South Dakota State University Wellness Center is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Fitness Program Coordinator. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join us in August of 2018. This is a 12 month, full-time, benefit eligible position. This position is supervised by Shari Landmark, Recreation & Fitness Director.
SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can manage the operations of group fitness classes, aquatic programs (water aerobics and swimming lessons), personal training and incentive programs for students and members. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
Promote, manage, and market group exercise classes, aquatic programs, and personal training to students and members;
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate group exercise instructors, aquatic staff, and personal trainers;
Plan staff development, in-service programs, and continuing education workshops;
Perform fitness assessments, personal training sessions, conduct group exercise, and aquatic classes;
Coordinate and schedule programming for community members – special emphasis on retention of members;
Evaluate the delivery of programs and services to meet fiscal goals;
Oversee the safety and maintenance needs of the fitness floor equipment;
Support Wellness Center staff in daily operations.
Earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science, Health Promotion, Fitness, Human Performance, Kinesiology or related field by start date;
First Aid and CPR;
At least one year of experience in a related field;
Staff supervisisory experience;
Experience in group exercise instruction, aquatic programming, and/or personal program development;
Strong personal skills in planning, organizing, and completing projects with little supervision;
Effective oral and written communication skills;
Basic budget and advanced mathematical skills.
NCCA accredited certification in Personal Training and/or Group Exercise. (ACSM, NSCA, ACE, etc.) (can be completed within 3 months after the start date)
Water Safety Instructor (WSI certified) (can be completed within 3 months after the start date)
Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by July 20, 2018.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.
For questions on the position, contact Mariah Weber at 605.688.4585 or Mariah.Weber@sdstate.edu.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 11917
About SDSTATE Wellness Center
SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,500 students.
SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,100 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent parks and recreation system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 150,000.