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Campus Recreation Job Opportunities

Aquatics 

Student Rec Center Lifeguard

Description: Under general supervision, the Student Rec Center Lifeguard ensures the safety of patrons of our aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility
  • Communicates with staff and patrons effectively to ensure aquatic safety and an enjoyable experience
  • Responds well to constructive critique and coaching
  • Acts immediately and appropriately to ensure the safety of patrons in the event of an emergency
  • Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services
  • Participates in regular in-service training sessions
  • Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times
  • Maintains a high standard of customer service
  • Performs various maintenance duties as directed
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate reports
  • Completes additional duties as assigned by supervisor
Job Requirements:
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification
  • Skill in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques
  • Ability to pass pre-employment water skills evaluation as stipulated by Campus Recreation
  • Available to work weekends/holidays
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work without supervision
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions
Benefits:
  • Leadership and advancement opportunities
  • Opportunity to work year-round
  • $8.75-9.75/hour
  • Flexible work hours
  • Future employment references/recommendations
  • Extra hours and opportunities available for employees who exemplify leadership and exceed standard expectations
*Individuals interested in becoming a Campus Recreation Lifeguard MUST have a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification to be considered for employment*

Teacher/Instructor

Description:
Responsible for planning, coordinating, and teaching any combination of water skills ranging from Infant and Toddler Water-Readiness, Learn-to-Swim and water safety.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Be familiar with the American Red Cross curriculum and know how to use course materials effectively
  • Adapt teaching approaches to the age, experience, and ability of participants so they can meet course objectives
  • Provide for the health and safety of participants, including ensuring that all teaching and practice areas are free of hazards and that materials and equipment are safe
  • Communicate regularly with participants and/or parents, as appropriate, to ensure they are aware of progress
  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor
Job Requirements:
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification is preferred but not required
  • We seek individuals with teaching experience in the following program areas:
    • Parent/child attended infant, toddler and preschool classes
    • One-on-one adult and child private instruction
    • Group fitness
    • Coaching
    • Lifeguard instruction
  • Thorough knowledge and application of swimming and water safety skills
  • Thorough knowledge and application of teaching swimming and water safety skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work without supervision
Benefits: 
  • Opportunity to work year-round
  • $12-$24/hour
Apply to be a Lifeguard
Apply to be a Swim Teacher/Instructor

Club Sports Supervisor

Club Sports Supervisor

Description: The Club Sports Supervisor is a leader within the Competitive Sports Program who shows a high level of commitment to the program's success. Supervisors provide nightly supervision over Club Sports practices and assist with WVU Club hosted events. They have the authority to make decisions regarding Club Sports Programs with a focus on overall experience for employees, participants, and spectators. Shifts are based out of the Student Recreation Center, Mylan Park, and the Evansdale Recreation Fields. Students who participate in a WVU Club Sport are eligible for this position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist with the safe facilitation and organizationally monitor Club Sports Programs
  • Effectivity use technology and applications to track Club Sport data and time management (WhenToWork, Connect2, etc.)
  • Utilize Connect2 and effectively submit appropriate forms when accidents or incidents occur with participants and/or staff
  • Interact with and support all members and staff within Campus Recreation and Mylan Park
  • Enforce policies, risk management protocol, and communication with players, coaches, officials and fans
  • Respond to participant and facility emergencies while on site
  • Oversee all Club Sports operations and events held at Campus Recreation facilities on and off campus
  • Coordinate with undergraduate, graduate and professional staff members of the West Virginia Competitive Sports Program
Job Requirements:
  • Degree-seeking and enrolled at West Virginia University
  • Active participant of a Club Sport through the West Virginia University Club Sports Federation
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience working with software including: WhenToWork, Connect2, Microsoft Excel, Innosoft Fusion
  • First Aid/CPRO Certified
  • Leadership experience within a Club Sport
Benefits:
  • Leadership and advancement opportunities
  • $9.50/hour
  • Opportunity to work year-round
  • Flexible scheduling (most hours worked Sunday - Thursday nights)
Testimonial:

