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The Assessment Project Supervisor provides assistance to the Wellness Coordinator, Department of Recreational Sports, and programs, to plan, implement, and use assessment of student learning to improve educational quality. Projects will include assessment of satisfaction, usage, bench marking, needs assessment, and student learning.

This position is only open to current VT Fitness Employees at Virginia Tech Rec Sports. Any other applications will not be considered. Application must consist of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References

Dance instructors will be responsible for teaching a weekly instructional class for Virginia Tech students and faculty/staff. We strive to provide educational, accurate, and fun classes to both beginners and veteran dancers. We are looking for enthusiastic, organized, creative, and knowledgeable instructors to lead these students through basic technique, form, choreography, and background in a specialized format (i.e., ballet, hip-hop, latin ballroom, modern, jazz, etc.). 

Deadline for applicants: Monday, January 16, 2017

Thank you for your interest in employment with Virginia Tech Recreational Sports Facilities. In addition to the application, you need to know the information below BEFORE applying for a position. Please review the information carefully and complete the application if interested. Your application will be reviewed and qualified individuals will be contacted for interviews. Positions available for War Memorial and McComas Hall.

Employment Pre-Requisites

  1. In order to be eligible for employment for Fall 2016 you must be available for training the week of August 15, 2016.  The university will accommodate your early move in.
  2. You must be enrolled as a student at Virginia Tech.
  3. You must have or be capable of obtaining CPR, AED, First Aid, and Preventing Disease Transmission certifications. If you do not have one or more of these certifications, the classes will be offered as a term of conditional employment.
  4. You must complete and submit all required University, State, and Federal hiring documents prior to beginning work. This includes both Virginia and Federal tax withholding certificates, the Selective Service Registration Questionnaire (if male), and the INS I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form.

Position Descriptions

All employees are trained to work in all of these areas. Actual work assignments are determined when scheduling. (See below for more info).

Customer Service / Equipment Staff - 8.50/hour
Provide customer service and assistance to patrons of the facility. Check patrons into facilities and provide information on facility services, rules, and regulations. Issue equipment, take court reservations, rent lockers and provide towel service. Work as a team with other facility employees to ensure the operation of a safe, clean, and fun facility. Respond to incidents and accidents in the facility.

Weight Room Staff - 8.50/hour
Provide assistance and information to patrons utilizing weight room and equipment. Ensure safety and cleanliness of weight room and equipment. Work as a team with other facility employees to ensure the operation of a safe, clean, and fun facility. Respond to incidents and accidents in the weight room and as needed in the facility.

Work Schedules

Employee work schedules are completed before the beginning of the semester, and run from the first day of classes until the last day of final exams, excluding any major holiday breaks (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Shifts are between 2-4 hours long, depending on the day and job area. The schedule repeats weekly, and there is a substitution policy for employees who develop a conflict with one of their shifts. Employees may be scheduled for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 30 hours per week. All employees are required to have one morning (6am-9am) or weekend (Friday night-Sunday night) shift.

We receive hundreds of applications each year and are unable contact everyone. You will hear from us only if you were chosen for an interview. If you did not receive an interview, please apply again next semester.

Thanks for wanting to be a part of the Rec Sports team!

This is a supervisory position that requires effective communication and leadership skills. As a facility supervisor, you will assume a great deal of responsibility. The employees that you supervise will recognize you as part of the administrative staff within Recreational Sports. You will be entrusted to monitor and supervise the recreational facilities and employees in the absence of department management.

Your primary responsibility will be to ensure that the facilities are operating in a safe, efficient manner. Employees and patrons alike will look upon you as the person in charge. Please consider yourself as a role model to all of our facility employees. Hold yourself responsible for your own actions and the actions of the employees you supervise. Doing so is not only important for the success of the department, but can also develop into life long skills for you in your professional career.

To be a facility supervisor, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have a thorough knowledge of policies and procedures.
  • Know all information provided to you by management.
  • Have been trained in CPR/AED, First Aid and BBP.
  • Be familiar with the job description of other facility employees.
  • Provide extra commitment.

