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Wellness Center Director

Job Summary

The Wellness Center Director will manage the development, implementation and evaluation of all wellness and assessment programs, direct the Wellness Center staff and develop operational, maintenance, membership and training protocols and manuals.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Manage the development, implementation and evaluation of selected wellness programs in accordance with established protocols.
  • Develop operational, maintenance, membership, employee and training manuals.
  • Report year-end summaries regarding individual fitness assessment improvements or decline for faculty and staff to the Office of Human Resources.
  • Develop and promote semester and summer schedules.
  • Conduct fitness assessments, develop individualized exercise prescriptions and provide initial and on-going support for Wellness Center members.
  • Conduct group and individualized wellness/fitness related programs for employees.
  • Conduct on-going weight management and smoking cessation programs.
  • Conduct stress management programs on a semester basis.
  • Manage the organization and scheduling of the yearly aerobic program.
  • Manage the development of a tennis promotional program through tennis lessons, clinics and classes.
  • Responsible for the scheduling of all programs and classes held in the Wellness Center classroom.
  • Responsible for the scheduling of all MSU 101 classes for orientations at the Wellness Center during the fall semester.
  • Organize an orientation program to accommodate all ESL students.
  • Supervise the Eastern Kentucky Wellness Project and all of the program staff, including the Eastern Kentucky Wellness Project Coordinator and a Graduate Assistant.

Equipment/Facility Operations:

  • Insure that the Wellness Center and the equipment are clean, well maintained and secure.
  • Schedule staff coverage for all hours of facility operation (regular schedules, vacations and emergency coverage).
  • Develop procedures and controls to assure proper management of each staff member's responsibilities.
  • Develop procedures to monitor work activities of each staff member on a daily basis.
  • Oversee the equipment replacement program.
  • Develop policies and procedures for newly added tennis/track area, aerobic area and classroom.


  • Coordinate and develop special Wellness Center events and activities.
  • Manage the development of program schedules.
  • Oversee the development of a Wellness Center web site, video and pamphlet.


  • Supervise and direct the Wellness Center staff.
  • Schedule staff meetings and training.
  • Annual performance appraisal of Secretary.
  • Annual performance appraisal of Wellness Center Assistant Director.
  • Annual performance appraisal of Eastern Kentucky Wellness Project Coordinator.
  • Responsible for all staff scheduling for regular semester and all holiday hours of operation.
  • Responsible for all Intern, GA and workstudy performance evaluations.
  • Responsible for HBV training of all staff.
  • Responsible for the organization of staff CPR training sessions.


  • Prepare and present retention and usage summarized reports to University administration regarding Wellness Center operations on a yearly and monthly basis.
  • Oversee interest articles on wellness/fitness related topics for a wellness newsletter for the Office of Human Resources.
  • Assist with the annual Wellfest.

Organizational Relationship:

The Wellness Center Director reports to the Vice President for Student Life.  This position interacts with faculty, staff, students and community.

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in Exercise Science, Health Promotion or related field.  American College of Sports Medicine and CPR certification are required.  Excellent interpersonal, organizational and writing skills necessary.  Outgoing, dynamic personality, ability to communicate effectively with all levels of participants and employees.  Personal commitment to health and fitness. Prior experience required in fitness assessment and prescription.  Computer competency required.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

Previous working experience with fitness assessments, individualized exercise prescriptions, supervising employees and scheduling programs and staff.

Working Conditions and Atmosphere:

Must be flexible to meet the needs of various schedules and hours may fluctuate based on priority of deadlines and workload.

Date Approved/Revised:  July 15, 2008
Grade:  Exempt 5