University Recreation

Students: Apply to Work at UREC!


Gain valuable work experience and Motivate Madison into Motion! Applications for Fall and/or Summer 2015 are now available for the following positions: 

  • EMTs: EMTs provide first aid to the participants of UREC facilities within the limits of the EMT certification. The EMT's also supervise and provide first aid during sport club practices and games. One must have a current EMT-B certification as well as CPR for the Professional Rescuer to apply. Contact Matt Lovesky for more information.

  • Fitness Assistants: Fitness Assistants supervise a two-level, 10,000 square foot fitness area and the participants in it. They educate participants on the components and principles of fitness, provide orientation instruction on use and set-up of facility exercise equipment, enforce policies and procedures related to the operations of the fitness area, and perform preventative maintenance and housekeeping duties. Contact Holly Bailey for more information.

  • Intramural Sport Officials: Officials are responsible for enforcing rules of play and providing supervision for safety, fair play, and sportsmanship for various intramural activities. Official training will be available for interested parties prior to the start of each intramural season. Officials also have the opportunity to be a part of the Student Officials Association. Advancement opportunities are available with certification. Visit this page for more information!

  • Lifeguards: Lifeguard watch over all persons using the UREC aquatic facilities. The staff also provides aquatic and safety program information to the participants of UREC. One must hold a current Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid to apply. Contact Matt Lovesky for more information.

  • Maintenance Assistants: Maintenance Assistants work alongside the Maintenance Manager and operations staff to perform required maintenance and repairs on pool systems and building hardware. They will also assist in maintaining facility aesthetics and grounds. Contact Rick Orebaugh for more information.

  • Marketing Assistants: Marketing Assistants are responsible for the promotion and dissemination of information regarding all University Recreation programs, facilities and services. This includes the design and implementation of various marketing and communication efforts. Experience and/or knowledge of marketing, writing, design, communications and graphic design are preferred. Contact Kristin Gibson for more information.

  • Nutrition Analyst/Fitness Assistants: Nutrition Analyst/Fitness Assistants evaluate three-day dietary recalls for students, staff and faculty with the aid of a computer software program. Pre and post-consultations are used in the process. They also provide interactive information tables at health fairs and conduct educational presentations on nutrition-related topics. Also fulfills job responsibilities of a Fitness Assistant. Contact Holly Bailey for more information.

  • Office Assistants: The Office Service Assistants assist the Office Manager with a variety of tasks. Duties may include typing, filing, administrative mailing, data entry, and use of copy and fax machines. Office Assistants also provide general office receptionist coverage by receiving calls and greeting visitors. Contact Heather Reid for more information. 

  • Recreation Assistant: Recreation Assistants maintain and prepare all open recreation areas including the gymnasium, multi-activity center, track, racquetball courts, and turf field. This includes enforcement of policy and procedures, maintaining safety and cleanliness throughout the facility and provide exceptional service to UREC participants. Contact Chris Jones for more information. 

  • Summer Camp Counselor: Camp Counselor responsibilities include providing a safe and enjoyable environment for campers between the ages of 6 and 12, facilitate/lead activities that promote life-long learning, recreation and wellness as well as assist with administrative camp duties. Current CPR and First Aid certification is required. Must be able to attend training week in the summer as well as each session.  Previous camp experience is preferred. Contact Chris Jones for more information.

  • Technology Assistants: Technology Assistants report to the Technology Manager and will serve as a resource to all UREC staff and students for all computing and technology-related issues. Must quickly respond and troubleshoot software, hardware and network problems for computers, tablets and printers. Problem solving and customer service skills are essential for this position to effectively communicate technical issues to staff members. Additional duties include researching new technologies to improve UREC’s services and maintaining inventory of hardware and software resources. Technology Assistants will need a working knowledge of the following applications: Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Mac OS X and Office for Mac. Must also be willing to quickly learn UREC’s complex technology environment including specialized registration software and Microsoft Access databases.Contact Scott Mersiovsky for more information.

The deadline to apply will be March 6. Applicants MUST apply at at JMU Joblink for consideration - click on "View/Apply for Student Positions." 

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Published: Thursday, February 12, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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