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Fitness & Operations Coordinator
DATE:   8/9/2013
JOB TITLE:   Fitness & Operations Coordinator
WORK LOCATION:   Kiernan Center
DEPARTMENT:   Kiernan Center
SECTOR:   Student Life

The primary purpose of this position is to develop and implement a comprehensive fitness and wellness program based on current research and fitness industry trends for students of  Niagara University.  This position will also assist the Director of Recreation, Intramurals and Club Sports in the administration of the Kiernan Recreation Center.   

  • Develops, organizes, promotes, administers and supervises all programs related to personal trainer services.  Including but not limited to, basic nutrition consultation, instruct wellness/aerobic classes, participation in community health/fitness outreach programs.
  • Recruit individuals to participate in personal trainer program and health/wellness programs.
  • Ensure the overall health and safety of patrons using Kiernan Center facilities.
  • Gathers information, formulates and types all reports, memos, policies and procedures, forms, written responses, etc.
  • Basic understanding of maintenance/cleaning of fitness equipment.
  • Prepare and present OSHA Training for employees of Kiernan Center.
  • Develop and monitor the personal trainer data base program.
  • Assist in the general supervision and security of the building.
  • Assist with the implementation and providing information of various departmental programs.
  • Execute fiscal responsibilities such as:  collection of membership fees, rental fees, programs fees.
  • Must have knowledge of NU Emergency and Disaster Plan and if needed, possess abilities to be a lead person in opening Kiernan Center as an emergency shelter in the event of a campus/local emergency.  In the event of a university emergency, could be considered "essential personnel and will need to report to the university to assist in university operations.
  • Assist with summer campus operations including but of limited to drop off and pick up procedures, processing payments, ensuring safety of camp participants and providing health/wellness programs.
  • Reach out to club sport teams and inform them of services that the personal trainer can provide to the program.
  • Schedule and coordinator Fitness Certifications and Workshops.
  • Set learning outcomes and conduct comprehensive program assessments in specific areas of responsibility to inform fitness and wellness and implementation.
  • Assist in the coordination and staffing of "Late Night Niagara" program.
  • Assist with the development of all marketing and social media efforts for Kiernan Recreation Center.
  • When appropriate, work with Human Resources to develop health and wellness programs for the entire university community. 

60%   Manages and supervises university's personal training/fitness programs and provides supervision in fitness areas.  Develop and conduct health/wellness workshops.

30%   Coordinate & maintain front desk operations which include being stationed at the desk.  Number of hours stationed at desk will depend upon time of the year.

5%   Provide an effective risk management program including:  procedures for emergency care in facilities and conduction facility safety audits and equipment maintenance.

5%   Development of reports and record keeping.

  1. Experience in the design of exercise programs and wellness programs.
  2. Ability to provide effective supervisory and facilities management skills.
  3. Sufficient manual dexterity with proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to:  computer keyboard, calculator, copy machine and fax.
  4. Ability to provide excellent customer service to both students and patrons of the Kiernan Center.
  5. Strong interpersonal, organization and communication skills.
  6. Ability to collect fees associate with usage of Kiernan Center programs/facilities.  


The functions of the position usually performed standing, but may require some amount of time sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. Tasks will involve instruction in some fitness activities involving running, walking and lifting. Tasks involving working on a computer, computer keyboard, calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve extensive wrist and hand movement. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others, or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how they can perform the essential functions listed above.

  1. Associate degree and certification in Personal Training.
  2. A minimum of one year of experience performing similar tasks.
  3. Certification in CPR.

Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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