KU Recreation Services, a Department within Student Affairs, provides a campus-wide impact by improving the quality of life for all students, faculty, staff, affiliates, retirees, alumni, spouses, and domestic partners through its fitness and wellness initiatives. KU Recreation Services provide state-of-the-art recreational programs, facilities, and services.
Facilities include the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center (ASRFC), opened in September 2003 and expanded in 2008, several outside spaces, and Robinson Center. The ASRFC is comprised of many different activity spaces: 16,000 square feet of cardiovascular resistance training and free weight equipment, functional training space, six indoor basketball/volleyball courts, a three-lane suspended jogging track, an aerobics studio, a martial arts studio, three racquetball courts, one squash court, dasher board system multipurpose gym, golf simulator, a 42-foot climbing wall and bouldering wall, two outdoor basketball courts, conference room, and a multimedia room. Outdoor facilities include: 13 acres of grass field spaces at the Shenk Recreational Sports Complex, the Adams Outdoor Education Center (challenge course), and one artificial turf field (Central Field), four lighted sand volleyball courts, and four lighted tennis courts. KU Recreation Services utilizes the Robinson Center for its aquatic activities.
Programs within KU Recreation Services include Fitness, Intramurals, Sport Clubs, and Outdoor Pursuits. Fitness offers KU Fit group fitness with classes focused on cardio, strength, and mind and body, Personal Training, and Fitness Assessments. Intramurals play team sports, team tournaments, and individual activities. Sport Clubs participate in a wide variety of competitive, recreational and instructional sports. Outdoor Pursuits offer a challenge course, rock climbing wall, and equipment rental center. Additional information can be found at www.recreation.ku.edu
The Fitness/Wellness Coordinator will recruit, hire, train, supervise, and develop KU Fit Group Fitness Instructors and Program Manager. Responsible for creating the KU Fit Group Fitness schedule, developing, implementing, and evaluating special events related to fitness, risk management and enforcing policies and procedures.
Contact Information to Applicants
Ethan Pearson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-864-1102
Additional Candidate Instruction
To be considered for this position, you must apply through KU's HR website: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25752&siteid=5541&AReq=18830BR#jobDetails=4222665_5541
Applications submitted through Bluefishjobs.com will not be reviewed.
In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position: 1. A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met. 2. Resume or curriculum vitae. 3. Contact information for three professional references.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application review begins Monday, April 26th, 2021, and will continue as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. For best consideration, please apply by April 26th.
60% - Coordinate the KU Fit Program including:
Plan and implement semester schedules with approximately 40 classes per week including a variety of in person and virtual classes such as strength, dance fitness, fitness boxing, cycling, yoga, etc.
Recruit, hire, train, and supervise, payroll, evaluate and document approximately 15 KU Fit instructors.
Oversee daily operations of the KU Fit program, including sign ups, optional fees, attendance records and equipment/facility upkeep, program assessment and policies and procedures that ensure safe instruction and risk management.
Provide continuing education for staff to enhance skills and obtain/maintain appropriate certifications through one-on-one skill building and /or workshops.
Supervise a KU Fit student Program Manager.
Recruit, plan, and implement the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course, an in-house group exercise training class.
Prepare monthly, semester, and yearly reports on classes and make recommendations as necessary.
Oversee and implement protocol for the KU Fit and specialty programs such as FIT45 (boot camp) including administration in Fusion (access, point of sale and programming software).
Purchase and inventory equipment for KU Fit classes.
Assist the Marketing Coordinator in promoting overall class participation.
Plan and host fitness certifications and workshops (CEU opportunities).
Research industry trends and assess new and current programming to compile a diverse array of offerings to best meet patron needs.
20% - Develop and manage and special events within fitness/wellness.
Design educational workshops and programs such as fun runs, virtual triathlons, etc. that provide participants with the opportunity to expand their knowledge, comfort level and ability in fitness/wellness related endeavors.
Coordinate with student organizations and other KU community requests for private group fitness classes at ASRFC and on-campus.
Collaborate and assist marketing in providing fitness/wellness social media and outreach such as healthy recipes, fitness/wellness tips and resources.
10% - Assist with the development and management of the fitness budget.
5% - Facilitate and coordinate with other units the development and implementation of the faculty and staff wellness committee and University-wide wellness initiatives.
Coordinate the annual Faculty and Staff Wellness Fair including sponsorships and purchasing giveaways.
Facilitate and promote events such as Lunch N’ Learn sessions.
Facilitate committee meetings.
5% - Other including, but not limited to:
Assist the Assistant Director Fitness/Wellness, as needed with personal training, ACE Personal Training Prep Course, fitness assessments (FIT4U).
Develop a collaborative relationship with other departments across campus and participate on University committees to meet the goals of the Chancellor’s Strategic Initiatives as assigned.
Instruct CPR/AED trainings on a rotational basis.
Assist with other duties as assigned.
The person in this position is responsible for knowledge of and compliance with Board of Regents, University policies and NCAA rules and regulations regarding day-to-day job-related activities applicable to the position that could involve contact with student athletes.
Standard 40 hours Monday through Friday with some flexibility. May require some morning, evening, or weekend work. Must be on site to direct work of student staff.
This position has been identified as a Campus Safety Authority. (Most positions are identified as Mandatory Reporters.)
CPR/AED training is required and must be completed 1 month from the start of employment. If currently not certified, it will be provided free of charge.
This position will be a hybrid of on-site work and telework as deemed by supervisor
Bachelor degree from an accredited institution (must have graduated by employment start date).
Minimum of 1 year professional work experience in fitness management; 2 years as a graduate assistant equals 1 year work experience (must have graduated by employment start date).
Previous experience as a group exercise instructor.
Certification in group exercise from NCCA accredited organization such as ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NETA or similar, or must be completed within 6 months of hire.
Bachelor degree from an accredited institution in physical education, recreation, exercise physiology, health education, exercise science, or related field.
Master degree from an accredited institution in physical education, recreation, exercise physiology, health education, exercise science, or related field.
Work experience in fitness management in a comprehensive campus recreation setting.
Successful experience supervising staff.
Experience teaching and administering Les Mills Programs, specifically Body Pump.
Certification in personal training from NCCA accredited organization such as ACE, ACSM, W.I.T.S, NASM, NSCA or similar.
Certification in indoor group exercise cycling such as Keiser, Krank Cycle, Schwinn, Spinning
At least one (1) year experience instructing indoor cycle.
Demonstrated professional involvement such as presenting or committee work, particularly involvement with fitness organizations such as NIRSA, ACE, ACSM, AFAA, IDEA.
Experience with Microsoft Office, When to Work, Blackboard, TEAMs and/or Fusion.
Current certification as an instructor for CPR/AED training.
Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work within a team.
Demonstrated ability to work independently on multiple tasks.
Experience working in and/or creating an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates diverse social identities.
Internal Number: 18830BR
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