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Campus Recreation Job Opportunities

Campus Recreation offers various employment opportunities for students:  
Aquatics
Club Sports Supervisor
Graduate Assistantships
Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
Intramural Sports Official
Operations
Youth Programs

Aquatics

Student Rec Center Lifeguard

Expectations and Opportunities: We hold our employees to a certain standard and expect them to carry themselves in a manner that is professional and sensitive to others, as we are a diverse university with multicultural ideologies and policies. We expect our employees to be able to communicate with staff and patrons effectively to ensure aquatic safety and an enjoyable experience for our patrons. We expect our employees to be coachable and open to constructive critique; this environment is constantly changing to better fit the needs of our university community. Extra hours and opportunities are available for employees who exemplify leadership and exceed the standard of expectation.

Description: Under general supervision, ensures the safety of patrons of our aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
  2. Provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  3. Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service.
  4. Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.
  5. Prepares and maintains appropriate reports.
  6. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  7. Attends in-service training sessions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  1. Current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification
  2. Skill in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques
  3. Ability to pass pre-employment water skills evaluation as stipulated by Campus Recreation
  4. Available to work weekends/holidays
  5. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  6. Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures
  7. Self-motivated with the ability to work without supervision
  8. Ability to lead and motivate staff
  9. Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions
Benefits:
  1. Leadership role
  2. Flexible hours
  3. Good pay
  4. Great experience/resume builder
  5. Increased social opportunities
  6. Future employment references/recommendations

*Individuals interested in becoming a Campus Recreation lifeguard MUST have a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification to be considered for employment*

Teacher/Instructor

Expectations and Opportunities: 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 and lifeguard instruction. Experience is preferred for all position but not required. We hold our instructors to a certain standard and expect them to carry themselves in a manner that is professional and sensitive to others, as we are a diverse university with multicultural ideologies and policies. We expect our employees to be coachable and open to constructive critique; this environment is constantly changing to better fit the needs of our clients.


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Graduate Assistantships

Positions Descriptions:

Graduate Assistant - Fitness and Wellbeing

Campus Recreation Professional Duties
  • Collaborate with Campus Recreation staff to help department make the impact mentioned in our mission and vision statements 
  • Serves on assigned Campus Recreation and university work teams or committees as needed 
  • Provide evening and weekend operational support and event coordination as needed 
  • Produces required information for monthly and annual reports 
  • 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 
  • Attend and participate in University, Divisional, and Departmental events, programs, and training 
  • Submit marketing requests within established timelines, policies, and procedures 
  • Other duties as assigned 
Area Specific Duties
  • Develop, promote, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive group exercise program including recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating instructors 
  • Develop, promote, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive personal training program including recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating trainers
  • 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 provides 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 

Required Qualifications 
  • 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 Qualifications   
  • Prior supervisory or leadership experience 
  • Prior campus recreation experience 
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Fitness and Wellbeing 

Club Sports Supervisors

Club Sports Supervisor

Our Club Sports Supervisors assist clubs with their practices and events taking place in the Student Recreation Center, at the Evansdale Recreation Fields, and at Mylan Park. As a Supervisor, you will develop problem-solving skills, manage risks, lead your peers, and strengthen communication skills.

If you have experience participating in a Club Sport, then you are qualified for the position. Leadership and advancement opportunities are available. The rate of pay is $9.50/hour with the opportunity to work year-round.

Requirements
  • Experience with Club Sports
  • Ability to work nights Sunday-Thursday and occasional weekends
  • Capability to meet the physical requirements of the job
Preferred Qualification
  • Certifications (i.e. First Aid, CPRO)
  • Leadership Experience
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 meet new people and leaders on campus, which is really cool.” - Larry Cook

For more information on this position, please contact Competitive Sports Staff via email at competitive.sports.staff@mail.wvu.edu.

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Group Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers

Group Fitness Instructor

Applicants must currently hold one or more 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.)

Applicants will also be asked to provide a short demonstration (~20 minutes) of their class format and participate in an in-person interview. The SRC will periodically host general and specialty group fitness certification workshops.

