Recreation Facilitator, Wellness (Fall & Winter terms)

Be part of Campus and Community Recreation Wellness!

Recreation Facilitator, Wellness Fall & Winter terms

Position: Recreation Facilitator, Wellness (Fall & Winter terms)
Employment Dates: Aug 27, 2023 to Apr 27, 2024
Number of Positions: up to 3
Compensation: starting rate at $16.63
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

Application deadline is Friday, April 14, 2023 @12:00 p.m.

Reporting to the Wellness Supervisor, the Wellness Recreation Facilitator position is responsible for supporting and for assisting the delivery of health promotion initiatives, programs and services to the U of A community. Campus & Community Recreation is committed to supporting the physical, mental and social well-being of students, staff, and community members through recreation, sport and physical activity. We strive to deliver programs and services that support personal development, create community connectedness, and strengthen places and spaces on our campus. This position will provide invaluable experience for anyone interested in the area of post-secondary health promotion and recreation.

Learning Opportunities:

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

  • Experience in program planning and evaluation
  • Experience with sports administration and organization
  • Experience in event management
  • Experience in communications and relationship building
  • Experience with stakeholder and community engagement
  • Experience with leadership and supervision of staff

Position Responsibilities:

With guidance and support the Wellness Supervisor, this position will 

  • Assist in the coordination and facilitation of the following events/programs with internal and external units:
    • Wellness Wednesday Workshops
    • Winter Walk Day
    • Let’s Get Moving Outreach Events
    • Rec Recess Outreach Events
    • Wellness Fair
    • Heroes for Health Grant Challenge
    • Unwind Your Mind Programming
    • PAWS (Physical Activity for Wellness Series)
    • Rec Buddy Program
    • Happy Hour Fitness
    • Get Active, Get Well Exercise Referral Program
    • Special event requests
  • Provide day to day administrative assistance in coordinating all aspects of CCR wellness programs
  • Assist with program participation statistics, program evaluation documents and reports
  • Assist with knowledge translation projects
  • Assist with promotion of wellness programs and events
  • Adhere to and implement Campus & Community Recreation policies and procedures in a fair, prudent and professional manner
  • 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
  • Assist the Program Supervisor upon request

Work 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 events
  • Areas may be slippery (pool deck, ice rink), or muddy (outdoor fields, diamonds) etc.


  • 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 sport, recreation, wellness 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)