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Department: 244040 - University Recreation
Location: Raleigh NC
Essential Job Duties:
NC State University is seeking an energetic and innovative leader for the position of Director of Wellness in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. We seek an individual with proven leadership experience capable of working as part of a fast-paced, results-oriented team. This new position will work in collaboration with our campus partners to provide visionary and strategic leadership for an innovative, integrated, and collaborative wellness model for the NC State University community.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Wellness and Recreation, the Director of Wellness collaborates with campus partners to plan, implement, and evaluate campus community health and wellness strategies, interventions, policies, programs, and services that promote a thriving community.
Specific responsibilities include:
Serve as a champion and ambassador for wellness at the campus, state, and national levels
Create and maintain a culture and environment that supports and promotes the overall wellness of the NC State community
Work collaboratively with campus partners and community organizations to form strong relationships designed to establish a long-term vision for wellness
Coordinate the development of an NC State Wellness Strategic Plan
Conduct analyses to determine approaches, trends, and best practices related to evidence-based university wellness initiatives and programs
Lead campus referral process that integrates student care connecting NC State Wellness and Recreation to Student Health Services, Counseling Center, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Education, and other student support services.
Lead an innovative and growing collegiate fitness program that includes group fitness, personal training, small group training, fitness assessment, lifestyle modification programs, fitness special events, and fitness center staffing and management
Provide leadership for student wellness coaching, Wood Wellness Village living and learning community, lifestyle modification programs, wellness education sessions, and special events
Train and supervise two full-time professional staff; indirectly supervise three full-time professional staff and approximately 150 student staff; and ensure all staff provide the highest level of customer service
Develop strategies to increase physical activity and movement on campus through activating classrooms and meeting spaces with fitness-related equipment
Assist as needed in all required departmental functions. Other duties as assigned.
Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate, develop partnerships and work effectively as a member of a fast-paced, results-oriented team
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with initiative, critical and creative thinking
Demonstrated knowledge of national trends and best practices in health and wellness programming
Demonstrated knowledge of theories and practices in promoting student development and learning
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated experience organizing and developing leaders through practical application and learning
Demonstrated success managing, supervising, and mentoring student employees
Demonstrated integrity, ethics, and commitment to diversity and inclusion
Commitment to promoting healthy, active lifestyles
Experience preferred leading teams and/or managing staff and students
Certified Health Education Specialist
National fitness certification from American Council on Exercise (ACE), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Required license or certification:
Certified Health Coach (American Council on Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine, WELCOA, etc.) or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire; OR
Certified Wellness Practitioner (National Wellness Institute) or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire
Position Number: 00101481
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
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