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Instructor Pool - 2023/2024: Group Exercise/Strength Training

Company: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Faculty/Staff Fitness (HHS)

Position Title
Fitness Instructor

Job Title
Instructor Pool - 2023/2024: Group Exercise/Strength Training

Appointment Type
Professional Faculty

Job Location

Benefits Eligible
Dependent: Hours Worked/Duration

Remote or Hybrid option?

Job Summary

The Faculty and Staff Fitness (FSF) program, a part of the School of Exercise and Sport Science, in the College of Health at Oregon State University invites applications for one or more Group Exercise/ Strength Training Fitness Instructor positions to teach FSF courses during the 2023-2024 academic year. These are professional faculty positions.

The Faculty Staff Fitness (FSF) program is offered through the College of Public Health & Human Sciences at Oregon State University. The purpose of the program is to enhance the individual health, fitness, and well-being of OSU employees. The FSF program scheduled its first series of activity classes in the spring of 1984, initially offering 10 classes and enrolling 100 participants. The FSF program currently offers 30-40 classes and serves over 800 faculty, staff, graduate assistants, spouses/partners, and retirees of the university each term. Core activities include courses in aerobics, aqua fitness, conditioning, mind/body, and weight training. This is a hourly position. Classes are offered 2 to 3 days a week. Please visit the Faculty Staff Fitness website ( for additional information about the program.

Applications submitted to this recruitment pool are reviewed on an as needed basis. Qualified candidates will be contacted when positions become available.

Why OSU?

Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don't wait for challenges to present themselves - we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


--- Top 1.4% university in the world
---More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
---1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
--- 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
--- 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
--- 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
---35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
---217k+ alumni worldwide
--- For more interesting facts about OSU visit:


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State's beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America's best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine county. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:
Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
--- Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
---Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
---Retirement savings paid by the university.
--- A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
--- Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
---Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.

Key Responsibilities

100% Instruction: Teach Group Exercise/Strength Training courses in the OSU Faculty Staff Fitness program. Instruction includes design, delivery, and assessing individual participants' ability to perform movement correctly.

What You Will Need

Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of teaching experience in field of Group Exercise or Strength Training Instruction for a minimum of 2 1-hour classes per week (approximately 104 hours annually), or an equivalent amount of instruction experience; OR
Associate's degree in Exercise Sports Science or relevant discipline and three (3) years teaching experience in field of Group Exercise or Strength Training; OR
High School Diploma or equivalent and five (5) years teaching experience AND Certification in field of Group Exercise or Strength Training, or Personal Training.

CPR/AED and First Aid certifications by the start of classes.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

What We Would Like You to Have

Masters in Kinesiology or relevant discipline.
Professional certification in field of Group Exercise, Strength Training, or Personal Training. Preferred certifying organizations: ACSM, NASM, NSCA, ACE, AFAA.
Enrolled in/completed Kinesiology/Public Health program and completed a practicum/internship within the Faculty Staff Fitness organization in field applicable to position.
5+ years teaching experience.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

This position is hourly. This position requires the ability to demonstrate the physical fitness activity to participants for the duration of the class. This position may require lifting up to 40 pounds, bending, twisting, and physical demands associated with fitness activity classes. Classes are offered in short blocks of time throughout the day and week, including early mornings, lunch times, and evenings. For example an Instructor may teach the same class for one hour on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Pay Method

Pay Period
16th - 15th of the following month

Pay Date
Last working day of the month

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range
Salary is commensurate with education, training, and experience.

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Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration for Fall term, applications must be received by August 31, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) CPR/AED and First Aid certifications by the start of classes.

Applications will be considered throughout the 2023/2024 academic year as opportunities become available.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact: Nikki Kurth, or 541-737-6786.
---Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.
---The anticipated starting salary will be $22.00- $26.00/per hour.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

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