The Assistant Director, Campus Recreation will provide leadership for Fitness and Student Employment; to administer and promote the programs to align with the University's mission. The Assistant Director will oversee a Fitness class program that is open to all Stevenson University faculty, staff and students. They will also run the Blue U Fitness classes that are offered to Stevenson University faculty and staff. In addition, they will oversee all student employment in the department, including fitness/gaming room attendants, fitness instructors, intramural officials/supervisors, marketing assistants and mascots. The Assistant Director will also work with the Assistant Athletic Director, Campus Recreation and Coordinator, Competitive Sports in building a comprehensive recreation program consisting of Aquatics, Club Sports, ESports, Fitness, Informal Recreation, Intramural Sports and Outdoor Adventures.
Master's degree in Recreation, Management, or related area, plus one year of successful experience in higher education to include development and implementation of a successful recreation program, or equivalent combination of education and experience.. Primary group fitness certification from an accredited, national association (AFAA, ACE, ACSM, NASM, NETA).
Valid driver license with good driving record: must be insurable.
Ability to develop, and administer program components including training, event management, and adherence to regulations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required and a strong commitment to student development.
Skill in public relations; training or instructing student staffs; interpersonal communication.
Ability to organize and plan events.
Ability to manage a budget; analyze situations and develop solutions; provide leadership and direction.
Working knowledge of NIRSA rules and the ability to teach critical skills, regulations, strategies and training techniques.
Adheres to departmental policies and procedures, as well as rules and regulations of the University, and NIRSA.
Ability to effectively communicate both within and outside the University including, but not limited to participants, workers, parents, full and part-time campus recreation staff, and athletic department staff.
Ability to provide effective leadership to students and workers.
Travel is a requirement of this position.
Ability to work evening and weekend hours.
Ability to work a flexible schedule.
Manage the daily operations of the Fitness programs and Student Employment to include marketing of programs and job opportunities to students, management of student staff, scheduling, counseling, equipment inventory, office work, budget preparation, working with sports information staff, marketing and digital communication staff, student services personnel and athletics staff.
Provide leadership for the programs; establish recruitment strategies for both participants and workers; oversee and supervise student workers.
Develop strategies to foster academic progress of student work staff.
Maintain and care for equipment.
Assists the Assistant Athletic Director, Campus Recreation in building and evaluating a comprehensive recreation program consisting of Aquatics, Club sports, ESports, Fitness, Informal Recreation, Intramural Sports and Outdoor Adventures.
Assists the Assistant Athletic Director, Campus Recreation with development of annual budget.
Travel for conferences and work nights, weekends, and holidays, as necessary.
May perform marketing or public relations duties to promote the program such as maintaining web pages and planning and implementing promotional activities and materials.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.