University of Houston-Clear Lake - Coordinator, Fitness and Wellness

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Job Description - Coordinator, Fitness and Wellness (STA002858)

Job Description 

Coordinator, Fitness and Wellness 



The Coordinator for Fitness and Wellness develops, directs, and administers services that involve direct interaction with UHCL students and community, as well as enhances the academic and learning experiences outside of the classroom. Provides leadership, oversight, and empowers professional and student staff to develop and foster fitness/wellness programs to promote student learning, development, and success. Responsible for the creation and implementation of a comprehensive fitness and wellness program including, but not limited to: personal training (both individual, small group, and boot camp formats), group fitness classes (yoga, Zumba, strength, core, toning, etc), educational components (health/wellness fairs, special events, social media, poster series, video series, etc), and wellness programming (faculty/staff wellness, educational opportunities, mind/body wellness, healthy living, etc).


  • Coordinates comprehensive campus recreation fitness and wellness programming functions, including coordinating revenue and non-revenue based private programming.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates assigned staff, including student program assistants, group fitness instructors, personal trainers, contract and non-contract staff, interns, and potential graduate assistants.
  • Plans, develops, promotes, implements, and evaluates events and programs related to the area of responsibility, including group fitness classes, individual and small group personal training, fitness assessments, mind/body classes, faculty/staff wellness, health and wellness fairs, educational components for fitness zones, and other special events related to fitness and wellness.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors the effectiveness of fitness and wellness initiatives.
  • In conjunction with the Asst. Director for Campus Recreation and the Coordinator for Business and Member Services, creates and monitors fitness and wellness program annual budgets and payroll functions.
  • Maintains fitness and wellness areas and program-specific equipment.
  • Educates university faculty and staff, students and the general public about the area of responsibility and related programs provided by the department.
  • Promotes program and operational retention and effectiveness through on-going assessment, intervention, evaluation, and participant feedback. Researches and applies new knowledge and techniques to current policies, procedures and operations.
  • Serves as a liaison to university groups/organizations, university/divisional/departmental committees, faculty and staff, student organizations, external organizations, vendors, and the general UHCL community.
  • Coordinates and/or assists with special events related to the area of responsibility, departmental, division, or university as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution.
2. Minimum of two years of experience as a graduate assistant or minimum of one year as a professional in collegiate recreation.

3. Personal Training Certification (ACE, AFAA, ACSM, NASM, or NSCA) or other comparable certification.

4. Knowledge of group fitness instruction for multiple group fitness offerings

5. Ability to hire, train, schedule, and develop student staff related to fitness and wellness programming (personal training, group fitness instructors).

6. Ability to research and administer fitness initiatives, advancements, certifications, trainings, etc related to personal training, group fitness, wellness education, healthy living, mind/body development.

7. Working knowledge of various computer software needed to perform above duties (Microsoft Office Suite, web-based fitness software, PeopleSoft.

8. Ability to create and coordinate special events related to fitness/wellness.


Bachelors degree in Recreation, Sports Administration, Athletic/Recreation Administration, Physical Education or a related field.
Masters degree in Recreation, Sports Administration, Athletic/Recreation Administration, Physical Education and/or related field.
Two years as a professional in collegiate recreation.
American Red Cross First, CPR, AED instructor certification.


Required Attachments by Candidate: Resume, Cover Letter/Letter of Application 

Notes to Applicant:  Full-time position with benefits. Background and motor vehicle checks are required. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete and disqualified.  

Salary: $15.38 - $19.99 per hour


: Full-time


: C0167 Campus Recreation & Wellness

Job Posting

: May 23, 2018, 9:22:50 AM

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Priority consideration for applications received by June 14, 2018


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