“I enjoy being a Club Sports Supervisor because it gives me peer management experiences and enhances my ability to provide superior customer service. Peer and conflict management were among one of my weaker leadership skills before I started this position. Along with these newly formed strengths, the Club Sports Program has allowed me to gain a better understanding of different sports and their processes. I get to work with and meet new people and leaders on campus, which is really cool.” - Larry Cook

Note: For more information on this position, please contact Competitive Sports Staff via email at competitive.sports.staff@mail.wvu.edu.
Apply to be a Club Sports Supervisor 

Group Fitness Instructors & Personal Trainers 

Group Fitness Instructor

Description: Within the department of Campus Recreation, Group Exercise Instructors plan and lead group fitness classes to individuals of varying fitness levels. They provide modifications throughout each class in order to make all participants feel successful. Group Exercise Instructors create a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants. For more information on this position, please email fitness@mail.wvu.edu.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Design fun, engaging and inclusive classes for participants of all fitness levels
  • Teach group fitness classes to students, faculty and staff of all fitness levels
Job Requirements: 
  • Applicants will be asked to provide a short demonstration (~20 minutes) of their class format and participate in an in-person interview
  • Applicants must currently hold one of the following:
    • General group fitness certification from a nationally-accredited organization (e.g., AFAA, ACE, ACSM, NETA, etc.)
    • Specialty group fitness certification (e.g., Zumba, Spinning, BODYPUMP, etc.)
Note: The SRC will periodically host general and specialty group fitness certification workshops.
Benefits:
  • $20/hr
  • Opportunity to work year round

Personal Trainers

Description: Within the department of Campus Recreation, Personal Trainers help clients set and reach their fitness goals. Personal Trainers conduct fitness assessments and design individualized exercise programs. They provide high quality customer service to each client. 

Applicants will be asked to engage in a two-part interview process consisting of a formal in-person interview combined with a practical assessment of personal training competency. For more information on this position, please email SRCPersonalTraining@mail.wvu.edu.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead clients of various ages and abilities through exercises to help them reach their wellness goals

  • Conduct consultation and comprehensive fitness assessments

Job Requirements:

  • Nationally recognized certification as a certified personal trainer (e.g., ACE, NASM, CSCS, ACSM)

  • Current CPR/First Aid certification (e.g., Red Cross, AHA, etc.)

Benefits:

  • $16/hr.

  • Opportunity to gain experience assessing and training clients of various ages

  • Opportunity to work year round

For more information on this position, please email SRCPersonalTraining@mail.wvu.edu
Request more information about group fitness/personal training 

Intramural Sports Officials

Intramural Sports Officials

Description:  Intramural Sports Officials are employed within the West Virginia University Competitive Sports Program. They are trained to provide administration and judgment of all situations that occur during Intramural Sports activities. Intramural Sports Officials make decisions based on the rules of the game, safety and risk management, WVU Intramural Sports rules differences and the mission and vision of the Campus Recreation Department. Shifts are based out of the Student Recreation Center, Mylan Park, and the Evansdale Recreation Fields. Students who are degree-seeking and enrolled at WVU are eligible for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure the safety of each participant by applying the roles of the game
  • Appraise teams of their sportsmanship during each contest
  • Interpret the principles of advantage/disadvantage during game situations
  • Prepare the facilities for each contest, including set-up/breakdown and risk management evaluation
  • Attend and show active involvement as mandated at New Hire and Sport-Specific Training sessions
  • Attend and show active involvement as required at staff meetings and in-service training
Job Requirements: 
  • Ability to work nights Sunday-Thursday
  • Capability to meet the physical requirements of the job
  • Degree-seeking and enrolled at West Virginia University
Preferred Requirements:
  • First Aid/CPRO Certified
  • Knowledge of officiated sport offerings and rules of play
Benefits: 
  • Leadership and advancement opportunities available
  • 8.75/hour
  • Opportunity to work a variety of sports year-round
  • Flexible scheduling (most hours worked Sunday-Thursday nights)
For more information on this position, please contact Competitive Sports Staff via email at competitive.sports.staff@mail.wvu.edu.
Apply to be an Intramural Sports Official  

Operations

Operations Attendant

Description: Within the department of Campus Recreation, Operations Attendants assist with overseeing the daily fitness floor and front desk operations of the Student Recreation Center. Operations Attendants gain skills and experience pertaining to customer service, time management, effective and efficient communication, and conflict resolution.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of facility access by swiping cards
  • Ensure cleanliness of equipment through regular detailing and inspection
  • Monitor fitness floors to ensure safety through consistent oversight and walkthroughs
  • Provide spotting for patrons on an as-needed basis
  • Represent the Department of Campus Recreation in a professional manner at all times
  • Provide a safe, fun and clean atmosphere for all members and guests in the facility
  • Establish and maintain a welcoming environment for all members and guests in the facility
  • Provide exemplary customer service to all members and guests
  • Enforce and execute all policies and procedures set forth by the Department
  • Respond as needed to emergency situations and follow the Emergency Action Plan
  • Make sound, time-sensitive decisions based on the Department's mission and vision
  • Provide tours to guests visiting the facility
  • Maintain accurate Pro Shop inventory and assist with re-stocking as needed
  • Maintain the quality of the facility and equipment through detailed inspection and reporting
  • Assist with special events taking place on an as-needed basis
  • Attend all requires meetings and trainings as scheduled
  • Assist with special projects and tasks as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer, AED & First Aid Certification
  • Must be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student in good academic standing at WVU
  • Previous customer service experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with others
  • Willing to work morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours as scheduled
  • Possess general knowledge of all Campus Recreation programs

Benefits:

  • $8.75/Hour
  • 10-20 Hours/Week
Apply to be an Operations Attendant

Campus Recreation Assistant

Description:  Within the Department of Campus Recreation, Campus Recreation Assistants help ensure successful delivery of all programs and services. Campus Recreation Assistants gain skills and experience pertaining to customer service, time management, effective and efficient communication and professionalism.

The Campus Recreation Assistant position is temporary and will be terminated at the conclusion of remote delivery of programming. Those in employ will have the option to apply for other positions within the Department at the conclusion of their Campus Recreation Assistant appointment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent the Department of Campus Recreation in a professional manner at all times
  • Provide a safe, fun and clean atmosphere for all members and guests
  • Establish and maintain a welcoming environment for all participants
  • Provide exemplary customer service to all participants
  • Enforce and execute all policies and procedures set forth by the Department
  • Assist with special events and programs taking place on an as needed basis
  • Set up and take down equipment for group exercise classes on the Evansdale Fields
  • Assist Group Exercise Instructors with technology needs (speakers, microphones, etc.)
  • Facilitate seamless entry and exit of students for academic classes taking place in the facility
  • Assist with operational effectives of the Field REC (Recreation Equipment Container)
  • Ensure cleanliness of equipment through regular detailing and inspection
  • Respond as needed to emergency situations and follow the Emergency Action Plan
  • Make sound, time-sensitive decisions based on the Department’s mission and vision
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings as scheduled
  • Assist with special projects and tasks as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer, AED & First Aid Certification
  • Must be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student in good academic standing at WVU
  • Previous customer service experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with others
  • Willing to work morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours as scheduled
  • Possess general knowledge of all Campus Recreation programs and services 

Benefits:

  • 5-20 Hours / Week
  • $8.75 / Hour

Note: Employees within the Department of Campus Recreation are required to maintain levels of certification based on their specific positions. It is the employee’s responsibility to attain and maintain their certifications. All certifications and trainings must be obtained prior to the first official shift.

