The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is seeking a dynamic, innovative and student development-centered individual for the position of Coordinator of Fitness. The Coordinator of Fitness is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the UCCS group fitness, small group training, fitness buddies, and personal training programs. The successful candidate will promote and cultivate an environment that values inclusiveness and diversity, engage in evidence-based decision-making, and promote student development and learning.
Work schedule will be flexible Monday – Friday, including some early morning or evening hours, weekends, holidays and the ability to attend on and off campus events. No vacation permitted the week prior to and first week of each fall and spring semester.
Recreation, Exercise Science, Physiology, Kinesiology, Health Promotion
This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Campus Recreation. The Coordinator of Fitness provides oversight and direction of two student program assistants, fitness instructors, personal trainers, interns, and volunteers
Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.
In coordination with the Associate Director of Campus Recreation, administers, develops, plans, implements, organizes, and evaluates a comprehensive group fitness, fitness buddies, and personal training program
Assesses current activities and researches industry trends to compile a diverse array of offerings to best meet patron needs
Oversees group fitness class schedules, monitors and maintains in-person and online registration processes, and responds to participant inquiries
Develops, implements, and annually assesses program learning outcomes
Coordinates, promotes, supervises, and evaluates revenue-generating group fitness, small group training, personal training, body composition assessments, and associated customized fitness programming
Serves as a fitness class instructor when necessary
Coordinates/assists in developing, planning, administering, and implementing fitness events and wellness programs and works collaboratively with other members of Campus Recreation and Wellness and our division staff to conduct special events and programs for the campus community
Regularly reports assessment, after action reviews, and statistical data pertaining to operations, participation, and staff development
Completes area of management annual report information
Attends professional development conferences, workshops, seminars and advocates for professional development throughout the department in order to stay abreast of current trends and industry standards
Participates proactively in program, departmental, and University events
Human Relations & Student Development:
Implements fitness staff development including training, onboarding of new staff and professional development
Maintains personal health history questionnaires that meet industry standards regarding clientele
Provides exceptional levels of customer service and support to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community who patronize Campus Recreation facilities
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, mentor and evaluate 15+ group fitness instructors and personal trainers, a Group Fitness Program Assistant and Personal Training Program Assistant including positive recognition and merit raise procedures as well as following established disciplinary procedures as necessary
Participates in the development of ideas and suggestions for program, facility, and service improvements
Position is required to attend Campus Recreation classes and/or programs and use various facilities and equipment periodically to ensure that they are meeting or exceeding department and industry standards and risk management guidelines
Fiscal & Resource Management:
Report group fitness and personal training student payroll and operational budget expenses to the Associate Director of Campus Recreation
Assists Associate Director of Campus Recreation in the development and administration of group fitness, fitness buddies, and personal training budgets
Oversees and coordinates group fitness and small group training equipment maintenance, security, inventory, ordering, and organization
Serves as risk manager for assigned areas; being a first responder for emergency situations and providing proper care and communication in these situations
Demonstrates the proper use of equipment, outlines rules and regulations for new students and members to help familiarize them with group fitness and personal training programming
Promotions & Marketing:
Collaborates in fitness, wellness, and nutrition programming across campus including partnership efforts with Manager of Wellness Promotion, the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Lane Center, Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center, Dining and Hospitality Services, Student Activities and Organizations, Greek Affairs, and Intercollegiate Athletics
In collaboration with the Program Coordinator of Membership and Communications, advertise and market group fitness, fitness buddies, personal training program offerings, and services across campus
Performs other duties as assigned that support the mission, vision and core values of Campus Recreation and the Division of Student Success
Certification or ability to become certified within 6 months in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and AED.
Ability to effectively instruct and provide public presentations
Strong commitment to student management, training and development
Ability to utilize campus recreation software – Microsoft applications, Fusion, Sub-It-Up, Canvas, etc.
Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at cu.edu/cu-careers (job #: 20866)
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Exercise Science, Physiology, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, or related field and 2 years of experience in recreation or fitness setting.
Current group exercise instructor and/or personal training certification through ACE, AFAA, NSCA, NASM, ACSM, or other nationally recognized agency
Group fitness and personal training program management experience in an educational setting
Additional Salary Information: The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit.
About University of Colorado Colorado Springs
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.http://www.choosecoloradosprings.com/