Wellness Assistant

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Classification:Athletics Facilities, Operations, and Programs 2
Grade:Grade 77 (11% GeoDiff)
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Prince William Sound College
Location: Valdez
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Athletics, Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

Seeking a Wellness Assistant for the Health & Fitness Center at Prince William Sound College. The Health & Fitness Center supports individuals with academic and fitness goals. It provides services for students, employees, and members of the community and is a hub for fitness activities in Valdez. The Wellness Assistant position comes with health and retirement benefits and competitive pay. It is a fun job, allowing for creativity in workshop and fitness class development, collaborating with the Health and Fitness Center Coordinator and local employers in corporate wellness programming, and performing personal training sessions with clients.


10PROGRAM MARKETING Perform marketing and advertising efforts through various channels including social media, print, and collaboration with partners. Provide awareness of university, community, and college wellness opportunities.Essential
20CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMMING Assist the Health and Fitness Center Coordinator with developing relationships with local business and corporations and creating and implementing corporate wellness programming.Essential
20OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Complete facility daily operations including: - greet and assist visitors and students with inquiries - enroll participants into programs and classes -complete equipment reservations, maintain, and store rental equipment - clean the Health & Fitness Center facility, bathrooms, and exercise equipment - Make sales, handle money, and reconcile sales reports - Conduct daily inspections of equipment and, if needed, make minor repairs under the supervision of the Health and Fitness Center CoordinatorEssential
20PERSONAL TRAINING Schedule and complete personal training sessions with Health and Fitness Center clients. Manage processes, documentation, and procedures to support the personal training program.Essential
30FITNESS CLASSES, PROGRAMS, AND EVENTS COORDINATION Identify, schedule, and instruct fitness programs and classes that support an individual's or group's fitness goals. Use participant feedback to make adjustments to future programs and courses with direction from the Health and Fitness Center Coordinator.Essential


*Ability and experience in project or event coordination.
*Ability to market programs effectively
*Ability to instruct fitness classes and perform personal training sessions
*Ability to handle cash, operate a credit card machine, and update the sales database.
*Ability to clean fitness equipment, floors, bathrooms, and other areas of the facility.
*Ability to provide effective and friendly customer service.
*Ability to work effectively with diverse colleagues, and community partners
*Knowledge of the fitness industry required


* Experience with event or program coordination
*ACE, AFFA, NASM, or other nationally recognized personal trainer and group exercise instructor certifications are required
* Experience in coordinating fitness and recreational programs is preferred
*Marketing experience is preferred
* Cash handling experience is preferred


Bachelor's degree with coursework in Exercise and Health Science, Physical Education, Recreation, Public Health, Kinesiology, or another field that is related to the job responsibilities.
ACE, AFFA, NASM, or other nationally recognized personal trainer and group exercise instructor certifications are required.

Valdez is surrounded by mountains, ocean, waterfalls, and glaciers. The pristine wilderness provides opportunities for hiking, kayaking, wildlife viewing, fishing, and adventure.  Unmatched beauty, terrain, and snowfall also makes it a premier destination for winter sports and recreation in Alaska.

This is a full-time, grade 77, minimum $24.19 (11% Geographic Differential)/hour, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and a UA employee benefits package.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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