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Manager, Fitness & Well-Being - Student Affairs

Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Student Affairs
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Position Summary

Washington University in St. Louis is seeking an energetic and dynamic individual for the position of Manager of Fitness & Well-Being. The candidate will provide significant leadership in fitness programming at the Sumers Recreation Center and student development across our student employment program.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Provides direct leadership to our personal training program.
  • Hires/Trains/Supervises a team of 10-15 part-time trainers.
  • Instructs an in-house personal training certification class.
  • Provides ongoing professional development to staff.

Supports the development and delivery of our comprehensive fitness and well-being programs.
  • Develops a menu of "BearFIT Skills" instructional workshops.
  • Assists in the recruiting/hiring/evaluating of fitness instructors.
  • Instruct multiple BearFIT classes each week
  • Supports collaborative programming outside of Sumers Rec Center.

Provides macro level support for our student employment program, including the recruitment, training, and celebration of our 200+ student employees.

Administers a massage therapy program at the Sumers Recreation Center including the recruiting and hiring of part-time massage therapists with variety of modality expertise.

Coordinates the repair and maintenance of fitness equipment with third party vendors.

Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Exercise Science, Recreation, Physical Education, Kinesiology or appropriate field.
  • Supervisory experience managing diverse fitness and wellness programming, facility management and staff, preferably in a campus recreation setting.
  • Experience utilizing Innosoft Fusion or similar member management system.
  • Ability to performance basic maintenance on fitness equipment.
  • Ability to effectively manage student workers.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Excellent decision making and prioritizing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to assess and promote inclusive programs.
  • Strong conflict management skills.
  • Strong team work skills.
  • Demonstrated competency in helping to meet program objectives, assessment, and helping to establish program priorities.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate related field; or an Associate's Degree alongside advanced certifications in a fitness-related field.
  • Experience teaching and conducting fitness and wellness assessments, classes, workshops, clinics, and special events.
  • Current certifications as an aerobic/group fitness instructor from a nationally recognized governing body. Accepted Group Fitness Certifications include ACE, AFAA, ACSM. Current certification in multiple formats of group exercise instruction. Current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications; ability to become Red Cross instructor certified.



Salary Range

$45,600.00 - $75,300.00 / Annually

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


For frequently asked questions about the application process, please refer to our External Applicant FAQ.


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.

  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!

  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We've got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

For policies, detailed benefits, and eligibility, please visit:

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University's policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment - fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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