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- General Position Requirements (applies to all student-employees)
- Building Supervisor
- Open Recreation Attendant
- Group Fitness Instructor
- Personal Trainer
- Student Program Assistant: Climbing Wall
- Climbing Wall Supervisor
- Student Program Assistant: Aquatics
- Water Safety Instructor
- Student Program Assistant: Intramural Sports
- Intramural Sports Official
- Student Custodian
- Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop Attendant
- Completed application
- Completed Work Authorization Form (see supervisor for more information)
- Current American Red Cross Adult CPR & FirstAid Certifications (other positions may require other certifications, such as: AED, Lifeguard, Water Safety Instruction, and/or Lifeguard Trainer)
The Building Supervisor is responsible for opening and closing the Center, managing the Center in the absence of full-time staff and graduate assistants, and supervises Entry Desk operations, which include cash handling and time reporting. The Building Supervisor is responsible for enforcing all Campus Recreation policies and procedures, managing and/or assisting all incidents, accidents, injuries and other emergencies which may occur in the Center, and for reporting these to the proper authorities and to the full-time Campus Recreation staff members. The Building Supervisor is responsible for supervising lifeguards, open recreation attendants, strength and conditioning consultants, climbing room supervisors, and will assign staff as they arrive for each shift.
Qualifications: The Building Supervisor is typically promoted from within the current Campus Recreation student staff, as previous experience as a Recreation Attendant is highly desirable. However, a new student employee may be hired for this position if they possess work experience in recreation and/or an educational background in the field of recreation, or Sport Management. The Building Supervisor should display a solid understanding of the day-to-day operations, the mission and purpose, and the programs offered by Campus Recreation. The Building Supervisor must also possess the ability to effectively settle disputes between student-employees and patrons, and demonstrate the ability to create a positive environment for both staff and patrons. The Building Supervisor must possess certification in CPR and First Aid, or Sport Safety Training, throughout term of employment
The Open Recreation Attendant (ORA) is responsible for monitoring the safety levels of all activities, controlling access to the Recreation Center, providing customer service, enforcing policies, and implementing emergency procedures within a variety of activity areas. While on duty the attendant may be assigned to any of the following areas: gymnasiums, strength and conditioning areas, entry desk, racquetball courts, lounges, locker rooms, restrooms, and courtyard. The attendant will also assist with event set-up and takedown, and aid in light custodial duties.
When assigned to the entry desk, the ORA provides patrons and visitors with basic facility and program information, answers the telephone, operates the cash register, records transactions, and assists patrons and/or refers patrons to the appropriate staff and location to address their concerns. The ORA also assists patrons and visitors with court reservations, class and activity registration, Personal Fitness Trainer appointments, membership applications, and facility reservation forms. The ORA is responsible for properly checking in and checking out sports equipment on the computers, and assisting patrons with the selection and purchase of Pro Shop items and other Campus Recreation services. Other duties include: assisting with laundry and spot cleaning; special event set up; recording lost and found items; assisting with emergencies; and making public address announcements.
When assigned to the activity areas, the function of the ORA is to provide supervision and control of activities. It is the responsibility of the ORA to enforce all safety rules and regulations, and to enforce general Recreation Center policies. The ORA must follow all safety and emergency guidelines and procedures, must be constantly concerned with the sanitary safety in the assigned area, and know that regular cleaning (equipment, mats and floor) is an integral part of this job. The ORA will wear protective gloves while cleaning because exposure to disease-causing pathogens is a possibility. The ORA must always be on the look out for any situation that may cause harm to others, immediately report potentially hazardous situations, and immediately act to rectify the situation.
Qualifications: The Open Recreation Attendant is expected to have a basic understanding of the Campus Recreation Student Employee Manual and all written and presented training materials. They must attend all training sessions and required staff meetings, obtain certifications in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid within four weeks of beginning work for Campus Recreation, and maintain these certifications throughout the term of employment. The most desirable candidates for this position will have completed courses, or have previous work experience, in Recreation, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Education, Sport Management, and Health or a related field. Customer service skills, ability to relate well with all types of people, and the desire to work hard are important to the success of the ORA.
Group Fitness Instructors are responsible for leading safe, effective, and enjoyable fitness classes for the University of Northern Colorado community. Group Fitness Instructors are responsible for providing fitness classes, supervising group fitness participants, creating a supportive exercise environment, and developing personal, as well as assisting other staff in developing their fitness instruction skills and knowledge. This position reports to the Coordinator of Fitness.
Qualifications: Current Adult CPR, Adult AED, and First Aid are required. All instructors must either hold a current national group fitness certification (ACE, AFAA, or others deemed appropriate by the Coordinator of Fitness) or complete a 6 week Group Fitness Instructor Training Course and audition to be a member of the UNC group fitness staff at the completion of the course in-house group fitness instructor training and agree to obtain a national certification within 1 year of hire.
Personal Trainers are responsible for designing and implementing fitness programs that are goal-driven, safe, effective, and enjoyable for the University of Northern Colorado community. All fitness programs will be based on American College of Sports Medicine guidelines. Personal Trainers also provide in-depth information on proper form and technique, fitness guidelines/recommendations, physiology and anatomy, exercise modifications, client motivation, and the monitoring and communicating of client progress. Personal Trainers must also continue to develop personal as well as assisting other staff in developing their personal training skills and knowledge. This position reports to the Coordinator of Fitness.
