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Cornell University

Fitness Monitor Position

Thank you for your interest in working with us at the Cornell Fitness Centers. We have concluded hiring for the Spring 24 semester and are currently fully staffed. Our next hiring round will focus on staffing for summer of ‘24 (May 28- August 18) we will likely begin hiring and onboarding around April 12. Successful applicants must be able to work at least 4 hours per week for at least 4 weeks of the summer. If interested and available please fill out the pre application survey Here

No interview required!

Student Application  Student Athletic Serv Asst I (Student Positions)

Non-Student Application Temporary Fitness Operations Assistant (Non-Student Positions)

Purpose or Role of the Fitness Monitor Position Within the Organization

Fitness Monitors staff the Cornell Fitness Centers (CFC) facilities during operating hours. They are CFC. No Fitness Monitors = no open fitness centers.  While on shift, Fitness Monitors ensure the environment is safe for participants, provide customer service duties, and enforce Cornell Fitness Centers policies.

Duties/Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Maintain a positive and helpful attitude, and model a positive environment
  • Ensure the environment is safe for participants by circulating and proactively monitoring for safety concerns.
  • Be attentive to assisting participants.
  • Understand, and enforce all CFC policies and procedures in a firm, fair, and consistent manner.
  • Demonstrate customer service skills by being enthusiastic, personable, and comfortable engaging with participants.
  • Demonstrate willingness to learn.
  • Anticipate schedule demands and manage time effectively.
  • Attend mandatory and optional staff training classes.
  • Feel comfortable using and demonstrating all the equipment.
  • Answer questions and be able to direct comments and questions to the right people.
  • Clean the fitness center and equipment.
  • Be a responder in the event of an emergency.
  • Be familiar with CFC emergency procedures and be confident in their implementation.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Have Fun!

Required Qualifications/Skills/Experience

  • Student Fitness Monitors must work a minimum of 5 hours and up to a maximum of 19 hours per week during the entire academic year. 
  • New hires must complete a mandatory Federal I-9 and will need one document from column A, OR, one document from column B and C (two documents total) on the 1-9 acceptable documents list
    • All documents must originals and unexpired
    • No photocopies or digital pictures
  • New employees will be required to obtain current CPR, AED, and First Aid certification from the American Red Cross.  Certifications must be obtained within the first semester of employment.  Training is available through CFC.
  • It is preferred for applicants to have at least two consecutive semesters of employment availability. 
  • Presentable appearance including staff shirt and nametag for all shifts.
  • Employees will be required to add or obtain the Slack app for workplace communications. 

Student Athletic Serv Asst I (Student Positions)

Rate of Pay: $15.00/hour.  Free membership to Cornell Fitness Centers after completion of semester hours requirement.

Employer:  Recreational Services

Employer Address: 163 Cradit Farm Drive, Ithaca, NY 14853

Employing Department:  Cornell Fitness Centers

Physical Work Location(s): Helen Newman Hall, Teagle Hall (2 facilities), Toni Morrison Hall, Noyes Community Recreation Center

Supervisor: Michael Sawyer and Jeremy Stewart

Dates of Employment:  August through May.  Employment June and July is optional and available

Questions? Please contact