Employment

The Wellness & Recreation Center - MMC provides great opportunities for a student work experience. Each year, the Center employs a diverse staff of over 175 OPS (hourly) student employees who serve as customer service & weight room attendants, facility care staff, lifeguards, group fitness instructors, personal trainers, Intramural (IM) Sports supervisors & officials, sport club supervisors, and building supervisors.

Because jobs with the Wellness & Recreation Center are so popular, applications for most positions are only accepted during certain periods. Positions requiring special skills and/or certifications (i.e. lifeguard, group fitness instructor, or personal trainer), will be posted on an as-needed basis. For officiating IM Sports, referee clinic dates are posted for each semester.

Current Openings:

At the moment, we do not have any openings for our Facilities positions (Facilities Attendant, Facility Care Staff, and Lifeguard).

Please send any job-related questions for the Facilities Attendant, Facility Care Staff, or Lifeguard position to FIUWRCjobs@gmail.com.

If you have any Membership Assistant questions, please email recmem@fiu.edu.

Interested in becoming an intramural referee? Please email patsuare@fiu.edu.

If you are interested in being a Group Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer, please check the descriptions below.

Student Position Descriptions

  • Building Supervisor

    Employees who have been employees by the Department for more than two consecutive semesters, received outstanding evaluations, and have demonstrated leadership, quality customer service skills and the ability to make pro-active decisions will have the opportunity to apply for a Building Supervisor position when the position is open.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Oversee all Customer Service and Weight Room Attendants
    • Assist with the facility coordination of all special events/employee orientation each Fall
    • Knowledge of operational policies and procedures for both Customer Service and Weight Room Attendants over a daily basis
    • Frequent inspection of equipment and facility
    • Address emergency situations in the facility and coordinate appropriate response
    • Complete daily use reports and other statistics
    • Give tours of the facility to prospective members and/or guests
    • Responsible for opening/closing the WRC when on those shifts
    • Assist with the training and evaluation of all Customer Service and Weight Room Attendants
    • Assist with the hiring of new employees each semester by reviewing applications and interviewing.
    • Z-out registers at Welcome/Membership Desk and Pro-Shop.
    • Reporting mechanical, maintenance, and custodial issues.
    • Promotion and enforcement of all Wellness & Recreation Center policies and procedures.
  • Membership Assistant

    Membership Assistants (MA’s) hold customer service roles inside of the WRC.  MA’s are responsible for answering telephones, sell and cancel memberships, answer membership related requests, program registration, and sell personal training packages.

    Job duties include, but are not limited to:

    Welcome Desk

    • Greet members and guests, swipe identification cards, answer calls, direct calls, and provide general Wellness & Recreation information and services to patrons, guests, and visitors.
    • Process new memberships for faculty, staff, alumni, and other qualified individuals and sales through CSI software
    • Register individuals for various programs and services.
    • Provide troubleshooting customer service support for problematic membership situations and/or conflict resolution.
    • Promotion and enforcement of all Wellness & Recreation Center policies and procedures.
    • Be knowledgeable of all programs and services offered
    • Assemble mailers to patrons
    • Assist in locker cleanouts and maintenance
    • Give individual and group tours
    • Understand and demonstrate competencies in the department Emergency Action Plan.

    Starting wage: 8.50/hr

    Application process: Closed

  • Facilities Attendant

    Facilities Attendants (FA) hold customer service roles inside of the WRC and at our satellite facilities.  FA's are responsible for ensuring the safety of users, enforcing policies, and providing exceptional customer service.

    Job duties for FA's include, but are not limited to:

    Welcome Desk

    • Greet members and guests, swipe identification cards, answer calls, direct calls, and provide general Wellness & Recreation information and services to patrons, guests, and visitors.
    • Process new memberships for faculty, staff, alumni, and other qualified individuals.
    • Register individuals for various programs and services.
    • Provide troubleshooting customer service support for problematic membership situations and/or conflict resolution.
    • Promotion and enforcement of all Wellness & Recreation Center policies and procedures.

     

    Pro Shop

    • Perform various laundry services (i.e. receiving/issuing laundry bags, folding towels).
    • Accountable for retail sales, handling money, and cash register transactions.
    • Issue sports equipment to students and WRC members with valid ID.
    • Responsible for inventory control of Pro Shop items to include energy bars, drinks, apparel, toiletries, etc.