Under the guidance of the Graduate Assistant of Fitness, the Fitness Administrative Supervisor provides leadership to the Fitness Leadership Team, serves as an active leader for all Fitness related special events, assists with facilitating and staffing the youth instructional gymnastic program, ensuring the instructional staff is following policies and procedures, assists with all fitness related assessment projects, delivers an excellent customer service experience to all clientele, and supports the vision and mission of the Department of Recreational Sports and the VT Fitness program.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintains office hours (~10 hours per week)
  • Acts as an engaged member of the Fitness Leadership Team by participating in weekly team meetings and a bi-weekly 1:1 meeting with the Fitness GA, Fitness Coordinator, and/or Assistant Director
  • Acts as an active leader for special and promotional events such as the following: GobblerFest, University Bookstore Homecoming 5K, Sport Club Combine, Party in Pink Zumba®, WellFest, Bench Press Competition, Partner Yoga, Broga, 3.2 Run in Remembrance
  • Develops Special Event Order (SEO) and communications all reservations, needs, and requirements to appropriate staff through the Rec Sports department
  • Communicates with the Assessment team to develop evaluation tool to provide follow up and suggestions for all areas of fitness.
  • Assist in supervising the instructional staff by ensuring policy compliance and documenting staff performance
  • Provides leadership in all current fitness incentive programming and assists area supervisors during implementation of each program.
  • Evaluates, researches, implements, and recommends changes to current and future incentive programs for participants and staff on a monthly basis

Other Expectations

  • Serves as a liaison and communicates regularly to participants through face-to-face and email communication
  • Participates in professional development opportunities such as conferences, certifications, and workshops
  • Attends the fitness leadership team retreat, supervisor cohort training, and applicable workshops.
  • Attends, leads, and plans for all mandatory meetings and in-services
  • Maintains communication with all areas of VT Fitness and Recreational Sports facilities and programs

Primary Skills Necessary

  • Critical thinking and decision making
  • Constructing reports and public speaking
  • Managing time and meeting deadlines
  • Learning programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word Processor, iPad Check-In system, Google Calendar, and Fusion registration system.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum of one semester as a gymnastics instructor and member of VT Fitness
  • Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification
  • Previous experience in special event management

Assist in the execution of the group exercise program by ensuring all registered pass holders gain entrance into group exercise classes in a safe/orderly fashion. The Fitness Assistant will supply excellent customer service skills to all gym patrons and be readily available with knowledge on the different fitness classes offered.  The Fitness Assistant will be available to assit the instructor with class set up and will also complete shift duties to help keep our closets and equipment neat and orderly. All Fitness Assitants that work 5+ shifts per week will qualify for a free VIP fitness pass (Full Group Exercise pass and towel service).

Requirements: Excellent communication skills. CPR/AED, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens Training certification within 45 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: National Fitness Certification

Under the guidance of the Graduate Assistant of Fitness and the Fitness Coordinator, the Fitness Programs Supervisor provides leadership to the small group training coaches, instructional dance instructors and the fitness assistant staff, coordinates the semester scheduling for SGT/Dance and FA’s, delivers an excellent customer service experience to all clientele, and supports the vision and mission of the Department of Recreational Sports and the VT Fitness program.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintains office hours (~10 hours per week)
  • Acts as an engaged member of the Fitness Leadership Team by participating in weekly team meetings and a bi-weekly 1:1 meeting with the Fitness GA, Fitness Coordinator, and/or Assistant Director
  • Assist in producing SGT/Dance schedules for summer, fall, and spring semesters, in addition to any free weeks.
  • Evaluates and presents registration numbers weekly, and provide suggestions at weekly team meetings to reach a target sales goal.
  • Maintains small group training and dance registrations and provides rosters to coaches and instructors.
  • Provides administration to small group training and dance program by developing business cards, bios, pictures, and other means necessary for promotional materials.
  • Maintains accurate schedule information on the Rec Sports Website, Fusion, Google Calendars, and TimeClock+ Scheduler.

Other Expectations

  • Maintain American Red Cross Adult/Infant/Child CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications.
  • Serves as a liaison and communicates regularly to participants through face-to-face and email communication.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities such as conferences, certifications, and workshops.
  • Attends the fitness leadership team retreat, supervisor cohort training, and applicable workshops.
  • Attends, leads, and plans for all mandatory meetings and in-services.
  • Maintains communication with all areas of VT Fitness and Recreational Sports facilities and programs.
  • Be active team member and/or leader in all major special events.

Primary Skills Necessary

  • Critical thinking and decision making
  • Constructing reports and public speaking
  • Managing time and meeting deadlines
  • Learning programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word Processor, iPad Check-In system, Google Calendar, and Fusion registration system.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum of one semester on staff with VT Fitness (at time of hire)
  • Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification

 

The front office assistant position consists of: customer service - answering questions about the department and the programs we offer; aking registration payments for all of our programs and entering the payment information into our database system; answering the phone, copying, and filing; cleaning out our files from the previous semester or year. 

Virginia Tech Recreational Sports is now hiring passionate students to join our energetic staff and lively environment.  We are looking for talented, creative, and responsible graphic designers to help create lively posters, flyers, and ads for our various programs (aquatics, intramural sports, fitness, open recreation, sports clubs, Venture Out) and special events. Graphic designers will help market our various programs and occasionally assist with special events.

This is a paid position that offers valuable experience as well as great resume and portfolio building potential. If interested, please submit your resume and the specific materials listed for each position below to our website no later than April 6, 2016. Interviews will take place within a few weeks following the application deadline. To learn more about the Rec Sports program visit our website at www.recsports.vt.edu.

We are looking for applicants who have:

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
    Ability to multi-task
    Availability to work weekly office hours and some weekends and evening for special events
    A positive attitude
    A fun and creative attitude
    An outgoing personality and willingness to work as a team
    Photography skills are a plus!

This position helps prepare the fields for the Virginia Tech sport club and intramural programs. Applicants should have some turf and grounds management experience and should be able to complete all work in an efficient manner. Applicants are asked to be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Work hours are flexible around student’s schedules.

Duties include assisting the maintenance supervisor and staff with the following:

  • Daily infield skin maintenance
  • Batter’s box clay repair
  • Pitching rubber clay repair
  • Mowing
  • Edging infields and shrub beds
  • String trimming
  • Some fertilizing
  • Laying out fields in rugby, lacrosse, soccer, softball, flag football, cricket
  • Field painting
  • Maintaining tennis courts
  • Equipment maintenance and repair

*Work expected to begin Fall 2017.

Group exercise instructors are responsible for teaching safe and effective workouts to the patrons of Virginia Tech to provide a fun, stress reducing, and physically challenging experience. Instructors will educate participants and promote fitness through quality instruction and teaching accurate information. Group X instructors will practice and enhance excellent time management skills, communication and professionalism.

Requirements:
National Group Exercise Instructor Certification (ACE, AFAA, ACSM, etc.) or successful completion of HNFE 2254.

OR

Specialty Certification (Zumba, BODYJAM, BODYATTACK, BODYCOMBAT, CXWORX, BODYPUMP, BODYSTEP, SPINNING, Keiser M3 Cycling, Martial Arts/Ring Side Boxing, Rowing, etc.)

AND

CPR/AED, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens Training 

Under the direction of the Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Fitness Coordinator, the Group Exercise Supervisor provides leadership to the group exercise program and instructors. The job responsibilities include  the management of the Group Exercise schedule (including When2Work, managing the google calendar, managing all sub requests), the management of Check-In and all class headcounts, lead and coordinate the Group Exercise Evaluation Committee, and to deliver an excellent customer service experience to all clientele, while supporting the vision and mission of the Department of Recreational Sports and the VT Fitness Program.

This position is only open to current group exercise instructors at Virginia Tech Recreational Sports. Any other applications will not be considered.

The Group Exercise Supervisor:

