The Department of Recreation & Wellness encourages students to apply for employment within our program areas. Approximately 300 students are employed during the academic year. The Rec Center is a convenient place to work for on-campus students, and affords all students a valuable experience. Below is a list of positions individuals may apply for.

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AQUATICS

Lifeguard

The lifeguard position holds significant importance to the successful operations of the Kaplan Center Natatorium and the Piney Lake waterfront. Lifeguards ensure the safety of patrons by preventing and responding to emergency situations.  

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APPLY BY 9/30/21

Contact Person: Chandler Stachowski – Graduate Assistant, Aquatics
Email: cmstachowsk@uncg.edu

COMPETITIVE SPORTS

Competitive Sports Assistant

The Competitive Sports Assistant is a position of significant importance to the successful operations of the Competitive Sports Program. They serve as the primary point of contact with the program for the majority of participants. Competitive Sports Assistants work in a sports environment aiding in customer satisfaction, minimizing manageable risks, ensuring a fair unbiased participation experience through the enforcement of programmatic, departmental and university policies.  

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APPLY BY 10/6/21

Contact Person: Maili Williamson – Coordinator, Competitive Sports
Email: mawill24@uncg.edu

FACILITIES

Patron Services Assistant

The Patron Services Assistant is a vital position within the Department of Recreation and Wellness, serving as the first customer service representative and primary operator of all Welcome Desk operations at the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness. The Patron Services Assistant is the first point of contact for guests when entering the Kaplan Center and therefore should be able to provide guidance and support to a diverse body of participants. Patron Services Assistants are tasked with welcoming all patrons and guests with a friendly attitude and must have a desire to help with any and all questions or concerns patrons may have. 

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APPLY BY 10/10/21

Contact Person: Chelsea Phipps – Assistant Director, Facilities & Special Events
Email: caphipps@uncg.edu

FITNESS

Group Fitness Instructor

A Group Fitness Instructor provides leadership and guidance for UNCG students and the wider university community by developing and facilitating instructional fitness programming. They provide a safe, fun, inclusive atmosphere and motivate participants to reach their goals and develop healthy habits.

*No current positions available

Contact Person: Kelly Magner – Manager, Group Fitness
Email: k_ander4@uncg.edu


Fitness Assistant:

The Fitness Assistant is a vital position within the Department of Recreation and Wellness, serving as a customer service representative and consistent monitor for risk management throughout fitness spaces within the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness. The Fitness Assistant is often a point of contact for guests in need of assistance with fitness equipment and should be able to provide recommendations and support to a diverse body of participants.

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APPLY BY 9/30/21

Contact Person: Allison Gehringer – Coordinator, Fitness
Email: ambrandt@uncg.edu


Certified Personal Trainer

The Certified Personal Trainer develops and executes customized health and fitness programming for students and the wider university community. They will work with a diverse clientele to reach their goals in weight loss, muscle building and increasing their fitness levels through appropriate program development.

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APPLY BY 11/27/21

Contact Person: Allison Gehringer – Coordinator, Fitness
Email: ambrandt@uncg.edu

MARKETING

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designers are tasked with using their creativity and individual style to develop engaging and striking content that promotes the Department of Recreation & Wellness. Using a variety of design techniques, these staff members create the materials that are the public face of the department. 

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APPLY BY 10/29/21

Contact Person: Ashley Marshall – Assistant Director, Publications & Outreach
Email: adhill3@uncg.edu


Program Assistant for Marketing

The Marketing Program Assistant within the Department of Recreation and Wellness is a vital leadership position responsible for daily operations and administrative support for the marketing department.  This staff member assists with supporting an area that produces materials that are the public face of the department.

*No current positions available

Contact Person: Ashley Marshall – Assistant Director, Publications & Outreach
Email: adhill3@uncg.edu

MEMBERSHIP

Membership Assistant

The Membership Assistant (MA) is a vital position to the overall function for the Membership program area as part of the Department of Recreation & Wellness. A Membership Assistant is the first point of contact for members wanting to purchase a membership, register for a course, or inquire about any program offerings available. Due to the visibility of this position, we are seeking team players with a helpful and friendly attitude.

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APPLY BY 10/1/21

Contact Person: Catie Payne, Coordinator, Membership
Email: clpayne2@uncg.edu

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Outdoor Adventures Assistant

The Outdoor Adventures Assistant is a position of significant importance to the successful operations of the Outdoor Adventures program. Assistants are tasked with the responsibility of daily operations at the Outdoor Adventures front desk, Rock Wall, Equipment room and Piney Lake informal recreation. They are expected to work 8-12 hours per week with flexibility around class schedules available.

Some of the tasks & responsibilities include:

  • Working directly with supervisors to accomplish daily tasks and maintain a safe and welcoming indoor climbing environment.
  • Providing a positive and engaging
    customer experience while enforcing all climbing facility policies.
  • Managing the climbing facility documents and records while administering risk management policies and procedures as needed.

Read more about this position in the documents below:

OA Assistant Job Description
OA Hiring Info Sheet

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APPLY BY 10/13/21

Contact Person: Alex Hauer – Coordinator, Outdoor Adventures
Email: alex.hauer@uncg.edu

SPECIAL EVENTS

Special Events Assistant

Special Events Assistants represent both the Department of Recreation & Wellness and UNC Greensboro. As the point of first contact for many guests, it is vital that these staff members collaborating with their coworkers and supervisor to create a safe and positive environment for event within the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness. They are tasked with completing event setup and breakdown.

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APPLY BY 10/17/21

Contact Person: Hannah Lanzillotta – Coordinator, Special Events
Email: hllanzil@uncg.edu

As Needed Positions – Positions with an “As Needed” application deadline may not currently have any openings at the time of your application. Applications will be kept on file for the remainder of the school year in the event an opening becomes available.

The Department of Recreation & Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Student Employee Testimonials

“Becoming a group fitness instructor has allowed me to meet so many people at UNCG. Entering college as an out of state student, this position has allowed me to find community in the Kaplan Center. I love creating a space where people can leave their struggles at the door and push themselves. I have learned more about fitness and gained a new passion for teaching!”
-Sarah Ludvik, Group Fitness Instructor