Campus Rec Leadership and Employment Opportunities

The Campus Recreation Leadership program is an excellent experiential learning opportunity for current students. This program provides you with many transferable skills including critical thinking, written and verbal communications, problem solving, flexibility, teamwork and responsibility.

In partnership with the Campus Recreation Program Manager you will have the flexibility and choice to plan many aspects of numerous recreational programs, sport tournaments or fitness and wellness programs for the UFV community.

If you are a student with a fun and professional attitude who is unafraid to take initiative, then you are the person we are looking for! Not only will you gain some valuable experience as you move forward in your education, you will be part of a close-knit group of like minded students paving the way for Campus Recreation and Wellness at UFV!  

These leadership positions have endless opportunities with all positions earning for Co-Curricular. Some positions are paid while other are volunteer.

All listed leadership opportunities are listed as Co-Curricular activities.

Paid Positions we are currently recruiting for are: 

Positions need to be filled as soon as possible. Please send Cover Letter and Resume to campusrec@ufv.ca

Volunteer positions we are looking to fill include:

Sport Organizer
Be an integral part of UFV Cascades Campus Recreation by becoming a Sport Organizer. Sport Organizers are sport conveners responsible for prioritizing a safe, fun-first and inclusive sport environment. They are role models for all other staff, and act as ambassadors of the Intramural Sports program as a whole.

Responsibilities including but are not limited to: 

    • Assist in the promotion and marketing of Social Sport programs
    • Responsible for on-site supervision of sport and is the main point of content for participants.
    • Oversees the preparation and takedown of the game playing area, including the return of equipment.
    • Ensures that participants check-in prior to participating in activities (waiver signed and ID verification).
    • Well versed in sport rules
    • Ensures the sport binder content is properly prepared and organized for sessions.
    • Resolves conflicts as needed.
    • Ensures a safe environment for all participants.
    • Provides a friendly, welcoming, inclusive, service-oriented environment.
    • Represents the Campus Recreation department in a professional manner


    Skills you will obtain or be able to work on are:

    • Leadership skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • The ability to managing multiple priorities
    • Conflict resolution skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Oral and written communications skills


    Hours:

    • Approximately 3-10 hours per week
    • Day of the week dependent on facility availability and student volunteer schedule

Group Fitness Greeter
Responsibilities:

  • Managing fitness class attendance and class list verification.
  • Directing new Group Fitness registrants to information about payment or registration
  • Setting up and taking down fitness equipment and open gym.
  • Responsible for keeping equipment rooms neat and organized
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the first class to greet participants and ensure waivers are completed.
  • Notify Campus Rec and Wellness, Program Manager of any damaged equipment or repair that need to be made
  • Respond to emergency situations according to ERP Readiness Training program as well as ensuring the Incident Report form is filled out and handed in
  • Provide suggests for marketing and potential future program ideas

Skills you will obtain or be able to work on are:

  • Problem solving
  • The ability to managing multiple priorities
  • Conflict resolution
  • Customer service skills
  • Inter-personal skills
  • Oral and written communications skills

Hours:

  • Approximately 2-10 hours per week

Run and Walk Group Leaders

Group leaders will lead or co-lead a group of participants as well as coordinating suggested routes for both a group of runners and/or walkers. Skills that are gained while leading the group included: being able to adapt to class structure and the needs and interests of the participants; communicate instructions and directions using clear and simple language; maintain a sound knowledge of health and wellness topics in the area of Kinesiology, inspire confidences and self-belief in participants by acting as a role model and encouraging participants to gain and develop their own knowledge and skills of health and wellness.  All group leaders have done a first aid course within the last 2 years.

Health & Wellness Blog Authors

  • Select a health and wellness blog topic based on the interests of UFV students and faculty.
  • Research the selected topic and write a bi-weekly blog on the selected topic, which is reviewed by a fourth year student and Cheryl Van Nes.
  • Post the blog online – on the UFV Campus Rec website under the ‘Health and Wellness Blog’ tab.

 

If you are interested in volunteering with us, check out the position descriptions and fill out the volunteer application form attached below.

Volunteer Application Form

 

Volunteer applications can be emailed to campusrec@ufv.ca or dropped off at the front desk of the fitness center in building E.

 

Don’t know what position would be the best fit for you? Let us know and we can help you figure it out.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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