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Campus Recreation Job Opportunities

Campus Recreation offers various employment opportunities for students:  
Aquatics Department 
Graduate Assistantship
Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
Guest Services 
Intramural Official
KidZone Classroom Supervisor
Special Events Intern

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

Graduate Assistantships

Positions Descriptions:

Graduate Assistant - Competitive Sports

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
  • 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 
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 experience officiating 
  • Prior supervisory or leadership experience 
  • Prior campus recreation experience 
  • Fusion 
  • Connect2 
  • When2Work
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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 
  • Fusion 
  • Connect2 
  • When2Work
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Graduate Assistant - Operations and Events

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
  • Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, development, and evaluation of approximately 80-90 student employees including Program Assistants, Facility Supervisors, Guest Service Staff, Youth Counselors, and Event Staff 
  • Oversee Front Desk operations including patron access, guest pass sales, equipment checkout, Pro Shop sales, towel, and laundry services 
  • Oversee Fitness Floor operations including equipment cleaning and maintenance, spotting, policy development, and enforcement 
  • Oversee and develop Youth Programs including Summer Camp, Youth Climbing Club, Kids Night Out, etc. 
  • Oversee event operations including reservations, invoices, set up and take down, and day of operations
  • Handle staff payroll and assist in program area budget development 
  • Create resource guides, procedural manuals, and other tools for employee reference 
  • Collaborate across department program areas to ensure Operations, Youth Programming, and Event staff maintain current and accurate knowledge of programs, services, facility hours, events, and policies 
  • Maintain equipment inventory and make recommendations for purchases 
  • Conduct facility inspections and communicate maintenance or custodial needs
Required Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution 
  • Admittance into a WVU graduate program
  • Successful completion of criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications 
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Instructor
  • Prior experience with Fusion, Connect2Concepts, When2Work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, 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.
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Graduate Assistantship Applications:

Competitive Sports  
Fitness and Wellbeing 
Operations and Events 

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

Overview

Within the department of Campus Recreation, Guest Services assist with overseeing the daily fitness floor and front desk operations of the Student Recreation Center. Guest Services gain skills and experience pertaining to customer service, time management, effective and efficient communication, and conflict resolution. The following responsibilities listed below will be executed under the supervision of the Operations and Events Coordinator and Graduate Assistant(s).

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 walk-throughs
  • 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
  • Establish and maintain a welcoming environment for all members and quests 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, vision, and values
  • 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 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
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.

Apply 

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 

KidZone Classroom Supervisor

Position description

Student will work with children between the ages of six weeks and eight years and undergraduate college students who are classroom teachers. The ideal applicant will also be professional, dependable, and have significant hands-on group setting experience with children of this age range. The person assuming this role will be responsible for supervising student employees, registering new families, assisting with lesson planning, organizing, sanitizing, and maintaining a safe and high quality learning environment in the MKZ classroom. Be receptive to additional duties as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements 

  • Experience with children and families; highest consideration is given to eligible students in Child Development & Family Studies, Early Childhood Education, or a related field 
  • Have prior experience working with children and families 
  • Supervision experience
  • Be available to work evening and weekend shifts, as well as over university breaks 
  • Successfully pass background check and criminal clearances 
  • Attain and maintain adult AND pediatric CPR & First Aid certifications. 
  • Complete mandatory Protect Children & Title IX trainings. 
  • Be available to start training immediately 

Specific Shifts Available (Days and Hours)

Available during Mountaineer KidZone  hours of operation .

Candidate does not need to be available for all shifts. However, candidates must be available for Monday evening (4-7pm) and Friday (9:30am-12:00pm) shifts  - will work with schedule to fill in other open shifts.  Preferably at least 2-3 shifts per week. Additional times (flexible schedule) outside of operational hours to lesson plan, sanitize, organize, do laundry.

To apply, please submit your resume and letter of interest detailing work experience to   vicki.hoover@mail.wvu.edu

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

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