Student Employment

Are you interested in gaining valuable leadership experience through on-campus employment? University Recreation employs nearly 250 students each year! We offer flexible scheduling, opportunities for professional development, and a fun work environment. 

Steps to Apply:

1.    Take a look at the positions we offer and decide what fits your interests.
2.    Visit Hire-A-Niner and search for "University Recreation" to see our current openings and apply.

A Group Fitness Instructor is responsible for the leading multiple group fitness classes that range in variety and levels from Yoga to Hip Hop. This includes counting, cueing, organizing choreography, and much more.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe and fun environment for participants
  • Promote knowledge of proper group fitness components, i.e.: warm up, aerobic exercise, flexibility, cool down, etc.
  • Be knowledgeable in techniques and dynamics of Group Fitness
  • Possess knowledge in a variety of Group Fitness classes
  • Provide customer service to the patrons
  • Maintain the Group Fitness equipment and room
  • Possess knowledge the Student Activity Center (SAC) policies
  • Participate in Continuing Education Credits (CEC's or CEU's)

Requirements:

  • Must be current UNC Charlotte student and/or Faculty/Staff
  • Must have and maintain a current Fitness or Group Fitness related certification
  • Must have a current First Aid certification or equivalent
  • Must have a current Adult CPR certification or equivalent

Interested in becoming an instructor?

Questions? Contact Tori Lord for more information. You can also visit the certification page for upcoming certifications at UNC Charlotte. 

A Personal Trainer is responsible for tailoring a plan to specifically meet the fitness needs and goals of their client. Trainers are to lead the client and ensure the client meets their exercise goals by providing hands-on education and support.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide a safe and fun learning environment for clients
  • Promotion and education of exercise with clients, i.e.: muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility
  • Knowledgeable in dynamics exercise
  • Provide customer service and information to potential clients
  • Knowledge of the SAC Fitness Center policies
  • Participate in Continuing Education Credits (CEC's or CEU's)

Requirements:

  • Must be current UNC Charlotte student and/or Faculty/Staff
  • Must have and maintain a current Fitness Personal Trainer certification
  • Must have a current First Aid certification or equivalent
  • Must have a current Adult CPR certification or equivalent

Application Requirements:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of Persoanl Training Certification

Applications will be posted on NinerTalent.

Are you interested in becoming a Personal Trainer?

Questions? Contact Liz Rosenberger for more information on our shadowing process. You can also visit the Certifications page for information on certifications in the Charlotte area. 

A Field Assistant is responsible for checking ID’s, checking equipment in/out, equipment inventory, selling daily guest passes, providing patrons information regarding University Recreation programs, events, and hours of operation at our Northeast Recreational Field Complex (NRFC).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with preparation, tear-down and inspection of NRFC.
  • Completion of availability through scheduling website.
  • Greet all patrons as they enter the facility and provide quality customer service.
  • Answer phone calls, and be able to provide basic University Recreation information to patrons.
  • Utilize access system to verify eligibility of facility use prior to patron entrance.
  • Screen potential guests for eligibility as per guest pass policies.
  • Provide equipment check out services to patrons while inspecting returned equipment for damage.
  • To represent the Department of University Recreation in a professional manner at all times.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all patrons.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of all Department of University Recreation programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Be able to activate the Emergency Action Plan.
  • Assist with facility set-ups and takedowns for programs and special events.
  • Assist with special projects and tasks as assigned.
  • Attend all staff trainings and meetings
  • Other duties assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to physically stand and run for brief and extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to commit to working a minimum of two nights a week/weekend.
  • Students must be currently enrolled and in good standing with UNC-Charlotte.
  • Maintain appropriate and professional demeanor at all times.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. without assistance.
  • Visually recognize an emergency.
  • Verbally communicate to participants and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED

Questions? Contact Tina Mata for more information. 

