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 Assistant Director, Fitness and Wellness, the Fitness Programs Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Assistant Director in the daily operations and staffing of the Fitness Programs department.
The Student Recreation Center is a comprehensive campus recreation center that offers a diverse range of recreational programs and services to the CSUN community.
Assist in providing vision, strategic planning, leadership, and management of all aspects of the Fitness Programs department, including the following but not limited to:
Workshops and host certifications/trainings
Fitness challenges and events
Non-credit instruction and fitness education programming
Work, in conjunction with other SRC departments to develop appropriate operations and procedures to support programs;
Work, in conjunction with the Marketing Department to market and promote programs, update the Group Exercise web page and social media content;
Conduct regular inventory and report lost or stolen equipment;
Assist in monitoring the areas and the equipment within where programming occurs as well as coordinate repairs with fitness technicians and/or equipment vendors to maintain, repair and purchase equipment, as needed;
Assist in training and supervising the work of part-time student assistants and part-time non-student assistant employees, including group exercise instructors, student events assistant and student operations assistant, monitor performance; generate performance evaluations; administer disciplinary action;
Assist in the development of the Fitness Programs operating budget including but not limited to monitoring and adhering to fitness operating budget, selecting and purchasing equipment and supplies needed to support programs and services;
Assist in limiting USU liability to claims by ensuring that customers are provided with and fully understand pertinent safety information prior to program participation; ensures that customers complete written release of liability statements for all activities;
Assist in ensuring the practice of safety/risk management procedures;
Assist in ensuring participant accident reports, employee injury reports, incident reports, supervisor's logs and safety suggestions of staff and participants are maintained and reviewed regularly, and ensures recurring accidents, trends or unusual situations are analyzed and appropriate changes implemented;
Assist in coordinating staff safety training activities and ensuring that staff meet minimum qualifications, certifications and standards required by individual job assignments;
Assess effectiveness of, and satisfaction with, fitness programs through surveys, focus groups or other feedback channels;
Compile statistics of weekly activities and analyze trends in attendance and participation;
Develop and maintain relationships with students, faculty, staff and community;
Prepare written communications such as monthly reports, annual reports, program participation statistics, memorandums, etc.;
Actively participate on a variety of Student Recreation Center, University Student Union and University committees as assigned;
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university preferably with a major in sports management, recreation administration, physical education, kinesiology/exercise science, business administration, or a related field.
Equivalent to two years of professional-level/paraprofessional experience in higher education with emphasis in student unions, student activities, residence life or student development or professional experience managing fitness/wellness programs during which time the applicant has acquired and/or demonstrated the ability to perform the essential duties of the position.
American Red Cross or department approved First Aid, CPR, and AED certification shall be obtained within 30 days of hire. Training is periodically offered free of charge by the USU. Applicants unable to attend USU-sponsored trainings are required to obtain certification at their own expense.
Master's degree preferred.
Current group exercise instructor certification (AFAA or equivalent) or personal training certification (ACSM or equivalent) are desired but not required.
Experience instructing fitness/wellness classes is preferred.
Knowledge, Abilities and/or Skills:
Computer hardware/software operation
Principles of superior customer service
Knowledge of and experience in participating or instructing a variety of group-based fitness and mindfulness formats
Knowledge of and experience in program planning, implementation, and assessment
Knowledge of and skill in budgeting and fiscal management
Interpret and apply university, SRC and USU rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
Oversee a critical operation, project or service
Establish management goals, facilitate change, and implement innovative programs and services
Compile, prepare, write and review reports, as well as comprehend, analyze, and provide appropriate solutions to problems and recommend courses of action
Oversee the work of others
Coordinate the timely completion of multiple tasks
Work independently under general supervision
Work as a part of a team to reach set goals
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Generate and follow verbal and written instructions
Adapt to changes in the work environment
Work with an ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic student population and staff
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Work varying hours including early mornings, late evenings, and weekends
Work is generally performed both indoors and out occasionally in extreme weather conditions. Depending on the time of year, average temperatures may range from 50 degrees in winter to over 100 degrees in summer. Position requires the ability to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines.
Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling light objects
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
Seeing to inspect facility conditions
Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
This position supervises part-time temporary emergency and part-time student assistant employees.
PAY, BENEFITS AND WORK SCHEDULE:
This position is employed through University Student Union (USU). USU offers an excellent benefits package.
The anticipated hiring range will be as follows:
Hourly: 24.83 - 25.48
Biweekly: 1,986.46 - 2,038.46
Annually: 51,648 - 53,000
HOURS: Full-Time 40 hours per week; may include early mornings, late evenings and weekends.
Applications received through July 2, 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 USU.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should apply by completing the on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
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 'mandated 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.
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.
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