Coordinator, Fitness Operations, SUNY Albany

Posted: 03/01/18 | SHARE:


Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

The Department of Campus Recreation is seeking a highly motivated professional with the ability to work independently and as part of a team to fill the position of Coordinator of Fitness Operations.

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness within the Department of Campus Recreation. The Coordinator works collaboratively with departmental staff to aid the Director in developing and managing a comprehensive Campus Recreation program at the University at Albany.

The primary focus of this position includes oversight of the department's three fitness centers, development of a personal training program, and expanding wellness offerings.

Fitness Center:

  • Manage the daily operations for all departmental fitness centers including satellite and additional fitness spaces
  • Develop, review, and revise policies for department fitness and wellness programming areas
  • Manage and supervise student staff for fitness areas including hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, and payroll
  • Oversee the creation, presentation, and implementation of the staffing budget for all fitness areas
  • Provide leadership in the areas of student and recreational program development through the creation and implementation of continuing education, regular training sessions, and staff meetings
  • Maintain an inventory and a preventative maintenance program of all fitness equipment
  • Research and recommend fitness equipment purchases
  • Evaluate, track, and compile statistical information for fitness areas including weekly, and semester measures
  • Develop and administer special events and programs in the fitness areas
  • Develop and implement instructional programs such as equipment orientations, fitness consultations, and power lifting

Small Group Training:

  • Expand the Small Group Training program
  • Manage and supervise student instructors including hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating
  • Create policies and procedures for the Small Group Training program to include pricing, waivers, intake forms, and assessments/training protocol
  • Oversee the Small Group Training budget

Wellness Programming:

  • Co-chair the Fitness & Wellness annual "Fit Fair"
  • Develop new events and wellness based programs for the University community
  • Work in coordination with campus wellness partners to offer programs to students and employees
  • Develop a mobile wellness program to take Campus Recreation offerings to other areas of the campus
  • Create workshops for Campus Recreation employees to address all areas of wellness

Personal Training:

  • Assist in the creation and implementation of a personal training program
  • Create and implement policies and procedures for the personal training program to include pricing, waivers, intake forms, and assessment procedures
  • Oversee the creation, presentation, and implementation of the personal training budget
  • Hire, train, develop, schedule, and evaluate Personal Trainers
  • Create a certification program for students utilizing a national certifying body (i.e. ACE or ACSM curriculum)

General Duties:

  • Assists in establishing and implementing program goals and objectives
  • Assists the Director in creating the department's strategic plan
  • Interacts with Director and staff members regarding topics to help identify opportunities for improvement
  • Work with all Campus Recreation professional staff members to actively communicate and market all programs through print media, electronic media, social media, special events and any other efforts deemed appropriate to effectively reach the University Community
  • Maintains a positive relationship with other personnel and departments that assist in the development of Campus Recreation programs, services, and facilities
  • Maintain current knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively perform and/or teach and/or assess training programs, including the research of industry trends
  • Represents the Department of Campus Recreation and the University at Albany on various committees, boards, and associations
  • Interacts with students, faculty, and staff for the benefit of carrying out the mission of the department



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized organization
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills
  • 1-3 of relevant experience in fitness center management, and small group or personal training
  • Personal training certification from ACSM, ACE, AFAA, NSCA, NASM or comparable organization
  • CPR and AED Certified
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized organization
  • 2-3 years of demonstrated experience in successful management of student staff in a collegiate recreational fitness program
  • Group Exercise certification from ACSM, ACE, AFAA, NSCA, NASM or comparable organization, or willing to obtain upon hire
  • Ability to teach and train staff to instruct a variety of group fitness classes
  • Ability to teach and train students through an in-house personal training program
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Knowledge of nutritional guidelines and principles
  • CPR and AED Instructor certified or ability to obtain upon hire
  • Membership and participation in the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)

Additional Information:

Job reference #P18-49282

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Staff Assistant, SL-2

Start date: June 2018

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at    


Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications

Note: After submitting your resume, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

Returning Applicants - Login to your UAlbany Careers Account to check your completed application.

Apply Now

Return to job listings