Student Employment


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Thank you for taking an interest in employment with the Athletic & Recreation Facilities Management Department at Grand Valley State University! Our diverse team collectively works to promote Athletic & Recreation facilities on campus, and to provide a safe, fun, and inclusive environment for all who utilize our services. In the information below you will find specific descriptions regarding the various student employment opportunities available within our department. 

Below is a link for opportunities within the Recreation & Wellness department.

In order to be taken into consideration for employment, please submit your application using our online work application form (see below).

Recreation Center & Kelly Family Sports Center Application

Lifeguard Application

Recreation & Wellness Employment Opportunities

Please Note

  • Due to the large quantity of applications we are unfortunately unable to individually contact each and every applicant.
  • You will be contacted if you are: selected an interview and/or need follow-up information

Contact Info

If you have any questions about employment in any area of our Department please contact the following individuals:

  • Meghan Pynnonen (Pool) -  pynnonem@gvsu.edu 
  • Isabell David (Recreation Center) - s_davidis@gvsu.edu
  • Sydney Baker (Recreation Center)- bakersid@gvsu.edu
  • Mike Rascop (Kelly Family Sports Center) - s_rascopmi@gvsu.edu

Recreation Center

Rec center front desk

Kelly Family Sports Center

KTB

Lifeguard

Pool

Rec Center Facility Attendant

Facility Attendants are responsible for enforcing Recreation Center policies & procedures, maintaining cleanliness of the facility, providing assistance with any set up or tear down of classes, and ensuring that all users are having an enjoyable experience in a safe environment. Floor monitors oversee the Cardio Room, Selectorized Weight Room, Basketball Courts, and Free Weight Room and Front Desks of the Recreation Center. 

Starting Pay: $10.12/hour

Desired Qualifications: Work Study highly preferred, interest in athletics and recreation is a plus, prior experience in related position/field, general understanding of fitness equipment, excellent communication skills, self motivated, ability to work in fast paced environment, and customer service training. 


 

 

KTB Customer Service Representative

Kelly Turf Building Customer Service Representatives will be responsible for overseeing all day to day operations of the Kelly Family Sports Center (turf building).  A few of the duties this position will be responsible for include scanning in valid GVSU IDs, administering any equipment rentals, conducting point of sales with a cash register, and providing assistance with any needed facility set-up or tear down of events or groups.

Starting Pay: $10.12/hour

Desired Qualifications: Work Study strongly preferred, interest in athletics and recreation, prior experience in related position/field, general understanding of athletics and recreation, excellent communication skills, self motivated, ability to work alone.

Lifeguard

MUST HAVE CURRENT AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION.

Lifeguards are responsible for overseeing the GVSU Pool located in the Fieldhouse during all public open hours of operation as well as for any outside day groups or overnighters that reserve the space.  

Starting Pay: $10.37/hour

Desired Qualifications: Hold current certifications in Lifeguard/CPR/AED/ First Aid from the American Red Cross, 1-2 years of experience, exhibit great customer service, able to communicate with all ages, flexible schedule

SBS

KTB

GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENT BUILDING SUPERVISOR

As a student employee at the Recreation Center there are room for growth and leadership opportunities. The Student Building Supervisor position is for student staff who have previous employment within the Athletic and Recreation Facilities Management Department, prior experience in a supervisory/management role, point of sales experience, customer service experience, leadership skills, ability to work with little to no supervision, experience in conflict resolution. 

GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

KTB STUDENT SUPERVISOR

As a student employee at the Kelly Family Sports Center there are room for growth and leadership opportunities. The KTB Student Supervisor position is for student staff who have previous employment Previous employment within the Athletic and Recreation Facilities Management Department required, prior experience in a supervisory/management role, point of sales experience, customer service experience, leadership skills, ability to work with little to no supervision, experience in conflict resolution.