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Recreation and Wellness Positions

Hiring typically takes place at the end of each semester. For more information or to express your interest in a position, contact the supervisor listed by email. Once extended an offer for employment, all candidates will be directed to complete a formal application at UNF's employment site.

Eco Adventure


Osprey Challenge Course Facilitator

Osprey Challenge Course Facilitators are responsible for taking students and outside programs through the ropes course in a fun and safe manner. This position requires interpersonal communication skills to help lead a group through obstacles while communicating efficiently.  No technical experience required as all employees are thoroughly trained in all procedures and equipment.  All employees must be comfortable with heights and the outdoors.

 

For information on applying for Eco positions above, please contact Trevor Lynch at trevor.lynch@unf.edu 

Gear Checkout

Gear Checkout staff members are responsible for the maintenance, inventory, and checking in/out of gear at Eco Adventure. Additional duties include assisting students with trip planning and giving them the basic knowledge to use equipment.

Environmental Education Ranger

Environmental Education Rangers assist with youth and adult education programs, Eco Adventure gear tasks, office duties, and park maintenance.

 

For information on applying for Gear Checkout and Environmental Education positions above, please contact Amy Costa at a.costa@unf.edu 

 

 

Field House


Intramural Positions

The Intramural program hires Scorekeeper, Officials, and Supervisor positions to manage the various sports offered each semester. A general love for sports is pre-requisite.  While experience is preferred, training is provided for all positions.   

 

For information on applying for Intramural positions listed above, please contact the Student Wellness Complex at swc@unf.edu

Field House Staff

Field House staff members work from the main reception desk at the Field House. They are responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the facility, supervision of activity in programmed and non-programmed spaces, oversee and monitor equipment checkout, maintain the safety and integrity of the Field House, respond to injuries and incidents, and provide excellent customer service to all participants and facility users. Additionally, Field House staff are responsible for set up and tear down of equipment for events.

Special Events

Special Events staff are responsible for assisting professional staff with event management in the recreational facilities which may include the Field House, UNF Arena, outdoor fields, and other spaces as designated. Duties may include ticket taking, crowd control, event set-up and take-down, and cleaning of facility. Students will be asked to wear closed toe shoes and appropriate work attire depending on the nature of the event. Event work is seasonal and occur when events are scheduled.

 

For information on applying for Field House or Special Events positions, please contact Mike Weglicki at mweglick@unf.edu

Health Education


Peer Health Educator

Peer Health Educators are students who have made the decision to commit to a job in addition to their academic studies. The essential function of the Peer Health Educator is to assist and educate people towards a healthier lifestyle. All Peer Health Educators are required to complete an initial training period of health and related wellness topics. In addition to an ongoing learning process in the field of health and wellness, Peer Health Educators are required to research and update, as needed, health and wellness issues pertinent to the program of Health Promotion in the department of Recreation and Wellness. A key responsibility of this job is OUTREACH. This involves setting up "education" stations across campus and engaging the campus community in health education/awareness activities. Peer Health Educators are also responsible for staffing the Paul Shirley Assessment Center and performing the duties within. These duties are primarily concerned with executing safe, professional and efficient physical fitness assessments.

 

For information on applying for this position, please contact Michael Hines at m.hines@unf.edu.

 

Healthy Osprey Ambassador

The Healthy Osprey Ambassadors’ mission is to reach out to all students with the major intent to transform their health and encourage healthier lifestyle choices through providing education on all programs, services and resources available throughout the campus community.

The essential function of the Healthy Osprey Ambassador is to assist in developing a campus community environment which supports the physical and emotional health of all members of the UNF community. In particular, the Ambassadors will focus on encouraging and aiding the UNF community in making positive choice for their well-being and promote healthy lifestyles. A key responsibility of this position is OUTREACH.

This involves setting up “education/promotional” stations across campus and engaging the campus community in Healthy Osprey activities.


For information on applying for this position, please contact Ashley Ballard at a.ballard@unf.edu.

 

Ogier Gardens


Student Farmers

Student Farmers take the lead on all of the Ogier Gardens' physical tasks, including but not limited to: preparing beds, planting, cultivating, weeding, harvesting, mulching, scouting for pests, and updating records. In addition to those physical tasks, the position requires you to: introduce yourself as staff to each person who enters the Gardens, guide volunteers, as well as promote student health through gardening. Actual work schedule is flexible within the Ogier Gardens open hours. Occasionally work may be required on weekends. Requirements: willingness to adapt and learn; be self-motivated and hard working.

Landscape Stewards

Landscape Stewards are responsible for leading other staff and volunteers in beautifying the Ogier Gardens' biodiverse landscape and caring for our infrastructure, tools and equipment. Duties also include helping to: prepare beds, plant, cultivate, weed, harvest, mulch, scout for pests, and update records. Actual work schedule is flexible within the Ogier Gardens open hours. Occasionally work may be required on weekends. Requirements: willingness to adapt and learn; be self-motivated and hard working.

 

For information on applying for Ogier Gardens positions, please contact Kevin Anderson at k.anderson@unf.edu.

 

Student Wellness Complex


Member Services Staff - "First Faces of the SWC"

Member Services Staff greet and check-in members, answer the phones, operate point of sale, and give tours of the facility.

 

Climbing Wall Staff

Climbing Wall Staff oversee the activities of climbers at the wall, ensuring they follow all wall policies and procedures, assist in the maintenance/cleaning of the wall, and spotting and belaying climbers. Staff members are able to assist climbers with technique and are responsible for setting top rope and bouldering routes.

 

For information on applying for Member Services or Climbing Wall positions, please contact Daniel Nutt at d.nutt@unf.edu

 

Recreation Office Assistant

The Business Office Assistants oversee the operation of the department's office front desk which includes, but not limited to: answering phones, greeting and assisting visitors, assisting office staff with tasks as needed.

 

For information on applying for this position, please contact Jessica Miller at j.novotny@unf.edu.

Building Operator Staff

Building Operators have a broad range of duties and responsibilities. They maintain a safe, orderly, and clean environment for the facility, while keeping track of all events and programs that are held in the SWC. "Bops" enforce facility rules, aid in emergency situations, set-up and break-down for events, and also give facility tours.

 

For information on applying for this position, please contact Jim Baur at jbaur@unf.edu

Fitness Trainers

Fitness Trainers ensure that all members can exercise in a safe and clean environment. Fitness Trainers also help and teach our members how to exercise safely and efficiently. All new student hires start as Fitness Fledglings who greet people, answer questions, spot lifters, enforce facility rules, and clean equipment. Upon completion of our training program, Fitness Fledglings are promoted to Fitness Trainers. Fitness Trainers perform all duties of Fledglings plus are capable of designing workout programs and teaching/training our members. Upon passing a recognized Personal Training certification, Fitness Trainers can be promoted to Personal Trainer. Personal Trainers perform all duties of a Fitness Trainer, plus have the opportunity to train clients.

Group Fitness Instructors

Group Fitness Instructors lead group exercise classes in a safe, effective, challenging, and engaging manner. All instructors are responsible for designing fun and exciting classes that are enjoyable for everyone and modified to all fitness levels. Our instructors are responsible for executing proper fitness techniques that enable all members to participate safely. If a national certification is not already obtained, it is required in the first semester of employment.

 

For information on applying for fitness trainer or group fitness instructor positions above, please contact Kacie Smith at kacie.smith@unf.edu

Swimming Pool


Lifeguards

RecWell Lifeguards are responsible for lifeguarding and providing a safe aquatic environment for the Competitive Pool Complex adjacent to the Student Wellness Complex. 

Hiring preference is given to currently certified lifeguards. Non-certified persons may apply and may be hired contingent on completing the Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification course. The new pool will open for student use in the Fall 2021 semester.  Hiring for Fall semester lifeguards begins in July - apply soon! Applicants must be available to train in advance of the Fall semester beginning. 

 

For information on applying for this position, please contact Caleb Crowder at c.crowder@unf.edu

 

Seasonal Positions


Counselor for Summer Camp

Youth Sports & Fitness Camp Counselors are responsible for leading groups of campers ages 5 - 14 around the UNF campus within the Recreation and Wellness facilities engaging in various sports and activities which include climbing wall, yoga and fun fitness, swimming, basketball, flag football, softball, kickball, dodge ball, soccer, among others. This position requires a background check for working with minors. Eco Camp Counselors are responsible for leading groups of campers ages 6 - 14 around the Wildlife Sanctuary trails system, introducing them to local flora and fauna, playing games, swimming, canoeing and going on field trips. This position requires a background check for working with minors.

 

For information on applying for summer camp position, please contact us at swc@unf.edu for the Youth Sports and Fitness Camp, or Amy Costa at a.costa@unf.edu for Eco Camp.