The Department of Wellness is now seeking an experienced professional to lead its Fitness team in the position of Assistant Director of Fitness at Oklahoma State University. Our fitness program is one of the largest in the country with over 110 group fitness classes offered per week and a personal training staff of over 35 trainers. Our facilities include more than 350,000 square feet including indoor/outdoor pools, cardio/fitness rooms, weight rooms, multipurpose rooms, performance studio, indoor track, climbing/bouldering walls and over 50 acres of outdoor sports field.
Our ideal candidate has a passion for providing exceptional customer service, experience in leading a large fitness program and staff to include Graduate Assistants, Weight Room and Cardio area attendants, Personal Trainers, and Group Fitness Instructors. Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years of related experience and previous experience in overseeing a large fitness program. The Assistant Director is responsible for direct supervision of Fitness Coordinator, and Two (2) Graduate Assistant of Fitness. Work schedule is generally M-F, 8-5 with some nights and weekends as needed.
Oversee the day to day operations of the Department of Wellness fitness program including Personal Training, Group Fitness, Specialty Small Group Training, and fitness specific special events.
Develop, plan, execute, and supervise all special programs and fitness specific events each year to include setting price points for various PT packages and registration for events.
Supervision to include hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluation of two (2) Graduate Assistants of Fitness, oversight of student personal trainers, group fitness instructors, and student fitness associates.
Facilitate all staff meetings and associated staff trainings.
Oversee the supervision of the weight training and cardio areas of both the Colvin Recreation Center and Seretean Wellness Center.
Facilitate the “Fitness on the Go” program ensuring that appropriate spaces are reserved, instructors are scheduled and have the right equipment, and follow-up on billing for the class.
Responsible for development and maintenance of annual operating budget for programs.
Purchase and maintain all equipment for programs.
Responsible for reserving space for classes, publication of schedules, dissemination of information to marketing.
Oversee the registration and instruction of personal training instruction courses. Create and develop training materials for all staff.
Organize and host continuing education workshops and on-site certification workshops.
Oversee entering of biweekly payroll for Fitness positions
Track unique participation, total participations in all programs.
Work in collaboration with the facility staff to ensure adequate cleaning schedules
Serve as the department contact for all fitness equipment vendors preparing specifications and purchasing bids for new cardio and strength equipment.
Train staff to perform fitness orientations on any piece of equipment on demand.
Work in conjunction with Associate Director and facility staff on fitness area layouts and make changes periodically.
Required Job Qualifications
Education: Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Recreation Management, Health Promotion or related field
Experience: Minimum of two (2) years professional, full-time experience administrating a large fitness program. Two years of a graduate assistantship will be considered equivalent to one year of professional experience.
Certifications: Current certifications in group exercise and/or personal training. Certification received through a national certifying agency (ACE, ACSM, AFAA, etc. .)
Preferred Job Qualifications
Education: Master's degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Recreation Management, Health Promotion or related field
Experience: 3-5 years professional, full-time experience administrating a fitness program housed within a collegiate recreational services setting strongly preferred. Previous experience supervising at least one full-time professional staff member. Current CPR/AED Instructor. Experience instructing a variety of fitness classes (e.g. Yoga, Zumba, Strength and Conditioning, Bootcamps, HIIT, Cycling, etc.) One or more specialty certifications (Les Mills, USAW, CSCS, Beachbody, Etc…) preferred. Experience developing a large budget dependent upon revenue generation. Experience supervising large staffs. A strong background in risk management especially as it relates to fitness and wellness programs is preferred. Experience working with fitness vendors and equipment purchasing. Involvement within NIRSA.
To Apply: To review the complete job description and application submission requirements, please visit: http://jobs.okstate.edu Requisition ID (req4085) position number (535061). A complete application includes a cover letter, a resume addressing all job qualifications, and three references. Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. However for guaranteed full consideration, application materials must be submitted by Nov. 10, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CST. If you have questions about the position or search process, please contact Matt Beck, Search Chair, at email@example.com or 405-744-6274.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Oklahoma State University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Oklahoma State University employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. Citizens. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For assistance with the application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Oklahoma State University is a Division I school with an enrollment of 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department of Wellness is a comprehensive health and wellness program for faculty, staff and students. Included are Indoor and Outdoor aquatics,Intramural Sports, over 35 Sport Clubs, Adpative Sports, Outdoor Adventure, FitFirst classes and Wellness programs. The Department of W...ellness Staff comprises over 60 full time staff members, and 16 graduate assistants. For more information please visit: http://wellness.okstate.edu/