The Department of Recreational Sports at Oregon State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity and actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, and individuals from other underrepresented groups. Interview questions will be developed based on the information in the job description.

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Recreational Sports Student Job Application

Directly below, you'll find position descriptions for all of the student jobs offered at the Department of Recreational Sports. Our application deadline is March 3rd. However, we accept applications year round and any submissions will be saved for our next hiring period.

Minimum Requirements for all DRS Student Employees

  1. Undergraduate Students - Must be taking at least 6 credits from OSU or another university or college. Graduate Students – Must be taking at least 3 credits from OSU; If a Graduate Assistant, it must be less than .49 FTE. Temporary Staff – Contract based; half time only; must not be enrolled in classes and not have other campus employment.
  2. The hiring of each successful applicant is contingent upon satisfactorily passing a criminal background check (excluding Aquatics and IM Officials).
  3. Certified in First Aid, Professional Rescuer CPR with AED and Bloodborne Pathogens or willingness to become certified after being hired. Application Process ­ The following documents must be submitted in a professional form and appearance to be considered for employment:
    1. DRS Application
    2. Letter of intent/cover letter
    3. Resume
    4. Copies of all relevant certifications

Please direct your general student employment questions to Kari Miller, Kari.miller@oregonstate.edu, (Voice) 541-737-7235


Administrative Support

Administrative Office Assistant (Contact: Dixon Admin Assistants, dixon@oregonstate.edu 541-737-4307)

This position assists the General Administrative Program Assistant in the administration of student employment processes, office supplies inventory, budget reporting, material archiving and other projects and tasks as assigned. Additionally the Office Assistant assists department administrative personnel as needed with special projects.

Technology Student Assistant

The Technology Student Assistant reports to the Info Technology (IT) Consultant.  The technology assistant is responsible for assisting the IT Consultant in meeting the technology needs of the department.  The technology assistant will help maintain an inventory of the department, updating computers, and taking leads on various projects.


Advancement and Assessement

Contact: Tina Clawson, Tina.Clawson@oregonstate.edu

Advancement and Assessment

The Advancement and Assessement Team is primarily responsible for:

  • Connecting the OSU community with Recreational Sports programs, services, and facilities.
  • Educating self and others about the benefits of physical activity and wellness.
  • Representing the department at information fairs, special events, and presentations

All team members have the opportunity to perform a wide variety of tasks within RecSports, across the OSU campus, and in the Corvallis Community.  Each team member specializes in one aspect of message delivery, and provides leadership in that area. Specialty areas include: supervision and displays; wellness programming; new media; membership, sponsorship and advertising; and event promotion and graphic design.

Wellness Ambassador

Through visual displays, social media forums, and personal interaction, the team invites/welcomes all students, connects them with others who share an interest, and engages them in recreational activity.   The Wellness Ambassador specifically contributes to this work by planning and delivering wellness campaigns and representing Recreational Sports at campus events.  The Wellness Ambassador specifically contributes to this work by planning and delivering wellness campaigns and representing Recreational Sports at campus events.  

New Media Videographer

The New Media Photo/Video Specialist is the ‘visual voice’ for all activities Recreational Sports. This student builds our community by using photos and video to capture the diverse programming and participation in Recreational Sports, as directed by the established promotion plan. 

New Media Journalist

The New Media Journalist is the ‘beat writer’ for all activities Recreational Sports. This student builds our community by telling the many stories of Recreational Sports’ values, activities, and participants. 

 
Graphic Designer

Designers at RecSports are responsible for a wide variety of materials (ads, brochures, t-shirts, posters, videos, web etc.) related to RecSports facilities, programs, services, and events. It's a fun, and supportive environment with many projects and some tight deadlines. Good communication skills, both written and verbal, and excellent time management skills are important for success.  Workload is 10-20 hours a week.
 
Graphic design positions are typically filled through a separate process that targets students in the graphic design program at OSU and is a collective process with several departments looking to hire designers. Please e-mail Brian Hustoles at Brian.Hustoles@oregonstate.edu for more information.


Adventure Leadership Institute

Experiential Education Facilitator (Contact: Mark Belson Mark.Belson@oregonstate.edu)

While working with a variety of groups at the OSU challenge course, you'll see participants stepping out of their comfort zones and celebrating their individual and group successes. By following the facilitator track, you will be running low course elements or operating the high course zip line… all the while gaining valuable skills in group facilitation and leadership. Come explore the challenge course and its unique and life-changing potential.

Requirements: ALI Level One Facilitator Certificate and Climbing Wall Instructor Certificate.

ALI Climbing Staff (Contact: Ty Atwater Ty.Atwater@oregonstate.edu)

Work in the Indoor Climbing Center in Dixon Recreation Center and McAlexander Fieldhouse. If you enjoy teaching others about climbing and helping students explore the vertical world, this might be the job for you!

Requirements: Climbing Wall Instructor Certification.

Bike Mechanic (Contact: Sheila Evans Sheila.Evans@oregonstate.edu)

As a member of our ALI staff, the Bike Mechanic is responsible for operating the bike shop, tool/supply maintenance and inventory, providing repair/maintenance support to participants, and instruction.

Preferred Experience: Previous customer service, cash handling and bike maintenance experience. ALI Level I Certification.

The following are opportunities for growth and leadership and are traditionally hired internally.

Field Staff (Contact: Josh Norris Josh.Norris@oregonstate.edu)

Work with instructors in the field to ensure the success of outings. Provide support by driving vans, helping students negotiate terrain, assisting instructors and acting as a role model for other students within ALI.

Requirements: ALI Level One Trip Leader Certificate and ALI Level Two Trip Leader Certificate preferred.

ALI Operations Specialist (Contact: Emily Abrams Emily.Abrams@oregonstate.edu)

Work with others who are passionate about many aspects of outdoor recreation and ALI. The ALI Desk serves as the hub of ALI activity, from a full-service bike shop to raft and canoe rentals for the white water enthusiast. Enjoy working with students to provide the essential support for our outdoor endeavors.

Requirements: ALI Level One Certificate.

ALI Operations Program Associate (Contact: Emily Abrams Emily.Abrams@oregonstate.edu)

Responsibilities: The ALI Operations Program Associate is responsible for the overall supervision of the adventure recreation facilities, participants, programs, and staff for the Department of Recreational Sports.

Preferred Experience: Previous supervisory or leadership experience, outdoor pursuits experience and experience with outdoor equipment care and service. ALI Level II Certification.

Club Activity Coordinator (Contact: Sheila Evans Sheila.Evans@oregonstate.edu)

Help organize and regulate the activities of the adventure club. Coordinators work in different activity areas so there are many possible adventures of focus.

Requirements: ALI Level Two Certificate.

Teaching Assistant (Contact: Josh Norris Josh.Norris@oregonstate.edu)

Work with instructors to deliver ALI courses. Help by teaching skills, presenting materials, assisting on outings and other support duties.

Requirements: ALI Level Two Certificate, Previously passed the course in which you are assisting and completed corresponding course discipline track.


Aquatics

Contact: Justin Gordon, Justin.Gordon@oregonstate.edu

Lifeguard

Responsibilities: The Lifeguard is responsible for the daily assurance of a safe environment for the participants, programs, and staff.

Preferred Experience: Previous lifeguard experience is a plus, but not necessary. Lifeguard Training Certification required.

The following are opportunities for growth and leadership and are traditionally hired internally. 

Senior Aquatics Associate

Responsibilities: The Senior Aquatics Associate is responsible for the overall supervision of the lead guards, assists with the operations associated with the filtration and chemical control systems, and the general maintenance of the aquatic facility.

Preferred Experience: Previous lifeguard and supervisory experience. Previous pool operations experience, including technical/mechanical knowledge. Demonstrated risk management experience and knowledge of hazardous chemical usage and safety.

Head Lifeguard

Responsibilities: The Head Lifeguard is responsible for supporting the supervision of lifeguards, to ensure a safe environment and efficient aquatic program for all users and has facility opening and closing responsibilities during early morning, late night, and weekend hours.

Preferred Experience: Previous lifeguard and supervisory experience. Previous pool operations experience, including technical/mechanical knowledge. Demonstrated risk management experience and knowledge of hazardous chemical usage and safety.


Facility Maintenance

Contact: Joe Dupray, Joe.Dupray@oregonstate.edu

Facility Maintenance Staff

Position duties and responsibilities: Perform building and equipment preventative maintenance tasks. Assist in the repair of building systems and equipment. (filters, pumps, motors, control systems, lighting systems, etc.). Replace light bulbs throughout Rec Sports facilities. Prep walls and painting. Ability to work in inclement weather. Ability to work on lifts, ladders and scaffolding up to 40 feet high.


Facility Operations

Contact: Troy Snow, Troy.Snow@oregonstate.edu

Operations Staff

Responsibilities: Operations Staff is responsible for the entry system, operating the service counters, issuing equipment and handling laundry service at RecSports facilities. This position also serves as the primary source of information for walk-in and phone participants.

Preferred Experience: Previous customer service experience and previous cash handling experience.

The following are opportunities for growth and leadership and are traditionally hired internally.

Operations Associate

Responsibilities: The Recreation Center Manager is responsible for the overall supervision of the facilities, participants, programs, and staff for the Department of Recreational Sports. Recreation Center Managers work as paraprofessional staff, assuming managerial responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports facilities and programs during non-business (8am-5pm Monday through Friday) hours.

Preferred Experience: Previous supervisory and/or leadership experience and previous employment with the RecSports as an Operations Supervisor.

Operations Specialist

Responsibilities: The Operations Supervisor is responsible for the overall supervision of the facilities, participants, programs, and staff for the Department of Recreational Sports. Operations Supervisors have managerial responsibility for the Department of Recreational Sports facilities and programs during business hours when administrative staff are on duty.

Preferred Experience: Previous supervisory or leadership experience and previous employment with the RecSports in the area of Operations.


Equipment Maintenance Staff

Contact: Barry Evans, Barry.Evans@oregonstate.edu

Equipment Maintenance Employee

Responsibilities: Staff is responsible for assisting with the maintenance and repair of all exercise equipment, the preventative maintenance program, and assisting with the repair of the pool mechanical systems.


Fitness Staff

Contact: Erika Hanselman-Green, Erika.HanselmanGreen@oregonstate.edu

Personal Trainer

Definition and Purpose: Fitness staff reports to the Fitness Coordinator. Responsibilities include assisting participants with fitness equipment; cleaning equipment and assisting with preventive maintenance; responding to maintenance concerns for fitness equipment; working 1-on-1 with members to design healthy, balanced exercise programs; and monitoring the activity area for safety. This is a demanding, high-volume position with an emphasis on risk management, customer service, participant safety and positive relations.

Education: Must be a current system student. EXSS majors are preferred.

Preferred Experience: PT certification from Personal Trainer Prep class or certification agency (ACSM, ACE, NSCA) and able to pass full audition.

Fitness Instructor

Definition and Purpose: Fitness staff reports to the Fitness Coordinator. Responsibilities include planning and instruction of Group Exercise classes/programs. This is a demanding, high-volume position with an emphasis on risk management, customer service, participant safety and positive relations.

Education: Must be a current system student. EXSS majors are preferred.

Preferred Experience: National Group Fitness certification (ACSM, AFFA, ACE Schwinn, Zumba, Body Pump,etc)) and able to pass full audition.

The following are opportunities for growth and leadership and are traditionally hired internally.

Fitness Center Representative

Definition and Purpose: Fitness staff reports to the Fitness Coordinator. Responsibilities include assisting participants with fitness equipment, cleaning equipment and assisting with preventive maintenance, responding to maintenance concerns for fitness equipment, and monitoring the activity area for safety. This is a demanding, high-volume position with an emphasis on risk management, customer service, participant safety and positive relations.

Education: Must be a current system student. EXSS majors are preferred.


RecServices

Contact: Jasmine Womack, Jasmine.Womack@oregonstate.edu

RecServices Staff

Responsibilities: RecServices Staff serve as a resource of all services, programs, operating procedures and facility rental policies.  Staff responds to questions and inquiries via email, face to face and via phone.  Staff have the opportunity to develop conflict management skills, written and verbal communication skills, time management and team applied procedures.


Safety

Contact: Jennifer Stewart, Jennifer.Stewart@oregonstate.edu

Safety Programs Instructor

Responsibilities: The Safety Programs Instructor is responsible for providing services in which the campus community and the Department of Recreational Sports staff can learn basic safety and emergency response care.

Sports Clubs/Special Events Staff

Responsibilities: The Sport Safety Staff is responsible for supporting the Sport Club Program by providing emergency response and care for all OSU hosted Sport Club and Special Events.

The following are opportunities for growth and leadership and are traditionally hired internally.

Safety Programs Senior Associate

Responsibilities: The Safety Programs Senior Associate is responsible for the overall program and coordinator support of the Safety Programs at the Department of Recreational Sports.

Preferred Experience: Instructor level certifications in First Aid/CPR/AED Program, CPR-AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard Training, and Blood Borne Pathogens preferred.


Sport Programs

Contact: Mitch Wiltbank (Mitch.Wiltbank@oregonstate.edu) or Sam Rodenberg (Sam.Rodenberg@oregonstate.edu)

Senior Sport Program Associate
 
The Senior Sport Program Associate is responsible for supporting the coordination, administration, and supervision of the Sport Programs department. The Senior Sport Program Associate assists in the oversight, supervision, training, and evaluation of 16-18 Sport Program Associates, 6-8 sport clubs, assigned intramural activities, and office administration. The Senior Sport Program Associate will have a vast knowledge of the program policies, procedures, and information about sport clubs or intramural sports. This is a leadership position that works closely with DRS administrative staff, peers, and participants. The Senior Sport Program Associate has a high level of responsibility to ensure that programmed activities operate according to department and area risk management standards, policies, guidelines and expectations.
 
Sport Program Associate


The Sport Program Associate is responsible for overseeing a variety of intramural sports leagues and events and providing program administrative and customer service for program administration. Sport Program Associates are accountable for providing clear direction to participants, officials, and teams and being informative about standard operating policies and procedures.  They are also responsible for providing a safe and inclusive environment for all participants while on duty. Sport Program Associates will also serve as an information source for participants on program information, area policies and procedures and complete administrative tasks within both area systems and processes.

Intramural Sports Official

The Intramural Sports Official is responsible for officiating various intramural sports league games and tournaments.  IM Officials are accountable for demonstrating their comprehensive knowledge of sport rules and Intramural Sports policies and procedures.  IM Officials respond to and deal with conflict management situations during the game/match and manage participants and teams, with the assistance of Sport Program Associates.  IM officials also communicate with Intramural Sports participants concerning rules, policies/procedures, and general program information.  IM officials complete all necessary paperwork during and after each shift. Additionally they assist in the preparation and clean-up of facilities.  They are also responsible for providing a safe and inclusive environment for all participants while on duty.  No experience is necessary when applying for an Intramural Sports official position (staff will teach and train individuals for the sport they will officiate; officials are hired on a per-sport basis).