Recreation, Coordinator, Personal Training (Program Assistant 1)

  University (CT)
  Northeast Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 03/21/19

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Program Director for Fitness and Wellness, the Coordinator of Personal Training manages the daily operations of the personal training program. Provides leadership and direct supervision of student personnel within departmental unit. Implements departmental policy, procedure, maintenance services, risk management and assessment in the execution of duties; ensuring the highest quality of customer service and safety for the community. Weekend and evening work is required to meet the needs of the position.


Personnel Management - 40%

  1. Recruit, interview and train personal training and fitness floor student personnel

  2. Supervise student employees in the performance of their daily responsibilities

  3. Coordinate and provide on-going student employee training and development programs

  4. Evaluate student employee performance, providing written evaluations on an annual basis

  5. Promote and maintain high quality performance standards for unit student personnel

  6. Coordinate employee scheduling, monitor for accuracy, and provide payroll verification

Program Management - 40%

  1. Provide on-site leadership, supervision and facilitation of fitness and wellness programming

  2. In coordination with the Assistant Program Director, plan, develop, promote and execute a comprehensive ongoing schedule of fitness and wellness programming

  3. Implement departmental risk management policy and procedure for all program activities

  4. Provide timely and accurate incident, accident, risk management, financial and maintenance reporting

  5. Ensure proper maintenance of all programmatic locations and equipment

  6. Maintain accurate inventory of all associated program resources

  7. Develop and expand professional knowledge of fitness and wellness in order to ensure program quality and meet the needs of students, faculty and staff

Planning & Assessment - 10%

  1. Recommend annual equipment, facility, maintenance, policy and budgetary needs

  2. Provide timely and accurate reporting of recreation participant usage data

  3. Recommend operational and programmatic changes based on continuing need assessment

Additional Duties - 10%

  1. Provide leadership for assigned departmental programs and events

  2. Instruct CPR/First Aid/AED classes for student employees and the UConn Community

  3. Serve as Student Recreation Center Manager on Duty as required

  4. Serve on department or university assigned committees

  5. Additional duties as requested by supervisor or departmental leadership


  1. Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, Leisure Services, Sports Management or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

  2. One (1) year of documented experience managing a personal training program

  3. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills

  4. Current Adult CPR/AED Certification

  5. Valid driver's license and ability to acquire Connecticut Passenger "A" endorsement or equivalent

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