Student Employment Opportunities in Rec Sports
Job Descriptions and Application Procedures
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Recreation Staff Assistant
Position open to full-time SUNY Plattsburgh students to assist the Recreational Sports Director. 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.
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 maintain a strong communication system with them. Student Coordinator must be 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 Lifeguards. Guards are responsible supervising the swimming pool during recreational hours, enforcing the swimming pool rules and to provide for the safety of swimmers.
- Download Application Form for Lifeguards (PDF format - file size 20KB)
Youth Learn To Swim 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, Instructors will teach for eight 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 and must have appropriate certifications.
- Download Application Form for Water Safety Instructor (PDF format - file size 20KB)
Instructor positions are open to Plattsburgh State students who 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.
- Download Application Form for C.P.R. instructors (PDF format - file size 18KB)
Recreation Supervisors (Memorial Hall and Sibley gym)
Seven positions are only open to students granted work-study through the Financial Aid Office. Two to 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, 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 Karen Waterbury in 314 Memorial Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
- Download Application Form for Work Study & Temp. Service (PDF format - file size 19KB)
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.
- Download Application Form for Intramural Officials (PDF format - file size 16KB)
Summer Recreation Staff
Each summer 1-2 individuals are hired to supervise Memorial Hall, issue equipment lifeguard in the pool. Applicants for the lifeguard position must have current CPR/for Lifeguards and lifeguard certifications. Must be available between 4 pm –9 pm Monday - Friday.
- Download Application Form for Summer Positions (PDF format - file size 16KB)
Karen Waterbury, Recreational Sports Director
312 Memorial Hall
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-4150
Fax: (518) 564-4155