Athletics/Sports/Fitness, Health & Wellness, Recreation, Recreation Programming
4 Year Degree
Purpose of Position
The purpose of this position is to develop, promote, and supervise fitness and wellness activities that appeal to all ages. Activities may include fitness, health, and nutrition education delivered through classes, workshops, and other group and/or individual activities designed to help develop and maintain healthy lifestyles.
Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities
Research, and design a variety of fitness and wellness programs (e.g. aerobics, yoga, Pilates, strength/flexibility/conditioning, etc.) for youth and adults
Assess community and customer needs, review demographic trends, and develop an annual program including budget, class schedules, and promotional materials.
Develop and maintain relationships with program personnel, MSCR and MMSD staff, community organizations and the public.
Recruit, hire, train, assign, supervise, and evaluate instructors. Visit program sites and to evaluate program delivery and effectiveness.
Plan and lead seasonal staff trainings.
Instruct group fitness classes as needed.
Work with Marketing Specialist to prepare seasonal program guide materials by deadlines and to promote events and programs.
Develop annual program budget for review by supervisor. Monitor and approve budget expenses & revenue.
Research, purchase, organize, distribute and maintain inventory of program supplies.
Track participation statistics, maintain records, develop and submit required reports.
Monitor and approve employee payroll.
Maintain knowledge of current youth, adult and older adult fitness trends and guidelines through conferences, workshops and webinars. Maintain a national group exercise certification.
Obtain facility use reservations for school district facilities and locate, negotiate, and maintain facility agreements for non-district program sites throughout the city.
Attend meetings of MSCR staff and other organizations related to this program.
Oversee registration, address inquiries about classes, fees, policies, refunds, and scholarships.
Maintain and prepare detailed statistical reports.
Perform any other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse clientele of adults staff in a courteous and professional manner, both orally and in writing.
Leadership experience and knowledge of fitness and health programming for adults and youth
Ability to proficiently use a PC and software including Microsoft Office Suite and google.
Ability to work independently and be detailed oriented.
Ability to promote program through public speaking.
High school diploma or GED, plus a Bachelor’s degree in a health science area (kinesiology, exercise science, health education, recreation administration, sports, or related field) or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
A minimum of three years of group fitness program planning experience in recreation, fitness or sports in a community setting including supervision of staff or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
A minimum of three years of experience coordinating and developing group fitness and wellness programs for all ages with at least two years of experience working with adults.
Organizational and time management skills, the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and to work under tight deadlines.
Experience working cross-culturally and/or commitment to work towards improving one’s own cultural competence, i.e., valuing difference/diversity, recognizing personal limitations in one’s skills and expertise and having the desire to learn in these areas.
Current certification from American Council on Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine, or National Strength & Conditioning Association or similar.
Certification in First Aid and CPR or willingness to obtain within 3 months of employment.
About Madison School & Community Recreation
Madison School & Community Recreation(MSCR) serves a community of 230,000 in Madison, WI, with 75 full time and 2200+ seasonal staff members. MSCR offers a full range of recreation programs and services utilizing school facilities, parks, and other community facilities. Programs include 50+ fitness, aquatics, adult and youth sports, after school child care, summer camps, outdoor adventure, middle school youth resource centers, arts, and sports camps. MSCR is a department of the Madison Metropolitan School District, providing public recreation and after school programming for the Madison community since 1926.