Employment

General Campus Recreation Employment

Campus Recreation employs 500+ UNL Students each year.

Applications can be found at and returned to Member Services at the Campus Recreation Center (City), Outdoor Adventures Center (City), and Recreation & Wellness Center (East). The positions in bold require a cover letter and resume to be submitted with the employment application.

  • Member Services Staff – City and East
  • Scooter's Coffee – Barista (East)
  • Youth Activities
  • Jr. Blackshirts
  • Water Safety Instructor (certified)
  • Lifeguard (certified)
  • Injury Prevention & Care Staff (IPC)
  • Grounds Crew
  • Custodial Staff
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Office Assistant
  • Sport Clubs Supervisor
  • Intramural Sports Official/Referee
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Strength Training & Conditioning Attendant
  • Personal Trainer
  • Massage Therapist
  • Outdoor Adventures

Graduate Assistantships

Start Date: August 1, 2017

Full-tuition waiver up to 12 credits/semester (student pays fees)

Monthly stipend (minimum $1500/month)

Health insurance options

Professional development support

A minimum of 20 hours per week with occasional night and weekend hours is required.

Applicant must be officially accepted into a graduate program at the University of Nebraska prior to May 1, 2017 in order to remain eligible. A criminal history background check is required prior to employment confirmation.

Each degree program has their own admission requirements. Please check the specific department for the individual degree requirements. It is recommended applicants take their GRE/GMAT as early as possible when required for entrance into a degree program.

Marketing & Promotion Graduate Assistant

Responsibilities include assisting with the marketing, advertising, and public relations activities of Campus Recreation; assisting with recruitment and training of student staff; assisting in the production of departmental print, social media, photography and video materials; writing media releases and editing copy for publications and multi-media; aiding in the design of the outdoor adventures guide, recruitment publications, specialty publications and alumni newsletters; manage campus recruitment and retention events; marketing for other special events; assisting with budget preparation and implementation; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Must have related experience in graphic design, writing, photography, video production, and marketing. Competencies and credentials include excellent writing and speaking skills, experience with photography, social media and/or web design, a working knowledge of Macintosh operating system, Adobe Creative Suite software, MS Office, as well as aspirations toward a career in marketing or a related field, preferably within recreational sports. Campus Recreation’s marketing & promotion does not require a specific graduate degree program; Applicants may be interested in these area of study offered at the University of Nebraska: *intercollegiate athletic administration *business administration *integrated media communications *advertising *marketing *media studies *journalism & mass communications *nutrition and health science *art
Application Procedure:
A letter of application, current resume, and names of two references should be submitted by March 31, 2017. A portfolio (physical or digital) will be required of applicants who are offered an interview. Send application materials to:
Christopher Dulak
Senior Assistant Director for Marketing and Communications
841 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0232
cdulak2@unl.edu

Development & Events Graduate Assistant

Responsibilities will include assisting with event creation and production, assisting in the solicitation of local and national sponsors for Campus Recreation and our special events; assist with alumni development and alumni relations; development of the Campus Recreation Annual Report; assisting with the student recruitment, marketing, advertising, and public relations activities of Campus Recreation; recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating student staff; coordinating electronic and telecommunications information; helping in the production of departmental print and video materials; assisting with budget preparation and implementation; and other duties as assigned. Opportunities exist for exposure to all areas within Campus Recreation.

Qualifications:
Related experience in event production, sponsorship solicitation and marketing. Competencies and credentials include excellent writing and speaking skills, ability to sell face-to-face as well as on the phone, as well as possible aspirations toward a career in event production, development and/or recreational sports marketing.
Application Procedure:
Send cover letter, resume and 2 letters of reference by April 1, 2017 to:
Scott Wagner
Assistant Director for Member Services & Development
841 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0232
swagner15@unl.edu

Wellness Initiative Graduate Assistant

The individual in this position will work closely with the Chancellor’s Committee on Wellness and the Assistant Director for Wellness Services & Fitness Programs to bring awareness to University of Nebraska wellness resources/programs/events. In this role, he/she will assist in the implementation of a social media awareness campaign, lead efforts to maintain an interactive website, support the planning and staffing of wellness events on campus and aid in the continued growth of the campus focused wellness initiative.

