Physical Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator
Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
The Physical Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for working in conjunction with the site manager, the coordinator will perform his/her duties to ensure the overall operation of the Fitness & Aquatics areas. The incumbent will also provide various health & fitness service and programs to members in a friendly, outgoing and professional manner to enhance members experience with the Fitness & Aquatics areas. The coordinator is responsible for the health & safety of all members utilizing the fitness facility. The coordinator is responsible for supervising any fitness staff, subcontractors associated with the department. Coordinator is responsible for integration of healthy lifestyle education for the preservation of all Community Center Members, Mille Lacs Band Members, and their families. Must be willing and able to work in all community centers. The focus is to improve both youth & Elder fitness and health.
• Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Fitness or related field.
• Must have and maintain nationally recognized Fitness Instructor Certification.
• Must have 1-2 years’ experience in developing or coordinating fitness programs.
• Professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of education and training in such areas as instruction, counseling, and administration.
• Ability to work with various tribal and community providers in promoting physical fitness/education to community members.
• Requires full knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices, methods, and techniques of administering an exercise program.
• Knowledge and skill in motivating clients and community members with limited abilities to adhere to exercise programs.
• Knowledge and skill in applying research findings considered pertinent in prescribing client
• Has experience with Native American culture and is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity.
• Must have valid current driver’s license.
• Must have reliable personal transportation and proof of current insurance coverage.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• CPR/First Aid Certified and/or willing to attain certification.
• Background investigation required that shows no theft or fraud above a misdemeanor, no felony drug conviction and no sexual or crimes-against-a-person conviction at any level.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:
- a crime against a child;
- an act of physical or sexual abuse;
- a felony;
- the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
(b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Responsible for assisting in developing and implementing a Fitness & Aquatic Program with specialized exercise programs both facility-based and community-based.
• Assist in establishing a nutrition program along with facilitating nutritional living classes.
• Supervises physical fitness assistants to assist in program activities on site.
• Establish individual and group fitness programs for Community Center Members as needed.
• Responsible for the execution, and/or delegation, of all personal training sessions scheduled at the Community Center.
• Responsible for adhering to policy and procedure Manual for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Policy and Procedures, along with any and all Community Center policies and procedures.
• Facilitate discussions with the communities to determine fitness program needs and requests.
• Attendance of staff meetings is required.
• Attend all required meetings and training sessions.
• Assist exercise equipment maintenance to include parts replacement, troubleshooting and equipment maintenance log.
• Provides professional services to local and area-wide tribal and I.H.S. programs and develops and/or provides exercise/fitness related resources as needed.
• Provide individualized personal training instruction to program participants.
• Educate participants on proper components of exercise program as well as proper form and the techniques to utilizing a variety of exercise equipment.
• Develop and implement a pre-exercise program screening process. Provide physical fitness assessment tool to determine goals of personal exercise plan.
• Responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating adult/youth primary prevention fitness activities and events.
• Assist participants and patients to carry out individual exercise prescriptions from a medical provider.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Nature of work is such that the incumbent experiences periods of low stress levels.
• Work include indoors and outdoor activities.
• Hours vary, but possibly with some extra hours. May involve some evenings or weekend work.
• Local travel is required.