The University of North Texas in the heart to Denton, Texas is seeking to fill an Assistant Director of Fitness role. This position is responsible for the overall coordination of the fitness program at the Pohl Recreation Center. This includes recruiting, hiring, training and supervising all fitness student employees, coordinating group exercise schedules, planning and executing fitness programs and events, safety and accident prevention, equipment maintenance, and staff administration.
Duties include but not limited to:
Programming – Responsible for the implementation of a variety of fitness events and programs. Contribute to the marketing materials, strategies and outreach efforts. and outreach efforts.
Facility Management-Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the weight room and group exercise studios. Ensure the appropriate space is reserved for all fitness activities with the facility staff.
Risk Management – Ensure that all space and equipment used by the fitness program is in safe and usable condition and work with the appropriate maintenance staff/company or facility managers to ensure the necessary fixes or repairs are made. All staff will be trained on emergency response, how to diffuse difficult situations and certifications are maintained.
Fiscal Management – Assist with purchasing of equipment for the fitness program and complete payroll for student staff.
Staff Administration – Responsible for hiring, training and staffing for the fitness program, including the Graduate Assistant, weight room supervisors, personal trainers and group exercise instructors. Follow university procedures for hiring full time and part time staff. Know and follow the student employment policy.
Communication – Communicates in a clear and concise manner that helps the listener avoid confusion. Interacts with others in a way that builds relationships. Responds to verbal and written responses are provided in a prompt and timely manner.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field and three years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Experience teaching a variety of group exercise formats and/or leading one-on-one and small group training.
Experience leading a group exercise and/or personal trainer prep course.
Experience supervising multiple staff members.
The ideal applicant will have a minimum of 5+ years of directly related progressive experience in a university setting.
Required License / Registration / Certification:
Hold and maintain a valid certification in group exercise and/or personal training through ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM, NSCA, Cooper or other nationally recognized certification.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Internal Number: S2077P
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