Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : Assistant Director of Campus Recreation
Department : Campus Recreation
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
The Assistant Director of Campus Recreation has responsibility to develop, plan, implement, supervise, and evaluate a comprehensive aquatics and fitness & instructional program for a variety of groups including students, faculty, and staff, paying particular attention to underrepresented members of the campus community. Aquatics comprises adult and youth instructional aquatic programs, recreational programs, lifeguard instructional training, risk oversight for use of campus pool and other programs that utilize open water (rivers, lakes, etc), and pool operations. Fitness & Instructional Programs comprises group fitness classes, personal training, fitness leadership training, instructional courses in fitness, sports & leisure, and special events.
The Assistant Director develops and expands program offerings; develops and manages budgets; and implements, schedules, supervises, reviews and administers the aquatics and fitness & instructional programs. They also recruit, hire, train and develop student lifeguards, aquatic program instructors, personal trainers, and fitness, sports & leisure instructors. The incumbent designs, develops, and implements a comprehensive training and leadership development program for students. Training topics such as safety and risk management; curriculum development and pedagogy; application of kinesiology, exercise science, and anatomy for designing and teaching fitness, exercise, movement, aquatics, martial arts, and sports/dance instruction; and proper participant observations, feedback, corrections, and evaluations shall be incorporated into the program. The incumbent must have knowledge in the areas of aquatics, wellness, fitness, nutrition, exercise and physiology.
The position is directly responsible for incorporating student development theory, learning outcomes, and assessment into the program design, as well as marketing and recruitment of participants. The incumbent works in collaboration with other members of the department and campus community for special events and to provide content for group and custom programs.
The position is also responsible for teaching undergraduate level courses in fitness leadership, which includes curriculum development, lectures, small group discussions, skill labs, and course content in line with national standards and curriculum set forth by the American Council on Exercise, American Red Cross, National Strength & Conditioning Association, and other nationally recognized accreditation and certification bodies.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's Degree. May also consider a Bachelor's degree with significant equivalent experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's degree in Recreation, Sport Management, Exercise Science, Higher Education Administration or a related field plus 1-3 years of experience working in a campus recreation or equivalent programs.
One year of management experience in a recreation/sport/aquatic facility as a professional or as a graduate assistant, internship, or life experience is preferred.
Experience administering a comprehensive aquatics and fitness leadership program, budgeting, knowledge and adherence to national standards and best practices for fitness and aquatics; experience developing student learning outcomes, leadership development, facilitation and teaching skills; knowledge and application of college-age student identity and student development theory, evaluation, and assessment in a higher education environment; and experience managing multiple projects and people simultaneously.
Experience and certifications preferred includes:
Understanding of the theories of college student development and how they can be implemented in collegiate recreation programming
Student learning outcome assessment, analysis and implementation
Demonstrated leadership abilities
Experience working with college-age population including hiring, training, supervising and evaluating student staff
One year of management experience in aquatics, fitness, or recreational programming. American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, CPR/First Aid Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor Certification
Certified Pool Operator
Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, or other fitness certifications from American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) or National Athletic Training Association (NATA)
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About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.