Campus Recreation Instructors & Specialists Pool

Position Type: Unclassified - Pool
Department: Student Affairs
Salary Range: Listed with each job description.
Recruitment #: SHWC
Application Deadline: Review as needed
Status: Open Pool

This recruitment is an open applicant POOL for the Campus Recreation Department in the Peter Courtney Health and Wellness Center at Western Oregon University. Applications will be reviewed on an “as-needed” basis. In order to maintain an active status within the applicant POOL, applicants will need to reapply in September of each academic year.

Aquatic Fitness Instructor

Salary

$10.75-$14.75 per hour; DOE; average 2 – 8 hours per week during aquatic class periods

Aquatic Fitness Instructors are responsible for designing, instructing, and evaluating aquatic exercise classes and must be energetic, motivating, friendly, and outgoing. Applicants must be dependable, reliable, self-motivated, and have strong written and verbal communication skills. A criminal background check will be required for hired candidates.

Required Qualifications

Experience teaching aquatic exercise in individual and/or group settings; willingness and ability to work early morning, night, weekend, finals week and break hours. Applicants must attend and pass the Campus Recreation aquatic fitness evaluation. Applicants must attend and pass this evaluation in order to be considered for a position; evaluation includes demonstration of aquatic fitness skills and teaching methods.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current aqua exercise certification

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 45 pounds regularly and 50 to 100 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Physical strength in back, arms and legs to be able to sweep and carry items
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, stretch and reach constantly; ability to work around water that contains chlorine.

Swim Instructor

Salary

$10.75 per hour; average 5-15 hours per week during swim lesson class periods

Swim Instructors are primarily responsible for ensuring the safety of all swim lesson participants and to enforce the appropriate learn-to-swim guidelines. Applicants must be dependable, reliable, selfmotivated, and have strong written and verbal communication skills. A criminal background check will be required for hired candidates.

Required Qualifications

Current American Red Cross (ARC) Water Safety Instructor certification; experience teaching swim lessons in individual and/or group settings; willingness and ability to work early morning, night, weekend, finals week and break hours. Applicants must attend and pass an evaluation in order to be considered for a position; evaluation includes a demonstration of all swimming strokes in the ARC learn-to-swim program, teaching methods of those strokes and diving skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current certification in American Red Cross Life guarding

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 45 pounds regularly and 50 to 100 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Physical strength in back, arms and legs to be able to sweep and carry items; ability to bend, stoop, kneel, stretch and reach constantly
  • Ability to work around water that contains chlorine.

Climbing Specialist

Salary

$10.50 per hour; average 5-15 hours per week

Climbing Specialists are responsible for the safety and well being of all climbing wall staff and guests, which includes belay orientation training for all new climbers, as well as enforcing climbing and bouldering wall guidelines. Prior experience in rock climbing is necessary. Applicants must be reliable, self-motivated, and have strong written and verbal communication skills. Candidates should be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. A criminal background check will be required for hired candidates.

Required Qualifications

Climbing Wall Instructor – Attendant certification within 3 years of course completion. Certification in American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid; willingness and ability to work early morning, night, weekend, finals week and break hours; adherence of no reading, studying or use of non-CRD electronic devices while on duty; pass the Campus Recreation climbing wall instructor evaluation. Applicants must attend and pass this evaluation in order to be considered for a position; evaluation includes a demonstration of all climbing, equipment set-up and rescue skills from the Climbing Wall Instructor certification course.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of basic and advanced climbing techniques climbing and belaying experience are preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 45 pounds regularly and 50 to 100 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Physical strength in back, arms and legs to be able to sweep and carry items; ability to bend, stoop, kneel, stretch and reach constantly
  • Ability to work around air that may contain chalk

Group Fitness Instructor

Salary

$11.50 -$18.500 per hour; DOE; average 2-8 hours per week during class periods

Fitness Instructors are responsible for designing, instructing, and evaluating spinning classes and must be energetic, motivating, friendly, and outgoing. Applicants must have strong communication skills, be reliable, self-motivated, and be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

Required Qualifications

National fitness certifications and/or training; willingness and ability to work early morning, night, weekend, final and break hours. Applicants must attend and pass an audition in order to be considered for a position. This evaluation includes a demonstration of fitness skills and teaching methods.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience teaching group fitness classes (ZumbaTM, Pilates, Yoga, Cardio Kickboxing, Step, Circuit Training, CrossFit, Spinning, etc.)

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 15 pounds regularly and 50 – 100 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Physical strength in back, arms and legs to be able to sweep and carry items; ability to bend, stoop, kneel, stretch and reach constantly
  • Ability to work around air that ranges in temperature and humidity

Lifeguard

Salary

$10.50 per hour; 5-15 hours per week

Lifeguards are primarily responsible for ensuring the safety of all Aquatic Center guests and to enforce the appropriate facility policies and rules. Applicants must be dependable, reliable, and have strong communication skills.

Required Qualifications

Current certification in American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid; willingness and ability to work early morning, night, weekend, finals week and break hours; adherence of no reading, studying or use of non-CRD electronic devices while on duty; pass the Campus Recreation lifeguard skills evaluation. (Applicants must attend and pass the CRD swim test in order to be considered for a position; test includes a timed 500 yard swim, treading water and demonstration of ARC Lifeguard skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of lifeguarding skills and surveillance techniques
  • Genuine interest in a variety of individuals and commitment to quality service.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 45 pounds regularly and 50 to 100 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Physical strength in back, arms and legs to be able to sweep and carry items; ability to bend, stoop, kneel, stretch and reach constantly
  • Ability to work around water that contains chlorine.

A criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment

Application Instructions

You may submit all materials online at www.wou.edu/prostaffapp

Required application materials (PDF preferred):
  1. Employment Application Form available at www.wou.edu/prostaffapp
  2. Cover letter stating which position is desired
  3. Resume
  4. Contact information for three references
  5. Copy of noted certification(s) required for the position you are applying for

As an alternative, you may also submit application materials by:

Mail:
SHWC, Campus Recreation Instructors & Specialists Pool
Human Resources, Western Oregon University
345 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, OR 97361

E-mail:
employment@wou.edu
with subject line: SHWC, Campus Recreation Instructors & Specialists Pool

Fax: 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University seeks diversity as a foundation of enrichment for our university community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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