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Wellness Fitness Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Wellness Fitness Coordinator
Posting Number CSA00102P
Department USD-Wellness Center
Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion
Posting Text

Fitness Coordinator has full responsibility for the functional operations for the Wellness Center as it relates to fitness and wellness programming.

Responsibilities include oversight of all fitness programs, scheduling instructors and personal trainers, teaching group fitness classes and personal training as needed, mentoring part-time staff, incentive programs, and working with the Wellness Education program. This position will work in coordination with the Associate Director of the Wellness Center to administer all aspects of planning, implementation, and evaluation for all fitness and wellness related programming.
- Hire, train, supervise, develop and evaluate Group Fitness and Personal Training Staff
- Directly manage a comprehensive fitness and wellness program to include; Group fitness classes, personal training, wellness education, specialty programs, and Incentive programs
- Develop a curriculum based program to develop and prepare students for Personal Training Certification and Group Fitness Certification
- Prepare monthly and annual written communication such as participation, inventory, and statistical reports
- Create professional development opportunities for staff, including individual mentoring
- Assist with member retention
- Build strong partners on and off campus with other departments and vendors
- Assist in providing direction and oversight in accordance with the mission, student learning outcome, and goals of the department, divisional and University
- Schedule fitness certifications and workshops through national organizations and/or presenters
- Develop and implement continuing education and training for fitness staff
- Develop, implement, and manage all policies and procedures that fall with the programming area

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, Sport Management, or related field is preferred
Demonstrated fitness programming experience, preferably in a University or scholastic setting
Demonstrated experience supervising and mentoring fitness instructors
Demonstrated experience in conducting professional development training for fitness center staff
Demonstrated experience in fitness center operations to include equipment maintenance schedules
Demonstrated experience evaluating fitness program staff effectiveness
Demonstrated experience with assessment of fitness programming effectiveness
Demonstrated experience in fitness center client/customer relations
Demonstrated experience in assessing and managing risk in a fitness center environment
Demonstrated experience with conducting group and individual fitness instruction in a campus Wellness/Fitness Center environment
Must hold a current Certified Personal Trainer Certification (national accreditation) and certification in the areas of FirstAid/CPR/AED Instruction

Posting Date 01/19/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 02/12/2018
Advertised Salary $16.12 - $20.00/hour plus benefits
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires Weekends/Holidays
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