Req Id:  30507
Job Title:  Assistant Director, Fitness Programs (Personal Training)
Job Description: 

Job Summary

The Assistant Director, Fitness Program will work collaboratively with Fitness colleagues with limited supervision from the Senior Assistant Director to develop, oversee, and administer comprehensive and progressive fitness programs maintaining program offerings and staff operations that meet the demands of the university community. Primary program management will be over the personal training program, while assisting with all other facets of the fitness program. This includes fiscal management, staff development, program outreach, and identifying and implementing program modifications to serve the fitness community more completely. This position will collaborate often internally as well as with other units on campus with fitness and wellness initiatives. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Who We Are

Here at Purdue RecWell, we aren’t here to just get people in shape. We’re here to shape people. And to shape a community. We’re a team on a mission to build minds as well as bodies. A team who believes in helping people thrive in life. We have no interest in being average and we’re not afraid to fail. We believe in making wellness a priority. And it shows. We believe human capital is our most important asset. And worth the investment. We are committed to inclusion, we believe that diversity inspires creativity and that every Boilermaker should have access to recreation and wellness. Our facility is 434,550 sq. ft., has over 9 fitness spaces, 3 private personal training studios, and a newly renovated 14,000 sq. ft. space filled with brand new strength equipment and turf.


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What We Are Looking For


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, sports management, kinesiology, health education, human performance or other related field
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in fitness programming, preferably in a college setting
    • Will consider professional internship and/or graduate assistantship experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered
    • For example, an Associate's degree and four years of relevant experience
  • Fitness Certification 



  • National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) personal training certification
  • Additional certifications



  • Ability to independently manage all aspects of comprehensive fitness program
  • Must display ability to establish long- and short-term goals consistent with the mission of the university and the division
  • Ability to design and manage programs to meet the needs of a large, multi-dimensional department
  • Must show ability to build, develop, and cultivate relationships across campus with a variety of constituents
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement employee training sessions and supervise a student workforce
  • Successful candidate will be self-motivated, energetic, service-minded and adept at solving problems
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents
  • Must possess strong communication (written/oral) as well as interpersonal skills
  • Proficient with computer software (word processing, spreadsheet, electronic communication, etc.)

Additional Information

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Career Stream

Compensation Information: 

Career Stream: Professional 2

Pay Band: S055

Job Code: 20003606

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Posting Start Date:  2/28/24