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Working for Campus Recreation is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to grow and learn valuable career-ready skills. Our positions will teach you about time management, communication, work ethic, and many more soft skills sought after your future employer. Join our 130 student staff and help the A&M-Commerce community stay active!

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Rec Center: Student Employment: Benefits

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH CAMPUS REC

  • Flexible hours around your academics, athletics, or campus involvement
  • Get paid to connect, educate, and inspire others to lifelong activity and wellbeing
  • Represent Campus Rec with an awesome dri tech work shirt
  • Promotion, development, and/or cross-training opportunities
  • Paid training and ongoing evaluation
  • Employee awards and on-going employee recognition
  • Staff will develop:
    • Career-ready job skills that employers are seeking such as teamwork, communication (oral/written), professionalism/work ethic, and critical thinking/problem solving
    • Awareness of your personal strengths and opportunities for growth within a work setting
    • Greater confidence in job-related skills
    • An ability to assume more complex responsibilities in the future
    • An increased ability to communicate with others
    • An increased ability to understand group dynamics and work in teams to complete tasks
    • An increased understanding of cultural differences and the ability to work with diverse communities
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Campus Recreation: Student Employment: Hiring Information

Hiring Information

How to join our team

  • Apply via Handshake.
  • Resumes are required when applying.
  • Applicants must fill out the Qualtrics applicant information and supplemental questions during the application process on Handshake.
  • Applicants can only apply for a max of two positions.
  • All Campus Rec positions are work-study eligible. Please apply for the work-study position on Handshake. If you aren’t sure if you have federal/texas work-study eligibility please visit the financial aid website for more information.
  • All applicants are contacted via e-mail concerning the status of their applications throughout the process.

Once hired

  • If hired, you must attend:
    • In-person on-boarding at Human Resources: 2 hours
    • Mandatory department new hire training: 1.5 hours
    • Mandatory area new hire orientation and training: 5-10 hours
    • CPR/AED/First Aid certification course: 4 hours online and 4 hours in person
  • You can only be hired in one position to start your employment with Campus Recreation.
  • You can only work up to 19 hours per week between all A&M-Commerce on-campus jobs during the fall/spring semesters.

Pro Tips

  • We highly recommend visiting Career Development for help with your resume and cover letter as well as interviewing skills.
  • Click the follow button on our Campus Recreation profile on Handshake to get instant notifications when we post our positions.
  • When you search on Handshake, make sure to click “On Campus”.
  • You can search directly for Campus Recreation positions or the direct position you are interested in.

The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Note: Any job offer from the university is contingent upon (1) proof of United States citizenship or citizenship eligibility or authorization to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis; and (3) a completed and signed non-disclosure statement authorizing the university to conduct a criminal history background check.

Positions

Personal Trainer

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Certified Personal Training position is for qualified students interested in gaining knowledge in fitness and wellness through individual and small group instruction. This is a great position for personal trainers to gather hands on experience by providing clientele with guidance in physical activity and healthy lifestyle habits. Furthermore, students will engage, educate and empower members on fitness and well-being.

Program Area: Fitness and Well-being

Supervision: Coordinator of Fitness and Well-being and Graduate Assistant of Fitness and Well-being

Hourly pay rate: $9/hour without certification; $11.50/hour with certification

Hours/Week: 8-10

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Consult with clients and provide a of baseline fitness assessment
  • Schedule training sessions in advance
  • Provide physical activity guidance during scheduled training sessions
  • Educate clients on how to perform exercises and movements in a safe and effective manner
  • Provide consistent communication with clients and generate feedback on client progress
  • Give nutritional tips and information to client as needed
  • Provide one hour exercise sessions with clients
  • Generate personalized training programs based on client’s goals and needs
  • Maintain all records, forms and associated paperwork within personal training for the Fitness and Wellbeing program
  • Participate in Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s or CEU’s)
  • Attend the in house on-boarding classes and shadow shifts
  • Attend staff in service and meetings
  • You will have the available option to teach Group Fitness classes and/or Small Group Training sessions.
  • Perform other duties assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Most possess NCCA recognized personal training certification (Condition of employment or hire).
    • Condition of hire – must obtain certification before taking on clients
    • Condition of employment – must maintain current PT Certification
    • ACE, NSCA, ACSM, NASM
  • Working knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology and training principles
  • Possess excellent customer service skills and able to work well with others
  • Ability to lift 50lbs or more as required by job duties

