Campus Recreation Intern
Louisville, KY 
Posted 28 days ago
Job/Internship Description

About Bellarmine University:

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 4,000 students, and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in The Princeton Review's Best 382 Colleges, is one of the top 15 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2018 college rankings, and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world.

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 175-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, which Glassdoor recently recognized one of the nation's top 10 cities where pay goes the furthest, and National Geographic calls it a top 10 food city. ZipRecruiter calls Louisville a top 10 city for job seekers, thanks in part to its central location and low unemployment. Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Bellarmine is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of diverse backgrounds to apply for positions.

Job Description:

Bellarmine University seeks a post baccalaureate intern or graduate assistant for the department of Campus Recreation. This person will be responsible for assisting the Director of Campus Recreation and the Assistant Director of Intramural and Club Sports. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Director of Campus Recreation with all tasks for which he or she is responsible and manage general operation of the facility and events in the Directors' absence
  • Assist the Director with managing recreation programs and services
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Intramural and Club Sports with the overall supervision of programs
  • Assess recreational needs of students and assist with the development of creative programs to meet needs. These programs include but are not limited to fitness and/or wellness programs, additional intramural events, etc.
  • Create and implement imaginative marketing techniques to promote recreational programs
  • Support the Director in conducting recreation and wellness workshop/educational sessions for the campus community
  • Assist in the hiring, training, evaluation, and on-the-job training of student employees
  • Assist in the general maintenance and cleaning of the facility and its equipment. Identify and communicate equipment maintenance needs to the Management Team
  • Assess patrons' feedback and needs, evaluate current programs, and respond to inquiries and complaints of center participants
  • Maintain a working knowledge of SuRF Center policies and procedures
  • Have an understanding and working knowledge of all cardiovascular and weight training equipment
  • Oversee opening and closing procedures, ensuring the building is secure at closing
  • Supervise student employees and report student employee misconduct, tardiness, or other performance related concerns in the absence of the Director of Campus Recreation
  • Register patrons for recreation and wellness programs
  • Facilitate conflict resolution with customer problems and complaints
  • Handle/assist with all incidents, accidents, injuries and emergencies
  • Provide weekend and evening coverage to the Sport, Recreation, and Fitness Facility (SuRF Center)
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Health and Physical Education, Exercise Science, Athletic Training, or related field is preferable. Applicants who are currently pursuing a degree will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working within a Campus Recreation department
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends
  • A strong background in recreation programming and facility management
  • Red Cross or American Heart Association certified in First Aid, CPR, and Automatic Emergency Defibrillator (AED)
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral skills
  • Able to work independently and in teams
  • Ability to handle details accurately
  • Strong customer service orientation

Additional Information:

The compensation for this position is $12/hour at 20 hours/week and may be eligible for some tuition benefit. This position terminates May 1, 2020.

Application Instructions:

Applications are currently being accepted and review will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to the job posting on Bellarmine University's Human Resources page, by clicking on APPLY NOW.



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