Lake Wauburg Associate

Lake Wauburg Associates serve RecSports participants at North Shore and South Shore, and provide excellent customer service, manage equipment rentals, assist in loading and unloading at the boat launch, manage gatehouse operations, and operate the Climbing Wall.

Area Specific Job Responsibilities

• Provide high-quality customer service
• Welcome patrons and mange facility access at the Gatehouse
• Perform headcounts and track daily patron usage
• Answer incoming phone calls
• Belay patrons at the climbing wall
• Assist patrons checking out boats and equipment
• Provide safety briefings for boat rentals
• Assist patrons as they load and unload their boats into the lake
• Serve as a liaison for both shores of Lake Wauburg
• Enforce park rules, regulations, and policies
• Complete opening and closing duties
• Perform regular maintenance and cleaning including emptying trash, cleaning restrooms, picking up palm fronds, etc.
• Complete daily reports
• Inspect facilities and equipment for unsafe conditions, remedy the condition, and or notify Supervisors
• Participate in departmental and area-specific training
• Ensure patron safety and respond to emergencies
• Administer First Aid/CPR/AED in an emergency
• Assist supervisors and professional staff with additional duties as assigned

RecSports Team Member Responsibilities

• Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants and guests
• Uphold and exceed the expectations of the Cornerstones of RecSports Service: accountability, anticipating needs, attitude, and atmosphere
• Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge as a RecSports ambassador
• Take ownership of RecSports facilities and programs by exhibiting a responsible work ethic
• Promote and maintain cleanliness and appearance within and surrounding RecSports facilities
• Enforce RecSports policies and procedures to promote participant safety and satisfaction
• Respond to all emergency situations and adhere to established protocol including pre- and post- incident procedures

Requirements/Qualifications

• Interest in outdoor recreation, customer service, and campus involvement.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Valid First Aid/CPR/AED certification OR register to obtain the certification within the first 30 days of employment.
• Work 10-15 hours per week, including one weekend shift. Note that Lake Wauburg is open over academic breaks and holidays.
• Lake Wauburg North Shore is open Wed – Sun 12pm – 6pm
• Lake Wauburg South Shore is open Sat & Sun 12pm – 6pm
• Attend mandatory monthly staff meetings (2nd Tuesday of every month).
• Attend mandatory trainings and skills clinics.

LET'S GET MOVING!

Interviews will be conducted during the first three weeks of March.

RecSports virtual onboarding will take place from April 13-16.

RecSports offers opportunities to advance beyond this position and continue to grow…this could be just the beginning!
For more information please contact Amber Larkin, Associate Director for Outdoor Recreation, at ALarkin@ufsa.ufl.edu.

Waterfront Lifeguard

Waterfront Lifeguards provide service to RecSports participants by overseeing the safety of our swim participants and assisting in the management of the lakefront area. All Waterfront Lifeguards must successfully complete a pre-employment swim test in order to serve the UF community.

Area Specific Job Responsibilities

• Observe and enforce all rules and regulations
• Prevent injury and minimize or eliminate hazardous situations
• Respond quickly and appropriately to all emergency situations
• Administer emergency first aid to victims of injury or illness
• Communicate with other aquatic personnel the need for assistance and/or equipment
• Educate facility users and inform them of the purpose and need for rules
• Check Gator 1 Cards for entry into park while enforcing park entry rules and regulations in a diplomatic manner
• Answer phone and inform the public of hours of operation, areas of interest, reservation policies and special events
• Keep work area, gatehouse, boathouse and first aid room clean and uncluttered
• Check chlorine levels in the public drinking water and record at the end of the day
• Maintain restrooms, clean, empty trash and re-stock daily
• Clean Lodge and pavilions, empty trash daily
• Perform grounds maintenance duties as instructed by supervisors

