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Fitness/Wellness Instructor Level 3 - 4 / Certified Group Exercise Instructor

The University of Texas at Austin
retirement plan
United States, Texas, Austin
101 East 27th Street (Show on map)
September 27, 2023

Job Posting Title:

Fitness/Wellness Instructor Level 3 - 4 / Certified Group Exercise Instructor


Hiring Department:

Recreational Sports


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:

To Be Determined at Offer


Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue





Job Details:

General Notes

NOTE: Recreational Sports has other postings for Fitness/Wellness Instructors. See requisitions R_00025978 and R_00025981, and apply to the position that matches your experience level by reviewing the Required Qualifications.

Recreational Sports recruits for a variety of group fitness instructors including Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Barre, Kickboxing, Pound, Step, etc! (Note: not all positions will be available at all times.)

Primary work location is on The University of Texas at Austin campus main campus (selected candidates may purchase a parking pass). Work hours may vary and are not guaranteed. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer without sponsorship. Position is hourly, fixed-term, non-benefits eligible and non-exempt classified.Hours limited to 19 hours/week, all UT/UT System jobs combined. Work hours for this position plus other state agencies not to exceed 40 hours/week.Employees are hired by the semester, generally with the possibility of continuation. Applicants who advance beyond the initial screening will be asked to demonstrate applicable group fitness instructor skills.

The Division of Student Affairs supports all members of the university community through our mission of developing programs and services that allow everyone to thrive and contribute to the dedicated excellence at the core of our institutional mission. Wemodel diversity and inclusion byproviding open, welcoming and inclusive environments in which to work, live and learn.

  • Teach in-person group fitness classes, utilizing strong communication skills and tactfulness to create positive workout and learning environments. Utilize strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills to demonstrate safe and effective fitness techniques. Utilize adaptability and inclusiveness by offering and demonstrating a variety of exercise modifications to accommodate all fitness levels. Deliver excellent customer service when responding to questions or concerns from TeXercise participants. Utilize excellent problem solving, flexibility and adaptability when resolving customer complaints and equipment issues.
  • Take initiative by conducting thorough inspections of equipment and programmatic needs in order to bring any pertinent comments, suggestions or concerns affecting the program, staffing and facilities to the full-time manager.
  • Display a strong ability to work in a team structure and in an environment comprised of diverse populations. Assist in the growth of new student fitness instructors in their journey to become an experienced instructor. Demonstrate leadership through mentoring other instructors and completing peer to peer evaluations. Actively participate in staff trainings, fitness workshops and meetings.
  • Pre-record TeXercise classes for the On-Demand Program upon ask and approval from F/W administration.
  • Hold a current Blended Learning First Aid/CPR/AED certification from the American Red Cross. Hold current nationally recognized and accredited Group Fitness Instructor certification required to instruct classes. Certification may vary depending on format of instruction.
  • Demonstrate personal accountability and strong work ethic through punctuality, appropriate attire and program preparation. Leverage digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals. These may include technologies such as Workday and other applicable softwares/technologies. Abide by university, departmental and area policies and procedures. Be responsive to manager's emails and other communications; keep timesheets up-to-date and accurate, and submit prior to the established deadlines. Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • HS graduation or GED.
  • All applicants,except those auditioning for Mind & Body formats, must holdonenationally accredited (NCCA) Group Fitness certification (ACE, AFAA, or other nationally recognized agency).
  • Mind/Body Instructor Applicants: Must be currently certified through a nationally recognized organization-Acceptable organizations include (but are not limited to) Yoga Alliance, Peak Pilates, and STOTT.
  • Specialty certifications/licenses for specific formats must be current and nationally recognized- i.e. Zumba, Pound, Beach Body Certifications.
  • 0-5 years of applicable experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients to achieve a safe and effective workout.
  • CPR/AED/FA certified by the American Red Cross (full in-person learning or blended learning course) is required; however, applicants may apply without this certification and obtain it - if hired - before their start date. Online certifications are not accepted. Blended Learning courses are offered at UT RecSports.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Direct experience related to the responsibilities of the position.
Salary Range

$16.75/hour - $19.75/hour depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
  • Regular and punctual attendance at the workplace
  • Perform work in-person and virtually
  • Personal Laptop is required for remote and virtual tasks at home
  • Work with other people of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Exposure to dust
  • Work around large crowds
  • Work in a fast-paced environment
  • Work around noise, including construction noise
  • Exposure to standard office environment
  • Use of keyboard, and other computer and/or office equipment
  • Maintain adequate fitness level and technique to withstand the duration of a class
  • Reach above shoulders, grasping, squeezing
  • Repetitive hand/wrist motion
  • Standing, walking, squatting, kneeling, sitting
  • Seeing, watching and viewing
  • Repetitive bending/stooping
Work Shift

Work hours may vary depending on class scheduling. Work hours not to exceed 19 hours/week, all UT/UT System jobs combined. Work hours for this position plus other state agencies not to exceed 40 hours/week.

Required Materials
  • Resume/CV

  • Cover letter (optional)

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

Applicants who advance beyond the first screening will be asked to demonstrate their applicable group fitness skills.

Importantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an ,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

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Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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