Union County College Part Time Fitness Center Instructional Aide in Cranford, New Jersey

Union County College is a public comprehensive community college providing quality, affordable, accessible educational programs that serve the greater Union County region. It is the oldest of New Jerseys 19 Associate Degree Colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933.

The College enrolls almost 30,000 credit, non-credit and continuing education students and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Many programs lead to the Associate in Arts, Science and Applied Science degrees.

Campus: Cranford

General Description:

Responsible for customer service duties at the Fitness Center.

Characteristics, Duties and Responsibilities:

•Responsible for front desk management in the Fitness Center.

•Answers telephones and responds to inquiries in a timely fashion.

•Monitors utilization of the Fitness Center and checks IDs for all users of the Fitness Center.

•Utilizes computer to check class lists.

•Instructs participants on the proper form and execution of exercise movements.

•Assists in enforcing Fitness Center policies and procedures.

•Oversees upkeep of the Fitness Center ensuring safety and cleanliness.

•Performs other related duties as assigned by the Fitness Center Coordinator.

Education Requirements:

•High School Diploma or GED required.


•Knowledge of exercise equipment mechanics and functions required.

Competencies and Skills Required:

•Knowledge of exercise equipment mechanics and functions required.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

•This position’s duties are normally performed in a typical interior fitness center work environment.

•Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

•Limited exposure to physical risk.

•Some travel required.

Terms of Employment:

Flexible schedule to meet department needs. Hours not to exceed 25 per week. Some evening, weekends, and extended hours will be required. Ability and willingness to travel on short notice to all on and off- campus sites as needed by the college. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies.

Union County College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, disability, handicap or other legally protected status in its provision of employment, education, and activities, or other services. Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes twenty medical plans to choose from including PPO, HMO and HD plans offered by BC/BS and Aetna, three dental plans including two PPOs and one DMO offered by Delta Dental of NJ, and a pension plan with seven investment carriers. We also offer twenty vacation days, ten paid holidays, and a ten week summer work schedule which allows the college to close on Fridays. Other additional benefits include gym privileges, tuition remission for credit and non-credit courses at Union County College, and tuition reimbursement for an approved degree program at an accredited college or university.