Lake Wauburg

Lake Wauburg Associate

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
  • Support Lake Wauburg special events and facility reservations
  • 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 around 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
  • All RecSports employees are expected to abide by the RecSports Code of Conduct process that clarifies shared expectations and standards in effort to best serve our patrons, develop each team member, and prepare student employees for future career endeavors

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 Fri (1pm – 6pm) as well as Sat & Sun (12pm – 6pm)
  • Attend mandatory monthly staff meetings (2nd Tuesday of every month)
  • Attend mandatory trainings and skills clinics
  • Availability to work two shifts per week during operating hours, including weekday, weekend, and over academic breaks

LET'S GET MOVING!

Timeline for Fall Start Date:

  • Interviews in July
  • Department-Wide Onboarding in late July
  • Program Area Trainings in mid-August

Timeline for Spring Start Date:

  • Interviews in November
  • Department-Wide Onboarding in early December
  • Program Area Trainings in mid-December or early January

Timeline for Summer A Start Date:

  • Interviews in March
  • Department-Wide Onboarding in April
  • Program Area Trainings in late April or early May

Timeline for Summer B Start Date:

  • Interviews in late May or early June
  • Department-Wide Onboarding in mid-June
  • Program Area Trainings in late June

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, Lodge, and pavilions
  • 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 around 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
  • All RecSports employees are expected to abide by the RecSports Code of Conduct process that clarifies shared expectations and standards in effort to best serve our patrons, develop each team member, and prepare student employees for future career endeavors

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Current Certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding and CPR/AED/First Aid
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Water Safety Instructor or Lifeguard Instructor certification is desirable
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in a waterfront, lake, and park setting
  • Ability to work harmoniously with the Aquatic staff, guests, and the public
  • Complete and maintain UF online certifications

LET'S GET MOVING!

Water Tests are conducted as part of the interview process for this position.

Challenge/Ropes Course Facilitator

Rope Course Facilitator

Lake Wauburg Challenge 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
  • Support Lake Wauburg special events and facility reservations
  • 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 around 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
  • All RecSports employees are expected to abide by the RecSports Code of Conduct process that clarifies shared expectations and standards in effort to best serve our patrons, develop each team member, and prepare student employees for future career endeavors

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
  • Comfortable working at height
  • Ability to work harmoniously with the staff, guests and the public
  • Ability to work regular courses, including over weekdays, weekends, and over academic breaks

LET'S GET MOVING!

Timeline for Fall Start Date:

  • Interviews in July
  • Department-Wide Onboarding in late July
  • Program Area Trainings in mid-August

Timeline for Spring Start Date:

  • Interviews in November
  • Department-Wide Onboarding in early December
  • Program Area Trainings in mid-December or early January

Timeline for Summer A Start Date:

  • Interviews in March
  • Department-Wide Onboarding in April
  • Program Area Trainings in late April or early May

Timeline for Summer B Start Date:

  • Interviews in late May or early June
  • Department-Wide Onboarding in mid-June
  • Program Area Trainings in late June