Associate Director of Wellness and Recreation for Programming

  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Lawrenceville, GA, USA
  • May 31, 2024
Full time Athletics & Coaching Deans & Directors Health & Medical Services Other Executive

Job Description


Associate Director of Wellness and Recreation for Programming

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Wellness and Recreation, the Associate Director of Wellness and Recreation for Programming is responsible for assisting with the overall management and supervision of the Department of Wellness and Recreation and planning for and leading an engaging and innovative, year-round programming calendar which focuses on wellness, recreation, intramurals, and club sports. The Associate Director for Wellness Programming will serve as the secondary contact for the area of Wellness and Recreation.


Supervise, train, and evaluate full-time personnel in the areas of wellness programming, recreation, intramurals, and club sports.
Manage student fee budget allocations related to wellness programming, recreation, intramurals, and club sports.
Create and implement year-round programming calendar for wellness, recreation (including outdoor), intramurals, and club sports.
Develop and lead a holistic wellness program which focuses on and promotes comprehensive college student health and wellness (i.e., AOD, STI education/prevention, nutrition, healthy body and relationships, and general student wellness programs and activities).
Lead annual Biennial Review process for the college.
Mange the annual college Health Summit; manage the wellness and recreation spaces in Housing.
Develop and maintain departmental policy manuals.
Manage the overall inventory of the area, and ensure that the area has and maintains safe and operable equipment.
Devise, and implement any contracts associated with programming for the area; create and implement collaborative programming opportunities across campus; respond to facility, staff, and student needs.

Required Qualifications

4 Year / Bachelor's Degree in a related field
6+ years of relevant experience
3+ years of supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree required in a related field
Experience with administration and assessment of a collegiate facility operations and staff.
Experience working with holistic wellness programming (i.e., AOD work, STD education/prevention, nutrition, etc.).
Successful track record of staff development and management.
Industry membership and involvement through organizations such as NIRSA.
CPR, First Aid, and AED certification.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of ACSM "best practices" for fitness and wellness facilities. Ability to work in a collaborative, collegiate environment
Working knowledge of computers and various software packages used for word processing, graphs, table, etc. (Microsoft Office 2003 or higher)
Knowledge of CAS standards in regards to higher education policies and procedures.
Knowledge of NIRSA best practices as it pertains to the area.
Effective organizational and time management skills.
Ability to communicate effectively in written, verbal, and oral form

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Conditions of Employment

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). Eligibility of employment is determined by GGC in its sole discretion, and includes but is not limited to confirmation of credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are subject to the applicable federal laws, state laws, statutes, rules and regulations of this institution, and to the bylaws and policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Gwinnett College is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. GGC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy or childbirth), veteran status or military status, genetic information, or disability in employment or admission or access to its programs and activities, as required by Title IX. Inquiries including anyone who feels they have been discriminated against should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX compliance and direct concerns to the GGC Title IX Coordinator, Building B, Suite 3700, or (678) 407-5085.

For individuals requiring disability-related accommodations for participation in any event including the application, interview process, or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact HR Payroll and Benefits at (678) 407.5054 or email

Background Check

Position of Trust + Education

Other Information

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Georgia is an open records state.

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