Ashland University Department of Recreational Services is excited to announce the opening of THREE paid internship positions for the Summer of 2018.
The goal of this internship program is to provide vital experience to undergraduate or graduate students who have aspirations of a career in campus recreation. In addition to completing the responsibilities of the position, each intern will have opportunities to tailor their experience towards their interest and passion.
Professionals from the department will be in attendance at the Region III Student Lead On in Carbondale, Illinois (January 25-27) and NIRSA Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado (March 4-8). If you are interested it meeting for informational purposes, please email Justin Fletcher at email@example.com
Applications will not be accepted through bluefishjobs.com
The following information applies to all positions:
Employment Dates: Monday, May 14th through Friday, August 10th (negotiable based upon home-institution academic calendar)
Ability to work up to 40 hours per week in total within the department
Compensated hourly wage of $9.30 per hour for all hours worked (internship & within facility)
Rec Center summer membership
Option to take a full week of vacation
Potential to continue work until August 24th, if schedule permits
Assistance in securing housing may be provided by department
For full consideration, interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references by 11:59 p.m. on March 11th, 2018 to address below. Please indicate if you will be attending the NIRSA Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Attn: Justin Fletcher, Assistant Director, Aquatics & Student Development
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805
Full descriptions can be found at the Ashland University Department of Recreational Services Employment Website
Aquatic Intern Description
Fulfills responsibilities in the areas of lifeguard staffing & oversight, learn to swim, aquatic facility operations, and risk management. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated leadership ability, supervisory experience, American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, and knowledge of When to Work. A minimum of 25 hours per week will be scheduled as a lifeguard (internship responsibilities can be completed simultaneously while not actively lifeguarding)
Schedule lifeguards for regular shifts, as well as extended hours for rentals, birthday parties, and other reservations.
Plan and carryout two inservices for lifeguards.
Learn to Swim
Process registrations and maintain records for all Learn to Swim participants.
Secure, train, and schedule Learn to Swim instructors based upon registration numbers and instructor availability—group, private, and semi-private lessons.
Supervise all Learn to Swim group lessons, while serving as an instructor if needed.
Ensure all records, progress reports, and attendance sheets are up to date for group and individual lessons.
Work with Summer Marketing Intern on marketing efforts for Summer and Fall Learn to Swim Programs.
Design, update, implement, or refine Learn to Swim program template, courses, lesson plans, and other materials.
With assistance from the Assistant Director, Aquatics & Student Development:
Drain, fill, and balance Whirlpool every other week.
Change filter baskets weekly.
Backwash as needed.
Additional maintenance procedures as needed.
Evaluate and recommend improvements to natatorium cleaning checklists for lifeguards.
Perform regular facility checks to ensure cleanliness and maintenance of deck, closets, office, and pump room.
Maintain inventory and order supplies if necessary.
Carry out or assist in instructing at least one lifeguard course at the beginning of the summer. Carry out or assist in instructing CPR/AED/FA Courses as needed.
Promote the Department of Recreational Services both on and off campus.
Evaluate and recommend modifications & procedural changes to the Aquatics & Risk Management manuals.
Other duties as assigned.
Facilities & Student Development Intern Description
Assists in facility operations, student development, and facility rentals. This person must be knowledgeable of all policies and procedures of the Department of Recreational Services. The Summer Facilities and Student Development Intern will assist in the supervision of student employees during Rec Center facility rentals as well as directly interact with members and guests providing courteous, friendly and professional assistance. This person works closely with the Marketing Intern and all professional staff members. 25-30 hours per week will be fulfilling internship duties, while the remaining 10-15 hours can be worked through positions within the facility. Qualifications include prior experience in a campus recreation environment, desire to grow in a campus recreation setting, and CPR/FA/AED. Preferred qualifications include supervisory experience, and knowledge of When To Work.
Maintain all electronic forms for facility operations, including, but not limited to, Google docs and maintenance of iPad data.
Conduct daily facility inspections of all informal and programming areas to ensure safety and conduct preventative maintenance when necessary.
Print and post weekly facility schedules located in: locker rooms, gym courts and main hallway.
Keep all storage closets clean and organized.
Inspect and conduct equipment maintenance for Fitness Center and Aerobics Room equipment.
Assist with facility maintenance projects with the Director of Recreational Services.
Submit and follow up with work orders for the facility.
Maintain and upkeep satellite sand volleyball courts (fraternity and quad) and Kilhefner basketball courts.
Promote new equipment purchases and trials.
Oversee and conduct monthly equipment maintenance.
Effectively communicate closed areas/equipment to Rec Center members.
