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Student Employment

Campus Recreation employs students in the following program areas/categories but we may not be hiring in all areas at all times:

Graduate Assistantships - 20 hours/week includes stipend and tuition waiver

Facility Operations - Position Currently Filled

This full-time (20-hour) Graduate Assistant will report to the Campus Recreation Associate Director for Facilities Operations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assist in the overall administration of two indoor recreation facilities, outdoor recreation fields and outdoor basketball courts. Duties include management of: facility reservations, facility contracts and rentals, maintenance and special event production. Additional duties include: equipment inventory control, risk management, assessment, research, student supervision and personnel development.

Financial Operations - Position Currently Filled

This full-time (20-hour) Graduate Assistant will report to the Office Support Specialist. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the overall financial administration and management of the entire Campus Recreation including expenditures, payroll, inventory management, membership management, EBMS management and reconciling deposits from the day to day revenues. This position is for two years. All interested applicants must send a cover letter, resume, application, three references and two letters of recommendation by email to CampusRecreation@niu.edu, drop off at Student Recreation Center (Attn: Tiffany Varnell), or send by mail to Attn: Tiffany Varnell, Campus Recreation, Student Recreation Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 by March 15, 2016. Search may end sooner if we find a qualified candidate. All documents must be in by the deadline in order to be considered for this position.

Fitness and Wellness - Position Currently Filled

This full-time (20-hour) Graduate Assistant will report to the Campus Recreation Assistant Director for Fitness and Wellness. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the overall administration and management of the Fitness and Wellness program (group fitness classes, personal training, nutrition services, and four cardio/free-weight rooms) including staff training, program development, risk management, supervision, assessment and marketing.

Intramural Sports - Position Currently Filled

This full-time (20-hour) Graduate Assistant will report to the Campus Recreation Assistant Director for Competitive Sports and Youth Programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the overall administration and management of the Intramural program including staff training, program development, risk management, supervision, assessment and marketing.

Open Recreation

This full-time (20-hour) Graduate Assistant will report to the Campus Recreation Assistant Director for Open Recreation. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the overall administration and management of the Open Recreation program (service counter operations, equipment issue, fitness room operations, facility supervision, satellite facility operations, and programming) including staff training, program development, risk management, supervision, assessment and marketing.

Equipment Maintenance Manager - $8.75/hour - Position Filled

Job Responsibilities:

  • Equipment Maintenance Manager Position will report to the Associate Director of Campus Recreation.
  • Responsible for assisting in the overall administration and management of the cardio, free weight and selector equipment maintenance program including:
    • Performing general maintenance and repairs, tracking inventory/stock parts, keeping accurate records on maintenance performed assessment of equipment condition and assist with purchase recommendations.
    • Assist with training of Open Recreation student staff in areas of preventative maintenance as able.
    • Assist additional CR Program areas with maintenance/repair needs.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the areas of risk management and emergency procedures and able to respond to emergencies within established guidelines.
  • Enforce all Campus Recreation and NIU policies and procedures. Establish good relationships with patrons, resolve conflicts and communicate policies and procedures to patrons.

Qualifications:

  • Registered full-time student at Northern Illinois University.
  • Must be able to work summer months.
  • Good organizational skills and able to work independently.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work with others in a dynamic, changing and diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a recreation/fitness based environment.
  • Experience in performing general maintenance on cardio/weight equipment.
  • Experience in maintaining inventory records.
  • Experience working in a customer/client environment.
  • Current certifications in AED, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens.

This position is designated as security sensitive. In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation which includes a criminal background check.

Fitness Assistants - $8.25/hour - Positions currently filled

  • Required to have knowledge on exercise equipment and safety guidelines.
  • They will work in the Student Recreation Center, New Hall Fitness Room or the Gilbert Hall Fitness Room.
  • Fitness Assistant duties include:
    • Provide exceptional customer services
    • Responsible for interacting with patrons and ensuring proper techniques are being performed during exercises
    • Responsible for enforcing policy in the facility.
    • Responsible for cleaning equipment.
    • Responsible for preventative maintenance on exercise equipment.
    • Responsible for risk management within all cardio and weight rooms in the Student Recreation Center.
    • Responsible for proper use of exercise equipment.

