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Sports Performance Coach/Personal Trainer
Jewish Community Center of Schenectady
2565 Balltown Rd.
Niskayuna, NY 12309

Principal Responsibilities:

Position Summary:

The Sports Performance Coach/Personal Trainer reports to the Sports and Wellness Director and Fitness Director and will provide a safe and effective exercise routine for all members seeking their guidance. S/he will also collaborate closely with the fitness director, other personal trainers, floor associates and babysitting staff to provide the best experience possible for our members and guests. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to multi-task and provide a comprehensive exercise prescription for their clients. Must have an overall positive attitude, great sense of fun and must present a professional image both internally and externally at all times. Take the next step in your career!

Key Responsibilities:


Create and demonstrate a safe and effective exercise program for members of the Schenectady JCC in accordance with the fitness center director.

Maintain professional standards among clients. These standards include: punctuality, proper attire, and the creation and maintenance of a friendly, safe, and motivating training relationship.

Instruct and coach both groups and individuals in various exercises and activities.

Help clients assess their physical fitness levels and encourage and help them set and reach their fitness goals.

Motivate clients and team members.

Identify specific training needs.

Construct instructional programs customized to each client.

Customer Service:

Use excellent customer service skills, establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, members and all members of the general public.

Greet each member and guest with a smile and personalized comment.

Attempt to know each participants name and their individualized fitness goals.

Develop relationships with members and encourage success of their personal goals in order to strengthen bond with the Schenectady JCC.

Market future programs in the Sports and Wellness Department by engaging in conversations with customers.


Maintain certifications through continuing education.

Put equipment away after use.

Monitor and communicate client progress with the client and fitness director when required.

Serve as a knowledgeable and responsible information source to all members.

Keep accurate records of all personal training sessions.

Maintain confidentiality of client information.

Contact and set up initial meeting within two days of receiving information from Fitness Director.

Attend all staff and training meetings.

Report to the Fitness Director with any questions or concerns regarding clients issues.

Market future programs to members in Sports and Wellness Department.


Attend and participate in all staff meetings.

Be highly organized, flexible, and creative, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create effective tracking systems and adhere to deadlines

Ability to work well independently and under deadlines; highly organized; mature

Proven ability to juggle multiple priorities and move quickly from one project to another while meeting deadlines

Competitive Salary and outstanding benefit package

A positive attitude, hard worker who also enjoys having fun!

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. This document is not to be considered a contract for employment nor a guarantee of continued employment. This job description is to be used as a guideline to describe the current functions and requirements of the position. The job description may change at any time based on business needs and/or job reorganization.

Minimum Qualifications:


Current CPR/AED and first aid certification required.

A positive, up beat spirit, can do attitude and great sense of fun.

Certified personal trainer certificate from recognized authority.

Group Exercise Certification preferred.

Agency Information:

Since 1921, SJCC has served the Niskayuna and greater Schenectady area as a community center, an educational resource, a Jewish cultural touchpoint, and a fitness facility where everyone is welcome! SJCC is ranked the largest Child Care Center in the Capital Region by the Albany Business Review for the past three years and is the largest Silver Sneakers provider in Schenectady County. In addition, SJCC offers a full calendar of cultural programs, adult classes, pre?school, afterschool and summer camp programs, and family?friendly and inclusive events.