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    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Every year, the Recreational Sports Department employs over 250 students who have the opportunity to work with one of the most popular programs on campus!  Service staff members are involved in every aspect of the department as they plan and implement programs, manage facilities, supervise participants, provide climbing and strength training instruction, and lead trips (just a few of the many responsibilities).  Activity staff members teach group fitness classes, officiate intramural activities, and guard in the Mitchell Hall pool.  All of our team members provide positive recreation experiences for students, faculty, staff and community members while developing skills such as teamwork, communication, time management, organization, and conflict resolution while having FUN!

    HIRING TIMELINES

    Activity Staff - lifeguards, fitness instructors and officials 

    Sorry we are not currently accepting applications for our Activity Staff.

    Activity staff positions include lifeguards, group fitness instructors and intramural officials. Lifeguards and group fitness instructors are typically hired at the start of fall semester while officials are hired at the start of both fall and spring semesters.  For information regarding spring 2015 officiating positions, click here.

    Service Staff - front desk, program supervisors and more

    Service staff positions include our leadership and programming corp.  See the position descriptions below to learn more about these opportunities.  Our employment campaign for the Service Staff runs from Feb. 1-March 1.  To apply for a position, follow the two steps below.  All applicants must have an application and recommendation form successfully submitted by 11:59pm, March 1 to be considered for a position.

    To apply (on or after Feb. 1):
    1. Application:  successfully complete and submit the electronic employment application.  There is no save option on the application so we recommend you prepare your responses in another document, such as Word, and paste your responses into the actual application.  Click here (on or after Feb. 1) for a list of questions on the application that require expanded written responses.  Application is due by 11:59pm, March 1.
    2. Recommendation form:  send this link for the recommendation form to a current or former coach, instructor, advisor, residence hall director, or supervisor.  Applicants are responsible for sending link and for ensuring recommendation form is successfully submitted prior to the deadline.  Only one recommendation form will be accepted.  If more than one form is submitted, we will  review the first one received. Recommendation form is due by 11:59pm, March 1.
    All applicants who receive a first round interview must be available April 7-10.  Those selected will be called toward the end of March to set up a 30-minute appointment.  See other important dates below.  Come join us at the Information Night at 9pm on Monday, Feb. 16 to learn more!
    Important dates:
    Date(s) Details Opportunity
    Feb. 2-6                            Resource Table, REC Lobby  Check out the fun pictures and position descriptions displayed on the table throughout the day
    Feb. 16           Information Night, 9pm, REC Multipurpose Room Learn about the Rec Sports Department and employment opportunities from current staff members
    March 1 11:59pm Application and recommendation form deadline
    March 2-26 Application materials reviewed Members of Student Advisory Council and professional staff members evaluate materials
    March 27 First round interviews scheduled Interviewees will be contacted by phone
    April 7-10 First round interviews 20 minute interview
    April 13-19 Second round interviews 30 minute interview
    April 20 Positions offered New team members will be contacted by phone

    Graduate Assistants

    The Recreational Sports Department prides itself on student development for graduate and undergraduate employees.  We are a program that is for the students by the students through employment and leadership experiences.  Graduate Assistants (GA's) are provided opportunities to apply their skills and knowledge while planning, coordinating and implementing programs and services to an active student body while working closely with an engaged undergraduate team and supportive professional staff.

    OPENINGS

    Recreational Sports anticipates the following openings for the 2015-2016 academic year:

    • Athletic Trainer (1 position)
    • Intramural Sports (1 position)
    • Sport Clubs & Events (1 position)
    QUALIFICATIONS
    To be considered for an assistantship, candidates must be accepted into or have an application in progress to a UW-L graduate program.  All GA's must be currently certified in first aid, CPR & AED prior to the start date of Aug. 18, 2015.  Athletic trainers must also obtain the NATABOC Certification and WI State Licensure as an Athletic Trainer (or be eligible).  GA's must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout the graduate assistantship.
    BENEFITS
    • $10.300 stipend for 9 months (tuition waiver not included)
    • Full benefits
    • Funding for professional development opportunities
    APPLICATION

    For information regarding the graduate program application, see the graduate admissions page.  To apply for a graduate assistantship, see the UW-L employment page.  GA applications require a cover letter, resume and list of references.  Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

    ALUMNI

    Learn directly from former graduate assistants who are now working in the field of campus recreation:

    I cannot speak highly enough of my experience as the Special Events Graduate Assistant at UW- La Crosse.  I met some of my best friends and gained a wealth of knowledge during my time as GA.  I was able to develop many skills that carried over into my current campus recreation position of Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator including, but not limited to: time management, supervision, discipline, event management, marketing and promotions, safety and risk management, and delegation.  The professional staff does a great job of letting you take your position on as your own, but at the same time being available when needed.

