The University Student Union (USU) at California State University, Northridge is a student centered non-profit organization that works to expand the college experience through various programs, services, employment, and involvement opportunities. The mission of the USU is to foster the achievement of students' educational goals by facilitating a strong connection between students and their campus community. It is an engaging and energetic campus program that develops students through inclusive activities, meaningful employment opportunities, leadership experiences and innovative technologies, facilities, and services. Facilities include a University Student Union and a 138,000 square foot Student Recreation Center (SRC). The SRC is a facility for exercise and leisure activity that promotes lifelong health and wellness.
CSUN'S COMMITMENT TO YOU
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
Reporting to the Manager, Fitness Programs & Wellness, develops group exercise routines and programs for participants with a variety of skill and fitness levels. Routines and programs include a variety of currently popular class formats that fall within the categories of cardio strength, cardio dance, mind and body, aqua, and functional training.
Instruct live fitness or mindfulness classes to groups of 3 or more people in formats Instructor is certified/trained in
May record fitness or mindfulness videos in formats Instructor is certified/trained in, as requested by Supervisor
May conduct one-on-one private lessons in formats Instructor is certified/trained in, as needed
Selects music that has the correct beats and rhythm based on class type
Plans and executes fun and effective exercise routines that are safe and appropriate for participants of all levels
Promotes and cues proper form and body alignment
Provides intensity options and educates participants on how to select movements appropriate for their fitness level
Initiates emergency response procedures, as needed
Promotes SRC programs and events through in-class announcements, as instructed
May assist with special programs, services or projects on occasion
Performs other related duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS/TRAININGS):
Minimum of 4 months or 1 semester of cumulative experience instructing group exercise classes
Minimum of 1 current certification or training from the following categories:
A current nationally recognized Group Exercise Instructor certification (ACE, AFAA, NETA, ACSM, ISSA or comparable)
A degree in Kinesiology or a related field
A current specialty certification or training from a nationally recognized certifying agency (Yoga Alliance, Pilates Method Alliance, Spinning, Zumba, TRX or comparable)
*Current American Red Cross or American Heart Association certification (adult CPR, AED and first aid) recommended
Maintain all certifications/trainings, that are required for the position, and keep in a current status during employment
May be required to attend Student Recreation Center (SRC) and University Student Union (USU) employee orientation and trainings, as well as department specific trainings and meetings
*Applicants that do not currently hold an American Red Cross or American Heart Association certification are eligible for employment consideration; however, must become adult CPR, AED and first aid certified prior to instructing classes and no later than 30 days from hire date. Trainings are periodically offered, free of charge, to USU employees. If employees are unable to attend a USU-sponsored training, he/she/they must obtain certification through American Red Cross or American Heart Association at their own expense.
Knowledge, Abilities and/or Skills:
Ability to effectively direct and monitor the activities of others
Strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills
Effective interpersonal skills
Ability to maintain a neat appearance
Ability to make recommendations and independent decisions
Ability to adhere to work rules, follow directions, use time effectively and work productively without close supervision
Ability to work in a culturally diverse, ethnically pluralistic environment
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is typically performed indoors. Ability to work weekends, evenings, holidays, finals weeks, and during academic interim and break periods. Ability to adhere to deadlines. Must be flexible, adaptable, and readily able to adjust to changes in work environment. Position requires public contact and/or instruction via video conferencing software. Demonstrated physical abilities include fingering, handling, and reaching with hands and arms; walking, running, skipping, jumping, stooping kneeling crouching, or crawling. Employee must occasionally sit and/or stand for extended periods. Employee must be able to talk and hear. Employee must frequently move and/or lift 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
PAY, BENEFITS AND WORK SCHEDULE:
Wage Range: Pay is dependent upon experience and qualifications
$23.00/$28.00/$33.00 Per hour rate for instruction
$15.00/$15.00/$16.00 Per hour meeting rate for non-instruction
Work Schedule: Part-time, Temporary Emergency 6 month appointment; May be renewed. Schedule varies based in department need. Work schedule to be determined by supervisor.
Applications received through February 1, 2021, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled. In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
To apply, complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any position within the University Student Union and Student Recreation Center. For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
The University Student Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status, sexual identity, sexual orientation, sexual expression, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion or genetic information.
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to historically underrepresented students and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.