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SERVICE STAFF POSITIONS

Bike Mechanic expanding section

Job Description:
Outdoor Connection bike mechanics repair, check and fix bikes for the Green Bike Program and the daily rental fleet. 

Specific Duties:

  • Repair or build donated bikes for use in our long term rental program 
  • Complete City of La Crosse bike licensing forms
  • Quickly respond to equipment repair requests
  • Maintain the daily rental fleet
  • Maintain a clean and organized work bench
  • Prepare bikes for outings
  • Assist with related material (such as bicycle accessories, tools, tour preparation materials) and inventory management as needed
  • Potential to teach basic bike maintenance clinics such as: changing a tire, adjusting breaks and derailleurs
  • May need to attend bike trips to provide technical assistance to groups

General:

  • Maintain current certifications in adult and pediatric 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, and supervisory evaluation process and attend staff meetings/training sessions
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Time Commitment and Pay:
Position requires a commitment of 7-10 hours per week. Hours are very flexible and accommodate class schedule. Starting pay: $7.75-$10/hour based on experience.

Preferred Experience:

  • Prior experience working in a bike shop 
  • Knowledge of a variety of bikes including from the 60's to today 
  • Wheel building
  • Crank arm replacement
  • Change derailleurs
  • Headset overhaul
  • Changing brakes, brake levers and shifter levers
  • Changing all kinds of cables
  • Limit screws adjustment (both derailleurs)
  • Center brakes
  • Chain check, replacement

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. Position is work-study eligible. 

Additional information:
Nathan Barnhart, Assistant Director
130B REC
608.785.6530
nbarnhart@uwlax.edu

Building Manager expanding section

Job Description:

The Building Manager (BM) is responsible for the safety and security of the Recreational Eagle Center (REC) and Mitchell Hall recreation facilities. BMs are responsible for securing the building, maintaining safety, cash drawer, supervising co-workers, 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, laundry, cleaning, and hourly usage reports on iPad.
  6. Lead equipment and facility set ups/tear downs for intramural activities, informal recreation, and events. 
  7. Serve student recreation needs through organization, exchange, and inventory of sports equipment, intramural jerseys, and lockers.
  8. Perform transactions and complete daily opening/closing procedures on Fusion point of sale (POS) system.
  9. Monitor Fusion access system to verify eligibility of all users entering through the REC turnstile.
  10. Assist with registration for intramural activities, fitness programs, and special events.
  11. Maintain safety and security of Mitchell Hall (MH) swimming pool during lap swimming hours through opening/closing procedures and frequent rounds.
  12. Ensure lifeguards comply with departmental procedures and maintain safety in the (MH) swimming pool through supervision during rounds.
  13. Coordinate emergency and evacuation procedures that include care for injured, initiation of emergency action plan, notification of appropriate university authorities, and completion of electronic documentation.
  14. Report all injuries, damage, equipment needs, and user issues to administrative staff through incident and accident reports as necessary.
  15. Maintain current certifications in adult and pediatric first aid, CPR, and AED.
  16. Work scheduled shift or complete employee schedule change process on WhenToWork if unable to work.
  17. Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment; wear staff apparel, nametag, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
  18. Support and promote all administrative decisions, programs, and activities offered by the Recreational Sports Department.
  19. Serve as a positive representative while participating in University and departmental activities.
  20. Participate as desired in departmental, programmatic and event planning committees.
  21. Participate in self, peer, and supervisory evaluation process and attend staff meetings/training sessions.
  22. 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. Assigned shifts are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: $8.75/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. Position is work-study eligible.
 
Additional information:
Mo McAlpine, Associate Director
130C REC
608.785.8698; mmcalpine@uwlax.edu
Climbing Wall Supervisor expanding section

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 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 adult and pediatric 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 staff meetings/training sessions.
  16. Complete other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment and Pay:
Position requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week. Hours range from 5pm-9pm Monday-Friday; 3pm-6pm Saturday; & 5pm-8pm Sunday. Working multiple evenings, weekends, holidays, and breaks are required. Assigned shifts are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: $8.00/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. Position is work-study eligible.