Group Fitness Instructors - $8.25/hour + prep time

The Group Fitness Instructors will be responsible for teaching and instructing various fitness and instructional exercises, while providing a safe environment at the NIU Student Recreation Center. This position will monitor all participants in the classes they teach, assist patrons, and set up/tear down equipment as needed.

Expectations:

  • Provide exceptional customer service.
  • Lead effective group exercise according to safety standards of AFAA, ACE, ACSM, and NIU In-house training.
  • Bring to each class a commitment to participants by showing concern for their fitness goals. Also show enjoyment, passion, have fun, provide safe exercise instruction, appropriate modifications, and assessment of performance.
  • Obtain an approved substitute instructor in case of absence and notify the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness.
  • Check email and phone frequently for any new/updated fitness information.
  • Attend appropriate training sessions and meetings.
  • Maintain current exercise/fitness certification and CPR/AED certification.
  • Arrive promptly for scheduled classes.
  • Start and finish classes on time.
  • Provide support to other instructors and participants.
  • Always display good manners and professionalism.
  • Average 5-7 participants for morning/afternoon classes and 10-20 participants for evening/night classes.
  • Complete semester evaluations.
  • Promote other Campus Recreation (Personal Training and Nutrition).
  • Use appropriate music during Group Fitness classes.
  • Always invite others to participate in Group Fitness classes.
  • Enforce the rules of Campus Recreation to ensure a safe, clean, and organized class.
  • Put equipment back after each class, turn off the microphone and stereo system.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and training.
  • Make announcements before every class.
  • Report any incidents, suggestions, or complaints to Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness or Graduate assistant.
  • Arrive to class early enough, when possible, to set up equipment, have music playing and greet participants at the door.

Contact Leanne Kulchawik at LKulchawik@niu.edu to apply

Personal Trainers - $9.00/hour + prep time

  • Work one-on-one with clients, providing them with specific exercise programs in cardiovascular exercise, resistance training, and flexibility. Conduct fitness assessments and consult with clients on personal needs and interests. Teach the benefits of exercise and wellness to assist with improving client quality of life through support and motivation.
  • Personal trainers must be certified through ACE, ACSM, or NSCA. Certifications from any other organization will need to be discussed and approved before employment. Trainers not certified upon employment will need to obtain a personal training certification from one of the organizations previously mentioned within 3 months.
  • Each staff member must also maintain up-to-date standard CPR, First Aid and AED certifications. It is your responsibility to inform the administrative staff if you are having trouble getting certified or re-certified. During your shift, it is imperative that you adhere to all guidelines that are concurrent with your certifications.
  • This position is designated as security sensitive. In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation which includes a criminal background check.
  • Must be currently enrolled at NIU and be progressing towards a degree.

Contact Leanne Kulchawik at LKulchawik@niu.edu to apply

Officials - $8.25/hour

Duties Include:

  • Attend Sports Officials Training.
  • Officiate sports and activities during nights and weekends.
  • Interpret governing rules for each intramural sport during events.
  • Resolve conflicts manifested during sporting events.
  • Perform the set-up and breakdown of each playing venue.
  • Promote and enforce all Campus Recreation policies and procedures.
  • Exhibit good customer service to all participants, at all times.
  • Develop: Interpersonal communication skills, conflict resolution and problem solving, rule interpretation, thorough knowledge of various sports programs and governing rules, and enhance sport officiating skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Strong level of interpersonal skills and conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of sports and recreational activities.
  • Marginal interest in sports officiating.
  • Must be enrolled at NIU and be processing towards a degree.

Supervisors - $8.55/hour

  • Responsible for on-site supervision of Intramural Sport programs and events conducted at the Student Recreation Center, Chick Evans Field House, on outdoor recreation fields, and other locations as necessary. Ensure participant adherence to policies and procedures of the program and facilities. Prepare equipment for programs and events. Provide site supervision of sports officials. Assist with the training and evaluation of sports officials.
  • Process nightly incident, accident, and protest reports.
  • This position is designated as security sensitive. In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation which includes a criminal background check.
  • Must be CPR/AED, Blood Borne Pathogen, and First Aid certified.
  • Must be currently enrolled at NIU and be progressing towards a degree.

Graphic Designer - $8.75/hour

Position Overview:

Campus Recreation is seeking a visual communication major to develop designs for posters, fliers, t-shirts, brochures, signage, digital signage and social media. The student Graphic Designer will assist in the execution of a departmental marketing plan and collaborate with the Coordinator of Marketing and Public Relations for Campus Recreation.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, coordinate, and produce Campus Recreation print publications, social media graphics, and facility signage.
  • Coordinate the development of design plans and timetables for projects.
  • Assist with developing and implementing marketing strategies to promote facilities, programs, services, and special events for the department.
  • Adhere to design standards and principles of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and Northern Illinois University.
  • Assist in keeping production of all printed materials and projects on schedule.
  • Write, edit, and proofread copy for publications.
  • Take program and event photos as needed and assist in the maintenance of Campus Recreation photo archive.
  • Assist in the development of audio and video productions for Campus Recreation.

Qualifications:

  • NIU undergraduate student studying Visual Communication.
  • Evidence of experience gained inside or outside the classroom, or both.
  • An above average knowledge of various design software programs including but not limited to: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Organized and able to multi-task.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Solid one-on-one and group communication skills- including listening, researching, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently or in a group setting.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet departmental goals and deadlines.

Other Information:

Security clearance will be conducted prior to employment. Employee must complete the State of Illinois Ethics Training after accepting the position. Employee will need to complete First Aid, CPR/AED, and Blood Borne Pathogen certification after hiring.

To Apply:

Interested and qualified individuals should send a cover letter, resume with a minimum of two references (work or academic), and digital portfolio link to:

Campus Recreation
Lee Ann Gustafson
Coordinator - Marketing & Communications
Student Recreation Center
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

 

Position Overview:

Responsible for the supervision and oversight of designated Campus Recreation program and facility areas with the specialty of Membership Services.

Responsibilities:

  • The ability to sell and promote all Campus Recreation Membership and Services
  • The ability to navigate multiple software platforms
  • The ability to promote and market to all Campus Recreation patrons including students, faculty/staff, families, and community members
  • The position will be a mixture of permanently scheduled shifts as well as varying marketing and outreach shifts
  • The ideal candidate must be willing to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Must be knowledgeable in the areas of risk management and emergency procedures and be able to respond to emergencies within established guidelines
  • Enforce all Campus Recreation and NIU policies and procedures
  • Establish good relationships, resolve conflicts, and communicate policies and procedures to patrons.
  • Must be CPR/AED, Blood Borne Pathogen, and First Aid certified or willing to get certified when hired.
  • Must be currently enrolled at NIU and be progressing towards a degree.
  • Must have received federal Work Study.

Other Information:

This position is designated as security sensitive. In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation which includes a criminal background check.

To Apply: 

Interested and qualified individuals should send a cover letter, resume with a minimum of two references (work or academic), and digital portfolio link to:

Campus Recreation
Lee Ann Gustafson
lgustafson1@niu.edu
Coordinator - Marketing & Communications
Student Recreation Center
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Facility Supervisors - $8.50/hour

  • Responsible for the supervision and oversight of designated Campus Recreation program and facility areas including the Student Recreation Center, Chick Evans Field House, New Residence Hall Fitness Room, Gilbert Fitness Center, and the Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex.
  • Perform opening and closing duties for the facility.
  • Directly supervise Building Staff members.
  • Monitor and verify financial transactions and reports for membership services workers.
  • Develop and display leadership skills while motivating team members.
  • Demonstrate, teach, and require excellence in customer service.
  • Assist in hiring, training, and evaluating Building Staff members.
  • Respond to emergencies within established guidelines and possess knowledge in the areas of risk management and emergency procedures.
  • Provide immediate or timely feedback for maintenance concerns.
  • Enforce all Campus Recreation and NIU policies and procedures.
  • Establish good relationships, resolve conflicts, and communicate policies and procedures to patrons.
  • This position is designated as security sensitive. In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation which includes a criminal background check.
  • CPR/AED, Blood Borne Pathogen, and First Aid certified required.
  • Current enrollment at NIU and progress towards a degree required.

