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Manager of Fitness

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Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Athletics
Pay Grade: 32
Date opened: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary: 

The Manager of Fitness is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of a diverse and comprehensive fitness and wellness program within the recreation department of the Division of Athletics and Recreation, and Special Programs. The manager ensures the needs of all members, including students, faculty, staff and community are well served by offering group fitness, personal training, small group training, fitness outreach, and specialized programs. The Manager is also responsible for the overall management, oversight and operation of the fitness component of the Beacon Fitness Center, including daily supervision, safety, program development, and staff supervision and training.

Examples of Duties: 

  • Is responsible for all aspects of fitness programming within the Beacon Fitness Center and other auxiliary spaces; supervise and monitor the fitness floor, as well as fitness equipment maintenance; directly supervise the work performed by part-time and student employees 
  • Recruit, hire, train, schedule, evaluate, supervise, and provide on-going training to all fitness staff, including fitness attendants, group fitness instructors and personal trainers; create student ePAFs and maintain time-keeping; 
  • Audition group instructors, create class schedule and continuously assess quality of instruction; 
  • Is responsible for providing a vibrant, robust and inclusive fitness program, including group fitness, personal training, and related instructional programming; Revenue generation is expected; 
  • Develop and manage the fitness budget in accordance with established policies and procedures, including creation of purchasing requisitions and bank card purchases; 
  • Ensure safety procedures are followed and enforced within the Beacon Fitness Center; oversee policy and procedures for all operations of fitness programming; 
  • Work with Manager of Recreational Programming and Member Services to actively communicate and market all programs through print media, electronic media, social media, special events and other efforts as appropriate, including participation in new student orientation sessions, open houses and various tabling events; 
  • Conduct personal training appointments with clients and teach group fitness classes, as needed; 
  • Assist in policy and procedure development, budget preparation, risk management policies, safety regulations and emergency procedures for all fitness components; 
  • Develop interest in new and emerging fitness and related instructional programs; Conduct participant satisfaction surveys to evaluate quality of programming and to help determine new programming; Collaborate with university departments, divisions, and student organizations to create and enhance programming opportunities; 
  • Assist with special events hosted by the department and be a strong liaison and partner for collaborative health and wellness programming across campus; 
  • Oversee the administration of health risk appraisals, submaximal exercise testing, fitness assessments and all other aspects of personal training; 
  • Is responsible for the maintenance of fitness equipment, including purchasing parts; 
  • Report regularly on programming and participation; 
  • Schedule and coordinate to host nationally recognized fitness certification and wellness workshops; 
  • Administer fitness programming component of recreation software; 
  • Assist Manager of Intramurals Sport and Informal Recreation Program with daily operation and supervision of summer recreational day camp; 
  • Assist with staff supervision of all recreation facilities, where appropriate; 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or Kinesiology or related field such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, fitness, health promotion. Master’s Degree preferred, and preferably two-five (2-5) years of experience working in a collegiate recreational setting or health club setting with supervisory experience. Demonstrated success with the implementation and management of fitness programming, including group fitness, personal training and small group training. 

Current and valid certification in the following is required at time of hire, as well as through the duration of employment: 

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or American Council on Exercise (ACE) certifications or a related certification in the field of exercise health and science 
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification by a nationally recognized certification group (NCAA accredited); 
  • First Aid certification by a nationally recognized certification group (NCCA accredited). 
  • Demonstrated involvement with implementation and management of fitness and wellness programming 
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with Microsoft Office, as well as other administrative software programs and systems; 
  • Ability to work with other elements of the university community in utilizing the athletic and recreation facilities; 
  • Ability to form effective relationships within the division, as well as with students, student groups, staff and faculty; 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills; 
  • Strong organizational skills; 
  • Strong attention to detail; 
  • Strong commitment to customer service. 

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: 


Salary Ranges

This is an exempt union position.

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status including booster. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

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The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

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