This position is an integral part of the Recreational Sports Fitness & Wellness Program and reports directly to the Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness. The primary responsibility of this position is to manage the day to day operations of the fitness and wellness program. Key responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: managing the personal training program (personal trainers and personal training program assistant), coordinating campus outreach programs, and assisting the Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness with the management of the group fitness program (this consists of hiring, training, scheduling, leading, and evaluating student and non?student group fitness instructors, group fitness program assistant, fitness monitors, and fitness monitor program assistant.)
Program and Policy Management:
Work closely and communicate with the Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness to deliver excellent and innovative programs that touch the lives of the University Community.
Regularly participate in, substitute, and evaluate fitness classes.
Coordinate campus outreach programming.
Assess and evaluate the personal training program each semester for participation levels, program participant interests, learning and development objectives.
Develop recommendations and implement new classes, programs, and activities based on industry trends and the assessment of current programs.
Assist in providing the University community with a consistent and balanced group fitness schedule, which operates year?round and offers over 100 classes per week.
Host certification/continuing education opportunities for the University community.
Collaborate with the marketing team to create promotional and marketing material including social media and electronic listserv for the campus community.
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, mentor, and evaluate a team of fitness staff.
Act as a leader and role model for the Fitness and Wellness team.
Regularly review and maintain staff payroll and timecards and approve in a timely manner.
Organize and lead monthly meetings and in?service trainings that engage Fitness & Wellness employees and include continuing education opportunities.
Maintain and update staff personnel files to ensure team is up to date on certifications and EAP procedures.
Assist in the oversight of an annual program budget of approximately $350,000.
Critically evaluate industry trends, assess programmatic changes, and equipment needs based on patron usage.
Make programmatic decisions based on financial analysis and assist with payroll and equipment purchases.
Strategic Management and Planning:
Work as an integral member of the Recreational Sports staff in pursuing the departmental vision of providing the best possible recreational learning opportunities every day through excellent facilities, programs, services, and experiences.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Recreation or a related field from an accredited college or university is required and two years administrative experience in a recreational setting (graduate assistantship experience considered).
Must possess a current nationally recognized group fitness certification (e.g. ACE, ACSM) and/or nationally recognized personal training certification (e.g. ACE, ACSM, NSCA, NASM)
Experience with personal training and teaching several group fitness class formats.
Current Adult CPR and First Aid certification.
Individual must hold or be eligible for a valid Georgia Driver’s License.
Excellent knowledge of personal training programming and management.
Proven ability to teach group fitness classes.
Excellent communication and customer relation skills.
Evidence of training staff in student learning and development.
Excellent direct programming experience.
Proven ability in developing effective working relationships with university students, faculty, staff, alumni, administrators and the community.
Proven dynamic and innovative leadership in recreational sports with the ability to work successfully individually and as a member of a team.
Evidence of supervisory experience.
Experience in fiscal management, assessment, and evaluations.
Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Recreation or related field.
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid certified.
Nationally recognized Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor certification.
About University of Georgia
Founded in 1785, The University of Georgia is a land grant institution located in Athens, GA and with a student body of 38,000.
The Department of Recreational Sports at the University of Georgia is located in the Division of Student Affairs. The department offers a comprehensive array of programs and services and is housed in the Ramsey Student Center, one of the largest recreation centers in the United States.
The Department of Recreational Sports has 30 full-time staff, eight graduate assistants and over 500 part-time employees. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution and candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.