Under the supervision and direction of the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Fitness and Wellness, the Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness will serve on a team responsible for the daily operation and management of Group Exercise, Personal Training, Instructional Classes, and Wellness Programming. Campus Recreation is a department within the division of Student Affairs that provides recreation and wellness programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: IM Building, McCoy Natatorium, Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, Tennis Center, White Building, Hepper Fitness Center, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs, and Intramural Sports. Campus Recreation is comprised of 53 full-time staff and more than 900 student staff members.
Job responsibilities include:
Program management and daily oversight of group exercise and instructional programs
Program development and assessment of existing and new program initiatives
Supervision and direction to approximately 80-100 part time student staff
Engaging students to increase participation in group exercise, small group training, fitness related special events, and instructional programs
Mentoring and coaching student staff members in a co-curricular learning environment
Delivery of risk management protocols and practices
Assistance in the preparation of semester and annual reports and assessment of participation trends to adjust programming
Monitor and maintain inventory, budgets and monthly reports
Manage all facets of the hiring process, audit/review and submit bi-weekly payroll and wage projections
Group exercise, martial arts, instructional and personal training are part of a comprehensive fitness and wellness program offered within Campus Recreation at Penn State. The Fitness and Wellness program runs in multiple on-campus locations at two main facility sites daily. Programs are hosted in a variety of rooms within the White Building and the Intramural building including a 3000 sf Yoga studio, one-2500 sf specialty studio, five-3000 sf fully equipped multi-purpose rooms, and two cycling studios each complete with 30 cycles. Programs occur daily between the hours of 6:30am and 9:00pm.
This position typically requires a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Kinesiology, recreation or sport management, physical education, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of collegiate fitness and wellness programs including group exercise, personal training, small group training, instructional classes and wellness programming as demonstrated through experience in a collegiate setting is a must. National certification from ACE, AFAA, and/or ACSM is required. Candidates must have the ability to teach multiple group exercise formats and be able to train novice instructors how to lead group exercise classes. Current CPR, AED and First Aid certification is required. Work schedule will include some evening and weekend hours.
Successful applicants must have experience teaching several group exercise formats such as: interval and circuit, indoor cycling, barre, pilates, water, dance and strength classes, and have command of music, class breakdown, motivating and leading groups. Experience with yoga-based formats, meditation, and wellness programming is preferred.
This position requires independent work on assignments, while reviewing progress and updating the Assistant Director as appropriate. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication (oral and written) skills are essential. Must be able to manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines. Attention to detail and good judgment are vital requirements. The successful candidate will have the willingness to lead and work in a team-based environment as well as an eagerness to support and engage with all departmental and Student Affairs initiatives and efforts. All staff members are required to take initiative and have flexibility to adapt to shifting workload demands. The ability to foster a positive climate among a diverse group of staff, student employees and participants is essential.
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through the Penn State Jobs website using this link, https://psu.jobs/job/85034.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 85034
About The Pennsylvania State University
Campus Recreation is a department within the division of Student Affairs that provides recreation and wellness programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: IM Building, McCoy Natatorium, Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, Tennis Center, White Building, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs, and Intramural Sports. Campus Recreation is comprised of 53 full-time staff and more than 900 student staff members.
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