Group Fitness Instructor (Continuous Recruitment) 9/3/2016
University of California - Merced
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Group Fitness Instructor (Continuous Recruitment)
Campus Recreation and Athletics
This is a continuous recruitment. Candidates will be chosen on an as needed basis. As Instructors are needed to fill positions, candidates will be pulled from this pool. Applications will be kept on file for a minimum of 12 months.
Background check may be required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor s, master s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
UC Merced Campus Recreation is charged with providing a dynamic recreational and fitness experience for students, staff, and faculty as well as guests and special programs affiliated with the campus. The Group Fitness Instructor supports this mission through leading group exercise classes.
The Group Fitness Instructor must have a very clear understanding of the following areas of emphasis: customer service, communications skills, group fitness techniques and trends.
This position reports directly to the Director of Campus Recreation.
This posting will remain open for six months; it will then be closed and reopened under a new position number. Once a position has been closed, you will need to re-apply to each new position to continue to be considered.
Review of applications will occur as openings are available. This is a temporary employment pool for Group Fitness Intructors. This position is reopened every six months so please re-apply if you remain interested in the position. This position will close on June 30, 2015.
*Demonstrated experience conducting group fitness and exercise classes.
*One year experience as a group fitness instructor.
*Knolwedge of basic safety and risk management practices as they relate to group fitness and personal training instruction.
*Skill to interact courteously and communicate clearly with diverse groups.
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If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at
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