The Assistant Director for Fitness is responsible for the design, direction, management and evaluation of fitness and wellness based programs. This includes group fitness, personal training, F45, Small Group Training, and Wellness 2 U at two Campus Recreation facilities. Responsibilities include personnel management, financial management, planning and design of innovative and inclusive programs and services, safety and risk management, and the acceleration of the Fitness and Wellness team. The Assistant Director will provide tactical and operational leadership designed to achieve the Campus Recreation vision. The position requires representation of the Department of Campus Recreation in a fair, consistent, cooperative and positive manner in accordance with Department and University policy. The position reports to the Associate Director for Programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide tactical and operational leadership for the Fitness and Wellness programs designed to achieve the Campus Recreation vision. Program includes group fitness, personal training, F45, Small Group Training, and Wellness programs.
Responsible for the effective management and oversight of program offerings and facility spaces and achieves exceptional quality, stewardship and accountability.
Plan semester / annual programming based on UArizona community needs, department needs, and current trends within the industry. Work with reporting staff to ensure curriculum design is consistent with best practices and industry standards.
Collaborate with department staff to ensure facility spaces are maintained as needed to meet industry standards for programmatic use.
Create the annual budget submission for review and approval. Manage the program according to approved budget, carrying out best practices in financial stewardship.
Develop alternate revenue sources for the program as needed to ensure financial viability.
Staff supervision including hiring, training, scheduling, feedback, evaluations, payroll and disciplinary processes for benefited, ancillary, student and volunteer staff. Direct supervision of professional staff members and indirect supervision of independent contractors. The development and engagement of student staff is an emphasis.
Develop for review and approval any pertinent program area policies, procedures, processes and training / operations manuals.
Develop or update necessary emergency procedures, safety practices and risk management processes in conjunction with administration and the department risk management committee.
Develop marketing strategies, publicity strategies and pricing structures. Collaborate with department marketing staff as appropriate to implement strategies. Conduct outreach efforts in order to increase awareness and visibility of the program.
Ensure the highest possible level of customer service in order to provide exceptional experiences through the Fitness and Wellness Programs.
Develop, in collaboration with department staff, appropriate program assessment tools to assess market needs and interests, participant satisfaction and overall program feedback. Report on results, including strategies for process improvement.
Execute equipment and supply purchasing within budgetary parameters according to UArizona policies.
Inventory and maintain all equipment and supplies to ensure quality, safety and security.
Provide ongoing, semester and annual updates on pertinent measures of success, including participation, assessment data, and financial status and area happenings.
Develop and maintain relationships with Campus Recreation, the University of Arizona and Tucson community as necessary to achieve program success, collaborations and partnerships.
Development and maintain positive relationships with current and potential participants and alumni in order to maximize program success.
Ensure proficiency in Campus Recreation and University of Arizona policies, procedures and processes.
Engage in Campus Recreation, University of Arizona and pertinent industry training and development opportunities.
Provide continuing education opportunities for the staff and manage contracts and licensing agreements with campus procurement.
Master’s degree in recreation, exercise science, public health, health promotions or related field.
Three years of full-time, relevant professional program oversight for fitness and wellness related programming. Two years of graduate assistant experience equals one year of professional staff experience.
2-3 years of student staff supervision.
Demonstrated experience with program development, marketing, financial management, safety and risk management.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Experience with collaborative programming and the ability to form positive relationships.
Individualized exercise program development, fitness instruction, fitness testing, personal training, class programming and resistance training instruction.
Current group fitness and personal training certification with one or more of the following: ACE, ACSM, NSCA, AFAA, or NASM.
Upon hire, the following American Red Cross (or equivalent) certification training will need to be completed:
Adult CPR, AED, First Aid
Blood Borne Pathogens
Valid driver's license upon the first day of employment (or ability to obtain within 30 days) with a minimum of two years of driving experience
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