Fitness Coordinator - Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake

November 14, 2019


Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake

This is a part-time position funded by The Indian Health Services Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) and will assist the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UICSL) Cedar Point Wellness team to deliver quality exercise, strength training and health promotion programs focusing on diabetes prevention and management for UICSL clients. The Fitness Coordinator will report directly to the SDPI Program Coordinator with oversight from the Cedar Point Wellness Program Director and help the wellness center to develop comprehensive fitness programming to support and motivate participants and ensure a positive overall experience. The Fitness Coordina

Overall Responsibilities
• Predominantly serving American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) clientele.
• Oversee clients during supervised exercise hours, providing safe and effective exercise instruction.
• Train individual clients on equipment and programs.
• Maintain specialty certifications that benefit the philosophy and operations of the program.
• Conduct initial and on-going fitness consultations for participants, including movement screens, needs analysis, and goal setting in order to recommend appropriate fitness programming and wellness practices.
• Maintain client records, including entering into appropriate databases.
• Assist with ongoing program development (using personal expertise, strengths, and certifications).
• Educate participants on clinically proven health and fitness information, available fitness and engagement programming, and make appropriate referrals to other UICSL providers and/or services outside of UICSL.
• Oversee Fitness Center maintenance and cleaning of equipment.
• Utilize attendance tracking/check-in system to check members in and out of the Wellness Center, enter class attendance, update personal schedule, and schedule clients.
• Oversee fitness classes taught by contractors, including after-hours building access and lock-up, participant sign in; teach class in event contractor is not available.
• Attends community meetings and events such as pow-wows and health fairs as needed.
• Stay current on research and literature related to fitness, especially diabetes and older adult wellness information and programming.
• Assist with the coordination of wellness events; create and maintain a master wall calendar of all events
• Create and assemble packets for wellness outings.
• Write monthly publications as needed.
• Assist in creating and update fliers, signup sheets, and handouts.
• May be requested to assist with billing.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 
• Knowledge of and a demonstrated respect for AI/AN history, values, customs, and practices.
• Knowledge of and experience in therapeutic exercises and activity for upper and lower extremity function, strengthening and balance and to improve coordination throughout the lifecycle, particularly among older adults.
• Knowledge of Type 2 Diabetes, pre diabetes and other co-morbidities
• Strong skills in professional networking, creating and maintaining community partnerships
• Ability to display high professional standards and respect the client/trainer relationship.
• Ability to effectively handle challenging situations and to work along-side others and independently.
• Ability to balance multiple priorities.
• Demonstrated customer service skills, including the ability to use appropriate judgment, independent thinking and creativity when resolving patient issues.
• Excellent interpersonal/professional skills, i.e., ability to respectfully interact with people.
• Demonstrated ability to handle the occasional stressful and problematic situation.
• Proficiency with Microsoft software and knowledge of database software (RPMS).
Required Qualifications 
• High School Diploma or GED and 3-5 years professional experience or; Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science or closely related field (requires Human Anatomy, Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Prescription minimum) and 1- 2 years professional experience.
• Experience performing fitness assessments and developing exercise prescriptions for clients of a variety of ages and fitness levels
• Current Fitness Professional Certification (Example; NASM, ISSA, ACE, ACSM, NSCA). Additional specialty certifications in Senior Fitness, Arthritis, Native American Fitness Council, etc. preferred.
• Current CPR & First Aid Certification or certification completed within 30 days of hire
• Continuing Education Documentation
• Must have professional liability insurance.
• Must be familiar using and optimizing social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc…
• Must have valid Utah driver’s license or ability to obtain upon hire.
• Must be able to legally work in the United States of America;
• Must have a clean driving record and ability to be insured on UICSL auto policy.
• Must have a clean criminal background report.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform other related duties, as may be required. This job description is not a contract for employment and is subject to change based on funding. Under the Indian Hiring Preference Act, the Urban Indian Center of SL gives preference to qualified American Indian/Alaska Native applicants.

PART-TIME 20 HRS/WEEK (NON-EXEMPT) Varies; M-F 8:00 am-8:00 pm (Occasional weekends)

$16.50 – 22.50 /HOUR (depending upon credentials & experience)

 Complete an agency application (available at
 Submit, in person or FAX, your completed application, to the Human Resource Manager at 120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115; FAX # (801) 486-9943 with the following:

- Cover Letter,
- Current resume with documentation of credentials.