The function and purpose is to oversee the organization and administration of fitness and wellness programs, fiscal operations, supervision of fitness staff, and management of equipment & resources. This position is critical to the overall mission of the department. This position plays a critical role in the yearly production of fitness efforts for University Recreation.
30% Personnel Supervision:
Supervise, mentor, and provide professional development to the Fitness & Wellness leadership team to include two FTE coordinators; Administer and implement monthly in-service trainings for employees; Recommend personnel for advancement, raises, rehire, and/or dismissal; Monitor and submit all payroll reports; Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate the fitness supervisors.
25% Program Supervision:
Oversee the planning and administration of group exercise programming, fitness certification workshops, instructional programming, personal training, and fitness floor management; Develop and implement accurate written records (program manuals, policies/procedures, etc.); Develop learning outcomes and conduct annual assessments; Build working relationships and collaborative programs with campus departments to foster involvement in university programs; Oversee UREC employee wellness programming to include: nutrition, exercise, and healthy life choices; Lead educational efforts for department in relation to fitness and wellness for university community including working directly with other departments on campus to collaborate on initiatives.
25% Fiscal Management & Asset Management:
Prepare and submit monthly and annual statistical reports; develop annual operating budget; Determine and recommend purchase of equipment, supplies, and materials needed for program operations at Nicholson and Student Recreation Center; develop appropriate inventory controls; Coordinate, establish, and recommend for approval all fees pertaining to program participation; Monitor and maintain a sound fiscal operational budget; Research grant opportunities for the implementation of faculty and staff wellness programs.
20% Program & Professional Involvement:
Provide feedback regarding departmental programs, equipment, and operations by conducting daily observations/engaging in programs and using equipment/facilities; Immediately report safety concerns to the functional area supervisor; Be active professionally through research, publications, presentations, speaking engagements, and involvement in professional associations; Represent University Recreation for various University/community functions, committee work, and other duties as assigned; Contribute positively to the work environment by participating in honest dialog that is indicative of the department’s culture of teamwork; Willingly shares all information with department teammates in an effort to provide high quality outcomes that contribute to student success; Maintains positive co-worker relationships and fosters an environment of trust and inclusion; Provide staff coverage during evenings, weekends, and special events as determined by department & function need.
Bachelor's degree in Health Promotion/Education, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related field with 3 years experience in health education activities, programs, and services; and planning, evaluating, and delivering healthcare and wellness information.
Master's degree in Health Promotion/Education, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or related field with 5 years experience in fitness and wellness programming in a collegiate or corporate setting. Workplace Wellness certification (CHES or NWI preferred). NSCA certification such as CSCS.
Special or Physical Qualifications:
Ability to work flexible hours; some evenings and weekends.
Nationally Accredited Personal Training Certification (ACE, NCSA or ACSM)
Nationally Accredited Group Exercise Certification (ACE or ACSM)
Additional Position Information:
Application Deadline is October 8, 2020 at 12:01 am CST.
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu
Internal Number: R00050007
About Louisiana State University
About LSU University Recreation:The mission of LSU University Recreation is to provide exceptional recreation facilities, programs and services that inspire, educate and empower students and the LSU community to cultivate active healthy lives.The University is in the building phase of an $81.5 million expansion and redesign project that will increase recreation space at LSU to approximately 250,000 sq. ft. The project is expected to include an outdoor leisure pool, an adventure center, as well as additional fields, courts and multipurpose studios. LSU UREC operates the Student Recreation Center, the UREC Challenge Course, and the UREC Field Complex that includes competition fields,. About Louisiana State University:Since 1860, Louisiana State University has served the people of Louisiana, the region, the nation, and the world through extensive, multipurpose programs encompassing instruction, research, and public service. LSU is one of only 30 universities nationwide designated as a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees.