University of Houston - Instructional (Graduate) Assistant – Fitness
University of Houston
February 19, 2018
Starting at 1500.00
Part Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Graduate Assistant - Fitness Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Fitness Coordinator, the Fitness Instructional Assistant will serve on the Fitness Leadership team to ensure effective operation of the Fitness programs. The Fitness Instructional Assistant will provide primary oversight of the Group Fitness program and all of its constituents as well as assist in the Personal training program and fitness zone operations. This includes the implementation of Fitness incentive programs and special events. Additional responsibilities may be assigned to maximize the experience for the instructional assistant.
General Job Responsibilities:
Group Fitness/Personal Training
Assist in management of human resources for the Group Fitness and Personal Training program, including the recruitment, interviewing, hiring, training and evaluating of up to 20 – 50 fitness professionals (group fitness instructors and personal trainers)
Assist in leading monthly in-service meetings for Group Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers
Create the group fitness schedule for fall and spring semesters, as well as interim and/or summer schedules
Assign all clients to personal trainers
Coordinate certification, licensing, and continuing education opportunities for fitness professionals
Be informed of fitness trends to implement group fitness and training formats that are relevant and effective for a diverse campus culture
Have the ability to instruct a variety of group fitness formats and train multiple levels of clientele
Assist in the instruction of the ACE Certification preparatory courses
Maintain Group Fitness and Personal Training equipment inventory
Maintain a clean and safe exercise environment in group fitness and personal training spaces
Assist with the maintenance of the Group Fitness and Personal Training budget
Contribute to the evaluation of fitness professionals
Assist the fitness leadership team in the administration in all five pillars of operation (open recreation, personal training, group fitness, certification/education programs, and special event/partnerships)
Work occasional night and weekend hours as required
Create and implement incentive-based programs for Campus Recreation participants
Create and implement incentive-based programs for Fitness Professionals
Organize and implement Fitness-based special events for Campus Recreation participants
Coordinate with the departmental Special Events committee to facilitate participation from Fitness staff
Attend all mandatory departmental and divisional in-services and events
Actively participate in at least one departmentally-assigned committee
Support departmental trainings and events and maintain positive working relationships
Other duties as assigned
Position Prerequisites and Requirements
Must be scheduled to graduate and receive a 4 year degree from a college or university with a related major.
Must obtain First Aid/CPR/AED certification before employment begins
Hold a nationally recognized group fitness certification or licensure as well as a NCCA personal training certification (e.g. ACSM, NSCA, NASM, ACE, or NCSF)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to research and find evidence based practices in relation to health and fitness guidelines
Ability to learn related software, including but not limited to; Fusion, Connect2, When2Work, etc..)
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Ability to handle situations tactfully, fair, efficient and friendly when dealing with clients, patrons, and co-workers
Make quick and accurate decisions
Possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
Employment is scheduled to begin on July 9th, 2018
Admission into University of Houston’s graduate program is directly related to the graduate assistantship position
It is highly recommended that all applicants apply to their desired graduate program at the University of Houston prior to applying for this Graduate Assistant
Applicants should be aware that this Graduate Assistantship is for two academic years
$1,500 monthly stipend for all responsibilities, eligible for merit increase in 2nd year
10 month position (Summer employment available based on need and funding)
In-state Tuition Waiver will be provided. NOTE: Student will still be responsible for tuition cost and associated fees.
University medical health benefits
Travel/Professional Development allowance
Required application materials: cover letter, resume, transcript, GRE scores, and a list of professional references. All applications must be sent via email to the following: Joseph Secrest, Fitness Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. This posting will remain open until filled.
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