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Campus Recreation Job Opportunities

Campus Recreation offers various employment opportunities for students:  
Special Events Intern 
Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
Guest Services 
Aquatics Department 
Intramural Officials


Special Events Intern

Campus Recreation is seeking multiple Special Event Interns.

Special Events/Operations Coordinator 1 (Internship)

Job Title: Operations Coordinator 1; Internship
Campus Recreation Contact:
Ben Orendorff- Benjamin.Orendorff@mail.wvu.edu
Colton Sanders- cwsanders@mail.wvu.edu
Number of Openings: 1
Hours per week: Up to 20
Pay Rate: Paid/Unpaid

Job Description  

Working the operational side of events held or sponsored by WVU Campus Recreation. Events range in size and times, mostly located at the Student Rec 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for creating guest satisfaction by providing efficient, effective, and extraordinary service and to ensure that patron expectations are exceeded.
  • Collaborations with Event Supervisor and other staff members to perform and execute assigned special events.
  • Communicates with other staff members about potential issues and safety hazards.  
  • Make decisions and take action that represent the Student Recreation Center in a positive way.  This includes enforcing policy and working through areas of conflict.
  • Employee will work outside job description when needed to assist other staff members throughout the Student Rec Center.  
Qualifications

Coordinator I 

  • Must be an enrolled student of WVU; preferably within a Sports Management, Physical Education, Recreation or related field. 
  • Must have the following valid certifications: 
    • Title IX training

Coordinator II

  • Must be an enrolled student of WVU; preferably within a Sports Management, Physical Education, Recreation Management or related field.
  • Must have worked one full year as a Special Events Student Staff Coordinator 1
  • Must have the following valid certifications:
    • CPR/AED certification
    • Title IX training
    • Funds handling

Specific Skills that are required to order and carry out the duties of the position:

  • Displays strong oral and written communications skills 
  • Strong guest service skills 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work independently  
  • Knowledge working with all types of personalities 
  • Ability to work with children 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Complexity and problem solving:

  • Working with Program Manager and other Special Event Staff to prepare and complete the assigned special event.

Special Events/Operations Coordinator 1

Job Title: Operations Coordinator 1
Campus Recreation Contact:
Ben Orendorff- Benjamin.Orendorff@mail.wvu.edu
Colton Sanders- cwsanders@mail.wvu.edu
Number of Openings: 2
Hours per week: Up to 20
Pay Rate: $8.75/hour

Job Description  

Working the operational side of events held or sponsored by WVU Campus Recreation. Events range in size and times, mostly located at the Student Rec 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating guest satisfaction by providing efficient, effective, and extraordinary service and to ensure that patron expectations are exceeded.
  • Collaborations with Event Supervisor and other staff members to perform and execute assigned special events.
  • Communicates with other staff members about potential issues and safety hazards.  
  • Make decisions and take action that represent the Student Recreation Center in a positive way.  This includes enforcing policy and working through areas of conflict.
  • Employee will work outside job description when needed to assist other staff members throughout the Student Rec Center.  

Qualifications  

Coordinator I 

  • Must be an enrolled student of WVU; preferably within a Sports Management, Physical Education, Recreation or related field.
  • Must have the following valid certifications:
    • Title IX training

Coordinator II

  • Must be an enrolled student of WVU; preferably within a Sports Management, Physical Education, Recreation Management or related field.
  • Must have worked one full year as a Special Events Student Staff Coordinator 1
  • Must have the following valid certifications:
    • CPR/AED certification
    • Title IX training
    • Funds handling

Specific Skills that are required to order and carry out the duties of the position:

  • Displays strong oral and written communications skills 
  • Strong guest service skills 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work independently  
  • Knowledge working with all types of personalities 
  • Ability to work with children 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Complexity and problem solving:

  • Working with Program Manager and other Special Event Staff to prepare and complete the assigned special event.

Special Events/Reservations Coordinator 1 (Internship)

Job Title: Reservations Coordinator 1; Internship
Campus Recreation Contact:
Ben Orendorff- Benjamin.Orendorff@mail.wvu.edu
Colton Sanders- cwsanders@mail.wvu.edu
Number of Openings: 1
Hours per week: Up to 20
Pay Rate: Paid/Unpaid

Job Description  

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.  

