Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Director of Campus Recreation, the Program Coordinator is responsible for performing a range of duties in supporting the recreation and wellness center, implementation of wellness classes, and the oversight of recreation student staff.
The program coordinator is responsible for the supervision of student staff including recruiting, hiring, and training front desk monitors; develops a comprehensive group exercise class schedule ranging from yoga, spin, and Zumba; ensures instructors' insurance are up to date; assists the assistant director with club sport travel arrangements, scheduling athletic trainers, and club paperwork. The program coordinator provides overall administrative support for the Office of Campus Recreation and Wellness Programming.
The program coordinator must have a strong understanding of recreation and wellness in a college setting; strong supervisory skills; be able to work independently and in a team; and have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Group Exercise Program
Develop a robust and meaningful group exercise program
Develop and maintain a training program for students to become certified trainers
Manage and maintain the exercise classes using Fusion
Communicate with students using Fusion
Facilitate schedules, book space for classes, ensure that teacher certification and liability insurance documents are up to date
Update and prepare department budgets
Manage departmental communications
Manage appointments and space reservations
Perform similar duties as required or requested by supervisor
Supervise a staff of front desk student monitors with an emphasis on customer service
Recruit, hire, and train student monitors for the recreation center
Ensure that student staff fully understand emergency procedures
Working with the Assistant Director:
Schedule additional staff such as EMTs, Personal Trainers, etc., when required
Support the logistics for club sports to include field reservations, purchase orders, and club payments
Make travel arrangements for club sports teams including transportation (bus, airplane, hotel reservations) and coordinate reschedules, ambulance and personal trainers, when required
Facilitate academic year service agreements with applicable purchase orders for equipment for the fitness centers including equipment repair and payments that support the Director of OCR
Support the Director of Student Wellness Education
Provide administrative support including:
Reserve program space on campus
Manage student appointments and scheduling for substance use educational sessions
Manage budget expenses and resolution for the department and affiliated peer education groups
Assist with departments communications and marketing efforts
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree required in recreation, exercise science, or related field
Two years or more experience administering a fitness program in a collegiate or community setting assisting with fitness programs, and facility management
First Aid and CPR Certified, or willing to obtain within 6 months of employment
Current American Council on Exercise (ACE) group exercise instructor certification or related certification
Ability to teach group exercise and fitness classes
Demonstrate ability to motivate students
Must be able to work collaboratively, independently and be able to make sound decisions independently.
Must be self-motivated, able to operate independently and reach effective decisions.
Proficient in all Microsoft suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
Proficient in recreation software include Fusion and Fitness on Demand
This is a full-time, non-exempt level position
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)