Assistant Director for Fitness

Job Posted 9/14/2023
Sam Houston State University
801 Bowers Blvd
Huntsville, TX 77340
United States
Category Fitness Director
Experience Required
Degree Required
$3,044.00 to $3,805.00 Per Month
Job Description

Full-time Professional Administrative Staff Position. Responsible for assisting with the planning, organizing, and directing of the daily operations and personnel of the fitness program. The successful candidate will manage a comprehensive Fitness and Wellness program to include: staff development, group fitness, personal training, nutrition education, activity challenges, virtual wellness, and incentive programs for Sam Houston State University students. Supervised by the Associate Director, Programs and Assessment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organizes, develops, and manages, with the support of staff and student personnel, the Fitness and Wellness program.
  • Interviews, hires, trains, schedules, and evaluates student and support staff including a Graduate Assistant, Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers.
  • Formulates and recommends policy, procedural, and rule changes. Interprets policies within each program and facility.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years full-time paid experience in a professional, supervisory capacity of a recreation oriented program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Group exercise or personal training certifications in ACE, AFAA, ACSM, NASM/CSCS, NSCA, Cooper, NDEITA/NETA, or other national level certification
  • NIRSA Membership.

Please address required and preferred qualifications as stated in the notice of vacancy listed at

Applications will only be accepted at

Application deadline: applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

SHSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), if accommodations are needed to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources at or phone 936-294-1070.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

We look forward to serving you. Thank you for your interest in SHSU.


801 Bowers Blvd
Huntsville TX 77340
United States