Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Fitness Programs, the Fitness Coordinator will be responsible for the overall planning and coordination of a comprehensive fitness program including group exercise, personal training, strength and conditioning, fitness assessment, small and large group training, instructional programs (dance, youth and adult gymnastics), special events, and student development. Other job responsibilities include butare not limited to: supervising student staff; teaching for-credit courses (group exercise instruction, personal training instruction, activity courses); organizing programs, events and activities; promoting health and wellness for the campus community; developing new and improving existing fitness programs; and supporting all areas of Recreational Sports.
Applicants must apply through jobs.vt.edu.
Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Recreation or Sports Management, Physical Education, or related field; A minimum of one (1) certification in group exercise and/or personal training as recognized by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Accepted certifications include: ACSM, ACE, NSCA, NASM, or other meeting the same criteria. First Aid & CPR/AED Certifications; Demonstrated management experience of a comprehensive fitness program (relative GA experience will be considered).
Preferred: Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Recreation or Sports Management, Physical Education, or related field; American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Certification; Two or more specialty certifications (Les Mills, USAW, CSCS, RYT, ACE Specialty Certificate) ; Demonstrated experience in the advancement of diversity and inclusive programming; Demonstrated experience in supervising, leading, and evaluating fitness program staff; Knowledge and ability to effectively use technology systems that support fitness program management and sales.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience
The Department of Recreational Sports operates within the Division of Student Affairs. The Department maintains two recreation/wellness facilities: McComas Hall and War Memorial Hall. McComas Hall offers three basketball/volleyball courts, an eight-lane indoor swimming pool, a weight training and cardiovascular workout area, two fitness studios, spin studio, fitness assessment center, TRX and cor...e area, locker and shower facilities, equipment check out, an elevated jogging track, and a lounge area. The facility is also home to the Student Health and Counseling Centers. War Memorial Hall offers an indoor swimming pool and diving well, 6 basketball courts, 13 racquetball courts, 2 wallyball courts, a gymnastics room, locker and shower facilities, a handball court, a weight room, volleyball courts, a squash court, saunas, a dance/fitness room, and a multi-purpose room. The Department provides programs and services in open recreation, fitness, aquatics, instructional programs, intramural sports, sport clubs, outdoor recreation and special events. The Department also maintains the university tennis courts and golf course. For more information on the department, visit the Recreational Sports website: http://www.recsports.vt.edu. To learn more about the Division of Student Affairs visit www.dsa.vt.edu.