Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Direction of Recreation and Wellness for Fitness, and in collaboration with the Fitness Coordinator for Programming, this position is responsible for the coordination and management of a comprehensive personal training program and the informal operations of all fitness spaces in the 216,000 sq. ft. Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness. The Fitness Coordinator is responsible for the direction of 10-15 Personal Trainers, 30 Fitness Assistants, 2 Program Assistants and the execution of diverse events and programs.
The Department of Recreation and Wellness is located in the Division of Student Affairs, which includes comprehensive recreation and wellness programming including; fitness, aquatics, informal recreation, outdoor adventures, experiential education, competitive sports, nutrition, health promotion/advocacy and well-being education. The Department of Recreation and Wellness provides a variety of programs, services and events, which strive to engage students and others in the UNC Greensboro community in the attainment of healthy lifestyle behaviors that will carry forward throughout their lifespan. With Health and Wellness as a major theme for the University’s strategic plan, the Department is expected to provide opportunities that enhance student success.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate and manage the daily operations of the rapidly expanding Personal Training program and informal fitness spaces to reflect industry standards and trends.
Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate staff including all student Personal Trainers (10-15), Fitness Assistants (30) and Program Assistants (2).
Shared supervision and evaluation of the Graduate Assistant.
Assist in the development and implementation of the fitness program area’s long-term and short-term goals.
Manage program area budgets for personal training and fitness events and assist with equipment replacement planning and capital purchases.
Evaluate, assess and revise staff training, manuals and in-service trainings to meet industry standards and department mission and values.
Provide accurate and timely communication to staff, supervisors and departmental leadership.
Develop learning outcomes and assessments for student employees.
Create, expand and implement innovative fitness and wellness programming through innovative ideas and partnerships.
Expand the personal training program through innovative client and trainer recruitment event, tactics and initiatives.
Teach a 6-8 week personal training prep course to UNCG students and university affiliates
Develop, implement, maintain and assess fitness operations based on the needs of students and wider UNCG community.
Execute the Spartan Homecoming 5K and assist in the development and implementation of a signature spring fitness event.
Assist marketing program in promoting and marketing fitness initiatives.
Perform personal training as necessary.
Instruct group exercise classes as necessary.
Uphold and execute the department and university mission and values.
Serve on department/university committees.
Flexible schedule to work some evenings, weekends and university breaks based on program offerings and schedule.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in exercise science, recreation, sports management or a related field OR a related Bachelor's degree and at least two years’ experience working in a college or university recreation environment with emphasis on student development.
Work experience in recreation, athletics or fitness in higher education or commercial setting.
National certification in personal training (ACE, ACSM, NASM, CSCS, etc.)
An excellent team-player and able to successfully work independently and in collaborative groups.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with competencies in emerging technologies.
American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Certification or able to attain within first three months.
Driver’s license required.
Two years’ experience managing or assisting with the management of student staff.
Experience managing a fitness facility with oversight of equipment preventative maintenance and assessment.
Additional certification(s) from nationally-recognized fitness entities.
Budgetary and/or equipment purchasing experience.
Marketing, promotions, communications and event-hosting experience.
Competent in recreation/fitness software including, but not-limited to: Fusion, Connect2 and TimeClock Plus.
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately with preference given to applications received by July 8, 2019 at 12:00 midnight EST and will continue until the position is filled.
UNCG is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please email us at email@example.com. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified prior to start date.
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Internal Number: 999040
About UNC Greensboro
The University of North Carolina Greensboro and the Department of Recreation and Wellness completed construction and began operations of the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness (216,000sq. ft.) in August 2016. UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. Established in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continu...es today. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.