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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: H0019 / Fitness Instructor
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 09

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Leads and coordinates individual or group adult fitness/physical training sessions for a specified health and fitness program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans and leads exercise/activity sessions in one or more assigned fitness areas, such as low impact aerobics, stretching/flexibility, yoga, circuit training, general fitness, weight training, and/or specialty training.
  2. Sets up and monitors class equipment, and ensures its return in servicable condition.
  3. Advises participants on program and class procedures and policies, as appropriate.
  4. Distributes handouts and/or class evaluations, if appropriate, and answers questions from participants after each session; assists in performing followup and communication with participants, as required.
  5. Tracks progress of clients; maintains client files as appropriate.
  6. Ensures that safety and injury prevention policies and procedures are adhered to by participants; reports accidents and prepares accident reports, as required.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Recognized competency in field of instructional expertise.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skill in the use of first aid procedures.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of fitness training and education methods and techniques in area of specialty.
  • Knowledge of exercise principles and technology.
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of fitness equipment and facilities.
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • CPR Certification required within 2 months of date of hire.
  • Discipline-specific licensures and/or certifications may be required for designated positions in this classification.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017