Recreation Facilitator, Fitness Centres (Fall & Winter terms)

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Recreation Facilitator, Fitness Centres (Fall & Winter terms)

Position: Recreation Facilitator, Fitness Centres (Fall & Winter terms)
Employment Dates: Aug 27, 2023 to Apr 27, 2024
Number of Positions: up to 3
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 Fitness, Leisure and Wellness Team Lead, with direct support from the Fitness Centre Coordinator, the Fitness Centre Recreation Facilitator position is responsible for supporting and delivering fitness and wellness initiatives in the fitness centres;They will support the fitness coordinator in the communications and leadership of the fitness centre casual staff. They will also assist with administrative projects in areas of equipment maintenance, inventory and risk management. 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 Fitness, Wellness and Recreation; an opportunity to build and develop yourself as a leader and develop supervisory skills. 

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

With guidance and support from the Fitness, Leisure and Wellness Team Lead and Fitness Centre Coordinator, this position will:

  • Support day to day Fitness Centre operations at the Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre, Saville Community Sport Centre and residence fitness centres
  • Work as part of a team to provide day-to-day troubleshooting and administrative assistance in special project areas and events
  • Provide peer to peer leadership and support to fitness centre staff & /personal trainers
  • Support Campus and Community Recreation program events
  • Contribute to fitness social media channels
  • Assist with hazard assessment and site inspections of fitness centres and program areas including space and environment assessments on a weekly & monthly basis
  • Assist with information collection, data entry and creation of reports
  • Participate in Instructional Recreation and Fitness classes Wellness and CCR Events
  • Assist in the implementation of Campus & Community Recreation special events
  • Attend Recreation Facilitator specific and other staff meetings
  • Adhere to and implement Campus & Community Recreation policies and procedures in a fair, prudent and professional manner
  • Serve as a Campus & Community Recreation and University of Alberta Ambassador while at work and away or when on or off duty
  • Attend mandatory Recreation Facilitator meetings, training / orientation sessions, and promotional opportunities
  • Deliver quality and excellent customer service
  • Assist the Fitness Centre & Program Coordinator and/or Program Supervisor upon request

Working Conditions 

Work Environment: 

  • In-person, on-campus


  • 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)
  • Must be able to work cohesively with a team as well as independently
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate positive leadership qualities
  • Experience with customer service and conflict resolution
  • A dynamic individual who is eager and enthusiastic and is able to motivate his/her peers to participate in our programs
  • Must be goal-oriented and take initiative
  • Presents a professional appearance and attitude
  • Knowledge of Fitness, Wellness and recreation programs and/or event management is an asset
  • Knowledge of computers and web-based programs is 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)