    On top of being a great experience, you won’t find a better campus recreation atmosphere than at UW-L.  The community and campus is centered around physical activity and the outdoors.  I have yet to see another recreation staff have as much team chemistry as the one at UW-L.
    -Mackenzie Hunter, Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator, UW-Stout

     By far the most influential part of my path into campus recreation was my time at UW-L as the GA for intramurals.  The experiences and leadership opportunities given to you as a young professional are exceptional.  But most importantly, the members of the professional staff at the Eagle Rec Center made my development and experience one I will never forget. Forever grateful.

    -Casey Pivonka, Recreational Program Coordinator, UW-Green Bay

    While applying to graduate school at UW-La Crosse, I found out about the Graduate Assistantships offered through the Recreational Sports Department.  I decided to apply hoping to gain valuable experience outside of the classroom related to sports that could be transferred into any sports related career and separate me from the rest of my classmates.  I absolutely LOVED my two years as the Graduate Assistant for Sport Clubs.  I felt like an athletic director dealing with budgets, travel, home contests and events, and also with student development.  During that time, I was also able to get valuable experiences with intramural sports, special events, facilities, risk management, student development, and overall student leadership.  The Graduate Assistantship led me into my first full-time position as the Coordinator of Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs at UW-La Crosse.  Now, I am the Senior Manager of Minneapolis Facilities for the Recreation and Wellness Department at the University of Minnesota.  I strongly believe the experiences gained outside of the classroom at UW-La Crosse as a Graduate Assistant have separated me from the rest and helped me further my professional goals.
    -Ryan Rudesill, Senior Facility Manager, University of Minnesota

    My two years as a Graduate Assistant at UW-La Crosse helped me prepare for my career in collegiate recreation.  UW-L’s GA program was unique in the fact that I was able to be involved with many different aspects of campus recreation which helped round out my knowledge and skills.  Some of the things I enjoyed most about working for the Recreational Sports Department included having great mentors who cared about professional development and the opportunity to leave my imprint on the program.  I was able to plan, organize and implement new programs, and contribute ideas which were always heard and often seen through.  When I look back at my time spent at UWL I view the experience as two of the best years of my life, where I further developed my leadership style, fostered my passion for student development, and received an excellent education.  For anyone interested in doing their Graduate Assistantship at UW-La Crosse, I highly recommend the opportunity!
    -Jordan Olson, Intramural Sports Coordinator, UW-Stout

    SERVICE STAFF POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

    Building Manager

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    Job Description:
    The Building Manager (BM) is responsible for the safety and security of the Recreational Eagle Center (REC) and Mitchell Hall recreation facilities. BM's are responsible for securing the building, maintaining safety, cash drawer, supervising customer service representatives, and enforcing all departmental policies and procedures.
    Specific Duties:
    1. Serve as a resource by providing accurate and current information regarding recreation and university-related programs and facilities.
    2. Communicate and consistently enforce university, departmental, and facility policies and procedures with all users and co-workers; employ strong decision-making and conflict resolution skills with customer(s) when policies and/or procedures are violated.
    3. Serve customers at the counter and on the telephone in a professional and courteous manner.
    4. Maintain security and safety of facilities, users, and staff through opening/closing procedures and hourly rounds.
    5. Coordinate daily facility operations that include supervision of participants and customer service representatives, assistance to intramural supervisors, equipment set up and tear down, laundry, cleaning, hourly usage reports on iPad, and special events.
    6. Serve student recreation needs through organization, exchange, and inventory of sports equipment, intramural jerseys, and lockers.
    7. Perform cash and tower tender transactions on Micros point of sale (POS) system including daily opening and closing procedures.
    8. Monitor CBord access system to verify eligibility of all users entering through the turnstile.
    9. Assist with registration for intramural activities, fitness programs, and special events.
    10. Coordinate emergency and evacuation procedures that include care for injured, initiation of emergency action plan, notification of appropriate university authorities, and completion of paperwork.
    11. Report all injuries, damage, equipment needs, and user issues to administrative staff through incident and injury reports as necessary.
    12. Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.
    13. Work scheduled shift or complete employee schedule change process if unable to work.
    14. Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment; wear staff apparel, nametag, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
    15. Support and promote all decisions, programs, and activities offered by the Recreational Sports Department.
    16. Serve as a positive representative while participating in university and departmental activities.
    17. Participate as desired in departmental, programmatic and event planning committees.
    18. Participate in self, peer, supervisory, and participant evaluation process.
    19. Attend weekly staff meetings.
    20. Complete other duties as assigned such as folding brochures, posting schedules and promotional items, etc.
    Time Commitment and Pay
    Position requires a commitment of 15-20 hours per week (maximum of 25 hours per week). Hours range from 5:30am -12:00am, including most weekends. Working some evenings, holidays, and breaks are required. Schedules are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: $8.25/hour.

