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The Department of Campus Recreation within the Division of Student Affairs at Utah State University seeks a positive, collaborative and dynamic individual to join our team as our Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness. Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Programs and Assessment, the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness is directly responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and daily operations of all aspects of the Utah State University Fitness and Wellness program. This individual will be a key team member of the Campus Recreation Department, which provides Aquatic Programs, Club Sports, Fitness/Wellness, Intramurals, Outdoor Pecreation, Special Events, Extramurals, and collaborative programs.
Provide leadership and direction while overseeing the development and operation of a diverse Fitness and Wellness program to include but limited to: group fitness classes, revenue generating personal training, nutrition coaching, mind/body, exercise prescription, strength and conditioning, special events, and wellness workshops
Implement new and innovative programs and/or services to remain current with industry-wide trends while meeting the demands of an active and growing student population
Compile, prepare, and maintain accurate participant and program data such as budget, participation numbers, injuries, and incident reports
Develop training manuals, workshops, and a comprehensive staff development program
Establish a vision and assess for program growth and development through systematic strategic planning and the implementation of short and long-term goals
Review and evaluate fitness policies and procedures to ensure that appropriate risk management precautions and procedures are in place and remain compliant with the requirements of the University
Responsible for inventory and maintaining Fitness and Wellness equipment within the Aggie Recreation Center and George Nelson Fieldhouse
Understand and represent the mission and vision of Utah State University Campus Recreation Department
Assist with the marketing and promotion of the Fitness and Wellness programs
Serves on departmental, university, and/or national committees
Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of one Graduate Assistant, Group Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, and other support staff
Conduct ongoing staff evaluations, monitor certifications, and conduct annual assessments of programming and student leaders
Coordinate and administer in-service trainings and/or workshops for the fitness team to ensure fitness staff is current and compliant with industry safety and instructional standards
Develop and implement an Instructor Training Program to provide new and existing staff members with standardized policies, procedures, and best practices in accordance with industry standards and University policies
Research, develop, monitor, and adhere to the Fitness and Wellness program budgets
Oversee program payroll, tracking, and approvals
Coordinate the purchasing of fitness equipment, supplies, and materials needs for program operations
Research & Assessment
Evaluate all Fitness and Wellness programs and services to determine overall effectiveness and satisfaction to decide on possible changes as deemed appropriate
Assist in the development and implementation of the Fitness and Wellness research and assessment agenda to include development of student and program learning outcomes
Prepare written communications such as monthly reports, annual reports, participation statistics, etc.
Actively participate on a variety of Aggie Recreation Center, Campus Recreation and University committees as assigned
Perform other duties as assigned
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a major in sports management, recreation administration, physical education, kinesiology/exercise science, business administration, or a related field.
Equivalent of two years full-time, professional level experience managing and developing Fitness and Wellness programs during which time the applicant has acquired and demonstrated the ability to perform the essential duties of the position.
Prior experience managing and supervising fitness instructors, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, or equivalent.
ACSM/ACE group exercise instructor certification, ACSM/ACE personal trainer certification, NSCA strength and condition certification, or equivalent specialty certifications recognized in the fitness industry
Demonstrate knowledge of the following:
Computer hardware/software operation
Principles of superior customer service
Demonstrate ability to do the following:
Interpret and apply university, Aggie Recreation Center, Campus Recreation, and USU rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Establish programmatic goals, facilitate change, and implement innovative programs and services
Oversee the work of others
Coordinate the timely completion of multiple tasks
Work independently under general supervision
Work as a part of a team to reach set goals
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Generate and follow verbal and written instructions
Provide excellent customer service
Adapt to changes in the work environment
Work effectively in a multicultural environment
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Work varying hours including early mornings, late evenings, and weekends
Master degree in related field preferred
Two or more years of professional experience developing Fitness and Wellness programming in a collegiate recreation setting
Experience instructing a variety of fitness classes (e.g. Yoga, Zumba, Strength and Conditioning, Bootcamps, HIIT, Cycling, etc.)
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Standard Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED and/or instructor certification
Active involvement within NIRSA – Leaders in Collegiate Recreation
Additional Salary Information: Full-Time Exempt w/excellent benefit package
Range of $43,000 - $47,000, commensurate with experience
The Department of Campus Recreation at Utah State University is housed in the Division of Student Affairs and is one of the most dynamic growing departments on campus. Home to 16 professional staff members, Campus Recreation strives to serve the students with top notch programs and services. With a brand new, state-of-the-art facility opened in November 2015, included three basketball courts, thr...ee levels of cardio and weight training, a climbing and bouldering wall, two sand volleyball courts, two outdoor basketball courts. The Aggie Legacy Field is 154,000 square feet of synthetic playable surface including two flag football fields, two softball fields, soccer field, rugby pitch, lacrosse field, and ultimate frisbee. Campus Recreation also manages the HPER Building and Fieldhouse which includes six racquetball courts, fiur basketball courts, two pools, weight training and cardio loft. This is an exciting time to join the Utah State University Campus Recreation team as we continue to grow our programs and develop our students into future leaders.