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MacEwan University is committed to fostering the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, and we are dedicated to removing barriers that have been historically encountered and are currently experienced by some members of our society. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and members of all equity-deserving groups. We believe that the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty serve as a strength of our institution and benefit to society. We are committed to ensuring full and inclusive participation for all in our community.

Careers

People who teach. People who research. People who support. People who inspire. This is who we are. In 2021, MacEwan University was named one of Canada’s best employers by Forbes Magazine and was the top Alberta-based employer on the list. Want to be a part of this great team? Available opportunities are listed below.

Exercise Specialist I
Sport and Wellness

About Us

MacEwan University is where caring faculty help people connect their passions to their future paths. Located in the heart of Edmonton's diverse and dynamic downtown community, and on the traditional lands of Treaty 6 First Nations and homelands of the Métis people, MacEwan is known for exceptional undergraduate learning. With its dedication to teaching excellence, informed by scholarly research, innovation, and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to human rights, environmental sustainability, and opportunities for community engagement. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community for all peoples, cultures, and identities.

Our comprehensive undergraduate university offers 59 programs to more than 18,000 full- and part-time students in business, communications, community and human services, design, fine and performing arts, health, humanities, natural science, nursing, public safety, and social science. Through a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, and strategic relationships in the community, we partner with others to produce graduates of stature. Along with a robust grounding in their chosen disciplines, MacEwan students are given durable life skills that prepare them to take on the world.

Opportunity

MacEwan University is currently looking for an Exercise Specialist I for our Sport and Wellness Department. The Exercise Specialist I is responsible for the design and delivery of health and fitness assessments, exercise prescriptions, programs and facility monitoring with the overall goal of meeting the health and wellness needs of all patrons of the Centre including students, athletes, staff, faculty, and public clientele.

Skills

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills

  • Self-disciplined, motivated, able to work independently

  • Confident in fitness testing skills and the prescription of exercise to meet client needs

  • Creative and able to problem solve

  • Organizational and prioritization skills

  • Able to work with diverse individuals

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Working knowledge of Word, Publisher, Excell and other MS office publications

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or 2-year diploma in Physical Education or other Health related fields

  • Certified with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), Health and Fitness Program as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), ACSM-CPT a consideration

  • Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) in the specialty of Group Fitness or equivalent group exercise certification (i.e. CanFit-Pro) and Resistance training certification are asset

  • Standard First Aid, CPR, Automated External Defibrillation (AED), Oxygen Administration certifications

  • 6 months to 1-year practical experience in a fitness area setting, group/specialty class instruction

  • Demonstrated knowledge in exercise program development, fitness testing and experience in delivery of workshops

Benefits

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes: Competitive base pay

  • Generous vacation time

  • Continuous learning culture

  • Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply

To apply, go to https://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. If you require assistance, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. Please note, initial salary placement for external candidates is limited to the first five steps of the salary grid.

MacEwan University is committed to fostering the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, and we are dedicated to removing barriers that have been historically encountered and are currently experienced by some members of our society. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and members of all equity-deserving groups. We believe that the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty serve as a strength of our institution and benefit to society. We are committed to ensuring full and inclusive participation for all in our community.

Accessibility Statement

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you require accommodation, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please contact humanresources@macewan.ca and we will support you to the best of our ability.

Category Casual
Salary MSA Band D (Steps 1-5): $25.38 - $31.44 per hour
Closing Date November 30, 2021
Competition No. 21.11.203
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