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student job descriptions
Updated 4/11/14

student role descriptions

aquatics

Lifeguard*

(*Must be certified prior to applying): In addition to holding a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding or Shallow Water Lifeguarding Certification that includes FA/CPR/AED, lifeguards will ensure patron safety through effective surveillance and assistance to victims in all emergency situations. The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course is offered through Recreational Sports.

Typical hiring periods include fall, spring, & summer semesters.

Swim Instructor*

(*Must be certified prior to employment): Teach clients of all ages and skill levels swimming and water safety while promoting active and healthy lifestyles through water activities. The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course is offered through Recreational Sports.

Typical hiring periods include fall, spring, & summer semesters.

Meet Management

Responsible for operating the Omni-Sport Pro 2000 timing system per FINA, NCAA, Big Ten, or USA Swimming regulations or designated meet officials instruction and/or the Hy-Tek 5.0 Meet Management software. Position is also responsible for record keeping as the official scorekeeper of the meet in accordance with FINA, NCAA, Big Ten, and USA Swimming regulations and as instructed by the assigned meet official for the successful operations of our Swimming & Diving events.

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Climbing & Challenge Education

Boiler Challenge Facilitator

Work collaboratively with other challenge course staff to plan, frontload, facilitate and debrief initiatives and elements for diverse and dynamic populations with the goal of teaching teamwork, communication, trust, and responsibility in an experiential environment.

Typical hiring period occurs within the first two weeks of the fall semester.

Climbing Wall Belay Staff

Work on the "front lines" for the climbing wall. Interact directly with Climbing Wall participants by performing check-in responsibilities, providing belays and creating an atmosphere that promotes the mental and physical safety of all participants and staff. Most participants' first interaction with climbing will be facilitated by the Belay Staff so it is essential to provide a warm welcome and thorough orientation of Climbing Wall policies as well as (when necessary) providing an introduction to Indoor Rock Climbing as a whole.

Typical hiring periods include fall & spring semester.

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Club Sports

Club Sports Supervisor

Provide event management for club sports within the Division of Recreational Sports, such as rugby, soccer, judo, fencing, volleyball, and more. In addition to assisting with basic office administration, must be able to work nights and weekends, indoor and outdoor.

Typical hiring period occurs in the spring semester.

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FACILITY OPERATIONS

Facility Attendant

Responsible for maintaining building security and safety for Recreational Sports facilities. Assist the Facility Manager in monitoring and enforcing policies in a designated zone of the building. Address safety concerns as they arise. Interact directly with patrons and provide the highest level of customer service at all times. Assist with preventative maintenance plan for the facilities, including cleaning tasks and minor repairs. Assist with event and program coordination.

Typical hiring periods include fall & spring semesters.

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FITNESS & WELLNESS

Fitness Consultant

Responsible for the facilitation of equipment orientations and fitness clinics. They also assist with overall policy enforcement, provide spotting assistance, and basic advisement regarding form, technique, and general fitness questions.

Typical hiring periods include fall & spring semesters.

Personal Trainer*

Develop and implement personalized exercise programs, provide fitness assessments, one-on-one buddy training, participate in continuing education opportunities. Must be certified through a nationally-recognized Personal Trainer certification process. The ACE (American Council on Exercise) PT prep course is offered every Fall Semester.

Typical hiring periods include fall, spring, & summer semesters. For more information, visit the Personal Training webpage.

Group Exercise Instructor*

Group X is a drop-in experience for such programs as Zumba, Turbo Kick, Body Sculpt, Aqua Blast, and Tabata. Instructors are responsible for facilitating these classes; which includes developing choreography, teaching proper form and technique. All Instructors must be ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified; this workshop is offered early spring semester each year.

Typical hiring period occurs in the spring semester after the workshop. For more information, visit the Group X webpage.

Student Cooking Instructor*

The Student Cooking Instructor will lead cooking demonstrations and provide participants with general information about nutrition and healthy eating. This position will also provide food safety oversight for Demonstration Kitchen rental groups. This position reports to the Associate Director, Fitness and Wellness. Must be ServSafe certified and complete the Cooking Instructor Prep course that is offered each spring semester.

