Campus Recreation offers student employment in a variety of program areas within the department. The descriptions listed below provide a summary of the duties and requirements of each position. Preference will be given to students offering at least a two-semester employment commitment, unless otherwise noted.
Department of Campus Recreation student team members play a critical role in emergency response and will need to be able to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies while having a working knowledge of the Emergency Action Plan. They must administer first aid and CPR or use an AED in an emergency. In addition, team members are required to attend regularly scheduled trainings, meetings and in-services as well as complete random audits held throughout the year. It also is a requirement to stay current on all certifications (American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED). These trainings will be provided by the department.
Note: Not all positions listed are available during each hiring session. Only those with Apply Now links are currently available. These links are posted on the day of the first recruitment session within each hiring session. For application questions and technical assistance, please contact Human Resources at (309) 438-8311. Please do not complete an application until after you have attended one of the mandatory recruitment sessions.
Responsibilities include covering the administrative front office in the absence of the Office Support Associate to include answering the telephone, assisting guests, and receiving packages. Other responsibilities include delivering and picking up items from various administrative departments on campus and off campus. General office duties include, but are not limited to, entering data, making photocopies, scanning, filing, shredding and creating or updating documents. Required proficiency in Word and Excel and the ability to learn other programs are needed. Other duties will be assigned as deemed necessary. The person must be responsible, trustworthy, and reliable. Accurate data entry is a must. The position requires the person to have a valid driver's license.
Responsibilities include checking outdoor recreation equipment in and out, processing reservations, registering participants for trips, activities and workshops, processing all payments following appropriate cash handling procedures, answering questions, and cleaning, maintaining, and repairing equipment. Adventure Specialists will deliver exceptional customer service, help promote and market the Adventure Program and Campus Recreation, and perform other duties as assigned. Previous knowledge and experience using a variety of outdoor recreational equipment preferred. Adventure Specialists may have the opportunity to receive additional training to become Climbing Wall Supervisors, Team Building Facilitators and/or Trip Leaders.
Responsibilities include: Co-lead small groups of students on off-campus adventure activities including but not limited to: hiking, climbing, paddling, camping, cooking, backpacking, and/or caving. Additional responsibilities include: trip planning and preparation, equipment cleaning & maintenance, driving university vehicles, instruction, and supervision for the duration of the trip. A valid driver’s license is required. Anyone interested in becoming a trip leader must successfully complete the Adventure Trip Leader Training Course prior to being hired. Check the Certifications section of the Adventure page for the course schedule. Trip leaders must maintain current trip knowledge through attendance at skill-specific trainings. Previous experience in specific trip activities is preferred but not required.
Responsibilities include managing safety of the climbing wall area, assisting participants with climbing equipment, belaying climbers, and maintaining climbing routes. Climbing Wall Supervisors may also responsible for inspecting equipment, setting routes, teaching belay workshops and climbing instruction as assigned. Climbing Wall Supervisors serve a vital role in day-to-day operations of the entire Adventure program. Candidates must have a current Green Belay Card on file with the program and be able to climb to the top of the wall in the Student Fitness Center. Passion for climbing preferred. Route setting, Lead Climbing, Climbing Wall Instructor, Single Pitch Instructor or equivalent certification preferred but not required.
Responsibilities include leading groups through a variety of activities to help them develop as a team. These activities include: portable initiatives, games, and low ropes course elements. These activities may also include high ropes elements such as: rappel tower, milk crate stacking, and flying squirrel. Team Building Facilitators are trained in all activities. Facilitators work with diverse and dynamic populations. Facilitation includes planning an activity sequence based on group goals, instruct participants, monitor physical and emotional safety, and reflecting with the group on their experience. Other responsibilities include: maintaining equipment, inspecting facilities, assessing group needs, and adapting programs to those needs. Passion for team building or previous experience facilitating experiential education programs including ropes/challenge courses, initiatives and games preferred but not required.
