Indiana University Division of Recreational Sports


The division fosters a team focused, collaborative work environment that emphasizes strong business practices, operational excellence and participant development. Our organization is committed to a student development philosophy that encourages student involvement in decision-making and leadership responsibilities. A related hallmark is contribution to the professional preparation of recreational sport and fitness specialists. We provide opportunities for personal and professional growth in a fun and exciting environment.

Position Summary:
Serve as the unit manager for the fitness program, which includes over 80 group exercise/mind-body sessions and 24,000 square feet of strength and conditioning space with state of the art equipment. May include the personal training program. Personnel management responsibilities include oversight of two Assistant Directors, two graduate assistants, two program assistants and 75 hourly wage staff members. Other management responsibilities include strategic planning and coordinating unit needs for marketing/sponsorships, facility support, business affairs and member services with respective service directors. Serve as advisor to program advisory committees, serve on the division management team and facilitate designated Division assignments. The position reports directly to the Director of Campus Recreational Sports and Assistant Dean, School of HPER.

Masters degree in recreation, exercise science, physical education or related field required. Minimum of 5 years of experience involving diverse fitness programming, supervising and mentoring professional staff, and fiscal management preferred; demonstrated verbal and written skills; demonstrated ability to work in a student development model and possess strong interpersonal and collaboration skills. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Instructor certification and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer and/or Exercise Leader certification preferred.

Application Process:
Qualified applicants must apply online at, please attach an electronic cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. If selected for an interview, you will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation and college transcripts. Salary range is $40,000-$55,000 for a 12-month position. Indiana University provides an excellent benefit package. Anticipated start date is July 1. The position will remain open until filled.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment Institution.