Recreation and Athletics Specialist

Vacancy Notice: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Classified
Hours: Part Time
Reports To: Coordinator of Athletics and Recreation

Job Summary

The recreation and athletics specialist serves as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, intramural supervisor, and event staff for various activities throughout the year. In the absence of the coordinator or assistant coordinator, this position is the primary supervisor of the facility and student workers. The specialist is primarily stationed at the front desk and is charged with ensuring that only authorized patrons (students, faculty, staff, game day visitors, etc.) are accessing the facilities. The specialist also monitors usage throughout the facility, ensuring safety protocols are being upheld. The Health Education and Services Center (HESC) is a multi-use facility, encompassing academic programs, recreation, and athletic activities.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists with student activities including intramural, social, recreational, and athletic events.

  • Provides group fitness and personal training for students, faculty, and staff.

  • Assists with coordinating, marketing, and promotion of recreation and athletic activities.

  • Provides oversight of intramural activities.

  • Promotes a positive atmosphere with students, faculty, and staff that utilize the facility.

  • Performs general inspection and maintenance of equipment within HESC.

  • Maintains a daily cleaning schedule for the weight room, equipment, and training areas.

  • Performs set-up, tear-down, and storage of equipment.

  • Assists in the general supervision of all activities in the HESC.

  • Assists in the supervision of student employees.

  • Occasionally transport students in College van to activities and events off campus.

  • Opens and/or closes the facility requiring flexible hours, i.e. mornings, evenings nights, and weekends

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree and/or a combination of education and relevant experience to total 2 years, in leisure services, exercise science, health promotion, fitness management, business, communications, or related field.

  • Valid driver’s license and insurable.

  • Possess or ability to obtain chauffeur’s license.

  • CPR/AED and First Aid certification required or ability to obtain within three months of employment.

  • Possess or ability to obtain Personal Training/Group Exercise Certifications within three months of employment, i.e. ACE, ACSM, NSCA, NASM

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and provide customer service for diverse populations (faculty, staff, students, and general public).

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow through and work without close supervision.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a flexible schedule to work mornings, evenings, nights, and weekends.

  • Demonstrated experience in time management and problem-solving ability.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading group fitness classes

  • Experience as a personal trainer

Employment Status

Part-time position averaging 20-23 hours per week, Monday – Friday, with weekend hours as needed. Anticipated schedule will be evenings from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM and every other weekend.

This position offers a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Working Conditions

Work is performed in both an office and recreational setting. This person is required to lead fitness classes, thus perform physical exertion and exercise. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours. During course of day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computer.

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at including a cover letter, resume and 3 references with 2 being past/current supervisors.

  • Submit online application and all required materials by the deadline.

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Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
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If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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