Campus Recreation is looking for an experienced and dynamic person to join our team. Penn State Campus Recreation is committed to, and accountable for, advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive.
Under the supervision and direction of the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Fitness and Wellbeing, the Coordinator for Fitness and Wellbeing will serve on a team responsible for the daily operation and management of Group Exercise, Personal Training, Instructional Classes, and Wellbeingprogramming. Campus Recreation is a department within the division of Student Affairs that provides recreation and wellbeing programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: IM Building, McCoy Natatorium, Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, Tennis Center, White Building, Hepper Fitness Center, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs, and Intramural Sports. Campus Recreation is comprised of 53 full-time staff and more than 900 student staff members.
Specific job responsibilities include:
Assist in the development, management and daily oversight of a comprehensive group exercise and instructional fitness schedule.
Help with the development and implementation of fitness and wellbeing-related programs, education and special events.
Hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating student group exercise and instructional class instructors, while maintaining a high level of customer service.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree or higher plus three years of collegiate recreation experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s degree is preferred. Knowledge of collegiate fitness and wellbeing programs including group exercise, personal training, small group training, instructional classes and wellbeing programming, as demonstrated through past experience in a collegiate setting. Knowledge of basic safety and risk management practices and industry standards as they relate to fitness andwellbeing program management, and national certification from ACE, AFAA, and/or ACSM is required. Candidates must have the ability to teach multiple group exercise formats and be able to train novice instructors how to lead group exercise classes. Current CPR, AED and First Aid certification is required.Work schedule will include some evening and weekend hours.
This position requires independent work on assignments, while reviewing progress and updating the Assistant Director as appropriate. Excellent interpersonal, organization and communication (oral and written) skills are essential. Must be able to manage multiple priorities to meet deadlines. Attention to detail and good judgment are vital requirements. The successful candidate will have the willingness to lead and work in a team-based environment as well as an eagerness to support and engage with all departmental and Student Affairs initiatives and efforts. Required to take initiative and have flexibility to adapt to shifting workload demands. The ability to foster a positive climate among a diverse group of staff, student employees and participants is essential.
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through the Penn State Jobs website using this link.
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: REQ_0000010763
About Penn State University
Campus Recreation is a department within the division of Student Affairs that provides recreation and wellness programs to the campus community through the operation and administration of the following: IM Building, McCoy Natatorium, Stone Valley Outdoor Recreation Area, Tennis Center, White Building, Outdoor Adventures, Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness and Wellness Programs, and Intramural Sports. Campus Recreation is comprised of 53 full-time staff and more than 900 student staff members. Penn State University is located in central Pennsylvania in the town of State College. State College is nestled in a valley (known as Happy Valley) between forested rolling hills including state park lands and natural forests. The area boasts easy access to hiking, biking, whitewater, climbing, fishing, riding and other outdoor activities. State College plays host to several art fairs and events, farmers markets, local history and special events throughout the year. With 31 Athletic teams, Penn State is hosts multiple collegiate sporting events each week. Additionally, the Bryce Jordan Center attracts well known musicians and events such as Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Luke Bryan, the Harlem Glo...betrotters and Paw Patrol. There are many communities surrounding State College with rich history, markets, events and great dining choices. To learn more about State College and the surrounding area follow this link, http://www.visitpennstate.org/. State College is centrally located with easy access and proximity to several east coast metropolitan cities including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City.