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Coordinator - Group Fitness Programming and Wellness Initiatives (Recreation Leader) at Indiana University

Coordinator - Group Fitness Programming and Wellness Initiatives (Recreation Leader)

Indiana University Bloomington, IN Full Time
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Applicants will also be asked by the Search and Screen Chairperson to provide a copy of their college transcripts along with three letters of recommendation.



Department Information

Join Indiana University's comprehensive recreational sports program. Our mission is to connect, inform, and inspire people to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. We serve over 36,000 students, faculty, staff, and public participants annually. Our programs utilize two multi-purpose facilities (housing over 400,000 square feet of activity space), three indoor pools, an outdoor pool complex, an indoor tennis center and numerous outdoor activity spaces. Our team consists of forty-six appointed staff members, and over 1,000 hourly wage staff members. For more information, please visit our website here.

Philosophy: Our organization fosters a team focused, collaborative work environment that emphasizes strong business practices, operational excellence and participant development. Our organization is committed to a student development philosophy that encourages student involvement in decision-making and leadership. A related hallmark is contribution to the professional preparation of recreational sport and fitness professionals. We provide opportunities for personal and professional growth in a fun and exciting environment.

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide creative group fitness programming, including the design, delivery and assessment of group sessions in varied formats. This position includes a role with supervision of group fitness personnel (45 session leaders and 2 Program Assistants) at the Student Recreational Sports Center (SRSC), the Bill Garrett Fieldhouse / School of Public Health building and auxiliary facilities. Personnel management responsibilities include working with Assistant Director for the purposes of recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, mentoring, and providing recognition for hourly staff; providing staff development opportunities; and developing employee resource materials. Program delivery responsibilities include the design, implementation, management, evaluation and expansion of group fitness programming and assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of new strategic wellness and fitness programming.

This position reports to the Assistant Director, Fitness/Wellness - Group Fitness Programming and Wellness Initiatives. The Coordinator and Assistant Director are part of a highly collaborative fitness/wellness team that includes the Program Director for Fitness, Wellness, and Informal Sports, the Assistant Director, Fitness/Wellness - Personal Training and Wellness Programming along with various Program Assistant positions. The salary range for this coordinator position is $45,000 - $55,000. Indiana University provides an excellent benefits package.
  • Provides day-to-day operational management of recreational programming staff.
  • Establishes short-term operational objectives.
  • Identifies operational issues and/or areas of improvement and implements solutions to improve processes and/or operational efficiency.
  • Analyzes, monitors, and evaluates performance of assigned staff; establishes work priorities, conducts performance reviews, and provides corrective action as needed.
  • Ensures adequate staffing and effective scheduling; participates and informs employment decisions for assigned staff.
  • Provides direct supervision and oversight of assigned staff and activities; impacts, and is held accountable for, the performance of team and/or assigned staff.
  • Ensures and provides training to assigned staff to improve user support operations; researches and identifies development opportunities for assigned staff.
  • Keeps next-level leader(s) informed of trends as well as significant problems.



  • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Recreation, Sports Management, or a related field
  • Master's degree in Exercise Science, Recreation, Sports Management, or a related field

  • 2 years of related experience with structured recreational programming
  • 1 year of prior experience hiring, training, and scheduling group fitness personnel
  • Experience in a higher education setting

  • CPR/AED 180 Days
  • Standard First Aid 180 Days
  • Preventing Disease Transmission/Universal Precautions 180 Days
  • May require related recreational certifications or nationally recognized group exercise certification

  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback
  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills
  • Instills commitment to organizational goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with computer software, including word-processing, spreadsheets, and calendar/task management.

Working Conditions / Demands

This position requires both sedentary work and long durations of movement about the workspace. It requires reading, bending at the waist, kneeling, lifting, carrying, pulling, reaching, twisting, writing, driving, keyboarding and using a computer screen. Talking, hearing, walking, seeing, using hands to manipulate fine objects, intense mental focus, and lifting up to 40 pounds. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential tasks with or without an accommodation.

Advertised Salary

Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

Job Classification

Career Level: Operational

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Athletic Affairs

Job Family: Recreational Sports

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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