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SUMMARY OF POSITION: Educate, motivate, and monitor class participants through safe and effective workout routines, such as Zumba, Group Cycle, Yoga, Body Pump, and more.

**Please address the following questions in your cover letter:
  • Why do you want to work for Campus Recreation, specifically the Group Exercise Program?
  • What training courses and/or certifications, relevant to this position, do you currently hold?
  • What qualities do you feel are most essential in a group exercise instructor?
  • What experience do have leading group ex or teaching to a group?
  • Why should you be hired above other applicants?

  • CPR/AED certification required.
  • Current certification in one or more nationally recognized group exercise certification programs (AFAA, ACE, NASM and/or specialty certifications)
  • Excellent customer service/member engagement skills
  • Communication and problem solving skills required.
  • Social media proficiency preferred.
  • Audition required prior to hire
  • Student Instructors are required to participate in a 6-week GEM program prior to hire

EXPECTED HOURS: Instructors must be available to work early morning and late evening shifts, as well as weekends and holidays. Instructors are expected to provide a minimum of at least 10 hours of available time, including at least 1 hour of availability on Saturdays and/or Sundays. *Recreation facilities are open year-round, with additional opportunities to work during J-Term, Spring Break, and summer.

  • Plan and promote safe and effective group exercise classes following respective certification guidelines and program practices.
  • Provide a welcoming, inclusive environment in all classes
  • Maintain member check in/participation data collection system.
  • Promote individual classes and support program and department as a whole.
  • Maintain studio/equipment as instructed. Model proper use and care of all equipment/campus rec property.
  • Alert supervisor of studio/equipment damage. Record studio/equipment upkeep needs as instructed.
  • Keep up to date with current industry trends.
  • Assist with other Campus Rec Events as needed.

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAININGS: Much of the training for this position is offered on the job and is conducted by full-time Pro Staff and Student Leaders. In addition to the initial on-boarding provided to all employees, Wellness Staff are expected to:
  • Attend department-wide and program/facility specific ongoing trainings/workshops, that are offered throughout the time of employment
  • Maintain current CPR/AED certification
  • Maintain current Group Exercise Certification