Manager, Employee Wellness & Fitness Center

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Manager, Employee Wellness & Fitness Center

Job ID: 226292
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Facilitate fitness initiatives designed to promote healthy lifestyle changes for the KSU employee population. Manages the daily operation of the Employee Fitness Center (EFC).

1. Manages the daily operations of the EFC including recruiting, training, and managing staffing needs, maintaining budgetary parameters, promoting membership, and analyzing usage reports
2. Plans, develops, implements, and monitors well-being programming
3. Facilitates communication, develop marketing, promote, and track participation and success of wellness programing to include specific wellness campaigns in addition to center membership
4. Oversees the safety of staff and patrons as well as safety, maintenance, and purchase and/or replacement of fitness equipment
5. Teaches and/or coordinates group fitness classes on a variety of wellness activities designed to reduce health risk, decrease medical costs, and encourage change towards overall improved well-being

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree in exercise physiology, kinesiology, health or related field with strong emphasis in health and fitness

Other Required Qualifications
Current Exercise Physiologist Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine
Current group exercise instructor certification from ACE, AFAA or other nationally accredited specialty class certification required
Adult CPR & AED certification (AHA or Red Cross)

Required Experience
Three (3) years of experience in related fields

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience
Previous fitness facility management experience, preferably in a corporate or university setting
Current knowledge and experience in teaching various aerobic/fitness classes is preferred
Previous group exercise instruction experience strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of exercise physiology, kinesiology, appropriate health measures, and preventative wellness practices

  • Able to manage self-directed work but also work collaboratively with others as appropriate

  • Ability to administer emergency protocol

  • Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

  • Delegation skills and decision making

  • Mentorship skills and the ability to successfully interact with a diverse population and communicate effectively with all levels of stakeholders

  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills

  • Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)

  • Strong attention to detail and follow up skills

  • Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

    Other Information
    This is a supervisory position.
    This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
    No, this position will not be required to drive.
    This role is considered a position of trust.
    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
    This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/26/2021
    Application Due: 4/26/2033
    Work Type: Full Time