The primary function of the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness (CRW) is to provide leadership and management of the activities, services, and operations of the department. The Director oversees recreation and wellness programs and services to enhance the total student experience and supervises the operations of the department, including intramural recreational sports, club sports, fitness, wellness, aquatics, outdoor programs, the Campus Recreation Center, the Catamount Disc Golf Course, Reid Pool, the WCU Multiuse Trail system, the Team Development Course, and the Campus Recreation and Wellness recreation fields.
The Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness works within the Division of Student Affairs Health and Wellness Unit to provide intentional collaboration with Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Services, and Health and Wellness Education for the promotion of overall campus wellness to a diverse campus population to encourage students to stay informed, involved, healthy, and well.
The Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness participates in long-range planning and implementation of programs and services, student fee stewardship, data and assessment, division and institution compliance, and assumes other responsibilities as directed by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – Health and Wellness.
Education: A Master’s degree in Recreation, Business, Management, Higher Education Student Affairs, or a related area is required. Experience: At least three years of successful administrative experience in higher education is required. Requires experience in recreational programming on the college or university level including the development and implementation of successful programs, working with small and large groups of students in intramural sports, fitness, wellness, aquatics, and outdoor programs, managing a large budget, managing campus recreation facilities and successful campus-wide events, and supervising professional and student staff. Skills: Requires exceptional organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Computer literacy is required. License: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid certification are required. Other: The scope of the job occasionally requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, seminars, workshops, and conferences.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, you must apply online.
Please attach a cover letter, resume, and list of references (include complete contact information).
Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2021.
For questions or additional information, please contact Keith Corzine, Search Chair at 828-227-7303.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.