Coordinator, Fitness & Wellness

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory Campus Life
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This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Admissions & Student Life
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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  • Assist with the management of a comprehensive fitness program including, but not limited to, 4th floor fitness staff, group exercise, instructional classes, personal training, small group training, wellness coaching, wellness programming, fitness area orientation, special programs and educational workshops.
  • Direct oversight and management of a comprehensive and collaborative wellness program at the both the WPEC and SAAC including, but not limited to, hiring, training and supervision of a student staff, development and implementation of programs, workshops, wellness coaching and other events focused on physical activity, stress management and nutrition.
  • Create a presence at both the Woodruff Physical Education Center (WPEC) and the Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) recreational facilities.
  • Collaborate with campus partners to implement a holistic approach to wellness and wellness programs.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and supervision of the Healthy Eagles Ambassadors Program.
  • Collaborate with Aquatics Coordinator to program CPR/AED/First Aid and other Safety classes for the Emory community. Develop, plan, implement and evaluate at least two (2) special events/programs per semester at each facility.
  • Develop and maintain all fitness and wellness bulletin boards in each facility.
  • Assist with the management of the Recreation and Wellness website.
  • Work with the marketing team to coordinate the marketing and promotion of fitness and wellness programs.
  • Compile and maintain semester statistical data for reporting (e.g. participation numbers, fitness studio equipment inventory, etc.).
  • Assist with the development of new initiatives and special events to meet the needs of the various target populations within the Emory community.
  • Develop and revise administrative policies and procedures within the areas of responsibility (e.g. fitness attendant and group exercise instructor handbooks and training).
  • Set learning outcomes and conduct comprehensive program assessments in specific areas of responsibility to inform fitness and wellness program development and implementation.
  • Serve as a department ranking staff member on duty for recreational programs, which includes, but is not limited to, serving as a first responder for emergency situations and providing emergency care, customer service, resolving conflicts and making decisions and judgments regarding facility usage.
  • Provide input on departmental policy decisions and strategic planning.
  • Serve in an on-call function to support athletic and recreation facilities and programs.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Recruit, hire, train, schedule, evaluate and actively mentor over (40) group exercise instructors and over (40) fitness student staff.
  • Staff and supervise all informal fitness areas and group fitness studios.
  • Instruct a for-credit physical education class within the general education requirement curriculum.
  • Provide managerial and leadership experiences in program operations; create and promote professional development opportunities.
  • Ensure proper training of fitness student staff on the physical education academic curriculum requirements.
  • Develop and implement continuing education and training for fitness and wellness staff.


  • Oversight of all fitness areas including, but not limited, policy development and enforcement, staffing, inventory, and equipment purchasing.
  • Coordinate with the appropriate facilities management staff for the maintenance and purchasing of all fitness and wellness equipment as needed.
  • Responsible for documenting and reporting all fitness equipment issues, and coordinates with the equipment maintenance vendor to ensure all equipment issues are properly resolved.
  • Assist with informal recreation operations and drop in recreation patrons.


  • Assist with the preparation, forecasting and monitoring of all annual income and expense budgets as it relates to the fitness and wellness program area.
  • Create monthly reports showing revenue generated and costs accrued by group fitness classes and instructional classes.
  • Conduct and audit payroll procedures for all group fitness instructors and student fitness staff including undergraduate and graduate students, independent contractors and professional staff.


  • Assist with the establishment of risk management policies and trainings for all fitness areas, staff and programs.
  • Coordinate with appropriate staff to provide CPR/First Aid/AED certification courses for all fitness and wellness staff.
  • Coordinate and maintain proper certification and records of all fitness personnel.
  • Instruct CPR/First Aid/AED courses for internal student and professional staff to ensure policy compliance. 


  • Maintain active membership in a variety of on-campus, divisional and local committees, including the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). Serve on at least one committee, project team, or program within the Division of Campus Life and/or the University Community.
  • Publication in professional journals, conference presentations and/or representation in other Higher Education associations.
  • Attends all staff, department and division meetings as required.
  • Build strong partnerships on campus within Campus Life units, Human Resources, Biomeyer, Undergraduate and Graduate schools, Emory University affiliate organizations, and external vendors.
  • Establish the fitness and wellness program as a leader on campus and within the community for health and wellness through physical activity.
  • Provide leadership opportunities through physical activity to all Emory community members.
  • Participate in selected Division of Campus Life activities and committees.


  • 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.


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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