University of Miami: Assistant Director, Wellness and Recreation, Instructional Programs
Coral Gables, FL

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Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States

Exercise / Fitness
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $50,000 To $60,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full Time
No Travel
Job Description
  • Plan, administer and evaluate comprehensive and innovative instructional program to include a group exercise program (e.g. aerobics, yoga, studio cycling, circuit classes) and non-credit community classes (e.g. physical activity classes, swim and sport lessons, CPR, fee based cooking classes).
  • Hire, train, and schedule all program instructors and assist with instructor payroll.
  • Conduct and maintain annual group exercise instructor evaluations and development as well as class quality control procedures.
  • Collaborate with sales office management to evaluate registration procedures for all group exercise and community classes.
  • Assists with coordinating marketing efforts for instructional classes and programs.
  • Determine program fiscal needs, develop and meet revenue goals, prepare budget recommendations, determine class enrollment and set fee rates.
  • Recommend and/or select equipment and supplies to be purchased for the group exercise and community classes.
  • Assist with the supervision of exercise programs for special populations and other exercise/fitness services as requested.
  • Collaborate with the fitness/wellness team on annual special events and projects.
  • Provide timely and detailed financial, progress, and participation reports as requested.
  • Develop certification opportunities for fitness, aerobics and aquatics instructors; and offer in-service continuing education for certified personnel.
  • Understand, follow and communicate all department and University risk management policies to employees. Assist in the development of the department risk management program.
  • Keep abreast of current trends and research in fitness field; obtain and maintain appropriate certifications if necessary.
  • Possess a personal commitment to a wellness lifestyle.
  • Complete other reports and assignments as required by the Director, Wellness Programs or the Executive Director of the Department of Wellness and Recreation.
Job Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science or related field required (Master’s degree preferred).
Current CPR/AED certification required.
NCCA accredited fitness certification preferred


Minimum of three years of relevant experience in the areas of fitness related management or wellness.
Supervisory and management experience required within the two years.
Group exercise instruction and training experience.
Due to the nature of the responsibilities, a variable work schedule (early mornings, evenings and weekends) is required.

Knowledge of basic exercise guidelines, group exercise formats and exercise safety for healthy and diseased populations.
Knowledge of industry standards, guidelines, and fitness trends.
Working knowledge of cardiovascular and resistance training equipment.
Willingness to obtain continuing education and remain abreast of exercise related guidelines.
Superb organizational skills and ability to meet times sensitive deadlines.
Excellent verbal/written communication and customer service skills.
General computer knowledge.
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