Recreation and Athletics Specialist

Vacancy Notice: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 by 11:59 PM CST
Position Type: Classified
Hours: Part Time
Department: Athletics and Recreation
Reports To: Recreation and Athletics Coordinator

Job Summary

The Athletics and Recreation department is looking for a part time Recreation and Athletics Specialist to join their team.

As a Specialist, you would assist in providing group fitness instruction, personal training, and supervision of intramural activities within the Health Education Services Center (HESC). Additionally, you would be assisting with athletic and recreation events as event staff based on seasonal need (i.e., soccer, volleyball, etc.). During your shift, you would primarily be stationed at the front desk ensuring that only authorized patrons (students, faculty, staff, game day visitors, etc.) are accessing the facilities.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

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 instruction and personal training for students, faculty, and staff.

  • Assists in the general supervision of HESC activities and student employees.

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

  • Monitors usage throughout the facility, ensuring safety protocols are being upheld.

  • Assists with coordinating, marketing, and promoting recreation and athletic activities.

  • Provides oversight of intramural activities.

  • Serves as event staff for various activities throughout the year.

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

  • Performs general inspection and maintenance of equipment. Maintains a daily cleaning schedule for the weight room, equipment, and training areas.

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

  • Transports students in college van to activities and events off campus as needed.

  • Performs duties of the Recreation & Athletics Coordinator in their absence.

  • Participates in campus committees as assigned.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Unless otherwise approved under Hawkeye’s remote work policy, regular on campus and/or onsite attendance is considered an essential function of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Must possess a current driver’s license valid in the State of Iowa and a driving record insurable by the College’s insurer. Must be able to obtain additional endorsements as needed.  

  • CPR/First Aid certification required or ability to obtain within the first 3 months of employment.

  • Must possess or be able to obtain Personal Training/Group Exercise Certifications within the first 3 months of employment. (i.e. ACE, ACSM, NSCA, NASM).

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

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the general public.

  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal communication.

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and video conferencing technology.

  • Demonstrated ability to execute organization and department policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading group fitness classes and/or personal training sessions.

  • Group fitness and/or personal training certification.

Working Conditions

Part-time position averaging approximately 20 hours per week. Extra hours available for athletic events based on seasonal needs.

Anticipated schedule is: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3p – 9p or Tuesday/Thursday from 4p – 9p as well as alternating weekends on a regular schedule of Saturday 8a – 12p and Sunday 4p – 7p. 

Requires skills for succeeding in an outdoor and office environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Work is in a combination of indoor and outdoor environments. Outdoor environments may become susceptible to inclement weather conditions. During the course of the day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computer.

Employment Status

Part-time nonexempt position with a choice of retirement programs – IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Application Procedure

  • Complete an online application at

    • Submit/upload a cover letter addressing the following:

      • Please share any experiences with group fitness classes, personal training sessions, facility supervision and/or event management.

    • Submit/upload a resume.

    • Submit/upload 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.

  • Submit the online application and all required materials by Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

All application materials must be submitted by Wednesday, November 30, 2022 by 11:59 PM CST.

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
Email Human Resource Services

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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