Keep all equipment stocked/replaced to be checked out.
Work with Marketing Intern to purchase items for student appreciation in the “Rec Store.”
Oversee the employee and manager of the month nominations and selections.
Determine, select and recognize sub of the month.
Send out weekly “Hump Day Updates” to student staff with upcoming updates/reminders.
Create the monthly newsletter the “Reckie.”
Coordinate the application and interview process for incoming freshman during Drive-Ins.
Assist in selection of future student employees.
Secure availability from summer staff and schedule using When2Work scheduling software.
Assist in preparation for Fall staff training, including developing or modifying videos or other interactive training.
Ensure paperwork is updated and stocked in individual work areas and throughout building; prepare paperwork for fall semester.
Update/expand “How To” manuals within each individual work area.
Work with Marketing Intern to research and purchase a student employee gift.
Plan and organize two employee appreciation events.
Oversee all facility rentals and ensure a smooth line of communication between you and the hosts.
Coordinate extra staff for rentals and special events.
Marketing Intern Description
Responsible for all marketing for the Department of Recreational Services. This person will update preexisting documents, as well as create new exciting promotional materials. They will promote programs/services within the Rec Center, around campus and to satellite campuses as well as throughout the community. The Marketing Intern is responsible to promote the department in every aspect. This person works closely with the Facilities and Student Development Intern as well as the professional staff members. 20-30 hours per week are spend fulfilling internship responsibilities, while the remaining 10-20 can be spent working within the facility. Preferred qualifications include supervisory experience, marketing and/or communication experience, knowledge of Drupal web design software, and experience marketing within a campus recreation setting.
Develop and maintain external and internal website.
Analyze monthly website usage.
Manage Rec Services social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Snap Chat LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Update social media pages as new events occur weekly and for any changes in the department hours.
Respond to questions and comments that may be posted on social media pages
Create a social media marketing calendar to be implemented for the summer.
Assist in retention efforts of current members (ie: birthday cards, new member cards).
Create promotional materials for membership.
Follow strategic plan for memberships and implement new techniques.
Research and purchase a member gift.
Maintain relationships with current sponsors.
Solidify sponsorships for the school year.
Collect, organize and proof content of program calendar.
Create, update and distribute all departmental brochures, flyers (including Intramurals, Group X, and Sport Clubs), manuals, etc.
Maintain Rec Center plasma & create slides to be sent to campus screens.
Keep Rec Services bulletin boards current across campus with departmental information.
Market programs on Audio Fetch.
Update Rec Services student employee directory in preparation for school year.
Approve marketing materials (from other Intern) before they are sent to Marketing/Printing.
Increase awareness of department programs and services.
Stay current with trends through benchmarking and continual research.
Enhance department brand message by increasing visibility of logo set/motto outside of Rec Center.
Update sandwich board (outside of Rec Center) to advertise upcoming programs/services/deadlines.
Balance and work within the means of the designated marketing budget.
Coordinate all promotional materials/handouts for summer Drive-Ins.
Work with Facilities and Student Development Intern to promote facility rentals to the Ashland Community.
Assist Facilities and Student Development Intern in designing promotional items for the Rec Store.
Work with Facilities and Student Development Intern to research and purchase a student employee gift.
Follow/update style guide to be used on all marketing components for the department.
Create videos to market programs/events.
Represent department during freshman orientations (Drive-Ins).
Represent department in community marketing events.
Assist with interview/hiring process for incoming Freshman.
Questions can be directed to Justin Fletcher, Assistant Director of Recreational Services-Aquatics & Student Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-207-6375.
The Ashland University Department of Recreational Services boasts a 108,000 square foot facility, 24 Intramural Sports, 15 Sport Clubs, Group Exercise classes, Aquatic Programming, and a focus on student development. Opened in 2006, the Rybolt Sport Sciences and Recreation Center includes two basketball courts, a multi-purpose activity court (MAC), 25 foot climbing wall, three-lane 1/8 mile track..., game room including billiards, table tennis, Wii, and Xbox, golf simulator, aerobics room, racquetball courts, 8-lane 25 yard competition pool with 1m & 3m springboards, 18 person whirlpool, 7 person sauna, 5,000 square foot fitness center and weight room, and two sand volleyball courts. As one of the largest employers on campus, focus is spent on providing a valuable and rewarding employment experience to the over 120 students working for the department.
Ashland University, guided by our Christian heritage, is a comprehensive, private university that provides a transformative learning experience, shaping graduates who work, serve and lead with integrity in their local, national, and global communities. Ashland University aspires to be a nationally recognized private university, where traditions of excellence are fostered and students discern their life calling and thrive.