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 underrepresented groups.  Additionally, student employees (including applicants) are held to Oregon State University employment eligibility requirements. Our general application deadline for Fall 2018 hiring is March 2.  However, we accept applications year round, and all submissions are saved for our next hiring period.

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Position descriptions for all of the student jobs offered at the Department of Recreational Sports are listed below. Two graduate assistantships are separated from this list and differently recruited.  Interview questions are developed based on the knowledge, skills, and values defined in these position descriptions. 

Please direct your general student employment questions to Miles Dodge, miles.dodge@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-5801


Administrative Support

Student Technology Specialist

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

Administrative Office Associate (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 Administrative Office Associate assists department administrative personnel as needed with special projects.


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.

Climbing Center Staff (Contact: Jessica Nelson Jessica.Nelson@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.
 

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 with teaching skills, presenting materials, assisting with 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 the 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.  


Equipment Maintenance

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.


Facilities & Custodial Services 

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.

Building Services Specialist

Building Services Specialists (BSS) assist in meeting the operational needs and customer service requests for custodial services within the Department of Recreational Sports.  BSSs work as a team to ensure RecSports facilities, grounds, and fields meet the highest standards for appearance, safety, and use.


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 Specialist

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

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

Operations Associate

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


Fitness

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

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 the full audition.

Fitness Training Specialist  (Contact: Cathy Sullivan Cathy.Sullivan@OregonState.edu)

Definition and Purpose: The Fitness Training Specialist reports to the Personal Training Services Coordinator and is responsible for maintaining a safe and educational environment for our patrons to exercise.  Fitness Center Specialists also provide fitness orientations, assessments and general education to students, members and guests around proper use of weight and cardio equipment and fitness area use policies.  Fitness Center Specialists will provide education and outreach to the OSU community, including educational video segments, tabling with information about training programs and services, and instruction to participants involved in training programs. 

Required Qualifications:  Successful completion of Personal Trainer Prep I and/or Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics - First Aid, CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider and DRS Bloodborne Pathogens certifications will be required before employment begins.

 

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

Fitness Training Associate  (Contact: Cathy Sullivan Cathy.Sullivan@OregonState.edu)

Definition and Purpose: The Fitness Training Associate reports to the Personal Training Services Coordinator and is responsible for providing instruction and education to our fitness program participants and drop-in fitness participants in the facility.  Fitness trainers help to educate and support participants to meet identified strength and performance goals, through educational workshops and programmed instruction.

Required Qualifications: Successful completion of Personal Trainer Prep II course - Must be a currently enrolled student - First Aid, CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider and DRS Bloodborne Pathogens certifications will be required before employment begins.

Personal Trainer  (Contact: Cathy Sullivan Cathy.Sullivan@OregonState.edu)

Definition and Purpose: The Personal Trainer reports to the Personal Training Services Coordinator and is responsible for conducting personal training sessions (one-on-one, partner and small group) and conducting fitness assessments.  Personal Trainers also provide general education to students, members and guests around proper use of weight and cardio equipment and fitness area use policies.

Required Qualifications: Successful completion of NCCA personal training certification - First Aid, CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider and DRS Bloodborne Pathogens certifications will be required before employment begins.


Marketing and Communications

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

The Advancement and Assessment 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.

Marketing Assistant  No openings at this time. (Contact: Brian Hustoles Brian.Hustoles@OregonState.edu)

The Marketing Assistant works directly with the Recreational Sports Marketing and Communications Manager and Advancement and Assessment staff to track and execute print and digital marketing projects. This position utilizes multiple software applications to coordinate projects, track time, manage digital slides, reserve marketing physical space, and measure marketing resource allocation and efficacy. Additionally, the Marketing Assistant promotes Recreational Sports programs and services by distributing marketing materials throughout campus venues and digital signs as well as representing Rec Sports at campus events (e.g. campus visit programs).       

Wellness Ambassador  (Contact: Danielle Caldwell Danielle.Caldwell@OregonState.edu)

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 Photo/Video Specialist

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  No openings at this time. (Contact: Brian Hustoles Brian.Hustoles@OregonState.edu)

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.  The 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.


Recreational Services

Contact: Rose Barbour, Rose.Barbour@oregonstate.edu

RecServices Staff

Responsibilities: RecServices Staff serve as a resource for all services, programs, operating procedures and facility rental policies.  Staff responds to questions and inquiries via email, face to face and via phone.  Staff has 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 & Auditor

Responsibilities: The Safety Programs Instructor & Auditor 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 providing customer service and overseeing a variety of intramural sports leagues and events. 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).