Georgia Southwestern State University — Coordinator of Fitness & Wellness

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for managing all fitness and wellness activities for the University.

Supervises Fitness and Wellness staff and operations. (50%)

  • Supervises staff for the Fitness Center, the Deriso pool and group fitness.
  • Develops and publishes program policies, guidelines, and risk management of campus fitness and wellness activities.
  • Work with Fitness and Wellness staff to develop short and long term goals, coordinate special events, revise departmental policies and procedures, enhance student development, and interact with other campus entities.
  • Adheres to and insures compliance with the protection and confidentiality of student records and information, as outlined in the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act.
  • Maintains responsibility for the management of equipment and supplies.
  • Maintains compliance with all industry standards.

Manages aquatic facility and programming. (30%)

  • Recruit, hire, train and manage student lifeguards and head lifeguards.
  • Ensure that lifeguards and other staff meet the minimum qualifications, certifications and standards as required by individual job assignments. This includes ensuring that all staff members are properly trained in emergency procedures.
  • Develop, implement, publicize and evaluate various aquatics programs, including swim lessons, clinics, rentals, pool parties, aquatics fitness and certification/safety classes.
  • Assist director with the development and analysis of aquatics budget, expense projections, budgeting monitoring and payroll.
  • Assist Blue Tide staff and team with logistics and scheduling.
  • Supervise the aquatic facility operation and develop the pool maintenance schedule including maintaining pool chemistry, filtration and chemical feed systems.
  • Maintain the highest water quality level, pump room functionality and facility safety, cleanliness and presentation. This includes completion of routine facility inspections and audits.

Performs related duties. (20%)

  • Work in collaboration with Fitness and Wellness Staff, Student Engagement staff and university partners to support department initiatives within the mission of a student-centered facility, programs and services.
  • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, retaining, supervising, and evaluating the student staff assigned to the Fitness Center, the Deriso pool and group fitness.
  • Participates on University and division committees and task forces.


  • Bachelor’s Level Degree and two years of employment experience in collegiate recreational sports programming.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification or ability to obtain within three months of employment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

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