Group Fitness Instructor

Term/Session: 

Fall 2021

Rate of Pay: 

17.50

Application Dates

June 9, 2021 - December 16, 2021

Job Description

Perform a variety of duties to support the Department of Campus Recreation Fitness program.  Responsible for conducting group fitness classes in a dynamic, safe, and constructive manner; maintain a high level of motivation and control in classes while exhibiting friendly, kind, energetic, outgoing and enthusiastic qualities. 

Instructors must complete in-house Campus Recreation Training and demonstrate a professional appearance and demeanor both on and off campus that favorably represents the University of Arizona and the department of Campus Recreation.  Instructors are responsible for coverage of scheduled classes. Instructors are responsible to earn their NCCA Certification within 6 months of hire date in order to continue being a part of the Fitness team. 

Duties & Responsibilities

-Attend staff/instructor meetings and trainings

-Model department values and expectations

-Design and implement fitness classes for groups of participants based in the areas such as yoga, Pilates, resistance training, core, dance-related classes, or sport-related classes

-Demonstrate safe programming, proper technique and explain exercise modifications using verbal and physical cues to enable all members to participate

-Be prepared for EVERY class with appropriate format lesson plans and arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class

-Confirm class attendees are registered for class and appear on the roster; inform participants in regards to canceled or make-up classes

-Special projects as assigned

-Excellent customer service skills

-Detail oriented and self-motivated

-Complete in-house training requirements

-Personal fitness level that enables the employee to perform activity without risk to himself or herself or risk to the participant

-Must be enrolled at UA for a minimum of 6 credit hours (employment contingent on enrollment)

-Early morning, evening and weekend availability; flexible scheduling and break availability

Required Trainings/Certifications

-Valid fitness certification from a nationally recognized organization such as ACE, AFAA, or any other specialized certifications through appropriate continuing education and prior experience with and knowledge of instructing fitness classes.

 

-Valid CPR-PR/AED and First Aid Certification from an approved provider (American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or American Safety and Health Institute) are required within 45 days of hire; Employees are required to obtain these certifications at their own expense. Campus Recreation offers a discount on certification classes for eligible employees. Other certifications may be considered. Check with your supervisor prior to making arrangements to obtain these certifications.

 

-All Department of Campus Recreation employees are required to complete blood borne pathogen training within 45 days of hire and renew on an annual basis.

 

-Complete New Employee training which includes but not limited to Emergency Action Plan, Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy training, All-Employee Security (Computer) Awareness, Online Driver Registration & Golf Cart (if authorized), and Youth Safety Training within 45 days.