Recreation Facilitator, Instructional Recreation & Group Fitness (Fall & Winter terms)

Join the CCR Instructional Recreation and Group Fitness for the 2023-2024 school year!

Recreation Facilitator, Instructional Recreation & Group Fitness
(Fall & Winter terms)

Position: Recreation Facilitator, Instructional Recreation & Group Fitness
(Fall & Winter terms)
Employment Dates: Aug 27, 2023 to Apr 27, 2024
Number of Positions: up to 4
Compensation: starting rate $16.63/hour
Benefits: 4% vacation pay, 3.46% stat pay; 1.5 premium
Hours: 12-15 hours a week
Type: casual staff, hourly
Division: Campus and Community Recreation
Department: Support and Recreation Services

Deadline for application is Friday,  April 14, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m.

Reporting to the Program Supervisor, Instructional Recreation & Group Fitness, with direct support from the Program Coordinator, Instructional Recreation & Group Fitness, the Instructional Recreation & Group Fitness Recreation Facilitator position is responsible for assisting in the delivery of Campus & Community Recreation Instructional Recreation and Group Fitness classes. Campus & Community Recreation is committed to supporting the physical, mental, and social well-being of students, staff, faculty, and community members through recreation, sport and physical activity. This position will provide invaluable experience for anyone interested in the area of Student Wellness, Fitness, Sport and Recreation.

Learning Opportunities

With the support of the CCR Full-Time Staff, this position will gain:

  • Experience in program planning
  • Experience with facility administration and organization
  • Experience with Events and Equipment management
  • Experience in communications and relationship building
  • Experience with leadership and supervision of staff

Position Responsibilities

  • Instructional Recreation programs consist of Dance, Martial Arts, Sport Skills, and Leisure & Crafts classes. Fitness programs consist of Strength & Conditioning, Mind/Body Fitness, Spin and Zumba classes
  • Provide day-to-day administrative assistance in coordinating all aspects of Instructional Recreation and Group Fitness programs
  • Work as part of a team, providing troubleshooting for more than 100 classes of programming per week
  • Monitor all Instructional Recreation and Group Fitness classes and assist with supervision of all instructors
  • Provide support for the weekly virtual Instructional Recreation and Group Fitness classes
  • Assist with instructor and class evaluations by administering evaluations and summarizing the results
  • Implement administrative requirements of instructors such as preparation of class lists, venue signage, etc.
  • Assist with participation statistics and reports
  • Assist with publicity and promotion of Instructional Recreation and Group Fitness programs and events
  • Participate in Instructional Recreation and Group Fitness Program classes
  • Assist in the implementation of Campus & Community Recreation special events
  • Adhere to and implement Campus & Community Recreation policies and procedures in a fair, prudent and professional manner
  • Assist full-time Program Coordinators with other tasks in support of department-wide goals when requested
  • Attend mandatory Recreation Facilitator meetings, training / orientation sessions, and promotional opportunities
  • Serve as a Campus & Community Recreation and University of Alberta Ambassador while at work and away, or when on or off duty
  • Time commitment will be approximately 12-15 hours per week – including two evenings per week and occasional weekends, in addition to daytime hours. Additional time commitment in September and January, with minimal time commitment in December and April.

Working Conditions 

Physical Demands:

  • Assist with set-up and take-down of equipment
  • Providing First Aid as needed

Work Environment: 

  • Indoor and outdoor environment


  • Selected applicants must 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, exam periods are off)
  • Must be able to work cohesively with a team as well as independently
  • Excellent organization, priority setting, communication (written and oral), interpersonal and time-management skills
  • Knowledge of fitness, sport and recreation as well as experience in event management is an asset
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure
  • Demonstrate strong positive leadership qualities
  • Experience with customer service and conflict resolution
  • Must be goal oriented, detailed, and someone who takes initiative
  • Presents a professional appearance and attitude
  • Current Standard First Aid (within the last 3 years) and CPR ‘C’ (within the last year) certification required

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)