Purpose of Position: This position provides dynamic guidance and leadership to the Health & Fitness Lab in the area of fitness services, group fitness, personal training and instructional classes. Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Health & Fitness, the Fitness Coordinator will have direct oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Fitness Center, including staffing and supervision, and maintenance of equipment.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary of this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs. Coordinate, conduct and promote a diverse and accessible schedule of group fitness classes and instructional programs for all populations, abilities and fitness levels.
Assist with daily operations of the Health & Fitness Lab including maintaining a regular schedule for fitness services, including fitness assessments, exercise prescription, body composition assessments and individual consultations.
Coordinate and conduct fitness programs and events for WKU students.
Coordinate, develop and maintain promotional materials, website, and social media content.
Teach a minimum of two group fitness classes each week, and fill-in for instructors as needed.
Directly supervise the fitness center operations and regularly communicate with the Assistant Director, Health & Fitness about maintenance issues, equipment needs, supplies, and any other relevant information.
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate Graduate Assistant(s) to assist with group fitness, personal training, fitness center, fitness services and instructional programs.
Actively recruit, hire, train, and evaluate the group fitness, personal trainers, fitness center attendants, equipment technicians, fitness service providers (“Lab Assistants”) and instructional staff.
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate practicum, internship students and employees to assist with group fitness, fitness programs/facilities and instructional programs.
Develop and manage all fitness staff (fitness center, lab assistants, group fitness instructors, and personal trainers) schedules, disciplinary issues and payroll.
Responsible for the inventory and maintenance of all fitness equipment in the dance studio, personal training studio, fitness center and Health & Fitness Lab.
Act as a resource person for students, faculty and staff for all relevant and up to date fitness and exercise materials and literature.
Coordinate and host professional fitness certifications and workshops (AFAA, YogaFit, ACE, etc…) throughout the year.
Independently seek out relevant professional development opportunities.
Initiate timely and necessary communication with the Assistant Director, Health & Fitness on any relevant issues.
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist staff in exercise services.
Conduct Health & Fitness presentations as requested.
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Assistant Director, Health & Fitness.
Assist with necessary office duties as required.
Minimum Training and Experience Required:
Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Wellness or a related field.
One year of experience in recreation, athletics or fitness/wellness programs in higher education.
Group fitness instructor certification from a nationally recognized fitness organization i.e. AFAA, ACSM and be able to teach a variety of group fitness classes.
1-2 years of direct supervisory and management duties
Strong interpersonal, motivational, communication, and relational skills.
Experience conducting fitness assessments and providing fitness training services.
Excellent spoken and written business grammar. Note: Serving as a Graduate, Teaching, or Research Assistant will be considered as experience.
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
Basic website design and promotional skills.
Ability to effectively market and promote fitness programs and services.
Working knowledge of office equipment (copier, computers, fax, printers, etc.)
Active knowledge of current trends in the fitness profession.
Working knowledge of fitness equipment use and maintenance.
The ability to process multiple tasks and formulate decisions
Effective time management and organizational skills
The ability/willingness to confront personnel issues in a timely manner
A commitment to wellness and healthy lifestyle programming.
A personal commitment to health and fitness.
Performance Expectations: The duties and responsibilities of this position must be performed in a competent manner following general standards for responsibility, accountability, teamwork and customer service expected at the Coordinator level.
About Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Welcome to Western Kentucky University, home of the Hilltoppers! WKU has an enrollment of 21,100, is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of 60,600 and located approximately 110 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky and 65 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. U.S. Highway 31-W and Interstate 65 intersect with U.S. Highways 68 and 231 at Bowling Green, and the Cumberland and William H. Natcher parkways provide additional easy highway access to Bowling Green. Our hilltop campus is a place of beauty and friendliness. It embraces a proud heritage and a bold, ambitious future.
WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.
WKU is home to many highly ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs such as Journalism and Broadcasting, Education, Engineering, Business and our award winning speech and debate team. More than 20,000 students grace our campuses in Bowling Green, Glasgow, Owensboro and the Elizabethtown area. We a...lso send students each semester to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England and other students circumnavigate the globe with the Semester at Sea program just to name a few.
The Graduate School serves as a resource for prospective and current graduate students and as a liaison between students and faculty members of all graduate programs. We share information about and offer further direction for graduate study in more than 100 degree and certificate programs. Go beyond your bachelor's degree with the WKU Graduate School!
The mission of the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports is to provide quality programs, services, and facilities that will enhance each individual's opportunity for leisure, recreation, fitness, and wellness in relation to his or her overall personal development.