Official applications must be submitted at msudenverjobs.com/postings/16224 <-- link updated 5/22/21 Full consideration given to those that apply by June 4, 2021.
The Fitness and Wellness Coordinator provides leadership and expertise in the areas of fitness and wellness programming. The Eight Dimensions of Wellness are key components to student development at Metropolitan State University of Denver and play an integral part of this position. The Coordinator is responsible for hands-on operations including the recruitment, training, development and supervision of student staff and contractors. Responsibilities also include, but not limited to, program design and curriculum; delivery of programs and services; customer service; fitness equipment operations and maintenance; and safety and risk management. Areas of oversight include group fitness, small group training, personal training, custom fitness programming, fitness assessments, wellness programs and fitness certifications. This position occasionally provides staff coverage during early mornings, late evenings, weekends and special events as determined by department and function need. The Coordinator serves on MSU Denver Campus Recreation’s leadership team and reports directly to the Director of Campus Recreation.
45% Program, Equipment and Facility Management - Provide scheduling, management and evaluation of in-person and virtual programs (such as group fitness, personal training, equipment demonstrations, fitness buddies, Ask-A-Trainer) with measurable outcomes, using both quantitative and qualitative research approaches - Maintain current knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively teach and train others to teach a wide variety of fitness formats relevant to current industry trends - Conduct intake of new clients, make exercise recommendations and assign clients to the personal trainers - Collect and maintain accurate and confidential documentation of personal training clients - Work closely with participants’ treatment team including physicians, physical therapist, occupational therapist, massage therapist and any other medical providers involved in their medical care - Lead fitness assessments, group fitness classes and personal training sessions as needed - Facilitate non-academic personal training and/or group fitness prep courses - Create and execute the Campus Recreation fitness incentive programs - Collaborate with internal program areas and campus partners to provide outreach events focused on wellness awareness issues, including but not limited to, awareness months (e.g. alcohol, eating disorder and mental health) and the global burden of disease impacting healthy life years (e.g. obesity, diabetes, heart disease and suicide) - Work directly with Exercise Science faculty to support their Community Fitness course - Work with the Access Center to offer adaptive fitness and wellness programs - Assist with development and implementation of employee wellness initiatives - Identify and implement software and technology to assist in fitness operations such as DSE, Fitness Asset Manager, Fit Radio - Ensure facility spaces are maintained to meet industry standards for programmatic use, including implementing routine inspections and audits - Inventory and maintain all fitness equipment and supplies to ensure quality, safety and security - Manage equipment replacement, repair and warranty information
30% Personnel Management and Professional Development - Supervise staff including hiring, training, scheduling, feedback, evaluations and disciplinary processes for group fitness instructors, personal trainers and fitness support staff - Develop and implement long-range plans for student development, learning outcomes, evaluations of programs, services and staff - Work closely with the Facility Operations and Marketing Specialist to cross-train facility operations staff on equipment use/maintenance, proper spotting, red shirt drills, gym safety and etiquette - Train direct reports in proper risk management practices and emergency response - Ensure accident/incident reports are completed; maintain documentation related to all accident/incidents - Create, revise and implement training materials and standard operating procedures for instructional programs and personal training services - Develop and lead recurring staff meetings for fitness and instructional programs - Coordinate ongoing professional development training covering topics such as policies, procedures, inclusivity, customer service, risk management and format-specific training - Maintain detailed records of trainings and certifications - Actively participate in the various conferences, workshops, programs, trainings and/or seminars to keep current in the field of fitness and maintain a high level of fitness
10% Outreach & Marketing - Assist the Facility Operations and Marketing Specialist to implement strategies to maximize awareness, visibility and participation in fitness and wellness programs and employment opportunities - Support and engage in existing fitness and wellness programs and initiatives - Foster collaborations with students in relevant academic tracks on departmental programming, events, activities and social media marketing - Connect with other fitness and wellness professionals in higher education via NIRSA state (CO/WY), regional (R5) and national platforms and contacts - Serve on campus committees related to wellness and as assigned
10% Administrative (Fiscal Management, Strategic Planning and Assessment) - Work with the Director of Campus Recreation to determine appropriate budget allocations and purchases for assigned program and service areas - Monitor cost-effective strategies to maximize resources - Serve as signatory authority on departmental purchases and invoices - Verify and approve direct reports’ time sheets - Assist with the development and implementation of a Campus Recreation assessment plan - Implement program assessment tools to assess market needs and interests, participant satisfaction and overall program feedback - Report on assessment results, including strategies for process improvement - Develop and implement strategic planning, policies and processes - Prepare and analyze annual expense tracking reports, participation statistics, personal training session logs, purchase orders and hiring forms - Actively participate in team meetings and individual meetings with the Director
5% Other Duties as Assigned
Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in exercise science, kinesiology, recreation, health promotion, higher education, sports management, nutrition or a related field - At least (1) current Accredited certification in group exercise, personal training, strength and conditioning or health coaching - Possess the knowledge and ability to operate various fitness tools and equipment such as resistance tubes/bands, strength machines, cardio machines, fitness weights, exercise balls, etc. - Possess a basic understanding of the principles of exercise, cardiovascular, strength and flexibility programming
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - Advanced degree from an accredited institution in exercise science, kinesiology, recreation, health promotion, higher education, sports management or a related field (or 2 years of professional fitness-related work in higher education) - At least (2) current Accredited certifications in group exercise, personal training, strength and conditioning or health coaching - Demonstrated experience with fitness and/or wellness programming and development - Demonstrated experience with marketing, financial management, safety and risk management - Demonstrated supervision experience, including the development of student staff - Current certification in CPR, AED and first aid or the ability to obtain within three months of hire - Communicate effectively and professionally using appropriate vocabulary and grammar to obtain and relay information - Can identify specific equity and social justice issues in higher education/MSU Denver that need to be addressed - Strong grasp of the Spanish language; ability to communicate to students and their families about our services and programs.
Additional Salary Information: The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.
Internal Number: E01261
About Metropolitan State University of Denver
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.
We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.