  • Maintains office hours (~10-12 hours per week).
  • Acts as an engaged member of the Fitness Leadership Team by participating in weekly team meetings and a bi-weekly 1:1 meeting with the Fitness GA, Fitness Coordinator, and/or Assistant Director.
  • Assist in producing group exercise schedules for summer, fall, and spring semesters, in addition to any free weeks.
  • Evaluates and presents headcount numbers weekly and provides suggestions at weekly team meetings to reach yearly target number.
  • Recruits, trains, and leads the evaluation committee to provide rolling evaluations to group exercise instructors each semester.
  • Maintains all subs through When2Work Trade Board and communicates to all stakeholders on an instructor change.
  • Maintains accurate schedule information in When2Work, Check-In, Google Calendars, and TimeClock+ Scheduler (through the Fitness Graduate Assistant).
  • Evaluates, researches, implements, and recommends changes to current and future incentive programs for participants and staff on a monthly basis.
  • Writes, implements, and communicates pre-class announcements to group exercise instructors and Rec Sports Marketing team.
  • Serves as a Teaching Assistant to HNFE 2254: Exer Ldrshp – Group Fitness Instruction and facilitates practice sessions.
  • Assists in the marketing and promotion of campaigns, programs, and events.
  • Serves as a role model for instructors by teaching weekly GX classes, subbing, attending other classes, learning new formats, obtaining additional certifications etc.

Other Expectations

  • Maintain nationally accredited group exercise instructor certification, Les Mills™ or Yoga RYT certification, and American Red Cross Adult/Infant/Child CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications.
  • Serves as a liaison and communicates regularly to participants through face-to-face and email communication.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities such as conferences, certifications, and workshops.
  • Attends the fitness leadership team retreat, supervisor cohort training, and applicable workshops.
  • Attends, leads, and plans for all mandatory meetings and in-services.
  • Maintains communication with all areas of VT Fitness and Recreational Sports facilities and programs.
  • Be active team member and/or leader in all major special events.

Primary Skills Necessary

  • Critical thinking and decision making
  • Constructing reports and public speaking
  • Managing time and meeting deadlines
  • Learning programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word Processor, iPad Check-In system, Google Calendar and Fusion registration system.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  • At least one specialty certification (Les Mills™, Registered Yoga Teacher, Zumba®, Spinning/Keiser Cycling, Mat Pilates)
  • Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification
  • Previous experience on the Group Exercise Evaluation Committee
  • One year experience as a group exercise instructor

Gymnastic instructors will be responsible for teaching children between the ages of 18 months and 10 years old in gymnastics skills. We are looking for enthusiastic and organized individuals with knowledge of basic gymnastics skills who possess the ability to give quality instruction to children. An ideal candidate would have at least six months of experience with gymnastic skills or tumbling and be familiar with youth gymnastics instruction.

Deadline for applicants: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

Health + safety instructors provide the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. We are looking for individuals who are able to contribute to an effective learning environment.  An ideal candidate would have an Instructor certification. Opportunities for advancement within the program are available.

Required Certifications:

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor 
  • American Red Cross Lay Responder Instructor

The Instructional Supervisor will be directly responsible for facilitating and staffing the youth instructional gymnastic program, ensuring the instructional staff is following policies and procedures, and performing according to performance expectations. The Instructional Supervisor will report to the Fitness Graduate Assistant and Fitness Coordinator and will be part of the Fitness Leadership Team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all Virginia Tech gymnastic lesson participants including the utilization of proper spotting techniques and effective class space management
  • Assist in the hiring, orientation, and scheduling of about twenty instructors
  • Assist in supervising the instructional staff by ensuring policy compliance and documenting staff performance
  • Assist in the development and management of the gymnastics programs for children
  • Ensure instructors develop and maintain a positive rapport with participants of the programs and their parents
  • Assist in the marketing and coordination of private instructional lessons and special events
  • Maintain specific office hours weekly
  • Post teaching schedules, final rosters and signage related to upcoming events
  • Serve as a liaison between the instructional staff and the Fitness Leadership Team
  • Assist in coordinating instructor meetings throughout the year

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain American Red Cross Adult/Infant/Child CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications.
  • Serves as a liaison and communicates regularly to participants through face-to-face and email communication.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities such as conferences, certifications, and workshops.
  • Attends the fitness leadership team retreat, supervisor cohort training, and applicable workshops.
  • Attends, leads, and plans for all mandatory meetings and in-services.
  • Maintains communication with all areas of VT Fitness and Recreational Sports facilities and programs.
  • Be active team member and/or leader in all major special events.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of facility’s general policies and all area rules, regulations, and policies
  • Must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, organized, enthusiastic, and a good ambassador for the department
  • A model employee that is honest and has demonstrated the ability to treat patrons and other employees with respect at all times
  • Possess great ability to make decisions using the available resources

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  •      Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification
  •      One year experience as a gymnastics instructor
  •      Previous experience in evaluating gymnastic and coaching skills preferred

The Department of Recreational Sports offers practicum/field study opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to earn academic credit.

