Group Exercise Instructor - Wellness Center (FWS and INST) (Fall) (Academic Year) (Remote)
University of North Dakota4.2
Remote Grand Forks, ND
Job details
$11.50 an hour
Part time
US work authorization
Job description


This is a part-time, non-benefitted position. Only UND students are eligible to be hired into this position.

Group Exercise Instructors lead members, in a group environment, through a pre-arranged format of exercises designed to enhance overall fitness, strength, and endurance while ensuring the safety of the members is not compromised. Instructors will also serve as a resource to educate members on various aspects of fitness.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Effectively lead participants through established group exercise formats.
  • Perform a well-organized class, safety, ROM, and educate participants in proper form.
  • Adjust class to accomdate a varety of fitness levels.
  • Engage and connect with participants, approachable, and cater to needs of members.
  • Assist in the development of new classes and methods of instructing.
  • Disseminate information of all Wellness & Health Promotion services and programs.
  • Utilize appropriate technology to track group exercise participants.
  • Complete all cleaning and sanitation tasks as assigned to maintain a safe & healthy environment.
  • Must wear appropriate PPE as directed for specific tasks/duties.
  • Attend all meetings/trainings as required.

Learning Outcomes:

  • As a result of working in this position, the staff member will gain the following skills:
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Development
  • Intrapersonal Development
  • Professionalism

Requirements & Competencies


  • General working knowledge of all group exercise equipment and ability to explain proper use to participants.
  • Has effective coaching skills and knowledge in exercise physiology
  • Ability to effectively communicate with participants and provide motivation for continued participation in physical activity and healthy living.
  • Certification in CPR/First Aid/AED, or ablity to obtain within two weeks of hire.
  • Training is provided by the Wellness Center at no cost for employees.
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check


  • Hold or be pursuing a major or minor in Exercise Science, Recreation, Nutrition, or a health-related field OR have experience in Group Exercise and/or at least one certification, but purusing a different primary career.
  • Ability to demonstrate a competent level of instructing skills or have prior instructing experience.

Work Location

  • Wellness Center
  • Remote/Hybrid flexibility

Hours & Schedule

  • Starting compensation (Non-Certified): $11.50 / hour; Part-Time; Non-Exempt; Non-Benefitted
  • Starting compensation (Certified): Up to $14.00 / hour; Part-Time; Non-Exempt; Non-Benefitted
  • Hours per week: 5
  • This position will be early morning to early evenings, with some weekend hours required.

Employment Eligibility

The University of North Dakota determines employment eligibility through the E-Verify system: What is E-Verify? New employees to the University of North Dakota must present specific identification to determine their employment eligibility no later than their first day of work. To view the identification required, please see the List of Acceptable Documents. You will be required to have one item from List A OR one item from List B and List C.

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by the closing date and include the following materials:

  • Cover Letter (Word or PDF format only)
    • Must include a statement of which type for of group exercise class you wish to teach
  • Resume (Word or PDF format only)

Please include in the application if you are currently or have in the past 12 months been employed with the University of North Dakota, the North Dakota University System or any other North Dakota State agency. If so, include which agency/department, as well as how many hours you work a week.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota


1001 to 5000


$100M to $500M (USD)


Education and Schools

Company Description
The University of North Dakota (UND) is a public research university located in Grand Forks, North Dakota.Established by the Dakota Territorial Assembly in 1883, six years before the establishment of the state of North Dakota, UND is the oldest and largest university in the state. UND was founded as a university with a strong liberal arts foundation and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as high research activity institution.
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  • Company & Benefits
    3.7 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    4.1 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.7 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    4.2 / 5
  • Senior Management
    3.9 / 5
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"Great Place to Work"
Former EmployeeDispatcher
The environment is great and really fun to work at, and is a great job for students who are doing their flight training. I'd highly recommend working with UND Aerospace

Former EmployeeSupervisor
The benifits are the only good thing. Being a supervisor not so much. They want things to be done but they dont have good cleanimg products. Employees can get away with whatever they want. As a supervisor we are Sheriff's with empty guns and the staff knows they are empty.

"Good place to work if you’re a college student but you don’t make a lot of money "
Current EmployeeResidence Manager
UND is a good place to work but the management is known for being spotty. They say they will do something and they don’t. The culture is nice considering you are working with younger adults and it is nice to relate to people. I personally enjoyed my job as a Resident Manager for UND but it got old quickly due to false promises.

"Great welcoming job culture "
Current EmployeeAssistant Director
The ob culture is welcoming and inviting. Although not a lot of diversity, I have still felt included and recognized. Pay is good, annual raises and great benefits.