University Recreation Jobs

We are one of the largest student employers on the WSU Pullman campus. We provide opportunities for student development, growth, and learning through job experiences. Multiple wages and Federal Work Study positions are available in multiple areas and with a wide variety of responsibilities with our department. 

Graduate Assistant Openings - Starting Fall 2021 Semester

  • Shared Facilities Job Description

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    UNIVERSITY RECREATION WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

    GRADUATE ASSISTANT, SHARED FACILITIES

    Primarily responsible for the management, supervision, scheduling, operation, safety and security of shared facilities used by Intercollegiate Athletics, College of Education, and University Recreation (Smith Gym, Physical Education Building, Bohler Gym, and Hollingbery Fieldhouse) and University Recreation playfields (Valley Road, Grimes Way, Rogers-Orton, and South Fairway). Graduate Assistant will be responsible for hiring, training, evaluation, and supervision of approximately sixteen recreation supervisors.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Assist with the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of recreation supervisors, lifeguards and facility management staff
    • Aid with administrative duties such as payroll, budgeting, inventory, and policy compliance
    • Coverage of weekend and evening hours of programs and facilities
    • Administrative support, assignment of staff, and supervision of special events, rentals, and event oversight
    • Coordinate training for facility and department staff
    • Assist in the evaluation and ordering of recreational, fitness, and weight equipment
    • Supervision of operations in the absence of the Assistant Director, Aquatics & Shared Facilities or Aquatics Coordinator during
    • professional training or conferences, vacations, and sick-leave
    • Assist in the interview process of all recent hires of staff
    • Participation in bi-annual cleaning of the SRC as well as general supervision of facility cleanliness
    • Other duties as assigned
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Knowledge and experience in recreational facility operations
    • Experience in staff supervision, hiring, evaluation, or training
    • Knowledge and experience in point of sale and cash transactions
    • Computer knowledge, including proficiency with Windows based computer system and Microsoft applications
    ESSENTIAL WORK COMPETENCIES
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with multiple constituents
    • Ability to interact with people in a positive manner
    • Ability to enforce necessary performance standards
    • Ability to identify and initiate work projects and function independently
    • Ability to think analytically and evaluate possible solutions
    • Ability to prioritize and arrange job assignments
    • Ability to be creative and innovative with new ideas
    • Ability to work with difficult people and maintain control
    QUALIFICATIONS
    Required Qualifications:
    • Acceptance to WSU Graduate program
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Computer knowledge, including proficiency with Windows based computer system and Microsoft applications
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies
    • Demonstrated excellence in customer service skills
    • Knowledge and experience in training and supervision of employees
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated strong communication & interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated excellent administrative & organizational skills
    • Minimum of 1 year of experience in facility management or assistant management with demonstrated increasing levels of
    • responsibilities
    • Desire to pursue a career in Collegiate Recreation or Higher Education and Student Affairs
    • Lifeguard Certification
    HOURS PER WEEK:

    20 hours a week, weekends and evenings required.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES OF EMPLOYMENT

    At University Recreation we are committed to providing Graduate Assistants with an experience that will prepare them for a professional career. Graduate Assistants will be asked to assume a great deal of responsibility and perform as part of the professional staff. Through employment at University Recreation and professional development opportunities, Graduate Assistants will advance in the learning outcomes listed below.

    • Inclusion – Effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all
    • Leadership – Demonstrates leadership in a professional setting
    • Professionalism – Demonstrates behaviors appropriate for a professional setting
    • Wellbeing – Articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and wellbeing. Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that allow them to achieve their highest quality of life.
    STARTING DATE

    August 1, 2021 (staff paid hourly at $18.00/hour until August 15). Assistantship takes effect August 16, 2021.

    COMPENSATION

    Approximately $15,561 (.5 FTE) and includes waiver of tuition. Individuals are responsible for paying residual student fees each semester of approximately $1,100 which is not covered by the assistantship. Students will receive individual medical coverage as part of the assistantship. Nine-month position (August 16 – May 15). Summer employment at hourly rate available. Individuals must reside in Washington State during employment and apply for resident status during first year of assistantship. Assistance for professional development opportunities is available.

    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Position is open until filled. Applications will be review upon receipt of materials. Please email your cover letter and resume, along with 3 professional references to nprante@wsu.edu.

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    Requirements include a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university; acceptance by the WSU Graduate School, (a GPA of 3.0 or above, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation are required by the Graduate School). Visit www.gradschool.wsu.edu for more information. Applications to the Graduate School are due by January 10, 2021 for priority acceptance. Some colleges require earlier application – please view application deadlines for program of interest.

    EEO/AA/ADA

  • Membership & SRC Job Description

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    UNIVERSITY RECREATION WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

    GRADUATE ASSISTANT, FACILITIES & MEMBERSHIP

    Primarily responsible for the management, supervision, scheduling, operation, and control of recreation facilities to ensure a safe, clean, and secure environment. Graduate Assistant will be responsible for training, evaluation, and supervision of facility staff. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and experience in training and supervision of employees.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Assist with the supervision of all recreation service, membership services, and facility management staff.
    • Aid with facility administrative duties.
    • Coordinate trainings for facility and department staff.
    • Coverage of weekend and evening hours of programs and facilities.
    • Supervision of the operation in the absence of UREC Coordinators during professional training or conferences, vacations, and sick leave.
    • Assist in the management and evaluation of recreation equipment, including inventory management and ordering replacement equipment.
    • Administrative support, assignment of staff, and supervision of special events, rentals, and event oversight.
    • Assist in the day to day management of temporary employees, including scheduling and evaluations
    • Assist in the interview process of temporary employees.
    • Aid with administrative duties such as payroll, budgeting, locker inventory, and policy compliance
    • Assist with the administration and facilitation of Membership sales for University Recreation
    • Complete required WSU trainings/certifications and attend mandatory UREC staff meetings and trainings
    • Other duties as assigned.
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Experience in staff supervision, hiring, evaluation, or training.
    • Knowledge and experience in point of sale and cash transactions.
    • Computer knowledge, including proficiency with Windows based computer system and Microsoft applications.

    ESSENTIAL WORK COMPETENCIES

    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with multiple constituents.
    • Ability to interact with people in a positive manner.
    • Ability to enforce necessary performance standards.
    • Ability to identify and initiate work projects and function independently.
    • Ability to think analytically and evaluate possible solutions.
    • Ability to prioritize and arrange job assignments.
    • Ability to be creative and innovative with new ideas.
    • Ability to work with difficult people and maintain control.
    QUALIFICATIONS
    Required Qualifications:
    • Acceptance to WSU Graduate program
    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Computer knowledge, including proficiency with Windows based computer system and Microsoft applications.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies
    • Demonstrated excellence in customer service skills
    • Knowledge and experience in training and supervision of employees
    • Exceptional attention to details
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated strong communication & interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated excellent administrative & organizational skills.
    • Minimum of 1 year of experience in facility management or assistant management with demonstrated increasing levels of responsibilities.
    HOURS PER WEEK:

    20 hours a week, weekends and evenings required.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES OF EMPLOYMENT

    At University Recreation we are committed to providing Graduate Assistants with an experience that will prepare them for a professional career. Graduate Assistants will be asked to assume a great deal of responsibility and perform as part of the professional staff. Through employment at University Recreation and professional development opportunities, Graduate Assistants will advance in the learning outcomes listed below.

    • Inclusion – Effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all
    • Leadership – Demonstrates leadership in a professional setting
    • Professionalism – Demonstrates behaviors appropriate for a professional setting
    • Wellbeing – Articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and wellbeing. Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that allow them to achieve their highest quality of life.
    STARTING DATE

    August 1, 2021 (staff paid hourly at $18.00/hour until August 15). Assistantship takes effect August 16, 2021.

    COMPENSATION

    Approximately $15,561 (.5 FTE) and includes waiver of tuition. Individuals are responsible for paying residual student fees each semester of approximately $1,100 which is not covered by the assistantship. Students will receive individual medical coverage as part of the assistantship. Nine-month position (August 16 – May 15). Summer employment at hourly rate available. Individuals must reside in Washington State during employment and apply for resident status during first year of assistantship. Assistance for professional development opportunities is available.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Position is open until filled. Applications will be review upon receipt of materials. Please email your cover letter and resume, along with 3 professional references to nprante@wsu.edu.

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    Requirements include a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university; acceptance by the WSU Graduate School, (a GPA of 3.0 or above, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation are required by the Graduate School). Visit www.gradschool.wsu.edu for more information. Applications to the Graduate School are due by January 10, 2021 for priority acceptance. Some colleges require earlier application – please view application deadlines for program of interest.

    EEO/AA/ADA

Hourly Employment - Fall 2021 Semester Hiring

Attendance at one hiring session is mandatory for employment with University Recreation.

Positions will be posted on wsu.joinhandshake.com

October 5 5:30-7:00 p.m. CUB Auditorium & Zoom
October 6 5:30-7:00 p.m. CUB Auditorium & Zoom

 

Hourly Positions & Job Descriptions

*Some positions require training before being hired.

  • Bike Mechanic

    UNIVERSITY RECREATION | WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER

    Bike Mechanic

    DESCRIPTION

    The Bike Mechanic position is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the Coug Bikes and Outdoor
    Recreation Center rental bike fleets in addition to assisting customers in the WSU Fix-It Bike Shop. This position
    has specific duties and responsibilities, which are listed below.

    Duties:

    • Ensure proper maintenance of Coug Bike and rental bike fleets
      Assist customers with bike repairs in the DIY Bike Shop
      Continually learn new techniques and methodology associated with progressive bike maintenance
      Assist in instructing bike maintenance clinics in a wide range of topics
      Help develop clinic curriculum to circulate within the shop and with participants
      Assist with the maintenance and operations of the Coug Bikes system
      Drive WSU vehicles to perform rebalancing of Coug Bikes system
      Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to work autonomously on bike repairs
      Ability to troubleshoot and communicate issues to patrons to effectively convey solutions for their bike
      maintenance needs
      Excellent verbal communication skills
      Ability to learn quickly and show motivation to further mechanic skills
      Ability to instruct clinics in groups of 6-8 participants
      Regular personal riding experience on either road or mountain bikes
      Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50lbs.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to candidates):


    • UREC New Employee Orientation
      WSU Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
      American Red Cross First Aid, Infant/Adult/Child CPR and Adult/Child AED
      American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens

    Additional Requirements:

    • Pass background screening
      Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid certifications
      Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
      Attendance at required staff meetings and trainings
      Valid driver’s license with good safety record

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
      CPR/AED first aid training
      Handheld radio protocol
      Departmental risk management responsibilities and policies
      Area specific technical bike training

    POSITION TYPE

    WSU On Campus Student Employment

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically 6-10

    DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

    Outdoor Recreation Center

    FUNDING SOURCE

    On-Campus Non-Work Study, On-Campus Work-Study

    REQUIRED WORK SCHEDULE

    As a Coug Bike Attendant, you will be required to work a minimum of three shifts per week. You will also be
    required to attend any trainings or staff meetings as assigned.

    STARTING PAY

    $14.50/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Donald Schmit
    donald.schmit@wsu.edu
    Orc.wsu.edu
    509-335-4270

  • Bike Share Technician

    UNIVERSITY RECREATION | WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER

    Bike Share Technician

    DESCRIPTION

    The Bike Share Technician is primarily responsible for the daily operations, bike rounds, and basic maintenance
    of the Coug Bikes and hubs. This position has specific duties and responsibilities, which are listed below.

    Duties:

    • Ensure proper maintenance of Coug Bike hubs
      Redistribute Coug Bikes to high foot-traffic locations
      Additional station repair duties as assigned
      Work closely with the other Coug Bike Attendants and coordinator to diagnose system problems and
      maintain the fleet of over 100 Coug Bikes.
      Drive WSU vehicles to perform rebalancing of Coug Bikes system
      Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to work autonomously on basic bike repairs
      Excellent verbal communication skills
      Regular personal riding experience on either road or mountain bikes
      Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50lbs.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to candidates):
    • UREC New Employee Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
      WSU Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
      American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED
      American Red Cross Epi Pen and Asthma Training
      American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens Training
    Additional Requirements:
    • Pass background screening
      Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid/BBP certifications
      Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
      Attendance at required staff meetings and trainings
      Valid driver’s license with good safety record
    Training Required:
    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
      CPR/AED first aid training
      Handheld radio protocol
      Departmental risk management responsibilities and policies
      Area specific technical bike training

    POSITION TYPE

    WSU On Campus Student Employment

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically 6-15

    DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

    Outdoor Recreation Center

    FUNDING SOURCE

    On-Campus Non-Work Study, On-Campus Work-Study

    REQUIRED WORK SCHEDULE

    As a Bike Share Technician, you will be required to work a minimum of two shifts per week. You will also be
    required to attend any trainings or staff meetings as assigned.

    STARTING PAY

    $13.50/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Donald Schmit
    donald.schmit@wsu.edu
    Orc.wsu.edu
    509-335-4270

  • Chinook Building Manager

    Washington State University | University Recreation

    Position: Chinook Building Manager

    Duties:

    • Serve as the on-site manager for Chinook student services building;
    • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies;
    • Responsible for emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary;
    • Evaluate the facility and ensure it is meeting University Recreation and Compton Union risk management standards;
    • Evaluate all equipment in the Chinook for safety and usability;
    • Administer first aid/handle emergency situations as necessary;
    • Conduct and document daily inspection of activity areas and equipment;
    • Lead, instruct, motivate, and evaluate on-site Chinook staff, ensuring all patrons are treated fairly and with respect;
    • Serve as a mediator in any conflict occurring in the facilities during operational hours;
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations and discipline;
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary;
    • Unlock rooms for activities; secure the facility at closing time and individual spaces when not open for use;
    • Assist facility users with any problems or concerns they have with facilities or patrons;
    • Problem solve conflicts or answer questions that arise at Chinook Front Desk;
    • Knowledge of all equipment and equipment set-up throughout building, including set-up and take-down of basic audio/visual equipment (e.g. data projectors, laptops, built-in a/v)
    • Responsible for basic cleaning tasks in the Chinook (wiping down tables, cleaning windows, etc)
    • Must perform as a role model for fellow staff members
    • Uphold department and University privacy standards; uphold Chinook access policies
    • Maintain program support materials and information files and records; various data entry
    • Greet and assist patrons who enter the facility; help them in accessing information and resources
    • Makes sales of memberships, day/guest passes, and program registration
    • Greet and assist patrons who enter the facility; ensure access by members
    • Complete cash transactions and make deposits
    • Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons;
    • Ability to serve customers;
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations;
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Ability to manage/train and supervise student employees;
    • Working knowledge of the recreation facilities and equipment (knowledge can be attained by attending the mandatory training sessions);
    • Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs;
    • Experience in busy office environment
    • Experience with computers
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Pre-Employment Training Required
    • On-line Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission
    Additional Requirements
    • Pass background screening
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training
    • Successful completion of WSU FERPA Training
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • Handheld radio protocol
    • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required
    • Training in Attic Point of Sale software

    UREC Learning Outcomes

    • Inclusion-  Effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all.
    • Leadership- Demonstrates leadership in a professional setting
    • Professionalism- Demonstrates behaviors appropriate for a professional setting
    • Wellbeing- Articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and wellbeing. Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that allow them to achieve their highest quality of life.

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports;
    • First response to all emergencies;
    • Contact emergency services when necessary;
    • Report emergencies through program reporting lines;
    • Inspect and document all activity sites and equipment for safety;
    • Report hazards through program reporting lines;
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity;
    • Ensure participants fill our Risk and Release forms as necessary;
    • Properly follow procedures for clean up and disposal of biohazard waste;
    • Inspect 1st Aid/AED kits at the beginning of each shift;
    • Manage all real or possible risks including potentially moving or canceling activities;
    • Direct the evacuation of the facilities when warranted, utilizing service desk and front desk attendants, and weight room attendants;
    • Contact Chinook Maintenance Supervisor or Mechanic regarding facility or equipment problems;
    • Contact the WSU Facility Operations Trouble-shooter regarding facility problems needing immediate attention.

    Hours Per Week:

    Variable, typically 10 – 20 hours per week.   Must be available weekend hours & academic breaks.

    Level of Responsibility:

    Third level, requires advanced training.

    Starting Hourly Wage:

    $14.50

    Contact:

    Matthew Atwell, Assistant Director, Chinook Facility Services,
     509-335-6177, matthew.atwell@wsu.edu

  • esports Attendant

    Washington State University | University Recreation

    Position: Esports Arena Attendant

    Duties:

    • Serve as the on-site manager for Esports Arena in the Chinook student services building;
    • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies;
    • Responsible for emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary;
    • Provide on-site customer service for users of the Esports Arena;
    • Serve as on-site administration with game management software;
    • Evaluate all equipment in the Esports Arena for safety and usability;
    • Conduct and document inspection of activity areas and equipment including PC games, game management software and PC peripherals;
    • Serve as a mediator in any conflict occurring in Esports Arena during operational hours;
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary;
    • Unlock Arena for activities; prepare computers and game software for daily use; secure the Arena upon closing
    • Problem solve conflicts or answer questions that arise for Esports Arena customers;
    • Knowledge of all gaming equipment, software, and equipment set-up for Esports
    • Responsible for basic cleaning tasks in the Arena
    • Uphold department and University privacy standards; uphold Chinook access policies
    • Greet and assist patrons who enter the facility; help them in accessing information and resources
    • Greet and assist patrons who enter the facility; ensure access by members
    • Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to serve customers;
    • Working knowledge of Esports, college Esports, PC gaming software and PC gaming hardware
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies;
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons;
    • Working knowledge of the recreation facilities and equipment (knowledge can be attained by attending the mandatory training sessions);
    • Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs;
    • Experience in busy office environment
    • Experience with computers
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Pre-Employment Training Required

    • On-line Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission

    Additional Requirements

    • Pass background screening
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training
    • Successful completion of WSU FERPA Training
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • Handheld radio protocol
    • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required

    UREC Learning Outcomes

    • Inclusion-  Effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all.
    • Leadership- Demonstrates leadership in a professional setting
    • Professionalism- Demonstrates behaviors appropriate for a professional setting
    • Wellbeing- Articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and wellbeing. Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that allow them to achieve their highest quality of life.

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports;
    • First response to all emergencies;
    • Contact emergency services when necessary;
    • Report emergencies through program reporting lines;
    • Report hazards through program reporting lines;
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity;
    • Ensure participants fill our Risk and Release forms as necessary;
    • Contact ASIS, Chinook Maintenance Supervisor or Mechanic regarding facility or equipment problems;

    Hours Per Week:

    Variable, typically 10 – 20 hours per week.   Must be available weekend hours & academic breaks.

    Level of Responsibility:

    Requires advanced training.

    Starting Hourly Wage:

    $12.50

    Contact:

    Matt Atwell, Assistant Director, Chinook Facility Services, 509-335-6177, matthew.atwell@wsu.edu

  • Group Fitness Instructor*

    Washington State University | University Recreation

    Fitness and Educational Development

    Position: Non-Credit Recreational Course Instructor (Fitness, Dance, Martial Arts, Health & Safety)

    Duties:

    • (60%) Lead instruction courses for anywhere from 5-40 people
    • (15%) Develop and implement a lesson plan of a set of progression steps for skill development necessary for the course
    • (5%) Prepare all instructional materials and required equipment lists
    • (5%) Conduct and document daily inspection of activity areas and equipment
    • (3%) Enforce program, department, University, and state policies
    • (2%) Handle on site inquiries, conflict situations and concerns
    • (2%) Administer first aid/handle emergency situations as necessary
    • (2%) Complete appropriate forms as necessary
    • (2%) Responsible for emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary
    • (2%) Assist in other tasks to present a complete and well-planned course to students
    • (2%) Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to pass pre-employment screening for teaching ability and knowledge
    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons
    • Customer service skills
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
    • Excellent verbal communication skills
    • Strong background in the specific activity they will be teaching 
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to organize and lead a class in a logical and well-planned manner
    • Timeliness/professionalism
    • Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to instructor candidates):
    • On-line Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, Infant/Adult/Child CPR and Adult/Child AED
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission
    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist

    Additional Requirements

    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training
    • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required

    Training Preferred:

    • Prior teaching experience in relevant activity
    • Certification by the governing organization of their activity (AFAA, ACE, ADA, etc.)
    • NOTE: Whenever possible, University Recreation will assist instructors in getting such certifications if appropriate.  For those interested in fitness instruction that do not have formal certifications/experience, training through University Recreations FIT (Fitness Instructor Training) course is required.  These courses are offered throughout the academic year, check www.urec.wsu.edu for updates. 

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports
    • First response to all emergencies
    • Contact emergency services when necessary
    • Report emergencies through program reporting lines
    • Inspect and document all activity sites and equipment for safety
    • Report hazards through program reporting lines
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity
    • Ensure participants fill out Risk and Release forms as necessary
    • Properly follow procedures for clean up and disposal of biohazard waste
    • Inspect 1st Aid/AED kits on a regular basis
    • Manage all real or possible risks including potentially moving or canceling activities
    • Follow the published course lesson plan and the skill development progressions as established for the class
    • Knowledge of the equipment required for the activity and how to recognize damage or wear that could permit the equipment to malfunction, causing injury or worse.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Leadership- Demonstrate leadership in a professional setting. Produce effective communication and conflict resolution. Identify practical and efficient decision making methods
    • Well-being- Employ appropriate and professional interpersonal skills. Demonstrate effective time management. Identify the basic components to leading a healthy lifestyle
    • Cultural Competency- Evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses. Determine suitable behavior in a culturally diverse environment. Recognize individuals’ potential and contributions within the community.

    Hours Per Week:

    Determined by course type

    Level of Responsibility:

    Level 1, suitable for entry

    Hourly Wage:

    $11.60-$15.05 per hour, depending on type of course and levels of experience

    Contact:

    Leah Sanders, Coordinator of Group Fitness & Instruction, 509-335-5413, l.sanders@wsu.edu

  • Lifeguard*

    Washington State University | University Recreation
    Aquatics

    Position: Lifeguard

    Duties:

    • Supervise the aquatic environment to ensure the health and safety of the patrons (70%);
      Conduct and document daily inspection of aquatic areas and equipment (5%);
      Participate in bi-weekly inservice training sessions (5%);
      Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations, rule enforcement, and discipline (5%);
      Administer first aid/handle emergency situations and complete appropriate forms as necessary (5%);
      Perform related secondary duties as assigned (10%);
      Responsible for emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary;
      Other duties as assigned.

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to resolve conflicts;
      Customer service skills;
      Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations;
      Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures;
      Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Certifications and Training Required:

    • Applicants must successfully complete the WSU Aquatic pre-employment skill screening;
      American Red Cross Lifeguarding/Standard First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, we will not be
      able to hire anyone with a YMCA, Ellis, or Starguard certification;
      Bloodborne Pathogen Training
      Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist and Sexual Harassment Training;
      Handheld radio protocol;
      Successful completion of all audits, re-certifications and written exams;
      Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service’s;
      Departmental policies and procedures knowledge;
      Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge;
      Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required.

