Commensurate with Experience
Primary Work Schedule:
Monday through Friday 12:00pm – 8:30pm
Evening and weekend work required. Hours may vary based on
Unionized Position Code
The Fitness Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director for
Fitness Programs and assists with the daily operations of the
Barnes Center at The Arch Fitness programs. This position has
personnel management responsibilities that include assisting with
the training, development and daily supervision of approximately
65-70 staff, encompassing fitness instructors, fitness assistants
and fitness supervisors. This position will provide a diverse array
of classes, educational workshops, and specialty programming to
engage students and members of the university community. Variable
work schedule with evening and weekend work required.
- Bachelor’s Degree Required, Master’s degree preferred in
recreation administration, sport management, leisure studies,
physical education, kinesiology, or comparable degree.
- Current Group Exercise Instructor certification from a
nationally recognized fitness organization such as the NSCA, ACSM,
NASM, AFAA etc.
- Minimum 2 years experience in a group fitness/personal training
program in a collegiate recreation setting.
- Current Personal Training Certification preferred.
- Ability to teach a variety of class formats on an as needed
Job Specific Qualifications
Possess a current First Aid/ CPR / AED certification.
- Assist with managing daily operations of Fitness programs
including hiring, supervising and evaluating 65-70 instructors,
fitness assistants and fitness supervisors.
- Assist with scheduling classes, managing patron class
registrations and marketing programs. Assist with development of
Fitness participant incentive programs. Teach classes as
- Assist with developing and implementing staff trainings and
in-service programs. Manage and update data base of instructor
- Assist with processing payroll for Fitness staff and purchasing
and maintaining Fitness equipment.
- Work collaboratively with other service units within Barnes
Center to facilitate and manage exercise prescription program
- Assist with data collection and program assessment for all
Fitness programming and implementing professional development
opportunities for fitness area staff.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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