Personal Trainers

Applicants must hold:

  • 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.)
  • Applicants with additional specialty credentialing are encouraged to apply

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. The SRC will periodically host general and specialty personal trainer certification workshops and professional development sessions.

For more information or to apply to be a group fitness instructor or a personal trainer, please send your resume to Kassidy Hays, Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Wellbeing, at kassidy.hays@mail.wvu.edu.

Intramural Sports Officials

Intramural Sports Officials

We are looking for hardworking individuals with an interest in sports who perform well in a team environment. Becoming a sports official is a great way to learn transferable skills that will prepare you for any work field. As an official, you will develop problem-solving skills, manage conflict, build confidence, and gain a new perspective on sport.

There is no experience necessary - training is provided. Leadership and advancement opportunities are available. The rate of pay is $8.75/hour with the opportunity to work a variety of sports year-round. 

Requirements 
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to work nights Sunday-Thursday
  • Capability to meet the physical requirements of the job
Preferred Qualifications
  • Certifications (i.e. First Aid, CPRO)
  • Knowledge of the sport and rules of play 
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

Campus Recreation Assistant

POSITION INFORMATION

Job Title: Campus Recreation Assistant

Department: Campus Recreation

Office/Division: Student Well-being / Student Life

Reports To: Coordinator, Operations and Events  Graduate Assistant(s), Operations and Events

Hours Per Week: 5-20/week

Pay Rate: $8.75/hr

OVERVIEW

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 following responsibilities listed below will be executed under the supervision of the Operations and Events Coordinator and Graduate Assistant(s).

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 

CERTIFICATIONS/TRAINING*

  • American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer, AED & First Aid Certification

*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.


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Facility Maintenance Technician

  • Perform routine fitness equipment maintenance, including inspecting cables, machine lubrication, upholstery care, and additional preventative maintenance
  • Ensure proper organization and upkeep of all facility spaces including fitness studios, fitness floors, and activity areas
  • Serve as CPR/First Aid responder for all on-site medical emergencies while on shift
  • Inspect and document the functionality of all equipment and facility spaces and communicate immediate issues to professional maintenance staff
  • Replace sanitation wipes throughout both facilities to promote a culture of cleanliness and quality
  • Support facility supervisor with special event setups and breakdowns

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Event Operations Coordinator

Within the department of Campus Recreation, Special Events Operations work the operational side of events held or sponsored by WVU Campus Recreation. Events range in size and times, mainly located at the Student Recreation Center. Operations will be individual or team setting. Mostly evenings and weekends. This is an entry level position with eligibility for advancement in the upper coordinator levels. Special Events employees gain skills and experience pertaining to customer service, leadership, teamwork, collaboration, and risk management. Special Events employees will gain experience with Recreational equipment/inflatables such as, Bubble Soccer, Zorbs, Log Rolls, Human Bowling, Human Foosball etc. The following responsibilities listed below will be executed under the supervision of the Operations and Events Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for creating guest satisfaction by providing efficient, effective, and extraordinary service and to ensure that patron expectations are exceeded.
  • Responsible for executing overall program operations including facilitating activities, and addressing behavioral needs of participants.
  • 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

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Operations Attendant

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.

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Recervations Coordinator

Works on the reservations side of events held or sponsored by WVU Campus Recreation. Job includes but not limited to assistance in logistics, development, communications and sales of events.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the promotion and selling of all aspects of events, upselling add on activates and making alternative suggestions as needed.
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of the products and services offered by Campus Recreation.
  • Responsible for checking in appointments, booking services, and checking out appointments daily.
  • Response and follow up on generated leads and clients in a timely manner to inform, update, confirm, follow up and other levels of communication via email or phone ensuring that any special requests are communicated and ensured.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in meeting potential clients for site visits and for planning meetings prior to the event, at the guest’s convenience, which could include weekend and evening appointments.
  • Constructing contracts, obtaining signatures and issuing invoices.
  • Make decisions and take action that represent Campus Recreation in a positive way.
  • Employee will work outside job description when needed to assist other staff members throughout the Student Rec Center.

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Youth Programs

Youth Counselor

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.

Deadline to apply is April 5th
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