Campus Recreation and Wellness within the department of Student Life and Recreation of Adams State University is seeking a Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Wellness. This position will be responsible for working with student managers, students, group fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other campus recreation staff to develop and manage a quality and comprehensive fitness and wellness program. The GA is responsible for assisting in the development, and management of all group fitness, personal training, and wellness programming for Campus Recreation and Wellness. This position reports to the Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness.
Management and Supervision
Recruit, hire, train, and supervise a comprehensive staff of group fitness instructors and personal trainers
Supervise, mentor, and provide professional development trainings to the fitness leadership team including but limited to student instructors
Conduct evaluations and monitor performance of fitness employees
Administer and implement in-service trainings for fitness leadership team
Develop learning outcomes and conduct routine assessments of programming and staff
Assist in the management of fitness and wellness budget
Assist in the management of the Rex Fitness and Wellness Center
Maintain professional certifications as appropriate for job responsibilities and as a professional
Develop and manage all aspects of the fitness program including developing and implementing a full menu of services to include, but not limited to: Group exercise, Mind and Body, Personal Training, Fitness Assessment, etc.
Develop, market, and manage special events and programs to promote active healthy lifestyles based on current research
Assist in overseeing student instructors and personal training development program
Create and maintain beneficial collaborations with university departments and initiatives
Oversee the management of software used for personal training, nutritional consultations and fitness programs.
Utilize software for program registrations, membership management, and reporting
Assess campus satisfaction and effectiveness of fitness programs
Please send your cover letter/resume/references to: Jessicachacon@adams.edu
Bachelor’s degree preferably with a major in sports management, recreation administration, physical education, kinesiology/exercise science, or a related field
Willing to receive/has training and experience with teaching a variety of fitness class formats such as zumba, spin & sculpt, jump, core, HIIT, cardio dance, pilates, and yoga
Professional understanding of concepts of fitness and recreational activities and health education, as well as staff and student development
Sufficient working knowledge of anatomy, physiology and fitness principles for implementing a complete fitness program
Demonstrable ability to do the following
Teach a variety of fitness class formats such as zumba, yoga, pilates, jump, core, cardio dance, etc.
Oversee and mentor student employees and fitness instructors
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
Work varying hours including early mornings, late evenings and weekends
Additional Salary Information: $10,000 Stipend and Tuition Discount
Adams State University is located in the beautiful San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. We are surrounded in a 360 degree radius of mountain ranges, have a few home 14'ers, mountain biking, rock climbing, snowboarding and beautiful places to run.
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