Fitness & Wellness Coordinator

Tucson, AZ
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Campus Recreation

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Fitness and Wellness Coordinator is a full-time comprehensive Fitness and Wellness position (12 month) that provides for the effective day-to-day supervision and implementation of programs and services for Campus Recreation. Areas of oversight include Group Fitness, Small Group Training, Personal Training, custom Fitness programming, Wellness Programs, and Fitness Certifications. Coordinators are responsible for hands-on operations including personnel supervision, guest service, facility and equipment operations and maintenance, delivery of programs and services, program design and curriculum, safety and risk management. Coordinates hiring, training and supervising staff who oversee facilities and deliver programs and services. 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 Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision for the Fitness and Wellness program designed to achieve the Campus Recreation vision and area goals.
  • Programs include Group Fitness, Small Group Training, custom fitness, wellness Programs, Personal Training, and fitness certifications, including ACE Prep Courses.
  • Contributes to overall health and wellness programming.
  • Provide daily supervision of program offerings and facility spaces that achieves exceptional quality, stewardship and accountability.
  • Plan individual program offerings and design curriculum and activities intended to meet guidelines set by leadership staff on program mix, participation targets and financial parameters.
  • Collaborate with department staff to ensure facility spaces are maintained as needed to meet industry standards for programmatic use. This includes implementing routine inspections and audits.
  • Assist with the annual budget submission. Provide financial supervision necessary to achieve budget targets, carrying out best practices in financial stewardship.
  • Staff supervision including hiring, training, scheduling, feedback, evaluations, payroll and disciplinary processes for ancillary, student, and volunteer staff. Indirect supervision of independent contractors. The development and engagement of student staff is a priority.
  • Develop for review and approval any pertinent program area procedures, processes and training or operations manuals.
  • Develop or update necessary emergency procedures, safety practices and risk management processes in conjunction with administration and the department risk management committee.
  • Under the guidance of Assistant Director and department marketing staff, implement publicity strategies to maximize program participation. 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.
    Implement 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 UA 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.
  • Develop 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 3 years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Group fitness and/or a Personal Training certification from one or more of the following organizations: AFAA, ACE, NSCA ACSM, or any NCCA certification is acceptable.
  • Upon hire, CPR-PR, AED, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens certification training will need to be completed.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two years of staff supervision experience, including the development of student staff.
  • Demonstrated experience with program development, marketing, financial management, safety and risk management.
  • Experience with collaborative programming and the ability to form positive relationships.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Student Services

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Campus Recreation

Job Function:

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Brooke Trentlage
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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