Job Descriptions

STAFF POSITIONS

Bike Mechanic expanding section

Job Description:
Keep our rental bike fleet and Green Bikes rolling smooth by maintaining and repairing bikes.

Key Characteristics:  

  1. Mechanically inclined
  2. Patient
  3. Observant

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: Fall 2023 - $10-$12/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

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, Associate Director
130B REC
608.785.6530
nbarnhart@uwlax.edu

Building Manager expanding section

Job Description:

Strive to cultivate a positive and safe experience for all who enter the REC. BMs address patron needs, manage facility schedules and operations, promote policy compliance, mentor co-workers, balance the cash register, and secure the building.

Key Characteristics:

  1. Empathetic
  2. Self-Starter
  3. Committed
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.
  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. 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: Fall 2023- $12/hour
 
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:
Neil Ostlund, Associate Director
130C REC
608.785.8698
Climbing Wall Supervisor expanding section

Job Description:

Help people discover the sport of rock climbing by managing the daily operations of the REC Climbing Wall and teaching belay and climbing classes.

Key Characteristics:

  1. Passion for climbing
  2. Desire to teach others
  3. Friendly

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. 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: Fall 2023-$10/hour

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

Competitive Sports Supervisor expanding section

Job Description:

Help keep the spirit of competition alive by overseeing sports activities, monitoring contests, managing facilities, and supervising officials and scorekeepers on game days. Competitive Sports Supervisors will oversee intramural activities between UWL students/faculty/staff and sport club competitions between UWL sport club teams and opposing school teams. 

Key Characteristics:

  1. Passion for sports
  2. Problem solver
  3. Good interpersonal communication

Specific Duties:

  1. Serve as a resource by providing accurate and current information regarding competitive sports rules, policies, and procedures.
  2. Communicate and consistently enforce University, departmental, and competitive sports 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. Supervise sport club tournaments and competitions, including filling out reports (events/injury), assisting with injuries, and policy enforcement. 
  5.  Assist with training, supervision, and evaluation of intramural officials, intramural scorekeepers, and sport club officers. Public speaking and presenting will be necessary at training clinics and meetings.
  6. Enter results and player information into IMLeagues.
  7. Develop good rapport and strong communication between intramural staff, officials, scorekeepers, team captains, and players.
  8. Serve as a customer service representative at the REC info counter for 4-5 hours during the week per semester and up to 3 weekends per semester(see specific job description).
  9. 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 may vary depending on how many home sport club competitions are scheduled. 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: Fall 2023-$11/hour (may range dependent upon customer service hours and supervising).

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, Competitive Sports Coordinator
130D REC
608.785.5221
atackett@uwlax.edu

Customer Service Representative (CSR) expanding section

Job Description:

Help create a welcoming environment while serving as the first point of contact at the Information Counter. CSRs provide support and seek satisfaction for all patrons by answering questions, validating memberships, processing payments, assisting with program registrations, and checking out equipment.

Key Characteristics:

  1. Relatable
  2. Enthusiastic
  3. Attentive
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. 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: Fall 2023- $10/hour

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:
Neil Ostlund, Associate Director
130C REC
608.785.8698
Esports Representative expanding section

Job Description 

Help create a welcoming environment while serving as the first point of contact in the EZONE Esports & Gaming space. Representatives  provide support and seek satisfaction for all patrons by answering questions, validating memberships, assisting with program registrations, troubleshooting issues and checking out equipment.  

Key Characteristics  

  1. Attentive 
  2. Problem Solver
  3. Passion for gaming   

Duties 

  • Serve as a resource by providing accurate and current information regarding recreation and University-related programs and facilities. 
  • Communicate and consistently enforce university, departmental, and facility policies and procedures with all users and co-workers. 
  • Serve customers in person and on the telephone in a professional and courteous manner. 
  • Assist building manager with facility operations  
  • Checkout, maintain, clean, organize, inventory and repair gaming equipment. 
  • Responsible for opening and closing procedures for the facility. 
  • Monitor Fusion access system to verify eligibility of all users  
  • Assist with registration for esports and gaming programming 
  • Implement emergency procedures that include care for injured, initiation of emergency action plan, notification of appropriate university authorities, and completion of report forms. 
  • Report all injuries, damage, equipment needs, and user issues to administrative staff through incident and accident reports as necessary. 
  • Respond to questions, problems, complaints and suggestions given by participants. 
  • Provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for participants so everyone feels welcome and valued. 
  • Problem solve, help resolve conflicts or answer questions that arise in the facility. 
  • Other duties as assigned   