    Requirements
    Ideal candidates should possess strong communication skills, be team-oriented, and have experience and/or willingness to develop leadership, conflict resolution, decision-making, time management, and organizational skills.
    Learning Laboratory:
    The Recreational Sports Department is a learning laboratory where students have the opportunity to compliment academic pursuits with quality hands-on work experience and on-the-job training.
    Who Should Apply:
    Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. This position provides numerous opportunities to gain skills that are beneficial in a variety of professions.

    Additional information:
    Mo McAlpine, Associate Director
    130C REC
    608-785-8698; mmcalpine@uwlax.edu

    Climbing Wall Supervisor

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    Job Description:
    REC Climbing Wall Supervisors are responsible for managing the daily operations of the REC Climbing Wall and assisting with belay training classes.

    Specific Duties

    1. Monitor safety of climbers by communicating and consistently enforcing REC Wall policies and procedures with all users and co-workers.
    2. Perform daily computer entry to maintain annual computer log, verify waiver status, and update training classes for all climbers.
    3. Maintain inventory of climbing shoes, belay devices, and harnesses through daily check out system.
    4. Perform basic facility maintenance to include climbing wall cleaning, repairing and/or tightening holds, taping and setting routes.
    5. Teach belay training classes offered weekly to attract new climbers and ensure proper belay skills.
    6. Actively engage and encourage REC wall climbers by providing positive motivation and encouragement.
    7. Serve as public relations representative for the REC Climbing Wall by assisting with promotions of facility, programs, and sport of climbing.
    8. Participate in preparation of annual climbing competition.
    9. Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.
    10. Work scheduled shift or complete employee schedule change process if unable to work.
    11. Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment; wear staff apparel, nametag, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
    12. Support and promote all decisions, programs, and activities offered by the Recreational Sports Department.
    13. Serve as a positive representative while participating in university and departmental activities.
    14. Participate as desired in departmental, programmatic and event planning committees.
    15. Participate in self, peer, supervisory and participant evaluation process and attend monthly staff meetings.
    16. Complete other duties as assigned.

    Time Commitment and Pay
    Position requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week.  Hours range from 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday-Friday and 12:00pm-5:00pm on Saturdays.  Working multiple evenings, weekends, holidays, and breaks are required.  Schedules are flexible to meet class schedule.  Starting pay:  $7.25/hour.

    Requirements
    Ideal candidates should possess strong communication skills, be team-oriented, and have experience and/or a willingness to safely promote sport of indoor rock climbing.

    Learning Laboratory
    The Recreational Sports Department is a learning laboratory where students have the opportunity to compliment academic pursuits with quality hands-on work experience and on-the-job training.

    Who Should Apply
    Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.  This position provides numerous opportunities to gain skills that are beneficial in a variety of professions.

    Additional information:
    Nathan Barnhart, Assistant Director
    130B REC
    608-785-6530
    nbarnhart@uwlax.edu

    Customer Service Representative (CSR)

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    Job Description
    A Customer Service Representative (CSR) is the "front line" of the Recreational Sports Department, serving as the initial contact that most customers encounter when entering recreation facilities (Recreational Eagle Center and Mitchell Hall) and/or seeking recreation information. CSR's are responsible for performing daily operations while promoting all departmental policies, procedures, and programs.

    Specific Duties:
    1. Serve as a resource by providing accurate and current information regarding recreation and university-related programs and facilities.
    2. Communicate and consistently enforce university, departmental, and facility policies and procedures with all users and co-workers.
    3. Serve customers at the counter and on the telephone in a professional and courteous manner.
    4. Assist building manager with facility operations that include equipment set up and tear down, laundry, cleaning, evacuation, and hourly usage reports.
    5. Serve student recreation needs through organization, exchange, and inventory of sports equipment, intramural jerseys, and lockers.
    6. Perform cash and tower tender transactions on Micros point of sale (POS) system.
    7. Monitor Fusion software to verify eligibility of all users entering through the turnstile.
    8. Assist with registration for intramural activities, fitness programs, and special events.
    9. Assist with data entry of fitness and intramural participants into Access database and IMLeagues.
    10. Implement emergency procedures that include care for injured, initiation of emergency action plan, notification of appropriate university authorities, and completion of report forms.
    11. Report all injuries, damage, equipment needs, and user issues to administrative staff through incident and injury reports as necessary.
    12. Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.
    13. Work scheduled shift or complete employee substitute process on D2L if unable to work.
    14. Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment; wear staff apparel, nametag, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
    15. Support and promote all decisions, programs, and activities offered by the Recreational Sports Department.
    16. Serve as a positive representative while participating in university and departmental activities.
    17. Participate as desired in departmental, programmatic and event planning committees.
    18. Participate in self, peer, supervisory, and participant evaluation process and attend bi-monthly staff meetings.
    19. Complete other duties as assigned such as folding brochures, posting schedules and promotional items, transporting materials between the REC and Mitchell Hall Office, etc.
    Time Commitment and Pay:
    This position requires a commitment of 10-12 hours per week. Hours range from 8:00am - 12:00am with a large portion of the hours worked in the evening. Working some weekends, holidays, and breaks are required. Schedules are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: $7.25/hour.

