Oregon Health & Science University

Fitness Instructor - Flex

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
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Position Type
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AFSCME union represented
March Wellness & Fitness Center
Salary Range
$32.16 - $44.15 per hour

Department Overview

Come work at Oregon's #1 ranked hospital!

OHSU is more than Oregon's only comprehensive academic health center. It’s an entire community of people dedicated to a single cause. Each of us are here to improve the health and well-being of people in Oregon, and beyond. Our core values of quality, service, transparency and diversity are essential in what we do, but ultimately important because of why we are here. We are here to serve. We are here to innovate. We are here to lead. We are looking forward to the dynamic impact you will make by joining OHSU.


The purpose of this position is to support the development and delivery of fitness programs and to provide instruction and leadership to group exercise classes. Provide a safe, enriching environment, and build relationships with members. Instruct members on proper exercise techniques.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Teach a variety of group exercise classes. Greet members by name. Evaluate, correct, and instruct members on proper exercise techniques. Proactively provide appropriate direction to members performing dangerous or harmful exercises. Maintain a safe and clean environment for members.
  • Design and lead special programs as necessary
  • Assist in planning, coordination, presentation and promotion of programs, classes, and events
  • Respond to all emergencies

Required Qualifications

  • Experience providing strength training, cardiovascular, and flexibility training principles and techniques. Prior aerobic instruction, strength and/or dance experience. Skill in instructing and leading large groups.
  • Strong customer service skills. Strong leadership abilities. Strong  organizational skills. Excellent communication skills. Ability to  communicate to members and staff in a courteous, friendly and professional manner. Ability to project and promote a healthy image. Ability to work independently, multi-task, be flexible and meet deadlines.

  • Certification through a national organization such as ACSM, NSCA, NASM, ACE, AFAA. BLS HeartCode or CPR/AED certification.

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • BS in exercise science or related field.
  • Two years experience in the fitness industry.
  • First Aid certification.

Additional Details

This position requires a high level of physical activity, including standing for extended periods of time, demonstrating equipment use, and spotting. Ability to lift a minimum of 80 pounds essential.


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