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The Group Exercise Coordinator is responsible for the administration and management of the group exercise program and related special events. This position encompasses a wide variety of personnel management, budget development and monitoring, facility operations, risk management, policy and procedures development, program administration, and program assessment and evaluation. This position directly supervises and provides leadership to the group exercise staff and reports to the Associate Director for Programs.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Group Exercise Training Programming:
Coordinate the execution of the group exercise program to be delivered to the university community.
Manage the registration process for the group exercise instructor training programming.
Collaborate with university partners to create and promote group exercise opportunities for students, faculty/staff, and Recreational Sports members.
Coordinate the delivery of off-campus group exercise classes and associated informational presentations.
Assist in implementing fitness related initiatives for the university community to encourage and foster healthy lifestyle choices.
Create and revise policies and procedures for the group exercise program.
Collaborate with Marketing to create promotional material for the group exercise program and related special events.
Establish appropriate campus and community pricing structure for services based on market analysis and projected revenue goals.
Staff Supervision and Development:
Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule, supervise, and evaluate group exercise instructors.
Create, implement, and manage a Fitness Instructor Training program for group.
Create an environment that promotes and facilitates student learning and development.
Actively participate in the student development program including new employee orientation, the annual employee training program, and on-going training sessions and in-services.
Regularly monitor staff time and verify payroll.
Provide an effective risk management plan for individuals participating in the group exercise classes.
Monitor participants and instructors to ensure exercise routines are in alignment with best practices and industry standards, including demonstrating knowledge of properly modifying exercise programs for high-risk participants.
Ensure all instructors obtain and maintain appropriate certifications required for their positional duties.
Schedule training/certification classes in First Aid and CPR/AED for employees.
Conduct regular risk management audits of facilities and equipment, and report work order needs to the Facilities Maintenance staff.
Program Promotion/Public Relations:
Assist with the development of strategies to publicize and promote group exercise programs.
Actively participate in the promotion of the group exercise program by staffing outreach events.
Develop and manage annual budgets for the group exercise program.
Identify, implement, and utilize appropriate assessment and program evaluation strategies to inform policy and procedural decision-making, and resource allocation.
Conduct regular equipment inventories and research new equipment and other resources following established procurement guidelines.
Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, in-service education sessions, and other divisional or departmental meetings
Participate in other Division of Student Affairs initiatives, programs, and committees as required
Collaborate with other university departments in support of the university’s academic mission
Assist in the overall operation of the department by providing input and completing assigned projects, annual goals and objectives, and annual reports
Maintain professional skill sets and certifications as appropriate for job responsibilities and as a campus recreation professional
Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director for Programs
Master's degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Recreation or related field
Two years of experience working in university/college recreational setting (Graduate Assistant experience can be accepted)
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
Group Exercise Instruction certification by ACE, ACSM, AFAA, or equivalent
Knowledge of current practices and standards in group exercise programming
Demonstrated experience in the creation and instruction of group exercise classes
Ability to take initiative, problem solve, and meet deadlines
Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Ability to lift and handle physical equipment set-ups for various activities
First Aid, CPR/AED Instructor
Previous experience with software applications utilized for the administration of personal training related programming.
National Group Exercise Instructor certification by ACE, ACSM, AFAA, or equivalent
Position involves working some evenings and some weekends
Position is located in a non-smoking work area
Additional Salary Information: POSITION: This position is a full-time twelve-month University Academic Professional position. Position includes full VCU University Academic Professional benefits package – health insurance, tuition waiver and five (5) weeks’ vacation.