    Requirements:
    Ideal candidates should possess strong communication skills, be team-oriented, and have experience and/or a willingness to provide quality customer service to campus community and guests.

    Learning Laboratory:
    The Recreational Sports Department is a learning laboratory where students have the opportunity to compliment academic pursuits with quality hands-on work experience and on-the-job training.

    Who Should Apply:
    Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. This position provides numerous opportunities to gain skills that are beneficial in a variety of professions.

    Additional Information:
    Mo McAlpine, Associate Director
    130C REC
    608-785-8698
    mmcalpine@uwlax.edu

    Event Supervisor

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    Job Description: 
    Event Supervisors assist with the organization and implementation of a variety of departmental events including races (i.e. Turkey Trot, Indoor Triathlon), tournaments (i.e. Golf Scramble, Sandblast, Paddle Battle), and alcohol alternative events (i.e. RECtoberfest, Night on the Slopes).  Event Supervisors also assist with Sport Club events including matches, tournaments, and fundraisers.

    Specific Duties:

    1. Be a contributing member to the department by creating, organizing and implementing special events for the UW-L students, staff, and greater La Crosse community member.   
    2. Assist with the creation, distribution, and maintenance of promotional tools including flyers, posters, and brochures.
    3. Serve as a public relations representative while conducting yourself accordingly in meeting with campus organizations and speaking to various campus groups.
    4. Manage registration processes, plan logistical details of events, reserve facilities and equipment, and work closely with staff and volunteers in the implementation of events.
    5. Organize and supervise planning committees and lead informational volunteer meetings prior to events.
    6. Supervise participants, volunteers, and staff as deemed necessary for each event.
    7. Conduct post-event participant surveys and event evaluations.  Maintain accurate records regarding events through post-event reports and evaluation reports.
    8. Communicate and consistently enforce university and departmental policies and procedures with all participants and co-workers; employ strong decision-making and conflict resolution skills when policies and/or procedures are violated.
    9. Serve as a customer service representative (see specific job description).
    10. Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.
    11. Work scheduled shift or complete employee schedule change process if unable to work.
    12. Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment; wear staff apparel, nametag, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
    13. Support and promote all decisions, programs, and activities offered by the Recreational Sports Department.
    14. Serve as a positive representative while participating in university and departmental activities.
    15. Participate as desired in departmental committees.
    16. Participate in self, peer, supervisory and participant evaluation process and attend weekly staff meetings.
    17. Complete other duties as assigned.

    Required Dates
    Event supervisors must be available to work Labor Day weekend and the weekend before Thanksgiving break (Turkey Trot 5K).

    Time Commitment and Pay:
    This position requires a commitment of 15-20 hours a week, dependent upon events.  Working some evenings and weekends are required.  Hours are flexible to meet class schedule.  Starting pay range:  $7.25-8.00/hour (dependent upon meetings, office hours, and events).

    Requirements:
    Ideal candidates are good communicators, team-oriented, possess confident leadership skills, and have experience or a strong interest and willingness to learn about planning, marketing and promoting events, and supervising event staff or volunteers. 

    Learning Laboratory:
    The Recreational Sports Department is a learning laboratory where one has an opportunity to compliment their academic pursuits with quality hands-on work experience and on-the-job training.  

    Technology:
    Computer programs used on a regular basis include:  Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, etc.), IMLeagues, and Adobe Acrobat usage.

    Who Should Apply?:
    Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. This position provides numerous opportunities to gain skills that are beneficial in a variety of professions.

    Additional Information:
    Jenny Larson, Sport Clubs and Events Coordinator
    142 REC
    608-785-5228; jlarson2@uwlax.edu

    Graphic Designer

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    Job Description: 
    The Graphic Designer reports to the Rec Sports Department's Assistant Director. The graphic designer is responsible for creating and supporting the graphics needs for departmental promotional materials. The designer must be creative while still delivering a consistent "look" in the design, layout, artwork and color for all promotional materials including brochures, flyers, posters, logos, advertisements, t-shirts, etc.

    Specific Duties:

    1. Create, design and produces artwork for posters, table tents, advertisements, flyers, direct mail, postcards and web pages.
    2. Assist with the preparation of reports for administrative staff.
    3. Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.
    4. Work scheduled shift or inform Assistant Director of absence.
    5. Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment; wear staff apparel, nametag, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
    6. Support and promote all decisions, programs, and activities offered by the Recreational Sports Department.
    7. Serve as a positive representative while participating in university and departmental activities.
    8. Participate as desired in departmental, programmatic and event planning committees.
    9. Participate in self, peer, supervisory and participant evaluation process and attend weekly staff meetings.
    10. Complete other duties as assigned.