Building Staff - $8.25/hour

  • Responsible for the supervision and oversight of designated Campus Recreation program and facility areas.
  • Must be willing to work in any of the entry level Open Recreation positions:
    • Fitness Assistant: Responsible for cleaning equipment, policy enforcement, preventative maintenance, and risk management within all cardio and weight rooms in the Student Recreation Center (SRC).
    • Welcome Desk: Responsible for maintaining a customer-friendly environment which includes greeting patrons; providing access to eligible students, members, and guests; answering phones; assisting patrons with court reservations; and maintaining the front office area and operations.
    • Equipment Check Out: Responsible for the management of equipment check-out and inventory.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the areas of risk management and emergency procedures and be able to respond to emergencies within established guidelines.
  • Enforce all Campus Recreation and NIU policies and procedures.
  • Establish good relationships, resolve conflicts, and communicate policies and procedures to patrons.
  • Must be CPR/AED, Blood Borne Pathogen, and First Aid certified.
  • Must be currently enrolled at NIU and be progressing towards a degree.

This position is an entry level position in the Open Recreation program area. Additional position advancements include: membership services and register management, satellite facility oversight (Chick Evans Field House, New Residence Hall Fitness Room, Gilbert Fitness Center, and the Outdoor Recreation Sports Complex), and Facility Supervisor positions which are contingent upon work experience and job performance.

This position is designated as security sensitive. In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation which includes a criminal background check.

All positions are designated as security sensitive. In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation which includes a criminal background check.

Adventure Center Attendants - $8.25/hour

  • Responsibilities: Renting outdoor gear to the university community; instructing individuals on the appropriate use and care of equipment; providing information on various local, regional, and national recreation locations; inspecting and repairing equipment; and completing inventory reports, performing data entry tasks, and handling cash operations.
  • CPR and First Aid certified - obtained within first semester of employment by attending scheduled trainings.
  • Must be currently enrolled at NIU and be progressing towards a degree.
  • This position is reserved for current Trip Leaders or Team Facilitators or applicants who are also interested in these positions.

Team Facilitator - $12.54/hour for facilitation $8.25/hour for prep and training

  • Responsibilities: Meet prospective groups to begin planning team workshops; assist in the final stages of planning sequences for scheduled events; prepare and organize activity equipment before scheduled events, and maintain equipment after use; Facilitate team workshops (indoor and/or outdoors) that include ice breakers, initiative and processing for diverse groups including youth and adult ranging from 4 to 30 participants; writing a workshop reports following the events; serving as a representative of Campus Recreation to participants; Demonstrating good judgment in regards to participant safety and well being; willing and able to work in the cold, rain, and heat, as well as good weather.
  • Requirements: NIU undergraduate or graduate student. Demonstrated experience serving in a leadership role. Well organized, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and mature individual.
  • Attend an initial 4.5 hours training.
  • CPR and First Aid certified - obtained within first semester of employment by attending scheduled trainings.
  • Application

Trip Leaders - $8.55/hour for leading $8.25/hour for training

  • New trip leaders receive training throughout the fall semester with a weeklong plus training trip over winter break. Responsibilities: Trip Leaders plan and lead trips for students interested in participating in outdoor recreational activities. Enthusiasm and experience in outdoor adventure is a must. Clean driving record is mandatory, if you have any moving violations you can not be employed.
  • Must be CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid obtained within first semester of employment by attending scheduled trainings.
  • Must be currently enrolled at NIU and be progressing towards a degree.
  • Application

Graduate Assistant Job Openings

Full-Time Employment

Professionals seeking full-time employment with the department may visit the NIU Human Resource Services website for a complete list of openings.

There are no openings for full-time employment at this time.

Internships

Upon successful completion of the internship, you will have:

  • Engaged in meaningful career-oriented responsibilities that were designed to increase knowledge and skills, and improve upon weaknesses.
  • Integrated classroom theory with real-world working experiences.
  • Been provided experiences to build confidence, competence, and insight into personal skills and attributes.

