The Role The Recreational Sports department seeks an energetic and passionate professional to join our team. The Assistant Director is responsible for Fitness and Wellness programming and educational training courses at Recreational Sports under the guidance of the Director of Fitness. This position will assist with oversight and administration of all aspects of the fitness program including Group Fitness, Personal Training, Health Coaching, Small Group Training, virtual programming, Personal Training and Group Fitness prep courses, Fitness Assessments, events, and workshops.
The Assistant Director will be responsible for all staff training including twenty-five student and non-student part time fitness instructors, personal trainers, and health coaches. Additionally, this position is responsible for managing all fitness certification and recruitment programs, developing and implementing the new Health Coaching program, managing virtual fitness and wellness offerings, overseeing fitness assessment and prescription, creating workshops and events, assisting with budget forecasting, and scheduling classes and programs at both the Student Recreation Center and the Spruce Hall Motion Lab fitness center. This position will report to the Director of Fitness at Recreational Sports.
Develop, promote, execute and evaluate a comprehensive fitness and wellness program. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising and evaluating instructors, coaches, and trainers. Implement and oversee Personal Training, Group Fitness, and Health Coaching prep courses. Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure effective operations.
Manage a comprehensive budget, including the management of fitness equipment expenditures and maintenance, payroll, and the generation of revenue for Fitness. Assist in development of long term fitness equipment replacement plan.
Collaborate with campus partners to implement a campus-wide health coaching initiative and referral program for student wellness.
Supervise the hiring, training, scheduling, evaluation, discipline and payroll for approximately 25 non-student and student staff.
Assist the Director of Fitness with risk management concerns and purchases for the program. Review and inspect fitness equipment and facilities related to fitness and wellness events and programs.
Manage Physical Activity classes for credit each semester.
Assist in development of marketing strategy and promotion of fitness and wellness programs.
Teach group fitness classes and implement personal training or coaching sessions as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, Physical Education, or related field.
One or more years professional experience working in university setting.
A nationally accredited certification in at least one of the following: Personal Training, Group Fitness, or Health Coaching from ACSM, NSCA, NASM, ACE, or equivalent.
Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, Physical Education, or related field.
Experience implementing a Personal Training, Group Fitness, or Health Coaching Prep course or training.
Ability to teach multiple group formats (i.e., Yoga, Pilates, Cycling, Kickboxing, etc.).
Multiple nationally accredited certifications in Personal Training, Group Fitness, or Health Coaching.
Other certifications and experiences are required for this position as deemed necessary by the department.
CPR/AED certified, or the ability to obtain within 60 days of employment.
Demonstrated experience within health and wellness.
Experience with other university fitness or wellness prep courses or training programs.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Experience developing program policies procedures, strategic plans and assessment tools.
Experience managing point of sale systems, online reservations, and online sales.
Experience in hiring, training, and evaluating staff.
Familiar with virtual platforms and virtual program delivery.
Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm.
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