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Initial Review Date (IRD): 02-10-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Under the general direction of the Associate and Assistant Directors of Fitness & Wellness, the Certified Group Exercise Instructor is responsible for safely and effectively leading group exercise classes, both in-person and virtually, for UCSC students, faculty, staff, and community members; assisting in program administration; managing class-related facilities and equipment; providing excellent customer service; and participating in program marketing.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Range Information: $20-$50/Hour DOE No. of Positions: 7 Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is not eligible for benefits. Schedule Information: Part-Time, Variable Percentage of Time: Varies Average Hours Per Week: Varies Days of the Week: Mon-Fri, Sat & Sun Shift Includes: Days & Evenings Employee Classification: This is a Limited Appointment Job End Date: 6/30/2021 Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus, East Field House, Possible virtual online. Union Representation: Non-represented
Job Duties 70%: Exercise Leadership
Design, choreograph, and lead group exercise classes, both in-person and virtually (live and pre-recorded), in class formats for which relevant certifications are held, according to current industry standards for safety and effectiveness, including proper warm-ups, cool-downs, and exercise/movement progressions.
Teach, demonstrate, and promote proper class-specific exercise technique and form.
Begin class sessions on time, according to the advertised schedule and class-duration.
Provide introductions of self and the class format/topic as well as relevant announcements at the beginning of each class session.
Maintain a welcoming, positive, encouraging, inclusive, and non-intimidating classroom atmosphere.
Select and play appropriate music (no explicit lyrics or potentially offensive/divisive/controversial subject-matter) at appropriate volume-levels (<90db).
Provide safe, appropriate, and effective exercise modifications when needed or requested by participants.
End class sessions on time, according to the advertised schedule and class-duration.
Frequently update and modify class design, choreography, and music.
Maintain current accredited and/or licensed certifications for the class-formats being instructed.
Maintain current CPR/AED certification.
15%: Program Administration
Arrive to class location punctually, in time to be fully set-up and prepared to begin instruction by at least 5-minutes prior to scheduled start time of the class.
Validate membership passes and/or take attendance of participants immediately prior to the beginning of each class session.
Attend all required staff meetings and trainings.
Complete and submit quarterly self-evaluations and peer-evaluations.
Read and respond to all communications from supervisor in a timely manner.
Promote, enforce, and adhere to all program policies (i.e. class capacity limits, late-admission restrictions, admission pass requirements, etc.)
5%: Facility & Equipment Management
Return equipment and supplies to their proper condition, storage space, and organization prior to the end of each class session's room reservation.
Return classrooms to their proper set-up, cleanliness, and security prior to the end of class session's room reservation.
Report any unsafe facility and/or equipment conditions or repair-needs immediately.
Learn and consistently exercise proper use of facilities and equipment.
5% Customer Service
Greet participants warmly, enthusiastically, and by name (smiling, eye contact, etc.).
Communicate participant issues, concerns, and feedback to supervisor immediately.
Be able to accurately answer questions regarding admission fees, sales procedures, class schedules, facility locations/layouts, and program information sources.
Make pre- and/or post-class announcements regarding program information (i.e. new policies, schedule changes, upcoming promotions, etc.).
Participate in demonstration and promotional classes when available.
Update biographical and class-description information on website when appropriate.
Minimum of 1 current certification or degree from 1 of the following categories:
A current Group Exercise Instructor certification from an NCCA-accredited organization (i.e. ACE, AFAA, NCCPT, NETA, etc.).
A degree in a related field (Kinesiology, Physical Education, Dance, or comparable).
A current format-specific group exercise instruction certification and/or license (i.e. Yoga Alliance, Pilates, Zumba, Barre, Kickboxing, etc.).
Ability to effectively relate to and be sensitive to the needs of a diverse population of participants in regards to age, ethnicity, sexual-orientation, physical ability, and exercise experience.
Ability to communicate effectively, professionally, and courteously with a diverse group of individuals.
Current format-specific group exercise instructional certification (i.e. Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Barre, Kickboxing, etc.).
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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