Position Terms

  • Full-time or Part-time positions available year-round.
  • No stipend available for internship, however, there may be a possibility of future employment within department.
  • Conduct the internship in a program area that complements his/her educational background or field of interest
  • Hours determined by the hiring supervisor, student and Academic Advisor/Internship Coordinator.
  • Display a willingness to learn and to be an active member of the Campus Recreation staff
  • Have a junior or senior academic status or graduate student (based on credit hours completed)
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Abide by the set number of weeks/hours to complete the internship
  • Have or be willing to obtain a recognized CPR/AED and/or First Aid Certifications (based on program area)
  • Complete all evaluative materials per deadline requirements (academic department and Campus Recreation)
  • Work with assigned program area supervisor to set and abide by agreed upon learning objectives identified through your Learning Contract.

Campus Recreation works with students pursuing any academic major to design an internship that meets their needs. Majors in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Health Promotion, Business, Marketing, Accounting, Graphic Design, and Environmental Studies are just some of the majors that can fulfill an internship at Campus Recreation.

Application Process

Once you have determined your major's internship requirements, complete an application, cover letter, indicating which internship position you are interested in, academic requirements and your career goals, along with a current resume with three references. Please submit application materials to: Northern Illinois University, Campus Recreation Internship Program DeKalb, IL 60115, fax materials to 815-753-0245, or submit electronically to CampusRecreation@niu.edu. For additional information contact Tiffany Varnell, Office Support Specialist at tmorris2@niu.edu.

A learning contract will be set up between the student and supervisor for the duration of the internship.

Additional Qualifications

  • First Aid/CPR Certification or willingness to complete certification during internship.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Administration
    • Contract scheduling
    • Reservation software system
    • Oversight of group reservation surveys
    • Participation (counts) data analysis for groups
    • Work order tracking
  • Programming
    • Special Event Production
    • Liaison with departments (SILD, Public Safety)
  • Marketing
    • Tabling
    • Surveys
    • Outreach
  • Supervision
    • Special Events
    • Assist CR staff on-site
  • Equipment
    • Inventory
    • Management
    • Research & purchase
    • Demos

This position is responsible for the financial and business operations of Campus Recreation

A learning contract will be set up between the student and supervisor for the duration of the internship or practicum.

Position Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled at NIU and be progressing towards a degree
  • Must be CPR/AED, Blood Borne Pathogen, and First Aid certified which can be acquired at Campus Recreation
  • Current student (undergraduate or graduate) who is pursuing a degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance (or individual who has previous finance or business administration experience).
    • This position is designated as security sensitive. In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation which includes a criminal background check.
    • In alignment with NIU policies regarding internship criteria:
  • Interns will be required to work at least 120 hours during each semester. However, most interns will work around 10-15 hours per week. Occasional evening work will be required.
  • The minimum NIU GPA required for applying to this position is 2.0. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred.
  • All applicants must be current NIU students and must have earned a minimum of 30 undergraduate-level credit hours (from NIU or other sources) by the end of spring session 2015.
  • Successful candidates will be required to report their internship position using Career Services' website.
  • This position is designated as security sensitive. In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act. Before an offer of internship is made, the university will conduct a pre-internship background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.
  • Accuracy is required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but not limited to

  • Assist with payroll entry
  • Contact patrons about purchase orders/payments/issues
  • Errands: Deliver and pick up envelopes/packages from various offices on/off campus on foot/bicycle/Huskie Bus
  • Assist with processing Human Resources paperwork for student staff
  • Update files
  • Update data

Position Expectations

  • Decision making and problem solving related to staff, customers/clients and facilities
  • Versatility in fulfilling responsibilities (This internship will require the ability to work in team settings, as well as independently)
  • Work with students of diverse educational, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Strong organizational skills and able to work independently
  • Capacity to work well in a customer/client and team environment.
  • Some skills in utilizing Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Putty System, Ungerboeck, or other related software.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Accuracy with inputting data
  • Ability to perform duties in a dynamic, changing, and diverse environment
  • Genuine interest in gaining experience and knowledge to enhance career-related skills
  • Supervision of Building Staff members
  • Genuine interest in gaining experience and knowledge to enhance skills in chosen career

