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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 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, 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 Event Sup Job Description 2016 erseys, and lockers.
  7. Perform transactions and complete daily opening/closing procedures on Fusion point of sale (POS) system.
  8. Monitor Fusion 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 and attend staff meetings/training sessions.
  19. 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 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 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-Thursday; 5-8pm Friday & Sunday; 12pm-3pm Saturday.  Working multiple evenings, weekends, holidays, and breaks are required.  Schedules are flexible to meet class schedule.  Starting pay:  $7.50/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 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 injury reports as necessary.
  11. Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.
  12. Work scheduled shift or complete employee substitute process on D2L 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 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. 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 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.
  3. Serve as a public relations representative while conducting yourself accordingly in meetings 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. Supervise club events, including filling out reports (event/injury), assisting with injuries, and policy enforcement.
  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. Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, and AED.
  12. Work scheduled shift or complete employee schedule change process 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 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 committees.
  17. Participate in self, peer, supervisory and participant evaluation process and attend staff meetings/training sessions.
  18. 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 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:  $7.25-7.50/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

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 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 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. 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

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 staff meetings/training sessions.
  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 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.

Additional Information:
Matt Schneider, Intramural Sports Coordinator
130D REC
608.785.5221
mschneider@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, 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 2 to 4 clients, with the option to pick up additional hours. Hours range from 6am - 11pm Monday-Thursday, 6am-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday and Noon-11pm 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. 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
608.785.6533
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 Synrgy360 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, 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 to work a minimum of 6 hours per week, with the option to pick up additional hours. Hours range from 6am-11pm Monday-Thursday, 6am-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday and Noon-11pm Sunday.  Schedules are flexible to meet class schedule. Starting pay: $7.50/hour. 
 
 
Requirements:
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, REC Strength Center Manager
160 REC
608.785.5210
dkline@uwlax.edu
Bike Mechanic

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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 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!  Working some evenings, weekends, holidays, and breaks may be required.  Starting pay:  $7.25-$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.

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

ACTIVITY STAFF POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

Group Fitness Instructor

Group Fitness Coordinator
Tammy Zee
dztz@acegroup.cc

Employment Information:

Mo McAlpine, Associate Director
130C REC
608.785.8698
mmcalpine@uwlax.edu
Intramural Sports Official

Job Description:

Intramural Sports Officials are responsible for presiding over Intramural contests, enforcing rules, and ensuring participant safety during all Intramural-related activities. Officials report to their assigned Intramural Supervisor for each night they work and are organized overall by the Intramural Sports Coordinator.

Specific Duties:

  • 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
  • Enforce all established activity rules during contests
  • 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
  • Attend all pre-season training clinics and in-season development sessions

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.

Time Commitment and Pay:

Officials receive an average of 6-10 scheduled hours per week, with the option to pick up additional shifts/hours. Intramural contests are scheduled Sunday thru Thursday evenings/nights. Starting pay: $7.50/hour.

Requirements:

Officials need no prior experience. Our staff of WIAA-certified clinicians will train you! All interested applicants must attend all sport-specific training clinics prior to each season starting.

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:

Matt Schneider, Intramural Sports Coordinator
130D REC
608.785.5221
mschneider@uwlax.edu

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Lifeguard

Job Description:
Lifeguards maintain safe conditions in the Mitchell Hall indoor pool, on the deck, and surrounding areas. Lifeguards are responsible for securing the pool, maintaining safety, responding appropriately to emergencies, providing customer service, and enforcing all pool policies and procedures according to the Recreational Sports Department.

Specific Duties:

  • Maintain safety and constant surveillance of patrons in and around the pool through consistent enforcement of health and safety rules, policies, and guidelines.
  • Coordinate emergency and evacuation procedures that include care for injured, initiation of emergency action plan, notification of appropriate university authorities, and completion of paperwork.
  • 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.
  • Verify eligibility and identification of all users entering the pool.
  • 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 violated.
  • Represent Recreational Sports with professional appearance and attitude at all times while maintaining a high standard of customer service.
  • 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.
  • Record hourly participation numbers and complete daily checklist.
  • Work scheduled shift or complete employee schedule change process if unable to work.
  • Attend all scheduled staff in-services.
  • Maintain current certifications in first aid, CPR, AED and lifeguard.
  • Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment, wear lifeguard apparel, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
  • Serve as a positive representative while participating in university and departmental activities.

Time Commitment and Pay:
Position requires a commitment of 3-5 hours per week and approximately 9 hours on assigned weekend shifts (approximately one weekend per month).  Hours range from 12-1pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 7-10:30pm Mon-Friday; 12-3pm Saturdays; and 1-4pm Sundays.  Schedules are flexible to meet class schedule.  Starting pay:  $7.70/hour.

Requirements:
Current lifeguard certification is required prior to employment.  All applicants must complete online application, submit verification of current certification, and attend hiring session to be held on the first Thursday of Fall semester classes.

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

Additional information:
Mo McAlpine, Associate Director
130C REC
608.785.8698
mmcalpine@uwlax.edu

 

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.

Additional Information:
Mo McAlpine at 608.785.8698 or mmcalpine@uwlax.edu

Intramural Sports Graduate Assistant

download IM GA

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.

For more Information:
Contact Mo McAlpine at 608.785.8698 or mmcalpine@uwlax.edu

Sport Clubs and Events Graduate Assistant

download Sport Clubs and Events GA

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.

Additional Information:
Contact Mo McAlpine at 608.785.8698 or mmcalpine@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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