Fitness Coordinator

Newark, DE
Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

Job Title Fitness Coordinator
Job ID 104525
Location Newark, DE

Pay Grade: 27N

Deadline: 4/23/17


The Fitness Coordinator at the University of Delaware is a valued member within the University and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services (DIARS), upholding and embracing the departmental mission of "Inspiring Greatness Together."

Under the limited supervision of the Director of Fitness, the Fitness Coordinator will assist in all aspects of delivering a comprehensive and diverse fitness program. The incumbent's main function will be to ensure the successful design, development, and implementation of the fitness program. Responsibilities include; management of the fitness instructor staff and fitness class schedule, oversight of the personal training program, evening and weekend management of the part-time student employees, developing fitness programs, assisting with budget recommendations and financial/usage analysis, and assist with management and supervision of the CSB fitness center, Independence Fitness Center, Harrington Fitness Center and student staff during operating hours.

The incumbent will be a collaborative team player who possesses strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills. The responsibilities listed may change or additional responsibilities may be assigned based on the needs of the department.


Staff Management
  • Recruit, hire, and train fitness instructors, personal trainers, and fitness supervisors. Interview candidates. Develop and implement training programs. Provide ongoing feedback and evaluation to employees.
  • Oversee and supervise fitness instructor staff. Focus on training, shadowing, providing continuing education, and evaluation of individual instructors.
  • Oversee and supervise personal trainers. Focus on training, shadowing, providing continuing education, and evaluation of individual trainers.
  • Serve as a secondary supervisor for student fitness supervisor staff.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Fitness to develop, plan, and monitor appropriate staffing levels in order to meet the demands of the fitness class schedule and personal training client volume.

Staff Development and Training
  • Schedule fitness certifications with Les Mills, AFAA, NETA, Cycling Fusion, and other NCCA accredited agencies.
  • Provide continuing education and conduct evaluations of personal trainers.
  • Provide evaluations of fitness classes, instructors, and program offerings.
  • Assist with new hire training of fitness supervisors.
  • Perform personal training, as necessary.
  • Instruct group fitness classes, as necessary.
  • May supervise student staff or miscellaneous wage employees.

Program Administration
  • Coordinate the administration and organization of a fitness program in support of university students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
  • Identify fitness facility/program deficiencies and develop action steps to address outstanding issues with supervisor.
  • Oversee development and execution of fitness program procedures and protocols that are framed around promoting maximum participation opportunities and excellence in programming.
  • Resolve related concerns of recreation facility users and employ sound judgment to address issues and incidences.
  • Conduct data and usage analysis of national trends in the area of collegiate fitness programs, produce reports, make necessary recommendations to the Director of Fitness.
  • Manage and schedule personal training sessions.
  • Develop fitness offerings to increase revenue.
  • Work with the Director of Fitness in the development of the fitness budget each fiscal year, which includes group fitness classes, personal training, instructional recreation courses, and fitness programs.

Facilities and Equipment
  • Oversee and maintain group fitness studios, sound systems, storage spaces and fitness class equipment.
  • Assist with fitness center equipment maintenance and ensure repairs are completed in a timely manner.
  • Make suggestions for equipment replacement plan.

National Industry Involvement
  • Research national trends within collegiate and commercial fitness programs.
  • Collaborate with colleagues at other institutions to successfully develop new offerings to the UD fitness program.
  • Maintain professional affiliations, certifications, and enhance professional growth and development to remain abreast of latest trends in fitness, health, and wellness.
  • Perform other miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma or GED, Associate's degree preferred, and three to five years of related experience.
  • Experience in Personal Training and Group Fitness.
  • Experience evaluating fitness instructors and personal trainers in ability and skill level.
  • Experience teaching a variety of fitness class formats preferred.
  • Experience in exercise design, personal training and working with diverse clientele preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Self-starter and independent worker desired.

  • The position requires some evening and weekend work.
  • Ability to travel to fitness events, conferences and/or certifications, and NIRSA conferences when needed.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at


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