Areas are:

  • Special Events
  • Fitness
  • Research/Assessment
  • Weight Lifting TA
  • Exercise Leadership TA
  • Wellness

Other areas of specialization may be available as requested and needed. Applicants can receive 1-6 academic credits while working 3-10 flexible hours per week.

Special Events: Assist in implementing and executing Special Events such as 5K's, Master Classes, and workshops

Fitness: Gain hands-on experience in Fitness Management as it relates to Group Ex, Personal Training, Small Group Training, Fitness Assessment, Youth Programs and Incentive Programs.

Research/Assessment: Execute studies and/or department projects, and write learning outcomes and reports for such studies.

Facilities: Assist in scheduling, managing, and operating recreational facilities.

Weight Lifting TA: Serves as an assistant for Weight Lifting class (Must be available on T/R 8:00-9:15am and/or 9:30-10:45am; Please mark on your application which shift you are available for.)

Exercise Leadership TA: Serves as an assistant for HNFE 2254: Exercise Leadership - Group Fitness Instructor in Fall or HNFE 2264: Exercise Leadership - Personal Trainer in Spring or Summer II. Must be a current VT Fitness Personal Trainer and/or Group Exercise Instructor and available T/R 9:30-10:45 (Fall/Spring) or MTWR 9:30-10:45am (Summer II)

Wellness: Assist in planning and implementing student wellness programs, presentations and workshops.

Deadline for applicants: Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

Every year, the Intramural Sports program hires 200+ student officials for 7+ team sport activities.  Officials' responsibilities include but are not limited to: officiating team sport activities, ensuring the safety of participants through use of proper officiating mechanics and rules, and assisting with site and equipment management.  No qualifications or skills are required and no experience is necessary.  You will be provided with the training needed to officiate intramural contests from highly trained and skilled staff.

Hiring Expectations: All intramural officials are required to complete all payroll requirements in a timely manner.  Go to http://www.recsports.vt.edu/About/Employment.html and scroll to "Employment Packets" to view the necessary paperwork.  Additionally, officials must attend each night of training for the sport they wish to officiate (typically 4-5 nights; employees are compensated for this time). Finally, all employees must complete a Title IX and Retaliation training prior to working.

Additionally:

  • Starting pay rate is $9.75/hour
  • Officiating apparel and equipment provided
  • We offer flexible scheduling
  • We do not prohibit staff from participating in intramural sports
  • Leadership and advancement opportunities available
  • Optional membership with University Sports Officials Association

Deadline for applicants: Friday, March 31, 2017

Every year, the Intramural Sports program hires 30+ student scorekeepers for 10+ team sport activities. Scorekeeper responsibilities include but are not limited to: game administration, administering intramural policies, assisting with site and equipment management, and ensuring the safety of participants by serving as a first responder to injuries.  No qualifications or skills are required and no experience is necessary.

Hiring Expectations: All intramural scorekeepers are required to complete all payroll requirements in a timely manner.  Go to recsports.vt.edu/employment and scroll to "Employment Packets" to view the necessary paperwork. Also, scorekeepers must attend all training dates and complete mandatory Red Cross certifications (CPR/First Aid/AED) prior to working (reimbursement details will be explained upon hire). Finally, all employees must complete a Title IX and Retaliation training prior to working.

Additionally:

  • Starting pay rate is $8.50/hour
  • Apparel and equipment provided
  • We offer flexible scheduling
  • We do not prohibit staff from participating in intramural sports
  • Leadership and advancement opportunities available
  • Optional membership with University Sports Officials Association

As a Recreational Sport lifeguard, your primary responsibility is for the safety of anyone using the aquatics centers.  Responsibilities include supervising all swimmers through proper scanning, consistent rule enforcement, prevention of accidents and injuries as well as providing emergency intervention when needed.  In addition, lifeguards will provide individual assistance to members as needed.

Job Functions

  • Enforce all Recreational Sports and aquatics policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Recognize and respond to any and all emergencies.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork.
  • Respond to inquiries and concerns from participants.
  • Participate in all in-service trainings and meetings.
  • Report potential hazards and unsafe conditions immediately to the Aquatics Lead Team.
  • Assist in maintaining pool cleanliness by performing all cleaning duties assigned.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.

Skills/Abilities

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency and the ability to execute the following tests:

  • Swim 300 yards non-stop only using front crawl and breaststroke
  • Brick retrieval in deep water.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without the use of hands.
  • Perform all American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and AED skills

Working Hours

There are two aquatics facilities that are open at various times ranging from 5:30am-11:30pm, seven days a week.

 

The Recreational Sports Marketing Team is a group of students motivated to help Hokies find their movement. Members of the team will help promote the six areas of Recreational Sports – aquatics, fitness + wellness, intramural sports, sport clubs, open recreation, and outdoor recreation (Venture Out) – with the goal of getting our campus moving. Team members will come up with creative and innovative ways to inform students about the programs, events, and services offered by Recreational Sports. The team will represent the department at special events, becoming the voice of Recreational Sports.  

Recreational Sports Marketing Team members will: 

  • Maintain office hours (8-10 hours/week) 
  • Be available to work special events on nights and weekends 
  • Act as an engaged member of the team by being present, enthusiastic, and focused 
  • Be the loudest and most active ambassadors of, and cheerleaders for, Recreational Sports 
  • Initiate creative ways to market Recreational Sports 
  • Research, implement, and recommend new programs, events, marketing outreach 
  • Be the voice of Recreational Sports at outreach events 
  • Event planning (including last-minute pop-up events) 
  • Maintain and update the Recreational Sports website 
  • Perform standard office tasks 

Other expectations: 

  • Participate in professional development opportunities within the department, on campus, at conferences and workshops  
  • Attend the Recreational Sports Marketing Team retreat, supervisor training, and other applicable workshops 

Primary skills needed:

  • Creativity and originality in thinking 
  • Public speaking and engaging with new people 
  • Self-starter and initiative in work; able to operate with little direction 
  • Critical thinking and decision making 
  • Ability to multi-task 
  • Enthusiasm for Recreational Sports 

Minimum qualifications and requirements: 

  • Excited about working for Recreational Sports 
  • Have a basic understanding of what Recreational Sports does 

Preferred qualifications and requirements: 

  • Studying marketing, communications, public relations, HNFE, or related field 
  • Working knowledge of content management system for websites 

Personal trainers are responsible for conducting fitness assessments and developing individualized fitness programs for Virginia Tech patrons. Trainers will design effective workouts to lead clients toward their fitness goals while inspiring lasting healthy lifestyle choices for each individual. Trainers will practice and enhance excellent time management skills, communication, creativity and professionalism.

Requirements: (MUST MEET ALL IN ORDER  TO APPLY)

  • National Personal Training Certification (ACE, ACSM, NASM, NSCA, etc)
  • CPR/AED, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens Training

If you are interested in training to become a personal trainer, sign up for the course HNFE 2264. The next Personal Training Course will be offered online in Summer II 2016.

Under the guidance of the Graduate Assistant of Fitness, the Personal Training Supervisor provides leadership to the personal training staff, coordinates client/trainer pairings, delivers an excellent customer service experience to all clientele, and supports the vision and mission of the Department of Recreational Sports and the VT Fitness program.

