The Fitness Coordinator is responsible for the supervision and management of the Student Fitness Center and fitness/wellness programming on a daily basis within Campus Recreation. In addition, the Fitness Coordinator may assist in other campus recreation program/activities, etc. These programs could include, among others, intramural sports, outdoor pool, exercise classes, and outdoor adventure trips.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of one year experience in campus recreation, intramurals, outdoor programming or fitness. Experience in a higher education setting is strongly desired. Related work experience supervising a student worker staff is preferred. A Master’s degree is preferred. Must have strong skills in providing excellent customer service and demonstrate strong ethics. A valid driver’s license and safe driving history.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to maintain an effective relationship with students, faculty, and staff. Must have knowledge of policies and procedures and best practices for fitness center and campus recreation programs. Ability to effectively manage student workers. Must be able to organize, schedule, and implement activities to benefit the campus community. Strong skills in Microsoft Office.
Apply: Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.sc.gov and received by July 17, 2017. Receipt of individual applications not acknowledged. See position status at www.lander.edu/hr. Lander University is a tobacco-free campus. All final candidates are subject to successfully completing background requirements. The duties and responsibilities of this position require that all applicants be subject to the customary background review, including a credit report.
Lander University has been providing educational and cultural opportunities since its founding in 1872 as Williamston Female College in Williamston, S.C. The college moved to Greenwood, S.C., in 1904 and was renamed Lander in honor of its founder, Samuel Lander. It became part of the state system of higher education in 1973. Lander is now a coeducational, state-assisted, comprehensive, regional, f...our-year university with traditional liberal arts and science programs, and professional programs in business, education and nursing.
The city of Greenwood has a population of 23,000 with a county population exceeding 66,000. Greenwood is located in the Piedmont of western South Carolina, just 2-4 hours from the beautiful South Carolina beaches or the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Lander is situated on a wooded site of approximately 123 acres. In addition to six major buildings erected since 1973, campus improvements have included extensive renovations to a number of older facilities, new housing complexes, athletics fields and parking lots. Lander looks to the future with a new 10-year Campus Master Plan, beginning in 2011.
Enrollment is approximately 3,000 with a student body representing 29 states and 17 foreign countries. Minorities make up 33 percent of the student body; 67 percent of the student body is female and 33 percent is male. Campus residence halls accommodate approximately 1,100 students.
Lander has a student/faculty ratio of 17:1 with 138 full time faculty members, the majority of whom hold terminal degrees in their areas. Average class size is 22.
More than 60 areas of undergraduate study are offered, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with a concentration in art and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Montessori Education. Students benefit from the flexibility of online courses and distance learning. Three programs are offered completely online: the R.N. to B.S.N. completion option, the criminal justice management bachelor's degree and the health care management certificate. Through a consortium of public and private institutions, Lander offers courses and programs at the University Center of Greenville. Lander offers bachelor's degrees in Criminal Justice Management, sociology, sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice, and political science with an emphasis in public administration.
The College of Business and Public Affairs enrolls the largest number of undergraduate majors followed by the College of Education. Lander has an exceptionally strong science program, and more than 90 percent of those recommended to medical school in recent years have been accepted. Students in Lander's engineering dual degree program have a 100 percent acceptance rate at Clemson University. A leader in Montessori education in South Carolina, Lander is the only public university in the state offering a program leading to Montessori certification and one of two publicly funded universities in the nation to do so.
Lander University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lander University.
Varsity athletic teams have reaped honors at district and national levels, including 12 national championships in men's tennis. A member of the NCAA Division II, Lander plays in the Peach Belt Conference and fields teams in men's and women's basketball, soccer and tennis; men's baseball and golf; and women's softball, volleyball and golf. Lander also offers club sports that include equestrian, ultimate disc, rugby and volleyball teams, and it has an intramural program open to sports enthusiasts of all abilities.