Group Fitness Coordinator
Commensurate with experience
10am – 6:30pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The Group Fitness Coordinator reports to and assists the Associate
Director for Fitness Programs with the daily operations of the
Syracuse University Fitness program, specific to small and
large-scale group fitness classes. This position has personnel
management responsibilities that include the training, development
and daily supervision of approximately 35-40 group fitness
instructors and 10 student fitness assistants. Program oversight
demands will vary to coincide with program schedule. The Group
Fitness Coordinator will establish relationships and collaborate
with other departments throughout the University to enhance group
fitness class marketing efforts, participant attendance incentives
and instructional programs specific to recruiting and training
group fitness instructors. This position will provide a diverse
array of classes, educational workshops, and specialty programming
to engage a broad spectrum of students and members of the
- Bachelor’s degree in recreation, sports management,
kinesiology, human development or other relevant field required,
Master’s degree preferred.
- Demonstrated success in training and supervision of multiple
part time staff utilizing best practices for customer service.
- Demonstrated pursuit of personal professional development
through participation in a national industry association or
- Two (2) plus years relevant professional experience with group
exercise/personal training program in university setting.
- Variable work schedule. Evening and weekend work required.
Primary work schedule during academic year is M-F
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, proficient
computer skills, ability to use sound management principles, and
work effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse
- Current Group Exercise Instructor certification from a
nationally recognized fitness organization such as the AFAA, NSCA
or ACSM or comparable certification.
- Current Personal Training certification preferred.
- Ability to teach a variety of class formats on an as needed
Job Specific Qualifications
Current First Aid/ CPR / AED certification
- Manage Group Fitness programs including recruiting, hiring,
training, scheduling, and
- evaluating 35 – 40 instructors and 10 student fitness
assistants. Includes scheduling classes, managing class
registrations and marketing programs.
- Develop and oversee Group Fitness incentive program. Teach
classes as needed. Provide evening coverage during academic year,
- Create and implement ongoing training/ professional development
for new and returning group fitness instructors, including
organizing in services and certification workshops.
- Work collaboratively with other service units within Barnes
Center to facilitate and manage group fitness class attendance,
create and market incentives to encourage class participation.
- Collect data and conduct program assessment for all drop in and
pre-registration group fitness class programming.
- Process payroll for Group Fitness staff and purchase and
maintain Group Fitness equipment.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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