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Applications for Campus Recreation Employment are found exclusively on MyUAlbany site.  After reviewing the Organizational Chart, Employment Tracks and employment job descriptions listed below, interested parties can follow these four easy steps:

  1. Log onto your MyUAlbany account
  2. Complete the corresponding application (Finance Tab>On Campus Positions)
  3. Applications must be filled out completely and include a current resume/co-curricular transcript. 
  4. Candidates selected fro an interview will be contacted directly. 

If the position is not currently listed on the MyUAlbany account, the position(s) have been filled.  For questions, please contact our Administrative Office.


Job Descriptions- Entry Level Positions

Attendant (Federal Work Study, $8/hr) This is an entry level position greeting members entering the Campus Recreation Facilities, verifying membership is current, gathering check-in data and providing quality customer service.  See full description here.

Fitness Center Assistant (Federal Work Study, $8/hr) Monitor and assist members in all fitness center practices. Educate patrons regarding policies, procedures and proper equipment usage, storage and provide general care and maintenance of equipment and facilities. Assistants are also expected to provide information regarding Campus Recreation facilities, services and programming.  Requirements: must have ability to work at least 8 hours per week, and have a personal commitment to wellness and fitness. FC Assistant must have excellent communication skills, experience in customer relations and be able to engage in physical work and have the ability to lift 40lbs.

Fitness & Wellness Instructor (Student Assistant, $10/hr and up)  Prepare and lead participants through safe and effective group fitness classes. Each instructor is assigned to instruct classes in specific areas in which they are certified or have expertise. Requirements: national certification or licensure from organizations such as AFAA, ACE, American Red Cross or, proficiency in the instruction of at least one specific instructional area (i.e., spinning, Zumba, yoga, Water Safety Instructor etc.), personal commitment to wellness and fitness as well as punctual committed attendance. Current CPR/AED certification or have a willingness to recertify as a condition of employment.

Intramural Sports Official/Referee (Federal Work Study, $8/hr) General duties include enforcing all rules and policies relating to a particular sport/activity as well as being aware of score and time for evening and weekend activities. No prior experience necessary, knowledge of the sport preferred. Training sessions provided. Assist with game management duties and responsibilities, work within various weather related conditions, must be able to lift various amounts of weight with and/or without assistance and have appropriate fitness levels based on the specific sport. Positions available include but are not limited to: flag football, basketball (3v3, 5v5), soccer (outdoor, indoor), softball.  See full description here.

Intramural Sports Score/Time Keeper (Federal Work Study, $8/hr) General duties include participant check-in for all leagues/games, enforcement of participation rules and policies, general score and time keeping at games for evening and weekend activities. No prior experience necessary, knowledge of the sport preferred. Training sessions provided. Assist with game management duties and responsibilities, work within various weather related conditions, must be able to lift various amounts of weight with and/or without assistance. Positions available include but are not limited to: basketball (3v3, 5v5), flag football, soccer (indoor, outdoor) softball.  See full description here.     

Lifeguard (Student Assistant, $8.25/hr)   Work for all recreational swims, instructional classes and special events. Open and set up the pool area prior to opening and for various activities scheduled.  Maintain a safe environment by enforcing all rules and regulations, and be alert at all times. When on shift, always be on the pool deck even if not activity guarding in the chair.  Assist water safety instructors during scheduled classes, as necessary. Conduct the required swims every two weeks and stay current on policies and procedures.  See full description here.

Office Assistant (Federal Work Study, $8/hr) This is an entry level position which involves greeting members entering the Campus Recreation Office, and providing quality customer service as needed via telephone or in person. Assist with other office duties as needed. See full description here. 

PE Gym Monitor (Federal Work Study, $8/hr) This is an entry level position providing oversight within the Physical Education gym courts to ensure there is no entrance or exit via unauthorized doors.  Report any emergencies or behavior that is not consistent with policies and procedures to Rec Manager. When doing check-in at the court B entrance door, verify member is current, gather check-in data and provide quality customer service. See full description here.  


Job Descriptions- Manager Level Positions

Membership Service Manager (Student Assistant, $8/hr)  The incumbent will assist patrons by fielding questions pertaining to Campus Recreation services/programs and successfully conduct registration and transactions. This includes but is not limited to facility memberships, group exercise classes, aquatics programs and outdoor pursuit programs.  Candidate must have (or be willing to learn) a thorough knowledge in all areas of Campus Recreation programming (intramurals, open recreation, club sports, aquatics, fitness/wellness and outdoor pursuits) in order to provide information to students, faculty and staff.  See full description here.

Recreation Manager (Student Assistant, $8.50/hr) This is a student leadership position and is the initial contact person while on shift providing safety and security, supervision, quality customer service, manage conflicts, open/close facilities, respond to emergencies, etc. in conducting daily operations for Campus Recreation. Assist department programing activities by serving as the liaison with Athletics to address needs.  Assist with setup, breakdown and equipment for special events sponsored or co-sponsored by Campus Recreation.  See full description here.  

