GVSU Campus Recreation aims to be committed and welcoming to a culture of inclusion, in which we provide recreational programs and services that are accessible and adaptive to our community. Under the Division of Student Services, this position is responsible for leading Campus Recreation’s Fitness Program including Group Exercise, Personal Training Services and other programming supportive of student health and wellbeing. This is a full time position with benefits. The position reports to the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
Provide leadership and direction for Fitness programs under the umbrella of Fitness and Wellness Services.
Oversee group exercise and fitness services budget.
Assist Associate Director with student staffing budgets, operational budgets, departmental goals, retreats, marketing, data collection, assessment and other tasks as assigned.
Plan, implement, manage, and evaluate current programs, events, clinics, etc.
Recruit, interview, hire, train, and evaluate student employees and interns for the department of Campus Recreation.
Directly supervise, train and assess the professional development of graduate assistants and fitness staff by creating a student based learning environment.
Serve on Divisional and university committees and initiatives.
Maintain and update policies, procedures and training manuals.
Assist with annual reporting and maintain detailed records on programs, including records with confidential data.
Research and apply best practices related to Campus Recreation related to fitness and wellness initiatives.
Lead inclusive fitness and wellness programming efforts, based on needs of target populations, including beginner programs.
Collaborate strategically with colleagues in the development, implementation and evaluation of fitness programs, services, and special events to support the success of a diverse student population.
Support student recruitment and retention strategies through fitness and wellness programs and services.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in exercise science or a closely related field.
One or more of the following credentials: Certified Personal Trainer, Exercise Physiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from a nationally recognized organization.
The candidate must have demonstrated experience in recreational programs directly related to personal training, group exercise, or similar fitness and wellness related initiatives.
Strong knowledge of ACSM guidelines including exercise physiology, exercise testing, and programming is required.
The candidate must have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to collaborate, form partnerships, work effectively as a member of a goal-oriented team, and demonstrate an exceptional ability to build and maintain professional relationships.
The candidate will have demonstrated commitment to supporting student development, including creating student centered learning environments.
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.
Ability to communicate proficiently both verbally and in writing.
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
Master's Degree in Health Professions, Recreation, Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Sport Management, Higher Education or related fields.
Experience in higher education preferred.
Two years of supervisory experience.
Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu Include a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references. The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience
About Grand Valley State University
Our Mission is to enhance and engage the GVSU community by providing inclusive and diverse recreational opportunities that inspire participation, promote health and wellbeing, and encourage student development and success. Our offices are located in the Recreation Center on the Allendale campus. Our staff consists of seven full-time professionals, one graduate assistant, and over 120 undergraduate staff members.
Grand Valley State University is a public four year institution and has approximately 24,400 total students. GVSU is considered a Master's large institution.