This position is only open to current personal trainers at Virginia Tech Recreational Sports. Any other applications will not be considered.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintains office hours (~10 hours per week).
  • Acts as an engaged member of the Fitness Leadership Team by participating in weekly team meetings and a bi-weekly 1:1 meeting with the Fitness GA, Fitness Coordinator, and/or Assistant Director.
  • Evaluates and presents registration numbers weekly, and provide suggestions at weekly team meetings to reach a target sales goal.
  • Recruits, trains, and leads the evaluation committee to provide quality assurance to Personal Training staff and clients each semester.
  • Maintains personal training and fitness testing registration and assigns trainers to clients.
  • Maintains accurate schedule information in When2Work, Fusion and TimeClock+ Scheduler (through the Fitness Graduate Assistant).
  • Serves as a Teaching Assistant to HNFE 2264: Exer Ldrshp – Personal Trainer and facilitates practice sessions.
  • Manage daily calibration for the BOD POD and conduct regular walkthroughs to the Fitness Assessment Center (FAC) and Personal Training Office.
  • Evaluates, researches, implements, and recommends changes to current and future incentive programs for participants and staff on a monthly basis.
  • Provides administration to Personal Training program by developing business cards, bios, pictures, and other means necessary for promotional materials.
  • Recruits, hires, and trains personal training staff on systems such as Microfit, BODYZONE, BOD POD, and health counseling.
  • Plans and evaluates Topic Train Fridays for staff continuing education.
  • Communicates regularly with personal trainers and Rec Sports Marketing teams to develop promotions and campaigns.
  • Serves as a role model for personal trainers by training regular clients, conducting fitness assessments, learning new skills, and obtaining additional certifications, etc.
  • Serves as a liaison between VT Fitness and HNFE to schedule Methods Class BOD POD testing each semester.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain NCCA personal training certification, and American Red Cross Adult/Infant/Child CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications.
  • Serves as a liaison and communicates regularly to participants through face-to-face and email communication.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities such as conferences, certifications, and workshops.
  • Attends the fitness leadership team retreat, supervisor cohort training, and applicable workshops.
  • Attends, leads, and plans for all mandatory meetings and in-services.
  • Maintains communication with all areas of VT Fitness and Recreational Sports facilities and programs.
  • Be active team member and/or leader in all major special events.

Primary Skills Necessary

  • Critical thinking and decision making
  • Constructing reports and public speaking
  • Customer service skills (patience and positive/friendly demeanor)
  • Managing time and meeting deadlines
  • Learning programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word Processor, Online Registration, Fusion, Canvas, MicroFit, BOD POD, BodyZone, Functional Movement Screens, etc.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements

  •      NCCA Personal Training Certification (ACE, ACSM, NASM, NSCA preferred)
  •      Adult/Child/Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification
  •      One year experience as a personal trainer
  •      Previous experience on the evaluation committee preferred
  •      Functional Movement Screen certification preferred

 

Small group coaches are responsible for leading small groups of 3-12 participants in a specialized format for Virginia Tech. Coaches will effectively work with their groups in a progressive format that works on performance improvement, corrective form, and specialized education. Coaches are also responsible for promoting and marketing their classes and all classes must have a minimum of 3 people signed up in order to have it go. In addition, all fitness staff must attend mandatory trainings, participate in evaluations, and maintain professionalism in all aspects of the position.

Requirements: (Must meet all in order to apply)

  • Nationally recognized specialty certification (i.e., TRX, CrossFit, GRIT, P90X, Insanity, etc.)
  • Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid

Under the guidance of the Fitness Graduate Assistant and Fitness Coordinator, the small group training supervisor provides leadership to the small group coaches, coordinates assigned special events, delivers an excellent customer service experience to all clientele, and supports the vision and mission of the Department of Recreational Sports and the titness program. 

This position is only open to current small group coaches and/or personal trainers with Virginia Tech Recreational Sports. Any other applications will not be considered.

Application must consist of:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References

Sport Club supervisors are individuals who supervise evening and weekend sport club events, including games, practices and tournaments. They are also expected to work administrative hours in the Sport Club office during daytime hours that the office is open.  The supervisors will create and promote a positive and professional relationship between sport club teams, visiting teams, coaches, and university administration. Supervisors should exhibit a high level of energy and a positive attitude.  They are expected to be hardworking individuals who have solid knowledge of sports and an ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals in sports settings. The position reports directly to the Sport Club Coordinator.

As a swim instructor, your primary responsibility is for the safety of the participants in your swimming lessons.  Responsibilities include planning lessons, presenting role model behavior, prevention of accidents and injuries as well as following emergency action plans when needed.  In addition, swim instructors will provide individual feedback to participants and/or guardians regularly.

