Coordinator of Campus Recreation- Fitness

May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Coordinator of Campus Recreation- Fitness

Requisition Number: STFR003713

Division/College: Athletics

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Coordinator of Campus Recreation- Fitness is responsible for the continued development and administration of the Northeastern University Campus Recreation Department's Fitness Programs. Under the direction of the Associate Director of Campus Recreation - Fitness & Facilities, this position coordinates the scheduling and supervision of comprehensive group fitness and personal training programs serving the needs of 1950 participants, which includes the training, development, hiring, and evaluation of the group fitness instructors and personal trainers. This position supports the Associate Director of Campus Recreation - Fitness and Facilities with the oversight of all aspects of the Fitness Program including the supervision of the Fitness Consultants, Equipment Technicians, Maintenance Specialists, and Fitness Administrative Assistant Teams.

The scope of this position encompasses not only fitness programming, but continued assessment and upkeep of all fitness equipment located in the Marino Center, Badger & Rosen Center, the outdoor functional fitness area, and assessment of the International Village fitness area equipment/layout, along with administration of best practices in fitness area supervision. Provides leadership and supervision for assigned campus recreation facilities and personnel. This individual will serve as a supervisor of student employees, interns and temporary non student employees for Campus Recreation.

Required to work on pre-determined weekends covering events throughout a calendar year, some evenings and early mornings, and during inclement weather.



Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, health and fitness, kinesiology, physical education, or closely related field.

Minimum of 1-3 years of experience designing or supervising group fitness and/or personal training programs.

Minimum of 1 year of successfully demonstrated experience in administering/supervising fitness programs or comparable related experience (relative GA experience will be considered).

Demonstrated experience within health and wellness industry and the ability to effectively train group fitness instructors and personal trainers.

Proficient with Microsoft Office programs and the ability to adapt to learning in-house systems of management/logistics and robust daily operations of recreation facilities/programs.

Required to work on pre-determined weekends covering events throughout a calendar year, some evenings and early mornings, and during inclement weather. Conduct weekend staff meetings.

Fiscal integrity.

Demonstrated strength in ability with the following: communication, negotiation and problem solving skills necessary to successfully manage issues when resolving conflicts related to direct reports/others. Possess strong leadership, oral and written communication skills, as well as supervisory and training skills when working with student employees/leaders/professional employees. Developed interpersonal skills and customer service skills are a must.

Team-oriented, self directed, individual with strong detail orientation, organizational and reprioritization skills. Ability to manage/lead with a variety of situations when working across an organization’s many functional areas. Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles. Ability to set priorities in order to perform a high volume of detailed work with regular distractions and interruptions. Ability to Identify problems, assess alternatives, render consistent and logical decisions, selflessly. Communicate with clarity, tact and diplomacy with a variety of people on the phone and in meetings, and when dealing with the public/external constituents. Work independently or within a team focused environment, meeting deadlines and handling/taking ownership of multiple projects simultaneously without negative impact on personal demeanor/attitude. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers. Influence others in a positive direction and to resolve conflicts. Passion for planning, implementing and evaluating recreational programs and activities.

Lifting equipment ranging from 10lbs.- 400lbs. is required, with assistance from others or from machinery.

Master’s degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, health and fitness, kinesiology, physical education, or related field.

A minimum of one (1) certification in group exercise and/or personal training as recognized by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Accepted certifications include: ACSM, ACE, AFAA, NSCA, NASM, NCCPT, or other meeting the same criteria.

Knowledge of the following, supported by skills and abilities: current trends in campus recreation related to “student run” facilities grounded in student development theory; relevant equipment, policies, procedures, programs and strategies/best practices associated with administering a comprehensive program of recreational activities in a university setting; meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction through needs assessment; equipment/supplies purchasing; computers and related software; ability and interest in serving as a mentor for students; principles and methods for training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups and the measurement of training effectiveness; principles and processes for performance management grounded in accountability; possess strong integrity; ability to maintain accurate records and files; strong follow through; ability to make sound independent judgments and possess proven critical thinking skills.

Possess American Red Cross CPR/AED certification or equivalent.

Demonstrated Experience:
• Successfully managing a fitness program.
• Knowledge of a wide range of facility and fitness equipment and the ability to maintain equipment inventory.
• Familiarity with inspecting facility for risk management or maintenance concerns and resolving concerns prior to activity.
• Supervising numerous student employees, in different positions, in multiple facilities in a higher education recreation setting.
• Submitting/tracking weekly payroll for fitness staff including; student workers, temporary non-student employees, part-time employees and interns.
• Developing and implementing policies and procedures.
• Maintaining and managing fitness software and registration and assessment protocols.
• Human resource management fundamentals.
• Leadership and supervisory abilities.
• Supervising non-student part-time employees.
• Budget proficiency.
• Developing student management models, grounded in student development theory.
Facilitator/training experience, public speaking/presentation skills.

CPR/AED Instructor Trainer

Additional Information:
A criminal background check is required for this position

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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