POSITION DESCRIPTION: This is a 40-hour week internship position that will report to the Facility Manager for Ritchie Coliseum. The intern has major responsibility for training, scheduling, evaluating, and supervising student facility/fitness staff (60) along with assisting with the administration of fitness services, special events, and informal recreation in Ritchie Coliseum. The goal of the internship is to receive continuing education in campus recreation through immersive, on-site training and application. This position will provide a more comprehensive knowledge base and is aligned toward the preparation for the field of collegiate recreation as a Graduate Assistant (if the candidate has completed a Bachelor’s Degree) or entry-level professional position (if the candidate has completed a Master's Degree).
START DATE: January 20, 2020 (negotiable)
SALARY: $15 per hour (up to 40 hours)
BENEFITS: Professional development opportunities if the budget allows
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management, Sports Management, Exercise Science or a related field and/OR assurance that this experience will meet internship requirements for degree completion. Demonstrated experience and success in the management of personnel with the ability to work well in a diverse population. Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Knowledge of weight fitness equipment and an understanding of the proper use. Current First Aid, AED and CPR Certifications or ability to obtain certification within 30 days of employment. Proficiency in basic computer applications with experience in Microsoft Office and Google Apps.Must be able to work evenings, weekends, university breaks and special events as needed.
Preferred: Strong leadership, customer service, and decision-making skills. Interest in a career in campus recreation with undergraduate experience in recreational sports, a nationally recognized NCCA-accredited Personal Training certification (ACSM, ACE, NCSF, NASM), American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor Trainer Certification, experience utilizing employee scheduling software (When2Work, SubitUp, DSErec, etc.)
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://go.umd.edu/RecWellI-Intern. Attach a letter of application, current résumé, and the names, current phone numbers/email addresses for three professional references (one must be, or have been, an immediate workplace supervisor).
APPLICATION DEADLINE: For best consideration apply by January 3, 2020
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