NC State University is seeking an energetic, innovative, student-centered leader for the position of Coordinator, Fitness. We seek an individual with proven leadership experience capable of working as part of a fast-paced, results-oriented team. The candidate will empower student staff to create world-class wellness, recreation, and fitness programs, services, and facilities that promote and enhance student success inside and outside of the classroom. This position reports to the Assistant Director, Fitness.
The Coordinator, Fitness will provide leadership and manage an innovative and growing collegiate fitness program that includes personal training, strength and conditioning staff and fitness/wellness special events. The candidate will ensure all fitness programs and equipment operate within required risk management procedures and oversee the implementation of safety standards.
Specific responsibilities include:
Provide leadership and direct a personal training program that serves over 175 unique clients and more than 3,000 annual sessions. Independently manage day-to-day operations that include contacting and pairing clients, personal trainer evaluations, managing a fitness assessment center, equipment maintenance, repair, upgrade and replacement, and inventory control.
Develop, implement, and update standard operating procedures and guidelines. Responsible for supervision (hiring, disciplining, terminating, performance evaluations) of more than 30 student personal trainers, and program assistants (equivalent to more than 8 FTE). Facilitate training, mentoring and continuing education opportunities for staff.
Provide leadership and direct fitness centers and student strength and conditioning assistants. Independently manage day-to-day operations that include maintaining the appearance and condition of fitness centers, fitness equipment, and related support areas. Develop and lead training on fitness equipment, fitness space guidelines, enforcement procedures and departmental emergency action plan for all staff members.
Develop, implement, and update standard operating procedures and guidelines. Responsible for supervision (hiring, disciplining, terminating, performance evaluations) of more than 50 student strength and conditioning assistants and program assistants. (equivalent to more than 15 FTE). Facilitate training, mentoring and continuing education opportunities for staff. Provide expert on-site supervision of staff.
Assist with the development and administration of group fitness and wellness outreach areas, as needed.
Instruct a nationally accredited Personal Trainer Certification Course for potential personal trainers each semester.
Plan and assist in the implementation of special events, certification workshops, and conferences.
Research and apply current knowledge of strength and conditioning programming best practices.
Conduct regular program assessments to determine satisfaction levels and areas of improvement. Participate in overall departmental assessment planning and goal setting. Maintain statistical data on all program areas, which includes participation counts, demographics, and program evaluations.
Maintain a consistently friendly, clean, and safe working environment for staff and users.
Assist with the development and execution of marketing strategies for fitness programs, services, and special events.
Assist with the development and administration of fitness program budget.
Responsible for managing time and biweekly payroll for respective student staff.
Complete financial reports for the personal training program and events each semester.
Provide expert on-site supervision of staff.
Assist, as needed, in all required departmental functions.
Master’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology or a related field by date of hire.
At least two years of experience with fitness program planning and implementation including fitness assessments and program design. This may include a graduate assistantship.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, TRAINING/EDUCATION
Current American Red Cross CPR, AED and first aid instructor.
At least two years experience managing strength and conditioning spaces in a collegiate recreation environment. This may include a graduate assistantship.
DEPARTMENT REQUIRED SKILLS
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with initiative, critical and creative thinking.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate, develop partnerships and work effectively as a member of a fast-paced, results-oriented team.
Demonstrated knowledge of national trends and best practices in fitness and wellness programming.
Demonstrated knowledge of theories and practices in promoting student development and learning.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated experience organizing and developing leaders through practical application and learning.
Demonstrated success managing, supervising, and mentoring student employees.
Demonstrated integrity, ethics, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Commitment to promoting healthy, active lifestyles.
REQUIRED LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION
Nationally recognized personal training or strength and conditioning specialist certification from American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American Council of Exercise (ACE) or Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).
Applicants must apply online at NC State University Human Resources https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/111010 (Position 00062802) and should include cover letter, resume, and list three references.
Review of applicants will begin Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
If you have any questions, please contact Will Craig, Assistant Director, Fitness at email@example.com.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
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About NC State University
About NC State Wellness and Recreation:
NC State Wellness and Recreation empowers the Wolfpack community to thrive. Together, we explore and grow in these six elements of wellness: career, financial, physical, emotional, social and community.
We value movement and inspire behaviors that improve health and well-being. Our programs, services and facilities enhance academic success by assisting students in developing skills and resilience needed for college and beyond.
Wellness and Recreation Mission:
To inspire a culture of wellness by providing premier, innovative and inclusive programs, services and facilities that promote healthy, active lifestyles to enhance student success.
Wellness and Recreation Vision:
To inspire a thriving Wolfpack community.
About NC State University:
NC State is the preeminent research enterprise and the university of choice for accomplished, high-performing students from around the world. Our extensive partnerships with business, industry and government generate a unique culture of collaboration to address the grand challenges of society. Our cutting-edge, solution- driven research, technology and scholarship result in new ide...as, products and services. Our faculty, who are at the forefront of interdisciplinary innovation, lead extraordinary programs in learning and discovery. And as the leader in experiential education, we provide relevant opportunities for students to put learning into practice and develop personal and career-ready skills. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity.