In approximately one year, we will open the doors to a brand new, $87.5 million rec center here on the beautiful University of Wisconsin campus. The Nicholas Recreation Center (Nick) will house more than 30,000 square feet of fitness space; an 8-lane, 50-meter competition pool with a separate diving well; eight full-size basketball courts; five multipurpose studios; and the heart of a team who spent the past five years making our dreams become a reality.
Here in Madison, we believe we are more than a building. We are building a movement. Our vision is to create a culture of healthy habits through inclusion, education, innovation, and connection. In August 2019, we will change our name to University Recreation and Wellbeing to further demonstrate our commitment to inspiring Badgers to play hard, get fit, and live well.
As a member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to help us open the Nick and begin designing a second new facility on the opposite side of campus. Your experiences, ideas, and strengths will be valued and leveraged from Day One to deliver mission-driven results. At UW-Madison, we practice what we preach. We work hard. We push limits. We move fast. We aren’t afraid to fail, and we certainly aren’t afraid to stand out.
If this sounds like you, we hope you’ll consider applying for our Coordinator of Fitness position. On, Wisconsin!
The Coordinator of Fitness is a full-time employee who works in conjunction with one additional Coordinator of Fitness under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Fitness. This person coordinates aspects of the fitness program, which includes group fitness, personal training, group training, team performance training, strength & conditioning, fitness assessment, fitness outreach, and wellbeing initiatives throughout the University community in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Wellbeing. This person works as part of the fitness team to set program goals & design, and to research trends which support the mission, vision, & values of the Division. The Coordinator of Fitness has a role in the management and oversight of the fitness budget. This person will supervise one professional intern in conjunction with the other Coordinator of Fitness, and will also directly supervise approximately 70 student employees.
A minimum of two (2) years professional experience in the fitness field, including strength & conditioning, personal training, and/or group fitness experience is preferred.
Experience with fitness program planning and implementation, and the ability to demonstrate safe, effective exercise techniques is preferred.
Experience in supervision of part time and/or student staff is preferred.
Demonstrated leadership in customer service, communication, and problem solving skills are required.
A degree with a focus on fitness, wellness, exercise science, recreation, sports administration, higher education, or related field is preferred.
Applications will close on February 24th.
Internal Number: 97069-AS
About University of Wisconsin-Madison
With more than 40,000 students, exceptional academics, inspiring faculty and alumni, a beautiful campus and a vibrant college scene, UW–Madison is one of the nation’s premier universities.
UW-Madison is the birthplace of the Wisconsin Idea, the principle that education should improve people’s lives beyond the university classroom. We believe the work that’s done here at the UW should help people in the state, the country and around the globe.
UW-Madison offers 160 majors and 4,200 courses. Seventy of our academic programs are ranked in the nation’s top 10, and UW-Madison overall is ranked seventh among public universities.
With 933 acres located on the shores of Lake Mendota, UW-Madison boasts a beautiful campus through all four seasons. The city of Madison (population 220,000) has topped many “best” lists — best place to live and work, best college sports town, one of America’s safest cities, a top green city – and offers a combination of campus and city that together make one of the nation’s liveliest college scenes.