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Fitness and Wellness Program Assistant


The Fitness and Wellness Program Assistant will assist the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator with the administration and coordination of comprehensive fitness and instructional class programs. This individual helps to ensure the diverse instructional needs of the San Diego State University students and Aztec Recreation members are met with broad-based, comprehensive Fitness and ENS Credit Class programming, emphasizing a safe, positive, and educational environment. The Fitness and Wellness Program Assistant will help develop, establish, administer, and evaluate all Fitness and ENS Credit Class schedules and instructors. They will also collaborate with other departments in developing events to support the mission of Aztec Recreation.


  • Assist with recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of instructors
  • Assist with completing evaluations of instructors and classes each semester
  • Coordinate and program the Fitness and ENS Credit Class schedule on a semester basis
  • Use Virtual EMS to reserve facilities for activities, classes, and events
  • Monitor payroll on a bi-weekly basis
  • Manage Fitness Interns’ weekly schedule and assignment completion
  • Collect and track required certifications and agreements required for instructors and independent contractors
  • Disseminate necessary information to staff including bi-weekly updates and regularly planned staff meetings
  • Design and distribute program survey on a semester basis, monitor class participation and compile data for analysis
  • Ensure customer service standards are met and respond to inquiries and comments
  • Program for special events and open houses, such as ALI, ARC ‘til Dark, and Fitness Jam
  • Track Fitness and ENS Credit Class equipment inventory on an annual basis
  • Develop and track participation in faculty, community members, and student wellness programming
  • Collaborate with the marketing department to plan and execute promotional photography and videography of program offerings
  • Ensure all class cancellations are communicated promptly by contacting all participants/instructors along with posting notifications in the appropriate areas
  • Inspect facilities and equipment for safety and submit work orders as needed
  • Other duties assigned by Supervisor


Position is supervised by the Fitness and Wellness Class Coordinator. The position also works closely with Marketing Coordinator, Office Supervisor, and PR Assistant. Further interactions may include other full-time staff within Aztec Recreation, including, but not limited to, Recreation Director, Associate Director of Programs, Facilities Supervisor, Member Services Supervisor and Coordinator, Building Services and Engineers, Evening Member Services Supervisor, Associate Director of Member Services and Facilities, photographer, and videographer.


  • Complete tasks and projects that require high level of skill and/or attention to detail
  • Able to multitask and prioritize while working in a fast paced environment
  • Capable of maintaining positive working relationships with staff, customers, and vendors
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and as a team player
  • Able to interact effectively with a wide diversity of people and support San Diego State University Associated Students’ values and mission


  • Must have excellent fitness instructional skills
  • Must be aware of current trends in fitness and wellness
  • Must be well organized and able to prioritize work, problem solve, make decisions, and meet scheduled deadlines under pressure
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions and follow projects through to completion
  • Must possess proficient computer skills and ability to learn new software programs
  • Ability to gather and organize data, draw logical conclusions, and discern implications
  • Must be able to lead by example and serve as a teacher/mentor to staff


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Physical Education, Recreation, Kinesiology/Exercise Science Health or a related field
  • Must have at least one year of group fitness class instruction experience
  • Must possess a NCCA group fitness certification
  • CPR/AED and First-Aid certifications are required
  • Available to work up to 20-25 hours a week during academic year and summer
  • Must have strong English language skills and the ability to read, write and verbally communicate at a level appropriate to the duties of the position
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills, including written and oral communication
  • Previous experience in a management/leadership position supervising instructors preferred
  • Experience within a campus recreation setting desired
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, train, and supervise personnel preferred


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While working indoors, the lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. Possible exposure to distracting/uncomfortable noise levels may require hearing protection to be worn when performing duties.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical requirements include but are not limited to: walking, walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, climbing, and working in confined space, lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying loads. Depending on job tasks, physical demands may require standing and walking for extended lengths of time and may require lifting, pushing, pulling, moving and carrying items up to 50 pounds (unassisted) and 75 pounds (with assistance).


Part-time, 20 hours per week – Starting Rate: $14 -$17 per hour