Fitness Programs Coordinator

Job Posted 6/1/2022
University Student Union at CSUN
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330
United States
Exercise / Fitness
$51,648.00 to $56,000.00 Per Year
Job Description


The University Student Union, as the heart of campus, uplifts and empowers students to achieve educational, personal and professional goals by providing leadership development, meaningful employment, and innovative programs, services and facilities. We promote equity, inclusion and well-being, while encouraging social justice advocacy to help Matadors feel heard, respected and connected to CSUN. Our 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 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.


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. 


  • Assist in providing vision, strategic planning, leadership, and management of all aspects of the Fitness Programs department, including the following but not limited to:
    • Group exercise
    • Private instruction
    • 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. A master’s degree may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.

Special Requirements:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Current group exercise instructor certification (AFAA or equivalent)

Experience instructing fitness/wellness classes

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities:

  • Administration
  • Personnel management
  • Organizational management
  • Computer hardware/software operation
  • Principles of superior customer service
  • Effective marketing
  • 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
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • 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.


This position is employed through University Student Union (USU). USU offers an excellent benefits package.

The anticipated hiring range will be as follows and is dependent on experience and qualifications:

Hourly:      $ 24.83 - $ 26.92

Biweekly:  $ 1,986.46 - $ 2,153.84

Annually:  $ 51,648 - $ 56,000

HOURS: Full-Time 40 hours per week; may include early mornings, late evenings and weekends.


The University Student Union (USU) at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is proud to operate on the CSUN campus. As part of the campus community, the USU follows California State University (CSU) policy that requires all faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19. The policy does allow for medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. The USU will require all of its employees, current or new, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or present a medical or religious exemption and any appropriate back up documentation.


Applications received through June 13, 2022 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.


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.


18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge CA 91330
United States