 

The purpose of this job is to supervise the Northeast Recreational Field Complex (NRFC) for open recreation and Intramural Sports competitions. They will be a liaison to the Intramural Sports Supervisor, University Recreation personnel and the UNC Charlotte campus as a whole.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Field Assistant at NRFC
  • Assist with preparation, tear-down and inspection of NRFC.
  • Completion of availability through scheduling website.
  • Greet all patrons as they enter the facility and provide quality customer service.
  • Answer phone calls, and be able to provide basic University Recreation information to patrons.
  • Utilize access system to verify eligibility of facility use prior to patron entrance
  • Screen potential guests for eligibility as per guest pass policies.
  • Provide equipment check out services to patrons while inspecting returned equipment for damage.
  • To represent the Department of University Recreation in a professional manner at all times.
  • Assist with daily intramural sports social media post.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all patrons.
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of all Department of University Recreation programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Be able to activate the Emergency Action Plan.
  • Assist with facility set-ups and takedowns for programs and special events.
  • Assist with special projects and tasks as assigned.
  • Attend all staff trainings and meetings.
  • Responsible for laundry and working the washer and dryer.
  • Other duties assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to physically stand and run for brief and extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to commit to working a minimum of two nights a week/weekend.
  • Students must be currently enrolled and in good standing with UNC-Charlotte.
  • Maintain appropriate and professional demeanor at all times.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. without assistance.
  • Visually recognize an emergency.
  • Verbally communicate to participants and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED

Questions? Contact Tina Mata for more information. 

An Intramural Sports Official is responsible for enforcing the policies and procedures of Intramural Sports. He/she must learn and enforce rules of the sport. All Officials/scorekeepers must attend training sessions to learn rules, mechanics, positioning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Officiate all intramural sport league games and tournaments.
  • Attend all officials training clinics.
  • Perform scorekeeping responsibilities at games according to program and sport rules and mechanics.
  • Assist with preparation, tear-down and inspection of the game site.
  • Provide a safe environment for participants to compete.
  • Locate team captains, sign in players, check eligibility of team members 15 minutes prior to the start of the contest.
  • Selections for officials will be made based upon pre-season test scores, performance at pre-season clinics, and evaluations at live scrimmages.
  • Report results and scores of intramural games to the Sport Supervisors.
  • Call all intramural games with complete honesty and integrity.
  • Run pregame captains’ meetings prior to each game to highlight important rules, regulations, modifications and any questions that may arise.
  • Completion of availability through scheduling website.
  • Develop knowledge of the rules, positioning, and mechanics for each sport.
  • Act as a customer service representative for all participants and spectators.
  • Verify participant eligibility by ensuring all participants have a 49er ID card and are listed on their team roster
  • Responsible for laundry and working the washer and dryer.
  • Other Duties Assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to physically stand and run for brief and extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to commit to working a minimum of two nights a week/weekend.
  • Students must be currently enrolled and in good standing with UNC-Charlotte.
  • Maintain appropriate and professional demeanor at all times.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. without assistance.
  • Visually recognize an emergency.
  • Verbally communicate to participants and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous officiating experience.
  • Knowledge of game rules and intramural policies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED

Questions? Contact Tina Mata for more information. 

An Intramural Sports Supervisor is responsible supervising and enforcing the policies and procedures of Intramural Sports. He/she must learn and enforce rules of all activities and the program itself. All Supervisors must attend all training sessions, staff meetings and office hours.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise all intramural sport league games and tournaments
  • Attend all officials & supervisor training clinics
  • Assist with creating all training materials for all sports with Assistant Director & Coordinator
  • Attend all supervisor office hours
  • Market all Intramural Sports & work with Assistant Director of Marketing to distribute marketing materials
  • Supervise all officials on their given field/court each night
  • Work closely with other supervisors and officials each night to ensure all policies and procedures are being enforced
  • Perform scorekeeping responsibilities at games according to program and sport rules and mechanics when necessary
  • Coordinate preparation, teardown and inspection of all game sites.
  • Delegate tasks and create crews for Officials
  • Provide a safe environment for participants to compete and officials to work
  • Report results and scores of intramural games onto IMLEAGUES
  • Complete all paperwork on CONNECT2
  • Assist Officials to call all intramural games with complete honesty and integrity.
  • Assist pregame captains’ meetings with officials prior to each game to highlight important rules, regulations, modifications and any questions that may arise.
  • Completion of availability through scheduling website.
  • Develop knowledge of the rules, positioning, and mechanics for each sport.
  • Act as a customer service representative for all participants and spectators.
  • Verify participant eligibility by ensuring all participants have a 49er ID card and are listed on their team roster
  • Assist officials with laundry and working the washer and dryer.
  • Other duties assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to physically stand and run for brief and extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to commit to working a minimum of three nights a week/weekend.
  • Students must be currently enrolled and in good standing with UNC-Charlotte.
  • Maintain appropriate and professional demeanor at all times.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. without assistance.
  • Visually recognize an emergency.
  • Verbally communicate to participants and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous officiating experience.
  • Knowledge of game rules and intramural policies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED

Questions? Contact Tina Mata for more information. 

