Coordinator of Fitness

Colorado Springs, CO
May 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is seeking a dynamic, innovative and student development-centered individual for the position of Coordinator of Fitness. The Coordinator of Fitness is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the UCCS group fitness, small group training, fitness buddies, and personal training programs.  The successful candidate will promote and cultivate an environment that values inclusiveness and diversity, engage in evidence-based decision-making, and promote student development and learning.  

Work schedule will be flexible Monday – Friday, including some early morning or evening hours, weekends, holidays and the ability to attend on and off campus events.  No vacation permitted the week prior to and first week of each fall and spring semester.

Professional Field:

Recreation, Exercise Science, Physiology, Kinesiology, Health Promotion

This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.  The Coordinator of Fitness provides oversight and direction of two student program assistants, fitness instructors, personal trainers, interns, and volunteers

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

Program Management:

  • In coordination with the Associate Director of Campus Recreation, administers, develops, plans, implements, organizes, and evaluates a comprehensive group fitness, fitness buddies, and personal training program.
    • Assesses current activities and researches industry trends to compile a diverse array of offerings to best meet patron needs.
    • Oversees group fitness class schedules, monitors and maintains in-person and online registration processes, and responds to participant inquiries.
    • Develops, implements, and annually assesses program learning outcomes.
  • Coordinates, promotes, supervises, and evaluates revenue-generating group fitness, small group training, personal training, body composition assessments, and associated customized fitness programming.
    • Serves as a fitness class instructor when necessary.
  • Coordinates/assists in developing, planning, administering, and implementing fitness events and wellness programs and works collaboratively with other members of Campus Recreation and Wellness and our division staff to conduct special events and programs for the campus community.
  • Administrative Duties:

  • Regularly reports assessment, after action reviews, and statistical data pertaining to operations, participation, and staff development.
  • Completes area of management annual report information  .
  • Attends professional development conferences, workshops, seminars and advocates for professional development throughout the department in order to stay abreast of current trends and industry standards.
  • Participates proactively in program, departmental, and University events.
  • Human Relations & Student Development:

  • Implements fitness staff development including training, onboarding of new staff and professional development.
  • Maintains personal health history questionnaires that meet industry standards regarding clientele.
  • Provides exceptional levels of customer service and support to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community who patronize Campus Recreation facilities.
  • Personnel Management:

  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, mentor and evaluate 15+ group fitness instructors and personal trainers, a Group Fitness Program Assistant and Personal Training Program Assistant including positive recognition and merit raise procedures as well as following established disciplinary procedures as necessary.
  • Participates in the development of ideas and suggestions for program, facility, and service improvements.
  • Position is required to attend Campus Recreation classes and/or programs and use various facilities and equipment periodically to ensure that they are meeting or exceeding department and industry standards and risk management guidelines.
  • Fiscal & Resource Management:

  • Report group fitness and personal training student payroll and operational budget expenses to the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
  • Assists Associate Director of Campus Recreation in the development and administration of group fitness, fitness buddies, and personal training budgets.
  • Oversees and coordinates group fitness and small group training equipment maintenance, security, inventory, ordering, and organization.
  • Risk Management:

  • Serves as risk manager for assigned areas; being a first responder for emergency situations and providing proper care and communication in these situations.
  • Demonstrates the proper use of equipment, outlines rules and regulations for new students and members to help familiarize them with group fitness and personal training programming.
  • Promotions & Marketing:

  • Collaborates in fitness, wellness, and nutrition programming across campus including partnership efforts with Manager of Wellness Promotion, the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Lane Center, Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center, Dining and Hospitality Services, Student Activities and Organizations, Greek Affairs, and Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • In collaboration with the Program Coordinator of Membership and Communications, advertise and market group fitness, fitness buddies, personal training program offerings, and services across campus.
  • Other Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the mission, vision and core values of Campus Recreation and the Division of Student Success.
  • Job Competencies:

  • Certification or ability to become certified within 6 months in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and AED.
  • Ability to effectively instruct and provide public presentations.
  • Strong commitment to student management, training and development.
  • Ability to utilize campus recreation software – Microsoft applications, Fusion, Sub-It-Up, Canvas, etc.
  • This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    What We Offer:

    Salary Range: Generally starting at $37,768 - $48,732

    The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

    The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

    Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of May 24, 2021.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of May 31, 2021.
  • The potential employee start date is July 1, 2021.
  • The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Exercise Science, Physiology, Kinesiology, Health Promotion, or related field and 2 years of experience in recreation or fitness setting.
  • Current group exercise instructor and/or personal training certification through ACE, AFAA, NSCA, NASM, ACSM, or other nationally recognized agency.
  • Preferred Requirements:

  • Group fitness and personal training program management experience in an educational setting.
  • Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required tomove; bend, crouch, kneel, stoop, and reach. High energy requirements. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

    Job Category: Student Services
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: May 3, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing