TITLE: Coordinator, Fitness/Wellness Programs
DIVISION: Student Affairs (Athletics)
REPORTS TO: Assistant Director, Athletics/Recreational
Services and Facilities
SUPERVISES: Graduate Assistant and other part-time support
Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the fitness/wellness program for the Office of Recreational Services.
Components of this program include aerobic/physical conditioning classes; personal fitness assessment; oversight
of the entire operation of the
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administer all aspects of the aerobic/physical conditioning program to include: recruiting, hiring (interviewing and
auditioning), teaching, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating aerobics instructors; verify that instructors are
currently certified in CPR/First-Aid; insure that all instructors emphasize safety techniques in all classes;
reserve facilities; order and maintain equipment; handle all program registration; review, update and implement program
policies and procedures; evaluate program and class instruction when needed.
Develop and administer a personal fitness/screening assessment program including: developing long range plans, policies and
procedures; conducting participant assessments; training students; and developing participant handouts and information
Coordinate all aspects of the
hiring, orienting and training,
scheduling, supervising and evaluating support staff.
Prepare and update training materials, operating manuals and employee manuals; update and implement facility policies and
procedures; conduct staff meetings; develop and implement an ongoing cleaning/maintenance program for all fitness room
Procure new equipment and other resource materials and establish a continuous "recycling" program for replacing old
fitness equipment to ensure facility safety and enhance fitness/wellness programming opportunities.
Develop and administer instructional programs and outreach seminars in conjunction with other University wellness-related
areas by developing programming ideas and implementing same; contract resource personnel and hire recreational instructors
as needed; schedule, publicize, and develop handouts; evaluate programs; coordinate and/or instruct seminars where qualified.
Handle all other aspects of program administration, including preparation of the following: semester and annual reports
which review and evaluate goals and objectives; financial statements; participation statistics and other program
statistics; a summary of participation evaluation forms, including recommendations for change.
Oversee the following: risk management practices for all programs; the equipment inventory; maintenance and purchasing.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide major department leadership in the development of new programs related to fitness/wellness for the NIRSA Natural
High Program and Timex Fitness Week and identify the resources required.
Assist in the management of the Office of Recreational Services by providing input and completing assigned projects
related to personnel, budget, programs and facilities.
Evaluate effectiveness of programming in meeting campus fitness/wellness needs and develop additional recreational
programming as needed.
Perform additional duties as required.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
A.C.S.M. Health Fitness Instructor or Specialist Certification; National Aerobics Certification by IDEA, ACE or
equivalent; First-Aid/CPR Instructor Certification. Personal computers, printers and word processing, database management
and spreadsheet software.
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Bachelor's degree in exercise science, fitness management or closely related field required; master's degree preferred.
One year of full-time professional and administrative experience in fitness/wellness related programming or two-year
graduate assistantship in fitness/wellness area required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required,
with an emphasis on strong interpersonal and public relations skills. Demonstrated success in developing diverse
fitness/wellness programs at a college or university required, including promotion/marketing, budget preparation, staff
hiring and training, and program evaluation. Comparable experience in corporate or private fitness setting
acceptable. Demonstrated ability to train aerobics instructors and weight room personnel, and the ability to
teach and conduct wellness and fitness workshops and clinics required. Experience and familiarity with the use,
instruction and ongoing maintenance of various fitness equipment required, preferably Cybex and cardiovascular
equipment. National Aerobics Certification by IDEA, ACE or equivalent fitness instructor or specialist certification
preferred. Certified Recreational Sports Specialist (CRSS) and membership in the National Intramural Recreational Sports
Association (NIRSA) preferred. Certification in first-aid and CPR required. A.C.S.M. Health Fitness Instructor or
Specialist certification required.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.