Student Staff

If you are interested in being employed in Campus Recreation, please fill out the application below.  We hire for our positions each semester, so if you didn’t get a callback, you will need to complete and submit a new application, as to keep your information up to date.  We keep all applications on file and look through them, first, once a position comes open.  If you have any questions about the status of your application please contact the Assistant Director over the specific area in which you have an interest in.  Thank you for your interest in our positions.

Student Worker Application

 

Description of Duties and Qualifications

 

COPA
Duties – This is a MANUAL LABOR oriented job.  Basic duties are equipment inventory and accountability, equipment check-out and turn-in, equipment serviceability and cleaning, instructional training of equipment and activities, trip and/or activities guides, and other duties as needed.  Work occasional evenings, weekends, and university breaks based on program offerings and schedule.
Qualifications – Mountain bike trail riding, basic bicycle upkeep and repair, and laws for bicycle use.  Canoeing/kayaking experience, watercraft/waterway laws of use, and hiking/camping experience.  Knowledge of state and national parks, campsite preparation, animal/plant identification, outdoor navigation, first aid, and CPR.  Knowledge in Microsoft Office, instructional training, and supervisory experience.

OUTDOOR FACILITIES
Duties –  This is a MANUAL LABOR oriented job.   Basic duties are equipment inventory and accountability, equipment serviceability, and cleaning, pull maintenance on equipment, instructional training of equipment, and knowledge of equipment operations, and other duties as needed.   Work a 20 hour week, with an occasional weekend duty, and university breaks based on program offerings and schedule.
Qualifications – Strong will to work on outside manual labor, knowledge on zero-radius mowers, acquaintance with operating tractors, four-wheel drive vehicles, and the use of edgers and weed eaters.   Each worker will be thoroughly trained on each piece of equipment, and have all protective equipment at their disposal for use (gloves, goggles, noise protectors, and outdoor wear).

GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR
Duties – Number one priority when teaching class is safety.  Prepare a variety of workout routines that are safe and progressive in intensity, while offering a variety of modifications that accommodate all levels of fitness.  Arrive 5-10 minutes before the start time of a class to prep and set-up. Provide legally purchased, content appropriate music for the exercise format.
Qualifications – All instructors (certified or not) must audition for all teaching positions.  Maintain CPR/AED/FA certification for class safety. Certifications/Licenses must be maintained at their own expense.  Demonstrate the ability to move rhythmically to the beat of the music including the ability to incorporate optimal usage of cuing, tempo, choreography, and safe transitional movements from one pattern to another.  Instructors must have a basic working knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology and training principles. Instructors must demonstrate a high sufficient degree of energy, and have the endurance to complete each fitness class.

LIFEGUARD
Duties – Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure the safety of patrons in the event of an emergency. Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
Qualifications – Must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid certification.  Preferred Experience: At least one season as a lifeguard.

MARKETING
Duties – Creating content for the Department of Campus Recreations that will be published among our Social Media sites.
Qualifications – Preferably a student studying Marketing or Mass Communications.  Needs experience in the following programs: Adobe Photoshop, Word Press, Canva, Facebook, and Instagram.  Preferred skills include: Photography and Print Media

CHALLENGE COURSE
Duties – This is a MANUAL LABOR oriented job. Work as part of a team to safely lead diverse groups through the challenge course. This includes; introducing challenges, safely instructing, directing, and facilitating constructive discussion to promote the safe expansion of group problem-solving abilities. Other duties include; understanding facility function, tying all necessary knots, performing rescues, participating in equipment training, usage, inspection, inventory and accountability, and working weekdays/evenings and weekends, per CC reservation.
Qualifications – Must be organized, experienced, compassionate, and exceptional communicators. Applicants must have the American Heart Association “Heart Saver” certification or ability to acquire, complete CC Practitioner Training upon hire, and be flexible to work a reservation basis. Physical requirements include moving from obstacle to obstacle, standing/walking for long periods, climbing structures as needed, using ladders, performing overhead work, repetitively using your hands, bending/stooping, kneeling/squatting, reaching/grasping, pushing/pulling and lifting at least 35 lbs.

