Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted in Retail
10 days ago

Job Info

Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness

Job Profile Title
Coordinator A

Job Description Summary
The Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness is responsible for staffing, teaching, and managing a comprehensive fitness and wellness program for Campus Recreation the University of Pennsylvania. Responsibilities include the daily management of group exercise, personal training, and premium fitness operations, with emphasis placed on instruction, recruiting, and supervision of its programs and instructors. The Coordinator will hire, train and schedule staff as well as teach an average of 10 classes/personal training sessions per week.

In addition to the operations and staffing of Fitness & Wellness Programming, the Coordinator will assist with fitness-based member incentive and retention programs.

Job Description


  • Manage Group Exercise, Personal Training, and Premium Fitness Programs. Coordinate class schedules for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
  • Oversee the hiring, training, and evaluation of all fitness & wellness staff.
  • Lead an average of 10 group exercise and/or Penn FIT/PT classes per week.
  • Manage comprehensive Personal Training Program with Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness. Conduct exercise prescriptions and personal training for fitness center members as needed.
  • Prepare sales reports, participation data, and projections for all fitness & wellness programs. Prepare and administer payroll for all fitness & wellness staff.
  • Develop and implement effective marketing and promotional strategies for all fitness & wellness programs. Including, but not limited to, in-person consultations and presentations, active presence in facility, content creation for print, social media, email, and website, and partner outreach.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Sports Administration, Recreation, Exercise Science, Athletic/Recreation Administration, Physical Education, Business Administration and/or related field is required. A Master's degree is preferred and 1 to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and progressive professional experience in collegiate recreation required.
  • Accredited (ACE, AFAA, ACSM, etc.) Personal Training and Group Fitness Instructor certification required.
  • Experience in establishing and facilitating strategic goals, developing and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in program data management, fiscal integrity and transparency.
  • Ability to teach and develop a strong emphasis on student development philosophy and a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and creating an environment of inclusion.
  • Excellent written communication skills; ability to write concise, logical reports and hold engaging conversations with community members and have a presence among membership.
  • Proficient in computer skills; Microsoft Office Suite and other software.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends, as required.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics

Pay Range
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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