About the Job

Job Title

Director of Fitness & Wellness

Job Category



National Institute for Fitness and Sport
Charlotte, North Carolina 28210

Job Description and Requirements

The National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS) is hiring a temporary, full-time Director of Fitness & Wellness for our retirement community fitness and wellness program in Charlotte, North Carolina. This position is expected to last from August 2017- November 2017.

Summary: The Director of Fitness & Wellness supervises and coordinates all activities of the fitness center including initiating and implementing programming, setting customer service standards, working with members, developing or maintaining a group fitness program and other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties

-Maintains a positive, service-oriented relationship with peers; establishes an ongoing positive and professional rapport with members
-Creates budget and monitors expenses against determined budget (where applicable)
-Demonstrates consistent attention to detail and organizational skill, manages competing demands
-Coordinates and oversees all aspects of Fitness Center membership, including but not limited to, evaluating health forms, establishing orientation protocols, tracking members, and conducting renewals
-Assesses health status of members, ranging from apparently healthy to high risk, to provide exercise and other wellness-related counsel/recommendations unique to each individual
-Performs weekly/monthly/annual reporting and documentation responsibilities such as monthly reports, monthly hours, injury reports, etc.
-Establishes and maintains fitness facility specific quality standards
-Supervises group exercise program; adjusts classes/schedule as needed
-Teaches group exercise classes onsite; provides acceptable activities to meet fitness levels of participants; adheres to appropriate safety guidelines; keeps classes inviting, challenging, and popular
-Supervises the preventive maintenance and repair of exercise equipment; ensures facility cleanliness
-Speaks effectively before groups residents, prospects or other groups as needed
-Writes clearly and informatively, varies writing style to meet audience needs

-Bachelors degree in a health-related field preferred
-Current CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
-Three to five years of increasingly challenging experience in the field preferred; specific experience working with older adults required
-Ability to teach basic balance, chair and aquatic group fitness classes; ability to safely and accurately prescribe exercise for older adults using ACSM guidelines
-ACSM Health/Fitness Specialist Certification preferred
-Other industry-related certifications (CPT, CSCS, etc) acknowledged
-Candidate will have reliable transportation
-Candidate may be required to successfully pass a drug screen, background check, and/or a TB skin test

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to Ashton Hennessy at ahennessy@cypressofcharlotte.com


Ashton Hennessy


[posted May 2, 2017]

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