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Job Req ID:  56558

Fitness Coordinator


In the summer of 2021, the department will complete a $27 million dollar renovation and expansion of the Ralph S. O’Connor Center for Recreation and Well-Being. This facility will feature all new state-of-the-art equipment for strength and cardiovascular training, expanded group exercise offerings, and mindfulness and meditation programming. The focus is on fostering holistic student health and a community of care. In addition, The Bill Starr Varsity Weight Room will also undergo a complete renovation in 2021 by adding an additional 3,800 square feet of team and individual student-athlete training space. This investment will include all new training equipment, a nutrition station, and the latest in performance technology.


The Department of Athletics and Recreation seeks an innovative and forward thinking Fitness Coordinator beginning in July 2021. The coordinator must lead within the framework of a best-in-class recreation program at Johns Hopkins University. Hopkins encourages inquiries from candidates who value professional and personal development and will actively contribute toward a culture of inclusiveness within both the department and University setting.





  • Work closely with the Assistant Director of Fitness to oversee comprehensive student-oriented fitness offerings on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University
  • Assist in operation of Group Exercise classes, Personal Training services, and informal fitness opportunities taking place within and associated with the newly expanded Ralph S. O’Connor Center for Recreation & Well-Being
  • Assist in managing the Center’s fitness areas, including the cardio fitness room, weight room, heavy room, functional training area, informal stretch areas, Jungle Gym, F45 franchise, cycling studio, and three multi-purpose studios
  • Ensure safety, comfort, cleanliness, and accessibility for all Rec patrons
  • Manage the day-to-day operations via policies, programming, staffing, and training for gym personnel, personal training and group fitness
  • Aid in specification, purchasing, inventory, and management of preventative maintenance of all fitness equipment for recreational facilities
  • Facilitate and help oversee the group exercise classes including scheduling, messaging, programming, and events
  • Manage personal training services and special events
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate group fitness instructors, class monitors, personal trainers, and other applicable student staff and independent contractors
  • Implement and instruct in-service training, workshops, and certification opportunities for personal trainers & group fitness instructors and personal trainers
  • Collaborate with the university community on intersectional health and/or student experience areas, including committees and programs such as the Wellness Work Group, Peer Educators (Peeps), Campus Health (CHEW) and various campus Health and Well-being collaborative programming such as First Year Orientation, Hop In, and FLI and advise relevant student groups such as the Powerlifting Club
  • Serve on university, divisional, and departmental committees as needed
  • Assist in establishing short and long-term goals for the Department of Athletics and  Recreation
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with department colleagues, as well as other partners across campus
  • Proactively communicate and build relationships with patrons of the Center
  • Perform other related duties as necessary and appropriate for the position as assigned by the Director or Supervisor




  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Masters in exercise science or related field preferred.
  • Two years professional experience managing a collegiate recreational fitness program preferred. 
  • Two year Graduate Assistantship in Fitness or related fields will be considered as 1 year professional experience.




  • Nationally accredited personal training certification
  • Nationally accredited certification in group fitness instruction.
    • *ONE of the above may be obtained within 90 days of hire
  • Current CPR/AED, First Aid certification



  • Knowledge or experience within the F45 franchise
  • Specialty fitness certifications including but not limited to:
  • Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Boxing, Aerobics, TRX, Barre etc.
  • Additional licenses such as CSCS, massage, meditation, nutrition, etc. are also welcomed


Classified Title: Fitness Coordinator 
Working Title: Fitness Coordinator 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB 
Starting Salary Range:  $40,000 - $47,500; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Irregular schedule, nights & weekends involved 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001426-Recreation 
Personnel area: Homewood Student Affairs


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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