The Fitness Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of Fitness programming in Campus Recreation to include: Group Fitness, Personal Training, Fitness Equipment, and supervision of the Fitness staff. This position is vital to the mission of the department to promote healthy behaviors, the mission of Student Affairs to develop students through services and programs, and the university’s vision of dedication in developing the well-being of its people.
This position will remain open until filled. The start date will be contingent upon the successful candidate. Current Graduate Assistants who will graduate in May are encouraged to apply!
Primary Responsibilities include:
Plan and conduct Group Fitness instructor training and development program (GFIT) each semester
Plan, administer and promote a Fall & Spring Fitness class schedule of 24+ (5-10 during breaks) classes per week which includes a variety of cardio and mind & body classes for individuals of all fitness levels.
Provide onsite supervision of programs. Interact daily with staff and participants
Responsible for monitoring program budgets, operating expenses and revenues
Purchase necessary equipment and supplies for programs. Operate programs within established budget totals for expenses and revenues
Regular maintenance, inspection, and upkeep of Fitness equipment in studios
Create and update policies and procedures related to the Fitness programs
Track and record participation numbers for all programs/areas. Manage participant waiver system
Conduct program assessment surveys each year. Collaborate with Associate Director to create surveys for specific program/events
Create and implement participant incentive programs each semester
Coordinate semester facility use with Associate Director for Facilities
Collaborate with the Marketing Coordinator to develop and implement a yearly marketing plan for the fitness programs including, website management, flyers/posters, social media posts, and event announcements
Develop and follow yearly calendar/schedule for all Fitness activities and deadlines
Collect and review Personal Training client information. Assign clients to trainers as needed
Conduct personal training sessions if necessary
Track client/trainer sessions. Review program charts and keep financial records for sessions
Meet or exceed annual revenue targets for the Personal Training Program
Ensure that scheduled classes are offered. Communicate with instructors regarding substitutions. Teach/cover any open classes/shifts if necessary
Create and implement preventative maintenance program for all strength & conditioning equipment
Coordinate equipment repairs with equipment companies. Purchase and maintain inventory of repair parts for equipment
Perform basic equipment maintenance and repairs
Research the purchase of equipment and supplies
Seek out opportunities to expand departmental revenues
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate a Fitness staff of 25+ including instructors, fitness assistants, and Personal Trainers
Supervise, train, develop, motivate and evaluate a Fitness Intern to assist the Fitness & Personal Training programs
Assist Intern with daily operations of the Fitness and Personal Training programs, including staff development and training programs, creating program schedules and staffing schedules, staff evaluations, etc
Create, encourage and support professional development opportunities for staff, including training programs, professional association involvement, research, conferences and individual mentoring
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Student Personnel or related degree required (Master's degree preferred)
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor certification preferred
Minimum 2 years experience working in university recreation
Minimum 1 year experience supervising student employees
Certification required as Health/Fitness Instructor and Personal Training through ACSM, ACE, AFFA, NSCA, NETA
Yoga and/or pilates certifications preferred (or willingness to obtain within one year)
Indoor Cycling certifications preferred (or willingness to obtain within one year)
ZUMBA certifications preferred (or willingness to obtain within one year)
Nutrition certification preferred (or willingness to obtain within one year)
All applicants must apply online via the NKU online employment site at https://jobs.nku.edu. Applicants will be required to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for references.
Please direct any questions to Jill Wood, Associate Director of Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants will not be accepted through the Bluefishjobs portal.
About NKU Campus Recreation
Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. NKU celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—NKU has become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
The Campus Recreation Center opened in November 2016 and with over 160,000 sq. ft. it is the largest recreation center in the commonwealth of Kentucky. As part of the Division of Student Affairs, NKU Campus Recreation seeks to promote inclusive, student engagement through lifelong learning and healthy behaviors.