Qualifications:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student at UNC Charlotte in good academic standing
  • Current CPR, AED, and Standard First Aid certifications and Blood Borne Pathogen training
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others
  • Complete annual PCI training
  • Willing to work morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours as scheduled
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must have general knowledge of all University Recreation programs
  • Possess knowledge, ability, and skills to implement University Recreation department’s Emergency Action Plan
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 10-12 hours during the week and weekends
  •  Must have at least one full semester of experience as a Welcome Desk Lead

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent the University Recreation department in a professional manner at all times
  • Act as a liaison between Student Staff and the University Recreation Professional Staff
  • Maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of all University Recreation policies and procedures
  • Supervise all operations of the UREC, Belk Gym
  • Supervise PSA’s, Welcome Desk Leads and Fitness Specialists on shift
  • Make sound operational and personnel decisions based on established policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Provide tours to guests as necessary
  • Maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for participants and staff
  • Attend bi-weekly Building Manager meetings and trainings/seminars as needed
  • Be prepared to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, holidays, breaks, and as needed
  • Thoroughly inspect the facility and report maintenance issues
  • Demonstrate proficiency in First Aid, CPR, and AED skills
  • Ensure the departmental Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is properly implemented as necessary
  • Ability to set-up/take down facility equipment for programs and special events
  • Perform Red Alert drills and evaluate staff
  • Ensure hourly building usage statistics are accurately recorded for each activity area
  • Ensure all daily paperwork is complete and accurate
  • Assist with special projects and tasks as assigned
  • Communicate efficiently, effectively, and in a timely manner to all UREC employees
  • Hold accountability of all UREC student employees
  • Ensure special events run smoothly
  • Enforce fitness area policies and procedures

Questions? Contact Matt Shilling for more information.

UNC Charlotte University Recreation is seeking individuals who have experience
lifeguarding, have been employed by UREC for at least 1 semester as a Lifeguard, and
currently hold a Lifeguard certification. They will have a general knowledge of pool
policies and will aid in creating a positive and welcoming environment in the UREC pool.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and
  • appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
  • Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of EMS.
  • Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times and maintains a high
  • standard of customer service.
  • Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.
  • Diffuses problems and situations to the best ability prior to consulting a manger.
  • Handles problems and situations as they arise within facility when managers are off duty.
  • Responsible for maintaining lifeguard rotation during shift
  • Responsible for complete chemical and activity reports
  • Takes lead on setup and cleanup of the various pool activities
  • Assist is completing audits for employees
  • Assist in planning and facilitating monthly in-services
  • Supervises staff and patrons in the facility
  • Communicates effectively in writing and verbally with staff.
  • Assists with employee team challenge program.

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Aquatics and Open Recreation.

Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled student at UNC Charlotte in good academic standing
  • One semester or 200 hours must be with UNC Charlotte University Recreation
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard and First Aid, CPR, AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent
  • Must attend lifeguard meetings and in-service trainings monthly
  • Must be mature/dependable
  • Willing to work morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours as scheduled
  • Maintain general knowledge of University Recreation
  • Possess knowledge, ability, and skills to implement University Recreation Emergency Action Plan
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 10-12 hours during the week and weekends
  • Preferred: Lifeguard Instructor, Certified Pool Operator, Water Safety Instructor, American Red
  • Cross Lifeguard Management

Questions? Contact Lisa McElmurray for more information.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain pool safety both in and outside of the pool and pool deck
  • Represent University Recreation in a professional manner at all times
  • Greet all patrons as they enter the facility and establish a friendly environment through regular communication with patrons
  • Check the pool deck, water area, and safety equipment in preparation for opening the facility and report any maintenance issues
  • Make sound operational and personnel decisions based on established policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of all University Recreation policies and procedures
  • Ensure the departmental Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is properly implemented as necessary
  • Maintain accurate chemical testing inventory
  • Ability to set-up/take down facility equipment for programs and special events
  • Ensure hourly building usage statistics are accurately recorded
  • Ensure all daily paperwork is complete and accurate
  • Assist with special projects and tasks as assigned
  • Attend all staff trainings, meetings, and in-services

