25 May 2023

Gym Manager at Kepler’s

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Job Description

Gym Manager


Since Kepler’s launch in 2013, we are building a model of accessible and quality higher education. We provide a different kind of education – one that combines in-person, online, and on-the-job learning in service of a singular goal: decent jobs for young Africans. And we have been successful, with more than 90% of scholars employed within six months of graduating. Through a partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), Kepler has enrolled more than 1,000 students across our campuses (Kigali and the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda).

We have entered into a dynamic and challenging time at Kepler. In 2022, Kepler has been accredited in Rwanda through Kepler College and we are expanding our academic offerings and programs in Rwanda and Ethiopia.


To complete our sports infrastructure, including a basketball court and a football pitch, Kepler is proud to have built a state-of-the-art Gym Facility where over 1,000 students and staff members will be able to engage in a diverse range of workouts, both strength and cardio training.

We are now seeking a motivated and experienced Gym Manager to oversee the setup and day-to-day operations of our new gym facility. This role requires strong leadership and organizational skills, as well as a passion for fitness and the ability to provide training and coaching to gym members. The Gym Manager will be responsible for managing the team, coordinating the gym setup process, implementing fitness programs, and ensuring exceptional customer service.

 Job Responsibilities  

Gym Setup and Management:

  • Oversee the setup and organization of the gym facility, including arranging the equipment, creating workout areas, and ensuring a clean and safe environment.
  • Coordinate with suppliers and vendors to procure necessary equipment and materials.
  • Develop and implement efficient operational procedures and policies.
  • Manage day-to-day operations, including opening and closing procedures, scheduling, and staff management.

Team Leadership:

  • Hire, and train gym staff members, including personal trainers, group fitness instructors, and front desk staff.
  • Provide ongoing guidance, support, and coaching to the team to ensure high performance and adherence to gym standards.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive work culture that promotes teamwork, collaboration, and professional growth.

Fitness Coaching and Training:

  • Develop and implement fitness programs that cater to the needs and goals of gym members.
  • Provide personalized training and coaching sessions to individuals or groups to help them achieve their fitness objectives.
  • Ensure proper instruction and guidance on exercise techniques, safety protocols, and equipment usage.
  • Motivate and inspire gym members to maintain a regular workout routine and make progress toward their fitness goals.

Customer Service:

  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with gym members, addressing their inquiries, concerns, and feedback promptly and professionally.
  • Ensure a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for all gym users.
  • Monitor member satisfaction and implement strategies to enhance the overall gym experience.

Administrative Tasks:

  • Maintain accurate records of memberships, attendance, and equipment maintenance.
  • Handle scheduling of fitness classes, personal training sessions, and staff shifts.

Candidate Profile/Education/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Exercise Science, or a related field is preferred but not mandatory
  • Proven experience in gym management or a similar role
  • Certified Personal Trainer or Fitness Instructor certification is highly desirable.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of fitness principles, exercise techniques, and safety protocols.
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and adapt in a dynamic environment.
  • Passion for fitness and a commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Reports to: To be defined

Application Deadline: June 22nd, 2023

Note: Kepler is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promoting equality and enhancing our organizational capability. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, or other category protected by law.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 30th May, 2023.

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