Fitness Instructors (for Exercise Psychology Laboratory)

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Health and Human Development
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The Exercise Psychology Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development, under the direction of Dr. Danielle Downs, is seeking part-time Fitness Instructors to work intermittently up to 10-20 hours per week for an interdisciplinary project funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH). This research project focuses on developing and delivering an individually-tailored, behavioral intervention to manage gestational weight gain during pregnancy. The Fitness Instructors will meet with individual participants on a weekly basis and guide them through physical activity education, goal-setting and a moderate-intensity physical activity session (e.g., treadmill walking, low impact aerobics, cycle ergometer, stretching, low-impact resistance training). Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, organization and management of the physical activity sessions, space, and intervention protocol; training and supervising research assistants; data collection; oversight of safety protocol for physical activity; and supervising flow of participants through the physical activity portion of the study. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, fitness, psychology, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience. CPR certification, fitness certification, and one-on-one fitness experience are preferred. The successful candidate must possess exemplary organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. The job may require flexible work hours including evenings and weekends. These are part-time appointments. Hours will vary based upon need. To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted online and should include a cover letter and resume or C.V.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088