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 Community. This position is responsible for maintaining current certifications and continuing education related to the recreation field and will assist the Assistant Director in hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, evaluating graduate assistants, students, and part-time staff.


Job Close Date  06/08/2017



Minimum Qualifications

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. First Aid, CPR and AED certifications. Possession of or ability to acquire a valid Virginia State driver’s license is required. 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. Some experience with staff management. Excellent organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work evenings and weekends as required by the responsibilities of the job. 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 along with excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to think critically and present information is essential. Excellent computer skills. Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, experienced in desktop publishing, and willing to learn new programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Some experience with student employee staff management. Experience with revenue projection and personal training session tracking. Work experience within a collegiate setting. Knowledge of student development theory.

Company Profile

Old Dominion University is Virginia's forward-focused, public doctoral research university for high-performing students from around the world who want a rigorous academic experience in a fast-paced and profoundly multi-cultural community. With an enrollment of more than 24,000 students, the university offers 70 bachelor's, 54 master's and 42 doctoral degree programs and 2 educational specialists degrees. ODU's eminent scholarship and innovative and engaging teaching foster nationally recognized programs. A determined entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving drives cutting-edge research and strategic partnerships with government, business, industry, organizations, and the arts. In addition to its 185-acre main campus in Norfolk, Old Dominion operates higher education centers in Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth and a thriving distance learning network. It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment and educational opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation. An integral part of this policy is to administer recruiting, hiring, working conditions, compensation, training, opportunities for advancement, and termination of employment for all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, or sexual orientation.

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