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Student Employment Opportunities

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Join Our Team!

Campus Recreation is one of the largest on-campus employers, with over 200 student employees running the day-to-day operations. With positions ranging from lifeguarding to assisting customers, you will find your place at UDCR. 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.

How to Apply

Complete your profile on Handshake and include an up-to-date resume, cover letter, and any additional materials requested by the hiring manager for that position. Visit Career Services for information about creating a quality resume and cover letter.

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 may be selected.

Previous Campus Recreation Applicants

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

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.

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.

Job Descriptions by Program

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.

Advancement opportunities are available within each program area and department.

FacOps Attendant - Facility Operations (FacOps) 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 our doors on a daily basis.

Charged with creating a welcoming environment to individuals of all recreational interests and abilities, FacOps 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 the Equipment Resource Center, 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. Advancement opportunities are available within the program and department.

Fitness Attendant - Fitness Attendants are responsible for supervising the Fitness Center in the RecPlex, which includes cardio equipment, weight equipment, and three group fitness studios. Customer service, policy enforcement, and regular cleaning are primary components to this position.

Group Fitness Instructor - Group Fitness Instructors design and lead one or many different types of classes as part of our semester Group Fitness schedule. Individuals are preferred to be certified by a nationally accredited organization within a year of hire, if not already. A series of auditions are required in addition to the interview process.

Personal Trainer - Our Personal Training program is an excellent opportunity for certified trainers on campus to work with a diverse population of participants. Personal Trainers must be certified through a nationally accredited organization.

Advancement opportunities are available within each program area and department.

Intramural Sports Official - Officials are rresponsible 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. No experience is necessary, and sport-specific training is provided. Advancement opportunities are available within the program and department.

Marketing Assistant - Marketing Assistants will work within a variety of UDCR programs to develop, enhance, promote and assess programs and services. This position has a focus of utilizing social media platforms for student outreach, program promotion and enhancement. Aids in planning, development and implementation of UDCR’s marketing strategies and communication efforts, both internal and external.

Graphic Designer Graphic Designers for Campus Recreation work within a variety of media to create awareness, enhance, and promote the department's various programs and services. Print, digital, and collateral pieces are developed on a semesterly basis to further the UDCR brand and help the campus community better engage with the mission and vision of the department.

Outdoor Leader - The Outdoor Leader works with a team to deliver high quality outdoor recreation and education experiences to students through Campus Recreation at the University of Dayton. In this role, the employee will provide customer service, teach outdoor skills, and lead others at the Rock Wall, Outdoor Engagement Center, and into the outdoors though programs and events hiking, paddling, cycling and more. Some experience with outdoor activities and a passion for the outdoors are required to apply. Training to lead in these areas is provided upon hire.

RecBike Specialist - RecBike Specialists maintain the RecBike fleet to provide access to high quality and safe cycling experiences to the UD community. Specialists will manage the organization, repair, and maintenance of all bikes and equipment related to the RecBike program and lead bicycle safety programs and rides. Benefits of this position include experience with cycling management and repair; the opportunity to practice customer service and teaching skills; the opportunity to learn about other programs and organizations in the field of cycling and outdoor experiential education.

Rock Wall Attendant - Rock Wall Attendants are responsible for delivering high quality supervision, instruction, and customer service at the Campus Recreation Rock Wall. Attendants will develop and enhance climbing, leadership, and teaching skills through training and on the job experience. 

Advancement opportunities are available within each program area and department.

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, and 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,  provide excellent customer service, and be persistently attentive to campers and their fellow staff's needs. Counselors should have a passion for working with and fostering 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. 

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Campus Recreation

2 Evanston Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0790