Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.
Student Experience fosters equitable learning environments in which all students can thrive to their full potential. Through our commitment to integrating research, theory, and practice across all of the programs, resources, and supports we provide, Student Experience leads an ecosystem of people, places, and spaces that empower student thriving. Our vision is for all Mustangs to discover their personalized pathway through Western’s rich, wholistic learning environment; engage in brave conversations with our diverse community on and off campus, and develop the courage to be uncomfortable without fear of failure in order to thrive throughout their degree and after graduation. At Western, the Student Experience portfolio is organized into three inter-dependent pillars that provide the programmes and supports that inspire Western Students to discover themselves; engage with their communities and thrive as learners. These pillars are: Wellness & Wellbeing (comprised of the following departments: Health & Wellness, Student Support & Case Management and Wellness & Equity Education), Sport & Recreation (comprised of the following departments: Recreation & Active Well-being, Sport and Spirit & Connection), and Leadership & Learning (comprised of the following departments: Academic Support & Engagement and Careers & Experience). Professional and student staff working across these three pillars collaborate with student organizations and academic and administrative leaders throughout campus to foster inclusive and wholistic learning environments that maximize the potential of each student.
The Sport & Recreation pillar collectively works to enrich student thriving through a focus on developing leadership and success in sport and recreation. With a commitment to diversity and inclusion we engage Mustangs in active-wellbeing and inspire spirit and tradition in order to strengthen the bonds of the Western community. Our vision is for students to discover balance in their lives and pursue challenges without fear of failure, ultimately enhancing their ability to thrive.
Recreation & Active Well-being includes facilities, programming, and services that promote emotional, mental, physical, social and overall wellbeing through the participation in active living. By participating in programming, students will be encouraged to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle, will have increased self-confidence, improved stress management, and will have enhanced social connections within our community. Recreation also offers experiential experiences for students through our many leadership opportunities. Participation in recreation improves the quality of life and helps to develop a thriving lifestyle for students, staff and faculty during their time on campus and throughout their lives.
PURPOSE OF ROLE:
Western Sport & Recreation is looking for experienced and passionate leaders who are able to provide our members with the motivation, knowledge and one-on-one training to set and achieve their personal health and fitness goals. Personal Trainers will be responsible for designing personalized plans to meet the unique and specific needs and abilities of each client, with a deep consideration for ensuring the health and safety of all. Personal Trainers will be a key contributor in cultivating a sense of community within the Rec Centre that is supportive of building a thriving and equitable campus. This role will support the University’s mission to build an equitable and thriving campus by fostering inclusivity and ensuring classes meet the holistic needs of the community.
Foster an inclusive and welcoming environment that supports and motivates clients to set personal goals, move their bodies and help make healthy choices.
Provide all clients with safe and effective exercise programs that are tailored to their abilities. Lesson plans should be modifiable to allow clients the ability to train under supervision, well as at home.
Assume the responsibility of training existing clients; Personal Trainers will build rapport with these existing clients to foster a mutual trust in order to share, understand and support them as they work to achieve their personal goals.
Responsible for growing their client base through personal promotion and networking; Personal trainers must highly visible team members at the Rec Centre in order to engage with all members, learn about their goals and introduce them to our personal training packages.
Perform administrative tasks including maintenance of accurate client records to allow for tracking and growth of their personal health goals. Communicate effectively and respond quickly to clients.
Advise clients about important practices to ensure their safety and have the ability to demonstrate exercises or maneuvers as needed.
Continually seek continuing education credits.
Personal Trainer Certification required
First Aid and CPR Certification required
Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated strong customer service, problem-solving and interpersonal skills are required.
Strong knowledge of Campus Recreation’s programs, services, and facilities
Experience personal training in one on one and group settings
Western offers a broad and exciting variety of part-time and temporary employment opportunities with ample room for job exploration and growth. Within our beautiful campus, you are part of a progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance including access to our state-of-the-art recreation centre. Apply for an opportunity to be part of the Western community and contribute to its success!
Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce current record check(s) (e.g. vulnerable sector, criminal record and police information) from a police service prior to commencing employment.
Applying at Western
To ensure that your application is given full consideration, please complete all relevant sections of the application. In addition, you can choose to supplement your application with a cover letter and current resume.
Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, experience, and qualifications. Applicants should have oral communication skills in English.
Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or phone 519-661-2194.
Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.