Fitness Coordinator

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00991PO19
Classification Title Student Services Program Coordinator II
Internal Title Fitness Coordinator
Campus Columbia
Work County Richland
College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support
Department SAAS Student Life
Band 5
Advertised Minimum Salary $35,168
Advertised Salary Range $35,168
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per Week 37.5
Work Schedule

Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Student Services

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The fitness coordinator supervises and develops student employees and creates and administers fitness programs to provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful beyond the classroom experiences. This position will directly manage group exercise and assist in managing personal training, small group training and educational-based fitness programs.

Primary responsibilities include:
• Hire, train, schedule & supervise approximately 60 fitness student employees. Design & facilitate training sessions with an emphasis on risk management, customer service, facility stewardship and group exercise and small group fitness-specific knowledge.
• Develop, market & manage the group exercise program based on current trends
• Create and administer program budget through the use of appropriate university financial policies and tools to ensure that revenue and expenses are at an optimal level
• Create risk management standards for equipment and facilities based on industry best practices

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Masters degree in Student Services or related field and 1 year related experience, or bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience.

Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification. In addition, a current certification must be held from either the Aerobic and Fitness Association or America (AFAA), American Council on Exercise (ACE) or the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). This position requires a variable work schedule. Early mornings, evening & weekend hours will be required. In addition, this position has been designated as essential personnel during inclement/hazardous weather and other emergencies. This position will also support the University’s mission and goals through participating in recruitment and retention activities, as appropriate, for prospective and current students.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree Exercise Science, Recreation Management or related field and 1 year related experience.


Experience in student supervision and fitness programming organization, as well as the ability to instruct a variety of fitness programs.

Position Attributes

Employees in Safety-Sensitive or Security-Sensitive positions will be subject to pre-employment and post-employment drug testing in accordance with University policy HR 1.95 Drug and Alcohol Testing.

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No
Hazardous weather category Essential

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 11/06/2019
Job Close Date 12/20/2019
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by December 20, 2019.

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