UW Bothell – Recreation and Wellness has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Manager of Fitness

As part of the Division of Student Affairs and under the general direction of the Director of Recreation & Wellness, the Program Manager of Fitness provides support to the Department of Recreation and Wellness for Cascadia and UW Bothell students. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of fitness programming through hiring and providing supervision to student and part-time fitness instructors. This position also procures general fitness equipment following state regulations and university policies, provides, and coordinates maintenance to equipment. This position plays a key role in the support the department and division through representation on committees, working groups, and other roles or duties outside of the normal day-to-day responsibilities.  

Fitness Instructor Management:
o Responsible for the day-to-day operations and effective management of group fitness programming, inclusive of the fitness center equipment maintenance, and Activities and Recreation Center studio facility upkeep.
o Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate student and part-time (Non-UW-Bothell/Cascadia College) fitness instructors.
o Plan, administer, and promote group fitness program, while aligning all classes and procedures to industry standards.
o Develop and coordinate periodic in-service trainings for fitness staff.
o Management of group fitness participant class registration software (Innosoft Fusion).
o Assist in the development and implementation of the program’s risk management policies.
o Provide and coordinate the maintenance of the equipment for group fitness; ensure equipment is maintained.
o Work with university-approved vendors to provide periodic maintenance of equipment, and procure new equipment when appropriate following appropriate state regulations and university policies.

Budget Management:
o Manage and reconcile the fitness center budget.
o Project and submit new budget requests annually.

Administrative and Operations Management:
o Work with Director of Recreation and Wellness to develop long and short-term strategic goals.
o Work with Director of Recreation & Wellness on development and assessment of policies and procedures.
o Serve on Division of Student Affairs and University related committees; and work cooperatively with colleagues on campus and at other institutions.
o Staff major events and programs, including campus events, for example, convocation, graduation, student housing move-in day, orientation check-in, etc.
o Stay abreast of best practices and network with colleagues via professional associations.
o Utilize data assessment to support programmatic decision making.
o Keep Director of Recreation & Wellness apprised of emerging or ongoing issues in areas of responsibility.
o Other duties as assigned.

Department Marketing:
o Develop an integrated marketing plan for programs and services.




o Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Kinesiology, Sports Administration or related field.
o A minimum of two years of experience coordinating a fitness program in a collegiate or community setting.
o Detailed oriented, highly organized individual who has the ability to multitask and the ability to deal with a variety of situations and people in a respectable manner.
o Team oriented with excellent communication and leadership skills.
o 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.
o Work effectively in a multicultural environment.
o Ability to think creatively to develop Group Fitness programming opportunities.

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

o A work schedule that fluctuates due to some after hours activities, meetings, and events is common.
o The Program Manager is expected to attend major student activities and events held on campus and in the local community.
o The Program Manager has regular and frequent contact with students, as well as frequent contact with faculty, staff, and administrators.
o Some late night and weekend hours can be apart of a normal work week.

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

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

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 Workforce 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.

How to Apply


To apply:

Company Profile

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and almost half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands a river just north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Please mention that you heard about this position through the National Job Finder Service located at