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Employment Opportunities

Delaware State University’s Department of Wellness and Recreation is excited to offer a number of opportunities for students to grow and develop professionally. The department is seeking friendly, customer service oriented staff members with a great work ethic and a passion for fitness. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the fun and rewarding world of Campus Recreation. Develop leadership and communication skills interacting with patrons on a daily basis; opportunities for promotion available.

Building Staff

Equipment Desk

  • Facilitate all equipment check-outs
  • Ensure all equipment is returned
  • Facilitate all lock check-outs for daily use lockers
  • Make rounds of the downstairs area (Court #1, Court #2, Wedge lounging area, Locker rooms)
  • Enforce all WRC policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all equipment is locked in Equipment Storage (Room 108) upon closing
  • Assist in the completion of daily equipment related activities (laundry, equipment cleaning, equipment inventory, etc.)
  • Attend all Wellness & Recreation student staff meetings and trainings

Front Desk

  • Provide quality customer service to all individuals entering the WRC
  • Facilitate proper completion of all membership applications
  • Enforce all facility rules and procedures
  • Monitor all individuals who come through the turnstiles
  • Ensure no one enters without a valid ID
  • Control music and make sure it is at an appropriate volume
  • Maintain organization of all paperwork and materials
  • Distribute department flyers and programming materials
  • Operates Juice Bar when needed
  • Attend all Wellness & Recreation student staff meetings and trainings

Weight Room

  • Ensure proper use of all Life Fitness workout equipment
  • Enforce all policies and procedures
  • Assist members with equipment usage upon request
  • Ensure all patrons benching have a spotter
  • Re-rack and organize weights as they are used
  • Wipe down all pads and handles periodically throughout  your shift
  • Make sure all gym wipes are replenished and that a wipe can be pulled out
  • Make rounds of the weight room area to ensure proper vision of all areas
  • Keep desk and paperwork organized
  • Attend all Wellness & Recreation student staff meetings and trainings

Building Supervisor

  • Assist in the day-to-day supervision of the WRC student staff
  • Assist in the supervision of all programs and activities occurring within the WRC
  • Monitor daily use of the WRC equipment by all members
  • Prepare incident and accident reports when needed
  • Attend all bi-weekly professional staff meetings
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of all student staff trainings
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of all student staff development activities
  • Ensure all equipment is cleaned properly by student staff and members
  • Assist in set-up and break-down of all programs held within the WRC
  • Assist in the WRC student staff performance evaluation process
  • Perform opening and closing building responsibilities when scheduled
  • Other duties as assigned

Main Office Staff

  • Assist in the completion of daily office activities such as answering phones, taking messages, sending faxes
  • Make copies
  • Perform database entry when needed
  • Run campus errands 
  • Assist Office Supervisor with daily responsibilities
  • Attend all Wellness & Recreation student staff meetings and trainings

Main Office Supervisor

  • Answer phone and take messages for professional staff
  • Prepare daily juice bar deposit
  • Prepare student staff payroll sheets for signature by Director
  • File and logs all WRC membership applications
  • File incident and accident reports
  • Attend all bi-weekly professional staff meetings
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of all student staff trainings
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of all student staff development activities
  • Assist in the editing and preparation of all WRC documents
  • Make copies and faxes when needed
  • Record notes from student staff and professional staff meetings when needed

Lifeguard

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification required
  • CPR/AED Certification required
  • Ensure safety of all swimmers in the pool area
  • Ensure proper use and return of borrowed equipment
  • Participate in monthly staff development and evaluation activities
  • Clean pool daily
  • Monitor and record all chemical levels
  • Refill chemicals on a daily basis
  • Monitor pool area to ensure proper use of facility
  • Enforce all policies and procedures
  • Attend all Wellness & Recreation student staff meetings and trainings

Lifeguard Supervisor

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification required
  • CPR/AED Certification required
  • Ensure safety of all swimmers in the pool area
  • Ensure proper use and return of borrowed equipment
  • Participate in monthly staff development and evaluation activities
  • Clean pool daily
  • Monitor and record all chemical levels
  • Refill chemicals on a daily basis
  • Monitor pool area to ensure proper use of facility
  • Enforce all policies and procedures
  • Responsible for providing positive customer service and dealing with customers in a positive manner including conflict resolution 
  • Responsible for the aquatic facility in the absence of the Aquatics Coordinator
  • Providing leadership by assigning lifeguard duties, aiding in the instruction and training of lifeguards during in-service training sessions, evaluating CPR/AED, First-Aid, and Lifeguarding skills on a monthly basis and security of the aquatic facility
  • Must be the most exemplary of all guards
  • Responsible for the enforcement of all policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. 

Intramural Sports Supervisor

  • Assist in the supervision of the Intramural Sports (IM) student staff
  • Assist in the supervision of all IM activities and special events
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of all IM activities and special events
  • Assist in the hiring of all IM student staff members
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of all IM training activities
  • Attend all bi-weekly professional staff meetings
  • Assist in the IM student staff evaluation process
  • Ensure IM participants are abiding by all policies and procedures throughout the duration of their participation in a particular activity
  • Ensure athletic fields/indoor courts are set-up for safe and proper use
  • Other duties as assigned

Intramural Sports Staff

Referee

  • Assist in set up and clean up of equipment and facility for assigned sport(s)
  • Be knowledgeable of all the Intramural Sports officiating rules and playing guidelines for their assigned sport(s)
  • Knowledgeable of the university’s Intramural Sports Program policies and procedures
  • Attend regularly scheduled Intramural Sports staff meetings and training
  • Perform other Intramural Sports program tasks as assigned by the Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports and/or Wellness and Recreation professional staff members
  • If the sport is co-ed confirm proper number of males and females on the court/field at all times
  • Make fair and consistent calls
  • Be respectful and professional to participants and fellow staff
  • Inform scorekeepers of points scored and fouls incurred throughout the game

Scorekeeper

  • Keep accurate score and time in accordance with the rules of the sport
  • Assist referees in game preparation and teardown
  • Knowledgeable of the university’s Intramural Sports Program policies and procedures
  • Be knowledgeable of all the Intramural Sports officiating rules and playing guidelines for their assigned sport(s)
  • Attend regularly scheduled Intramural Sports staff meetings and trainings
  • Punctual for all intramural games

Personal Trainer

  • Assess client’s fitness
  • Create training programs for clients
  • Provide support for clients as the progress through their training plan
  • Ensure clients utilize safe and effective training techniques
  • Report clients progress during training sessions
  • Provide clients with satisfaction survey upon conclusion of training plan
  • All Trainer interactions with guest should be perceived as being outgoing, friendly, and helpful
  • Meet with Advisors on an ongoing basis
  • Attend all Wellness & Recreation meetings and trainings

Fitness Instructor

  • Knowledgeable in techniques and dynamics of Group Fitness
  • Knowledge in a variety of Group Fitness classes
  • Ensuring safe use of the WRC and fitness equipment
  • Enforcement of WRC rules and regulations
  • Record keeping
  • General maintenance and clean up
  • Providing positive customer service to patrons
  • Providing a safe and fun environment for participants, promote knowledge of proper group fitness components (i.e. warm up, aerobic exercise, flexibility, cool down, ect.)
  • Responsible for developing and leading multiple group fitness classes that range in a variety of levels and formats from Yoga to Hip Hop
  • Current certification in an accredited organization such as: the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), or American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • CPR/AED and First-Aid certifications
  • Required to participate in Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s or CEU’s)

Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistantships are available in the following areas:

  • Facilities
  • Membership Services
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Fitness and Wellness
  • Aquatics

If you are interested in receiving more information about these graduate assistant position please email Tiffany Lomax at Tlomax [at] desu [dot] edu.