The Recreational Sports Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Fitness Graduate Assistant to join our team. The Graduate Assistant will be afforded a variety of experiences within the Fitness Program.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of fitness specialty classes and events.
Attend and assist with leading all Recreational Sports and fitness events and trainings.
Assist with the recruitment, hiring and training of new staff members.
Supervise and evaluate performance of ~50 student staff members to include: Weight Room Supervisors, Group Exercise Instructors, and Personal Trainers.
Assist with creating and managing schedules for Weight Room Supervisors, Group Exercise Instructors, and Personal Trainers.
Create professional and personal development opportunities for staff.
Conduct staff meetings and CPR/AED certification trainings.
Ensure accuracy of employees’ reported time by cross-checking schedules with payroll.
Compile statistics for the fitness program each week and report on participation and accident and incident data in a semester and annual report.
Coordinate the promotion and marketing of the Fitness program which includes staffing tables and producing/posting content regularly on the fitness Instagram account.
Ensure the fitness areas are clean, safe, and in proper working order.
Work at least 20 hours per week with the Fitness Program.
Other duties as assigned by the Fitness Assistant Director and Fitness Coordinator.
A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Recreation, Kinesiology or related field.
Experience or general knowledge in biomechanics, exercise physiology, employee supervision, training employees, sports administration, or related area of recreation.
Acceptance and admittance into the University of North Texas Graduate School, as a full time (9 hours or more) graduate student.
Strong planning and organizational skills.
Ability to effectively supervise student employees.
Strong communication skills.
Experience in teaching multiple group exercise formats and/or conducting personal training sessions.
Holds a Personal Training and/or Group Exercise certification(s) from one or more of the following organizations: ACE, NASM, ACSM, NSCA, CI or NETA.
Applications will be accepted through April 24th, 2020 or until position is filled. Please send letter of application, resume, official transcripts of college credits, and list of references to: Wendy Comfort, Sr. Assistant Director of Fitness & Memberships: Wendy.Comfort@unt.edu
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process notify Wendy Comfort, Senior Assistant Director-Fitness & Memberships, Department of Recreational Sports, (940) 565-2275 by the application deadline.
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Additional Salary Information:
Additional job details and salary information:
This is a 9-month appointment, with the possibility of a second year appointment.
The initial 9-month appointment is from August 12, 2020 to May 31, 2021.
Salary: $1,424.22 per month for the first 9-month appointment and the potential of $1,675.66 for the second 9-month appointment.
About University of North Texas
As one of the nation's largest universities, we offer 105 bachelor's, 88 master's and 37 doctoral degree programs. By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening our collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.
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