    Time Commitment and Pay: 
    Position requires a commitment of 15-20 hours a week,  Working some evenings and weekends are required.  Hours are flexible to meet class schedule.  Starting pay range:  $7.25-7.50/hour (dependent upon meetings, office hours, and events).

    Requirements:

    • Experience in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator preferred
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to handle a variety of tasks and use good time management skills
    • Previous graphic design or art experience (paid, volunteer, or classroom)
    • Have an interest in the various programs and services that the Rec Sports Department provides
    • Be self-motivated, able to work with minimum supervision and able to receive constructive criticism 

     Learning Laboratory: 

    The Recreational Sports Department is a learning laboratory where one has an opportunity to compliment their academic pursuits with quality hands-on work experience and on-the-job training.  

    Technology: 
    Computer programs that are used on a regular basis include:  Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Access, & Microsoft Word

    Who Should Apply: 
    Creative students looking for a challenge.

    Additional Information:
    Nathan Barnhart, Assistant Director
    130B REC 
    608-785-6530
    barnhart.nath@uwlax.edu

    Intramural Supervisor

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    Job Description: 
    Intramural Supervisors are responsible for the on-going organization and implementation of the intramural sports program. 

    Specific Duties :

    1. Serve as a resource by providing accurate and current information regarding intramural rules, policies, and procedures.
    2. Communicate and consistently enforce university, departmental, and intramural policies and procedures with all participants and co-workers; employ strong decision-making and conflict resolution skills when policies and/or procedures are violated.
    3. Assist with planning and administration of intramural leagues to include registration, scheduling, verification of eligibility and player status, supervision of play, and completion of daily/league reports and evaluations.
    4. Assist with hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of intramural officials and scorekeepers.
    5. Enter results and player information into IMLeagues.
    6. Develop good rapport and strong communication between intramural staff, officials, scorekeepers, team captains, and players.
    7. Serve as a customer service representative (see specific job description).
    8. Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.
    9. Work scheduled shift or complete employee schedule change process if unable to work.
    10. Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment; wear staff apparel, nametag, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
    11. Support and promote all decisions, programs, and activities offered by the Recreational Sports Department.
    12. Serve as a positive representative while participating in university and departmental activities.
    13. Participate as desired in departmental, programmatic and event planning committees.
    14. Participate in self, peer, supervisory and participant evaluation process and attend weekly staff meetings.
    15. Complete other duties as assigned.

    Time Commitment and Pay: 
    Position requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week.  Hours range from 6:00am - 12:00am.  Working some evenings, weekends, holidays, and breaks are required.  Hours are flexible to meet class schedule.  Starting pay:  $8.00/hour (may range dependent upon meetings, customer service hours, and supervising).

    Requirements: 
    Ideal candidates should possess strong communication skills, be team-oriented, and have experience and/or a willingness to develop leadership, conflict resolution, decision-making, time management, and organizational skills.  Interest and familiarity with sports is beneficial.

    Learning Laboratory: 
    The Recreational Sports Department is a learning laboratory where students have the opportunity to compliment academic pursuits with quality hands-on work experience and on-the-job training.

    Who Should Apply?:
    Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.  This position provides numerous opportunities to gain skills that are beneficial in a variety of professions.

    Additional Information:
    Matt Schneider, Intramural Sports Coordinator
    130D REC
    608-785-5221
    mschneider@uwlax.edu

    Outdoor Connection Representative & Trip Leader

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    Job Description:
    Outdoor Connection Representatives (OC Reps) are responsible for managing the daily operations and trips program of the Outdoor Connection (OC).  

    Specific Duties:

    1.  Outdoor Gear Rental Desk

    • Serve as a resource by providing accurate and current information regarding outdoor recreation equipment and programs offered by Outdoor Connection.
    • Maintain, clean, organize and repair outdoor rental equipment.
    • Responsible for opening and closing procedures for Outdoor Connection.
    • Perform cash, campus cash and credit card transactions on university point of sale (POS) system..
    • Reserve, exchange, inventory, and maintain outdoor rental equipment.
    • Serve as public relations representative for the Outdoor Connection by assisting with promotions of programs and rentals.
    • Assist in developing an outdoor resource library.