Option for Employment Continuation:  The Campus Recreation Assistant position is temporary and will be terminated at the conclusion of remote delivery of programming. Those in employ will have the option to apply for other positions within the Department at the conclusion of their Campus Recreation Assistant appointment.


Apply to be a Campus Recreation Assistant

Youth Programs

Youth Counselor

Description: Within the department of Campus Recreation, Youth Counselors assist with the programming and oversight of all Campus Rec Kids youth programs (Summer Camp, Kids Night Out, Youth Climbing Club, etc.). Youth Counselors are expected to provide positive leadership and role modeling for all youth participants while maintaining a flexible, energetic attitude. Youth Counselors gain skills and experience pertaining to customer service, leadership, teamwork, collaboration and risk management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for executing overall program operations including teaching instructional lessons, facilitating activities, and addressing behavioral needs of youth participants
  • Provide a safe, educational, and fun experience for all youth participants
  • Establish and maintain positive and appropriate relationships with youth participants, parents/guardians, and staff
  • Represent the Department of Campus Recreation in a professional manner at all times
  • Enforce and execute all policies and procedures set-forth by the Department
  • Make sound, time-sensitive decisions based on the Department’s mission, vision, and values
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings as scheduled
  • Assist with leading, developing, planning, preparing, supervising, and other general program operations, activities, and initiatives
  • Assist with special projects and other tasks/duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer, AED & First Aid Certification
  • Policy 49 (Children on Campus Training)
  • Must be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student in good academic standing at WVU
  • Training and/or experience in one or more of the following areas are preferred: sport education, childcare, camp counseling, team building, experiential education, recreational activities and arts & crafts

Job Requirements:

  • $8.75/Hour
  • ~40 Hours/Week (Summer Camp)
Apply to be a Youth Counselor

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistant - Competitive Sports

Description:  Within the Department of Campus Recreation, Graduate Assistants collaborate with Campus Recreation staff to continue to serve the community as mentioned in our mission statement. Graduate Assistants serve on assigned Campus Recreation and University work teams or committees as needed, including provided evening and weekend operational support and event coordination when necessary. Graduate Assistants produce required information for monthly and annual reports while also submitting marketing requests within established timelines, policies and procedures.

Along with other duties as assigned, Graduate Assistants attend and participate in University, divisional and department events, programs and training. Graduate Assistants provide instruction and development opportunities for staff through training, coaching and performance evaluations that incorporate student learning outcomes. Specific outcomes include critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, quality customer service, conflict resolution, initiative, communication, innovation and other transferable skills related to the department work-integrated learning program. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide day-to-day leadership of Intramural and Club Sports programs and special events with an emphasis on risk and financial management 
  • Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation of 40 student employees including officials, supervisors and program assistants 
  • Train and advise all club officers to assist them in the administration of individual club activities, and successful compliance with campus, conference and governing bodies' policies 
  • Administer employee and participant related disciplinary action 
  • Become proficient in the use of Fusion as a management tool for Campus Recreation, specifically as it relates to program administration 
  • Implement all programs utilizing current recreational sports and student development practices 
  • Manage facility preparation for home contests, preseason preparation, master competitive schedules of clubs, weekly practice schedules and post-season playoff involvement 
  • Collaborate with Manager for Operations and Events and Associate Director regarding policies and procedures impacting all Intramural and Club sports related areas and recommend improvements to policies and guidelines 
  • Schedule and coordinate indoor and outdoor venues for programs 
  • Coordinate and oversee a risk management plan pertinent to Intramural Sports activity in order to ensure compliance with industry standard of care 
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution 
  • Admittance into a WVU graduate program 
  • American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer, AED & First Aid Certification 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail and ability to work with diverse groups 
  • Competent knowledge of general computer programs including Excel, Word PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. 
Preferred Requirements:
  • Prior experience officiating 
  • Prior supervisory or leadership experience 
  • Prior campus recreation experience 
  • Fusion 
  • Connect2 
  • When2Work
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Graduate Assistant - Fitness and Wellbeing

