Manager, Fitness

Job Posted 7/9/2024
University of Akron Student Recreation & Wellness
382 Carroll Street
Akron, OH 44235
United States
Category Fitness Manager
Degree Required
Job Description

The University of Akron, Department of Student Recreation and Wellness Services is seeking a dynamic and energetic Manager, Fitness that will be responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the Fitness and Wellness Program within the SRWS Department. Working within the Division of Student Affairs in the beautiful Student Recreation & Wellness Center, the Manager, Fitness & Wellness is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the fitness & wellness program that meets the needs and interests of the UA student population and supports the development of programming for faculty, staff, and community patrons. Specific responsibilities include:

Program Management

  • Provide leadership and direction for the fitness and wellness program to include developing, promoting and delivering a diverse offering of fitness and wellness programming such as group exercise classes, instructor workshops, fitness programs, campus wellness programs
  • Coordinate revenue generating programs such as personal training and Pink Gloves Boxing
  • Coordinate special event programming both internally and with campus partners in Student Life
  • Develop a training plan for student staff and coordinate ongoing developmental programs to train new instructors
  • Assist in scheduling of fitness and wellness spaces for departmental programming, campus programming and special event programming
  • Recommend program policies and procedures related to all functional areas included in fitness and wellness programming
  • Assess program offerings, to remain current with industry wide trends. Assess viability of online and in-person program offerings
  • Assist in the development of marketing and promotional materials for all Fitness and Wellness programming to include; digital, print, and in-person initiatives
  • Assist campus committees that focus on wellness initiatives for students, faculty and staff

Personnel Management

  • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, evaluation and on-going training of: Group Exercise Instructors, Personal Trainers and Wellness Technicians
  • Assist in recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, evaluation and on-going training of: Fitness Floor Attendants
  • Lead the risk management development of policies relative to fitness and wellness programming and assist with development of SRWS Departmental risk management policies
  • Create and deliver an inservice training plan to staff so staff are knowledgeable on departmental policy and procedure, program specifics and industry best practices
  • Conduct ongoing staff evaluations and development
  • Teach group exercise classes or personal training session in the absence of student staff

Budget Management

  • Develop budget proposal, yearly, for all Fitness and Wellness program needs
  • Assist in management of program budget to include; monitor payroll, recommend purchases and monitor revenue generating goals
  • Provide communication, as necessary, in written or verbal format in the form of monthly/annual reports to provide insight on budgetary information, program information and participation statistics
  • Responsible for tracking usage of fitness and wellness spaces and programs and communicating program data effectively to help guide decision making for short-term & long-term goals.


  • Participate on departmental and campus committees as assigned
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382 Carroll Street
Akron OH 44235
United States
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