This position will develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of fitness and wellness programming to improve the health and well-being of the Old Dominion University community. This position is responsible for maintaining current certifications and continuing education related to the recreation field. Other duties include: assist the Assistant Director in hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, evaluating graduate assistants, and student and part-time staff.
Type of Recruitment
Master's degree in exercise science, recreation, or sports management or a bachelor's degree in areas previously indicated along with experience equivalent to an advanced degree or related field; undergraduate and/or graduate experience may be substituted for equivalent experience. First Aid, CPR and AED certifications required. Possession of or ability to acquire a valid Virginia State driver's license. Minimum of one (1) nationally recognized fitness certification such as: AFAA , ACSM , NASM , ACE , NSCA , or CSCS . Some experience in the development and implementation of programs in a variety of fitness and wellness areas, including but not limited to: exercise prescription and program design; nutrition education; stress and time management; weight management. Excellent organizational, management, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other individuals and departments on camps and in the surrounding community. Ability to maintain confidentially and work with a diverse population including: students, faculty, staff, and community. High-level of organizational skills and proven record of delivering quality results in a timely manner. Proven ability to manage projects and deliver results. Excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to think critically and present information is essential. Excellent computer skills. Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel with experienced in desktop publishing and willing to learn new programs.
Work experience within a collegiate setting. Knowledge of student development theory. Some experience with staff management, student employee management. Experience with revenue projection and personal training session tracking.
Conditions of Employment
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Job Open Date
Open Until Filled
Application Review Date
Job Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required
Criminal Background Check
The final candidate is required to complete a criminal history check.
Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or consistent with contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU's programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites. To apply please click here!