Qualifications

Coordinator I

  • Must be an enrolled student of WVU; preferably within a Marketing/Sales, Hospitality Management, Recreation Management or related field.
  • Must have the following valid certifications
    • Must have an up to date CPR/First Aid and AED certification
    • Title IX training
    • Policy 49/children on campus training

Coordinator II

  • Must be an enrolled student of WVU; preferably within a Sports Management, Hospitality management, Recreation Management or related field.
  • Must have worked one full year as a Special Events Student Staff Coordinator I
  • Must have the following valid certifications
    • CPR/AED certification
    • Title IX training
    • Policy 49/children on campus training
    • Funds Handling

Specific Skills that are required to order and carry out the duties of the position: 

  • Displays strong oral and written communications skills 
  • Strong guest service skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Knowledge working with all types of personalities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Complexity and problem solving:

  • Working with Program Manager and other Special Event Staff to prepare and complete the assigned special event.

Special Events/Reservation Coordinator 1

Job Title: Reservation Coordinator 1
Campus Recreation Contact:
Ben Orendorff- Benjamin.Orendorff@mail.wvu.edu
Colton Sanders- cwsanders@mail.wvu.edu
Number of Openings: 2
Hours per week: Up to 20
Pay Rate: $8.75/hour

Job Description  

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. 
Qualifications

Coordinator I

  • Must be an enrolled student of WVU; preferably within a Marketing/Sales, Hospitality Management, Recreation Management or related field.
  • Mus t have the following valid certifications
    • Must have an up to date CPR/First Aid and AED certification
    • Title IX training
    • Policy 49/children on campus training

Coordinator II

  • Must be an enrolled student of WVU; preferably within a Sports Management, Hospitality management, Recreation Management or related field.
  • Mu st have worked one full year as a Special Events Student Staff Coordinator I
  • Must have the following valid certifications
    • CPR/AED certification
    • Title IX training
    • Policy 49/children on campus training
    • Funds Handling

Specific Skills that are required to order and carry out the duties of the position: 

  • Displays strong oral and written communications skills
  • Strong guest service skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Knowledge working with all types of personalities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Complexity and problem solving:

  • Working with Program Manager and other Special Event Staff to prepare and complete the assigned special event. 

Apply

Group Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers

Group Fitness Instructors

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 Anna Ray, Coordinator for Fitness and Wellness, at anna.ray@mail.wvu.edu.

Guest Services

  • Student workers can be employed in guest services, as a cashier or as a facility supervisor.
  • All student workers with Campus Recreation begin in guest services.
  • Responsible for the management of the front desk, upper fitness and lower fitness 
  • Greet  visitors, swipe IDs, answer general SRC questions, handle equipment checkout and laundry services, among other miscellaneous tasks
  • Workers in upper and lower fitness are responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of fitness floors, assisting visitors and providing outstanding customer service  

Students who are employed with guest services have the opportunity to move into cashier and facility supervisor positions. Student workers who move into a cashier position are responsible for selling pro shop items, personal training packages and swim lessons, among other products. Cashiers work directly with cash, checks and credit cards.

Students who are facility supervisors hold the highest student position in the Student Recreation Center. These students are trained to handle various responsibilities in the Student Recreation Center including responding to injury, suspicious activity, confrontation, writing up student employees and working directly with other university employees, among other tasks that assists GAs and full-time staff.

Apply 

Aquatics Department 

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.


Apply to be a Lifeguard
Apply to be a Swim Teacher/Instructor

Intramural Officials

Do you enjoy playing sports and competing? Come join the best work environment on campus! Intramural Sport Officials have the ability to officiate and play in the league.     

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 learn to problem-solve, manage conflict, build confidence, and gain a new perspective of the sport not many people are willing to explore.    

  • No experience necessary - training is provided

  • Leadership and advancement opportunities available    

  • Rate of pay is $8.75/hour    

  • Varying sports offered    
  • Positions available year-round      
Requirements:   
  • Ability to work nights and Sunday afternoons/evenings; minimum of 2 nights per week.
  • Attendance at all officials' meetings and clinics to learn rules, mechanics, and positioning
  • Ability to manage critical incidents as necessary, officiate highly competitive games, and perform other special duties as assigned
  • Desire to learn and participate   
  • Upholding and enforcement of WVU Campus Recreation policies and procedures, including sportsmanship throughout the contest      
Preferred Qualifications:   
  • Certifications (i.e. First Aid/CPR; Coaching; Officiating)  
  • Knowledge of the sport and rules of play  
  • Officiating experience, multiple if applicable
Apply 

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