Requirements:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student at UNC Charlotte in good academic standing
  • Must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR and AED certification or equivalent
  • Previous Lifeguard experience preferred
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others
  • Willing to work morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours as scheduled
  • Be available to work a minimum of 10-12 hours during the week and weekends

Questions? Contact Lisa McElmurray for more information.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student in good academic standing at UNC Charlotte
  • Previous customer service experience preferred
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Willing to work morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours as scheduled
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greet all patrons as they enter the facility and provide quality customer service
  • Answer phone calls, and provide accurate information and/or assistance directing the call to the appropriate person
  • Utilize access system to verify eligibility of facility use prior to patron entrance
  • Screen potential guests for eligibility as per guest pass policies
  • Maintain efficient laundry services and perform shift specific-cleaning duties
  • Provide equipment check out services to patrons while inspecting returned equipment for damage
  • To represent the University Recreation department in a professional manner at all times
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all patrons
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of all University Recreation programs, policies, and procedures
  • Be able to activate the Emergency Action Plan
  • Assist with equipment setups and teardowns for programs and special events
  • Assist with special projects and tasks as assigned
  • Attend all staff trainings and meetings
  • Perform preventative maintenance on fitness equipment
  • Ensure quality cleanliness and minimized risk factors on the fitness floors
  • Enforce UREC policies and procedures

Questions? Contact Matt Shilling for more information. 

UNC Charlotte University Recreation is seeking individuals who have experience teaching swim lessons to all ages and currently hold a Lifeguard certification. This individual should feel comfortable teaching group, private and semi-private lessons and should have previous experience in creating lesson plans. They should be comfortable working with participants of all ages. They will have a general knowledge of pool policies and will aid in creating a positive and welcoming environment in the UREC pool.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach kids, teens, college students and adults how to swim
  • Scheduling Semi-Private and Private swim lessons
  •  Be familiar with Swim Lesson curriculum
  • Cover all materials required in a level
  • Communication with parents, participants and Coordinator of Aquatics & Open Recreation
  • Positive representation of self, department, division, and university

Required Skills:

  • All instructors must go through UREC swim lesson training
  • Previous Swim Instructor experience is preferred
  • Basic strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly)
  • Knowledge of safety water skills
  • An understanding of facility rules, policies and procedures

Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Current Full-time UNC Charlotte Student
  • Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED certification
  • WSI certification is preferred, but not required
  • Background check required prior to employment

Questions? Contact Lisa McElmurray for more information.

Brand Ambassadors are responsible for the distribution and implementation of all marketing strategies for University Recreation. Members of this team will prepare and staff promotion tables, update all departmental signage around campus, and act as guest experience experts for our services. This group will also maintain all social media platforms for the department. The Brand Ambassadors should be dedicated to learning all facets of the department and hold an interest in promoting these offerings. This group will also work closely with the Creative Group and the Assistant Director to plan and execute signature events for the department, such as RecFest, the Gold Rush 5k, and the On the Green Golf Tournament. Members of the Brand Ambassador group will hold significant influence and responsibility in representing key pieces of the promotion and brand of the new recreational facility that is slated to open in Fall 2019.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Possess knowledge of/demonstrate an interest in learning about the programmatic areas within University Recreation
  • Plan and facilitate promotional tables and events around campus to engage students with our brand
  • Facilitate presentations to the University community upon request (academic courses, Residence Halls, Greek Life Organizations, and SOAR sessions, etc.)
  • Maintain all social media platforms for the department, including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat
  • Research trends in the industry and present campaign ideas to the Assistant Director for implementation
  • Administer departmental guest satisfaction surveys, report findings, and suggest modifications
  • Regularly assess marketing strategy effectiveness/brand recognition to determine areas of opportunity
  • Research opportunities for partnerships and sponsorships with campus departments to further our brand
  • Co-plan, promote, and facilitate signature events (RecFest, 5K, Golf Tournament, etc.)
  • Act as a liaison for student body in the plan and implementation of marketing for the new recreation facility

Education Requirements:

  • Must be current UNC Charlotte student

Technical Requirements:

  • None

Questions? Contact AJ Kirby for more information.

