The Coordinator, Fitness and Wellness is responsible for developing, directing, and administering services that involve direct interaction with students and the UHCL community, as well as enhancing the academic and learning experiences outside of the classroom. Provides leadership, oversight, and empowers professional and student staff to develop and foster fitness/wellness programs to promote student learning, development, and success. Responsible for the creation and implementation of a comprehensive fitness and wellness program including, but not limited to: personal training (both individual, small group, and boot camp formats), group fitness classes (yoga, Zumba, strength, core, toning, etc.), educational components (health/wellness fairs, special events, social media, poster series, video series, etc.), and wellness programming (faculty/staff wellness, educational opportunities, mind/body wellness, healthy living, etc.). Oversees the fitness program including student staff (program assistants, personal trainers, and group fitness instructors), contract staff (group fitness instructors as needed), graduate and undergraduate interns, potential graduate assistants. Oversees equipment related to fitness and wellness, not including general use fitness equipment.
Recruits, hires, schedules, trains, supervises, mentors and evaluates fitness and wellness graduate assistants, program assistants, interns and other student employees.
Provides leadership, direction and oversight for Wellness Initiatives and Programs, Personal Training, Group Fitness, Small Group Training, Fitness Assessment Center, and Fitness Areas.
Conducts monthly staff meetings and provide continual training for Fitness and Wellness employees. Teaches, leads and implements training courses to certify and educate group fitness instructors, small group training coaches, and personal trainers based on accredited curriculum.
Provides leadership and direction in equipment purchases, replacement management, and long term planning. Assists in developing equipment specifications and assists Asst. Director for Campus Recreation and Wellness with equipment ordering and replacement.
Develops, coordinates and manages Fitness and Wellness marketing plans in conjunction with the Graduate Assistant for Marketing. Approves and assists in the design of Fitness and Wellness informational flyers, bulletin boards, incentive programs and special events. Updates and gives input on the Fitness and Wellness Program web pages.
Maintains records, prepares and analyzes statistical reports, evaluations, participation surveys, and program manuals. In conjunction with the Asst. Director for Campus Recreation and Wellness and the Coordinator for Business and Member Services, determines program fiscal needs and prepare budget recommendations.
Evaluates Fitness Programs, rules and policies through participant evaluations and staff input. Completes monthly report responsibilities and attend weekly Fitness Program meetings and Department meetings.
Approves Time & Labor payroll (daily/weekly) for Fitness and Wellness employees.
Serves on University, Divisional or Departmental committees as requested.
Provides feedback to regarding the safety of programs, equipment and facilities. Conducts daily observations on use said equipment and facilities. Immediately reports safety concerns to the Assistant Director for Campus Recreation and Wellness.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Minimum of two years of relevant experience.
Knowledge of group fitness instruction for multiple group fitness offerings.
Ability to hire, train, schedule, and develop student staff related to fitness and wellness programming (personal training, group fitness instructors).
Ability to research and administer fitness initiatives, advancements, certifications, trainings, etc. related to personal training, group fitness, wellness education, healthy living, mind/body development.
Working knowledge of various computer software needed to perform above duties (Microsoft Office Suite, web-based fitness software, PeopleSoft (university payroll system).
Ability to create and coordinate special events related to fitness/wellness.
Master’s degree in a related field.
Experience in group fitness and small group training programming.
Experience in fitness operations in a campus recreation setting.
Demonstrated experience teaching/instructing fitness classes, and instructor trainings.
Nationally recognized certification (PTA Global, ACSM, ACE, AFAA, NSCA, NASM, American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED) in Group Fitness, Personal Training and/or Specialized Group Fitness/Small Group Training Certifications.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time position with benefits. Salary range is $3,064.90 - $3,984.37 per month commensurate with qualifications and experience. Background check required. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume. Applications only accepted online through the Job Opportunities site.
Internal Number: 01015512
About University of Houston-Clear Lake
Nestled on a 524-acre wildlife and nature preserve, University of Houston-Clear Lake has become a cornerstone of higher education along the upper Gulf Coast of Texas. Since opening its doors in 1974, the university has awarded more than 53,000 degrees. UH-Clear Lake emphasizes high academic standards through teaching, research and community service and delivers outstanding educational opportunities in a traditional classroom setting using the latest instructional technologies, as well as cutting-edge distance learning.
The Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness is new to the UHCL campus and will be expanding current facilities and programming opportunities moving forward. A new Campus Recreation and Wellness facility is in construction is scheduled to be completed summer 2018.