Job Functions

  • Enforce all Recreational Sports and Aquatics policies, rules and regulations.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork.
  • Respond to inquiries and concerns from participants.
  • Minimize potential hazards and unsafe conditions.
  • Provide competent, safe instruction using the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program.
  • Plan and effectively organize class time for maximum practice.
  • Teach with encouragement and positive reinforcement
  • Participate in all in-service trainings and meetings.
  • Report potential hazards and unsafe conditions immediately to the Aquatics Lead Team.
  • Assist in maintaining pool cleanliness by performing all cleaning duties assigned.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned

Skills/Abilities

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency and the ability to execute the following tests:

  • Swim 25 yards in front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke, and side stroke
  • Swim 15 yards in butterfly
  • Perform all American Red Cross Water Safety skills

Working Hours

Swim Lessons take place on a “set of days” from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Set of days are: Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday, and Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm (Saturday lessons only take place during the spring semester). 

 

The Recreational Sports Marketing Team is hiring a enthusiastic and creative videographer. The videographer will work with the rest of the team to help promote the six areas of Recreational Sports – aquatics, fitness + wellness, intramural sports, sport clubs, open recreation, and outdoor recreation (Venture Out) – with the goal of getting our campus moving. The videographer will come up with creative and innovative ways to present and promote the programs, events, and services offered by Recreational Sports. The goal of the videographer is to generate excitement around Recreational Sports.

The graphic designer will:

  • Maintain 8-12 hours of work a week – in office or on video shoots
  • Be present at special events on nights and weekends
  • Act as an engaged member of the team by being present, enthusiastic, and focused
  • Craft and execute a strategic video plan for the department
  • Be a loud and active ambassador of, and cheerleaders for, Recreational Sports

Other expectations:

  • Participate in professional development opportunities within the department, on campus, at conferences and workshops
  • Attend the Recreational Sports Marketing Team retreat, supervisor training, and other applicable workshops

Primary skills needed:

  • Creativity and originality
  • Understanding of basic stroytelling principals
  • Self-starter and initiative in work; able to operate with little direction
  • Ability to come up with an idea and see it through to the end – pre-production, production, and post-production
  • Ability to multi-task
  • A positive attitude
  • Enthusiasm for Recreational Sports

Minimum qualifications and requirements:

  • Proficient in video recording and camera operation; including sound operation
  • Proficient in video editing (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, etc)
  • Excited about working for Recreational Sports
  • Have a basic understanding of what Recreational Sports does

Preferred qualifications and requirements:

  • Studying cinema, communications, or related field
  • Photography skills

The Recreational Sports Marketing Team is hiring a passionate and talented social media manager. The social media manager will work with the rest of the team to help promote the six areas of Recreational Sports – aquatics, fitness + wellness, intramural sports, sport clubs, open recreation, and outdoor recreation (Venture Out) – with the goal of getting our campus moving. The social media manager will come up with creative and innovative ways to reach students to inform them about the programs, events, and services offered by Recreational Sports. The social media manager will come up with plans to cover Recreational Sports events. The goal of the social media manager is to increase likes and followers, increase engagement, and reach students currently not engaged with Recreational Sports on social media.

The social media manager will:

  • Maintain office hours (8-10 hours/week)
  • Be present at special events on nights and weekends
  • Act as an engaged member of the team by being present, enthusiastic, and focused
  • Be a loud and active ambassador of, and cheerleaders for, Recreational Sports
  • Craft and execute a comprehensive social media strategy for Recreational Sports
  • Evaluate and analyze the department's social media and come up with new ideas
  • Initiate creative ways to represent Recreational Sports in the digital realm
  • Develop the voice of the department on social media
  • Research, implement, and recommend new social media promotions
  • Help maintain and update the Recreational Sports website

Other expectations:

  • Participate in professional development opportunities within the department, on campus, at conferences and workshops
  • Attend the Recreational Sports Marketing Team retreat, supervisor training, and other applicable workshops

Primary skills needed:

  • Creativity and originality in thinking
  • Self-starter and initiative in work; able to operate with little direction
  • Ability to come up with an idea and see it through to the end
  • Critical thinking and decision making
  • Public speaking and engaging with new people
  • Enthusiasm for Recreational Sports

Minimum qualifications and requirements:

  • Experience managing social media accounts; preferably for a business or organization
  • Experience managing multiple accounts at once
  • Excited about working for Recreational Sports
  • Have a basic understanding of what Recreational Sports does

Preferred qualifications and requirements:

  • Studying marketing, communications, public relations, HNFE, or related field
  • Working knowledge of content management system for websites