Additional information:
Nathan Barnhart, Assistant Director
130B REC
608.785.6530
nbarnhart@uwlax.edu

Customer Service Representative (CSR) expanding section

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. CSRs 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 sales transactions on Fusion point of sale (POS) system.
  7. Monitor Fusion access system to verify eligibility of all users entering through the turnstile.
  8. Assist with registration for intramural activities, fitness programs, and special events.
  9. Implement emergency procedures that include care for injured, initiation of emergency action plan, notification of appropriate university authorities, and completion of report forms.
  10. Report all injuries, damage, equipment needs, and user issues to administrative staff through incident and accident reports as necessary.
  11. Maintain current certifications in adult and pediatric first aid, CPR, and AED.
  12. Work scheduled shift or complete employee substitute process on WhenToWork if unable to work.
  13. Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment; wear staff apparel, nametag, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
  14. Support and promote all administrative decisions, programs, and activities offered by the Recreational Sports Department.
  15. Serve as a positive representative while participating in University and departmental activities.
  16. Participate as desired in departmental, programmatic and event planning committees.
  17. Participate in self, peer, supervisory, and participant evaluation process and attend staff meetings/training sessions.
  18. Complete other duties as assigned such as folding brochures, posting schedules and promotional items, etc.
Time Commitment and Pay:
This position requires a commitment of 10-12 hours per week. Hours range from 5:50am - 12:00am with a large portion of the hours worked in the evening. Working some weekends, holidays, and breaks are required. Assigned shifts are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: $7.75/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. Position is work-study eligible.

Additional Information:
Mo McAlpine, Associate Director
130C REC
608.785.8698
mmcalpine@uwlax.edu
Fitness Center Supervisor expanding section
Job Description:
Fitness Center (FC) Supervisors are responsible for the safety and security of the Fitness Center and all those who use it. FC Supervisors are responsible for monitoring lifters, enforcing FC rules, cleaning equipment and maintaining a safe environment as well as opening and closing procedures.
 
Specific Duties:
  1. Actively welcome, encourage and engage with members within a customer service driven atmosphere.
  2. Serve as an ambassador for health and fitness through participation and promotion of FC programs, workshops and events.
  3. Communicate and consistently enforce FC 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.
  4. Anticipate potential risk of injury and take measures to remove them through knowledge of proper exercise technique; and spotting upon request.
  5. Perform daily duties such as: opening and closing procedures, equipment maintenance and sanitation, equipment checkout, inventory and hourly usage reports.
  6. Serve as a resource for accurate information related to fitness and proper use of equipment.
  7. Coordinate emergency and evacuation procedures of the FC that include care for injured, initiation of emergency action plan, notification of appropriate University authorities, and completion of paperwork.
  8. Report all injuries, damage, equipment needs, and user issues to administrative staff through incident and injury reports as necessary.
  9. Maintain current certifications in adult and pediatric 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 staff meetings/training sessions.
  16. 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 6am-11pm Monday-Friday, 10am-10pm Saturday and 11am-11pm Sunday. Working some evenings, weekends, holidays, and breaks are required. Assigned shifts are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: $8.00/hour. Position is work-study eligible.
 
Requirements:
Ideal candidates should possess strong communication skills, be team-oriented, and have experience and/or a willingness to safely promote participation in the Fitness 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. 

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 fitness experience is necessary but encouraged.

Additional Information:
Nick Berg, REC Fitness Center Manager
160 REC
608.785.6533
nberg@uwlax.edu
Graphic Designer expanding section

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 adult and pediatric 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 staff meetings/training sessions.
  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:  $7.75-8.00/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
nbarnhart@uwlax.edu

Intramural Supervisor expanding section

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 administration of intramural leagues to include verification of eligibility and player status, supervision of play, and completion of daily reports and evaluations.
  4.  Assist with training, supervision, and evaluation of intramural officials and scorekeepers. Public speaking and presenting will be necessary at training clinics for 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 adult and pediatric 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 staff meetings/training sessions.
  15. Complete other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment and Pay:
Position requires a commitment of 10-15 hours per week (exception: hours increase after spring break due to large number of intramural activities). Hours range from 6:00am - 12:00am. Working some evenings, weekends, holidays, and breaks are required. Assigned shifts are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: $8.50/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 and sports officiating are 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. Position is work-study eligible.

Additional Information:
Ali Tackett, Interim Competitive Sports Coordinator
143 REC
608.785.5221
atackett@uwlax.edu

Outdoor Connection Representative & Trip Leader expanding section

Job Description:
Outdoor Connection Representatives (OC Reps) are responsible for managing the daily operations of the rental counter and planning and leading trip programs 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 Fusion 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 adult and pediatric 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 staff meetings/training sessions
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment and Pay:
Position requires a commitment of 7-10 hours per week. Hours range from 10-6pm. Working some evenings, weekends, holidays, and breaks are required. Assigned shifts are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: $7.75/hour with trip pay as a lump sum based on duration of the outing/trip.

