The City of Merriam Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Fitness Coordinator. We’re experiencing significant growth and building a new 66,000 square foot community center with indoor/outdoor aquatics scheduled to open summer 2020. The Fitness Coordinator will perform a variety of technical, professional, and administrative duties in planning fitness, athletic, recreational, and educational year-round activities for citywide parks and recreation programs. Responsibilities include planning, development, facilitation, and evaluation of recreation, healthy living, fitness and education programs for implementation in the community for all ages and abilities. This is a new position that will exercise supervision and authority for assigned programs and activities, fitness attendants, contract employees, and volunteers. Responsible for other related duties deemed necessary and as assigned.
Graduated from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park Resources, or Recreation Leisure Service;
Two years of progressively responsible experience in the development of recreational programming and special event production;
Two years progressively responsible experience in the supervision and development of staff;
Certified Park and Recreation Professional designation or ability to obtain within one year of appointment;
Current group fitness or personal training certification through ACE, NASM, or ACSM;
Current certification in American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid, or ability to obtain one;
Any equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Qualified applicants may apply online at www.merriam.org under the “Jobs” link located at the bottom of the webpage. Please enter all prior work history when applying. Resumes and cover letters can also be uploaded when completing your online application. EOE/ADA/Drug Screen.
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Internal Number: FC061419
About City of Merriam Parks & Rec
Merriam is located in Northeast Johnson County, Kansas, and is only eight miles south of downtown Kansas City. A central location along Interstate 35 and relatively small size make Merriam an accessible and convenient place for travelers, residents, and businesses. The City of Merriam owns and operates nine parks and one 4-mile streamway trail for a total of approximately 90 acres of parkland. The department coordinates over 25 special events annually, including three major events: Turkey Creek Festival, Turkey Creek Car and Motorsycle Show, and the Heartland Artist Exhibition.