Supervision for this Internship

  • The supervisor for this position will be the Office Support Specialist, a full-time professional staff member in the department.
  • Meetings between the intern and the supervisor are scheduled once per week
  • Supervisor(s) will provide feedback and opportunities for personal reflection to ensure experiences are useful for the intern in developing career-related competencies
  • Personal and career-related goal setting: Interns will identify two competencies (from the following list) to improve upon during the semester: Cognitive Complexity, Knowledge Acquisition, Humanitarianism, Civic Engagement, Interpersonal & Interpersonal Competence, Practical Competence, and Persistence & Academic Achievement
  • A learning contract will be set up between the student and supervisor for the duration of the internship or practicum

Expected Learning and Benefits of this Internship

  • Apply classroom learning to a real workplace setting
  • Analyze your interpersonal abilities (working with staff members and those served by the department) to develop effective professional and customer service skills
  • Participate in programs/opportunities that support your professional development
  • Make decisions based on situations related to your responsibility(ies)/role(s)
  • Articulate how your work relates to the department’s goals and outcomes
  • Evaluate your career-related strengths and areas for further development
  • Evaluate how you think you fit with career-related responsibilities, work environments and expectations (Test drive a position or field you are considering as a career)
  • Develop a professional network of supervisors and colleagues familiar with your work-related skills

Employment Process

Intern applicants should also apply through Huskies Get Hired.

All interested applicants must send the following items to be considered for this position:

  1. Cover letter (indicating their academic requirements and their career goals)
  2. Resume
  3. Intern application
  4. Three references (work-related or academically-related) with names, position title, e-mail addresses, phone numbers

Documents may be submitted by one of these methods:

  • E-mail (CampusRecreation@niu.edu)
  • Submit in person at Student Recreation Center (Attn: Tiffany Varnell)
  • Send by mail to Attn: Tiffany Varnell, Campus Recreation, Student Recreation Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115

A learning contract will be set up between the student and supervisor for the duration of the internship or practicum.

Additional Qualifications

  • Interns must possess skills in the area of fitness testing, group exercise instruction, consultation, and employee wellness.
  • Aerobics Instructor or Personal Trainer experience, AFAA or ACE certified are preferred but not required.
  • Interns are strongly encouraged to complete ACE or ACSM certification at their expense by the end of their internship.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Administration
    • Assist in the development, implementation, marketing and evaluation of fitness programming, including group exercise and personal training.
    • Develop educational fitness/wellness materials and workshops for Campus Recreation staff and patrons.
    • Assist in providing continuing education opportunities for Fitness & Wellness employees such as workshops and certifications.
    • Maintain open and constant communication with group fitness instructors & personal trainers through various outreach methods.
  • Assessment
    • Distribute student satisfaction surveys
    • Do a small and/or assessment project
    • (Assist) Create survey/questionnaire
    • Input satisfaction survey data
  • Inventory Control
    • Assist with equipment quotes (research company, research product, solicit bids, etc.)
    • Management of daily maintenance and cleaning of equipment
    • Report condition of equipment
  • Programming/Event Management
    • Event planning and coordinator
    • Outreach activities
    • Risk management/safety practicesSet-up/break-down
    • Special Event Production
  • Marketing
    • Create and market an event to market to perspective members
    • Develop written content for promotions and program highlights
    • Distribution of marketing materials
    • Eating Disorder Awareness Week
    • Health & Wellness Fair
    • Facilitate social media (TV, newspaper, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
    • Open houses
    • Tabling
  • Projects (Each intern will direct one or two projects):
    • Teach Group Fitness Classes
    • Provide health related articles for bi-monthly member E-Newsletter
    • Create and Implement in house training component for operations staff on basics of stretching, equipment use and proper lifting technique.
    • Creation and implement of wellness clinics on relevant topics for NIU full time employees.
    • Conduct blood pressure screening seminars on a regular basis.
    • Conduct fitness evaluation open houses for members to pre schedule free evaluations.

