Job Description

Group Fitness Instructor

Requisition IDreq11293
Working TitleGroup Fitness Instructor
Position Grade09
Position Summary

TheUNM Valencia campus is seeking a part-time Group Fitness Instructor who willwork under general supervision to schedule and provide fitness assessments forstudents, staff, faculty, and community members. This individual will developindividual personal training programs and supervise users with their programs.Will also be responsible for evaluating clientele questionnaires and physiologicaldata to determine appropriate exercise and activity programs. Works with andadvises program clientele in the evaluation of individual health and fitness,and in the establishment of fitness goals and objectives, plus servers asa source of advice and support for users in their exercise program.

Theperson will assist with event planning processes, campus and community outreachwellness promotion activities, sponsorship of the wellness club, facilitymanagement, and supervision of student employees. Ensures proper care in theuse and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvementof workplace safety and environmental practices. Performs miscellaneousjob related duties as assigned.

Located about 30 miles south of Albuquerque in ruralValencia county, the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus is a two-yearbranch campus of the University of New Mexico which functions as a communitycollege in the region and is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution. With an emphasis on teaching excellence, Valencia Campus offers academictransfer programs, technical vocational programs, Adult Basic Education, andDual Credit High School/College courses to Valencia and Socorro Counties. The faculty and staff serve a student body of over 2,000 credit students persemester.

See the Position Description for additional information.

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.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
Minimum Qualifications

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. May require technical certification dependent on the instructional specialty (AFAA, ACE, NETA, NASM, etc.).

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree or higher in Exercise Science or directly related field.
  • Current Personal Trainer Certification from ACSM/NSCA/ACE or other organization.
  • Current Group Fitness Instructor Certification from ACSM/ACE or other organization.
  • Current CPR/AED & First Aid Certified.
  • Teaching experience in Weight Lifting, Yoga, Pilates, etc.

Experience in/with:

  • Minimum one year working in higher education, Fitness/Health, or instruction/teaching.
  • Providing presentations on fitness and wellness topics.
Additional Requirements
DepartmentValencia Branch
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Part-Time
Term End Date
Pay$12.38 to $18.57/hrly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date11/12/2019
Application InstructionsPlease include a cover letter, resume, and three supervisory references

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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