Plan, administer, assess, and promote a comprehensive group fitness program that is aligned with industry standards at UT Arlington (a large and diverse university). TO APPLY: Applying for a staff job at U.T. Arlington is a two (2) step process. 1. Create an account or apply with Chronicle Vitae or Linkedin. 2. Apply for a specific job posting. Applicants must complete an online resume at https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/1820 with the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
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Ensure group exercise program is running at the highest level possible, create a positive impact for participants, and monitor development of the fitness instructor. Fill in as a substitute instructor for group fitness classes when required.
Create the group exercise schedule every Fall, Spring, and Summer with minimum of 40 classes to ensure maximum draw and usage, along with direct supervision of approximately 10-15 group fitness instructors. Must keep abreast of current research, trends, and best practices in the fitness industry.
Develop risk management policies to ensure safe and accessible spaces along with coordination of periodic in-service training.
Provide close supervision and mentorship of instructors, quality of classes being taught through evaluation, and cleanliness of facilities and equipment.
Maintains record of Continuing Education requirements for certifications and CPR/AED for group exercise instructors.
Management of ID Checkers for group exercise classes which provide constant monitoring for safety, counts, room usage, cleanliness, and a channel of communication for every class.
Answer phone calls and emails pertaining to fitness program and recruitment of new instructors.
Organize and instruct Fitness Instructor Training every Fall as recruitment tool for new instructors. Establish the University Recreation Center as a certification site for fitness instructors offering accredited certification and continuing education credits for students and community members through hosting AFAA annually.
Management of fitness operating budget while maintaining expenditures within budgetary restraints.
Design, implement, and manage instructional programs.
Performs other duties assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Exercise Science, or a related field and four years of professional experience, or a Master's degree in Recreation, Exercise Science, or a related field and two years of professional experience.
Preferred qualifications: The preferred candidate will also have a master’s degree and previous experience in programming, group fitness instruction, fitness assessment, and staff supervision. The Assistant Director of Fitness requires current certification in CPR/AED and one or more of the following: AFAA, ACE, Cooper, or equivalent.
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Able to plan, administer, assess, and promote a comprehensive group fitness program that is aligned with industry standards. Able to establish, revise, and enforce fitness policies and procedures and maintain accurate records.
Working Conditions: Working conditions include occasional traveling, irregular or flexible work hours, and/or other conditions unique to this position. Ability to operate University Vehicle.
Other requirements: Serve on University and divisional committees, if requested. Develop learning outcomes, assessment matrices and tools for continued program development. Conduct periodic assessment of each workshop, program and event. Provide special event planning specific to fitness programming, i.e., fitness presentations and demonstrations across campus for various events. Special event fund-raiser programming also includes one big event per semester, Cyclethon and Zumbathon. Coordinate with the Health Center to represent Campus Recreation at various health fairs.
Campus Recreation at the University of Texas at Arlington
provides recreational and leisure opportunities for students, faculty and staff through several areas: Informal Recreation, Intramural Sports, Fitness & Wellness, Sport Clubs, Adaptive Recreation, Aquatics and Spirit Groups. With over 38,000 students, UT Arlington is a diverse, growing, metropolitan university located in the heart of Dalla...s/Fort Worth.
The Maverick Activities Center is home to Campus Recreation and has nearly 4,000 visits daily during the fall and spring semester.