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Asst Dir Mind-Body & Fitness

Apply now Job no: 529631
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Business Administration/Management, Other, Student Life/Services, Planning/Project Management

Department: Physical Education and Recreation
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $55,000-$60,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

July 11, 2022; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application, please upload:
1. A cover letter stating your interest and how your skills and experience meet the requirements and qualifications for this position.
2. Current resume, which includes dates of employment.

Department Summary

The Physical Education and Recreation Department (PE and Rec) plays a vital role at the University of Oregon in educating, engaging, and inspiring the campus community to live active, balanced lives! As part of the Division of Student Life, we expand learning beyond the classroom and facilitate positive experiences to support physical, emotional, and social wellbeing, as well as student success. We actively cultivate a safe, inclusive, and accessible environment at the Student Rec Center that honors diverse needs and encourages people of all abilities and backgrounds to participate.

PE and Rec offers world-class facilities, a long tradition of curricular-based physical education classes, and a growing and diverse set of programs, but what really sets the department apart is the culture co-created by the people who work here. We are committed to equity, inclusion, and social justice and foster a diverse and culturally aware community. PE and Rec team members are cooperative and collaborative, both within and outside the department, and we strive for excellence in everything we do for our community. We demonstrate integrity in our interactions and challenge each other to continually grow and develop.

Core Values include compassion, cooperation, development, equity and inclusion, excellence, fun, integrity, stewardship, and wellbeing.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director for Mind-Body and Fitness is a full-time 12-month position that provides leadership and management for physical education mind-body classes, the recreational group exercise program, and mind-body movement initiatives.

This position's key responsibilities include curriculum management, course instruction, program planning, event administration, budget management, facilities and equipment oversight, and participation data analysis and assessment. This position is responsible for decision-making related to faculty FTE, student personnel, and day-to-day operations of the group fitness programs as they relate to sales, participation, policies, and procedures.

The Assistant Director for Mind-Body and Fitness supervises approximately 7-10 part-time PE faculty and 20-30 student employees. These responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling, evaluation, and development. This position must lead by example and maintain the highest ethical standards within the department and the university as well as collaborate and maintain effective relationships with departmental and campus partners.

The Assistant Director for Mind-Body and Fitness has dual reporting to the Associate Director of Physical Education and the Senior Assistant Director of Wellbeing. This person is a member of the PE Team, Programming Team, and the Student Development Team.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation Administration, Sports Management, or related field.
• Two (2) years of experience in an environment related to fitness and/or mind-body instruction and administration.
• Two (2) years of experience instructing group fitness and/or mind-body to groups of 10 or more.
• Two (2) years of experience in hiring, mentoring, scheduling, training, and/or evaluating staff.
• Nationally recognized fitness and/or mind-body certification, such as ACE, ACSM, NSCA, or Yoga Alliance.
• CPR and First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain within 3 months of employment.

Professional Competencies

• Effective communication skills.
• Proficiency with software applications for email, word processing, scheduling, reporting, and curriculum management.
• Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree.
• Evidence of leadership experience and/or a commitment to student learning and development.
• Work experience in a higher education environment and understanding of comprehensive university fitness and/or mind-body programs, operations, and services.
• Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum administration and academic teaching experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge of budget and risk management.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

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The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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