The Creative Group is responsible for the development of all print and digital marketing materials, the management of the department's social media accounts, and the creation of promotional videos for our programmatic areas. Members should be dedicated to learning all facets of the department and possess an interest in promoting these offerings. This group will also work closely with the Brand Ambassadors and the Assistant Director of Marketing to plan and execute signature events for the department, such as RecFest, the Gold Rush 5k, and the On the Green Golf Tournament. Members of the Creative Group will hold significant influence and responsibility in designing key pieces of the promotion and brand of the new recreational facility that is slated to open in Fall 2019.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Possess knowledge of/demonstrate an interest in learning about the programmatic areas within University Recreation
  • Assist in the creation of all marketing materials for the department, including but not limited to: posters, banners, flyers, handbills, postcards, and digital signage
  • Develop graphics for promotional items, logos, department website, and social media platforms
  • Film, compile, and edit short promotional teasers and commercials for programs and special events
  • Research trends in the industry and present campaign ideas to the Assistant Director for implementation
  • Seek out stories of exceptional patrons and student employees for Spotlight Interview series
  • Write editorial items for UNC Charlotte publications, such as Inside UNCC, Health and Wellness Guide, etc.
  • Review designs for errors and to ensure brand standards are upheld
  • Co-plan, promote, and facilitate signature events (RecFest, 5K, Golf Tournament, etc.)
  • Act as a liaison for student body in the plan and implementation of marketing for the new recreation facility

Education Requirements:

  • Must be current UNC Charlotte student

Technical Requirements:

  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign or similar creative platforms
  • Experience with photography and/or videography

Questions? Contact AJ Kirby for more information.

The purpose of this job is to supervise the Hayes Field Complex (fields 11, 12, and 13) for practices and events for Sport Clubs. This position requires you to be a liaison between the sport clubs, University Recreation personnel and the UNC Charlotte campus as a whole. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work scheduled shifts unless prior arrangements have been made with your direct supervisor
  • Work independently and in a team setting to complete daily tasks
  • Open and close facility and submit daily report
  • Enforce parking regulations at designated field spaces
  • Enforce all Hayes Complex rules and regulations
  • Ensure participants on all fields swipe in
  • Event management:
    • Help clubs with set-up/ tear-down of practices and special events
    • Provide all needs outlined in the facility request form
    • Ensure safety of all in attendance
    • Work with EMTs if a player or attendee is injured
    • Act as a customer service representative for all participants and spectators

Requirements:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student in good academic standing at UNC Charlotte
  • Previous customer service experience is preferred
  • Ability to work effectively as a part of a team and/or individually
  • Willing to work morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours as scheduled
  • Valid driver’s license
  • CPR/AED/First aid certified or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. Without assistance.
  • Verbally communicate to participants and visiting teams.
  • Visually recognize and assist in the event of an emergency

Questions? Contact Liz Forman for more information.

The purpose of this job is to assist sport clubs in their efforts to be a successful student-run organization. This position requires you to be a liaison between the sport clubs, University Recreation personnel and the UNC Charlotte campus as a whole. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Have set office hours during the week to:
    • Allow for clubs to meet with you
    • Check liability waivers on a regular basis
    • Track expenses of assigned clubs
    • Ensure proper travel documentation is completed
    • Submit facility requests for club events
  • The ability to:
    • Work one or more games most weekends
    • Receive van certification
    • Enforce parking regulations at designated field spaces
    • Keep constant contact with officers of assigned clubs
    • Attend practices of assigned clubs
  • Event management:
    • Help clubs with set-up/ tear-down of campus events
    • Provide all needs outlined in the facility request form
    • Ensure safety of all in attendance
    • Work with EMTs if a player or attendee is injured
    • Game site facility management
    • Act as a customer service representative for all participants and spectators

Requirements:

  • Must be a currently enrolled student in good academic standing at UNC Charlotte
  • Previous customer service experience is preferred
  • Ability to work effectively as a part of a team and/or individually
  • Willing to work morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours as scheduled
  • Valid driver’s license
  • CPR/AED/First aid certified or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. Without assistance.
  • Verbally communicate to participants and visiting teams.
  • Visually recognize emergencies.

Questions? Contact Liz Forman for more information.