Knowledge and Abilities: Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the program to which assigned; general knowledge of the methods and problems of organizational and program management. General knowledge of research and interview techniques; and of the principles of individual and group behavior.
Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements; obtain factual and interpretative information through interviews; reason logically; collect, compile, analyze and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on these data; advise students individually and in groups on routine matters where required; recognize multicultural, multisexed and multi-aged value systems and work accordingly; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, CSU administrators, student organizations, private and public agencies and others in committee work, and student advising and community contacts; and, rapidly acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the campus to which assigned. Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas. Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas.
Experience: Possession of these knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of two years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience
Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Environmental and/or Physical Requirements and/or Special Working Conditions: Duties take place mostly in an office setting or in fitness/recreation spaces, with primary locations at the Mashouf Wellness Center (Student Services Building, Gymnasium, and Burk Hall prior to opening). Ability to: succeed in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment; work variable nights, weekends and/or holidays, on-campus or off-site, indoors and outdoors, depending upon work conditions and demands, including an occasional overnight stay; use computers and other communication tools for extended periods of time; and competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and campus community.
- First Aid/CPR/AED Certification.
- National Fitness Training Certification for Group Exercise and/or Personal Training from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), or equivalent within three (3) months of hire.
- Preferred Certification: First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification; Wellness Coach or Health Coach Certification.
- Master’s Degree in Sports Management, Recreation, Exercise Science, or a related field;
- Understanding of the application of student development concepts, including principles of individual and group behavior, and advising students individually and in groups on routine matters;
- Experience with developing and promoting programs and services within area of oversight through a lens of social justice, sustainability, accessibility, and non-traditional as well as traditional programming;
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Strategic Values and Core Competencies for NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, and SF State’s Strategic Plan values;
- Experience hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, evaluating, and developing employees;
- Experience supervising college students in a college campus setting;
- Experience with new program and service development and implementation;
- Experience overseeing a fitness or wellness program including creating and coordinating group fitness classes, particularly in a college environment;
- Experience overseeing certification prep courses for fitness instruction or personal training;
- Experience overseeing a wellness education program and delivering educational workshops;
- Experience overseeing a massage therapy program;
- Experience overseeing care, maintenance, cleanliness, and layout of fitness equipment;
- Experience recommending purchases of fitness equipment, supplies, and materials needed for fitness and wellness program operations;
- Demonstrated technology, software, and hardware skills including the use of Microsoft Office, email and the internet;
- Experience providing high quality customer service, and contributing to a positive, friendly, work and wellness environment; and
- Oversee daily operations of fitness areas including staff, registrations, and equipment and facility upkeep;
- Develop and administer Fitness & Wellness Program Areas including, but not limited to, hiring and supervising staff (fitness floor staff, personal trainers, massage therapists), coordinating services and events, and working with Facilities staff and vendors assigned to maintain fitness, strength, and cardio equipment;
- Instruct, train, and certify in fitness-related areas, in support of the department’s and University’s goals for health and well-being;
- Work effectively with students who have a variety of skill and experience levels, and who will be working in various levels, from entry to program management levels;
- Plan and implement semester fitness class schedules including a variety of classes such as yoga, strength, dance, fitness, cycling, kickboxing, etc.;
- Recognize multicultural, multisexed, and multi-aged value systems and work with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members;
- Rapidly acquire general knowledge of overall operation and functions of the fitness and wellness program areas;
- Develop and implement policies and procedures that ensure safe instruction and risk management;
- Assess the safety, risk management, and environmental needs as applied to the fitness and wellness programs within the department;
- Use initiative and resourcefulness in planning and implementing short and long-range improvements;
- Collect and evaluate data and make presentations based on these data;
- Respond positively to feedback and support efforts for improvement;
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; and
- Work independently and as part of a team.
BENEFITS SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.
We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit an online application on the SF STATE CAREERS WEBSITE: http://hr.sfsu.edu/Employment_HRMS/employment/jobs
First date of review January 18, 2017; Open Until Filled.