The Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness provides essential services to the campus community through the development, delivery, and management of comprehensive fitness and wellness programs offered within the Department of Campus Recreation. In addition, this position oversees group fitness, personal training, massage therapy, nutrition consultations, wellness education programming and coordinating outreach opportunities across campus. The coordinator is responsible for program design and implementation, student personnel management, financial management of fitness and wellness programs, management of fitness-specific facilities, and equipment.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Program Management • Designs and implements a comprehensive fitness and wellness program comprised of group fitness classes, personal training sessions, general strength and conditioning activities, wellness education and incentive programs, nutrition consultation, special events, and outreach in order to provide quality services to the university community. • Oversees and provides direction for all updates to fitness and wellness website, social media, and other marketing outlets. • Instructs fitness preparation courses, hosts on-site certifications, and provides continuing education opportunities.
Personnel and Fiscal Management • Hires, trains, and supervises all fitness and wellness program student staff and one graduate assistant. • Develops procedures, student employee training materials, and educational resources in accordance with University policies and industry standards. • Monitors all budgets related to the athletic supplies, student payroll, and program revenue.
Technology and Assessment • Oversees the management of software used for Personal Training and Nutrition Consultations. • Utilizes software for staff management, program registrations and statistical reporting. • Administers online program area surveys to gauge participant satisfaction levels, constructive feedback, and learning objective achievements.
Facility and Risk Management • Manages all fitness activity areas and assists with equipment research, proposals, and purchasing. • Assists in establishing and enforcing rules and procedures for strength and conditioning areas and group fitness rooms. • Develops and implements a risk management plan for Fitness and Wellness in conjunction with the department’s plan emphasizing First Aid, HIPAA regulations, and unhealthy behaviors.
Physical Demands: The Coordinator is expected to safely lift weights in excess of 45 lbs, must be able to lead and teach high intensity-level exercise classes in all formats. Coordinator may be exposed to loud music, bodily fluids, and cleaning solutions during the routine course of work.
A Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health Education, Community or Public Health or related field is required
A minimum of one year of full-time experience, 2 years as a graduate assistant, or other position in coordinating and developing fitness programs; experience in class instruction, personal fitness training and assessment, and staff supervision.
CPR and First Aid certifications are required. In addition, the position is required to possess certification through at least one of the following nationally recognized fitness organizations: the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), or an equivalent certification.
Additional Requirements and Information:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.
Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online (https://www.unco.edu/police/clery/security-report.aspx) and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.
Submit resume, cover letter/letter of application, and a list of references through the online portal.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.
Internal Number: E01124
About University of Northern Colorado
The University of Northern Colorado (“UNC” or “University”) is a public research university in the state of Colorado with more than 11,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The faculty and staff add another 1,300 members to the UNC community. UNC is a multipurpose institution offering a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in six academic colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts and University Libraries. The University offers more than 2,000 academic courses.
UNC is located in Greeley, Colorado, about 50 miles north of Denver, 50 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and one hour east of Rocky Mountain National Park. The population of Greeley is nearly 110,000 people and continues to grow every year. The campus consists of classrooms, residence halls, and dining/retail throughout the campus. The central campus features tree-lined, mature buildings, while the west campus is distinguished by modern high-rise buildings.
One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030.... The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado’s leader in education. UNC sets the standard and models innovative strategies focused on the holistic growth, development, and life-long success of our students – this is how we define a Students First university.
Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade of serving students and our community. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado will be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students will experience a personalized education grounded in liberal arts and infused with critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that provide upward mobility among alumni; and share a commitment to the values of inclusion, equity, and diversity.
Our vision takes shape in the form of five elements that serve as our foundation over the next 10 years in support of and service to our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community.
• Students First: We exist to transform the lives of our students. We focus on all aspects of their success by making intentional decisions to meet their needs and the needs of our community.
• Empower Inclusivity: The diversity within our university and state is a distinct advantage that we celebrate and nurture. We ensure learning occurs through meaningful discussion of shared and different experiences, viewpoints, and ideas.
• Enhance & Invest: The success of students relies on a healthy and strong team. We provide our staff and faculty with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. We foster an environment where their individual well-being and sense of belonging are vital to our collective success.
• Innovate & Create: Learning occurs through critical inquiry, discovery, and creation. We leverage technology and capitalize on opportunities to innovate and improve instruction. We anticipate and address societal needs by transforming the campus into a creative laboratory that asks questions, solves problems, and shapes Colorado’s future.
• Connect & Celebrate: Strong community connections provide authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and collaborations. We set the standard for how engaged universities enrich the lives of those on campus, throughout Colorado, and beyond.
As you consider joining our community it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity and inclusion. We develop and learn more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for us represents differing perspectives, thoughts and experiences. We value the individuality of our human distinctions of our staff because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion or physical ability—this is a significant way to honor the intersectionality of our campus community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual makes to the UNC community.