Director Campus Rec & Wellness #004516

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Director Campus Rec & Wellness #004516


Campus Recreation and Wellness

Position Summary:

This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.

The primary function of the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness (CRW) is to provide leadership and management of the activities, services, and operations of the department. The Director oversees recreation and wellness programs and services to enhance the total student experience and supervises the operations of the department, including intramural recreational sports, club sports, fitness, wellness, aquatics, outdoor programs, the Campus Recreation Center, the Catamount Disc Golf Course, Reid Pool, the WCU Multiuse Trail system, the Team Development Course, and the Campus Recreation and Wellness recreation fields.

The Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness works within the Division of Student Affairs Health and Wellness Unit to provide intentional collaboration with Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Services, and Health and Wellness Education for the promotion of overall campus wellness to a diverse campus population to encourage students to stay informed, involved, healthy, and well.

The Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness participates in long-range planning and implementation of programs and services, student fee stewardship, data and assessment, division and institution compliance, and assumes other responsibilities as directed by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – Health and Wellness.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: A Master’s degree in Recreation, Business, Management, Higher Education Student Affairs, or a related area is required.
Experience: At least three years of successful administrative experience in higher education is required. Requires experience in recreational programming on the college or university level including the development and implementation of successful programs, working with small and large groups of students in intramural sports, fitness, wellness, aquatics, and outdoor programs, managing a large budget, managing campus recreation facilities and successful campus-wide events, and supervising professional and student staff.
Skills: Requires exceptional organizational, management, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Computer literacy is required.
License: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and First Aid certification are required.
Other: The scope of the job occasionally requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, seminars, workshops, and conferences.

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Permanent Full-Time

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The scope of the job occasionally requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, seminars, workshops, and conferences.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, you must apply online.

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and list of references (include complete contact information).

Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2021.

For questions or additional information, please contact Keith Corzine, Search Chair at 828-227-7303.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time