Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities


These are just a few words students use to describe their experience working at Campus Recreation.

Campus Recreation is one of the largest on-campus employers with over 200 positions available, ranging from lifeguarding to officiating to assisting customers. You will find your niche at Campus Rec.

Student employees play an invaluable role by providing customer service, safety, and fun to our patrons. Campus Rec will provide you with valuable work skills, life-long learning opportunities, and lasting friendships.


Statement of Inclusive Excellence

The Department of Campus Recreation and the Division of Student Development recognize the educational benefits of diversity for students, faculty and staff. We are committed to engaging in reflection, dialogue and experiences that both challenge and affirm multiple perspectives. Our Marianist Charism calls us the value the dignity of every person and to advocate for social justice. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, persons with disabilities and veterans.

How to Apply

Campus Recreation is an equal opportunity employer which is committed to having a diverse and customer oriented workforce. We encourage students supporting their academic endeavors through the federal work study process to apply.

1. Submit an Application, Cover Letter, and Resume

Visit Career Services for information about creating a quality resume and cover letter.

NOTE: If selected for a position, you will need to complete paperwork to finalize the process. Please visit the Career Services web page or view the Student Employment Handbook for complete details

2. Interview

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the respective area to schedule a date and time for the interview. Due to the large number of applications, not every applicant will be selected for an interview.
Interviews may involve practical components which will be indicated by each position manager. 

All submissions from applicants who are not selected for an interview will remain on file until the next hiring cycle. However, you will need to re-submit your application to be considered for the new posting.

Previous Campus Recreation Applicants

If you would like to apply again for employment with Campus Recreation and/or update your application please visit Handshake.


Lifeguard - Lifeguards are responsible for maintaining a safe and positive environment within the Aquatic Center. Lifeguards must work together and have strong communication skills among their co-workers and supervisor, as well as Campus Recreation patrons. Lifeguards must represent the aquatic staff, as well as the Department of Campus Recreation in a professional, mature manner.  Lifeguards must be American Red Cross certified.

Swim Instructor - Swim Lesson Instructors are responsible for teaching a large range of skills from basic water safety to stroke refinement.  Swim lessons include both group and private lessons available to all ages.  Group lesson that are available include Parent Tot, Instructional Levels 1-6 and Adult.  American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification is preferred.

Lifeguard Instructor - Lifeguard Instructors must be certified Instructors through American Red Cross.  The responsibility of the instructor is to plan, prepare, and teach American Red Cross safety courses including Lifeguarding, CPR, and First Aid.

Facility Operations

Attendant - Attendants provide direct customer service to all members of the University community that enter the RecPlex.  These individuals are a critical component to the success of the program as they are the first impression for the 1000+ individuals that walk through through our doors on a daily basis. Charged with creating a welcoming environment to individuals of all recreational interests and abilities Attendants must also have the confidence and knowledge to articulate and enforce our membership and facility usage policies while keeping the safety of all in the facility as a paramount focus. Whether serving at the Welcome Desk or in Equipment Issuance you can expect a working environment with a high level of interpersonal communication where students of all degree paths will have the opportunity to hone a very valuable set of life skills. 

Supervisor - Supervisors have the unique challenge and experience of overseeing a 25 million dollar facility as well directing a student staff of up to 10 students at any given time. As the "buck stops here" person for all night time department decisions, these individuals must exhibit the highest level of integrity as well as a detailed knowledge of all areas of Campus Recreation.  Significant responsibilities include; cash handling and membership sales, policy enforcement and addressing participant conduct issues, monitoring entire facility for potential safety and liability concerns as well as addressing all issues and concerns related to the various student staffing areas of the facility.  This is one several true leadership experiences on this campus that is sure to be a life changing experience.  Supervisors must have previous work experience within Campus Recreation.


Attendant - Responsible for supervising the Fitness Center in the RecPlex, which includes cardio equipment, weight equipment, and three group fitness studios. Campus Recreation provides a great atmosphere in which to work. Hours are flexible, paid training is available, and advancement opportunities exist within the program, as well as the Department. Training sessions are held to prepare students at the beginning of each semester. CPR and First Aid individuals are required.

Equipment Technician - Repairs and performs basic maintenance of equipment with complex moving parts and sophisticated electronic equipment with minimal supervision. This position includes, but is not limited to: inspecting, lubricating and cleaning as well as repairing or reporting needed repairs.

Group Fitness Instructor - Group fitness instructors design and lead one or many different type of classes. Individuals are preferred to be certified by a nationally accredited organization within a year of hire, if not already. CPR and First Aid certifications are required. A series of auditions are required in addition to the interview process.

Personal Trainer - The personal training program offers  only certified Personal Trainers positions. Personal Trainers must be certified through a nationally accredited organization. CPR and First Aid certified individuals are required.

Intramural Sports

Officials Responsible for officiating intramural sports contests and tournaments played by students, faculty, and other Campus Recreation members. Officials will set up and tear down playing areas and equipment, enforce sport-specific rules and policies, and ensure that participation takes place in a safe manner. Hours are flexible, paid training is available, and advancement opportunities exist within the program and Department. No experience is necessary, and sport-specific training is provided.


Marketing Supervisor - The Marketing Supervisor will work within a variety of UDCR programs to develop, enhance, promote and assess programs and services. This position will work with student and professional staff. This position will have a focus on utilizing social media for student outreach and program promotion and enhancement. Aids in planning, development and implementation of all of UDCR’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. Aids in the direction and leadership of the marketing, communications, website, graphic design and photography/videography staff.

Graphic Designer The graphic designer for Campus Recreation will work within a variety of recreation programs to create awareness, enhance, and promote programs and services. This position will work with student and professional staff. This position will perform marketing and public relations tasks related to the promotion and branding of the Department of Campus Recreation through artistic means as graphic design. This position is responsible for promoting the image of the department to the campus community and beyond.

Media Specialist (Photographer/Videographer) -  The Media Specialist will assist with shooting photos and video for the Department of Campus Recreation to be utilized for print and digital communications. This position is responsible for photographing/video recording all Campus Recreation programs, services and events and for maintaining an organized photograph and video database to be used in the promotion and branding of the Department of Campus Recreation

Web Content Specialist - The Web Content Specialist is responsible for creating, editing, updating, improving and maintaining high quality and consistent branding in web content placed across different web pages and digital properties in the context of the University of Dayton Brand guidelines to effectively communicate about all UDCR programs, services and events.

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education Assistant - The Outdoor Education Assistant’s primary responsibilities include selling and renting outdoor equipment to the University of Dayton community; instructing individuals on the appropriate use and care of equipment; providing information on various local, regional, and national recreation locations; inspecting and repairing equipment; maintaining the cleanliness and organization of the Outdoor Engagement Center; and completing inventory reports, performing data entry tasks, and handling cash operations. This position also includes opportunities to assist in facilitating Outdoor Education clinics (e.g., kayaking, canoeing, camp cooking, camping, cycling, etc.), Rock Wall programming, and RecBike maintenance.

RecBike Assistant - The RecBikes Mechanic maintains the RecBike fleet to provide access to high quality and safe cycling experiences to the UD community. This person will manage the organization, repair, and maintenance of all bikes and equipment related to the RecBike program. 

Rock Wall Attendant - The Rock Wall Attendant ensures all participants are climbing/bouldering in a safe manner; inputs patron information into an excel document; manages any type of crisis or rescue that may arise related to climbing/bouldering; assesses participant’s belay skills for belaying test; and teaches general climbing, belaying, and bouldering techniques during open climbing hours and special events.

Rock Wall Supervisor - The Rock Wall Supervisor plays a significant role in the decision-making, program and event creation and implementation, and procedure/policy interpretation for the Rock Wall. The Supervisor attends to the duties of the other positions of the Rock Wall staff as needed, but also maintains additional responsibilities (e.g., wall and equipment inspections, staff schedules, event administration, clinic instruction, operations, staff development and training, etc.). Supervisors must have previous work experience with the Campus Recreation Rock Wall.

Rock Wall Route Setters - Route Setters maintain all routes and track an appropriate distribution of the various difficulties. The route-setter also foreruns and routinely checks for route quality and loose/ broken holds. As a route-setter, this position can acts as a mentor in the Route-Setting Mentorship program. Supervisors must have previous work experience with the Campus Recreation Rock Wall. 

Youth and Family

RECkids Camp Counselor UDCR’s RECKids Camp is a recreationally-based day camp promoting healthy lifestyles for six to twelve year old children. Our goal is to inspire campers to discover their best selves through playful inquiry, cooperative learning, and positive group culture. Counselors are the primary caregivers for each camper.  They are responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out activities and guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills. This position will facilitate games and activities to enhance the camp experience for each participant; will provide excellent customer service and always be attentive to campers and fellow staff’ needs. Counselors should have a passion toward working with children and foster an environment for children that promotes a love for learning, growing, and playing by modeling our vision to inspire campers to lead healthy, happy lives. 



Campus Recreation

2 Evanston Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45419