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Fitness and Recreation Programming Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 492762
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College invites applications for the position of Fitness and Recreation Programming Coordinator. This is a full time, 12-month reporting position with benefits.  

Under the general direction of the Assistant Athletics Director for Fitness and Recreation, this position will assist with administering all aspects of fitness, intramural sports, and club sports programs offered by the Department of Athletics, Fitness, and Recreation in accordance and compliance with Kenyon College policies and regulations. The Fitness and Recreation Programming Coordinator will work cooperatively with the Assistant Athletics Director for Fitness and Recreation to fulfill the following responsibilities: assist with planning and coordinating community-based programming for wellness, fitness, club sports, and the Patterson Fitness Center; manage all aspects of a successful intramural sports program; coordinate social media platforms for fitness and recreation programming and events; serve as a liaison for summer camps held in Athletics facilities; and other duties as assigned.   

In addition to daily office hours, the Fitness and Recreation Programming Coordinator will be expected to work limited hours on weekends or evenings as needed. 

It is also expected that the Fitness and Recreation Programming Coordinator embrace the department mission of fostering learning and developing community with a focus on the values of citizenship, competition, resiliency, sportsmanship, and teamwork within Kenyon’s unique campus culture.  Successful candidates will be able to show a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their support for students from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, and national backgrounds.

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in recreation management, sports management, health and wellness, physical education, exercise science or equivalent required (Master’s degree preferred); experience working with students of diverse educational, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds; prior experience with fitness, intramural, or recreational programming; prior supervisory experience and current group fitness or yoga certification preferred.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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