Required Qualifications 

  • Commitment to Rec Sports’ mission, vision, values, and EDI statements 
  • Positive attitude 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations 
  • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of gaming consoles (Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch) and games 
  • Knowledge of online esports leagues, games and equipment (PCs and peripherals)  
  • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons
  • Outstanding customer service skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  

Time Commitment & Pay Rate:  

Position requires a commitment of  6-10 hours per week. Hours range from 3pm-11pm Monday-Friday; 12pm-10pm Saturday-Sunday. Working multiple evenings and weekends are required. Assigned shifts are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: Fall 2023- $10/hour

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: 

Jeff Keenan, Director 
130C REC 
608.785.5228
jkeenan@uwlax.edu
 

Fitness Center Supervisor expanding section
Job Description:

Fitness Center (FC) supervisors facilitate a safe and encouraging environment within the Fitness Center.

Key Characteristics:  

  1.  Encouraging
  2. Open minded
  3. Advocate for others
Specific Duties:
  1. Actively welcome, encourage and engage with members within a customer service driven atmosphere.
  2. Serve as an advocate 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.
Time Commitment and Pay:
Expect to work a minimum of 7-8 hours per week, with the option to pick up additional hours. Hours range from 6am-10pm Monday-Friday, 10am-10pm Saturday and 11am-10pm Sunday. Working some evenings, weekends, holidays, and breaks are required. Assigned shifts are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: Fall 2023- $10/hour

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, Fitness Coordinator 
160 REC
608.785.6533
Graphic Designer-Print & Multimedia expanding section

Job Description:
The Graphic Designer reports to the Rec Sports Department's Assistant Director. The Graphic Designer working with print and multi-media content is responsible for creating and supporting the graphics and promotional needs for the Rec Sports Department. 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. Is also responsible for creating short videos, animations, and social media posts.

Key Characteristics:  

  1. Creative
  2. Stick-to-itiveness
  3. Thick skin

Specific Duties:

  • Create, design, and produces artwork for posters, table tents, advertisements, flyers, direct mail, postcards, and web
    pages.
  • Assist with the preparation of reports for administrative staff.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment and Pay:
The position requires a commitment of 15-20 hours a week. Hours are flexible to meet students' class schedules, but some evenings and weekends may be required. Starting pay: Fall 2023- $10-$12/hour based on skills & experience. 

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)
  • Interest in the various programs and services provided by the Rec Sports Department
  • Be self-motivated, able to work with minimum supervision, and able to receive constructive criticism

Technology:
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Access, & Microsoft Word used daily.

Who Should Apply:
Creative students who are looking for a challenge and want to learn new skills.

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

Group Fitness Instructor expanding section

Job Description

Group Fitness Instructors are responsible for leading, motivating and programing safe, effective exercises that are within the scope of their respective certification type.

Key Characteristics:  

  1.  Empathetic
  2.  Passionate
  3.  Engaging 

Specific Duties:

  1. Provide class with appropriate music selection to match class type and tempo.
  2. Serve as a resource for accurate information related to fitness.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use of equipment and exercise technique. 
  4. Instruct class through effective warm-up and cool down.
  5. Adjust class difficulty with progressions and modifications that will challenge all fitness and ability levels.
  6. Provide a welcoming and inclusive environment that is focused around building community and embracing all pursuits of wellness. 

Time Commitment and Pay:

Expect 2-4 individual classes per semester, with the option to pick up additional classes as a substitute.  Schedules are based on your availability and facility availability. Pay is based on years of experience. Starting pay starting Fall 2023 with 0-1 years experience is $14.50/hour, each consecutive year of experience is an additional $1/hour.

Requirements:

It is the responsibility of the candidate to maintain and hold an active certification for their respective class type. Ideal candidates should possess strong communication skills, be team-oriented passionate and motivated to grow and improve as an instructor.


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, Fitness Coordinator 
160 REC
608.785.6533

 

Intramural Sports Official expanding section

Job Description

Intramural sports officials are responsible for presiding over intramural contests, enforcing rules, and ensuring participant safety during all intramural activities. Officials report to their assigned competitive sports supervisor for each night they work and are organized overall by the competitive sports coordinator. Apply here.

