Assistant Fitness Director, Yates Field House - Division of Student Affairs

Washington D.C.
Apr 04, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Fitness Director, Yates Field House - Division of Student Affairs

Yates Memorial Field House, as the primary recreation facility for Georgetown University, is housed within the Division of Student Affairs and offers comprehensive recreational programming to serve the needs of university students, faculty and staff.  Student Affairs, overall, is committed to creating a vibrant campus community and our work with students builds on the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis - care of the whole person.

The Assistant Fitness Director plans, coordinates, and implements various fitness and wellness programs for students, faculty, staff, and community members, in collaboration with the Yates Field House fitness and wellness team and across Student Affairs departments.  She/he provides support as needed to the Yates Field House Professional Staff, assists with the administration of the Group Exercise and Personal Training Programs, teaches 2-3 classes per week each semester, and conducts one-on-one Personal Training sessions as needed.  The Assistant Director assists with marketing and advertising of all fitness and wellness programs and with payroll responsibilities for the Group Fitness Department, and makes primary recommendations for the appropriate use of the equipment budget.  Reporting to the Director of Fitness & Wellness, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the supervision and maintenance of daily aspects of the fitness and wellness department (both programming and operations) - to include group fitness, personal training, certification-prep courses, instructional-based classes, workshops, and special events.
  • Assists in the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of group fitness instructors, student employees, and other fitness program personnel.
  • Oversees care, maintenance, and cleanliness of the facility and equipment.
  • Maintains the appearance and function of all exercise equipment.
  • Manages appropriate equipment inventory to support daily operations, including services and fitness programs.
  • Assists with promoting, creating, executing, supervising, and assessing all aspects of various fitness programs provided to a diverse campus population.
  • Schedules workshops and certification courses for instructors and trainers.
  • Maintains relationships with certifying bodies.
  • Participates in all trainings and workshops to assist instructors with any questions or needs and continues to bring in new certification opportunities that match industry trends.
  • Provides high quality customer service, contributing to a positive, welcoming work and wellness environment.
  • Responds to suggestions, complaints, needs and interests in a timely manner.


  • Bachelor's degree in exercise science, kinesiology, human/sport science, physical education, or recreation management
  • 2 - 3 years of experience in a fitness or wellness field - preference for experience overseeing fitness and wellness programs
  • Certification from an accredited organization such as ACE, AFAA, ACSM, or NASM in related program areas
  • Certification in CPR/First Aid
  • Knowledge and experience with safety and risk management regarding a fitness setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge and physical ability to lead fitness based activities and training - preferably in a collegiate setting
  • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication, organization, management, leadership
  • Proven commitment to student and staff development and customer service
  • A demonstrated ability to take initiative, problem-solve, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate effectively as a member of a goal-oriented team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with frequent interruptions
  • Motivation and energy for leading program operations to the next level

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EEO Statement:

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