Under the direction of the Associate Director of Recreation, the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive recreation programs, including Group Fitness classes, credit and non-credit Instructional classes, and Wellness programs. The Coordinator will oversee all aspects of Fitness, Instructional and Wellness programs, including daily operations, fiscal management, risk management, policies and procedures, facility management, scheduling and event planning, staff management, training and development, marketing and promotions, strategic planning, and program assessment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for the effective planning, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of all Fitness and Wellness programs including but not limited to: group fitness classes, personal training, instructional credit activity classes and wellness programs
- Develops and implements operating policies, procedures, standards, manuals and training for the Fitness and Wellness programs
- Ensures Group Fitness program provides a variety of class formats that is up to date with fitness industry, responsive to member feedback and inclusive for a diverse campus community
- Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates and supervises all fitness and wellness staff, including student and non-student instructors
- Coordinates independent contractors for personal training
- Ensures variety of academic instructional classes are offered for sports, dance, fitness, mind/body and martial arts
- Provides leadership for collaborative campus wellness initiative and develops wellness opportunities for participants
- Ensures all programs and services are governed by rules, guidelines, policies and procedures approved by the A.S. Recreation and Wellness Commission
- Maintains current fitness and recreation professional knowledge, proficiencies and contacts
- Researches and recommends purchases and replacement cycles for cardio and strength equipment
- Keeps current with university programming and activities through networking within various university programming entities and professional affiliations as appropriate
- Develops new programs and activities that serve students’ needs, fosters student learning, encourages and promotes diversity, and builds campus community, interest and pride
- Ensures adherence to Aztec Recreation, Associated Students and SDSU policies
- Develops programming alternatives and additional sources of revenue production through collaboration with other departments and external programs
- Develops marketing strategies, promotional materials and social media content in collaboration with Aztec Recreation Marketing Coordinator and student staff to promote and publicize fitness and wellness programs
- Creates, implements and analyzes assessment for all Fitness and Wellness programs
- Schedules, coordinates and oversees group fitness classes and academic credit classes for sports, dance, fitness, mind/body and martial arts activities
- Teaches group fitness and instructional credit classes offered through Aztec Recreation
- Develops new classes and programs to meet the needs of a diverse campus community
- Develops and implements non-credit clinics and classes
- Hires, trains, evaluates and supervises all class instructors
- Develops class curriculum, skill development and learning outcomes for credit classes
- Acts as liaison to academic partners for all academic credit activity classes offered through Aztec Recreation
- Ensures all university requirements are met for academic credit classes
- Ensures substitutions are confirmed for classes when instructors are absent
Minimum & Preferred Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in recreation, exercise science, physical education, kinesiology or related field from an accredited college or university required.
- Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of one year of full-time experience administering fitness related recreation programs required. Three years administrative experience preferred.
- Minimum three years of group fitness and/or academic activity class instruction experience required.
- Experience in a college campus recreation environment preferred.
- Demonstrated experience of the following:
- Hiring, training, evaluating and supervising staff, including instructor
- Managing fitness, instructional and wellness programs
- Training instructors including but not limited to technical skills, safety and risk management, and emergency response
- Working knowledge of fitness equipment maintenance
- Developing and managing budgets
- Working directly with a diverse population of college students and volunteers
- Delivering and training others on exceptional customer service
- Developing and administering university level activity classes for credit preferred
Licenses & Certifications Requirements:
- Nationally recognized group fitness certification from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American Council on Exercise (ACE), or an equivalent certification required
- American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, and AED certification required (within 30 days of hire)
- American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, and AED Instructor certification preferred
- Must complete Gender Awareness, Computer Security and Sexual Harassment Prevention training within 30 days of hire
Must comply with SDSU COVID-19 vaccine policies and procedures.
- Must professionally represent the Associated Students and San Diego State University at all times
- Demonstrated success in managing and mentoring work teams of diverse functions, complying with organizational policies and procedures and managing and leading change within an organization
- Commitment to values of wellness, service, diversity, and sustainability
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Extensive knowledge of fitness industry and best practices
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to relate and communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, colleagues and guests
- Must have strong English language skills and the ability to read, write and verbally communicate at a level appropriate to the duties of the position
- Ability to operate personal computer, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, experience using social media and ability to learn and utilize new software programs
- Ability to gather and organize data, draw logical conclusions and discern implications
- Well organized, ability to effectively multi-task, ability to prioritize work, manage time, problem solve, make decisions and meet scheduled deadlines under pressure
- Must be self-motivated, self-starter and perform with minimal direction and supervision
- Ability to present a consistent positive approach to students and all internal and external contacts by being courteous, respectful, helpful and cooperative at all times
- Commitment to a high standard of safety and ability to communicate and train safety policies and procedures to staff
- Proven necessary supervisory skills and strong ability to lead and motivate student and non-student employees and volunteers
- Ability to interpret and communicate policies and procedures
- Ability to adapt to and work in an environment of constant change, growth and frequent interruptions
Starting Range: $24.88 – $28.85 per hour
SCHEDULE & WORKING CONDITIONS
This is a regular, full-time position. Flexibility and willingness to work long and irregular hours and days, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed by program schedule.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work conditions may vary depending upon the location of programs; programs may occur indoors and outdoors, therefore requiring exposure to a variety of elements. While working indoors, the lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work performed within an office environment will include standard office equipment. While working outdoors, the work environment may involve exposure to various elements including but not limited to: sun, heat/cold, dust, pollens, precipitation, and other environmental risks.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical requirements include talking, listening, sitting, standing, walking, manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, corrected vision, hearing to standard range and use of office equipment including but not limited to computers, printers, telephones, copiers, fax machines, and cameras.
Must be able to teach group fitness and other activity classes as well as train instructors in multiple formats.
Depending on program requirements, physical demands may require standing and walking for extended lengths of time and may require lifting, pushing, pulling, moving and carrying items up to 40 pounds.
Inside the Organization
- Reports to the Associate Director of Recreation
- Fitness & Wellness Supervisor
- Program Assistants
- Group Fitness Instructors
- Academic Credit Class Instructors
- Coordinates with Building Services staff for facility maintenance and needs
- Coordinates with Member Services staff for program registration
- Coordinates with Recreation Marketing Coordinator and A.S. Graphics staff
- Works with all other Aztec Recreation staff
- Works with A.S. Business Services staff
Outside the Organization
- Works collaboratively and communicates with various University departments and personnel
- Networks with other university programs, professional organizations and community entities to stay current with fitness and recreation industries as well as new programming ideas and trends for college students
EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt, Grade 6
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position. Fingerprinting is required for all employee and volunteer positions that have direct contact with minor children and/or supervise other staff.
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