Evening and/or weekend schedule flexibility may be required for programs and events.
Recreational Sports Department (RSD)
Required Application Materials
A cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references are required in order to apply.
Please submit all documents together in a single PDF file.
Purpose of Position
The Fitness Coordinator is responsible for managing a comprehensive operation of fitness programs. Ensures safety, maintains facility and equipment, enhancing the fitness programs for our students. Fitness and wellness coordinator must possess a dedication to sharing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle with the university community. They express this devotion by developing classes and fitness and wellness events, instructing others in the use of weights, exercise machines, and equipment. Other duties of this occupation include managing fitness and wellness center budgets, organizing and supervising a team of fitness and wellness professionals which may include physical trainers and fitness instructors, among others.
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate a diverse group of Personal Trainers, Group Exercise instructors, and fitness professionals.
Create, maintain, and modify Fitness class schedules on a per-semester basis.
Create and support professional development opportunities for the Fitness team, including professional association involvement, training programs, conferences, workshops and mentoring.
Create an environment inspiring innovation, technology, and effective student development outcomes.
Ensure safety and quality of programs, practices and events.
Budget and Resource Management:
Forecast and operate the Fitness budget, offering recommendations, communicating requests, and maintaining records.
Prepare and monitor income and expense budgets in accordance with UTEP protocols.
Initiate, create and implement revenue driven programs facilitating the operational goals of the department.
Update the financial model regularly and monitor cost effective strategies to maximize resources.
Coordinate all capital equipment purchases and projects with the Associate Director of Programming and the Director in alignment with UTEP policy and procedures.
Prepare periodic reports, financial statements and provide input as needed.
Project and Facility Management:
Implement fitness and wellness workshops.
Log, maintain, and assess facility usage and programming initiatives via program reports, census forms, and impact reports.
Log and maintain historical documentation of all accident/incident reports.
Responsible for development and implementation of the Safety and Risk Management procedures for fitness programs and facilities.
Program and Brand Development:
Plan, staff, conduct, and assess all fitness classes, university programming, and special events related to or scheduled in the fitness rooms and courts.
Recruit program participants, members, and volunteers utilizing promotional or marketing methods, such as individual letters, brochures, tabling activities on campus, collaboration with other departments or presentations to students and departments.
Develops, compiles, and works with marketing to write communications and promotional material for distribution such as newsletters, brochures or flyers; coordinates process from development through internal and external marketing teams.
Maintain excellent customer relations by communicating with participants/user groups and responding to their needs in a timely manner.
Develop and sustain the branding of the department through collaborating in the planning and acquisition of apparel for undergraduate assistants, student leaders, and full-time staff members.
Participate in centralized strategic planning and initiatives, with a focus on programming and innovation.
Serve as a liaison between department and campus organizations.
Serve as subject matter expert and work closely to lead and assist students.
Develop and facilitate internal and external workshops and meetings; coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
Lead a dynamic and comprehensive fitness program while collaborating with departmental team members.
Lead the team in contributing to a strategic plan to increase student recruitment and retention.
Plan, organize, and coordinate a comprehensive fitness program.
Develop, execute, and communicate fitness program policies and procedures.
Organize all fitness and wellness activities such as group classes, seminars, and special events.
Develop and implement fitness incentive programs, free/low-cost workshops, campus programs, and milestone events.
Use a variety of methods to increase participation and revenue.
Assess fitness related concerns of fitness participants and demonstrate sound judgment to resolve issues and incidents.
Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems.
Comply with all State and University policies.
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Recreation Management, Physical Education, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Three (3) years of experience post bachelor’s professional work experience in fitness programs.
The employee must be certified through NSCA, ACE, AFAA, ACSM or NASM. Current CPR/AED/First Aid Certification must be obtained within 60 days of hire.
Master's Degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Recreation Management, Physical Education, or a related field.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee is regularly required to lift and move up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and work in high, precarious places. The noise level for the work environment is usually moderate.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee’s or prospective employee’s right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.