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Fitness and Wellness Coordinator

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 22, 2024

Job Details

Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

Brown University Athletics is seeking candidates for Fitness and Wellness Coordinator. This position will be responsible for the daily administration, staffing, and programming of the Nelson Fitness Center and support the Fitness and Wellness Manager in special events, and programming in the Nelson Fitness Center and on the Brown University Campus. This role will assist the Fitness and Wellness Manager with development, implementation, promotion, safe operation, and evaluation of recreation/fitness services for students, faculty, staff, and recreation members, as well as special events hosted at the Nelson Fitness Center.

Job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordinate program operations and development for group fitness, personal training, and fitness partnerships across Brown undergraduate and faculty/staff groups and departments.

  • Assist with Financial Management of the Nelson Fitness Center Loft & Fitness Programs.

  • Assist the Fitness and Wellness Manager in designing and implementing a marketing schedule and outreach plan highlighting group fitness, personal training and recreation special events through social media, targeted outreach campaigns and campus partnerships;

  • Cultivate relationships across Brown University community to expand the reach and popularity of recreation and wellness programming and events.

Entry into the candidate pool requires the following:

  • Knowledge of business operations, financial operations, scheduling & facility operations, and risk management preferred.

  • Current certification from NSCA, NASM, ACE, or ACSM preferred.

  • Demonstrated expertise in current fitness and wellness programming trends including fitness testing, leading group fitness and/or personal training.

  • Experience with marketing and social media promotional campaign management. Website content management experience, helpful.

  • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and knowledge or experience with the complexities of diversity strategies in University Athletics & Recreation.

  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Sports Management, Kinesiology, Recreation, Administration, or a related field.

  • 1-2 years of related experience with progressive responsibility in fitness & collegiate recreation.

All division employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA and Ivy League rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the division are to be reported to the appropriate parties.

Employees in coaching positions are required to pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Test, maintain current AED/CPR & First Aid certification (certification is available at no cost through the Division), and attend all required divisional and/or NCAA training/education programs.

Background Check – Criminal, Education, DMV

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator


Athletics and Recreation


Grade 8

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Time Type:

Full time

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Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.


Brown University

Founded in 1764, Brown is a nonprofit leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.

The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. As a private, nonprofit institution, the University advances its mission through support from a community invested in Brown's commitment to advance knowledge and make a positive difference locally and globally.

Brown is a leading research university, where stellar faculty and student researchers deploy deep content knowledge to generate new discoveries on those issues and many more. What sets their work apart? Collectively, Brown's researchers are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact in the world.

Brown students and faculty are tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. Planning the next Mars landing site. Uncovering the locations of ancient civilizations. Advising world leaders on new political models. Exploring new frontiers in multimedia arts. In each of their intellectual endeavors, our scholars and researchers are uncommonly driven by the belief that their work must — and will — have an impact in their communities, in society and the world.

We are a learning community grounded in a commitment of respect for the diversity of viewpoints that is fundamentally essential to intellectual discovery. We encourage the right of all individuals to express ideas and perspectives — and we embrace the value of vigorous debate in pursuit of knowledge.

Providence, Rhode Island — Brown's home for more than two and a half centuries — is a vibrant place to live, work and study, a stimulating hub for innovation, and a city rich in cultural diversity. 

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