    2.  Trip Leading

    • Assist in planning and developing trips/clinics/classes.
    • Lead and guide day, weekend and extended trips, events, clinics and classes.
    • Conduct pre-trip/event meetings with participants.
    • Assist in promoting and advertising all outdoor recreation and Rec Sports events.
    • Provide positive public relations, program promotion and policy education.
    • Assist and perform pre and post trip logistics and administrative tasks.
    • Scout, inspect and prepare trip locations/sites and necessary equipment.
    • Maintain files on each event/trip/clinic.
    • Respond to and follow all risk management/emergency procedures.
    • Submit incident/injury report forms with appropriate documentation in timely manner.
    • Stay current on outdoor trends and practices

    3.  General Duties

    • Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.
    • Work scheduled shift or complete employee schedule change process if unable to work.
    • Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment; wear staff apparel, nametag, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
    • Support and promote all decisions, programs, and activities offered by the Recreational Sports Department.
    • Serve as a positive representative while participating in university and departmental activities.
    • Participate as desired in departmental, programmatic and event planning committees.
    • Participate in self, peer, supervisory, and participant evaluation process and attend bi-monthly staff meetings, and staff training
    • Complete other duties as assigned.

    Time Commitment and Pay: 
    Position requires a commitment of 7-10 hours per week.  Hours range from 10:00am - 7:00pm.  Working some evenings, weekends, holidays, and breaks are required.  Schedules are flexible to meet class schedule.  Starting pay:  $7.25/hour.

    Preferred Experience: 

    • Participation in Campus Recreation Outdoor Trip Leader Training Program
    • Previous outdoor leadership experience
    • Background in leading trips/clinics/classes is desirable
    • Knowledge of specific outdoor focus and Pepperdine Policies
    • Awareness of safety concerns and risk management
    • Experience working in a customer service-oriented environment
    • Ability to provide positive customer service
    • Awareness of, and appreciation for, individual uniqueness and diversity
    • Commitment to student development, leadership and teamwork
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to provide a welcoming, inclusive environment for participants
    • A base knowledge of the local recreation areas is beneficial for candidates  

    Learning Laboratory: 
    The Recreational Sports Department is a learning laboratory where students have the opportunity to compliment academic pursuits with quality hands-on work experience and on-the-job training.

    Who Should Apply: 
    Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.  This position provides numerous opportunities to gain skills that are beneficial in a variety of professions.  No prior trip leading experience is necessary but encouraged.

    Additional information:
    Nathan Barnhart, Assistant Director
    130B REC
    608-785-6530
    nbarnhart@uwlax.edu

    Personal Trainer

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    Job Description:
    Strength Center (SC) Personal Trainers are responsible to assess, create and implement training programs for their unique clients. The trainer is also responsible for all scheduling of clients and tracking accurate records of client's attendance, payment history and scheduling a meeting for an initial consultation.

    Specific Duties:
    1. Serve as a resource by providing accurate and current information regarding recreation and university-related programs and facilities.
    2. Communicate and consistently enforce university, departmental, and SC policies and procedures with all users and co-workers; employ strong decision-making and conflict resolution skills with customer(s) when policies and/or procedures are violated.
    3. Coordinate emergency and evacuation procedures of the SC that include care for injured, initiation of emergency action plan, notification of appropriate university authorities, and completion of paperwork.
    4. Report all injuries, damage, equipment needs, and user issues to administrative staff through incident and injury reports as necessary.
    5. Anticipate potential risks of injury and take measures to remove them.
    6. Effectively and properly motivate individuals at all skill and fitness levels.
    7. Provide accurate fitness information and address participant's questions. Personal trainers must have the ability to motivate participants.
    8. Have the ability to identify incorrect lifting techniques and how to correct the individual. 
    9. Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.
    10. Personal trainers must work with SC Supervisors are responsible for monitoring lifters, enforcing SC rules, cleaning equipment and maintaining a safe environment as well as opening and closing procedures.
    11. Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment; wear staff apparel, nametag, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
    12. Support and promote all decisions, programs, and activities offered by the Recreational Sports Department.
    13. Serve as a positive representative while participating in university and departmental activities.
    14. Participate as desired in departmental and programmatic committees that include Student Advisory Council, Emergency Response Team (ERT), B.E.S.T. Committee (Building Exceptional Service Together), and special events planning.
    15. Participate in self, peer, supervisory and participant evaluation process and attend weekly staff meetings.
    16. Complete other duties as assigned.
    Time Commitment and Pay
    Expect 2 to 4 clients, with the option to pick up additional hours. Hours range from 6:00am - 11:00pm Monday-Thursday, 6:00am-7:00pm on Friday, 10:00am-7:00pm on Saturday and Noon-10:00pm on Sunday.  Schedules are based on client availability. Starting pay: lump sum $10.00-$15.00/hour. 

    Requirements
    It is the responsibility of the candidate to maintain and hold an active, nationally recognized Personal Training Certification. Completion of ESS 368 and volunteer hours. Ideal candidates should possess strong communication skills, be team-oriented and have experience and/or a willingness to safely promote use of the weight room and other opportunities offered by the Strength Center.

    Learning Laboratory
    The Recreational Sports Department is a learning laboratory where students have the opportunity to compliment academic pursuits with quality hands-on work experience and on-the-job training. 