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • First response to all emergencies;
      Contact emergency services when necessary;
      Report emergencies through proper reporting lines;
      Complete all accident and incident reports;
      Inspect and document all activity sites and equipment for safety;
      Report hazards through proper reporting lines;
      Monitor participants for proper and safe activity;
      Ensure participants fill out Risk and Release forms as necessary;
      Properly follow procedures for clean up and disposal of biohazard waste;
      Inspect First Aid/AED kits at the beginning of each shift;
      Manage all real or possible risks including potentially moving or canceling activities;
      Responsible for evacuation of aquatic areas as necessary.

    UREC Learning Outcomes

    • Inclusion – Effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors
      that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all
      Leadership – Demonstrates leadership in a professional setting
      Professionalism – Demonstrates behaviors appropriate for a professional setting
      Wellbeing – Articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and
      wellbeing. Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that
      allow them to achieve their highest quality of life.

    Hours Per Week:

    Variable, typically, 10-20 hours per week.

    Hourly Wage:

    $14.20

    Level of Responsibility:

    Level 3. Suitable for entry level.

    Contact:

    Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety Education, 509-335-5407

  • Membership Attendant

    University Recreation | Washington State University

    Position: Member Services Attendant


    Responsibilities:

    Greet and assist patron who enter and exit the facility 5%
    Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations 20%  
    Complete cash transactions and make deposits 20% 
    Assist constituents in accessing pertinent information and resources 15%
    Maintain program support materials, information files, and records 10%
    Enforce program, department, University, and state policies 10%
    Uphold UREC privacy standards; uphold SRC facility access policies 5%
    Input various data entry 10% 
    Other Duties as assigned 5%

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • First responder to all emergencies
      Follow proper protocol to report emergencies through appropriate program reporting lines
      Monitor participants for proper and safe activity
      Ensure participants fill our Risk and Release forms as necessary
      Properly follow procedures for clean-up and disposal of bio-hazard waste
      Activate EMS when required for injuries, fire, bomb threat or other emergencies
      Assist Student Facility Manager with the evacuation of the facilities when warranted

    Additional Requirements:

    • Successful completion of criminal background screening
      Departmental policies and procedure knowledge
      Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
      Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
      Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications
      Mandatory to work one school break (i.e. Fall, Winter or Spring). Preferences are strongly considered, but not guaranteed.

    Pre-Employment Training Requirements:

    • On-line Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
      *American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED 
      *American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training 
      *Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission

    *Training will be provided if position is offered to employee.

    Training Requirements:

    • Successful completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
      Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
      Handheld radio protocol
      Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
      Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required

      UREC Learning Outcomes:
    • Inclusion- Effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all.
      Leadership- Demonstrate leadership in a professional setting
      Professionalism- Demonstrate behaviors appropriate for a professional setting
    • Well-being- Articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and wellbeing.  Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that allow them to achieve their highest quality of life.

    Hours per Week:  

    8-12, weekend work required

    Starting Hourly Wage:

    $13.50

    Contact:

    Membership Coordinator, David Grassi, 335-4227


     

  • Rental Shop Attendant

    UNIVERSITY RECREATION | WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
    OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER

    RENTAL ATTENDENT

    DESCRIPTION

    The Rental Shop Attendant position is primarily responsible for assistance with the daily operations of the
    Outdoor Rental Shop. This includes providing equipment knowledge and customer service to patrons, repairing
    and maintaining rental gear, and ensuring organization of the rental shop. This position has specific duties and
    responsibilities, which are listed below.

