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Company: University of Washington
Location: Bothell
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

If you are using a screen reader and experience any difficulty accessing our web pages, please call 206-543-2544 or email UWHires and we will be happy to assist you. jump to content Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shift: First Shift Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

Priority will be given to those who apply by December 4th, 2022. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The UW Bothell: Student Affairs has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Manager to join their team.


The Program Manager of Fitness is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of a diverse and comprehensive fitness and wellness program and fitness center operations within the Activities & Recreation Center (ARC). This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Fitness including hiring, training and providing supervision to student staff. In addition, the position will respond to the changing needs and values of UW Bothell's and Cascadia College's increasingly multicultural and underrepresented student population.

This position promotes and facilitates effective communication and collaboration across the department, division, university and community partners. This position is key to the development and implementation of programs and services that support student retention. Recreational programs are developed to attract and retain students, leading to student success and satisfaction. All these programs are key to building student loyalty to the institution and for building an engaging campus community. This position has a direct impact on maintaining safe programs and facilities for the campus and developing programming that is focused on student development and learning. Fitness programming promotes leadership, community, holistic wellness, innovation, and resiliency that positively impacts the campus for building an engaging campus community.


Program Management and Student Advising

  • Plan, administer, execute, and assess a comprehensive Group Fitness program and Personal Training program as well as additional specialty Fitness programs that are aligned with best practices and industry standards.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations and effective management of fitness programming and fitness center operations, inclusive of supervising the maintenance and repairs of fitness facility equipment.
  • Inventory and track equipment warranties and work with university approved vendors for preventative maintenance. Oversee the Asset Management system for tracking and reporting; Works with Director to maintain equipment life cycling plans and capital improvement plans and projects.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and continually evaluate student staff; develops and maintains strong customer service skills of student staff, applying advising techniques and knowledge of the student development process in identifying support resources and services appropriate to student needs.
  • Oversee and teach the Group Fitness Instructor Training program each quarter; Teach group fitness classes and conduct personal training appointments with clients as needed.
  • Advise students individually on implementing fitness related programs and training and providing front-line advocacy and support; Provide managerial and leadership experiences, and additionally create and promote professional development opportunities for student staff.
  • Respond to the changing needs and values of UW Bothell's and Cascadia College's increasingly multicultural and underrepresented student population.
  • Develop, assess, and revise learning outcomes for student staff and the program under the direction of the Director of the Activities & Recreation Center.
  • 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 and various tabling events.
  • Assist with special events hosted by the department and be a strong liaison and partner for collaborative health and wellness programming across campus.

    Administrative and Risk Management

  • Responsible for risk management including the appropriate training of employees and users, assessing the condition of facilities and equipment within established parameters, designs and implements experiences for persons of all abilities, backgrounds, and disabilities.
  • Ensure safety procedures are followed and enforced within the Fitness Center and programs; oversee policy and procedures for all operations of fitness center and programming
  • Coordinate and administer a comprehensive risk management plan for fitness staff, including conducting regular audits, ensuring programs and equipment are operating according to industry standards and best practices.
  • Educate and empower students and staff to improve risk management practices, including understanding and navigating departmental policies, institutional procedures, and protocols put in place to proactively mitigate risk.
  • Prepare, monitor, and reconcile annual budget, program and equipment purchases, partnership agreements, etc.; Responsible for ordering, maintaining, inventory, and secure storage of equipment and services related to program area.
  • Ensure programmatic data analytics and provide periodic participation and revenue reports.
  • Administer fitness programming component of recreation software.

    Other duties as assigned

  • Participate as a member of the departmental emergency response team
  • Assist in the overall evaluation of the Activities & Recreation Center
  • Serve and participate on university committees as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors in Recreation, kinesiology, sports management/administration, or a related field such as physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, fitness, health promotion.
  • A minimum of two years of experience coordinating a fitness program in a collegiate or community setting.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Detailed oriented, highly organized individual who can multitask and the ability to deal with a variety of situations and people in a respectable manner.
  • Team oriented with excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Possess an understanding of student development philosophy as it relates to recreation and wellness on a university campus and a knowledge of current trends in fitness and campus recreation.
  • Work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to think creatively to develop Group Fitness and personal training programming opportunities


  • Master's Degree from accredited intuition in Recreation, Kinesiology, or related field within campus recreation
  • Demonstrated proficiency in qualifications listed.
  • Experience managing staff and working in higher education.
  • Understanding of an alignment with the University, Divisional, and Departmental mission, vision, and values.
  • Accredited Group Fitness Certification, or obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Current First Aid/CPR/AED certifications, or obtain within 6 months of hire


  • A work schedule that fluctuates due to after-hours activities, meetings, and events is common.
  • The Program Manager is expected to attend major student activities and events held on campus and in the local community.
  • The Program Manager has regular and frequent contact with students, as well as frequent contact with faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • The position requires evening and weekend commitments throughout the year.

    Application Process:

    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTEmployees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle , PROGRAM MANAGER, FITNESS, Executive , Bothell, Washington

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