    Additional Information:
    Dennis Kline, Manager, REC Strength Center Manager
    160 REC
    608-785-6533
    dkline@uwlax.edu

    Strength Center Supervisor

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    Job Description:
    Strength Center (SC) Supervisors are responsible for the safety and security of the Strength Center and all those who use it. SC Supervisors are responsible for monitoring lifters, enforcing SC rules, cleaning equipment and maintaining a safe environment as well as opening and closing procedures.

    Specific Duties
    :
    1. Serve as a resource by providing accurate and current information regarding recreation and university-related programs and facilities.
    2. Communicate and consistently enforce university, departmental, and SC policies and procedures with all users and co-workers; employ strong decision-making and conflict resolution skills with customer(s) when policies and/or procedures are violated.
    3. Coordinate emergency and evacuation procedures of the SC that include care for injured, initiation of emergency action plan, notification of appropriate university authorities, and completion of paperwork.
    4. Report all injuries, damage, equipment needs, and user issues to administrative staff through incident and injury reports as necessary.
    5. Anticipate potential risks of injury and take measures to remove them.
    6. Effectively and properly motivate individuals while maintaining a customer service oriented atmosphere.
    7. Supervise and instruct proper lifting techniques and assist in spotting heavy lifts when necessary. 
    8. Administer platform testing and participate in SC programs including Fitness Tuesday challenges and Wellness Wednesdays.
    9. Clean and maintain facility and all equipment within.
    10. Perform opening and closing procedures of the SC.
    11. Additional opportunities include personal training and teaching prowler and Eagle Fit classes.
    12. Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.
    13. Work scheduled shift or complete employee schedule change process if unable to work.
    14. Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment; wear staff apparel, nametag, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
    15. Support and promote all decisions, programs, and activities offered by the Recreational Sports Department.
    16. Serve as a positive representative while participating in university and departmental activities.
    17. Participate as desired in departmental and programmatic committees.
    18. Participate in self, peer, supervisory and participant evaluation process and attend weekly staff meetings.
    19. Complete other duties as assigned.
    Time Commitment and Pay
    Expect to work a minimum of 6 hours per week, with the option to pick up additional hours. Hours range from 6:00am-11:00pm Monday-Thursday, 6:00am-7:00pm on Friday, 10:00am-7:00pm on Saturday and Noon-11:00pm on Sunday.  Schedules are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: $7.50/hour. 

    Requirements
    Completion of ESS 205 and ESS 206 or BIO 312 and BIO 313 or the equivalent Anatomy and Physiology courses by end of spring semester. Must have the ability to deadlift 100 lbs. Ideal candidates should possess strong communication skills, be team-oriented and have experience and/or a willingness to safely promote use of the weight room and other opportunities offered by the Strength Center.

    Learning Laboratory
    The Recreational Sports Department is a learning laboratory where students have the opportunity to compliment academic pursuits with quality hands-on work experience and on-the-job training. 

    Additional Information:
    Dennis Kline, Manager, REC Strength Center Manager
    160 REC
    608-785-5210
    dkline@uwlax.edu

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    GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

    Certified Athletic Trainer Graduate Assistant

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    Responsibilities
    Responsible for coordinating departmental athletic training coverage and the educational component of emergency response training for staff in collaboration with the Emergency Response Team (ERT) co-chairs. 

    Duties include :

    1.  Work closely with Sport Club Coordinator to:

    • coordinate sport club athletic training coverage for competitions and practices
    • gather, compile and evaluate sport club paperwork
    • organize and implement ImPACT testing with Rec Sports, Health Center and Gundersen Health Systems
    • assist with risk management component

    2.  Coordinate athletic training coverage as needed by department based on priorities:

    • sport club competitions & practices
    • intramural sports activities
    • races & tournaments

    3.  Coordinate educational emergency response training program for service staff based on the following components:

    • fall and spring staff training
    • online refreshers
    • videos
    • ERT red shirt reviews (with co-chairs)

    4.  Collaborate with ERT co-chairs to:

    • plan, organize, and conduct bi-monthly ERT meetings
    • create new scenarios for red shirt reviews
    • implement and evaluate red shirt reviews
    • plan and develop new educational videos

    5.  Complete regular inventory and stocking of first aid supplies.

    • maintain up-to-date inventory and process new orders
    • stock first aid kits and fanny packs in REC and Mitchell Hall Office
    • Assist with administrative duty as assigned during fall staff training.
    • Participate in Recreational Sports staff training and development activities.

    6.  Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, AED and Athletic Training.

    7.  Other duties as assigned.

    Requirement:
    Must obtain athletic training certification prior to start of fall semester classes.

    Stipend:
    $10,300 and full benefits included.  This position does not grant a tuition waiver.

