The Fitness Coordinator of Group Fitness reports to the Assistant Director of Fitness and Aquatics and assists in the oversite, assessment and coordination of an innovative and growing collegiate fitness program that includes personal training, small group training, 26,000-square-feet of fitness center spaces, three group fitness studios, student staff supervision and special events. The Fitness Coordinator of Group Fitness will oversee Group Fitness, Custom Special Events, and Small Group Training programs and the management of fitness studios.
Provide leadership and direct the group fitness program, custom special events, and small group training to the UNCW Campus Community. Apply excellent customer service and industry best practices to manage day-to-day operations that include scheduling classes and instructors, managing fitness studios, and equipment inventory control and maintenance to create a world class experience for the UNCW campus community
Lead and instruct skills and techniques necessary for group fitness classes. Specific class formats include strength-training, aquatic fitness, mind-body, cardiovascular training, and dance
Responsible for supervision (recruiting, hiring, mentoring, performance evaluations) of student Group Fitness Instructors, Program Assistants, and Small Group Trainers.
Facilitate training and risk management assessments, mentorship, and continuing education opportunities for all staff
Instruct a nationally accredited Group Fitness Instructor Certification Course for staff recruitment each semester
Develop, implement, and lead training on standard operating procedures/ guidelines, policy education and enforcement, and departmental emergency action plan for assigned staff members
Resolve conflicts and grievances within areas of responsibility. Develop and execute an on-going customer service training program to ensure goals, objectives and outcomes are met.
Manage the communication plan on programming schedules internally and externally to the UNCW Campus community and assist with the development and execution of marketing strategies for fitness programs, services, and special events
Create experiential fitness related opportunities for custom special events for the UNCW Campus community
Plan and assess short and long-term business objectives and goals for Group Fitness program and Small Group Training program to determine satisfaction levels, areas of improvement and potential sectors to target among staff and participants
Responsibility for managing time and monthly payroll for respective student staff
Provide feedback for managing a sustainable fee structure that includes personnel costs, course registration fees, fitness equipment replacement plan, etc.
Assist with the development and administration of the fitness program budget
Expectations include creating and maintaining practices that are welcoming, innovating, and sustainable to the UNCW Campus Community and maintain a consistently friendly, clean, and safe environment for staff and patrons
Provide consultation and expert advice on best practices, industry trends and emerging issues.
Participate in assessment planning and goal setting for the Fitness and Aquatics Team. Collect and analyze statistics related to assigned areas
Assist in the development and programming of well-being initiatives and programs
All other duties as assigned that fit within the scope of the departmental mission and vision
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions
One year of fitness programming and/or fitness center operation experience
Experience in teaching multiple group fitness formats and small group training.
Master's Degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Exercise Science/Physiology, or related field
Graduate Assistant experience in collegiate recreation programming
2 years of direct experience with:
Student personnel supervision at the collegiate recreation level
Implementation and management of group fitness programs and small group training
Management and supervision of all related fitness equipment and spaces
Leading a variety of group fitness class formats
Nationally Accredited Certification in Group Fitness Instruction
Facilitation experience – including but not limited to teaching instructional courses, leading in-services, etc.
Experience personal training
Required Certifications or Licensure:
Must have or be eligible to obtain within the first 90 day of employment
American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor
American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Adult, Infant, and Child certification
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Campus Recreation inspires healthy lifestyles with inclusive recreation, innovative programming and sustainable facilities, while embracing technology and fostering leadership development. The mission of the Department of Campus Recreation is to provide quality recreational experiences and facilities thus enhancing the overall educational experience of the campus community. This goal is accomplished by offering a wide variety of recreational activities, conducting educational workshops and providing professional training. The Department of Campus Recreation, Division of Student Affairs, provides a multi-faceted program that includes Fitness, Intramural Sports, Aquatics, Adventure Recreation, Sport Clubs, Open Recreation, Business, and Facility Operations. Campus Recreation at UNCW takes a
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