The Group Exercise Coordinator assists the Associate Director for Fitness & Sports Programs with the daily operations of the Syracuse University Fitness program for both small and large-scale group exercise classes. This role will provide a diverse array of classes, educational workshops, and specialty programming to engage a broad spectrum of students and members of the university community. The Coordinator has personnel management responsibilities that include the training, development and daily supervision of approximately 35-40 group exercise instructors. The Group Exercise Coordinator will establish relationships and collaborate with other departments throughout the University to enhance group exercise class marketing efforts, participant attendance incentives and instructional programs specific to recruiting and training group exercise instructors.
• Manage Group Exercise programs including recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating 35 – 40 instructors.
• Scheduling classes, managing patron class registrations and marketing programs.
• Develop and oversee Group Exercise incentive program.
• Teach classes as needed.
• Create and implement ongoing training/ professional development for new and returning group exercise instructors, including organizing in services and certification workshops.
• Work collaboratively with other service units within Barnes Center to facilitate and manage group exercise class attendance, create and market incentives to encourage class participation.
• Collect data and conduct program assessment for all drop in and pre-registration group exercise class programming.
• Process payroll for Group Exercise staff and purchase and maintain Group Exercise equipment.
• Bachelor’s degree in recreation, sports management, kinesiology, human development or other relevant field required, Master’s degree preferred.
• Current Group Exercise Instructor certification from a nationally recognized fitness organization such as the AFAA, NSCA or ACSM or comparable certification required.
• Current Personal Training certification preferred.
• Demonstrated success in training and supervision of multiple part time staff in utilizing best practices for customer service.
• Demonstrated pursuit of personal professional development through participation in a national industry association or organization.
• Minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience with group exercise/personal training program in university setting is required.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, proficient computer skills, ability to use sound management principles, and work effectively with diverse individuals.
• Ability to teach a variety of class formats on an as needed basis.
• Possess a current First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
Only applications submitted through the Syracuse University jobs web site will be considered. In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter for consideration on sujobopps.com.
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