Campus Recreation Assistant (Summer 2022)

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Classification:Student Assistant B
Grade:Student B
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:Student Services
Location: Juneau
Categories: Recreation/Event, Other

Position Summary:

Campus Recreation is looking for self-motivated team players that enjoy spending time at the REC and could envision themselves working to make improvements in the services that campus recreation provides. Summer hires receive free gear rental when available and campus housing subsidy if summer employment is maintained in good standing.


10Assist with Ironman Alaska as needed. Assist with event set-up, monitoring, sand event take down when needed. Attend appropriate staff workshops and meetings. Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.Essential
20Use the cash register when selling concessions, memberships and renting of outdoor equipment.Essential
30Roam facility areas for safe use of equipment and safety of participants. Maintain and inventory equipment on a scheduled basis. Perform regular inspection and light cleaning of REC Center exercise equipment.Essential
40Oversee the safe usage of the Recreation & Student Activities Center. Monitor entry and exit of users of the Recreation Center Facility. Rent equipment from the Outdoor Recreation Center and assist with repairs when requested.Essential

The Campus Recreation Assistant is responsible for monitoring facility access and ensuring the safe usage of the REC Center. This is a mid-level entry position that requires experience with cash handling. Knowledge of customer service, recreation, and wellness. First Aid and Adult CPR certification is preferred, or a willingness to obtain this certification. Responsible for renting REC Center outdoor equipment, monitoring the entrance and exit, checking in guests and members, and maintaining a clean, friendly environment. Other responsibilities may include cardio/weight room inspection and cleaning, event set-up, and display creation. We are looking for self-motivated team players that enjoy spending time at the REC Center and taking advantage of its diverse facility offerings.

Applicants should be familiar with the services campus recreation provides.  Qualified applicants should be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in the current semester OR for summer employment, enrolled in at least 6 credits in the proceeding fall semester. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. 

Staff will assist with the opening and closing of the REC Center. We are looking for two employees to share summer shifts of 10:45am to 3:30pm and 3:30pm to 8:00pm Monday through Sunday. Starting summer 2022 this position will assist with Ironman Alaska the week of their event. Summer REC Center employment includes a summer campus housing subsidy if REC Center employment is maintained. A separate housing subsidy contract must be signed upon accepting this position. This position can easily transfer to the academic year if a positive employment record is maintained.

Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.


Must have excellent customer service skills and the desire to work with a diverse public. Must have good attention to detail and cash handling experience. Experience with fitness and wellness preferred.


1-3 years of customer service and/or recreation experience preferred. Cash handling experience required.


Requires current certification or willingness to obtain certification in Basic First Aid and Adult CPR (preferred). Demonstrated customer service experience.

Qualified applicants should be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in the current semester OR for summer employment, enrolled in at least 6 credits in the proceeding fall semester. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references. 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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