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Fitness Assistant

Contact Person: Jason Townsend, Assistant Director for Fitness

Phone: 325-7981

Email: jtownsend@saffairs.msstate.edu

Responsibilities & Duties:

  1. Provide assistance to participants in the Strength and Aerobic Conditioning and Second Level Fitness areas.
  2. Perform duties for the day-to-day activity supervision and equipment upkeep.
  3. Enforce Recreational Sports policies and procedures in a fair, prudent and professional manner.
  4. Provide proper spotting for weight room participants.
  5. Assist participant in operating fitness equipment.
  6. Clean and maintain fitness facilities and equipment.
  7. Provide customer service and communicate with participants and staff.
  8. Assist participants with minor disputes and problems.
  9. Complete required forms completely and legibly.
  10. Assist with emergency situations and evacuations.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Expectations:

  1. Presents a professional appearance and attitude.
  2. Maintains a high standard of customer service.
  3. Demonstrate strong initiative.
  4. Demonstrates an understanding of diversity.
  5. Acts an ambassador for Recreational Sports both at work and away.

Qualifications:

  1. Must be currently enrolled at MSU, with a minimum GPA of 2.00.
  2. Attend and pass required Recreational Sports Fitness training.
  3. Working knowledge of the free weight, selectorized and plate-loaded machines.
  4. Working knowledge of cardiovascular equipment and a variety of exercise accessories (steps, exercise bands, body bars, etc.)
  5. Working Knowledge of personal computer programs and audio equipment.
  6. First Aid, CPR and AED certified.

Working Conditions

  1. Maximum hours allowed per week are 19 (average 15)
  2. Work shifts include morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours.
  3. Some required holiday hours.

Pay Rate:$7.50 / hour

Job Applications: Download Application (Adobe PDF Format)

Return completed application to the Member Services Office at the Joe Frank Sanderson Center.