Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator

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Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Apply for this Job Posting Details Logo Institution South Dakota State University Working Title Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator Posting Number NFE01353P Department SDSU-Wellness Center-Fitness Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings Posting Text South Dakota State University (SDSU) Miller Wellness Center is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator. We are looking for an energetic, creative, self-driven and innovative professional to join the team. This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit eligible position. This position is supervised by the Assistant Director - Programs & Development. SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can manage the operations of group fitness classes, aquatic programs (water aerobics, lifeguarding and swimming lessons) and personal training. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position. RESPONSIBILITIES: * Promote, manage, and market group exercise classes, aquatic programs, and personal training to students and members. * Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate group exercise instructors, aquatic staff, and personal trainers. * Plan staff development, in-service programs, and continuing education workshops. * Perform fitness assessments, personal training sessions, conduct group exercise, and aquatic classes. * Evaluate the delivery of programs and services to meet fiscal goals. * Support Miller Wellness Center staff in daily operations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * A Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Fitness, Human Performance, Kinesiology, Wellness, or related field by start date; * At least one year of experience in a related field; * Staff supervisory experience; * Experience in group exercise instruction, aquatic programming, or personal program development and implementation; * Strong personal skills in planning, organizing, and completing projects with little supervision; * Effective oral and written communication skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Master's degree in a related field; * Lifeguard Instructor certification; (can be completed within 6 months after the start date); * NCCA accredited certification in Personal Training or Group Fitness Instructor, or similar. (ACSM, NSCA, ACE, AFAA, etc.) (can be completed within 3 months after the start date); * First Aid and CPR certified; * Water Safety Instructor (WSI certified) (can be completed within 6 months after the start date). BENEFITS: South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions. APPLICATION PROCESS: This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. Any offer of employment is contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check. South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14. Posting Date 11/10/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes First Consideration Date 12/01/2021 Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications. Contingent upon education and experience. Duration of the Term 12 months If Other, describe duration Appointment Percent 100 Work Hours Typically Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm, but occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends will be required. Typical Hours Worked Per Week Appointment Type Regular Faculty Status No Scope of Search External (includes Internal) If internal, define scope of search This position requires No Requirement If other, please indicate Department Description and Cultural Expectations UNIVERSITY AND THE BROOKINGS COMMUNITY: South Dakota State University is the state's largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation, and the world. Its employees embrace the university's core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement. The Miller Wellness Center is dedicated to supporting academic success and personal development by promoting and encouraging healthy lifestyles for students, faculty/staff, and community members. The Wellness Center is an integrated wellness facility consisting of eight areas: Fitness, Competitive Sports, Outdoor Programs, Health Promotion, Nutrition Services, Student Health Clinic, Counseling Services & the Jackrabbit Pharmacy. The Wellness Center features over 110,000 square feet of space including a brand new 38,000 sq. ft addition, which opened in fall of 2018. As the state's 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota. SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in 2014. The university's total research expenditures are greater than $60 million. SDSU is the state's first High Research Activity institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling. Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. rates Brookings as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals, and retirees. It considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota. The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state's highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school and a high school. The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children's Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center, and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival. Affirmative Action Statement South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran's status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128. Diversity Statement We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise. Contact Information For questions on the position, contact Shari Landmark at 605.688.5386 or Working Conditions Please check the appropriate response that describe the cognitive requirements for this position. Analyzing, Comprehend, Frequent Change, Intense Customer Interaction, Logic, Memory, Multiple Priorities, Pace-average, Perform calculations, Reading, Reasoning, Verbal Communication, Written Communication Please check the appropriate response for this position's use of the following protective clothing or equipment. If other protection is used please identify Please designate the physical requirements of this position Balancing, Bending, Stooping, Twisting, Carrying, Climbing Stairs, Crouching, Fine Finger Manipulation (keyboarding, pipefitting, bench work, etc), Grasping, Kneeling, Lifting Above Waist, Lifting Below Waist, Lifting light, Lifting moderate, Lifting heavy, Pushing/Pulling, Reaching, Repetitive Motion, Standing for sustained periods of time, Stretching, Use Both Hands, Use of Either Hand, Independently, Walking, Wrist Movement (twisting or rotating), Squatting Describe any of the conditions selected Please check the appropriate response that describe the sensory requirements for this position. Hearing, Peripheral Vision, Speaking, Vision (With and without corrective lenses) Working Conditions or Exposures (or potential exposures) that this position may encounter during the course of the work day. Exposure or Potential Exposure to Blood/Body Fluids, Exposure to Infectious Diseases Please describe, in more detail, any of the conditions checked above Check the appropriate box(es) that best describes the environment in which the primary function of the position is performed. Athletic/Wellness Facilities If you have indicated Other Environment, if work tasks involve one or more of the above, or if further explanation is necessary, please use the space provided. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Where did you hear about this position? * SDBOR Employment Site * List Serv * Website * * Chronicle of Higher Education * Newspaper * Black Doctoral Network * APLU * Linkedin * Other Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents * Resume * Cover Letter * Reference List Optional Documents

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