Coordinator, Campus Recreation/Fitness, Health & Well-being
The University of Rhode Island
Location: Kingston, Rhode Island
Type: Full Time
Salary: $54,401 - $60,000
Internal Number: SF01541
ESSENTIALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES: Develop, promote, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive personal training and wellness program including recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating trainers and instructors.
Manage fitness space floor design and layout, for the functional and safe navigation of fitness spaces, studios, and facilities.
Work with outside vendors and colleagues in the research, purchasing, inventorying, maintenance, and management of equipment and other resource materials needed to operate a comprehensive fitness center and personal training program.
Assist with the replacement cycle of equipment and contribute to the ongoing cleaning and maintenance of all fitness equipment and resources (including but not limited to speakers, television, tablets, etc.) Maintain daily, quarterly, and yearly maintenance repairs and inventory through fitness management software.
Create and support a culture that promotes overall health and well-being in collaboration with campus partners/key stakeholders that focuses on all elements of wellness including, but not limited to, stress management, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental, occupational, financial, and physical well-being.
Serve as a Personal Trainer and teach specialized group exercise classes as needed.
Stay up to date with fitness, health, and wellness/well-being trends and industry standards. Evaluate, assess, develop, implement, and manage current and new fitness, health and wellness/well-being initiatives, and programs.
Work collaboratively and cooperatively with all program units within Campus Recreation to develop, organize, and promote new and ongoing fitness, health, and well-being programs, services, workshops, and events, with an emphasis on a team-orientated workplace.
Responsible for keeping up to date with industry trends as it relates to student employment, onboarding, new social media technology associated with student employee management, and cardio/strength and conditioning fitness equipment as well as collegiate fitness, health, and well-being issues.
Assist in recruiting, hiring, onboarding, development, scheduling, training, payroll tasks, supervising and evaluating student employees, and temporary workers.
Administrative responsibilities include but are not limited to updating training materials, maintaining operations manuals, developing policies and procedures, and developing and managing an annual program budget.
Collaborate with the Campus Recreation marketing unit in the development of promotion and advertisement strategies.
Keep up to date with current standards of risk management. Review and maintain records of accident, incident, and risk management reports.
Develop semester and annual reports, which review and evaluate program goals and objectives, key performance indicators, (participation and other program statistics, assessments, etc.) and make recommendations for change when needed.
Assist with departmental evaluation and assessment efforts, benchmarking, data collection, and analysis. Lead co-workers and colleagues with implementing appropriate evaluation and assessment metrics using best practices in the industry. Solicit student and stakeholder feedback throughout program development and evaluation.
Assist other staff members in assessing programs and learned student outcomes and their impact on student retention, leadership development, satisfaction, and academic success. Assist in the development, monitoring, and tracking of results of assessment tools.
OTHERDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES: Assist department leadership in the development of creative programs related to the promotion of fitness, health, and well-being to the university community.
Provide effective training, leadership, management, and mentoring for student-athletes.
Work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekend hours.
Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director and Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
LICENSES, TOOLS, ANDEQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers, word processing, database management, and spreadsheet software. CPR, First Aid and Automatic External Defibrillations (AED) certifications or ability to obtain certification within first three months of employment. Current certification in personal training from a nationally recognized governing body (NASM, ACE, ISSA, NCSF, NSCA, NESTA, NFPT, etc.) Current certification, for a minimum of two years, in personal training from a nationally recognized governing body (NASM, ACE, ISSA, NCSF, NSCA, NESTA, NFPT, etc.)
1. Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, public health, health education, recreation, college student personnel, or related field. 2. Minimum of two years of full-time professional administrative experience in developing and managing a diverse fitness/wellness-related program, including programming and staffing. 3. Current certification in personal training from a nationally recognized governing body (NASM, ACE, ISSA, NCSF, NSCA, NESTA, NFPT, etc.) 4. Current certification, for a minimum of two years, in personal training from a nationally recognized governing body (NASM, ACE, ISSA, NCSF, NSCA, NESTA, NFPT, etc.) 5. Demonstrated supervisory experience. 6. Demonstrated training experience. 7. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills. 8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills. 9. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations. 10. Current CPR, First Aid and Automatic External Defibrillations (AED) certifications or ability to obtain certification within first three months of employment.
1. Master’s degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, public health, health education, recreation, college student personnel, or related field. 2. Minimum of two years of full-time professional administrative experience in developing and managing a diverse fitness/wellness-related program, including programming and staffing in a college or university setting. 3. Demonstrated ability to start-up fitness/wellness programs and see them through to assessment. 4. Demonstrated ability to hire, train, and supervise student employees in a college or university setting with over 10,000 students. 5. Demonstrated experience working with CAS (Council for the Advancement of Standards – Collegiate Recreation) and/or learned student outcomes in a college or university setting. 6. Demonstrated experience with fitness management software. 7. Demonstrated evidence of membership in the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA – Leaders in Collegiate Recreation) and/or involvement in professional organizations closely related to fitness, health, and well-being.
The University of Rhode Island is located in the historic village of Kingston where it is close to the ocean and major beaches. Our 1,200-acre campus, a mix of ivy-covered buildings and contemporary architecture, is 30 miles south of Providence, and within easy reach of Newport, Boston, and New York City.
The University is the state’s current Land, Sea and Urban Grant public research institution and serves a diverse and dynamic community with nearly 18,000 students representing 48 states and 76 countries [and continues to grow]. The Department of Campus Recreation falls under the Division of Student Affair where we strive to be a student-focused division committed to student access and student success that supports life-long learning, well-being, leadership, inclusion, and innovation. Campus Recreation mission is to enrich the URI Community through diverse, recreational opportunities. We are driven to inspire a sense of belonging and to promote a life-long commitment to holistic well-being.
The core units within the department includes Aquatics, Club Sports, Facility Operations/Services, Fitness, Health & Well-being, Intramural Sports, Marketing/Outreach and Sailing. Ca...mpus Recreation facilities include: a 275,000 sq. ft., 3-building multipurpose Athletic/Recreation Complex, a 33,000 sq. ft. fitness and wellness center, a 3,600 sq. ft. sailing, and outdoor recreation fields. For more information, please visit uri.edu/campusrec.
“Be active, Be well, Belong.”