    Duties:

    • Assist with operation of the Outdoor Equipment Rental Shop
      Take equipment reservations via phone or in-person
      Complete rental transactions including receipt of payment, inspection of equipment, and policy
      enforcement
      Responsible for organization and inventory of equipment
      Understand associated outdoor safety equipment
      Assist with equipment repair and maintenance
      Demonstrate gear knowledge
      Promote ORC Programs
      Attendance of mandatory meetings and in-service trainings
      Assist with UREC special events, programs, and other projects as assigned
      Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Knowledge and experience in use of outdoor equipment
      Knowledge and experience with PC computer databases
      Ability to creatively problem solve equipment related issues
      Competency in cash handling procedures
      Strong customer service skills
      Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with multiple constituents
      Ability to identify and initiate work projects and function independently
      Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50lbs.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to candidates):

    • UREC New Employee Orientation
      WSU Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
      American Red Cross First Aid, Infant/Adult/Child CPR and Adult/Child AED
      American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens

    Additional Requirements:

    • Pass background screening
      Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid certifications
      Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
      Attendance at required staff meetings and trainings

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
      CPR/AED first aid training
      Handheld radio protocol
      Departmental risk management responsibilities and policies
      Area specific technical gear training

    POSITION TYPE

    WSU On Campus Student Employment

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically 6-12

    DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

    Outdoor Recreation Center

    FUNDING SOURCE

    On-Campus Non-Work Study, On-Campus Work-Study

    REQUIRED WORK SCHEDULE

    As an ORC Rental Shop Attendant, you will be required to work a minimum of two shifts per week.

    STARTING PAY

    $13.50/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Donald Schmit
    Donald.schmit@wsu.edu
    Orc.wsu.edu
    509-335-4270

  • SRC Service Attendant

    Washington State University| University Recreation

    Position: Service Desk Attendant

    Duties:

    • Conduct and document daily inspection of activity areas and equipment;
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations and enforce policies;
    • Administer first aid/handle emergency situations as necessary;
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary;
    • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies;
    • Check out equipment to eligible patrons;
    • Inventory and upkeep of equipment;
    • Complete cash transactions and make deposits;
    • Sign up individuals for Non-Credit Instruction Classes and Intramural Sports;
    • Check ID’s of eligible users;
    • Launder towels; 
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons;
    • Customer service skills;
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations;
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Ability to operate computer check out program and point of sale system;
    • Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs;
    • Working knowledge of the facility and its equipment, this knowledge can be attained by attending training sessions.
    Pre-Employment Training Required
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED;
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training;
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission.

    Additional Requirements

    • Pass background screening;
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training;
    • Successful completion of WSU FERPA Training;
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services;
    • Complete PCI Compliance training
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid/BBP Certifications.

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist;
    • Handheld radio protocol;
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services;
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge;
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge;
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required.

    RISK MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports;
    • First response to all emergencies;
    • Activate EMS when required for injuries, fire, bomb threat or other emergencies;
    • Assist the Student Facility Manager with all 1st aid/CPR emergencies;
    • Report emergencies/hazards through program reporting lines;
    • Properly follow procedures for cleanup and disposal of biohazard waste;
    • Inspect and document all activity sites and equipment for safety;
    • Inspect 1st Aid/AED kits at the beginning of each shift;
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity;
    • Ensure participants fill out Risk and Release forms as necessary;
    • Think critically to manage all real or possible risks, including the moving or canceling activities;
    • Assist Facility Manager with the evacuation of the facilities when warranted.

    UREC Learning Outcomes

    Leadership 

    • Demonstrate leadership in a professional setting
    • Produce effective communication and conflict resolution
    • Identify practical and efficient decision making methods

    Well-being

    • Employ appropriate and professional interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrate effective time management
    • Identify the basic components to leading a healthy lifestyle

    Cultural Competency

    • Evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses
    • Determine suitable behavior in a culturally diverse environment
    • Recognize individuals’ potential and contributions within the community

    HOURS PER WEEK:

    Variable, typically 10 - 20 hours per week.

    Starting Hourly Wage:  

    $9.95

    Contact:  

    Coordinator, Facility Operations, Cameron Adams, SRC 130E, 509-335-7318