JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness, collaborates to develop, administer, and evaluate a comprehensive fitness and wellness program for all members of the Emory community based on current research and fitness industry trends. This includes, but is not limited to, group exercise classes, instructional classes, personal training, tennis coaching, wellness coaching, fitness area orientation, special programs and educational workshops. Assists in the administration of Recreation and Wellness fitness programs, as well as teaches assigned for-credit health and wellness classes within the general education requirement through the physical activity curriculum. Position has equal programmatic responsibilities at both the Woodruff Physical Education Center (WPEC) and the Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) recreational facilities. Coordinates and implements CPR/AED/First Aid and Safety classes for the Emory community. Develops and implements at least two special events/programs per semester at each facility; develops and implements at least one small program per month at facility. Assists with marketing and social media for fitness programs. Complies statistical data for reporting and evaluation. Develops and revises administrative policies and procedures. Sets learning outcomes and conducts comprehensive program assessments in specific areas of responsibility. May serve as a first responder for emergency situations and provides emergency care and customer service, resolves conflicts and makes decisions and judgments regarding facility usage. Provides input on departmental policy decisions and strategic planning. Recruits, hires, trains, and evaluates over forty group exercise instructors and over thirty fitness student staff. Develops and implements continuing education and training for fitness and wellness staff. Assists with the preparation, forecasting and monitoring of all annual income and expense budgets as it relates to the fitness and wellness program area. Creates monthly reports showing revenue generated and costs accrued by group fitness classes and instructional classes. Assists with the establishment of risk management policies and trainings for all fitness areas, staff and programs. Serves on at least one committee, project team, or program within the Division of Campus Life and/or the University Community. Performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree in recreation, exercise science, exercise physiology, physical education, sports administration, public health or other related field, and one year of experience in fitness and wellness programming and facility management, preferably in a university setting. CPR, First Aid and AED certification required. Master's degree is preferred.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends when necessary. Knowledge of standard practices in recreational sports, exercise science and/or physical education. Demonstrated ability to be dynamic and self-motivated and ability to foster continuous process/quality improvement in the staff. The individual must enjoy participating in a collaborative work environment with student learning as the focus. Responsible for educating the community about our departmental offerings and being a leader on campus in health, wellness and fitness education. The successful candidate will promote and cultivate an environment that values inclusiveness and diversity, engage in evidence-based decision-making, and promote student development and learning.
A master’s degree from an accredited university in recreation, exercise science, exercise physiology, physical education, sports administration, public health or other related field. A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in fitness and wellness programming and facility management in a university setting. CPR/FA/AED instructor certification. National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and Registry of Certified Recreational Sports Professionals (RCRSP) member. Experience supervising fitness center staff, programming fitness activities and developing campus wide fitness initiatives and programs. Certification in at least one of the following: ACSM, NSCA, ACE, or AFAA.