The primary purpose of the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator is to collaborate with the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness in the development, administration, and evaluation of a comprehensive fitness and wellness program for all members of the Emory community based on current research and fitness industry trends. The Fitness and Wellness Coordinator also assists the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness in the administration of Recreation and Wellness fitness programs as well as teaches assigned for-credit health and wellness classes within the general education requirement through the physical activity curriculum. This position has equal programmatic responsibilities at both the Woodruff Physical Education Center (WPEC) and the Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) recreational facilities.
Responsibilities include a wide variety of administrative and supervisory duties including, but not limited to, personnel management, fiscal management, strategic planning, professional and student development, risk management, facility management, marketing/promotions, rules and policy development. This position is a full-time, twelve-month, exempt professional staff member within the Department of Recreation and Wellness/Play Emory and reports to the Assistant director, fitness and wellness.
Job Functions and Responsibilities:
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION (40%)
Assist with the management of a comprehensive fitness program including, but not limited to, 4th floor fitness staff, group exercise, instructional classes, personal training, wellness coaching, wellness programming, fitness area orientation, special programs and educational workshops.
Direct oversight and management of an comprehensive and collaborative wellness program at the both the WPEC and SAAC including, but not limited to, hiring, training and supervision of a student staff, development and implementation of programs, workshops, wellness coaching and other events focused on physical activity, stress management and nutrition.
Create a personal presence at both the Woodruff Physical Education Center (WPEC) and the Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) recreational facilities.
Collaborate with cross campus partners to implement a holistic approach to wellness and wellness programs.
Assist in the development, implementation, and supervision of the Healthy Eagles Ambassadors Program.
Collaborate with Aquatics Coordinator to program CPR/AED/First Aid and other Safety classes for the Emory community. Develop, plan, implement and evaluate at least two (2) special events/programs per semester at each facility.
Develop and maintain all fitness and wellness bulletin boards in each facility.
Assist with the management of the Recreation and Wellness website.
Assist with the supervision of the student marketing team, and coordination of all marketing and social media for all fitness and wellness programs, as well as the department as a whole.
Compile and maintain semester statistical data for reporting (e.g. participation numbers, fitness studio equipment inventory, etc.).
Assist with the development of new initiatives and special events in order to meet the needs of the various target populations within the Emory community.
Develop and revise administrative policies and procedures within the areas of responsibility (e.g. fitness attendant and group exercise instructor handbooks and training).
Set learning outcomes and conduct comprehensive program assessments in specific areas of responsibility to inform fitness and wellness program development and implementation.
Serve as a department ranking staff member on duty for recreational programs; which includes, but is not limited to, serving as a first responder for emergency situations and providing emergency care, providing customer service, resolving conflicts and making decision and judgments regarding facility usage.
Provide input on departmental policy decisions and strategic planning.
Serve in an on-call function to support athletic and recreation facilities and programs.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends when necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT STAFFING & DEVELOPMENT (25%)
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, evaluate and actively mentor over (40) group exercise instructors and over (40) fitness student staff.
Staff and supervise all informal fitness areas and group fitness studios.
Instruct a for-credit physical education class within the general education requirement curriculum.
Provide managerial and leadership experiences in program operations; create and promote professional development opportunities.
Ensure proper training of fitness student staff in regards to the physical education academic curriculum requirements (Play Fusion Data Entry)
Develop and implement continuing education and training for fitness and wellness staff.
FACILITY MANAGEMENT (10%)
Oversight of all fitness areas including, but not limited, policy development and enforcement, staffing, inventory, and equipment purchasing.
Coordinate with the appropriate facilities management staff for the maintenance and purchasing of all fitness and wellness equipment as needed.
Responsible for documenting and reporting all fitness equipment issues, and coordinates with the equipment maintenance vendor to ensure all equipment issues are properly resolved.
Assist with informal recreation operations and drop in recreation patrons.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (10%)
Assist with the preparation, forecasting and monitoring of all annual income and expense budgets as it relates to the fitness and wellness program area.
Process and record all group fitness and instructional class pass purchases, review daily register reconciliation and submit to department business manager.
Create monthly reports showing revenue generated and costs accrued by group fitness classes and instructional classes.
Conduct and audit payroll procedures for all group fitness instructors and student fitness staff including undergraduate and graduate students, independent contractors and professional staff.
RISK MANAGEMENT (10%)
Assist with the establishment of risk management policies and trainings for all fitness areas, staff and programs.
Coordinate with appropriate staff to provide CPR/First Aid/AED certification courses for all fitness and wellness staff.
Coordinate and maintain proper certification and records of all fitness personnel.
Instruct CPR/First Aid/AED courses for internal student and professional staff to ensure policy compliance..
Active membership in a variety of on-campus, divisional and local committees, including the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). Serve on at least one committee, project team, or program within the Division of Campus Life and/or the University Community.
Publication in professional journals, conference presentations and/or representation in other Higher Education associations.
Attends all staff, department and division meetings as required.
Build strong partnerships on campus within Campus Life units, Human Resources, Blomeyer, Undergraduate and Graduate schools, Emory University affiliate organizations, and external vendors.
Establish the fitness and wellness program as a leader on campus and within the community for health and wellness through physical activity.
Provide leadership opportunities through physical activity to all Emory community members.
Participate in selected Division of Campus Life activities and committees.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in recreation, exercise science, exercise physiology, physical education, sports administration, public health or other related field. A minimum of one (1) years’ experience in fitness and wellness programming and facility management, preferably in a university setting. CPR, First Aid and AED certification required. Ability to obtain CPR, First Aid and AED Instructor Certification within 90 days of employment.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends when necessary. Knowledge of standard practices in recreational sports, exercise science and/or physical education. Demonstrated ability to be dynamic and self-motivated and ability to foster continuous process/quality improvement in the staff. The individual must enjoy participating in a collaborative work environment with student learning as the focus. Responsible for educating the community about our departmental offerings and being a leader on campus in health, wellness and fitness education. The successful candidate will promote and cultivate an environment that values inclusiveness and diversity, engage in evidence-based decision-making, and promote student development and learning.
A master’s degree from an accredited university in recreation, exercise science, exercise physiology, physical education, sports administration, public health or other related field. A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in fitness and wellness programming and facility management in a university setting. CPR/FA/AED instructor certification. National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and Registry of Certified Recreational Sports Professionals (RCRSP) member. Experience supervising fitness center staff, programming fitness activities and developing campus wide fitness initiatives and programs. Certification in at least one of the following: ACSM, NSCA, ACE, or AFAA.
Internal Number: 24730
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