RecSports Team Member Responsibilities

• Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants and guests
• Uphold and exceed the expectations of the Cornerstones of RecSports Service: accountability, anticipating needs, attitude, and atmosphere
• Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge as a RecSports ambassador
• Take ownership of RecSports facilities and programs by exhibiting a responsible work ethic
• Promote and maintain cleanliness and appearance within and surrounding RecSports facilities
• Enforce RecSports policies and procedures to promote participant safety and satisfaction
• Respond to all emergency situations and adhere to established protocol including pre- and post- incident procedures

Requirements/Qualifications

• Must have a current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding and CPR for the Professional, or equivalent
• Knowledge of methods, materials and equipment used in a waterfront, lake and park setting
• Must have a valid driver’s license
• Ability to work harmoniously with the Aquatic staff, guests and the public
• Water Safety Instructor or Lifeguard Instructor certification is desirable

LET'S GET MOVING!

Water Tests are conducted as part of the interview process for this position.
Interviews will be conducted during the first three weeks of March.

RecSports virtual onboarding will take place from April 13-16.

RecSports offers opportunities to advance beyond this position and continue to grow…this could be just the beginning!
For more information please contact Amber Larkin, Associate Director for Outdoor Recreation, at ALarkin@ufsa.ufl.edu.
 

Challenge/Ropes Course Facilitator

Lake Wauburg Challenge Course Course Facilitators serve RecSports participants by fostering experiential teambuilding experiences for groups that are used to promote, enhance, and support the development of healthy group relationships. Facilitators lead groups through virtual team-building, in-person team-building programs (on and off-site), and low and high ropes courses at Lake Wauburg South Shore.

Area Specific Job Responsibilities

• Provide high-quality customer service
• Facilitate activities to promote and enhance individual and group growth, development, and wellness
• Must participate and demonstrate proficient skills in Low, Alpine Tower, and High Course training
• Must be able to teach a mini-belay class within one semester of hire
• Provide pre-course safety briefings
• Responsible for consistent supervision of small groups of challenge course participants throughout entire course
• Responsible for managing risk and promoting well-being of participants, teammates, and self
• Track all training, courses facilitated, and keep detailed records of hours
• Assist with set up, take down, opening, closing, cleaning, and other duties as directed
• Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants, and guests
• Assist users regularly with safe equipment use
• Administer First Aid/CPR/AED in an emergency
• Prevent injuries by eliminating hazardous situations and behaviors
• Complete opening and closing duties
• Enforce rules, regulations and policies
• Complete course reports
• Perform maintenance and cleaning
• Inspect facilities and equipment for unsafe conditions, remedy the condition, and or notify Supervisors
• Participate in departmental and area trainings
• Assist supervisors and professional staff with additional duties as assigned

RecSports Team Member Responsibilities

• Develop professional relationships with co-workers, participants and guests
• Uphold and exceed the expectations of the Cornerstones of RecSports Service: accountability, anticipating needs, attitude, and atmosphere
• Demonstrate a desire to learn and apply knowledge as a RecSports ambassador
• Take ownership of RecSports facilities and programs by exhibiting a responsible work ethic
• Promote and maintain cleanliness and appearance within and surrounding RecSports facilities
• Enforce RecSports policies and procedures to promote participant safety and satisfaction
• Respond to all emergency situations and adhere to established protocol including pre- and post- incident procedures

Requirements/Qualifications

• Must have a valid driver’s license
• Must have current CPR, First Aid, and AED certification or be able to obtain within 30 days of hire
• Will be required to successfully complete a background check
• Must be comfortable working at heights
• Ability to work harmoniously with the staff, guests and the public
• Ability to work regular courses, including weekdays, weekends, and over academic breaks

LET'S GET MOVING!

Interviews will be conducted during the first three weeks of March.

RecSports virtual onboarding will take place from April 13-16.

RecSports offers opportunities to advance beyond this position and continue to grow…this could be just the beginning!
For more information please contact Amber Larkin, Associate Director for Outdoor Recreation, at ALarkin@ufsa.ufl.edu.