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Job Type
Contractor

Position Type
Full Time

Application Deadline Date
August 29, 2022

Salary Range
$19.28 to $21.41

Job Location
Markham

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

The employer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Fitness Specialist – City Wide

Temporary Part Time

The City of Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 355,000 residents, is Canada’s high-tech capital and most diverse community, enjoying a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy.  Committed to being a model of public service excellence, with a workforce that is representative of the population we serve, we are looking for people who share our values and are champions of innovative  practices.  Diversity is one of Markham’s strategic priorities, and we strive to develop and maintain an environment that is inclusive and creates a sense of belonging for all.

We are pleased to be named one of Canada’s Best Employers for 2022 and the best City employer by Forbes for the second consecutive year. The City of Markham is ranked in the top two for Government Services and 15th among the 300 employers on the list, advancing from 18th place in 2021.

Applications are now being accepted for the above mentioned position in the Recreation Services -Fitness Department, Community Services Commission. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume online. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis as positions are available.

Locations:

Aaniin Fitness Centre

Centennial Fitness Centre

Cornell Fitness Centre

Pan Am Fitness Centre

Thornhill Fitness Centre

Job Summary
Reporting to the Fitness Coordinator the Fitness Specialist is responsible for providing members and guests comprehensive guidance and support to ensure achievement of personal fitness goals. The position is also responsible for on-site supervision of patrons of the Fitness Centre and supporting other part time staff as required.

Job Duties

  • Unlocks and locks-up Fitness Centre as required
  • Organizes the physical set-up and general clean-up of the Fitness Centre
  • Providing friendly and courteous tours to potential members
  • Conducts new member tours and completes new member sales
  • Promoting fitness appraisals and other programming services
  • Obtaining and screening medical/health history of members
  • Providing instruction to members-exercise and equipment use
  • Recommending fitness programs and/or special events
  • Compiling and summarizing member/program participant statistics
  • Conducting new member on-boarding programs
  • Conducts CSEP approved Fitness Assessments when required
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to new part time staff as required
  • Support group fitness operation and willingness to teach and/or moderate Group Fitness Classes when required
  • Candidates should be enthusiastic, upbeat, positive and customer-service oriented
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in Kinesiology or related or College Fitness and Lifestyle Management Program or related program
  • Possess a valid Personal Training or group fitness Certification (CanFit Pro, ACSM, CPTN, YMCA, NSCA or equivalent).
  • CSEP Certification an asset
  • 1+ year experience in Fitness/Customer Service related position
  • Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’
  • Good verbal/written communication skills, customer service skills and sensitivity to interact with a diversity of participants and staff in a courteous and efficient manner.

Core Behaviours

  • ServiceExcellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and
    engagement; leads by example.

The City of Markham is committed to inclusive, accessible and barrier free employment practices and to creating a workplace that reflects and supports the diversity of the community we serve.  Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to ensure a barrier free hiring process.

The City of Markham has established a mandatory vaccination requirement for staff related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a result, should you be a successful candidate for a position with the City of Markham you will be required to provide proof of 2 Health Canada approved vaccination doses upon a conditional offer of employment.  Should you require accommodation in accordance with the Human Rights policy with respect to your vaccine status, you will be required to disclose that at the time of conditional offer so that an accommodation can be developed prior to your start date.


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