A learning contract will be set up between the student and supervisor for the duration of the internship.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Administration
    • Daily binder set up
    • Score sheet set up
    • Input roster / scores
    • Rec Reward input – prep for Greer
  • Assessment
    • Distribute student satisfaction surveys
    • Input satisfaction surveys
  • Marketing
    • Tabling
    • Distribution of marketing materials
    • Hanging flyers/posters
    • SA group mailboxes
  • Supervision Field/court supervision
    • Set up/break down
    • Risk management
  • Inventory Control
    • Check (quantity) equipment twice per semester
    • Report / chart condition of equipment
    • Assist with equipment quotes (research company, research product, solicit bids, etc.)

A learning contract will be set up between the student and supervisor for the duration of the internship.

Additional Qualifications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop

Areas of Responsibility

  • General Program(s) Promotion
    • Distribution of materials on campus and community
    • Chalking for upcoming events
    • Identify program marketing opportunities
    • Special Events general help
    • Updating and maintaining bulletin board content
    • Inventory of Campus Marketing materials
  • Social Media
    • Developing an updated schedule – upcoming or out-of-date program offerings
    • Developing written content for social media
  • Photography
    • Taking candid digital photos
    • Editing digital photos
    • Naming and filing digital photos
    • Shooting video for posting on social media

A learning contract will be set up between the student and supervisor for the duration of the internship.

Additional Qualifications

  • CPR/First Aid Certified

Areas of Responsibility

  • Administration
    • Scheduling
    • Time sheets
    • Paper work oversight
    • Participation (counts) data analysis
    • Benchmarking best practice institutions
  • Programming
    • Targeted populations
  • Marketing
    • Tabling
    • Surveys
    • Outreach
  • Supervision
    • Satellite oversight
  • Equipment
    • Check-out equipment management
  • Job Areas
    • Membership Services support

A learning contract will be set up between the student and supervisor for the duration of the internship.

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience serving in a leadership role.
  • Well organized, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and mature individual.
  • To lead any programs, must be CPR/AED, Blood Born Pathogen, and Wilderness First Aid certified.
  • Basic Excel and Word skills

Areas of Responsibility

  • Administration
    • EBMS
    • Procedure Manuals
    • Staff Manuals (Trips, Rental, Team)
    • Data entry
    • Benchmark climbing wall
    • Staff training (new hire, professional development, workshops)
    • Reports
  • Programming Trips
    • Trip location resources
    • Types of trips resources
    • Trip handouts
    • Custom trip offerings
    • Outdoor orientation program
  • Programming Team building
    • Activity Manual and Initiatives development
    • Benchmark high/low ropes
    • Workshop development
  • Marketing
    • Listserv emails
    • Social Media outlet via blog or Twitter
    • Promo video
    • Event planning and coordination (Camp on Campus, Winter Wonderland, Adventure Race)
  • Rental Program
    • Contract management
    • Services (bikes, snowboards)
    • Reports
    • Outdoor Resources (ex. local run/bike routes)
    • Equipment inventory and maintenance
  • Job Areas
    • Trips
    • Rental
    • Team building
    • Custom Trip

A learning contract will be set up between the student and supervisor for the duration of the internship.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Administration
    • Daily email check and binder set up
    • Input and file club paperwork
    • Update Sport Club Point System
    • Rec Reward input – prep for Greer
    • Call/email clubs as needed
  • Assessment
    • Call/email leading universities
    • Do 3 small assessment pieces and one large assessment piece throughout semester
    • (Assist) Create survey/questionnaire
    • Input satisfaction surveys
  • Marketing
    • Tabling
    • Distribution of marketing materials
    • Hanging flyers/posters
    • SA group mailboxes
    • Sport Club member marketing events
    • Create and market an event for Sport Clubs to market to perspective members
  • Supervision
    • Supervise Club weekend events
    • Risk management
    • Prepare ice and water for field use for weekend tournaments
    • Provide crowd control and event oversight
    • Assist athletic trainer
  • Inventory Control
    • Check (quantity) equipment twice per semester
    • Report / chart condition of equipment
    • Assist with equipment quotes (research company, research product, solicit bids, etc.)
    • Purchase events
  • Club Travel
    • Call and research hotels
    • Book hotels
    • Create travel binders
    • Communicate with clubs traveling about needs when traveling