The Fitness and Wellness Coordinator is a 9 month, 40 hour per week, Civil Service position in UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program (RSOP)
The Fitness and Wellness Coordinator manages fitness student staff, coordinates the planning and implementation of fitness and wellness programs, instructs fitness related classes, manages personal training staff/services, performs wellness workshops and services, and evaluates fitness and wellness related programs. Supports the mission and activities of UMD RSOP through whole-unit, campus and community involvement.
In order to meet the demands and expectations of this position, work hours will vary greatly from day to day, week to week and season to season.
Major Job Functions:
Program Development 35%
Program Planning 30%
Student Supervision and Development 25%
Risk Management 5%
Equipment and Inventory Mgmt. 5%
Tasks Within Each Major Job Function:
Program Development and Administration:
Create and coordinate Fitness and Wellness programming offered by RSOP. Programming includes areas of Group Exercise, Personal Training, Wellness, and Special Events. Specific programs may include activities, workshops, special events and certification courses, classes.
Administrative tasks associated with program development: Working with our marketing team for promotions, creating information materials for customers, entering information into RSOP’s software systems.
Represent RSOP on campus and community committees and external collaborations
Instruct a variety of Group Fitness classes including yoga, strength training, cycling, etc. to both student and employee groups
Instruct RSOP Wellness workshops including Summer Senior Residents
Train student staff in new exercise methods and formats
Create and coordinate Fitness and Wellness program schedule.
Collaborate with RSOP professional staff and Facilities Management to schedule facilities and work together to manage facilities.
Create, monitor, assess and update all policies and practices pertaining to Fitness and Wellness
Collaborate to create, monitor, assess and update policies and practices in all aspects of recreational offerings
Contribute to the RSOP team by assisting and working with individuals from multiple ethnic and cultural backgrounds (i.e. race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation)
Project annual budget for Fitness and Wellness program
Participate in long-range planning and events for RSOP
Student Supervision and Development:
Supervise the Fitness and Wellness program staff of RSOP to include creation of job descriptions, hire, train and instruct, assign work, and evaluate performance.
Assist with planning and conducting RSOP staff training, awards banquets, and staff events.
Assess student learning within Fitness and Wellness programming
Assist in the delivery of diversity/inclusion training.
Create, update, teach, monitor safety and risk as it pertains to fitness and wellness.
Assist with Risk Management and Emergency Action Plans development and implementation for RSOP
Equipment and Inventory Management
Oversight of Fitness/Wellness program related equipment inventory, budget and finances
Work in collaboration with Rec Center Coordinator to select, manage, and oversee maintenance of weight and cardio equipment located in the main recreational facility.
About the Department
UMD’s Recreational Sports Outdoor Program provides diverse programming and resources through a wide array of program categories and facilities. Over 90% of the UMD student body participates in our services! With 14 highly dedicated professional staff, over 200 student staff, RSOP is a cornerstone to student life opportunities at UMD. Staff regularly are at the leading edge of programming and services to students and the broader community and RSOP has been recognized as one of the best departments on campus.
How To Apply
Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2021.
This posting will remain open until the position is filled.
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.
In order for your application to be complete, you MUST attach a cover letter and a resume. Also provide a brief (no more than 1/2 page) personal statement detailing the applicant's affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity philosophy.
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The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or closely related field plus at least 4 years of related experience, or a combination of related education and work experience equal to 8 years
Current, nationally accredited group fitness instructor/personal training certifications (NETA, ACE, NASM, AFAA, Yoga Alliance, etc.)
Experience in leading group exercise and wellness programs, personal training, staff supervision & development, risk management, and budget planning.
Master’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise science or related field
Additional Salary Information: 9 month position with full-time benefits
Internal Number: 340200
About University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)
The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.
Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.