Preferred Experience:

  • Participation in Campus Recreation Outdoor Trip Leader Training Program
  • Previous outdoor leadership experience
  • Background in leading trips/clinics/classes is desirable
  • 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. Position is work-study eligible.

Additional information:
Nathan Barnhart, Assistant Director
130B REC
608.785.6530
nbarnhart@uwlax.edu

Personal Trainer expanding section

Job Description:
Fitness Center (FC) 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 an ambassador for health and fitness through participation and promotion of FC programs, workshops and events.
  2. Communicate and consistently enforce FC 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 as a resource for accurate information related to fitness and proper use of equipment.
  4. Perform customized health assessments to highlight clients’ needs.
  5. Assist clients in setting realistic goals and building a program that will properly attain them.
  6. Provide clients with accurate exercise instruction through verbal ques and demonstration.
  7. Effectively and properly motivate individuals at all skill and fitness levels.
  8. Assist Fitness Coordinator with instruction of LaXfit small group training classes when necessary.
  9. Assist Fitness coordinator with personalized fitness center consultations.
  10. Coordinate emergency and evacuation procedures of the FC 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 personal training and in adult and pediatric 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 and attend staff meetings/training sessions.
  19. Complete other duties as assigned.
Time Commitment and Pay:
Expect 2 to 4 clients, with the option to pick up additional hours. Schedules are based on client availability. Starting pay: $12.00/hour. 
 
Requirements:
It is the responsibility of the candidate to maintain and hold an active, nationally recognized personal training certification. 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 Fitness 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:
Nick Berg, Fitness Coordinator
REC Fitness Center
608.785.6533
nberg@uwlax.edu
Sport Club and Event Supervisor expanding section

Job Description:
Sport Club and Event Supervisors assist with the organization and implementation of a variety of departmental events including races (i.e. Turkey Trot, Run with the Chancellor), tournaments (i.e. Paddle Battle, Bag Toss), and alcohol alternative events (i.e. RECtoberfest, Night on the Slopes). Sport Club and Event Supervisors also assist with sport club events including competitions, tournaments, and fundraisers.

Specific Duties:

  1. Be a contributing member to the department by creating, organizing and implementing special events for the UWL students, staff, and greater La Crosse community member.   
  2. Assist with the creation, distribution, and maintenance of promotional tools including flyers, posters, and brochures as well as marketing methods such as social media, chalk, and window paint.
  3. Assist with the creation, distribution, and maintenance of promotional tools including flyers, posters, and brochures.
  4. Serve as a public relations representative while conducting yourself accordingly in meetings with campus organizations, speaking to various campus groups, and promoting events at tables and around campus.
  5. Manage registration processes, plan logistical details of events, reserve facilities and equipment, and work closely with staff and volunteers in the implementation of events.
  6. Organize and supervise planning committees and lead informational volunteer meetings prior to events.
  7. Supervise participants, volunteers, and staff as deemed necessary for each event.
  8. Conduct post-event participant surveys and event evaluations. Maintain accurate records regarding events through post-event reports and evaluation reports.
  9. Supervise club events, including filling out reports (event/injury), assisting with injuries, and policy enforcement.
  10. 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.
  11. Serve as a customer service representative (see specific job description).
  12. Maintain current certifications in adult and pediatric 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 committees.
  18. Participate in self, peer, supervisory and participant evaluation process and attend staff meetings/training sessions.
  19. Complete other duties as assigned.

Required Dates:  
Sport Club and Event Supervisors must be available to work Labor Day weekend (Moonlight Mile, RECfest), the Friday of Oktoberfest (RECtoberfest), 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. Assigned shifts are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay range:  $7.75-8.50/hour (dependent upon meetings, office hours, customer service rep. shifts 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).

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. Position is work-study eligible.

Additional Information:
Whitney Burress, Competitive Sports Coordinator
130D REC
608.785.5228; wburress@uwlax.edu

For additional employment information

Mo McAlpine  Profile of Mo McAlpine

Associate Director, Rec Sports
130C Recreational Eagle Center
mmcalpine@uwlax.edu
608.785.8698

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