Fitness Coordinator (SMSU)
California State University, San Bernardino
Excluded, Administrative, Athletics, Full Time,
Student Services Santos Manuel Student Union
California State University, San Bernardino
Rate of Pay:
Dependent on Qualifications
Target Start Date:
September 1, 2021
At-Will Employee, Benefits
Eligible, Santos Manuel Student Union
California State University, San
Hours per week:
40 Hours (Non-Exempt)
About Santos Manuel Student Union at CSUSB
(This is not a state position)
The Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU), through its programs and
facilities, is a focal point of the campus where students, faculty,
staff, administration, alumni, and guests develop an enduring
connection to the university. As a campus social hub, the SMSU
assists in the retention and development of students, while
encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultural
pluralism, gender equity, and ethnic diversity. We accomplish this
by providing a variety of cultural, social, educational, and
recreational activities, which create an environment conducive to
personal growth and development. Planned activities also provide
students with leadership opportunities and employment, which
promotes an active learning experience as well as relaxation,
entertainment, and social interaction. As the meeting place on
campus for students and organizations, the facilities provide a
comfortable and relaxing environment that embodies the delivery of
services important to the university community. As a bridge between
formal learning and life experience, co-curricular activities
coordinated by the SMSU serve as a training ground for the
development of student leaders.
The SMSU facilities include a spacious lobby, relaxation and study
lounge areas, meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art theater,
multi-purpose Events Center used for major events, an Automatic
Teller Machine, graphics services, and Student Union scheduling.
Our newest addition to assisting our students academically is the
laptop checkout program. Other services and departments located
within the SMSU are the Coyote Cafe, the Blue Coyote Pub,
Starbucks, Coyote Express convenience store, the Associated
Students, Inc., DREAMers Resource, and Success Center, Title IX
& Gender Equity, Orientation, and First-Year Experience, and
the Office of Student Engagement.
Full-Time, non-exempt position.
This is a regular, full-time, hourly position. Willingness to work
a flexible schedule as necessary to respond to emergency/urgent
situations is required. This may include working extended hours,
evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
Under the direction of the Recreation & Wellness Director, the
Fitness Coordinator will be responsible for planning, implementing,
and assessing innovative and diverse fitness programs and services
that meet the needs of the CSUSB community. This includes personal
training, group exercise, instructional classes & workshops,
and providing remote support to the Palm Desert Campus (PDC)
related to a comprehensive fitness program. The Fitness Coordinator
is an integral member of a hard-working team comprised of full-time
and part-time staff within the Santos Manuel Student Union and
Recreation & Wellness Department. They should possess the
ability to work both independently and as a team member. Finally,
they shall demonstrate the ability to work effectively with a
diverse population of program members, guests, and staff.
Typical activities include but are not limited to:
Customer Service and Collaboration:
- Coordinates the areas of personal training, group exercise,
instructional classes, and workshops and provides remote support to
PDC to deliver a comprehensive fitness program.
- Responsible for the daily management of the assigned program
areas including recruitment, scheduling, motivation, evaluation,
and retention of personnel, ensuring supervision and safe operation
of the programs, and ensuring that activities are inclusive and
conducted in accordance with established service standards.
- Directly manages 1-3 student supervisors, 20-30 part-time and
student employees, and 5-10 Kinesiology interns.
- Coordinates all activities related to personal training program
including but not limited to complimentary consultations, client
risk assessment, client fitness assessment, one-on-one, and buddy
personal training services.
- Coordinates all activities related to the group exercise
program including but not limited to designing and implementing 30+
diverse and innovative group exercise classes on a weekly
- Coordinates all activities related to the instructional
programs including the planning and execution of lesson plans as
well as assessing the effectiveness and impact of each specific
- Makes appropriate revisions to continuously improve
instructional programs associated with designated programs (e.g.
Personal Training Workshop Series, CoyoteFit) to broaden and
improve instructional program offerings.
- Assists Director in policy development coordinates program
evaluation and public relations for the assigned areas.
