Virginia Tech — Assistant Director of Recreational Sports for Events and Well-Being

The Assistant Director of Events and Well-Being provides strategic efforts through a comprehensive and holistic effort to create a healthier and safe Virginia Tech community. Under the leadership and direction of the Associate Director, the Assistant Director will assist with ongoing visioning, development, implementation, and evaluation of outreach, partnerships, and well-being efforts in Recreational Sports at Virginia Tech.

The Assistant Director will focus on events and outreach by developing, implementing, and evaluating a plan to take the Recreational Sports mission beyond the doors of our facilities through events and partnerships and also to draw in new users to our facilities and programs. Key elements for this role include planning events on a large and small scale; working collaboratively with the marketing team on events and promotions; seeking partnerships across Student Affairs and the university for events that will benefit the well-being of students; representing Recreational Sports on committees and at outreach events; promoting health and well-being for the campus community; supporting all areas of Recreational Sports.

The Assistant Director will focus on well-being through programming and partnerships on topics such as mental health, body positivity, eating disorders, stress management, strengths-based development, gender-based violence, student success, and exercise. Key elements of this position involve using motivational interview techniques to conduct health and wellness coaching; facilitating small and large group workshops, presentations, and discussions on a variety of well-being topics; representing recreation through the lens of well-being.

As a part of the administrative services team with Recreational Sports, the Assistant Director will play a key role in assessment activities. This includes conducting and analyzing assessment projects for quality assurance, satisfaction, student learning and administrative outcomes, usage and tracking data, benchmarking.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health, health education, health promotion, higher education, recreation or sports management, or related field.
  • Experience in event planning and outreach; demonstrated ability to plan an event from start to finish.
  • Experience in well-being programming;
  • Demonstrated experience with facilitating workshops, presentations, or group discussions;
  • Knowledge of and experience utilizing student development and/or behavior theories, demonstrated experience with motivational interviewing strategies;
  • Knowledge of emerging and current health issues;
  • Ability to create and maintain a welcoming and confidential environment.

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