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Student Jobs in Sport & Wellness

We are one of the largest employers of students on campus. Opportunities include:

  • Work-study positions as building supervisors, equipment room assistants, office workers
  • Supervisors, aerobic and group exercise instructors, personal trainers in the Fitness Center
  • Intramural officials
  • Lifeguards
  • Water safety instructors
  • CPR/first aid instructors
  • Recreational sports staff
  • Intramural coordinator
  • Sports information
  • Sports equipment
  • Special events ticket takers/security

Job Descriptions and Application Procedures

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Recreation Staff Assistant

Two positions are available each year for full-time P.S.U. students who live on-campus to assist the Recreational Sports Coordinator. They are responsible for hiring, assignment, supervision and personnel management of all work-study and temporary service recreation employees. In addition, the staff assistants keep recreation statistics, submit payroll, and provide support to college organizations and groups in their sports programming. Students interested in these positions must submit a resume and cover letter to the Recreational Sports Coordinator by April 15th of each year for the following year.

Intramural Coordinator

One position is available each year for a full-time Plattsburgh State student to administer the intramural program working closely with the Recreation Sports Coordinator. Individuals should have a strong background in officiating and supervision. He/She is responsible for maintaining a quality and a smooth operation of the program. This includes hiring, training, assigning, supervising officials, submitting payroll biweekly, and working closely with teams to maintin a strong communication system with them.  Student Coordinator  must be available Monday thru Friday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. and available for supervision of games during evening hours.  Students interested in these positions must submit a resume and cover letter to the Recreational Sports Coordinator by April 15th of each year for the following year.


Positions open to Plattsburgh State students who hold current certifications in Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer. Guards are responsible supervising the swimming pool during recreational hours, enforcing the swimming pool rules and to provide for the safety of swimmers.

Water Safety Instructor

Instructor positions are open to Plattsburgh State students holding current certifications as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or have experience in teaching swimming, Lifeguard Training, First Aid, and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer. Instructors will teach for nine Saturday mornings 8:45 a.m. to noon each semester in the "Youth Learn to Swim" program. Instructors are also either hired as lifeguards or placed on the lifeguard sub list.

FA/CAED Instructor

Instructor positions are open to Plattsburgh State students hold current American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer instructor certification. Instructors are responsible for supervising practice and skill testing in the CPR lab lab and teaching non-credit CPR/AED./First Aid courses for the college community.

Recreation Supervisors (Memorial Hall and Sibley gym)

Seven positions are only open to students granted work-study through the Financial Aid Office. Three positions are temporary service positions for any full time Plattsburgh State student. Applicants must be available for 3 hour shifts between 3 pm – 11 pm weekdays and Noon-10 pm on weekends. Recreation attendants supervise and enforce building regulations in Memorial Hall and Sibley Gym, issue equipment and will be required to be trained in Adult CPR/AED and First Aid. Students must fill out application and indicate if they are applying for work-study or temporary service positions and submit application to Mrs. Bardon in 314 Memorial Hall (518-564-4150)

Intramural Officials

Positions are open to Plattsburgh State students who have the maturity to work with participants in the program in a firm, fair and friendly manner and have knowledge of the rules. Officials are expected to work closely with the intramural coordinator to provide a quality intramural program.

Summer Recreation Staff

Each summer 2-3 individuals are hired to supervise Memorial Hall, issue equipment and be a lifeguard in the pool. Applicants must have current First Aid, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and lifeguard certifications. Must be available between 4 pm –9 pm Monday - Friday.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about sport and wellness at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Vincent Carey, Chair
Office: 301 Memorial Hall
Phone: (518) 564-4338
Email: [email protected]