Assistant Director, Campus Fitness at Wake Forest University

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Job Description:

Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-11
Req: R0003937
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Job Description SummaryThe Assistant Director of Campus Fitness increases the participation and diversification of fitness programs and participants including, but not limited to group fitness classes, personal and small group training, custom fitness programs and special events. Oversees all full-time, part-time and student fitness employees. Coordinates evaluation and assessment of fitness programs, equipment and staff. Collaborates with Campus Life partners to promote student engagement and foster physical wellbeing by all members of the campus community.
Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Provides leadership and administrative duties to ensure successful operation of a comprehensive and diverse fitness program. Increases and diversifies program offerings and participants.

  • Oversees group exercise, personal and small group training, and custom fitness programs and special events.

  • Supervises the Fitness Coordinator and part-time group exercise and personal training staff.

  • Develops annual goals with appropriate evaluation and assessment metrics to demonstrate progress in areas of responsibility.

  • Designs and implements a comprehensive group fitness program comprised of both standardized classes (i.e., Les Mills) and instructor customized classes.

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive staff development program for fitness employees.

  • Collaborates with Campus Life partners and student groups to provide custom fitness programs and special event programming particularly to target and engage members of the campus population that are under participating.

  • Responsible for risk management of fitness programs, equipment, and staff. Recommends and develops policies and procedures for fitness programs that promote safety, fiscal responsibility, and participation.

  • Manages fitness budgets and provides accountability for expenditures. Meets or exceeds fitness program annual net profit goals.

  • Manages assessment and reporting of participation numbers, learning outcomes, and satisfaction for fitness programs.

  • Ensures the development and implementation of robust marketing for fitness offerings.

  • Fosters an inclusive environment that is welcoming of all members of the campus community especially under-represented populations.

  • Coordinates and/or assists with other special projects as may be assigned.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years full-time fitness experience.

  • Appropriate professional certifications through ACE, AFAA, ACSM, NCSA or similar.

  • Experience supervising fitness employees.

  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering fitness programs preferably on a college campus.

  • Experience with and knowledge of group fitness and small and personal group training.

  • Knowledge of cardio, weight, and fitness equipment.

  • CPR, AED, and First Aid or ability to obtain certification

  • Demonstrated knowledge of risk management, assessment, marketing, and budgeting.

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholder groups - students, faculty, staff, retirees, parents, etc.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Master's degree

  • Extensive experience on a college campus and/or with college-age clients.

  • Knowledge of fitness technology such as virtual fitness, remote streaming capabilities, etc


  • Responsible for own work. Works both independently and collaboratively.

  • Supervises full-time, part-time, and student fitness employees including group fitness class instructors and personal & small group trainers.

  • Responsible for an operating budget of approximately $150,000.

Wake Forest University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 13, 2021. Wake Forest University requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Wake Forest University.

Consistent with federal, state and local law, Wake Forest University will consider accommodations for disability- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.

If you seek an accommodation from the vaccination requirement for disability- or religious-based reasons, you should contact Human Resources.

New employees who are hired into positions posted prior to September 13, 2021, offers of employment made to new employees prior to that date, and employees for positions at Graylyn Conference Center are generally exempt from the vaccination requirement unless the employee's position is otherwise subject to a vaccination requirement due to the essential components of the position as described in Policy.

To help provide a safe learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Wake Forest University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in employment for individuals with disabilities.

Additional Job Description
Time Type RequirementFull timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

ke Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

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