Activity Moderator (Referee), Intramural Sports (Spring & Summer terms)

Activity Moderator (Referee), Intramural Sports (Spring & Summer terms)

Position: Activity Moderator (Referee), Intramural Sports (Spring & Summer terms)
Employment Dates: May 14, 2023 to Aug 26, 2024
Number of Positions: up to 10
Compensation: starting rate at $15.99
Benefits: 4% vacation pay, 3.46% stat pay; 1.5 premium
Hours: 8-10 hours a week
Type: casual staff, hourly
Division: Campus and Community Recreation
Department: Support and Recreation Services

Application deadline is Friday, March 17, 2023 @12:00 p.m.  

Campus & Community Recreation strives to inspire and empower exceptional life experiences through recreation, sport, and wellness. Our mission is to facilitate and deliver leading-edge programs, events, services, and facilities for our community. Join our Intramural Sports Program for the Spring and Summer 2023 terms! Intramural Sports Programs are sport leagues and special events run by students for students, staff, faculty, and community members. Intramurals are an opportunity to play with friends - old and new - in an environment that celebrates teamwork, mutual respect and, most of all, fun! Our mission is to improve student life through sport, plain and simple.

Reporting to the Student-Led Activities Program Supervisor, with direct support from Intramural Sports Programs Recreation Facilitators and Intramural Sports Program Coordinator; the Activity Moderator is a student position responsible for on-the-ground officiating of our various Intramural Sports programming. This includes the oversight of officiating, responding to in game issues, overall efficiency of game play, positive participant interaction, and helping to create an overall positive participant experience.

We are seeking officials for the following sports:

  • Dodgeball
  • Soccer, Outdoor

Learning Opportunities

With the support of the CCR Full Time Staff and our student Recreation Facilitators, this position will gain:

  • Develop effective communication and leadership skills
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Develop an enhanced ability to work with a diverse range of clients and colleagues
  • Foster good judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential information
  • Increase knowledge of interactive web-based program management platforms
  • Demonstrate a complete understanding of the sport and its rules

Position Responsibilities

  • Officiate and oversee gameplay and ensure all rules are being followed in the appropriate manner
  • Conduct sport programs in a professional and organized manner
  • Represent Campus & Community Recreation as the face for Intramural Sport Programming using excellent officiating and customer service skills
  • Represent Campus & Community Recreation during Intramural game nights or weekend shifts
  • Ongoing email communication with fellow Intramural staff
  • Assist in coordinating first aid response with the Activity Monitor on duty and assist in completing appropriate documentation if necessary
  • Scorekeeping and/or timekeeping
  • Set-up and take-down of equipment
  • Respond to participant conflicts in accordance with Intramural policies and procedures
  • Effectively communicate with Recreation Facilitators and Activity Monitors
  • Adhere to and implement Campus & Community Recreation policies and procedures in a fair and prudent manner
  • Commit to inclusivity and respect for all colleagues and players

Work Conditions

Physical Demands:

  • Assist with set-up and take-down of equipment as needed
  • Moving around as required to appropriately officiate

Work Environment:

  • Indoor and outdoor environment
  • May work in extreme conditions on a limited basis (snow and cold temperatures, sun and hot temperatures)
  • Noise is expected during game play
  • Areas may be slippery (pool deck, ice rink), or muddy (outdoor fields, diamonds) etc.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Selected applicants need to be enrolled at the University of Alberta in the 2023-2024 academic year as a full-time student
  • Be available to work flexible hours including some evenings, occasional weekends, and daytime hours (school breaks, statutory holidays, exams are off)
  • Experience (as a player and/or Referee) and knowledge of the rules within the sport you are applying to officiate
  • Certified as a Referee / Official by the respective Provincial Sport Organization considered an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid (within the last 3 years) and CPR C (within the last year) certification.

Application Procedures:

  1. Go to
  2. Select “Apply Online” to complete a google form application submission.
  3. You will be asked to submit your resume as part of your application.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.



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Contact Us

General Inquiries:
2-670 Van Vliet Complex, University of Alberta

Ph: 780.492.2555

If the staff member’s recertification date for Standard First Aid* and/or CPR level C** is due within the first 3 months of employment, they must recertify prior to beginning employment.

*Standard First Aid - (Recertification: every 3 years)
**CPR level C - (Recertification: annual / every 1 year)