Key Characteristics:

  • Passion for sports
  • Thick skin
  • Willingness to learn

Specific Duties:

  • Attend all pre-season clinics and in-season development sessions
  • Know and enforce all established activity rules during contests
  • Arrive on time in appropriate attire
  • Serve as a customer service liaison for participants
  • Assist with equipment set up and take down at the site of competition
  • Assist intramural supervisors with checking participants in at the site of competition
  • Responsible for contest oversight and game control, including players and spectators
  • Monitor and enforce established sportsmanship guidelines
  • Ensure proper use of all program-issued equipment
  • Properly mediate disputes, rule interpretations, and conflict
  • Participate in officials evaluations

Time Commitment and Pay:
Position requires a commitment of 6-10 hours per week. Student employees can work up to 20 hours each week. Hours may vary depending on how many teams register for leagues. Hours range from 5:00pm - 12:00am. Intramural sports are offered Sunday-Thursday evenings. Assigned shifts are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: $9/hour, Fall 2023 - $11/hour.

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 post-college professions. Position is work-study eligible.

Additional Information:
Ali Tackett, Competitive Sports Coordinator
130D REC
608.785.5221
atackett@uwlax.edu

Intramural Sports Scorekeeper expanding section

Job Description

Intramural sports scorekeepers are responsible for keeping score of flag football, basketball, and softball contests. They enforce rules and assist supervisors and officials with ensuring participant safety during intramural activities. Scorers report to their assigned competitive sports supervisor for each night they work and are organized overall by the competitive sports coordinator. Apply here.

Key Characteristics:

  • Passion for sports
  • Quick thinking in a fast paced game environment
  • Friendly and welcoming person

Specific Duties:

  • Attend all pre-season clinics and in-season development sessions
  • Know and enforce all established activity rules during contests
  • Arrive on time in appropriate attire
  • Serve as a customer service liaison for participants
  • Assist with equipment set up and take down at the site of competition
  • Assist intramural supervisors with checking participants in at the site of competition
  • Assist with contest oversight and game control, including players and spectators
  • Monitor and enforce established sportsmanship guidelines
  • Ensure proper use of all program-issued equipment
  • Properly mediate disputes, rule interpretations, and conflict
  • Participate in scorers evaluations

Time Commitment and Pay:
This position requires a commitment of 6-10 hours per week. Student employees can work up to 20 hours each week. Hours may vary depending on how many teams register for leagues. Hours range from 5:00pm - 12:00am. Intramural sports are offered Sunday-Thursday evenings. Assigned shifts are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: $8.25/hr, Fall 2023 - $10/hour.

Who Should Apply:
Scorekeeper positions are reserved for work study students first. If there are open positions, we will take additional applicants. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. This position provides numerous opportunities to gain skills that are beneficial in a variety of post-college professions.

Additional Information:
Ali Tackett, Competitive Sports Coordinator
130D REC
608.785.5221
atackett@uwlax.edu

Lifeguard expanding section

Job Description: 

Maintain safe conditions in the Mitchell Hall indoor pool, on the deck, and surrounding areas. Responsible for securing the pool, maintaining safety, responding appropriately to emergencies, providing customer service, and enforcing all pool policies and procedures.

Key Characteristics

1.  Observant
2.  Personable
3.  Committed

Specific Duties:

  1. Maintain safety and constant surveillance of patrons in and around the pool through consistent enforcement of health and safety rules, policies, and guidelines.
  2. Coordinate emergency and evacuation procedures that include care for injured, initiation of emergency action plan, notification of appropriate university authorities, and completion of paperwork.
  3. Respond to emergency situations immediately in accordance with Rec Sports policies and procedures; provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  4. Verify eligibility and identification of all users entering the pool.
  5. Communicate and enforce all regulations and pool rules in a personable and professional manner; employ strong decision-making and conflict resolution skills with patrons when policies and/or procedures are not followed.
  6. Represent Recreational Sports with professional appearance and attitude at all times while maintaining a high standard of customer service.
  7. Ensure that all pool equipment is used and stored safely; perform routine safety checks of rescue tubes and backboards and inform appropriate authorities when maintenance is needed.
  8. Record hourly participation numbers and complete daily checklist.
  9. Attend all scheduled staff in-services.

Time Commitment and Pay: 
Position requires a commitment of 6-8 hours per week including weekends. Hours range from 12-1pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 8-10:30pm Mon-Friday; 12-3pm Saturdays; and 1-4pm Sundays.  Schedules are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: $9/hour, Fall 2023 - $11/hour

Requirements: 
Current lifeguard certification is required prior to employment and must be maintained throughout employment. All applicants must submit verification of current certification and attend the scheduled hiring session to be considered.

