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Assistant Director - Fitness and Wellness (Temporary 3 Year Assignment)  

About the Organization Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides Cal Poly students with opportunities to experience life outside of the classroom through the wide variety of programs and services offered at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, Julian A. McPhee University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center, and Cal Poly Sports Complex. Cal Poly students and full-time staff members have the opportunity to work on campus to create quality programs and services for all students. Whether you are looking for a position that supports your academic/professional goals, need to support yourself while at Cal Poly, or are looking to develop your leadership skills, ASI offers a unique and fun work experience for all of our employees. Apply to join our team today!
EOE Statement The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Assistant Director - Fitness and Wellness  
Open Date 4/6/2020  
Close Date  

Assistant Director – Recreational Sports (Fitness and Wellness Programs)

Definition and Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Director – Recreational Sports, the Assistant Director – Fitness and Wellness is responsible for the coordination and management of the ASI Recreational Sports fitness, personal training, and wellness programs.

Additionally, all ASI employees are responsible for upholding the core values of the organization including but not limited to exhibiting professional behavior, acting as a role model to others, displaying a positive and cooperative attitude, communicating effectively, developing expert knowledge in area of specialization, and working together as a team.

Educational and Qualifying Experience, Skills, Licenses, Credentials

Educational/License/Credential Requirements

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university.
  • Degree in Kinesiology or related field
  • Master's degree preferred (4 years applicable experience may be substituted for educational requirement).
  • Current American Red Cross certification in the following: Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid.
  • Professional Personal Training Certification (ACSM, or equivalent)
  • Must hold a CA Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum four (4) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position, preferably in a college or university setting.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience coordinating recreation programs for students, related to areas such as fitness, wellness, intramurals, aquatics, outdoor education, informal recreation, etc.
  • Experience in budgeting and fiscal management.
  • Supervisory experience required.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Working knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • General knowledge of office methods, equipment, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of Windows-based computer systems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written; strong public speaking ability.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with staff, students, faculty and others.
  • Demonstrated skills in group supervision/leadership.
  • Ability to gather and analyze complex data and situations in order to draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others on diverse teams.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of financial record-keeping methods, procedures and practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to organizational, procedural, policy, and technological changes.
  • Ability to interpret, communicate and apply administrative regulations, codes, policies, procedures, and precedents.
  • Working knowledge of the practices, procedures, and activities of student personnel development and programming.
  • Strong knowledge of practices and standards set forth by the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
  • Working knowledge and understanding of exercise and fitness equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervise Assistant Coordinator – Fitness Programs, Graduate Assistant-Wellness, and Personal Training staff.
  • Directly supervise 2-3 professional coordinator staff in areas such as aquatics/safety, intramural sports, fitness/wellness, outdoor education, and/or membership services.
  • Oversee supervision of ASI Fitness Instructors and contracted service providers.
  • Supervise and support the ASI Recreational Sports staff.
  • Facilitate meetings, conduct performance evaluations, establish goals, and monitor day-to-day operations of recreational sports programming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Global Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development of program-wide student staff selection strategy.
  • Develop and conduct all program specific meetings, retreats, and workshops for staff training and development.
  • Work directly with professional and student staff to best serve Cal Poly students and the campus community members.
  • Assist in development, preparation and monitoring of budget processes.
  • Conduct research to maintain progressive and innovative systems as they relate to fitness and wellness programming and student development.
  • Ensure compliance with all ASI, University, State, and Federal policies/statutes.
  • Periodically provide first aid and CPR training to ASI staff.

Program Administration

  • Oversee programming for the areas of fitness and wellness for the ASI Recreational Sports department.
  • Oversee the operations of four fitness studios and 21,000 sq. ft. of exercise room spaces.
  • Develop, conduct and assess educational workshops related to fitness and wellness.
  • Evaluate trends and assist with implementing proper group and instructional related fitness classes.
  • Research and recommend proper layouts and trends of exercise room equipment.
  • Develop, produce, and evaluate student recreational activities and programs for areas such as, fitness, intramurals, aquatics, outdoor education, membership, and safety.
  • Advise student leaders, employees, and organization on all programming matters.
  • Support the promotion of other ASI, Student Service, recreation, fitness, wellness, and activities on campus as appropriate.

Leadership and Student Development

  • Assist with the implementation of leadership seminars, trainings, workshops for the Student Manager Leadership Team within ASI Programs.
  • Develop, conduct and assess student staff training and development programs for areas of responsibility.
  • Motivate and guide both professional and student staff leaders in constructive and productive activities aligned with organizational goals.
  • Identify and collaborate with appropriate campus departments and clubs to promote recreational, fitness, and wellness programs.


  • Develop and execute assessment of programs and/or services for areas of responsibility including, but not limited to, setting and implementing goals, evaluating outcomes, and ongoing program enhancement.
  • Participate in the overall ASI assessment planning and goal setting.

NOTE: Some assignment areas for Assistant Directors are fluid and periodically reviewed and revised based on program philosophy, professional development, and staff needs.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent ASI on committees as appropriate.
  • Attend and participate in meetings as necessary.
  • Ensure continuous professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary Schedule

Annual Salary: $75,428.85

Background Check

This position is subject to a background check (including criminal records) as well as National Address Locater (Social Security Number [SSN] Trace), 7 year County Criminal Search in each county and/or state the applicant lived in based on the SSN Trace, National Criminal Database Search, Name Search, Employment Verification (All employers in past 7 years) and Education Verification (Highest Degree). Credit Reports, Motor Vehicle Record Check and Professional License Verification may also be required based upon the essential functions of the position.


Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Long Term Disability Insurance

Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)

Social Security (FICA)

Paid State Holidays

Vacation Time

Sick Leave

Personal Holiday

Birthday Holiday

Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Unemployment Insurance

The Associated Students, Inc. is committed to equal access to employment, facilities and programs regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Associated Students, Inc. is an equal opportunity Title VII employer.

FLSA: Exempt

Premium Overtime: No

Shift Differential: No

Date of Last Equity Review: 2/11/2020

The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date revised: 2/1/19

Number of Openings 1  
Location Recreational Sports  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Position Requirements

Job Requirements: This position may require sitting, standing, walking, bending over, reaching overhead, pushing or pulling, lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds, repetitive use of hands/arms, and eye/hand coordination. Environmental factors include working inside, working with others, working around others and working alone.

Req Number REG-19-00016  
Shift Details None Specified 

Requires 1-2 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 3-4 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 5-6 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 7+ hours per day None Specified 

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