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Job Description Summary
Instructs or coaches groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrates techniques and form, observes participants, and explains to them corrective measures necessary for safety and improvement.
Leads energizing, fun, safe, and educational group classes.
Creates a welcoming class environment for all fitness levels and encourages and motivates class members.
Answers questions from participants to support them in achieving their healthy living and wellness goals.
Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; helps others connect with one another and to the Wake Forest community.
Keeps accurate class attendance records.
Maintains the group fitness equipment and fitness studios.
Attends required trainings, workshops and staff meetings.
Participates in master classes and in-house trainings; supports campus initiatives.
Follows policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Possess or willing to obtain a current certification of relevant class; once received must maintain currency to remain as active staff.
Possess current or obtain First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
Completion of hands on training designed to supplement the knowledge and skills obtained via certification.
Attends and participates in in-house training for skill enhancement/development and team building.
Willing to seek additional training or certifications as needed to enhance leadership and instruction.
Ability to work flexible hours as schedules are subject to change throughout the year, driven by the nature of the business (i.e. summer and academic year breaks, early mornings, evenings, and weekends).
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and time management skills.
Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities.
Ability to maintain effective customer relations.
Physical Requirements: light to medium work; standing, walking, talking, hearing, and close visual acuity. Subject to inside environmental conditions. Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Ability to lead others and create an inclusive welcoming environment.
Energetic and outgoing personality.
Additional Job Description
The Yoga Group Fitness Instructors are responsible for delivering yoga instruction and leading groups through various levels and types of mind body yoga methods. Yoga Group Fitness Instructors must possess the physical and verbal ability to provide clarity of movement, safety, modifications, and delivery of the yoga practice. Class execution will include developing and organizing class movement or choreography, appropriate movement sequencing and progression, cueing participants set up, safety, execution, hands on assistance when needed and more. This position is trained and skilled within the essence of mind body as well as be a natural leader, facilitator, motivator, and a relationship builder who will help others reach their goals through exercise and wellness.
Must have current 200 RYT training; able to provide verification of training as well as contact trainer and training facility information; verify affiliation with Yoga Alliance or other group fitness yoga related certification/training; must maintain currency to remain as active staff.
Time Type Requirement
Part time Note 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.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
Offering the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevancy of a leading research institution, Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation's premier collegiate university. Wake Forest is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the nation. Our mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate.