Recreation Facilitator, Intramural Sports (Spring and Summer 2023 terms)

Be a Recreation Facilitator for our intramural sports during our Spring and Summer 2023 semester!

Recreation Facilitator, Intramural Sports (Spring and Summer 2023 terms)

Position: Recreation Facilitator, Intramural Sports (Spring and Summer 2023 terms)
Employment Dates: Apr 30, 2023 to Aug 26, 2023
Number of Positions: up to 2
Compensation: starting rate $18.29/hour
Benefits: 4% vacation pay, 3.46% stat pay; 1.5 premium
Hours: 35-40 hours a week: Hours are variable and flexible: generally weekdays 9-5 / 8-4 however some evenings and weekends may be required.
Type: casual staff, hourly
Division: Campus and Community Recreation
Department: Support and Recreation Services

Deadline for application is Friday, March 17, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m.

Intramural Sports Programs are 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!

Recreation Facilitators are student leadership positions who span across all areas of the Campus and Community Recreation Team. Campus & Community Recreation (CCR) offers programs, services and facilities aimed to meet the needs and interests of the broad range of communities that we serve. The role of CCR is to support our communities (students, staff, Faculty and community members) to explore and enhance their physical, mental, emotional well-being through physical and social activity. We strongly believe in the power of recreational activities to support these needs. CCR is more than just a source of activity and event opportunities, it is also an excellent source of employment training and experience.

Reporting to the Student-Led Activities Program Supervisor, with direct support from Intramural Sports Programs Recreation Facilitators and Intramural Sports Program Coordinator, this position is responsible for leading the implementation of our intramural sport leagues and special events. There are many different aspects that go into running a successful program and the Recreation Facilitator will have a chance to experience and assist in all of these, such as; program development, promotion, staff leadership, scheduling. and risk management.

Learning Opportunities

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

  • Experience in customer service
  • Experience in event management, including program development, promotion, implementation, risk mitigation, and assessment
  • Experience in hiring, guiding, training, and mentoring student staff
  • Increased knowledge of sport and recreation administration
  • Development of personal skills, including leadership, problem-solving, conflict management, effective communication, teamwork, and organization
  • Increased knowledge of Intelli recreation management software, google drive, and web-based programs.

Position Responsibilities

With guidance and support the Intramural & Club Sports Supervisor and Intramural Sports Program Coordinator, this position will:

Summer League & Special Event Program Planning and Management

  • Plan, organize and execute intramural leagues and special events
  • Develop and/or update league schedules, rulebooks, and communication templates for intramural leagues and special events
  • Support hiring, training, and scheduling league and special event part-time staff
  • Ensure all participants have a safe and enjoyable experience
  • Recommend and develop changes and updates to policies, procedures and protocols
  • Facilitate, track, and monitor appropriate facility and equipment usage and adherence to rules
  • Respond to participant injuries, coordinating first aid response and completing appropriate documentation, where applicable
  • Respond to participant conflicts, where applicable
  • Be the first point of contact for general intramural email communications
  • Organize and attend meetings as required; serve on committees as required
  • Provide on-site supervision at various intramural league special events, where applicable
  • Serve as a Campus & Community Recreation and University of Alberta Ambassador while at work and away or when on or off duty

Fall & Winter League & Special Event Project Planning

  • Assist with the development of the Fall term promotional planning
  • Support and participate in Fall / Winter term interviews for Recreation Facilitators and Intramural Sports student staff.
  • Support and assist in the development of major projects for Intramural Sports leagues and special events.
  • Designing and implementing new policies, procedures, and protocols to streamline Fall and Winter Recreation Facilitator processes
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of casual staff training materials

Other Duties

  • Support ActiveU (school field trip) event planning and delivery
  • Contribute to the team environment of the Club Sports Program and the Campus & Community Recreation as a whole
  • Assist the Program Coordinator and/or Program Supervisor upon request


Working Conditions 

Physical Demands:
  • Assist with set-up and take-down of equipment
  • Providing First Aid as needed
Work Environment:
  • In-person, on-campus
  • 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.


  • Must be currently enrolled (2022-23) and returning to the University of Alberta for the next academic year (2023-24) as a full-time student
  • Be available to work flexible hours including some evenings, occasional weekends, and daytime hours. Statutory holidays will be off as well as (unpaid) vacation requests, where applicable
  • Must have exceptional organizational, listening, facilitation, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational, administrative and computer skills
  • Responsible, resourceful, and willing to work variable hours and as part of a team
  • A pleasant personality together with a positive attitude is essential.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to communicate, orally and written, effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, get along and work well with members of the department, supervisors and other employees of the university
  • Ability to motivate and support the development of student, part time staff
  • Knowledge of sport, recreation, wellness programs and/or event management is an asset
  • Previous Campus & Community Recreation experiences are 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)