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As the largest student employer on campus, USF Recreation & Wellness has employment opportunities for everyone.



Job Description:  Maintain facilities and ensure the safety of participants at our two pools:  an 8-lane indoor lap pool (REC) and our outdoor leisure pool (FIT).  Assist with helping participants and grow their knowledge of water safety, swimming knowledge, and pool etiquette. Create and maintain a clean, aquatic environment.

Requirements:  American Red Cross Lifeguard certification

Application/Hiring Timeline:  March for summer employment

Contact:  Savannah Redd, Aquatics Coordinator (redds@usf.edu)

Swim Instructor

Job Description:  Teach private, semi-private, and group lessons to people of all ages and backgrounds. We offer classes for all levels of skill and experience:  mothers and babies (> six months), new independent swimmers, and more advanced swimmers looking to build endurance and strength.

Requirements:  American Red Cross Lifeguard certification

Application/Hiring Timeline:  September for fall employment

Contact:  Savannah Redd, Aquatics Coordinator (redds@usf.edu)


Facility Staff

Job Description:  Part of our large team who manages access and safety at the Campus Recreation Center, Fit, and WELL Fitness Center. Will grow the following skills:  problem-solving, service, conflict management, and leadership.

Requirements:  American Red Cross CPR/AED certification (able to obtain after being hired)

Application/Hiring Timeline:  Once a semester, typically September & February

Contact:  RecWell Facilities (recfacilities@usf.edu)

Special Events Staff

The Special Events Staff position includes supervising and participating in the set-up and take-down of special events programmed through Campus Recreation. Staff members will also serve as the onsite contact for host of all special events programmed through Campus Recreation and as onsite contact with Public Safety, Emergency responders, facility staff, event organizers, and custodial staff to ensure effective and professional event management, along with other duties.


Personal Trainer

Job Description:  This position is responsible for conducting individualized fitness assessments and designing safe, effective exercise programs for members of RecWell

Requirements:  Any nationally accredited PT certification (NASM, ACE, ACSM, NSCA), CPR/AED Certification

Application/Hiring Timeline:  Mid-semester for employment the following semester

Contact:  Traci Smith, Fitness Coordinator (smith127@usf.edu)

Group Fitness Instructor

Job Description:  This position is responsible teaching in person and/or virtual group fitness classes to the USF community

Requirements:  Primary Group Fitness Certification required through ACE, NASM, AFFA. or Specialty Certification ex: Zumba, 200 Yoga RYT, Pilates, BARRE, Boxing, Schwinn Cycle, etc.

Application/Hiring Timeline: Mid-semester for employment the following semester

Contact:  RecWell Group Fitness (groupfitness@usf.edu)

Fitness Consultant

Job Description:  This position is responsible for sharing fitness and physical activity to the USF community through a variety of special programs and events.

Requirements:  A strong background in fitness. Priority to those in a related degree program (Public Health, Exercise Science, Health Science, etc.).

Application/Hiring Timeline: Mid-semester for employment the following semester

Contact:  RecWell Group Fitness (fitness@usf.edu)

sports programs

Intramural Sports Officials

Job Description:  Our officials will learn the mechanics, rules, and policies of the Intramural Sports version of various sports and officiate games fairly and adequately.

Requirements:  Sports that are officiated on campus: 6v6 Soccer, 8v8 Soccer, 6v6 Volleyball, Slow-Pitch Softball, 7v7 Flag Football, 5v5 Basketball

Application/Hiring Timeline:  Applications open twice per fall and spring semester, both at the beginning and the middle of each

Contact:  rec-imsports@usf.edu

Sports Programs Supervisor

Job Description:  Our Sports Programs supervisors will administer nightly Intramural programming, monitor & support sport club practices & competitions, and enforce policies during open recreation at the outdoor field complexes.

Requirements:  None: CPR/AED certification upon start

Application/Hiring Timeline:  Applications open toward the middle of each fall and spring semester

Contact:  rec-imsports@usf.edu

Esports Supervisor

Job Description:  Our student moderators are expected to monitor our Discord, engage with students in our Discord, help with intramural leagues, play various video games with our student body, and work various shifts. Shifts include stream production, casting, Twitch chat moderation, as well as clipping and uploading content through various channels.

Requirements:  Preferred experience with Discord, Twitch, and stream production

Application/Hiring Timeline:  Applications open mid-spring

Contact:  rec-esports@usf.edu

Membership Services & Marketing

Membership Services Office Assistant

The Membership Services Office Assistant is primarily responsible for selling memberships to USF affiliates and community members, as well as answering and directing phone calls for Campus Recreation. This position reports to the Membership Services Coordinator and may assist with other office management duties and tasks as needed. Learn more about the Membership Services office by clicking here.

Marketing Assistant

Job Description:  This position is responsible for the communication of RecWell programs and initiatives to students and members.  You will design, build, and distribute creative across social media platforms, websites, and our physical locations.

Requirements:  Deep understanding of social media platforms combined with a cursory knowledge of Adobe Spark and/or Canva.  Bonus points for other creative skills, such as photography, videography, and graphic design.

Application/Hiring Timeline: As needed throughout the year.

Contact:  Michael Coccagnia, Assistant Director - Marketing & Membership (mcoccagnia@usf.edu)

Outdoor Recreation

Adventure Trip Staff

Job Description:  Responsible for planning and facilitating adventure trip programs, which includes taking groups on various outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, kayaking, paddle boarding, or biking. The Trip Staff position is an entry level position into the Adventure Trips program, intended to be a learning position for staff to gain necessary experience to successfully transition into the Trip Leader position. Expected hours are <10 per week, though there may be opportunities for more hours at the Outdoor Resource Center and Riverfront Park Boathouse.

Requirements:  Florida driver’s license. Some outdoor experience is preferred. CPR/First Aid certification & Driving record check upon start.

Application/Hiring Timeline: September - October for employment starting in January

Contact:  Steven Koster, Adventure Programs Coordinator (smkoster@usf.edu)

Bike Shop & Riverfront Park Staff

Job Description:  Oversee the daily operations of our Outdoor Resource/Rental Center (REC), bike rental/repair shop (REC), and Riverfront Park (includes boathouse).

Requirements:  Willingness to learn, CPR/AED certification upon start

Application/Hiring Timeline: As needed throughout the year

Contact:  Cindy Reilly, Outdoor Recreation Coordinator (careilly@usf.edu)

Challenge Course Facilitator

Job Description:  This position assists Lead Facilitators with setting up, instructing, and cleaning up teambuilding activities and the ropes course. Challenge Course facilitators are also in charge of the safety of participants while on and off the ground.

Requirements:  None. CPR/AED certification upon start

Application/Hiring Timeline:  Position is open now, please send a resume and cover letter to ssvanalstyne@usf.edu

Contact:  challengecourse@usf.edu


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