Typical hiring period occurs in the spring semester. For more info, visit the Demonstration Kitchen webpage.

Massage Therapist*

(*Must be certified prior to applying): Provide table and chair massage services to diverse clientele. Perform client intakes and assessments to determine appropriate modalities and treatment plans. Must hold a current Indiana license and personal liability insurance.

Typical hiring occurs as needed.

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INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Intramural Sports Official*

Responsible for refereeing games such as flag football, volleyball, floor hockey, water polo, and soccer. Intramural Sports officials make decisions, enforce rules, communicate with players, assist with set-up and tear-down of IM events, and manage the overall emotions of the game.

Interested officials must attend an officiating callout to be considered.

For additional information, visit the Be an Official webpage.

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MARKETING

Photographer*

Responsible for photographing a variety of people and events for the Division of Recreational Sports, such as Aquatics, Boiler Challenge, Club Sports, Fitness Classes, Informal Recreation, Personal Training, and Special Events. Photos will be used in promoting Rec Sports. *Photographers must own a DSLR camera.

Typical hiring occurs as needed.

Visual Communication Assistant

The Visual Communication Assistant works on assigned tasks, including production, testing, and problem solving for digital signage as well as scheduling social media posts, preparing promotional materials/items, and maintaining displays on campus, etc.

Typical hiring occurs as needed.

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MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

Member Services – Entry Control

Entry Control is the first contact for patrons entering the facility. Responsibilities include welcoming patrons, checking patrons into the facility, and answering questions.

Typical hiring periods include fall & spring semesters.

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RISK & SAFETY

CPR/FA Instructor*

Teach and certify participants in American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, and AED. Conduct CPR Skills Checks and refresher class for over 300 Rec Sports employees. Develop trainings, resources, and development activities for Rec Sports staff. Must possess an American Red Cross First Aid/AED/CPR Instructor Certification or American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Instructor Certification. American Red Cross First Aid/AED/CPR Instructor Training is available through Recreational Sports upon hire.

Typical hiring occurs as needed.

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YOUTH, FAMILY & SPECIAL EVENTS

Boiler Kids Camp Coordinator

The Boiler Kids Camp Coordinator will be assisting the Assistant Director of Youth and Family Programming with planning a six to seven week summer day camp. They will be responsible for the daily operations of camp including scheduling counselors, developing themed weeks, and discipline of counselors and campers.

Typical hiring period occurs in the spring semester.

Boiler Kids Camp Head Counselor

The Boiler Kids Camp Head Counselor will be responsible for the safety and well-being of campers during the operational hours of camp and any special event outside the normal business hours. Head counselors will lead one of three program areas throughout the course of the summer complete with lesson plans and evaluations from children and counselors.

Typical hiring period occurs in the spring semester.

Boiler Kids Camp Counselor

The Boiler Kids Camp Counselor will be responsible for the safety and well-being of campers during the operational hours of camp and any special event outside the normal business hours. They will assist the Head Counselors, Camp Coordinator, and Assistant Director of Youth and Family Programming with implementing daily activities and games designed to develop social, physical, and intellectual skills.

Typical hiring period occurs in the spring semester.

Youth and Family Program Staff

Youth and Family Program Staff will be responsible for events and activities related to the youth and family program (includes birthday parties, fitness series classes, climbing wall clinics, and special events). Individuals will act as the liaison between participants and staff, participate in classes, and plan activities for various special events throughout the course of the semester. Shifts will primarily be on the weekend. Staff members will also be responsible for developing, implementing, and operating Friday Late Night programs (approximately 3 per semester).

Typical hiring periods include fall & spring semesters.

Youth Sport Instructor

Youth Sport Instructors are responsible for teaching the basic fundamentals of sports to children ages 5 to 12 (can include basketball, t-ball, soccer, etc.). Individuals will develop weekly lesson plans, create a positive learning environment for both participants and spectators, conduct weekly evaluations of participant’s progress, and emphasize skill development, fair play, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Typical hiring periods include fall & spring semesters.

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