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to instruct and program for individuals and small groups
  • Previous experience personal training

Certifications:

  • Obtaining more fitness certifications will result in a higher hourly pay rate due to the nature of training and knowledge
  • Two certifications – $12.00
  • Three or more certifications – $12.50

Group Fitness Instructor

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Certified Group Fitness Instructor position is for qualified students interested in gaining knowledge in fitness and wellness through group classes and instruction. This is a great position for group fitness instructors to gather hands on experience by providing participants with guidance in physical activity and healthy lifestyle habits. Furthermore, students will engage, educate and empower members on fitness and well-being.

Program Area: Fitness and Well-being

Supervision: Coordinator of Fitness and Well-being, and Graduate Assistant of Fitness and Well-being

Hourly pay rate: $9/hour without certification; $11.50/hour with certification

Hours/Week: 4-8

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Responsible for instructing and leading group fitness classes in a safe and engaging environment
  • Educate and maintain proper technique for fitness participants
  • Promote knowledge of proper group fitness components, i.e.: warm up, aerobic exercise, flexibility, cool down, etc.
  • Create a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Support and motivate group fitness participants
  • Offer a variety of exercise modifications to accommodate all fitness levels
  • Monitor access of group fitness classes
  • Assist participants in swiping into class
  • Participate in Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s or CEU’s)
  • Attend the in house on-boarding classes, shadow shifts and mentorship program
  • Attend staff in service and meetings
  • Perform other duties assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Nationally recognized group fitness instructor certification or specialty group fitness certification (condition of employment or hire).
    • Condition of employment – must obtain certification within the following semester and maintain through employment
    • ACE, NCCA, Zumba, Yoga, NETA, SCW
  • Working knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology and training principles
  • Ability to lift 50lbs or more as required by job duties

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to instruct multiple formats or multiple specialty group fitness certifications
  • Knowledge of group fitness teaching strategies and the incorporation of music, tempo, cueing technique and rhythm
  • Choreography and music skills
  • Previous experience instructing a group fitness class

Certifications:

  • Obtaining more fitness certifications will result in a higher hourly pay rate due to the nature of training and knowledge
  • Two certifications – $12.00
  • Three or more certifications – $12.50

Lifeguard

Summary of Responsibilities:

The lifeguard position is employed to monitor and ensure the safety of patrons in the Great OutRoars facility’s pool, spa, basketball courts and outdoor seating areas.

Supervision: Assistant Director of Facility Operations and Aquatics

Starting Pay rate: $10/hour

Hours/Week: 12-18

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Enforce all Great OutRoars, Campus Recreation and university policies and procedures
  • Maintain facility cleanliness and safety
  • Activate facility Emergency Action Plan (EAP) when necessary and provide appropriate care
  • Perform American Red Cross lifeguarding life-saving rescues
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard or Shallow Water Lifeguard certification (Condition of employment and hire).
    • Condition of hire – must obtain certification before working first shift
    • Condition of employment – must maintain current LG certification
  • Ability to swim 100m utilizing either front crawl or breaststroke
  • Must be able to perform American Red Cross lifeguarding life-saving rescues successfully

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification
  • Previous work experience lifeguarding
  • Previous work experience teaching swim lessons
  • Previous work experience in an emergency preparedness/care environment

Operations Assistant

Summary of Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for maintaining the cardio, track, and weight areas of the Morris Recreation Center; provide assistance with facility access, equipment checkout, and risk management at the Cain Sports Complex and The MAC.

Program Area: Facility Operations

Supervision: Assistant Director of Facility Operations and Aquatics, and Graduate Assistant of Facility Operations

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $8

Hours/Week: 8-12

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Enforce all Morris Recreation Center, Campus Recreation and university policies and procedures
  • Maintain cleanliness of equipment and cardio, track and weight areas
  • Assist and inform patrons on usage and technique of equipment and machines in the cardio, track and weight areas
  • Explain how to execute various exercise techniques and how to use various exercise equipment
  • Assist patrons with spotting and using exercise equipment
  • Maintain organization of weight room, track and cardio area equipment
  • Control access and equipment checkout at the Cain Sports Complex and The MAC
  • Report equipment needs and maintenance repairs
  • Assist with set-up up facility needs and reservations
  • Log and track usage of fitness equipment
  • Assist patrons with lockers
  • Support facility supervisor
  • Assist with patron counts
  • Perform other duties assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm to learn recreation and fitness principles
  • Ability to work with others in a team-oriented structure
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Upbeat and pleasant professional character
  • Must be able to work evenings during the week and weekends

Outdoor Adventure Staff

Summary of Responsibilities:

Outdoor Adventure staff are responsible for the daily operations of the Outdoor Adventure Center, Climbing Wall, and associated outdoor facilities. Student staff also have the opportunity to work support staff shifts on the challenge course and trips program. OA staff aid in supervision and administration of all program areas and must prove efficiency in computer applications necessary to position and programs.

Program Area: Outdoor Adventure

Supervision: Assistant Director and Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $8

Hours/Week: 12-18

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Assist in climbing wall operation
  • Assist in gear center operation including cash handling with point of sale software
  • Assist in challenge course operation
  • Assist in maintenance of outdoor recreation facilities
  • Enforce program area rules and policies
  • Preform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess effective writing and communication skills.
  • Possess effective customer service skills and able to work well with others.
  • Must be willing to maintain a clean and safe workout environment
  • Must be able to work weekends and some week days/nights
  • Willing to educate patrons on and enforce policies
  • Understanding of proper emergency procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous knowledge, experience or certification in

  • Climbing
  • Challenge course operation
  • Bike maintenance
  • Wilderness medicine
  • Trail maintenance
  • Other applicable outdoor sport skills

Intramural Sports Official

Summary of Responsibilities:

Intramural Sports Officials are responsible for officiating all intramural sport events. Student officials must ensure the safety of participants while they uphold the integrity of the game. Officials will use decision-making skills when making calls and conflict management skills to handle confrontations. In addition, officials are held to a higher standard when they are participating within our program.

Program Area: Intramural and Club Sports

Supervision: Assistant Director and Graduate Assistant of Intramural and Club Sports

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $9

Hours/Week: 8-12

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Attend sport trainings clinics and meetings
  • Officiate all sports offered by Intramural Sports
  • Provide pre-game and postgame assistance for the set-up of Intramural sports
  • Examine the facility for safety hazards
  • Enforce rules and policies as judiciously as possible
  • Oversee the Intramural contest and ensure participation takes place in a safe manner
  • Complete necessary forms
  • Storing any equipment at the conclusion of the day’s/night’s activities
  • Maintain outdoor recreation facilities
  • Assist in signing-in of Intramural teams when needed
  • Assign teams sportsmanship ratings concluding each contest
  • Complete any duties as assigned by the Intramural Supervisor, GA or Assistant Director

Required Qualifications:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Willingness to learn and receptive to feedback
  • Knowledge of sport rules
  • Willingness to work hard
  • Must be able to work evenings, Sunday-Thursday from 4 -11 p.m. and occasional weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Participation in Intramural Sports and/or sports
  • Prior or current officiating experience

Marketing Assistant

Summary of Responsibilities:

This position is employed to distribute any form of marketing/advertising needed for the department’s events/programs/building notices/etc. It is responsible for general marketing and communication projects, in addition to a specialization in one of the following areas: copy writing and social media, design, photography/video editing and web content management.

Program Area: Marketing

Supervision: Associate Director of Programs and Staff Development and Graduate Assistant of Marketing

Starting Pay Rate: $8

Hours/Week: 8-12

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Print, cut, laminate, distribute/deliver posters and signage for departmental needs as directed
  • Staff Campus Recreation information tables and distribute promotional materials at various Campus Recreation programs throughout the year
  • Assist in developing and implementing marketing strategies and initiatives for Campus Recreation programs, the Morris Recreation Center, and departmental business operations.
  • Work with Canva, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator to design graphics for social media posts and campaign materials
  • Reply to comments, posts, messages, etc., following social media guidelines
  • Assist in updating website, EMS calendar content, university calendar content, department social media, facility information screens and bulletin boards and The Roar radio station.
  • Meet project deadlines so that events are properly advertised.
  • Collaborate with the others in the marketing program to complete assigned tasks on time.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape including working with various social media accounts, tools and platforms
  • Understanding of trends and popularities within the social media realm – design, functionality and users
  • Understanding of basic principles of public relations and/or marketing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated design software experience in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and/or Photoshop.
  • Work or academic course experience in marketing/advertising/public relations
  • Academic concentration in marketing, advertising or public relations
  • Experience working with MAC computers

Graphic Designer

Summary of Responsibilities:

This position is employed to imagine, create and distribute any form of marketing/advertising needed for the department’s events/programs/building notices/etc.

Program Area: Marketing

Supervision: Associate Director of Programs and Staff Development and Graduate Assistant of Marketing

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $9.50

Hours/Week: 12-18

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Design print and digital marketing materials using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and/or design software.
  • Print, cut, laminate and distribute/deliver posters and signage for departmental needs as directed.
  • Assist in developing and implementing marketing strategies and initiatives for Campus Recreation programs, the Morris Recreation Center and departmental business operations.
  • Assist in updating website, EMS calendar content, university calendar content, department social media, facility information screens and bulletin boards, and The Roar radio station.
  • Meet project deadlines so that events are properly advertised.
  • Collaborate with the others in the marketing program to complete assigned tasks on time.
  • Maintain graphic standards of the university and the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Good organization and computer skills.
  • Design software experience in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and/or Photoshop.
  • Experience working with MAC computers.
  • Work or course experience in marketing/advertising/graphic design.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understand branding guidelines and principles.
  • Understand design principles such as hierarchy, typography and layout.
  • Experience in understanding and implementing social media strategies.
  • Academic concentration in marketing, graphic design, advertising or public relations.

Photographer

Summary of Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for photographing and videoing department programs, services, and facilities as well as maintaining a consistent visual identity to represent, advertise and promote the department.

Program Area: Marketing

Supervision: Associate Director of Programs and Staff Development and Graduate Assistant of Marketing

Starting Hourly Pay Rate: $9.50

Hours/Week: 8-12

Level: Entry

Primary Duties:

  • Assist in developing and implementing marketing strategies and initiatives for Campus Recreation programs, the Morris Recreation Center and departmental business operations.
  • Work various departmental events which include evenings and weekends.
  • Effectively use DSLR, lighting and audio production techniques and equipment operation.
  • Perform production functions involving lighting and audio recording.
  • Develop promotional videos and campaigns
  • Responsible for numbering and filing images and videos.
  • Utilize various video/photography delivery systems.
  • Assist the Associate Director in scheduling photo/video shoots to record various activities.
  • Meet project deadlines so that events are properly recorded and advertised.
  • Collaborate with others in the marketing program to complete assigned tasks on time.
  • Maintain graphic standards of the university and the Department of Campus Recreation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Able to work well with others
  • Ability to multitask and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Good organization and computer skills
  • Must be skilled in Adobe Premiere or After Effects for video
  • Must be skilled in Photoshop or Lightroom (preferable) for photos
  • Experience working with Mac computers
  • Work or course experience in photography, marketing, advertising, graphic design

Preferred Qualifications:

Academic concentration in photography, videography, marketing, graphic design, advertising, or public relations.

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Student Staff Awards

Student Staff Awards

Every semester, we recognize our student workers for their work ethic, leadership, and dedication to Campus Recreation. Each area nominates an employee of the semester per position. During the spring semester, we awarded the Robin Sullivan to one student who best exemplifies customer service and dedication to Campus Recreation.

2020-2021

Fall 2020

TitleName
Personal TrainerWhitney Fuller
Group Fitness InstructorFrancoise Manishimwe
MarketingAutumn McGowan
Outdoor Adventure Level 1Justin Bartley
Outdoor Adventure Level 2Jacob Campbell
Intramural OfficialPedro Cuevas
Intramural SupervisorCally Pausewang
Lifeguard Gwendolyn Bradway
Operations AssistantSaara Fortner
Member Services AssistantDanyel Brewer
Operations SupervisorDevon Shankle

2019-2020

Fall 2019

TitleName
Fitness SpecialistFrancoise Manishimwe
Personal TrainerIvy Carr
Group Fitness InstructorAly Davis
MarketingAutumn Mcgowan
Outdoor Adventure EmployeeJordan Barnes
Outdoor Adventure EmployeeNick Arsenault
Intramural OfficialSophia Caro
Intramural SupervisorDrew McCullough
Lifeguard Challenger Love
Operations AssistantBrandon Dotson
Member Services AssistantKennedi Harris
Operations SupervisorTommy Miller

Spring 2020

TitleName
Fitness SpecialistEdboni Simpson
Personal TrainerIvy Carr
Group Fitness InstructorAly Davis
MarketingTony Roberson
Outdoor Adventure Level 1Shelby Hartley
Outdoor Adventure Level 2Libby Neuweiler
Intramural OfficialJonathan Reyes
Intramural SupervisorDrew McCullough
Lifeguard Corinne Fitzsimmons
Operations AssistantMuctarr Bangura
Member Services AssistantLatosha Gaffney
Operations SupervisorDhimant Sahi
Robin Sullivan AwardJordan Barnes

2018-2019

Fall 2018

TitleName
Fitness SpecialistKevin Williams
Personal TrainerWatson Melville
Group Fitness InstructorJackson Miller
MarketingNicole Glenn
Outdoor Adventure EmployeeKevin Roy
Outdoor Adventure EmployeeGus Lackey
Intramural OfficialPrincess Davis
Intramural SupervisorRoberto Lira
Lifeguard Challenger Love
Operations AssistantMaria Martinez
Member Services AssistantJoseph Cartier
Operations SupervisorKristen Burnett

Spring 2019

TitleName
Fitness SpecialistTyrell Lawson
Personal TrainerKiley Laminack
Group Fitness InstructorJackson Miller
MarketingNicole Glenn
Outdoor Adventure EmployeeGus Lackey
Outdoor Adventure EmployeeChris Bolton
Intramural OfficialPrincess Davis
Intramural SupervisorChandler Crane
Lifeguard Bryce Lester
Operations AssistantTommy Miller
Member Services AssistantDhruvin Soni
Operations SupervisorSarah Morris
Robin Sullivan AwardRyan Stone

2017-2018

Fall 2017

TitleName
Fitness SpecialistMohammadshehzad Jamal
Personal TrainerJose Zamarron
Group Fitness InstructorJohana Jarosova
MarketingSudheer Bhimireddy
Outdoor Adventure EmployeeNaidia Winkler
Outdoor Adventure Employee
Intramural OfficialSophia Caro
Intramural SupervisorMicah Booker
Lifeguard Dhimant Sahi
Operations Assistant
Member Services AssistantNatalie Dills
Operations SupervisorSha Elisha

Spring 2018

TitleName
Fitness SpecialistSavannah Turney
Personal TrainerJose Zamarron
Group Fitness InstructorJohana Jarosva
MarketingCindy Rios
Outdoor Adventure EmployeeJordan Barnes
Outdoor Adventure EmployeeKevin Roy
Intramural OfficialBryce Sewell
Intramural SupervisorSophia Caro
Lifeguard Anna McCloskey
Operations AssistantDakotah McGowen
Member Services AssistantSarah Morris
Operations SupervisorCJ Cannon
Robin Sullivan AwardAnna McCloskey
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