Responsibilities include providing a safe indoor aquatic facility, enforcing all pool and facility rules and regulations as well as educating patrons. Secondary responsibilities include filling out required records and reports and submitting them to the proper person or office, performing maintenance or other tasks such as tightening or putting in lane lines, checking and restocking first aid kits, and answering patron’s questions.Average hours: 8-12 hours per week
Responsibilities include safe and effective instruction of group exercise classes to participants with varying fitness levels. Instructors must maintain current fitness knowledge through continuing education and attendance at monthly team meetings and trainings. Students must complete the ACE Personal Training Prep Course prior to applying for the position or hold a certification recognized by the NCCA to be considered for this position. All qualified candidates must successfully complete an interview and audition.
Responsibilities include prescribing safe and effective exercise programs for a diverse client population; providing functional fitness assessments; staying current by completing continuing education; and attending mandatory team meetings and trainings. Students must complete the Fitness Instructor Training Course (FITC) prior to applying for the position or hold a certification recognized by the NCCA to be considered for this position. All qualified candidates must successfully complete an interview and audition.
Responsibilities include ensuring the safety and enhancing the experience of Illinois State Intramural Sports participants. In addition to officiating intramural sports, the position requires assisting with activity set-up and take-down, rules knowledge, officiating mechanics, game & event management, effective communication, scorekeeping, a desire to improve, and other duties as assigned. Creating a safe, positive experience for intramural participants is the paramount duty of this position. Officials’ training is provided, but a basic knowledge of the sports the applicant intends to work is strongly recommended.
Responsibilities include using graphic design and marketing skills to create and produce fliers, posters, brochures, and other promotional materials for the department. Designer will also provide website and digital signage updates. Required proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. Ideal candidate will have an eye for detail and ability to proofread projects. Skills in photography and video editing also desired.
Responsibilities include providing support for a variety of department marketing efforts. Duties may include, but are not limited to, posting print and digital signage in the Student Fitness Center and campus, taking photos/videos and utilizing editing software to create promotional videos, updating social media messages, coordinating items for outreach events, analyzing marketing data, and assisting in various writing activities. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate creativity and experience in several of the duties listed.
Responsibilities involve the daily operation of Gregory Street Fields and Horton Field House to include opening/closing facilities and supervising club practices and competitions. Event management responsibilities include consistently enforcing Campus Recreation policies and procedures with participants and spectators, facility set-up and breakdown, and crowd control management. Completing hourly participation counts, detailed record keeping, and documentation is a requirement.
Responsibilities include providing excellent customer service to guests of the SFC. This position's main duty entails monitoring the different facility areas throughout the Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall. Facility Assistants enforce Campus Recreation policies and procedures in a fair and professional manner and ensure the appropriate use and cleanliness of equipment. They will provide accurate basic fitness information to guests on the fitness floor and will build awareness of programs and events that are being offered through the SFC. Additional responsibilities include oversight and supervision of sport court areas, ensuring clean towels and antibacterial spray bottles are available to patrons. Facility Assistants also aid the lifeguard team in the weekly process of restocking first aid kits. This position will also assist with the stocking of towels available for checkout at the Member Services Desk. Other duties include the setting up of equipment such as volleyball and badminton nets for open rec play as well as various set ups for KNR classes held in the Student Fitness Center gymnasiums, spotting, cleaning and maintaining equipment, and additional duties as assigned. Previous knowledge and background in health, wellness and/or exercise science is preferred but not required.
Responsibilities include membership, towel and locker sales, activity and sport registration, sporting equipment checkout, and check in of all guests that enter the facility. This position must also enforce Campus Recreation policies and procedures in a fair and professional manner, and have strong interpersonal and customer service skills during interactions with each and every guest that utilizes the Student Fitness Center. The Membership Service Associate position will also be charged with distributing current and consistent information about the Department of Campus Recreation to all guests of the facility.
Responsibilities include cleaning and preventative maintenance of cardio, strength, and sports equipment. Additional duties will include detailed record keeping, inventory control, and moving/assembling equipment as needed. The Service Tech must be able to lift 50 lbs., stand, kneel and bend over repeatedly. Desired qualifications include: mechanical aptitude, ability to identify and use a variety of hand and power tools; ability to problem solve; and work both independently and as a team.