Under the general direction of the Assistant Director, the Fitness Coordinator is responsible for the administration of a comprehensive fitness program including weight room supervision, personal training, group exercise and instructional fitness at the Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC). The incumbent is responsible for ASI fitness program that services the needs of LBSU (Long Beach State University) students, faculty, staff, and alumni community. The position includes event and program planning, staff training and development, marketing, documentation and reporting, staff management, and assessment. The Fitness Coordinator works with other ASI programs and departments to promote ASI Recreation to a diverse and inclusive population. “This position has been identified as a limited reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a mandated reporter.”
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Develops and oversees the overall direction, management, and implementation of the fitness program. This involves recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and supervising all personnel related to the fitness program.
2. Works collaboratively with Human Resources to confirm all staff have mandatory, and current job certifications at all times including CPR/AED/First Aid. Confirms that weight room attendants and certified personal trainers, and fitness instructors are professionally trained and prepared for their respective roles.
3. Provides leadership and management for a comprehensive fitness program including weight room management, fitness orientation, fitness assessment, personal training, fitness events and equipment checkout service. Includes researching, planning, marketing, and implementing quality fitness programs, activities, and special events.
4. Manages student staff development training and creates strategies to enhance overall education in fitness.
5. Manage fitness special events throughout the year, support other department fitness initiatives, and support University-wide wellness campaigns. Works collaboratively with groups such as Beach Pride Events, student organizations, or SRWC professional staff team for activities and events.
6. Works with the Fitness Group Exercise Graduate Intern with health promotion, wellness education, fitness competitions, and educational workshops.
7. Apply program specific technologies such as the input of class schedules, program offerings, and special events in online scheduling software (Innosoft Fusion).
8. Works collaboratively with ASI Communication in recommendation of marketing efforts that will promote all fitness related programs. This includes eternal social media efforts, website content, internal marketing efforts and campus promotions.
9. Directly manages 30-40 part-time employees. These employees consist of student assistants, graduate assistant, and specialized employees. The Fitness Coordinator will also be responsible for directly supervising 1-2 interns in partnership with respective academic departments. Monitor and evaluate staff performance throughout the year.
10. Responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining standard operating procedures, employment training manuals, safety rules, standards, and guidelines for program areas, and organizes and maintains all program related forms. Ensures that all documented records comply with university standards, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other applicable industry standards.
11. Provides oversight for the intake process for personal training and fitness assessment clients. Counsel student participants as necessary and appropriate. Responsible for revenue generation and all financial components for the fitness program. Prepares and maintains personal training redemptions through Fusion software system.
12. Provide education through personal training and certification workshops, including partnerships with national accrediting bodies.
13. Work closely with management to meet student government and UREC Board of Trustees goals, and objectives when applicable for the SRWC.
14. Responsible for risk management in all areas of responsibility.
15. Assists Assistant Director in developing budgets, and financial projections. Responsible for budget areas in fitness. Initiates cost-containment measures or revenue generation strategies to ensure that program meets or exceeds financial expectations.
16. Assists facility operations in the monitoring and reporting of all preventative maintenance and repairs of fitness equipment. Ensures proper reporting of damaged equipment to facility maintenance in order to expedite repairs. Assists Assistant Director with fitness equipment procurement and inventory management.
17. Prepares performance report and evaluates overall participation and effectiveness of all fitness related programs and services. Conducts and ensures the completion of regular program assessments to determine satisfaction levels, areas of improvement, and measure learning outcomes for patrons.
18. Makes recommendations to Assistant Director to improve participation, variety and overall effectiveness of all fitness related programs and services.
19. Oversee the day-to-day cash handling operation for the fitness program. Ensures that proper ASI cash handling policies and procedures are adhered to.
20. Works cooperatively with other ASI departments to plan and implement large scale and/or collaborative events.
21. May serve on campus wide committees to promote university wide health and wellness initiatives.
22. Teaches a variety of fitness classes and may provide wellness workshops as needed.
23. Maintains certifications and actively seeks out and attend conferences, seminars, and meetings as permitted for professional development. Stays current on industry trends.
24. Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Management, or related field. Experience in fitness and wellness industry. Preferred 1-3 years of progressive collegiate recreational experience or equivalent. A master’s degree in a job elated field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education yearly.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Required:
Current or previous industry related personal training and/or group exercise certification from AFAA, ACSM, NASM, NSCA or equivalent.
Ability to occasionally work nights and weekends when required by nature of programs and activities being supervised. Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job function of this job, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others requiring a high degree of emotional intelligence and maturity.
Knowledge and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of modern fitness methods, practices, and trends. The ability to identify and apply these methods, practices, and trends in a consistently evolving work environment. General working knowledge of the program, activities and services, or ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge as a condition of continued employment. General working knowledge of the organization of CSULB. Ability to read and interpret documents such as funding policies, form instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers, employees, and visitors to the office. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Other Skills and Abilities
Work requires frontline contacts with a variety of campus and community individuals requiring active problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills.