Employment

Thank you for taking an interest in employment with the Athletic and Recreation Facilities Management Department at Grand Valley State University! Our diverse team collectively works to promote Athletic and Recreation facilities on campus, and to provide a safe, fun, and inclusive environment for all who utilize our services. In the below information you will find specific information regarding the various student employment opportunities available within our Department.  In order to be taken into full consideration for employment we ask that each applicant fill our our work application form (see below). You are also more than welcome to personally stop by in order to drop off a resume or to ask further questions.  

Athletic and Recreation Facilities Management Application Form

Please note: Due to the large quantity of applications we are unfortunately unable to individually contact each and every applicant. If you are selected for followup information and/or an interview we will contact you. A majority of hiring is done prior to the start of the fall semester. Thank you for your interest!

 

Cardio Floor

Fitness Floor Monitors

Fitness Floor Monitors are responsible for enforcing Recreation Center policies & procedures, maintaining cleanliness of the facility, providing assistance with any set up or tear down of set-ups, and ensuring that all users are having an enjoyable experience in a safe environment. Floor monitors oversee the Cardio Room, Selectorized Weight Room, Basketball Courts, South Gym, and Free Weight Room of the Recreation Center.  

Starting Pay: $8.15/hour

Desired Qualifications: Work Study strongly preferred, interest in athletics and recreation, prior experience in related position/field, general understanding of fitness equipment, excellent communication skills, self motivated, ability to work in fast paced environment.

 


Recreation Center Front Desk

Member Service Desk Representative

Member Service Desk Representatives are responsible for overseeing the Front Desk of the Recreation Center. The Front Desk position is the first thing users see upon entry, and as a result, customer service and the ability to multitask are paramount.  Examples of responsibilities with this position include such things as assisting users with racquetball court reservations, completing memberships, administering equipment rentals, answering the phone, conducting point of sales with any purchases, and ensuring that all users are scanning in with valid I.D's. 

Starting Pay: $8.15/hour

Desired Qualifications: Prior work within the Athletic and Recreation Facilities Management Department strongly preferred, work study strongly preferred, point of sales experience, excellent communication skills, prior customer service training, the ability to multitask, self motivated, and experience answering telephones in a business environment. 

 


Kelly Family Sports Center

Kelly Turf Building Student Manager - Starts Summer 2015

Kelly Turf Building Student Managers will be responsible for overseeing all day to day operations of the Kelly Family Sports Center (turf building).  A few of the duties this position will be responsible for include scanning in valid GVSU I.D.s, administering any equipment rentals, conducting point of sales with a cash register, providing assistance with any needed facility set-up or tear down of events or groups, and opening/closing the building. THIS POSITION WILL START IN THE SUMMER OF 2015.

Starting Pay: $8.65/hour

Desired Qualifications: Work Study strongly preferred, interest in athletics and recreation, prior experience in related position/field, general understanding of athletics and recreation, excellent communication skills, self motivated, ability to work alone.


Equipment Technician

Equipment Technician

Equipment Technicians are responsible for the overall care of equipment in the Recreation Center, Fieldhouse, Kelly Family Sports Center, and Outdoor Fields/Courts. Work duties include, but are not limited to, repairs and basic maintenance of equipment with complex moving parts and sophisticated electronic equipment, inspecting, lubricating and cleaning equipment, as well as repairing or reporting needed repairs.

Starting Pay: $8.15/hour

Desired Qualifications: Work Study preferred, mechanically proficient (not mandatory as you will learn as you go), reliable, able to work with limited supervision.


Pool

Lifeguard

Lifeguards are responsible for overseeing the GVSU Pool located in the Fieldhouse during all public open hours of operation as well as for any outside day groups or overnighters that reserve the space.  

Starting Pay: $8.65/hour

Desired Qualifications: Hold current certifications in Lifeguard/CPR/AED/ First Aid from the American Red Cross, 1-2 years of experience, exhibit great customer service, able to communicate with all ages, flexible schedule


Climbing Wall

Outdoor Adventure Center

Staff at the Outdoor Adventure Center oversee the Climbing Wall, OAC Front Desk, OAC equipment rentals, clinics, and in the near future, trips! Rock Climbing experience, and/or other experience with Outdoor Adventure skills are strongly preferred but not mandatory.  Ideal applicants should be outgoing, dependable, self-motivated, safety minded, eager to share the joy of climbing with others, and passionate about the outdoors.  For more information on working at the OAC please visit their Employment Page.

Starting Pay: $9.35

Desired Qualifications: Experience with outdoor settings and knowledgeable with outdoor skills, climbing wall experience, point of sales experience, love for the outdoors!


Rec Center

Student Building Supervisors

Student Building Supervisors work primarily in the Recreation Center and the Kelly Family Sports Center and are responsible for overseeing the entirety of each facility during open hours of operation. SBS must be knowledgeable of all policies of the Athletic and Recreation Facilities Management operation and make decisions based on previous experience, and the mission of the facilities and their services. The Building Supervisors assist in the oversight of other student employees in the absence of professional team staff, administer the policies and rules of the department, open and close the Kelly Family Sports Center and Fieldhouse/Recreation Center, and is a general “trouble-shooter” within the facility. Those in this position are expected to meet monthly as a team and must be professional, driven, and team oriented. 

Starting Pay: $9.35

Desired Qualifications: Previous employment within the Athletic and Recreation Facilities Management Department strongly preferred, prior experience in a supervisory/management role, point of sales experience, customer service experience, leadership skills, ability to work with little to no supervision, experience in conflict resolution. 


If you have any questions or concerns about employment in any area of our Department please contact the following individuals:

  • Ryan Borchert (Recreation Center/SBS) -  borchera@gvsu.edu 
  • Drew Sikkema (Kelly Family Sports Center) - sikkemd1@gvsu.edu
  • Whitney Marsh (Pool) - marshwh@gvsu.edu 
  • Joe Bitely (Outdoor Adventure Center) - bitelyj@gvsu.edu