Risk Management

Safety Associate

The RecSports Risk Management team serves the entire RecSports department by ensuring the safety of participants by conducting weekly inspections of spaces, conducting safety audits of student employees to assess knowledge related to emergency response, and instructing CPR/AED and First Aid trainings for RecSports student employees and the UF community.

Area Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct departmental Safety Inspections by managing organization and inventory of First Aid kit contents at all RecSports designated facilities
  • Conduct departmental Safety Inspections by ensuring proper function, access, and tracking of AEDs at all RecSports designated facilities
  • Assist with managing electronic records of First Aid/CPR/AED certification database for over 600 student employees
  • Provide support to Risk Management training and education efforts
  • Attend mandatory departmental Fall training and monthly staff meetings
  • Assist with designated Risk Management projects
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Aquatics & Risk Management Administrative Team

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


  • University of Florida student
  • Contribute 6-10 hours/week
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Certification in First Aid/CPR/AED or willing to obtain within 30 days of hire
  • Complete and maintain UF online certifications in GET803, OOC101, PRV802, ITT102


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