The deadline for applications is February 24, 2019
The Personal Fitness & Wellness Manager contributes to the departmental mission and vision by managing the day-to-day operations of the personal training, small group training, fitness assessments, and massage therapy program at the University Recreation & Wellness Center in Minneapolis and St. Paul Gymnasium. This position reports to the Director of Fitness & Wellness and works collaboratively with part-time and full-time staff to provide education and wellness services while creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. Hours of work are 9:00am to 5:30pm, with some variability to include nights and weekends.
*The starting salary for this position is $43,000.
Management / Administrative (70%)
Manage day-to-day operations of a comprehensive personal training program including fitness assessment offerings such as Bod Pod®, Functional Movement Screenings, and other physiological and biometric assessments.
Responsible for the supervision of 30-35 personal fitness and wellness staff; including personal trainers, massage therapists and lead student wellness staff.
Provide on-going development opportunities and training (i.e. conferences and certifications) for all supervised staff as it relates to their field of expertise and job duties.
Collaborate with University entities and external University partners to advance fitness and wellness and department initiatives (i.e. biometric screenings, FitFest, Employee Wellness Program, etc.).
Evaluate, plan, and execute programmatic efforts to add or improve upon wellness services; Maintain statistical data and participation records related to personal wellness services.
Responsible for working with Marketing Team on implementation of marketing plan as well as on-going and post-program evaluation.
Provide purchase recommendations and needs to the Director of Fitness & Wellness for massage therapy, small group training, fitness assessments, and personal training.
Communicate with interdepartmental areas essential in effective administration of fitness and wellness programs and services.
Coordinate a diverse group of 8-12 small group training programs, specialty programming, and massage therapy services while evaluating national/campus trends and needs. Establish program goals; evaluate and implement recommendations for improvements.
Coordinate the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Exam Prep Course.
Assist with fitness and wellness-related special events (i.e. health fairs, lifestyle and biometric screenings, Tri-U-Mah).
Department / University Involvement (5%):
Present health and wellness-related information to the university community as requested.
Attend department meetings and serve on Department/University committee(s) as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science or a related field and 2 years’ experience working in a health / fitness facility or a combination of related education and work experience to equal six years; national fitness / health certification may substitute for years of experience
At least 1 year of supervisory experience for full-time or part-time staff
At least 2 years of supervisory experience for full-time or part-time staff
Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science or related field
2 -3 years’ experience in campus recreation setting, including displayed evidence of supervisory experience (graduate assistantship acceptable)
NCCA accredited certification such as ACSM, ACE, NASM, or NSCA Certification.
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
About University Recreation & Wellness, University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a classic Big Ten campus located in the heart of the Minneapolis-St.Paul metropolitan area. The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most prestigious. It is both the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and the state's primary research university, with faculty of national and international reputation.