Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Recreation, the Fitness Facility Manager is responsible for oversight of the district’s 3.7 million dollar fitness operation at the 75,000 sq. ft. FitNation Fitness Facility, Hunt Club Fitness Center, and all other fitness programs. This is a Recreation Department full time position with a normal work week of a minimum of 40 hours per week. Due to the extended hours of operation of the facilities, work schedule may vary and exceed the minimum 40 hours requirement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead the successful operation of FitNation and Hunt Club fitness facilities by meeting and/or exceeding membership sales and other financial goals set forth in the business plan.
Actively sell memberships to meet sales goals.
Responsible for preparing an annual budget and setting goals that align with the GPD’s Board approved budget for fitness operations.
Responsible for ensuring that customer service at both fitness facilities is consistent with Gurnee Park District operations at all times.
Review, implement and maintain procedures and controls to ensure proper management of each facility.
Follow departmental guidelines for receiving customer feedback.
Create and maintain ad hoc reports, using facility records and statistical data as assigned.
Plan, coordinate, schedule and supervise the FitNation and Hunt Club Fitness Center operations, Fitness Programs, and Fitness-Related Special Events.
Work with Director of Business Services and their staff to ensure proper cash controls are being followed.
Develop and maintain a high performing team at both facilities by recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling and consistently evaluating staff. Coach and mentor direct reports for most effective performance.
Oversee and manage the annual staff performance review process for each facility. Administer performance review to your direct reports.
Coordinate all marketing and advertising with necessary staff, including giving final review and recommendation of seasonal program, facility and event information.
Work cooperatively with Aquatic Facility Manager to ensure consistency of service to users of FitNation Pool.
Review, update, implement and make recommendations for programs and operations in your area.
Conduct manager/supervisory meetings and training sessions regularly Monitor the day-to-day operations of all fitness operations, act as manager-on-duty as necessary.
Is responsible for overall operation, maintaining appropriate supplies and necessary work requests to effectively operate our fitness centers.
Serve as Chairperson of the Wellness Committee.
Provide oversight into the development and implementation of district, department, and area procedures.
Complete necessary district, local, or state inspection forms and other information as required.
All other duties as assigned.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve on internal committees as assigned.
Serve on external committees as assigned.
Assist with Park District Special Events as assigned.
Assist the Director of Recreation with administrative duties, as needed.
Assist the Executive Director in the absence of the department head, as assigned.
The physical demands of this position are minimal. This position will require desk work and field work. Occasionally movement of supplies, equipment, or uniforms is necessary in which case the maximum weight that you are expected to be able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted. Some bending, twisting, and kneeling may be necessary at your desk or in support of certain recreation programs/events or when evaluating or moving fitness equipment (typically with the assistance with other tools and staff).
Hours: Full-time, salaried position
Compensation: Salary range is $57,600 - $72,000. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Includes an excellent benefit package.
The Gurnee Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Experience: Five years of supervisory responsibility in fitness programs or facilities is preferred.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Kinesiology, or related field is required.
Skills: The incumbent for this role must have excellent communication skills, be able to interpret customers’ needs and interests and possess a thorough knowledge of the fitness industry, membership sales and retention strategies, facility management, fitness program management. Additionally, this role requires: the ability to organize, plan, and manage a wide variety of programs, events, staff and facilities; creativity with regards to initiating new concepts and programs; the ability to interpret, analyze and implement ideas and concepts; experience preparing and managing budgets, manuals and program guidelines; proficiency with various computer software applications and mobile devices.
Certifications: Valid Driver’s License, First-Aid, CPR, AED are required. Fitness-related certifications, Certified Pool Operation (CPO), Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), and/or Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification are preferred.
Competencies: This position must possess a thorough knowledge of the fitness programs and facilities they will be responsible for including membership sales strategies, membership retention strategies, must have strong accounting skills, knowledge and/or experience in special events, group exercise classes, personal training, general facility cleaning principles and other related operations. Knowledge of state, local and national standards in these areas is also required.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Includes an excellent benefit package.
Internal Number: 252
About Gurnee Park District
Gurnee Park District, a municipal governing agency, provides parks, recreation facilities and programs for its residents. We are a nationwide leader in our field, and strive to be the premier provider of community-driven and innovative park and recreation experiences. Our mission, “promoting fun and preserving nature”, is at the heart of all of our programs and services.