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Campus Recreation Job Opportunities

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

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

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
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 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

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.

Apply to be an Operations Attendant

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
Apply to be a Youth Counselor

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