Reporting to the Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness the Coordinator of Fitness is responsible for management of a comprehensive collegiate fitness program to meet the needs of students, faculty and staff. The ideal candidate will develop, implement, and supervise programs to include but not limited to; group exercise, personal training, special programs, and management of wellness center. The successful candidate will be committed to student development by providing an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. The individual is responsible for hiring, training, evaluating staff for group exercise, personal trainers, wellness center staff, interns, and practicum students. Additionally the individual is responsible for coordinating marketing efforts for the fitness program, create appealing fitness packages, contribute to department business plan, and manage special incentive programs for both participants and staff. The candidate is expected to collaborate with university partners on campus healthy initiatives and serve as a resource to the surrounding community. The candidate serves as a key member in contributing to department’s strategic planning process. The position is expected to work 40 hours a week and be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Essential Responsibilities Include:
Program Organization and Execution (35%)
The Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness is responsible for all aspects of program development and execution. The individual is expected to make independent decisions for the benefit of the overall operation of Fitness and Wellness Programs. This position is expected to manage a comprehensive fitness and wellness program to include group exercise classes, personal raining, preventative maintenance, informal weight training, and workshops. This includes scheduling and coordination of group exercise classes. Work closely with the Coordinator of Informal Recreation and Eagle Ventures in management of the Fitness Center. Coordinate the purchasing and inventory for fitness and wellness equipment. The coordinator is responsible for programming to the diverse needs of the university. The coordinator is expected to contribute to the department annual report by compiling data on fitness and wellness programs to include assessing student learning outcomes and satisfactory evaluations.
Staff Recruitment, Coordination, Evaluation, and Development (35%)
The coordinator plays an essential role in the recruitment and retention of group exercise instructors and personal trainers. The coordinator is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, developing, and evaluating the fitness and wellness personnel with the necessary skills and competencies to lead fitness activities. Coordinate and conduct all trainings and meetings associated with fitness personnel. The coordinator is responsible for direct supervision of group exercise instructors, personal trainers, practicum students, and interns.
Risk Management and Facility Management (15%)
The coordinator significantly contributes to the development and implementation of practices to minimize risk in the fitness and wellness area. This individual will ensure staff and patrons adhere to the policies and procedures associated with the safety of the program. This person is responsible for ensuring all staff are training and adhere to the emergency action plan, equipment safety, personal safety, exercise safety, and accident and incident reporting. This person is required to maintain the appropriate fitness certifications.
Community Relationships (10%)
The coordinator will serve as a liaison with faculty, staff, and other departments within the university as well as serves on committees within and outside the university community as appropriate. The candidate is encouraged to make connections with university community to provide fitness and wellness programming to area youth, when appropriate.
Professional and Program Development (5%)
The coordinator is responsible for keeping up with trends in the industry. The coordinator will set program goals which are aligned with NCCU Campus Recreation mission and the division and university strategic plan. The coordinator is responsible for developing new and innovative recreational programs. The coordinator is responsible for keeping certification up to date.
Please do not apply through Bluefish. For complete consideration please complete a application by visiting the university human resources website. https://jobs.nccu.edu/postings/10375
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to professional and student development. A Bachelor Degree in Exercise Sports Science, Fitness Leadership, Recreation Management or related field is required. A minimum one year of professional experience ( two year graduate assistantship counts for one year) managing and supervising a fitness program required.. Current certifications from national recognized organization in group exercise and personal training, such as AFFA, ACSM, ACE
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
The preferred qualification for the position is a Master Degree in Exercise Sports science or related field. The ideal candidate will have experience in coordinating and teaching group exercise instructor course. Experience in a university setting.
About North Carolina Central University
The Division of Student Affairs fosters student growth and development. The Division of Student Affairs aids, directs and informs students about services and programs that will expand students’ educational experiences and prepare them for diverse lives in local and global communities. The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for many of the outside the classroom/off campus aspects of student life at NCCU, including student engagement and leadership; career services; student disability services; student leadership; residential life; student activities; student conduct; special programs and services; student health & counseling services and campus ministry.
Campus Recreation and Wellness provides a comprehensive co-curricular experience for North Carolina Central University Students. Housed in the Division of Student Affairs Campus Recreation and Wellness is committed to providing programming to enhance the student experience while encouraging healthy habits. In addition Campus Recreation and Wellness serves the university community in providing programs to support an active lifestyle on the campus. Campus Recreation and Wellness supports programming in competitive sports, fitness, aquatics, and informal recreation.