- Primary site coordinator for Kinesiology Department
- Integral member of the Division of Student Affairs Health and
Wellness team; Be Well Yotes.
- Supervises and develops student and part-time staff working
within the assigned program areas.
- Monitors budget regularly and ensures adherence to budget
guidelines. Suggests steps to adjust expenditures and revenues
based on budget tracking and forecasting to Director.
- Assists department management in the fitness equipment life
cycle costing program to ensure capital and non-capital
fitness-related equipment are repaired and replaced per industry
standards and guidelines.
- Collaborates with department staff, campus partners, and local
community entities in providing a variety of fitness-related
programs for the campus community.
- Provides fitness program-related reports on a weekly, monthly,
and annual basis.
- Assists in department strategic planning.
- Attends seminars and conferences to maintain program and
professional development; earns continuing education units when
necessary, to maintain certification(s).
- Assists department management with the training and development
efforts for all part-time staff.
- Teach American Red Cross CPR/First Aid courses as needed.
- As assigned by Director, serves on appropriate committees at
the department, division, and university level as a champion for
Recreation & Wellness-related activities.
- Other comparable duties as assigned by the Director.
Bachelor's degree in health science, behavioral sciences,
kinesiology, exercise science, public health, or related field
program is required
1-2 years of experience working with college students required,
ideally in a student development or advising capacity.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knows the mission and goals of the Santos Manuel Student Union
and Recreation & Wellness department and commits to achieving
- Ensures Santos Manuel Student Union and Recreation &
Wellness customer service guidelines are met by all staff in the
- Ensures department guidelines are established and met by all
staff in the department.
Develops and maintains positive working relationships with CSUSB
faculty, staff, alumni, and community.
Licenses & Certifications:
Currently certified in nationally accredited certification
organization (e.g. National Strength & Conditioning
Association, American College of Sports Medicine, National Academy
of Sports Medicine)
- Must have strong English language skills and the ability to
read, write, and verbally communicate at a level appropriate to the
duties of the position.
- Ability to operate a personal computer, proficiency with
Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and ability
to learn and utilize new software programs.
- Ability to provide excellent customer service and work well
with part-time and full-time staff.
- Ability to take the initiative for additional projects and be
self-motivated to initiate interactions with guests.
- Ability to meet deadlines, work effectively in a dynamic
environment, and prioritize workload.
- Ability to manage information flow (including internal and
- Ability to initiate collaborative work with diverse students,
faculty, and staff.
- Ability to pay attention to detail and be accurate.
- Ability to demonstrate thoroughness, completeness, follow
through on presentation, and appearance of work.
- Demonstrated Experience in student program development, budget
management, and contract negotiations.
- Demonstrated ability to influence the creation, implementation,
and management of a balanced array of programs that reflect
students' interests and educational needs.
- Proven ability to assess program impact on student learning,
including the use of quantitative and qualitative data.
Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Cash option
Group Term Life/ Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Holidays & Personal Holiday
Vacation and Sick pay accruals
Educational Assistance Benefit is based on the availability of
State Disability Insurance
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
- Master's degree is preferred.
- Student supervision experience preferred.
- Health & well-being industry vocational training or
In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our
educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino
seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes
respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our
commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds,
and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in
the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community.
Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity
requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and
programs that further our understanding of individual and group
diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and
promote values that discourage intolerance and
The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and
incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including
student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing,
personnel training practices, research, community services, events,
and all other areas of university endeavor.
Dimensions of diversity shall include but are not limited to, the
following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation,
sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic
status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.
The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with
the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal
commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity
Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as
well as other members of the campus community to implement
effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this
position with Santos Manuel Student Union. Failure to
satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the
application status of applicants or the continued employment of
current Santos Manuel Student Union employees who apply for the
position. Fingerprinting is required for all employee and volunteer
positions that have direct contact with minor children.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants
for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national
origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical
condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran
To view full description and to apply, visit: https://www.csusb.edu