     

    Weight Room

    • Provide safe and effective instruction of all cardiovascular and weight training equipment.
    • Regularly wipe-down/clean all fitness equipment, mats, accessories, mirrors, etc.
    • Offer assistance and spotting (if appropriately trained) to patrons.
    • Re-rack weights and plates and ensure that patrons are doing the same.
    • Assist with group fitness classes as needed (check in, set-up, etc.).
    • Provide first response to injuries and /or emergencies.
    • Report any accidents, unsafe conditions, or problems to the appropriate staff member.

     

    Racquetball Courts

    • Check IDs and make sure they correspond with the reservation sheet.
    • Report any accidents, unsafe conditions, or problems to the appropriate staff.
    • Provide excellent customer service and answer any questions users may have.

     

    Recreation Field

    • Promotion and enforcement of all Wellness & Recreation Center and facility specific policies and procedures.
    • Report any accidents, unsafe conditions, or problems to the appropriate staff.

    Starting wage: 8.10/hr

    Application process: Closed

  • Facility Care Staff

    Facility Care Staff (FCS) assist in keeping the Wellness and Recreation Center clean and well-maintained. The FCS work with the Facilities Coordinator, Recreation Facility Specialist, and Custodian to provide daily up-keep of the WRC as well as other recreation facilities.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Regularly detail all fitness equipment, mats, and fitness accessories.
    • Sweep and clean locker room floors, wipe down glass/mirrors, dispose of trash/recycling, dust/wipe-down surfaces, and dry/wet-mop floors.
    • Assist in the general repair and maintenance of WRC equipment and facilities as directed by the Facilities Coordinator.
    • Responsibilities may include some outdoor assignments.
    • Miscellaneous duties as assigned by the supervisory staff or Facilities Coordinator.

    Starting wage: 8.10/hr

    Application process: Closed

  • Intramural Sports Supervisor

    The Intramural (IM) Sports Supervisor is the lead on-site manager for whatever sports activity is being provided.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Oversee all IM Sports activities, participants, and student employees. IM Supervisors are assigned supervision hours and will perform other reasonable duties as specified by the Assistant Director for Competitive Sports and/or the Competitive Sports Coordinator.
    • IM Supervisors  have the complete authority to handle problems, injuries, or any special situations during Intramural competition.
    • IM Supervisors are  required to attend all meetings and training clinics conducted by the Intramural Sports Program.
    • The IM Supervisor is charged with the responsibilities of ensuring that all participants are properly checked in and eligible to play, maintaining orderly conduct on the court or field to which he/she is assigned, properly check equipment out to the participants, and will perform other reasonable duties as specified by the Assistant Director for Competitive Sports and/or the Competitive Sports Coordinator.
  • Intramural Sports Official

    Intramural (IM) Sports Officials are the backbone of all intramural contests.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • The Intramural Sports Official shall, to the best of his/her ability, officiate and/or keep accurate records and score of those contests sponsored by the Wellness & Recreation Center, in accordance with the rules of the sport and the regulations of the department.
    • The IM Official is charged with the responsibility of maintaining orderly conduct on the court or field to which he/she is assigned, and will perform other reasonable duties as specified by the Assistant Director for Intramural & Club Sports, Intramural Sports Coordinator/Graduate Assistant, and the Intramural Sports Supervisors.

    Qualifications

    • Anyone who wishes to become an Official must attend preseason clinics and pass sport- specific test(s) for each sport he/she wishes to work. The clinics provide a comprehensive review of the rules for the sport and the mechanics necessary to effectively administer the rules. The preseason clinics will consist of multiple 1 - 2 hour rules and mechanics sessions, and possibly scrimmage games. One-on-one training at game sites will occur throughout

    Starting wage: 8.10/hr


    Application process: Open, please attend referee clinics for more information

  • Sport Club Supervisor

    Sport Club Supervisors are responsible for set-up/break-down of sport club events, eligibility verification of players and coaches, facility management and administering first-aid, when needed. Supervisors will report to the Assistant Director for Intramural and Club Sports.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Manage daily activities for club sport practices and verify eligibility for players and coaches.
    • Adhere to and communicate Wellness & Recreation Center policies and procedures.
    • Document game results & file reports for the Sport Club office.
    • Monitor participant and fan behavior and intervene, when necessary, to prevent crisis situations.
    • Assist Athletic Trainer in medical/injury situations.
    • Detect possible detriments to playing conditions to include weather, field conditions, and unsafe equipment.
    • Open, set up, monitor, break down and close facilities for practices, games, tournaments and special events – Practices typically take place between 2 pm and 7 pm on weekdays. Games and practices on weekends vary per club.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by Assistant Director for Competitive Sports and/or the Competitive Sports Coordinator. 
  • Lifeguard