Qualifications:
Must have related experience implementing social media campaigns, video production and website management. Competencies: excellent speak and writing skills (including proofreading). The ideal candidate will have a passion for wellness, public health and marketing; have a strong knowledge of social networking channels and possess a friendly and positive attitude.
Application Procedure:
Send cover letter, resume, two letters of reference and a portfolio demonstrating skills in social media campaigns and/or website management by March 1, 2017 to:
Kimberly Barrett
Assistant Director for Wellness Services & Fitness Programs
1717 N 35th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
kbarrett4@unl.edu
This assistantship is only guaranteed for one year with the hope that funding will be provided for continuations of the Initiative.

Instructional Programming Graduate Assistant

Responsible for coordinating and teaching academic and non-academic recreational activity classes in the Campus Recreation Centers. A minimum of 20 hours per week with occasional night and weekend hours is required. Potential courses: Weight Training (various levels); Aerobic Cross Training; Indoor Cycling; CPR/FA/AED; Physical Fitness (Individualized fitness assessment); Group Exercise; and Fitness Activities.

Qualifications:
Must have training/experience and certification in one or more of the following areas:
  • NSCA CSCS/CPTA
  • ACSM Group Exercise/Personal Training
  • AFAA Group Exercise/Personal Training
  • ACE Group Exercise/Personal Training
  • Additional Specialty Certifications are encouraged e.g. Yoga, Pilates, Water Exercise
Bachelor’s degree required. Educational knowledge in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation and/or show experience relative to the above qualifications.
Application Procedure:
end cover letter, resume and 2 letters of reference by March 1, 2017 to:
Jessica Varlack
Assistant Director for Aquatics and Instructional Outreach
841 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0232
jvarlack2@unl.edu

Wellness Services Graduate Assistant

The individual in this position will work closely with the Assistant Director for Wellness Services & Fitness Programs and the Wellness Services & Nutrition Education Coordinator to provide wellness services to the campus recreation membership; as well as; the campus community. In this role, he/she will assist in program planning, implementation and evaluation for wellness services and/or nutrition education. He/she will support the planning and staffing of wellness events on campus, aid in the continued growth of nutrition education and/or cooking demonstrations/classes, and utilize the 7-elements of wellness model to deliver presentations to faculty/staff and students.

Qualifications:
Must have related experience in providing health/wellness related education, utilizing a variety of modes of delivery (videos/individual consultations/social media campaigns/presentations/etc) . Competencies: excellent speak and writing skills (including proofreading). The ideal candidate will have a passion for wellness, public health and marketing; have a strong knowledge of wellness/health education, nutrition and exercise; and possess a friendly and positive attitude.

Must have a Bachelor’s degree; preferably in the areas of health education, exercise science or nutrition and be accepted into a graduate program at UNL.
Application Procedure:
Send cover letter, resume, two letters of reference and a portfolio demonstrating skills in social media campaigns and/or website management by March 1, 2017 to:
Kimberly Barrett
Assistant Director for Wellness Services & Fitness Programs
1717 N 35th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
kbarrett4@unl.edu

Sport Clubs & Youth Activities Graduate Assistant

Responsibilities will include serving as an advisor to 30+ clubs; recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating Sport Club and Youth Activity student supervisor staff; overseeing and instructing the Sport Clubs Leadership seminar series; serving as the primary contact for the Sport Club Council executive board; assist in the planning of Sport Club Council special events including the end of year event; collaborating with Sport Club staff and leaders to manage sport club disciplinary issues and club risk management; assisting in the management of collecting and maintaining club rosters, schedules, fundraising events, meetings and travel requests; assisting in program development for summer camp, and other youth activities; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Campus Recreation graduate assistants must have related experience in recreational sports administration/programming. Competencies and credentials include training and supervising student personnel, sport club programming and leadership development, youth activity experience, as well as aspirations toward a career in sport management or recreational sports.
Application Procedure:
Send a letter of application, current resume, and names of two references to:
Carly Morse
Interim Assistant Director for Sport Clubs and Youth Activities
841 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0232
cmorse@unl.edu


Campus Rec Sponsors
Naked Juice
Celerion
UofNE Federal Credit Union
UNL Computer and Phone Shop
Raising Cane's
Downtown Lincoln Association