Who Should Apply: 
Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates should possess strong communication skills and be team oriented. Position is work-study eligible.

Additional information:
Neil Ostlund, Associate Director
130C REC
608-785-8698
nostlund@uwlax.edu

 

Marketing & Event Supervisor expanding section

Job Description:

Help plan fun events including races (i.e. Turkey Trot,), tournaments (i.e. Sandblast, Paddle Battle), and others including RECtoberfest, Night on the Slopes and more. 

Key Characteristics:

  1. Creative
  2. Ambitious
  3. Collaborative

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. 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.
  10. Serve as a customer service representative (see specific job description).
  11. Complete other duties as assigned.

Required Dates:  
Marketing & 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: Fall 2023 -  $10.25/hr (lower pay rate for CSR shifts)

Technology:
Computer programs used on a regular basis include: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Canva.

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:
Hannah Grabow, Coordinator of Marketing and Events
143 REC
608.785.6529; hgrabow@uwlax.edu

Outdoor Connection Representative & Trip Leader expanding section

Job Description:

Help people experience the wonders of nature, teach outdoor activity skills, provide customer service at the rental desk, and organize trips.

Key Characteristics:

  1.  Curiosity
  2. Wanderlust
  3.  Flexibility

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

  • Be willing to pursue Wilderness First Responder certification if interested in leading extended break trips.
  • Conduct trip planning tasks outside of the work schedule if unable to complete during scheduled shifts.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment and Pay:
Position requires a commitment of 7-10 hours per week. Hours range from 10-6 pm. Working some evenings, weekends, holidays, and breaks are required. Assigned shifts are flexible to meet the class schedule. Starting pay: Starting pay: Fall 2023- $10/hour. Trip pay as a lump sum based on the duration of the outing/trip.

Preferred Experience:

  • 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
  • Base knowledge of the local recreation areas is beneficial for candidates  

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, Associate Director
130B REC
608.785.6530
nbarnhart@uwlax.edu

Personal Trainer expanding section

Job Description:

Fitness Center 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.

Key Characteristics:  

  1.  Adaptive
  2.  Strong communicator
  3.  Motivator

Specific Duties:

  1. Serve as an ambassador for health and fitness through participation and promotion of FC programs, workshops and events.
  2. Serve as a resource for accurate information related to fitness and proper use of equipment.
  3. Perform customized health assessments to highlight clients’ needs.
  4. Assist clients in setting realistic goals and building a program that will properly attain them.
  5. Provide clients with accurate exercise instruction through verbal ques and demonstration.
  6. Motivate individuals at all skill and fitness levels.

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: Starting pay: Fall 2023- $15/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.

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, Fitness Coordinator 
160 REC
608.785.6533
Student Custodial Assistant expanding section

Job Description

Student Custodians assist the full time custodial staff in keeping the REC facility clean and welcoming. 

Key Characteristics

  1. Hard Working 
  2. Attention to Detail
  3. Observant 

Specific Duties

  • Vacuum carpeting and entrance matting.
  • Sweep/dust mop/wet mop floors and stairwells.
  • Machine scrub and dust mop flooring.
  • Clean entrance door glass and mirrors
  • Remove trash and recyclables from building to outside dumpsters.
  • Clean and maintain custodial equipment.
  • Maintain all sidewalks, steps and entryways free of ice and snow during inclement weather.
  • Assist with the setup, takedown, and cleaning associated with scheduled events.
  • Help with other custodial functions as needed.
Time Commitment and Pay:
This position requires a commitment of 5-10 hours per week. Students primarily work a set schedule each semester based on their availability.  Starting pay: Fall 2023 - $11/hour

Who Should Apply:
Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Position is work-study eligible.

Additional Information:
Leeann Dobson, Custodial Services Supervisor
University Centers
608.785.6483

General Expectations

  • Maintain current certifications in adult and pediatric first aid, CPR, and AED. 
  • Work scheduled shift or complete employee substitute process on WhenToWork 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 administrative decisions, programs, and activities offered by the Recreational Sports Department. 
  • Serve as a positive representative while participating in University and departmental activities. 
  • Participate in self, peer, supervisory, and participant evaluation process and attend staff meetings/training sessions. 

UWL Rec Sports is an AA/EOE Employer

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