Campus Recreation & Wellness Intern
Louisville, KY 
Posted 1 day ago
Job/Internship Description

About Bellarmine University:

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in The Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, is one of the top 20 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2019 college rankings and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world. Beginning in Fall 2020, Bellarmine's 22 athletic teams will compete in NCAA Division I, through an invitation from the ASUN Conference.

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 145-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood and 46+ acres off-campus in Louisville, KY, which Forbes recently recognized as a "Top 15 City" for affordable living and National Geographic calls one of the "Best Small Cities in the U.S." Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Bellarmine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Bellarmine is committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bellarmine will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of its increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Job Description:

Bellarmine University seeks a post baccalaureate intern for the department of Campus Recreation & Wellness. This person will be responsible for assisting the Director of Campus Recreation, the Associate Director of Campus Wellness, and the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Director with all tasks for which he or she is responsible and manage the general operations of the facility in the Director's absence
  • Assist the Director with managing recreation programs and services
  • Assist the Assistant Director with the overall supervision of Intramural & Club Sports programs and activities
  • Assess the recreational needs of students and assist with the development of creative programs to meet those needs; these programs include but are not limited to fitness and/or wellness classes, intramural activities, virtual programming, etc.
  • Create and implement imaginative marketing techniques to promote recreational programs
  • Design and execute virtual programming to meet the growing need for online student engagement
  • Assist in the hiring, training, evaluation, and on-the-job training of student employees
  • Assist in the general maintenance and cleaning of the facility and its equipment; identify and communicate equipment maintenance needs to the Director
  • Assess patrons' feedback and needs, evaluate current programs, and facilitate conflict resolution in regard to patron problems, inquiries, and complaints
  • Maintain a working knowledge of SuRF Center policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Supervise student employees and report student employee misconduct, tardiness, or other performance-related concerns in the absence of the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Director
  • Register patrons for recreation and wellness programs
  • Handle/assist with all incidents, accidents, injuries, and emergencies
  • Provide weekend and evening coverage at the SuRF Center when student employees are unavailable to do so
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Health & Physical Education, Exercise Science, Athletic Training, or a related field is preferable. Applicants who are currently pursuing a degree will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working within a Campus Recreation department
  • Experience with social media marketing and promotions including virtual programming and outreach
  • An understanding and working knowledge of all cardiovascular and weight training equipment
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends
  • A strong background in recreation programming and facility management
  • Red Cross or American Heart Association certified in First Aid, CPR, and Automatic Emergency Defibrillation (AED)
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral skills
  • Able to work independently and on a team
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Good organization skills and attention to detail

Additional Information:

The compensation for this position is $12/hour at 20 hours/week and terminates May 1, 2021.

Application Instructions:

Applications are currently being accepted and review will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to the job posting on Bellarmine University's Human Resources page by clicking on APPLY NOW.



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