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Personal Trainer

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For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WG4886 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Position Information

Position Information

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Job Category Student Wage / Non-Student Wage
Role (State) Job Title Personal Trainer
Working Title Personal Trainer
Job Type Part-Time
Position Number WG4886
Recruit Number Staff - 8536
Working Hours Various shifts available
Location Prince William, VA
Other Location
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Personal Trainer

The George Mason University Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, on the Science and Technology (formerly Prince William) campus, invites applications for a Personal Trainer. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


The incumbent will be required to conduct personal and group training sessions in a safe and professional manner. Fitness assessments, progressive session programming, client documentation, and the appropriate session format to fit the needs of the client will be expected. Trainers will also be expected to generate revenue through consistent client base and marketing to new clients.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a personal training certification by an NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies) accredited organization; and
  • Current (or be willing to obtain) CPR/First Aid/AED (automated external defibrillator) certifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in exercise science or a related subject, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) ;
  • Energetic, dependable and flexible; and
  • Proven skills in program design and fitness testing, fitness equipment use, and light maintenance.

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WG4886 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: February 28, 2018; this is a nonbinding date; this position may close at any time.
Posting Date 01/31/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? No
Mason Ad Statement

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Supplemental Questions

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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents