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Associate Director of Wellness & Recreation

Position Deleted on 10/01/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Deland, FL
Admin - Student Affairs and Services
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Division of Campus Life and Student Success
Associate Director of Wellness & Recreation

JOB DESCRIPTION: Stetson University is seeking a dynamic individual to provide leadership to the CLaSS team as the Associate Director of Wellness & Recreation.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Holistic Wellness, the Associate Director will coordinate the departments' efforts, staffing and direction in an effort to fulfill vision to: support Stetson's Core Value of wellness through empowering the community to engage in purposeful initiatives that promote the mind, spirit and body. Supports strategic direction and planning for the department of Wellness and Recreation, which includes assisting in budget oversight, assessment, evaluation of staffing models, upkeep of the Hollis Wellness Center and management of suggestions and concerns regarding Wellness and Recreation initiatives.
  • Coordinates department efforts, staffing, direction through supporting departments vision and mission in consultation with the Executive Director.
  • Supervises two Assistant Directors and one part-time Coordinator, who supervise/advise a total of four graduate assistants and over one hundred and thirty student leaders.
  • Programmatic areas within the department that Associate Director would provide leadership for include: fitness, aquatics, intramurals, fitness center operations, outdoor recreation, wellness initiatives as well as alcohol and other drug prevention.
  • Manages budget planning of over $200,000 for department in consultation with the Executive Director.
  • Coordinates departmental assessment efforts, according to best practices based in learning outcomes and research.
  • Supports the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of holistic health education programming.
  • Chairs the Alcohol and Other Drug Intervention Coalition, the on-campus task force, while working towards a community based alcohol coalition.
  • The development of additional health and wellness promotions is a priority, as infrastructure for such programs and initiatives grows.
  • Stays up to date on best practices in the field through professional association affiliation and involvement.
  • Serves on-call on a rotation basis.
YOUR TEAM: Campus Life and Student Success is a dynamic, evolving division driven by transformational leadership and continuous improvement. We seek team members who are highly motivated, strategic thinkers and relationship builders who thrive on shared governance. Our high expectations are matched by a robust professional development curriculum which promotes achievement and significance through self-assessment, reflection, and holistic goal setting. We actualize a philosophy of challenge and support grounded in liberal learning and development as it relates to student persistence and success. We are committed to facilitating student discovery and exploration consistent with the aims of a broad liberal arts education; offering impactful learning opportunities based on current research and empirical data; cultivating the unique strengths and perspectives of individual students; fostering global awareness, social justice values, and civic engagement; and providing a healthy and vibrant educational environment conducive to holistic well-being.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate should possess a Master’s degree in Student Affairs, Public Health, Health Education/Promotion, Wellness, Recreation, Counseling or related field; 5-7 years experience with health and wellness program planning for the college population; leadership skills; experience in a higher education health promotion/recreation department; computer knowledge using graphics, Word, email, Internet, PowerPoint and Publisher.

REMUNERATION: 12-month position with competitive salary. Retirement, health, dental, and vision benefits are available, as well as tuition remission for employee and dependents after specified period of employment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Requires some physical effort, i.e. some standing and walking, frequent light lifting (5-10 lbs); and manual dexterity in the operation of office equipment; extended periods of time at a keyboard; perceptual demands for color, sound, form, and depth; occasional and, at times, frequent hours outside the normal University schedule.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please submit a cover letter and resume, with names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of three professional references to the Department of Human Resource at or send to Stetson University, Inc., Office of Human Resources, 421 N. Woodland Boulevard, Unit 8327, DeLand, FL 32723. FAX: 386.822.7562. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Anticipated start date is early summer 2012.

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with 3,500 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 2,100 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves over 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Educational Leadership, Reading Education, and Counseling. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity and strongly encourages the applications of all candidates, including women and candidates from historically under-represented groups.
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