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Fitness/Wellness Program Manager, Athletics and Recreation

University of Denver
Colorado, USA, Denver

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The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the school's academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 33 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 18 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.

Position Summary
This position will be responsible for the daily management, promotion and operation of Ritchie Center Fitness and Wellness Programs for the University community and Ritchie Center members; including oversight of the following responsibilities including, without limitation; sales ($250,000+), program scheduling, marketing and program promotion, human resources, group fitness, virtual fitness, personal training, nutrition coaching, wellness coaching, wellness education, in-body assessments, certifications, special events, and related programs and operations. This position delivers an exceptional customer experience to all visitors of the Ritchie Center through managing the front line interactions that customers will have. These include parking, facility entry and access, transaction experience, facility quality, communication, safety, and servicing each customer's needs.

Essential Functions

Exceptional Student/Ritchie Center Member/Participant Experience

  • Create a Culture of Service Above Self & Student/Member/Participant Development.
  • Monitor Participant Satisfaction.
  • Handle Inquiries, Concerns and Complaints.

Fitness and Wellness Programs

  • Advance Fitness and Wellness through programs and services that promotes a holistic experience.

Coors Fitness Center Operations

  • Maintain Daily Venue Operations.
  • Maintain Facility Equipment.
  • Manage Fitness and Wellness Equipment Inventory.
  • Develop & Implement Checklists, Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines for Coors Fitness Center and Studios.

People Management

  • Promote Workplace Performance.
  • Manage Fitness and Wellness Staffing Requirements.
  • Manage Fitness and Wellness Programs Staff.
  • Coach Staff.
  • Conduct Performance Reviews.


  • Ensure that team members have clear goals, objectives, and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate communication skills listening, speaking, and writing.
  • Effectively communicate with the team.
  • Conduct meetings.
  • Make decisions.
  • Manage time.
  • Support Organizational Change.
  • Encourage inter-departmental collaboration.
  • Exhibit Professionalism.
  • Manage with ethics and integrity.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma.
  • 1 year of program management, operations or related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 3 years of program management, operations or related experience.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Position will be required to work a varied schedule that will include evenings, nights, and weekends.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, July 1, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 7.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $45,000 - $53,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.


Founded in 1864—just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities.

The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries.

The University offers:

Regardless of what they study, University of Denver students embark on a personal educational journey that helps them find and follow their individual purpose.

Collaborative, Experiential Learning

Our students work closely with faculty, peers and members of the community on projects, research and fieldwork. They cross disciplines to discover new perspectives and approaches to problem solving.

In and out of the classroom, our students learn by doing, whether they're collecting data in the field or putting theory into practice in a clinical setting.

The University of Denver Culture

Across the University of Denver’s many divisions, departments, and offices, supervisors are searching for new employees who strive to excel and innovate, prize integrity, and who value the opportunity to engage with the community.  The University is always looking for creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners who want to know more and do more.

At the University of Denver, our culture is steeped in ethics and social responsibility. As a result, our faculty and students represent a wide array of perspectives and enjoy the healthy dialogue that grows out of diversity. University of Maryland, Baltimore

For all their differences, the members of our community are united by a common purpose: They're determined to confront society's most pressing challenges—everything from world health and the global economy to access to education.

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