Towson University Campus Recreation is seeking passionate and qualified applicants for our Coordinator, Fitness Programs position. We are located in Towson, Maryland in the heart of the mid-Atlantic region of the United States and just eight miles from downtown Baltimore. Campus Recreation at Towson University serves a vibrant student body with 23,000 students. We strive to create opportunities that foster engagement and well-being for the TU community through diverse programs, services, facilities and employment. Our department employs 25 professional and paraprofessional staff and 300 student employees. The Campus Recreation facility was recently expanded to add 22,000 s.f. of fitness space, a Ninja Warrior style fitness course and turfed, functional fitness area with a Queenax functional training structure. There are five dedicated fitness studios including cycling, mind/body, and boxing and 70+ fitness classes are offered per week.
Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Fitness, the Coordinator, Fitness Programs administers a comprehensive group fitness program and coordinates fitness and wellness related special events appropriate for various populations to create opportunities that foster engagement and well-being for the TU community. Duties include but are not limited to:the creation and implementation of a semesterly based group exercise class schedule consisting of a variety of formats lead by student instructors; coordination of an instructor training and certification program; direct oversight of equipment inventory and preventative maintenance management and/or replacement as it relates to group fitness programming; budgetary oversight for all group fitness programming; responsible for student staff personnel management related to group fitness programming.
Group Fitness and InstructionalFitness Program Management
Create, implement and supervise the day-to-day operations of a variety of organized group fitness programs featuring group fitness classes, instructional based fitness classes, well-being education, participantincentive programs, along with large and small special events highlighting thefitness class offerings.
Create and administer instructor training and mechanics for a variety of group fitness class formats.
Coordinate and instruct an annual group fitness instructor preparatory course with a national organization (FitTour, ACE University, AFAA, ACSM).
Manage aspects of group fitness programming such as studio inventory and audio/visual technology, equipment repair, scheduling, and participant statistics through facility software management systems such as Fusion, Connect2, and SubItUP.
Communicate to the Assistant Director- Fitness the purchasingand inventoryneeds regardingequipment and supplies for all group fitnessstudios.
Collaborate with the Assistant Director- Fitness to evaluate and ensure compliance with University, departmental and programmatic risk management policies.
Establish and maintain partnership with campus departments to enhance program offerings and expand participation.
Assist in the annual review, revision, and implementation ofgroup fitnessguidelines and procedures.
Assist in managing cases of participant dissatisfaction and discipline participants and student employees for inappropriate behavior according to Campus Recreation and University policies.
Work with department marketing staff to communicate relevant fitness events and information to participants via website, social media, etc.
Recruit, hire, train and directly supervise a minimum number of instructors to sustain comprehensive group fitness class offerings.
Develop and coordinate regular meetings and trainings.
Provide regular performance feedback and opportunities for ongoing professional development.
Assessment/Administrative Related Duties
Work in accordance with Associate Director, Programs & Assessment and Assistant Director, Fitness on overseeing program related assessment related to departmental learning outcomes and divisional goals.
Provide annual assessment data collection and reports to support departmental assessment plan.
Provide information annually and as needed to support departmental annual report.
Prepare a programmatic annual report complete with user data, student evaluations and interviews, and university collaboration efforts.
Assist the Assistant Director - Fitness in evaluation and formulation of guidelines, procedures, and long-range plans.
Periodically assess the needs and interests of the Towson University community in regard to new programs or modifications of existing program structure.
Contribute to the accomplishment of Department goals and initiatives, as assigned.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and one year of professional work experience within fitness and/or recreation. Candidates with a Master’s degree and a fitness graduate assistantship will also meet the requirement. An offer is contingent on verification of degree and experience by the start date.
Primary group fitness certification from an accredited, national association (AFAA, ACE, ACSM, NASM, NETA)
Demonstrated ability to teach and conduct choreographed 32-count fitness classes and lead new instructor trainings for at least threeformats such as dance, cycling, choreographed aerobics, yoga, pilates, barre,cardio kickboxing and/or step programs.
Strong computer skills for the processing of facility, fiscal and personnel management.
Master’s degree in kinesiology,public health, physical education, or closely related field from an accredited college or university;
Demonstrated supervisory experience in managing a diverse fitness program to include programming and staffing.
CPR, AED and First Aid-Professional RescueInstructor certified.
Health Coach Certification or similar.
Experience working in a collegiate recreation environment.
Additional Salary Information: $49,206 annually and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission.
Internal Number: 210000BT
About Towson University Campus Recreation
One of the nation’s top regional public universities, Towson University offers a welcoming environment for living and learning, close to the area’s top educational, cultural and community resources.The backdrop for learning is TU’s beautiful 329-acre suburban campus, located eight miles north of Baltimore and less than an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C. Throughout the entire region, Towson University’s strong partnerships with public and private organizations provide unique opportunities for research, internships and jobs. The Towson Learning Network extends beyond its main campus to five off-campus locations throughout the state. Transfer students can complete their degrees at the university’s new state-of-the-art building in Northeastern Maryland.Towson University is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland, the 12th-largest public university system in the United States. TU is also a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and offers employment opportunities at all levels.Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.