Qualifications: Current Adult CPR, Adult AED, and First Aid are required. All trainers must hold a current national personal trainer certification (ACE, ACSM, NSCA, NASM, or others deemed appropriate by the Coordinator of Fitness) and it is recommended, but not required to complete an in-house Practical Personal Training Course and/or currently majoring in a health/fitness-related field.
Assist with staff training, scheduling and payroll. Learn instructional materials and forms used in the Climbing Wall. Inspect equipment and check supplies routinely. Represent climbing wall supervisor interests to Assistant Director and at monthly SPA meetings. Program activities for the climbing wall. Schedule staff for special events in climbing wall. Complete additional duties and paperwork as needed.
Qualifications: Be a current Climbing Wall Supervisor with UNC Campus Recreation and maintain at least one regular shift. It is preferable for the SPA - Climbing Wall to have at least one-year experience with UNC Campus Recreation. As the climbing wall assistant you must possess certification in CPR and First Aid, or Sport Safety Training, throughout term of employment.
Maintain safety and control in the climbing wall. Learn the instructional materials and forms used in Climbing Wall orientations and belay clinics, and teach these sessions. Provide high quality customer service. Attend all required training sessions and staff meetings, inspect the wall and all equipment as outlined in the climbing staff manual, and correct any unsafe situations immediately. Collaborate on route setting in an effort to provide routes for all ability levels, practice preventive measures in order to provide the safest possible climbing environment for our patrons and ensure that emergency assistance is immediately obtained when needed.
Qualifications: Possess indoor or outdoor climbing experience and/or ropes course experience. Teaching experience is desirable. Additional preferred requirements: recommendations of the KPE Outdoor Program faculty, N.O.L.S. faculty or Outward Bound faculty, and a current, completed UNC Climbing Wall belay card. As a climbing wall supervisor you must possess certification in CPR and First Aid, or Sport Safety Training, throughout term of employment.
Assist with staff training, scheduling and payroll. Learn instructional materials and forms used in pool. Inspect equipment and check supplies routinely. Represent lifeguards interests to Assistant Director and at monthly SPA meetings. Program activities for the pool. Schedule staff for special events in pool. Complete additional duties and paperwork as needed.
Qualifications: Be a current Lifeguard with UNC Campus Recreation and maintain at least one regular shift. It is preferable for the SPA - Aquatics to have at least one-year lifeguarding experience for UNC Campus Recreation.
Perform all duties and skills as needed; this includes maintaining constant supervision of patrons in pool area, enforcing all rules, responding to all emergencies in pool area, provide immediate rescues and/or First Aid when necessary, maintain a safe and clean pool environment and complete reports as needed. Remember that the primary responsibility of a lifeguard is to keep all patrons safe. Be professional, alert and courteous. Provide excellent customer service to all patrons.
Qualifications: Lifeguards need current CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Lifeguard certifications. A swim and skills test will be required prior to hiring.
Prepare to instruct all students before lessons begin. Keep track of students and their progress. Instruct all students in proper swimming technique according to instructor's training. Complete paperwork as needed.
Qualifications: Water safety instructors need current Water Safety Instructor certification from the American Red Cross, previous teaching experience, and a desire to work with adult learners.
The Intramural Student Program Assistant assists the Coordinator of Intramural Sports with all aspects of the Intramural program. The posidtion also works closely with the Intramural Graduate Assistant in many aspects of the Intramural Sports program including the areas of scheduling, training, and marketing. This position reports to the Coordinator of Intramural Sports.
Qualifications: This posistion requires basic computer skills in the Microsoft Office programs. Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written) and leadership skills is necessary. Experience in officiating, supervising, and training officials is preferred.
The Sports Official is responsible for providing a fair and safe environment for teams during each contest, and will have knowledge and a understanding of the rules of each assigned sport, and will demonstrate the proper mechanics needed to make and interpret the calls. The Sport Official will go through training, which includes rule coverage and mechanics practice, before the sport begins.
Qualifications: The Sport Official should be a motivated individual who is willing to accept a leadership role on the field or court, and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. The Official should have the ability to take control of hostile situations and quell any disturbances.
The Student Custodian, under the direction of his/her assigned supervisor, will perform the following custodial operations: a) clean and stock restrooms and locker rooms, including cleaning mirrors, stalls, walls, benches, urinals and showers; b) cleaning common areas, including the vacuuming, mopping, dusting and/or sweeping of entryways, corridors, lobbies and stairwells; c) cleaning offices, meeting rooms and special function areas, e.g., gyms and courtyard; d) setting up for special events, and e) other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: The position requires basic housekeeping skills and the ability to work well with, and take supervisory direction from, others on the custodial crew. The student must be able to safely lift 40 lbs.
The Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop Attendant is a part-time, semester-long position (academic year-long option available). The Gear Shop Attendant will works under the supervision of the Coordinator of Outdoor Pursuits. The Gear Shop Attendant also works directly with students instructing, advising, and assisting them in their pursuit of outdoor recreation. The Gear Shop Attendant must be able to work flexible hours including some weekends, holidays, and nights.
Qualifications: The position requires, at minimum, a current CPR/AED, First Aid or Wilderness First Aid certification, a current driver’s license and have a driving record that is acceptable to the University of Northern Colorado. The student must have an outdoor activity background, including familiarity with outdoor equipment and have computer, phone and excellent customer service skills. Preferred skills include knowledge and ability to use hand and power tools, mount and adjust snowboards and snowshoe bindings, tune snowboards and other repairs as needed and knowledge of zipper and stitch repair.