The Coordinator, Fitness and Wellness is responsible for developing, directing, and administering services and programming involving direct interaction with students and the UHCL community, as well as enhancing the academic and learning experiences outside of the classroom. Provides leadership, oversight, and empowers professional and student staff to develop and foster fitness/wellness programs to promote student learning, development, and success. Responsible for the creation and professional oversight of a comprehensive fitness and wellness program including, but not limited to: personal training (both individual, small group, and boot camp formats), group fitness classes (traditional and special event formats), educational components (health/wellness fairs, special events, social media, poster series, video series, etc.), and wellness programming (student wellness programs, faculty/staff wellness events, educational opportunities, mind/body wellness, healthy living, etc.). Oversees the fitness program including student staff (program assistants, fitness assistants, personal trainers, and group fitness instructors), contract staff (group fitness instructors as needed), graduate and undergraduate interns, potential graduate assistant(s). Oversees equipment related to fitness and wellness, which could include group fitness equipment as well as general fitness equipment within the Recreation and Wellness Center. Required: Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Progressive related experience in group fitness and personal training programming. Progressive experience in Fitness Operations in a campus recreation setting with student employees. Full-time position with benefits. Criminal and motor background checks required. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a resume. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete and disqualified. Applications must be received before close of business on 3/1/2021 for full consideration.
Provides leadership, direction and oversight for wellness initiatives and programs, personal training, group fitness, small group training, fitness assessments, and fitness areas. Recruits, hires, schedules, trains, supervises, mentors and evaluates fitness and wellness graduate assistants, program assistants, interns and other student employees.
Conducts monthly staff meetings and provide continual training for Fitness and Wellness employees. Teaches, leads and implements training courses to certify and educate group fitness instructors, small group training coaches, and personal trainers based on accredited curriculum.
Prepares and implements budgets and strategic, operational, purchasing, or maintenance plans. This includes annual budget projections, cost mitigation strategies, programming expenses, and developmental funding for advancing fitness staff.
Uses computer skills and software to manage fitness and wellness administration and programming needs. Software would include InnoSoft Fusion, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and other platforms.
Tracks attendance, participation, or performance data related to fitness and wellness events. Maintains records, prepares and analyzes statistical reports, evaluations, participation surveys, and program policies and procedures. Evaluates Fitness programs, policies and procedures, and general assessment through participant evaluations and staff input. Completes required reports on a monthly, semester, and annual basis.
Works collaboratively with UHCL and non-UHCL partners on programming and events focused on health, wellness, and wellbeing.
Approves Time & Labor payroll (daily/weekly) for Fitness and Wellness employees.
Teaches fitness classes to improve strength, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, or general fitness of participants as needed on a weekly/semesterly basis.
In conjunction with marketing staff, develops marketing campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle or participation in fitness or wellness programs. This includes assisting or leading the creation of marketing strategies, use of social media, creation of webinars or virtual engagement opportunities, hybrid model programming, and other marketing needs.
Provides feedback regarding the safety and risk management of programs, equipment and facilities. Conducts daily visual inspections and monthly formal inspections of equipment and facilities. Immediately reports safety concerns to the Director for Campus Recreation and Wellness and submits needed work orders to vendors.
Serves on University, Divisional and Departmental committees as required or requested and performs other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
2. Progressive related experience in group fitness and personal training programming.
3. Progressive experience in Fitness Operations in a campus recreation setting with student employees.
4. Ability to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
5. Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and coach, mentor, or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills as well as encourage and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
6. Ability to research and administer fitness initiatives, advancements, certifications, trainings, etc. related to personal training, group fitness, wellness education, healthy living, mind/body development and to create and coordinate special events related to fitness/wellness.
7. Working knowledge of various computer software needed to perform above duties (Microsoft Office Suite, web-based fitness software, Innosoft Fusion, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and PeopleSoft (university payroll system).
8. Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others as well as provide guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
9. Ability to provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person
10. Ability to observe, receive and otherwise obtain information from relevant sources and effectively leverage that knowledge for the benefit of the department, program, and university.
11. Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
About University of Houston Clear Lake
Recognizing the need for higher education in the growing Clear Lake area, the 62nd Texas Legislature authorized the establishment of a second University of Houston campus in 1971. Legislators cited a 1968 report by the then Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System (now the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board) when approving the new campus. In 1973, the Texas Senate authorized construction of a permanent campus at Clear Lake. In its short history, UHCL has earned a distinctive reputation as a student-centered, community-minded, partnership-oriented university with strong connections to area businesses, organizations, schools and individuals that enhance the regions educational, economic, cultural, scientific, engineering and professional environment.
Clear Lake is a suburb of Houston, the 4th largest city in the US. Clear Lake is located roughly 20 miles from downtown Houston and 30 minutes from Galveston off of I-45. Situated on a 524-acre wildlife preserve, UHCL has become a cornerstone of higher education in Texas. Since opening its doors in 1974, the university has awarded more than 62,000 degrees, each resulting in expanded employment prospects, brighte...r futures and changed lives.
UHCL has recently opened a new STEM building, Hunter Hall Residence Hall, and the Recreation and Wellness Center since 2018. The new RWC is ~82,000 square feet and includes six separate fitness zones, two hardwood basketball courts, one MAC gym, 1/8 mile indoor track, two hardwood multi-purpose rooms, large outdoor field space, admin suite with individual offices and conference room. Since opening, the RWC has become the hub of engagement on campus. With our multiple programs, we have been able to offer dozens of programs and events each semester, both in-person and virtually. COVID-19 has impacted our department, just like everyone else in this field, but our team has maintained a safe and clean environment for both our staff and patrons, continued to provide health and wellness focused programming, and have been a constant for in-person engagement since our reopening in August, 2020. Our facility is open to the community and non-UHCL memberships have risen since the new year and those members have become a part of our culture.