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Job Description RECREATION SUPV 2 Working Title Assistant Director, FitWell
Job Code 004137 Grade 20
Department Name Recreation/Student Rec Center - D01117 Department Head Bart Fenex
Supervisor Stephen Middleton Effective Date
Position(s) Directly Supervised
Job Code Title FTE
004400 RECR PRG LEADER 4 2.0
005231 QA CHEF 3 1.0
004128 RECR PRG INSTR 2 0.49

Generic Scope
Provides direct supervision typically to professionals or skilled technical employees. Functions as advisor to unit and administration. Analyzes and resolves problems, interprets policies (e.g., fiscal management, HR, contracts and grants, resource management in defined areas) and demonstrates solid subject matter knowledge. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Supervises staff to assure accountability and stewardship of department resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental goals and objectives.

Custom Scope
Manages the daily operations for programs such as instructional fitness, aquatics or other recreational activities. Has autonomy to analyze and resolve problems and determine appropriate action. Supervises recreation program leaders/instructors. Provides recommendations for the development of program budgets and typically, oversees implementation and monitoring of budget, inventory and other resources. Makes recommendations for policy changes.

Department Custom Scope
As a member of the Recreation Department Program Management Team the Assistant Director - FitWell has full responsibility for the functional operations related to fitness & wellness programming and the instructional cooking program (Cooking Well). The Assistant Director provides strong, active leadership to the department and campus in these areas. The incumbent is responsible for the development, implementation and direct management/supervision of a wide variety of fitness, wellness, massage, and instructional cooking programming to serve all populations that comprise the campus and community. Responsibilities include purchase and layout of fitness / wellness/ kitchen equipment, inventory and preventative maintenance. Assess and implements risk management policies necessary to ensure the safety of the participants using the equipment and participating in the programs. The incumbent will work and coordinate extensively with a variety of campus departments both internal and external to the Student Affairs division. Examples of partners include the Campus Health Center, Counseling Center, Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety, Housing Services, Dining Services, and Physical Plant. The incumbent is responsible for providing high profile leadership to the department and campus on all matters relating to fitness, wellness, massage, and instructional cooking.

Education & Experience Requirements

Education Requirements
Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Masters degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Sports Management or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning. Preferred

Experience Requirements
Experience Requirement
Minimum of 6 years of related experience. Required
6 - 10 years of related experience. Required
Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred

License Requirements

Certification Requirements
Certification Requirement
Red Cross CPR. Required
Standard First Aid Training Certification. Required
Health/Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer certification from a nationally accredited organization(s).ACSM, AFAA, ACE, NASM, NSCA - certificate from a minimum of one of the listed organizations Required

Educational Condition Requirements
Condition Requirement

Key Responsibilities

Description % Time
Plans, organizes and implements recreational programs.
  • Oversee and direct a comprehensive fitness, wellness, massage, and instructional cooking program to serve the entire campus community. Work with Student Health and Wellness Partners to offer various fitness, wellness & cooking / nutritional programs. Program includes, but is not limited to Group Exercise Classes, Personal Training program, Group Fitness Instructor training program, Massage, Rowing training, Spin classes, UC WorkStrong, Walking Fit; and the Cooking Well programs.
Supervises employee performance, career development and adherence to job standards.
  • Conducts ongoing training for FitWell staff and conducts evaluations. Recruit, hire, train, schedule and mentor all FitWell staff.
Selects, trains and supervises staff professional level staff.
  • Provide professional growth and development opportunities for the FitWell staff through certifications and attending conferences.
Supervises inventory, storage, budget and maintenance of sports and recreational equipment.
  • Plans and executes the purchasing of fitness/wellness/kitchen equipment, maintenance of fitness/wellness/kitchen equipment and risk management policies necessary to ensure the safety of the participants using the equipment.
Ensures compliance with assigned budget and makes budget recommendations to manager for assigned activities/programs.
  • Responsible for the preparation, forecasting and monitoring of income and expense budgets related to the FitWell program (fitness/wellness/instructional cooking). Oversee and approve the payroll for all FitWell staff. Establishes cost structure for new and existing FitWell programs.
Schedules use of recreational facilities and advises and assists individuals and groups with problems related to scheduled recreational activities.
May be assigned responsibility for leading groups of participants in a variety of social, cultural, recreational and physical activities.
  • Lead participants as individuals and/or groups, including staff, faculty and students.
Implements program policies and procedures.
Assists with appropriate public relations and promotional programs.
  • Works with the Marketing staff to promote the program through social media, websites, print and word of mouth. Coordinate with vendors to host one off programs with incentives.
Maintains files, records and prepares reports as necessary.
Reports safety issues to appropriate personnel and recommends improvements.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge/Skill/Ability Requirement
Thorough demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. Required
Thorough proficiency in the use of basic computer applications relevant to job duties. Required
Demonstrated strong leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization, internally and externally in non-routine situations. Required
Thorough ability to work effectively, across all organization levels, internally and externally. Required
Strong knowledge of campus policies and procedures. Required
Strong knowledge of program activity and industry best practices. Required
Strong client service minded focus, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking skills. Required
Uses highly developed and creative problem solving skills to deliver and foster a strong service orientation, program management, and sound judgment and decision-making; uses strong critical thinking skills to develop original ideas, in a varied and challenging environment. Required

Special Requirements & Conditions
Special Condition Requirement
Ability to successfully pass FBI and DOJ Criminal Check. Required
Travel Required
Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours) Required
Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required

Other Special Requirements & Conditions

Level of Supervision Received


Working Environment

Other Requirements

Items Used
  • Wide variety of exercise equipment.
  • Standard Office Equipment

Physical Requirements
  • Squat : Occasionally
  • Climb : N/A
  • Sit : Frequently
  • Walk : Frequently
  • Stand : Constantly
  • Bend : Occasionally
  • Crawl : N/A

Mental Requirements
  • Perform Calculations : Constantly
  • Communicate Orally : Constantly
  • Reason & Analyze : Constantly
  • Read/Comprehend : Constantly
  • Write : Constantly

Environmental Requirements
  • Dust : No
  • Fumes : No
  • Drives motorized equipment : Yes
  • Is around moving machinery : No
  • Is exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity : No
  • Is exposed to excessive noise : No
  • Works in confined quarters : No

Critical Position

Is Critical Position: Yes

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