The position reports to the Department of Physical Education & Recreation (PE & Rec) Assistant Director of Fitness and is a member of the Student Supervisory and Student Development Teams.
The person in this position is responsible for providing leadership and management for recreational fitness programs including personal training, small group training, Webfoot CrossFit and special events. These responsibilities include program planning, event administration, budget management, facilities and equipment oversight, participation data analysis and assessment.
This position supervises approximately 60 part-time student employees, including programming staff and weight room attendants. These responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling, evaluation and development. This person in this position will lead by example and maintain the highest ethical standards within the department and the university, as well as collaborate and maintain effective relationships with departmental and campus partners.
Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Recreation Administration, Sports Management, Physical Education or related field
Two (2) years of experience leading fitness programs, including personal training.
Two (2) years of experience supervision experience, including hiring, training, and evaluation.
Nationally recognized personal training certification, such as ACSM, ACE or NSCA.
Commitment to, experience with, and/or ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from a variety of diverse backgrounds in support of a welcoming and inclusive environment.
CPR, AED and First Aid certification or the ability to obtain in a timely manner.
Required Professional Competencies
Articulate oral and written communication skills.
Proficiency with software applications for email, word processing, scheduling and reporting
Work experience in a higher education environment and understanding of comprehensive university fitness programs, operations and services.
Proficiency performing fitness assessments and one-on-one personal fitness sessions.
Evidence of knowledge and experience with CrossFit programming, such as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification or the ability to obtain in a timely manner.
Demonstrated customer service experience.
Evidence of leadership experience and/or commitment to student learning and development.
Proficiency with InnoSoft Fusion, Recreation Management Software.
About University of Oregon Department of Physical Education and Recreation
The University of Oregon is the only Oregon University System member of the highly selective Association of American Universities (AAU) and is distinguished by the strength and breadth of its instructional and research programs as well as by its sense of community and diverse outreach activities. Located in Eugene, a vibrant city of about 140,000, UO enrolls 24,000 undergraduate and graduate stude...nts. The Student Recreation Center (SRC) is central to student life on campus. A major component of the SRC capital master plan was completed in 1999-2000 and most recently in January of 2015. The Department of Physical Education and Recreation is comprised of four primary areas, each headed by an Associate Director:
1. Recreation Programs (intramural sports, fitness, aquatics, rock wall, informal recreation, special programs & youth camps)
2. Physical Education (academic course curriculum)
3. Facilities, Operations and Services
4. Assessment, Development and Business Services
Physical Education & Recreation reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Life. Other units of Student LIfe include Dean of Students, Career Center, Counseling and Testing Center, Erb Memorial Union, Health Center, Holden Leadership Center, and Housing.
University of Oregon is one of the only large universities in the nation that administers a credit granting Physical Education curriculum within the administrative structure of campus recreation. Over 5,000 UO students take courses each term choosing from over 180 options. The Department of Physical Education and Recreation therefore provides a unique diversity of employment including both academic teaching and recreation leadership opportunities.
The University of Oregon has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multicultural competency. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups.