The Assistant Director of Fitness Programs provides operational direction of all fitness and well-being programming for Campus Recreation including personal training, group fitness classes, Exercise is Medicine program, Fitness Attendants, and instructional workshops. Assists in the analysis of program effectiveness and establish future direction of programming. Supervises one full-time coordinator and 50+ student staff related to fitness and well-being programs.
Essential Job Duties:
Provides operational direction of the assigned program area
Oversees the recruitment, hiring, and training of staff and part time OPS staff that assist in carrying out the goals and objectives of the functional area
Develops and implements risk management and safe plans. Ensures all safety practices are followed
Collections and analyzes data to assess and evaluate programs and initiatives. Prepares monthly reports, presentations, and proposals.
Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures to ensure effective operations.
Develops and manages the operating budgets for the assigned functional area to ensure program alignment with fiscal allocation
Participates in goal setting and long-range planning. Develops goals, student learning outcomes, and program objectives.
Assists with the development and implementation of the overall department strategic plan.
Stays current on trends and best practices to develop new and improved programming.
Participates in state, regional, and national professional organizations, conferences, and workshops
Serves as essential personnel and aids in the event of an emergency on campus
Serves on assigned campus recreation and university work teams and committees as needed
Assists with special projects as assigned
Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Exercise Science or Kinesiology, or closely related field
Four years of full-time professional experience related to the position.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
Current CPR/First Aid/AED certifications or able to obtain with three months of employment
Certification from at least one of the following: Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA) Certification, National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM) Certification
Valid Driver’s License
Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Exercise Science or Kinesiology , or closely related field.
Four years of full-time professional experience in higher education campus recreation related to the position.
Experience scheduling and supervising the work of students, support, and professional employees
Applications submitted through Bluefish will not be considered.
Deadline to Apply: Thursday October 22nd
About Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Gulf Coast University is about more than just basketball and beach time. “Dunk City,” as it became known nationwide during the FGCU men’s basketball team’s historic run in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, is a diverse community of more than 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students who are just as committed to hitting the books as hitting the campus lakeshore beach. In less than 20 years, FGCU has made an indelible impact on Southwest Florida. We are a catalyst for the area’s economy and a cultural hub for the community. Our students enjoy one of the highest graduate employment rates among the state’s universities. Our campus and region serve as a living laboratory from which life-improving discoveries emanate. And our sports teams energize the entire region. Inspiring those who inspire others — that’s The FGCU Effect.