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Fitness Programs Coordinator - Archive
Physical Education and Recreation

Posting: 13085
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-05-27

Terms of Appointment

Rank:  Officer of Administration
Title:   Fitness Programs Coordinator
Appointment Type:  Fixed-term 12-month
Salary:  Starts at $37,000
Attractive/comprehensive benefits package, including low staff tuition rates for employees and family members.  For details see:http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits
Starting Date:  July 1, 2013


Under the direction of the Assistant Director, the Fitness Programs Coordinator will be responsible for providing leadership to a diverse, dynamic and comprehensive fitness program.  These include but are not limited to:

Manages the Student Recreation Center Fitness Programs Staff

  • Recruits, hires, schedules, trains, evaluate student employees working personal trainers, group exercise instructors and monitors.
  • Prepares and submits time and attendance reports to Physical Education and Recreation business office for payroll processing.
  • Helps coordinate student training curriculum with department professional staff; reviews and updates training manuals.
  • Coordinates training schedule and on-going seminars with Assistant Director for Fitness and Fitness Facilities Coordinator.
  • Teach a Physical Education course to prepare students for Personal Training and/or Group Fitness Instructor certification.
  • Comply with all aspects of Physical Education course management, including lesson planning, record keeping, maintenance of office hours, and grading.

Administers Fitness Programs and manages program facilities

  • Train student employees to work one-on-one with clients; conduct Fitness Assessments (body composition, aerobic fitness, muscular fitness) and Personal Training sessions.
  • Maintain the Personal Training appointment schedule and oversee all appointments in the Fitness Services (prices, forms, equipment, etc).
  • Administer the Group Exercise workout program; scheduling, instructor training and supervision, evaluation, equipment, etc
  • Develop and initiate new fitness programs and special events.
  • Market fitness and wellness programs to the campus community.
  • Addresses customer service and safety issues with patrons in fitness areas.
  • Collaborates and follows up on maintenance requests with our maintenance staff for equipment repair request.
  • Conducts inspections to identify minor equipment replacement needs.
  • Assists in research and recommendations for exercise equipment and accessories.
  • Compiles, organizes and evaluates Student Recreation Center fitness programs participation and sales to prepare reports         


  • Assist Assistant Director for Fitness with development and review of student personnel and fitness equipment budgets.

Other Duties as Assigned 

  • Serves on the department and university teams and committees.
  • Prepares and submits annual report to Assistant Director for Fitness


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration/Management, Leisure Studies, Exercise Science, Sports Management or Physical Education or related field plus two years of experience in fitness programs.  An additional two years in fitness programs will substitute for the Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with and /or commitment to working effectively with students, parents, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.


  • Demonstrated ability to hire, supervise and evaluate student employees and to handle payroll and general personnel functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and implement employee training programs.
  • Experience in, or demonstrated understanding of, basic budget oversight, facilities and equipment maintenance, inventory control and purchasing.
  • CPR/AED and First Aid certification or the ability to obtain.
  • Strong skills in written and oral communication.

Caution: Cover letter or resume must address each of the above required points to receive consideration.


  • Demonstrated ability to provide fiscal oversight to an operational unit.
  • Two or more years of experience in student conduct, crisis intervention and emergency response.

Application Procedures:  For consideration, applicants must submit:

1.      Cover letter, which addresses applicant’s qualifications and interest in the   position
2.      Current Resume, which includes dates of employment
3.      Responses to supplemental questions below
4.      Names, phone numbers and addresses of three professional references, one of which is current or most recent supervisor
5.      Short form application http://ups.uoregon.edu/sites/ups.uoregon.edu/files/ups/EmplAppShort%20rev.pdf

To ensure full consideration applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. April 22, 2013.  Position will remain open until filled.  You may submit application materials by email to: cfitz@uoregon.edu (Preferred)

Or by U.S. Postal Service mail to:
Cindy FitzGerald- Office Manager
Physical Education and Recreation Department
1273 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1273

Fax: 541-346-3583

Supplemental Questions:  To assist us in making the selection for Fitness Programs Coordinator, please respond to the following questions individually and completely and submit them with your application materials.

1).Refer to the description of duties as posted in the job announcement.  Describe your skills, abilities and experience that will show you have met or surpassed these requirements.

2).The Division of Student Affairs and the University as a whole is committed to working effectively with students, faculty, staff and parents from diverse backgrounds.  Describe what this means to you and how you can meet this goal.

3).Describe your experience working with and supervising staff.  How many staff did you supervise, and what style would you describe yourself as having?

Finalist for this position is subject to a criminal background check.

Life in Oregon

Living in Oregon is one of the benefits of employment at the University of Oregon.  Nestled in the lush Willamette Valley, residents take pride in their state and in preserving their beautiful natural environment.  The mild climate of western Oregon fosters moderate winters and pleasant summers.  Eugene-Springfield enjoys a diverse cultural flavor, and is considered one of the most livable areas in the United States.  The campus is located only a short drive west to the Pacific Ocean, east to the Cascade Mountains, or north to the big city (Portland).  The mountains offer opportunities for cross-country and downhill skiing, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.  Many lakes and rivers support white water rafting, kayaking, sailing, and fishing.

About the Department of Physical Education and Recreation

The Department of Physical Education and Recreation is comprised of three primary areas, each headed by an Associate Director:

1.    Recreation Programs (intramural sports, fitness, aquatics, rock wall, informal recreation, special programs & youth sports camps)
2.    Physical Education (academic course curriculum)
3.    Facilities, Operations and Services

Physical Education & Recreation reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. Other units of Student Affairs include Dean of Students, Career Center, Counseling and Testing Center, Erb Memorial Union, Health Center, Housing and Holden Leadership Center.

University of Oregon is one of the only large universities in the nation that administers a credit granting Physical Education curriculum within the administrative structure of campus recreation.  Approximately 4,500 UO students take courses each term choosing from over 180 options.  The Department of Physical Education and Recreation therefore provides a unique diversity of employment including both academic (activity course) teaching and recreation leadership opportunities.

The University of Oregon offers full time employees a complete insurance benefits package and retirement plan.

The University of Oregon has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multicultural competency.  We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. 

Check out our PE & Rec web site at: http://perec.uoregon.edu

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse learning and working environment are encouraged to apply.