    Apply online:
    https://employment.uwlax.edu/    Click on Graduate Assistant (GA)

    Additional Information:
    Mo McAlpine at 608-785-8698 or mmcalpine@uwlax.edu

    Intramural Sports Graduate Assistant

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    Program Description:
    The goal of the Intramural Sports Program is to provide each individual with the opportunity to participate in his/her favorite type of competition, and to explore and enjoy new or untried sport activities .  The Intramural Sports Program includes individual, dual, and team competitions in a variety of events, and in men's, women's, and co-rec divisions.

    Responsibilities:  Responsible for working with Intramural Sports Coordinator and Intramural Supervisors to plan, organize, and administer all aspects of intramural leagues for assigned activities.  Graduate assistant will need general understanding of sport rules, official's mechanics, intramural policies and procedures, as well as working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. 

    Duties include:

    1.  Assist in the planning of weekly staff meetings with administrative and undergraduate intramural supervisors.

    2.  Organize and implement all administrative aspects of intramural leagues for assigned activities:

    • prepare and compile league registration materials
    • ensure league schedules are completed and prepared for entire season
    • update rules sheets and oversee all paperwork pertinent to season, including score sheets and electronic forms
    • assist with equipment inventory and monitor equipment usage

    3.  Develop and maintain league information including:

    • registration information, schedules, results, and roster updates on IMLeagues
    • playoff information and brackets on IMLeagues
    • update information for supervisors on iPads

    4.  Work with intramural supervisors and coordinator to recruit, hire, train, schedule, and evaluate officials and scorers:

    • plan, organize, and conduct officials/scorers clinic, incorporating intramural supervisor staff and clinicians
    • schedule officials/scorers for league play and playoffs games
    • work with intramural supervisors to conduct evaluations
    • assist with nomination process for officials/scorers of the week
    • aid in the development of the Student Officials Association

    5.  Work with intramural supervisors to oversee play and conduct league:

    • evaluate conduct of players, officials, scorers
    • interpret rules and verify eligibility when necessary

    6.  Create and update post-season playoff brackets according to team conflicts and facility schedule.

    7.  Complete final activity reports:

    • summarize information on daily league reports completed by intramural supervisor
    • provide league comments/evaluation

    8.  Assist with assigned administrative duty to include coordination of payroll paperwork and hiring of officials and scorers.

    9.  Participate in Recreational Sports staff training and development activities.

    10.  Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.

    11.  Other duties as assigned.

    Stipend
    $10,300 and full benefits included.  This position does not grant a tuition waiver.

    Apply online:  
    https://employment.uwlax.edu/    Click on Graduate Assistant (GA)

    For more Information:
    Contact Mo McAlpine at 608-785-8698 or mmcalpine@uwlax.edu

    Sport Clubs and Events Graduate Assistant

    Program Description:  
    The Rec Sports Department provides leadership to the growing Sport Clubs and Events program areas.  Sports Clubs is one of the largest student run organizations.  There are currently 21 sport club teams (activity, competitive on-campus, and competitive off campus clubs) with a membership of nearly 400 students. Events are organized under 3 areas of activity:  late night events, road races, and tournaments with over 10,000 total participations. 

    Responsibilities: 
    The Rec Sports Graduate Assistant (GA) will support the Coordinator of Sport Clubs & Events to administer, coordinate, plan, organize, implement and provide leadership to Sport Clubs and Events.

    Duties include :

    1.  Lead sport club and executive council membership meetings:

    • organize weekly meetings and trainings for the executive council
    • assist with semester meetings with club officers
    • assist in the development and implementation of New Officer training (Fall/Spring)
    • send out communications to teams about upcoming deadlines and events

    2.  Ensure sport clubs follow all applicable policies and procedures:

    • maintain and update sport club handbook used by members and club officers
    • update sport club and events websites to reflect changes in policies and procedures
    • update team memberships, liability and medical waivers, and team travel paperwork
    • initiate discipline action when needed

    3.  Assist in scheduling athletic trainers for home competitions and events.

    4.  Serve as the event manager during home competitions and events:

    • ensure facilities and equipment are properly set up
    • supervise home club competitions- scheduling facilities, event staff
    • supervise event supervisors, planning committee and volunteers

    5.  Provide leadership to event supervisors and event planning committees:

    • recruit committee members to assist with event planning
    • develop committee responsibilities
    • lead and organize planning meetings

    6.  Assist in fundraising, marketing, and sponsorships for sport clubs and events.

    7.  Participate in Recreational Sports staff training and development activities.

    8.  Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.

    9.  Other duties as assigned. 

    Stipend:  
    $10,300 and full benefits included.  This position does not grant a tuition waiver.

    Apply online:  
    https://employment.uwlax.edu/    Click on Graduate Assistant (GA)

    Additional Information:
    Contact Mo McAlpine at 608-785-8698 or mmcalpine@uwlax.edu

    For additional employment information, contact Mo McAlpine at 785-8698 or mmcalpine@uwlax.edu.

    UW-L Rec Sports is an AA/EOE Employer