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Group Fitness Instructor

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STU00033PO17
Job Title Student Employee
Internal Title Group Fitness Instructor
Campus Upstate 07
College/Division USC Upstate College/Division Level
Department USC Upstate Wellness
Advertised Salary $10/hr without certification; $12/hr with certification
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Part Time
Hours per week Up to 10 hours per week
Work Schedule

Schedule based on student’s availability.

Job Search Category Student Employee

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Develop and lead fitness classes. Student instructors must feel comfortable in front of a group and be able to teach proper form and alignment for movements and exercises dynamically.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and lead safe and effective group fitness classes, providing modifications to accommodate all participants
- Vary routines, music, and classes while following established/recognized protocol of the Wellness Center, AFAA, etc.
- Prepare and use appropriate music and equipment
- Educate participants on proper form, anatomy, and modification of moves
- Provide individual feedback to participants throughout the class
- Ensure that safety standards are met and appropriate policies and procedures are followed
- Responsible for appropriate use of all Group Fitness related equipment
- Teach scheduled classes that begin and end on time
- Arrive early to prepare and set up all equipment and stay after class to put away equipment, lock up stereo closet, and be available to participants
- Inspect the aerobics rooms and all equipment to ensure they are clean and safe for patron use
- Report and restrict use of broken equipment
- Greet each participant in a welcoming manner
- Inspire each participant to reach his/her fitness goals
- Promote and role model positive self-image and lifestyle habits to your participants
- Responsible for own class coverage when unavailable to attend
- Monitor and record attendance of participants
- Uphold Campus Recreation’s mission
- Attend and actively participate in all mandatory staff meetings and training sessions
- Thoroughly complete all incident reports, report all injuries, vandalism, equipment needs, and problems immediately to administrative staff
- Maintain regular communication with the Assistant Director – Fitness and/or student supervisor
- Handle any other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director – Fitness and/or student supervisor

- Ability to develop and instruct 30-60 minute group fitness classes for students, faculty, and staff on a regular basis
- Ability to provide own music and programs and be comfortable leading a class
- Maintain current group exercise instructor certification(s) including obtaining CECs/CEUs as required
- Maintain a minimum class attendance
- Present self in approachable, friendly manner with a willingness to help a diverse range of users


Minimum Qualifications
- Maintain minimum enrollment (1 credit) during Fall and Spring terms
- Commitment to Campus Recreation’s mission statement
- Positive attitude
- Previous group exercise teaching experience
- American Red Cross standard first aid and Adult CPR/AED certifications or obtain within 4 weeks of hire

Preferred Qualifications
- Nationally recognized group exercise instructor certification (ACE or AFAA) or specialty certification as needed
- Experience working with diverse populations
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
- Physical Education/Exercise Science major
- Additional training in specialty formats may be required

A strong preference will be given to applicants who submit a one-page cover letter describing their interest in the open position and any related experience.
Respond to the following supplemental statements.
1.) List name of certifications held and dates of expiration. A copy of your certification will be required before hire.
2.) List type of class(es) you are qualified to teach and preferred number of classes per week.
3.) List any/all previous teaching experience (if applicable).

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 01/15/2018
Job Open Date 11/16/2017
Job Close Date 01/31/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
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EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your current student status?
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    • Graduate Student
  2. * What is your College affiliation? Please list one of the following: Business Administration & Economics College of Arts & Sciences Department of Psychology Education Fine Arts & Communication Studies Interdisciplinary Studies Information Management Systems Language, Literature & Composition Math & Computer Science Natural Sciences Non-Profit Administration Nursing Pre-Professional Social & Behavioral Sciences Social Sciences, Philosophy & History Undeclared

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What is your major?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What is your expected graduation date?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * What is your current cumulative GPA?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Have you worked on-campus before? If so, list the department and supervisor.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have current certification in American Red Cross Standard First Aid and Adult CPR/AED?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have current ACE or AFAA certification or other specialty certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Why are you interested in this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume