Under the Division of Student Affairs, this position supports Fitness and Wellness Services within the department of Recreation & Wellness. The selected candidate will experience recreation programming through an environment that is hands-on and fast paced with a professional development approach. This position will report to the Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness.
Assist in the supervision of Fitness Training Services: Personal Training, Small Group Training, and the UFit program.
Assist in the recruitment, screening, hiring, training, evaluation, and supervision of student staff, to include internship and fieldwork students.
Support continuing education and professional development opportunities such as student staff in-services, workshops, local professional site visits, conference opportunities, review of articles and research.
Support efforts for adaptive and inclusive recreation and wellness programs.
Serve as a Personal Trainer and/or Group Exercise Instructor.
Assist with a variety of special events and programs within Recreation & Wellness.
Administrative duties to include data collection and reporting, implementation of policies and procedures, assistance with marketing, promotional and incentive programs.
Support departmental events and initiatives.
Attendance at meetings and trainings may be required.
Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to balance personal, academic, and work life in a healthy fashion.
Ability to balance multiple tasks, work on an individual level and in a team setting and demonstrate excellent communication skills.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Obtain and maintain American Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED certification.
Undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health Education, or related field.
Professional experience in one or more of the following: personal training, group fitness, health and wellness coaching, or similar fitness & wellness related initiatives.
At least 1 year of supervising experience.
NCCA accredited certification in personal training or group fitness (ACSM, NSCA, ACE, NASM, etc.).
Acceptance into GVSU College of Education, College of Health Professions, or similar area of study.
Depending on candidate interest and background, additional programming experiences may be provided, including American Red Cross courses and adult swim lessons.
Terms of Appointment:
The position will begin on August 28, 2023 and conclude on April 26, 2024.
This is for a one academic year appointment with potential of a second year based on approval and performance.
A tuition waiver covers 9 graduate credit hours per academic year and includes a stipend.
The position will work 20 hours per week.
Professional development funding available as well as employment opportunities between semesters and over the summer months.
Application review begins March 1, 2023. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Please submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references to:
Recreation & Wellness
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