Student Job Descriptions

Aquatics

Lifeguard

Lifeguards are expected to demonstrate a high degree of competency in skills, critical thinking and knowledge to prevent, prepare for and respond to aquatic emergencies. In addition to maintaining necessary skills and fitness necessary to perform job, responsibilities include policy enforcement and response to all emergencies keeping users in the aquatic facilities safe. Typical hiring periods include fall, spring, & summer semesters.

Required Qualifications:

  • The following valid certifications are required:
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
  • American Red Cross Administering Emergency Oxygen
  • American Red Cross Asthma/Inhale Training
  • American Red Cross Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injector
  • Successful completion of the water skills assessment pre-screening
  • *Certification courses are offered through Recreational Sports.

Swim Instructor

Swim Instructors are responsible for teaching adult and youth swimming lessons for the Learn-to-Swim Program. This can include group, private, and semi-private lessons. Typical hiring periods include fall, spring, & summer semesters.

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification or the ability to obtain upon hire.
  • Successful completion of swim skills evaluation conducted by Assistant Director and/or Program Coordinator(s).
  • *Certification courses are offered through Recreational Sports.

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.

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

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.

Club Sports

Club Sports Supervisor

The Club Sports Supervisor demonstrates the ability to provide supervision and support to Club Sports organizations recognized by the Division of Recreation and Wellness. The Club Sports Supervisor builds relationships with these Club Sports organizations through event supervision, effective organization, communication, problem solving, and leadership. Typical hiring period occurs in the spring semester.

Facility Operations

AV Assistant

AV Assistants will provide assistance with AV equipment preparation, moving, installation, configuration and testing. The AV Assistant will also provide end user support troubleshooting and problem resolution for AV for specified events and customers.

Facility Attendant

The Facility Attendant will be responsible for maintaining building security and safety for Recreational Sports facilities. They will assist the Facility Manager in monitoring and enforcing policies in a designated zone of the building. They are an important role as they will interact first hand with patrons and provide the highest level of customer service at all times. Facility Attendants will assist with the preventative maintenance plan for the facilities, including cleaning tasks and minor repairs. They will also assist with event and program coordination. Typical hiring periods include fall & spring semesters.

Field Crew Assistant

Field Crew Assistants assist with all tasks related to the maintenance and upkeep of DRS outdoor facilities. Responsibilities will include turf maintenance, landscape and snow removal. Field Crew staff is required to utilize motor vehicles, power equipment and implements. Must have a driver's license.

Maintenance Assistant

Maintenance Assistant will assist with all tasks related to the maintenance and upkeep of RecWell indoor facilities. Responsibilities will include performing or assisting with acute and preventative maintenance of fitness equipment and facility care (painting, floor repair, tile repair, minor plumbing, etc.). Staff is required to utilize hand and power tools and equipment.

Special Event Attendant

The Special Event Attendant is responsible for assisting all reservation groups with facility needs during scheduled reservations. The Special Event Attendant is also responsible for finalizing all set-up’s/tear-down’s are completed to agreed-upon set-up. Staff will also assess risk and safety issues, advise and enforce facility policies, and take preventative measures to keep reserving groups safe. Typical hiring periods include fall & spring semesters.

Fitness & Wellness

Fitness Consultant

Fitness Consultants provide proactive customer service on the fitness floor. Duties include assisting patrons with appropriate use of strength and cardiovascular equipment, conducting fitness clinics and workshops, providing equipment orientations, assisting patrons with spotting, providing oversight in all fitness areas, and serving as a first responder in any emergency situation. Typical hiring periods include fall & spring semesters.

Personal Trainer

Personal Trainers provide one-on-one and small group fitness instruction to members of the Purdue community. Personal trainers utilize clients’ health history, fitness assessment results, and goals develop a specialized and comprehensive fitness program for each individual. Typical hiring periods include fall, spring, & summer semesters.

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid American Red Cross (or equivalent) Adult & Child CPR/AED for the Layperson, Standard First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens certification or ability to obtain upon hire
  • Valid American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer certification or equivalent (ACSM, NASM or NSCA)
  • Completion of the RecWell Personal Trainer workshop or demonstrate prerequisite knowledge
  • *The ACE (American Council on Exercise) PT prep course is offered every fall semester. For more information, visit Personal Training.

Group Fitness Instructor

Fitness Instructors lead members through group exercise classes and/or Learn to Play classes encompassing a variety of formats. This position educates participants on safe and effective exercises, assists them in achieving exercise goals and creates a fun workout environment. Typical hiring period occurs in the spring semester.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of the Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course and mentoring program or demonstrate prerequisite knowledge and abilities.
  • Valid certifications are required to teach specialty formats (Zumba, PiYo, TurboKick, Insanity, WERQ, yoga, Pilates, etc.).
  • *The Group Fitness Instructor Prep Course is offered every spring semester. For more information, visit Group Fitness.

Student Cooking Instructor

Cooking Instructors lead a variety of Demonstration Kitchen programs, including cooking demonstrations, youth and family programs, and special events. This position also provides food safety oversight and equipment assistance for Demonstration Kitchen rental groups. Typical hiring period occurs in the spring semester.

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid American Red Cross (or equivalent) Adult & Child CPR/AED for the Layperson, Standard First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens certification or ability to obtain upon hire.
  • Valid ServSafe Food Manager certification from the National Restaurant Association.

Massage Therapist

Massage Therapists provide a variety of massage therapy services to members of the Purdue community. Massage Therapists perform client intakes and assessments in order to develop appropriate treatment plans for each individual. Typical hiring occurs as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid license to perform massage therapy in the State of Indiana.
  • Proof of professional liability insurance.

Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports Official

Qualified applicants will demonstrate the ability to utilize sport trainings to make sound judgments during game contests while working with crew/partners. Intramural Officials possess a passion for sports and proficiency in Intramural Sport rules, policies, and procedures.

Required Qualifications:

  • Attend an officiating callout
  • Complete required sport training including: rules clinic, on-field/court mechanics and positioning, and practice games–approximately 9-12 paid hours
  • Satisfactory completion of rules test
  • Satisfactory evaluation upon completion of required sport training
  • *For callout dates and additional information, visit Be an Official.

Visual Communication

Photographer

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

Interactive Media Specialist

The Interactive Media Specialist works on assigned tasks including production, testing, and problem solving for digital signage. Must demonstrate strong user experience (UI/UX) knowledge to initiate, suggest, and develop solutions regarding advertising, information/data visualizations, wayfinding, and environmental graphics. Responsibilities also include preparing print promotional materials, maintaining communication on TVs and displays across campus, and social media. Typical hiring occurs as needed.

Graphic Design Assistant

The Student Graphic Design Assistant works on assigned tasks, including design, production, and implementing communication cross platform. These communications include but are not limited to: print, digital, UI/UX, social media, promotional items, press, and website updates. Typical hiring occurs as needed.

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.

Risk & Safety

CPR/FA Instructor

The CPR/First Aid Instructor is responsible for teaching CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens training for the Staff and Community CPR programs. The Instructor also facilitates CPR & First Aid skills checks for Recreational Sports staff. Typical hiring occurs as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid CPR/AED & First Aid certification (any level is acceptable) from one the following organizations American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or National Safety Council.
  • Valid American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification or the ability to obtain upon job offer.

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

The Youth and Family Program Staff will serve as the primary staff for youth and family events while providing a quality programming environment. Events can include birthday parties and weekend youth programs. The late night program staff will assist in monthly Friday late night event programs designed for college students. Typical hiring periods include fall & spring semesters.

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