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Recreational Services
Kansas State University
101 Peters Rec Complex
1831 Olympic Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506


Professional Staff Positions


Fitness and Wellness Associate

Job no: 503165
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan
Categories: Recreational Services

General Description of Position:Recreational Services is seeking applicants for the Fitness and Wellness Associate position. This position will have lead responsibilities with the group fitness and small group training programs as well as involvement with the personal training programs, the Wildcat Wellness Coalition and the Recreational Services Student Appreciation Committee. You will assist with all administration of the department's fitness and wellness programming. The development and continued improvement of current fitness and wellness services, as well as staff training, will be a standard expectation of this position. This position will also be responsible for special event assistance as well as credit classes in coordination with K-State Global Campus.
Why Join Us:Recreational Services’ mission is to develop, promote and manage the administration of recreational and fitness facilities, services and programs for the campus community at Kansas State University. Active and healthy lifestyles enhance opportunities for continuance of personal and professional maintenance and growth. These lifestyles are positively affected by the quality and quantity of the services, programs, and facilities we provide. Recreational Services promotes student development and provides leadership opportunities in a diverse setting for its participants and employees.
Diversity and Inclusion:Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The University actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community which can be found at https://www.k-state.edu/about/community.html 
Minimum Qualifications:This position requires a High School diploma. Must have a minimum of two years of relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, and Wellness, Exercise Science, Recreation Management or a Related Field
  • One or more years of supervisory experience in fitness, group exercise, and personal training programming and management
  • Previous experience as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer with ACSM, ACE, AFAA, NSCS or other nationally recognized organization 
  • Leadership and supervisory skills to hire, train, motivate, supervise and evaluate employees as demonstrated through past supervision of staff
  • Demonstrate experience in personnel management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
Other Requirements:
  • Current certifications with American Red Cross
  • AED/CPR/First Aid Instructor Level certification
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
Screening of Applications Begins:Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Salary Range / Pay Rate:$15.67-24.29 per hour ($32,599 - $50,528 annual salary)
Equal Employment Opportunity:Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
Background Screening Statement:In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.