    Lifeguards have the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. They recognize emergencies, respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and prevent drowning and other incidents. They maintain a safe, fun, and enjoyable recreation atmosphere.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Learn how to identify behaviors of a distressed swimmer and an active or passive drowning victim.
    • Understand the general procedures for a water emergency when rescuing a victim.
    • Demonstrate how to perform equipment-based rescues.
    • Be familiar with how to give first aid and how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.
    • Recognize now to recognize and care for possible head, neck and back injuries.
    • Lifeguards must always come to work at least 30 minutes prior to each opening shift to check all pool operations, check chemicals and to skim the pool.

    Qualifications

    • Lifeguard Training (including Standard First Aid) - 3 years
    • CPR for the Professional Rescuer - 1 year
    • Instruction experience preferred

    Starting wage: 8.10/hr

    Application process: Closed

  • PantherFIT Group Fitness Instructor

    PantherFIt Group Fitness Instructors are certified by a national accrediting association in an area(s) of group fitness and are hired to instruct classes in a safe, healthy, and enjoyable manner. Instructors not only must apply in writing, but must also audition their skills for the Assistant Director for Fitness Programs prior to hiring. 

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Provide instruction for safe, structured, and effective fitness classes.
    • Assist with the cleaning and maintenance of fitness studios and equipment. 
    • Substitute fellow instructors’ classes as needed.
    • Assist with fitness-related events throughout the semester.
    • Offer useful, tactful, and safe fitness advice to participants.

    Requirements: 

    • A current group fitness certification from a national accrediting association and/or licensure from a company. Instructors of yoga, Pilates, and martial arts are exempt from the general group fitness certification requirement due to the extensive training necessary to reach instructional level.
    • A current CPR/FA/AED certification.
    • A satisfactory audition.

    Starting rate is $17/hr for most positions. Higher rates are available for in-depth certifications such as yoga and for multiple certifications/licenses. 

    Interested individuals should send an email indicating intent and containing a professional resume to Sara Holtzman (sholtzma@fiu.edu) before July 1, 2017 for consideration for Fall schedule. 

  • PantherFIT Personal Trainer

    PantherFIT Personal Trainers are certified by a national accrediting association in personal training and will strive to:

    • Serve the students, faculty, and Wellness and Recreation Services members in quality personal training services.
    • Execute safe and effective training in order to accommodate a variety of client needs.
    • Act as an example of health and wellness, FIU trainers will strive to showcase exemplary lifestyles that encourage those around them toward improved health and wellness.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Possessing a strong working knowledge of basic weight lifting techniques, weight-loss intervention methods, and safety protocols.
    • Maintaining a respectful attitude toward the goals of all clientele throughout the duration of any training sessions.
    • Acting as a model employee of Wellness and Recreation Services Department by adhering to all WRC policies and procedures and ensuring clients do as well.
    • Arriving to sessions prepared with a plan to assist clients in reaching their goals.
    • Arriving to appointments in a timely and professionally attired manner.
    • Determining a realistic, structured exercise program specific to each of your client(s) that will help them achieve their fitness goals.
    • Implementing strong interpersonal communication skills in order to effectively communicate with clientele as well as supervisors.
    • Maintaining a consistent work schedule.
    • Attending monthly personal trainer meetings and professional development in-services.

    Requirements:

    • A valid, nationally-recognized Personal Training Certification such as ACSM, NCSF, ACE, or equivalent.
    • A valid CPR, First Aid, and AED certification.

    Starting rate is $17/hr non-negotiable.

    Interested individuals should send an email indicating intent and containing a professional resume to Sara Holtzman (sholtzma@fiu.edu).

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Fall Semester 2017 Hours of Operation

WRC 

Monday – Thursday: 6:00 AM – midnight
Friday:  6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday:  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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