Work Schedule and Hours

Assistant director will need to be available to work nights and weekends. Weekly schedule will be flexible based on events, programs, and calendars of the university and the Campus Recreation Department. On average the assistant director will work 40 hours per week, with some weeks requiring additional hourly commitment during our busiest seasons. The position will also be expected to be on a rotating “on-call” schedule on the weekends.

Position Summary

The purpose of the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation position in the Campus Recreation Department at UNC Asheville is to provide leadership in the operations of aquatic programs and facilities, and to assist with informal recreation and associated programs including special events, youth and family, and facility rentals. The Assistant Director will serve as the liaison with facilities management and athletics to coordinate maintenance of the pool and other facilities when needed. The employee in this position will provide assistance to the overall operations and staffing issues of the Department facilities, services, staff, and programs in the Student Recreation Center and Sherrill Center fitness room daily.



Required Education/Experience/Skills

Master’s degree. Bachelor’s degree with significant equivalent experience may also be considered. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills

Master’s degree in recreation, exercise science, or a related field preferred. One year of management experience in a recreational/sport/aquatic facility as a professional or as a graduate assistant, internship, or like experience is preferred. Certifications and experience preferred includes:

  • Lifeguard Certification
  • Lifeguard Instructor Certified or willingness to get certification prior to start of job
  • Certified Pool Officer or willing to become a CPO
  • Instructor certified in CPR/First Aid or willing to obtain certification prior to start of job
  • Water Safety Instructor Certification or willing to obtain one prior to start of job
  • Student learning outcome assessment, analysis and implementation
  • Strong computer software knowledge including Excel, EMS, Shlage security, and website updates.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    This position should have outstanding communication, organization, and time management skills, and knowledge of college-aged student identity development theory and application as well as experience managing multiple projects and people simultaneously.

Company Profile

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.

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