Employment Opportunities at ACU

At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

NOTE: ACU is currently accepting applications for *all posted positions*. Student employees should apply now for positions for the fall semester.

Some faculty and staff positions on the Abilene campus may be subject to a hiring pause as a response to the continuously changing circumstances involving COVID-19. For additional information or assistance, contact tiffany.badon@acu.edu.

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PT Personal Trainer

Apply now Job no: 492816
Work Type: Staff part-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position PT Personal Trainer
Posting Location Abilene Christian University - Abilene Campus
Department Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Employee Class Non-exempt/Part-time
Basic Responsibilities A. Enforce all SRWC policies and procedures.
B. Design safe and effective training programs for clients with varying levels of fitness.
C. Coordinate with SRWC senior staff.
Essential Duties

A. Enforce all SRWC policies and procedures.
1. Know, understand, and enforce all SRWC policies and procedures.
2. Keep all client information strictly confidential.
3. Contact an SRWC staff member if you are uncomfortable enforcing a specific policy.
4. Ensure that clients have paid for services at the Member Services Desk after the free assessment and before the first session.
5. Use Fusion Software at the Member Services Desk to accurately record and maintain training records for each client.

B. Design safe and effective training programs for clients with varying levels of fitness.
1. Improve the overall health and wellness of clients with smart and efficient training programs.
2. Communicate with clients via email and phone to set up free assessments, sessions, and any other necessary meetings.
3. Coordinate all scheduling with clients.
4. Ability to design individual and group training programs to meet the specific needs of clients.
5. Provide a customer friendly experience.

C. Coordinate with SRWC senior staff.
1. Adherence to expectations concerning working relations, job reliability, safety, training, and supervision.
2. Report any equipment that is in need of repair.
3. Report accidents, injuries, or problems that arise during training sessions.
4. Assist in any other duties as specified by the Director of Facility Operations.

Professional Development Requirements A. Skills
1. Maintain Personal Training and First Aid/CPR and AED certifications.

A. Professional
1. Prefer a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Nutrition, or related field

2. A Personal Training certification is required
a. Prefer certification from NASM, APAA, ACE, ACSM, NSCA, or NFPT
b. Other certifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

3. Current First Aid/CPR and AED certification through the American Red Cross

Physical Demands A. Position requires mobility and the ability to lift heavy weights.
B. Attention to detail concerning both visual and audible cues.
Additional Information

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.


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