The mission of USC Recreational Sports is to provide the university community with opportunities to pursue a balanced, healthy lifestyle through participation in recreational activities. Recreational Sports aims to support our members through fitness and recreational programming, leadership development, training, and cross-unit collaboration. Recreational Sports includes the following programs and services: Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Fitness, Martial Arts, Outdoor Adventure Rentals, Youth Programs, Aquatics, Informal Recreation, Facility Memberships, and Special Events. Our staff works together to provide quality recreational activities, enhance the USC student experience, provide quality customer service, mentoring, and professional development opportunities to full-time and student employees.
Under the direction of the Associate Director, the Senior Fitness Program Advisor will oversee the direction, organization, marketing, supervision, and assessment of all aspects of a comprehensive Fitness program for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. This position will provide leadership to professional staff and the overall fitness program including, budget management, hiring, training and evaluating of 40-50 student workers, group exercise instructors, and personal trainers.
Oversee and manage the daily operation of all fitness programs at Lyon Center, USC Village Fitness Center, and HSC Fitness Center, including USC Workout (70+ group exercise classes per week), personal training, private Pilates, and F45 program.
Manage a fitness staff of one fulltime Fitness Specialist, two fulltime maintenance technicians and 5-8 part-time resource employees. Supervise, train, schedule, and evaluate group exercise, fitness/wellness, Private Pilates, and personal training programs. Organize and maintain USC Workout group exercise schedules. Review, communicate, track, and assign all incoming personal training and private Pilates session requests.
Provide leadership, guidance, and supervision to professional staff and fitness program personnel, including instructors and trainers for group exercise, private Pilates, personal trainers, and F45. Responsible for the professional development of both full-time and student employees.
Manage the planning and implementation of current and new fitness activities and programs. Demonstrate the ability and necessary certification to teach group fitness classes.
Assist in the development and implementation of risk management policies and procedures. Create and enforce policies, guidelines, goals/objectives, and evaluations for all fitness programs.
Develop and implement recruitment packages for new and existing fitness members. Promote personal training and other fitness services. Collaborate with staff in the programming, marketing, and communication of fitness related programs.
Manage fitness inventory to prevent loss and minimize damage and wear. Provide recommendations for equipment purchases in order to remain current with member demand and industry standards.
Supervise the maintenance and repairs of fitness facility equipment. Inventory and track equipment warranties and order parts as necessary. Oversee the Asset Management system for tracking and reporting.
Design, develop, and coordinate the planning and execution of special events related to fitness, health, and wellness.
Other duties as assigned.
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Combined experience/education as a substitute for minimum education
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Up to date instructor and training certifications
Field of ExpertiseÂ Â Â Â Â Â
Student personnel administration, recreation, fitness, or related field.
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Masterâs degree Recreation, Physical Education, Kinesiology, or related field.
3-5 years of experience supervising and training fitness staff in group exercise in a collegiate/community/commercial fitness environment.
Experience teaching group fitness in a variety of formats; acquired nationally recognized fitness Instructor and personal training certifications (ACE, AFAA, etc.)
Knowledge of group exercise trends and fitness equipment. Familiarity with university recreation or fitness center operations.
Teaching nationally recognized Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Training Prep Courses such as American Council of Exercise (ACE) or National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, ability to analyze and solve problems, decision-making, and a willingness to work with a diverse student and staff/faculty population.
Minimum Education:Master's degreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Student personnel administration
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.