FRONT DESK ATTENDANT
Duties – Providing customer service to the patrons of the HPER Fitness Center and the Department of Campus Recreation and ensuring all entering the facility are authorized or eligible.  Other duties include providing information via the telephone, conducting various monetary transactions, enforcing policies, assisting with building cleanliness, and overseeing the use of department equipment to patrons.  Some manual labor is required during the set up of various recreational events.
Qualifications – Thorough operational knowledge of the Department Campus Recreation, to include the various entities of the department, in order to provide information to all inquiries.  Customer service skills (i.e. friendly personality, communicate effectively, handle stressful situations), able to work in a fast pace environment, certification in American Red Cross CPR/ First Aid/AED, and a current full-time student.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS OFFICIAL
Duties – Some sports require ACTIVE LABOR (i.e. jog, run, and/or sprinting). Implement policies and playing rules in order to maintain an appropriate level of control, fairness, and safety during Intramural Sports.
Qualifications – No prior experience necessary, but preferred skills include familiarity with a sport (as a player or coach). Previous officiating experience, but training clinics to NIRSA rules are offered.  Must attend appropriate training sessions, complete rules exams, and on-field/on-court evaluations before being hired. Oral and written communication skills. Willingness to learn, positive attitude, hustle, ability to accept feedback, willingness to improve throughout the season.

FITNESS CENTER FLOOR ATTENDANT
Duties – Provides a clean, safe and friendly workout environment for the users of the HPER Fitness Center. Fitness Attendants are responsible for providing quality orientations for all first time users of the HPER Center.
Qualifications – Experience and interest in the fitness/wellness field.  Written and verbal communication skills and the ability to deliver presentations.  Good organizational skills and be efficient at multitasking. Ability to take initiative, work individually or in group settings.

FITNESS ASSESSOR
Duties – Assess, motivate, and educate members following proper guidelines for testing and exercise prescription. This position is responsible for conducting fitness assessments for the campus community and providing a basic program to help members get started with a basic workout program based on assessment results and their personal goals. This position has the potential of moving into a personal training role should they master fitness assessments and receive an accredited personal training certification from a reputable organization.
Qualifications – Completion of Testing and Prescription class or equivalent.  Written and verbal communication skills and the ability to deliver presentations.  Good organizational skills and be efficient at multitasking. Ability to take initiative, work individually, or in group settings.  Customer service oriented. Motivated, energetic, enthusiastic, with a desire to succeed and see others succeed.

PERSONAL TRAINER
Duties – Assess, motivate, and educate clients following proper guidelines for testing and exercise prescription. This position will not only be responsible for potentially taking on existing clients, but will also be responsible for growing their own clientele and business through the HPER and teaching HPER Center members the benefits of personal training and working out.
Qualifications – Accredited personal training certification (ACSM, NASM, The Cooper Institute, ISSA, etc.).  Written and verbal communication skills and the ability to deliver presentations. Good organizational skills and be efficient at multitasking.  Ability to take initiative, work individually, or in group settings. Customer service oriented. Motivated, energetic, enthusiastic, with a desire to succeed and see others succeed.

NUTRITION ADVISER
Duties – Assess, motivate, and educate members following proper guidelines for diet and nutritional intake. This position is responsible for conducting nutrition education for the campus community and providing basic information to help with nutritional goals. This position is great for those wanting to pursue a career in nutrition counseling.
Qualifications – Nutrition major at UCA having completed classes up to Sports Nutrition.  Written and verbal communication skills and the ability to deliver presentations.  Good organizational skills and be efficient at multitasking. Ability to take initiative, work individually or in group settings.  Customer service oriented. Motivated, energetic, enthusiastic, with a desire to succeed and see others succeed.