Description:  Within the Department of Campus Recreation, Graduate Assistants collaborate with Campus Recreation staff to continue to serve the community as mentioned in our mission statement. Graduate Assistants serve on assigned Campus Recreation and University work teams or committees as needed, including provided evening and weekend operational support and event coordination when necessary. Graduate Assistants produce required information for monthly and annual reports while also submitting marketing requests within established timelines, policies and procedures.
Along with other duties as assigned, Graduate Assistants attend and participate in University, divisional and department events, programs and training. Graduate Assistants provide instruction and development opportunities for staff through training, coaching and performance evaluations that incorporate student learning outcomes. Specific outcomes include critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, quality customer service, conflict resolution, initiative, communication, innovation and other transferable skills related to the department work-integrated learning program. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop, promote, execute and evaluate a comprehensive group exercise program including recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating instructors 
  • Serve as a personal trainer and/or teach group exercise classes as needed
  • Develop, organize and promote new and on-going group exercise special event programs and services 
  • In coordination with Office of Student Wellness units and other University entities, develop, organize and promote new and on-going special events, programs and services 
  • Instruct group exercise instructor and personal training courses      
  • Assist in researching fitness programming needs of students, faculty and staff; including long-range strategic planning pertaining to fitness and providing recommendations      
  • Provide assistance for campus-wide initiatives and support campus partners as a resource for: wellness fairs, speaking engagements for halls/departments and service on various committees 
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution 
  • Admittance into a WVU graduate program 
  • American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer, AED & First Aid Certification 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, and ability to work with diverse groups 
  • Competent knowledge of general computer programs including Excel, Word PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. 
Preferred Requirements:
  • Prior supervisory or leadership experience 
  • Prior campus recreation experience 
  • Fusion 
  • Connect2 
  • When2Work
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Graduate Assistant - Aquatics

Description:  Within the Department of Campus Recreation, Graduate Assistants collaborate with Campus Recreation staff to continue to serve the community as mentioned in our mission statement. Graduate Assistants serve on assigned Campus Recreation and University work teams or committees as needed, including provided evening and weekend operational support and event coordination when necessary. Graduate Assistants produce required information for monthly and annual reports while also submitting marketing requests within established timelines, policies and procedures.
Along with other duties as assigned, Graduate Assistants attend and participate in University, divisional and department events, programs and training. Graduate Assistants provide instruction and development opportunities for staff through training, coaching and performance evaluations that incorporate student learning outcomes. Specific outcomes include critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, quality customer service, conflict resolution, initiative, communication, innovation and other transferable skills related to the department work-integrated learning program. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, development and evaluation of approximately 60 student employees including Program Assistants, Head Lifeguards, Lifeguards and Swim Instructors
  • Coordinate and oversee aquatic special events and instructional programs to include group and private swim lessons, lifeguard training and other courses as appropriate
  • Maintain records and reports on the day-to-day operation of the pool, including daily bather load totals, water chemistry documentation and inventories
  • Handle staff payroll and assist in program area budget development
  • Develop and oversee lifeguard scheduling to include breaks and holidays
  • Develop and facilitate monthly in-service training sessions with program assistance
  • Create resource guides, procedural manuals and other tools for employee reference
  • Cover lifeguard shifts in emergency situations or get them covered
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Admittance into a WVU graduate program
  • Successful completion of criminal background check
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
Preferred Requirements:
  • Certified Pool Operator
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • Prior experience with Fusion, Connect2Concepts and When2Work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work with and lead diverse groups
  • Prior supervisory or leadership experience
  • Prior customer service experience
  • Prior campus recreation experience
  • Competent knowledge of general computer programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

Graduate Assistantship Applications:

Competitive Sports   Fitness and Wellbeing