Intramural Head Official (Student Assistant, $8.50/hr)  General duties include enforcing all rules and policies relating to a particular sport/activity, providing mentorship to officials, and making final decisions regarding gameplay. Prior experience refereeing the sport is required. The Head Official will also assist with the Site Supervisor with game management duties and responsibilities, work within various weather related conditions, must be able to lift various amounts of weight with and/or without assistance, and have appropriate fitness levels based on the specific sport. Positions available at various rates include: Flag Football, Basketball (3v3, 5v5), Soccer (Outdoor, Indoor), Softball, Volleyball, and Dodgeball. Requirements: Ability to work weekday evenings and weekends.  See full description here. 

Club Sports Site Supervisor (Student Assistant, $8.50/hr)  The primary role of this position is to supervise club sport activities, on weekday evenings and weekends. General duties include daily club sports practice supervision, home game/event management, enforcement of University, Campus Recreational Services/club sport policies, respond to emergencies as needed and act as a University representative and liaison to visiting teams, officials/referees and spectators. Collaboration with other Campus Recreational Services staff is required. Position also requires employee to work in various weather related conditions and be able to lift various amounts of weight with and/or without assistance. Requirements: ability to work weekday afternoons and weekends.  See full description here. 

Intramural Site Supervisor (Student Assistant, $8.50/hr)  General duties include supervision and administration of nightly and weekend activities relating to game management, student personnel, participant behavior and rule/policy enforcement. Collaboration with building and field supervisors also required. Must also assist with sport specific student training and evaluation; work in various weather related conditions; and be able to lift various amounts of weight with and/or without assistance. Requirements: ability to work weekday afternoons and weekends.  See full description here. 

Group Fitness Manager Assist (Student Assistant, $8.50/hr) with the overall management of group fitness classes and its facilities. Assist Group Fitness Instructors in the facilitation of the class. Determine the eligibility of each individual looking to participate in group fitness classes.  Equipment maintenance is necessary as well as maintain equipment inventory. Maintain daily, weekly and monthly records of patron participation for Supervisor. Previous supervisory experience or proven history of strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills preferred. Requirements: proficiency in all emergency procedures as well as facility policies and procedures; ability to work at least 12 hours per week, mainly weekday evenings Monday - Thursday. Current CPR/First Aid Certification or have a willingness to certify as a condition of employment

Fitness Manager (Student Assistant, $8.50/hr) Assist with the overall management and supervision of the fitness center and its staff. Managers assist with the, training, supervision, scheduling and evaluation of the student staff.  Determine when equipment maintenance is necessary as well as maintain equipment inventory. Maintain daily, weekly and monthly records of patron participation for Supervisor. Previous supervisory experience or proven history of strong leadership, communication and problem solving skills needed. Requirements: proficiency in all emergency procedures as well as facility policies and procedures; ability to work at least 14 hours per week, early mornings, later evenings and weekends. Current CPR/First Aid Certification or have a willingness to certify as a condition of employment


Job Descriptions- Supervisory Level Positions

Aquatics Program Assistant (Student Assistant, $8.75/hr) This is a student leadership and management position providing assistance in recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of Lifeguards and other facility team members. Perform many administrative duties and projects associated with the proper operation of facilities and personnel. Assist in ensuring proper regularly scheduled operations and support of special events sponsored or co-sponsored by Campus Recreation.

Facilities Program Assistant (Student Assistant, $8.75/hr) This is a student leadership and management position providing recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of Recreation Managers and other facility team members. Perform many administrative duties and projects associated with the proper operation of facilities and personnel. Assist in ensuring proper regularly scheduled operations and support of special events sponsored or co-sponsored by Campus Recreation.  See full description here.  

Fitness & Wellness Program Assistant (Student Assistant, $8.75/hr)  Assist the professional staff and graduate assistant with daily administrative duties regarding fitness and wellness programming.  Supervise, and assist in training fitness and wellness staff.  Responsibilities include general clerical duties, answer program questions, assist in maintaining student personal files; organize, maintain, facilitate and collect daily, weekly and monthly records of patron participation for all fitness and wellness programs. Using this information, assist in overall needs assessment. Contact staff when needed; post weekly updates and promotional material throughout campus; supervise select programs and/or classes, help serve as a representative for fitness and wellness programs at fitness and wellness events, open houses and student activity fairs.

Intramural Operations Manager (Student Assistant, $) The primary role of this position is to facilitate the operations of the intramural program. General duties include ensuring adequate staffing for games, executing the set-up and breakdown of equipment, fields, and facilities for intramural gameplay, documentation of any problems or incidents and problem-solving in response to these issues as needed. Collaboration with Site Supervisors, Head Officials, and Recreation Managers is also required. Must also assist with student employee training and evaluation; work in various weather related conditions; and be able to lift various amounts of weight with and/or without assistance. Requirements: Ability to work weekday evenings and weekends, valid CPR/First-Aid certification.  See full description here.   


Student Internships

The Office of Campus Recreation has teamed up with the School of Social Welfare to provide UAlbany students the opportunity to earn credits while gaining work experience. UAlbany's Community and Public Service Program allows organizations and students collaborate for cohesive field-learning and work-experience. Campus Recreation will work with students to identify their area of interest and learning objectives. To learn more, interested students may visit the Community and Public Service Program Website.