Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness Center
Erie, PA

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Gannon University
Erie, PA 16541
United States

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The Gannon University Recreation and Wellness Center is a two hundred and fifty thousand square foot building that serves approximately twenty thousand students, faculty, staff, and community members each month. The Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness at Gannon University supports oversight of the organization, management, administration, and supervision of all aspects of the Gannon University Recreation and Wellness Center related to fitness programming and building operations. The Assistant Director relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish ambitious departmental goals that support the University’s Mission and service standards. The Assistant Director is expected to perform a variety of tasks as well as lead and direct the work of others. A strong work ethic, exceptional communication skills, and previous experience in collegiate recreation and wellness are essential. Required qualifications include Requires a Master’s degree in recreation, exercise science, public health, health promotions, business, or related field with at least 2 years of experience in the fitness management field in a University setting. Must be familiar with student development theory to support the student-led administrative model. Must be Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Certified, or willing to obtain certification within 6 months of start date.

About Gannon University

Founded in 1925, Gannon University is a four-year Catholic university committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with faith-based, liberal-learning student outcomes.

Gannon has strategic university-wide initiatives that focus on and bring its purpose to life: Transform lives by creating environments for extraordinary moments and everyday connections that inspire others to become their best selves. These initiatives have fostered an inclusive, welcoming community that many refer to as the Gannon family.

Gannon University earned its first-ever Honor Roll status as a 2021 Great College to Work For, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For® program. It is one of 42 institutions across the country to earn Honor Roll distinction, and was recognized in categories including Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging; Faculty Experience; Mission & Pride; and Professional Development.

Gannon University was also ranked a top school in the nation by Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings; and ranked among the nation’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2022.”

Gannon University’s home campus is located in Erie, Pennsylvania, the state’s fourth largest city and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. Gannon University’s unique location in downtown Erie and exceptional learning environments on campus create a special atmosphere conducive to education, scholarship, research, service, and personal growth.

Located right next door to Gannon's downtown campus are government agencies, hospitals, and local organizations and businesses that are active partners in helping Gannon students receive a hands-on education. The University's partnerships with downtown Erie neighborhoods, Erie County, and the Diocese of Erie strive to support the local community through numerous initiatives driven by students and employees.

For more information, please visit to learn more about Gannon’s campuses and the many attractions and accommodations within the surrounding regions.

Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately, and this position will remain open until filled. For more information about Gannon visit Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Gannon University

United States

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