University of Alabama Recreation – Coordinator, Fitness Services
The University of Alabama
June 26, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Application Deadline: July 9, 2018
Method of Application: Visit UA’s employment website at http://jobs.ua.edu/ for more information and to apply. The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., plus some extended hours (nights and weekends)
Job Summary: The Coordinator of Fitness Services assists with management and execution of personal training services, fitness consultations and counseling, group exercise services, and incentive programs for all University Recreation facilities at the University of Alabama. Duties include recruitment and supervision of staff and/or student workers, planning and implementing a calendar of events, promoting programs and services, establishing short and long term goals and policies for programs, patron services and relations, managing equipment, and administrative tasks such as budgeting and accounting.
Job Duties: The Coordinator of Fitness Services is responsible for all administrative duties related to the professional management, development, and evaluation of approximately 40 part-time staff for fitness consultation, personal training, and exercise testing services that currently serves up to 400 clients at one time, and also assists the Manager, Fitness Services in providing leadership and professional management for comprehensive Group Exercise program, which delivers over one hundred group exercise classes per week with more than twenty fitness class formats at all UREC facilities.
Responsibilities include training student and non-student staff to work with individuals at various fitness levels and/or variety of medical issues; creating training programs that provide progressive development and continuing education for staff, including but not limited to specific training in anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, CPR/AED and EAP; and training staff on policies and procedures for client consultations, personal training, and fitness assessment/testing, to ensure that all functions of fitness testing and exercise lab programs and services, including consultations, counseling, and individual testing for University Recreation are carried out effectively. This position supports the Manager, Fitness Services in establishing, enforcing, and administering appropriate policies and procedures for all services and programs, as well as development of fitness programming with a focus on client/patron relations.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three (3) years of related experience in a university or corporate health/fitness setting; OR Master’s degree and one (1) year of experience in a university or corporate health/fitness setting.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must have valid, nationally recognized personal training and group exercise certifications from a National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited certifying organization, or be able to obtain a certification within three (3) months of hire date. CPR/First Aid certification or the ability to obtain within six (6) weeks of hire date. Valid U.S. driver's license required. Must be at least 21 years of age and have an acceptable motor vehicle report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Skills and Knowledge: Knowledge of strength training principles, training procedures, and exercise techniques; fitness testing and exercise lab programs and services, including consultations, counseling, and individual testing. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively multi-task. Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Health Promotion, Exercise Physiology or other health related field.
Internal Number: 506784
About The University of Alabama
University Recreation serves students and the greater University of Alabama community by providing opportunities to foster health and well-being, learning, leadership, and inclusion.