Join one of the largest, most comprehensive, and dynamic, recreational sports programs in the country. Our mission is to provide sport, fitness, and wellness services for students, faculty, staff and public members in order to encourage active, healthy lifestyles and enhance a sense of community. We accomplish this by offering distinctive programming, facilities, and equipment; opportunities for student development; and leadership to the profession. We serve over 36,000 students, faculty, staff and public participants. Our programs utilize two primary multi-purpose facilities (housing over 400,000 square feet of activity space), a 50-meter outdoor pool, indoor tennis center and outdoor fields. Our team consists of 46 appointed staff members, 6 graduate assistants and 1,000 hourly wage staff members. For more information, please visit our web site at: www.recsports.indiana.edu.
Culture: Our organization fosters a team focused, collaborative work environment that emphasizes strong business practices, creative programming, and operational excellence. We provide opportunities for personal and professional growth in a fun and exciting environment.
The primary responsibility of this position is the provision of creative group fitness programming, including the design, delivery and assessment of group sessions in varied formats including strength, cardio, dance, water, cycling, yoga, and Pilates. The position is responsible for group fitness personnel (45 session leaders, program assistants, and full time coordinator), along with aspects of budget and risk management. The Fitness/Wellness unit includes a Program Director, three Assistant Directors, Coordinators, and Graduate Assistants who work collaboratively to deliver over 80 group fitness sessions weekly, 2,000 personal training sessions annually, and over 1.5 million participations in self-directed fitness activities each year. We are seeking team members who are committed to a student development philosophy for staff and participants. This commitment is demonstrated in these ways: designing programs that encourage participants to develop and maintain active, healthy lifestyles regardless of skill, fitness, or experience levels; and, effectively training and mentoring employees so that they provide excellent programs and services for all participants. Included in training and mentoring is helping student staff recognize the ways in which they are acquiring transferable life skills.
REQUIRED: Master’s degree in exercise science, recreation, sport management or related field and two years of full-time experience with structured health/fitness programming.
Personnel management and experience in training group exercise leaders. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and exchange information. Proficiency with computer software, including word-processing, spreadsheets, and calendar/task management. This position includes Indiana University's competitive benefits coverage including health/dental insurance and 404(b).
Experience in a higher education setting. American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist and nationally recognized certifications in yoga and group exercise.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3AX
Department: RECREATIONAL SPORTS (BL-RECS-IUBLA)
Internal Number: 72334
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.