.
  • Direct oversight of all Fitness Equipment
  • Work with other Assistant Directors to ensure the cleanliness of all Fitness Equipment

Instructor and Student Staff Oversight:
  • Recruit, train, and supervise fitness instructors for Tiger-X Group Fitness Classes.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide constructive feedback to enhance instructor effectiveness.
  • Foster a collaborative and positive instructor community to promote a healthy and supportive environment.

Personal Training:
  • Manage and enhance the Personal Training program, ensuring a personalized and effective fitness experience for clients.
  • Oversee the certification and ongoing professional development of personal trainers.
  • Implement strategies to increase participation in personal training services.
  • Develop personal training price point.
  • Conduct personal training sessions with clients.

Wellness Initiatives:
  • Develop and implement wellness initiatives that align with the broader well-being goals of the Pacific Community.
  • Collaborate with health professionals and experts to integrate holistic well-being practices.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of wellness programs, making adjustments as needed for continuous improvement.
  • Oversee and develop the Student and Health Wellness Advocate.

Health & Wellness Events:
  • Plan and execute health and wellness events that promote community engagement and well-being.
  • Coordinate logistics, including venue selection, marketing, and participant registration.
  • Collaborate with other departments and community partners to enhance the scope and impact of events.

Collaboration and Partnerships:
  • Foster collaborative relationships with other departments and campus entities to promote a healthier campus community.
  • Seek and establish partnerships with external organizations to enhance the reach and impact of fitness and wellness programs.

Administrative Duties:
  • Maintain accurate records of program participation, instructor certifications, and other relevant data.
  • Prepare reports on program effectiveness and contribute to strategic planning.
  • Manage budgetary allocations for Tiger-X Group Fitness, Personal Training, and Wellness initiatives.
  • Serve as the Risk Management specialist in your program areas.
  • Works with the Business Manager for Campus Life to ensure all University policies are followed and ensure timely processing of all fiscal documents.

Other duties as assigned:
  • Fulfill additional responsibilities as directed by the Executive Director, Campus Life.
  • Participates in Division of Student Life events as requested.
  • Represents Pacific Recreation while working with all Student Life and Campus partners of Pacific Recreation to create a dynamic and fully collaborative Recreation program on campus including making independent decisions and recommendations on behalf of Pacific Recreation.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

This position serves as Campus Security Authority (CSA) as outlined by the Clery Act. CSAs have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that are reported them.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two (2) years of progressive experience in Collegiate Recreation including but not limited to intramural sports, sport clubs, customer service, student development, facility management, program development, competitive sports, fitness programing, membership services and/or adventure programming.
  • Standard CPR/First Aid Instructor Certification (to be obtained within three (3) months of employment).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in social science, public health, higher education, sports administration, recreation, exercise science or related field.
  • A nationally recognized fitness instructor certification or personal training certification (ACE, AFAA, ACSM, NASM, NSCA).
  • Experience with Innosoft Fusion membership management software and Connect2Concepts Facilities Management software.
  • Strong knowledge of sports official training and program development programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in student recreation centers, student activities, student life or student development.
  • Involvement in professional societies and organizations.
  • Knowledge of personnel management and budgeting.
  • Ability to direct management goals, to facilitate change and create innovative programs.
  • Interpersonal skills that facilitate collaborative and cooperative environments.
  • Consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making abilities.
  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
  • Extensive programming experience related to wellness in recreation or higher education.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires moderate periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Work requires physical ability to stand and walk around for moderate periods of time. Occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel
Work is primarily performed both in a standard office and gym and sports environments. May require work performed on non-standard business times both on weekends and evenings.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserve the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: $66,560 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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