The Department of Recreation and Wellness encourages students to apply for employment within our program areas. Approximately 300 students are employed during the academic year. RecWell is a convenient option for student employment, and affords all students a valuable experience. Below is a list of positions within the department.

available positions


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

Contact Person: Eric Becker – Assistant Director, Aquatics & Risk Management

swim instructor

The Swim Instructor position holds significant importance to the successful operations of the Kaplan Center Natatorium. Swim instructors are tasked with the planning and teaching of lessons, private, semi-private or group, to children and/or adults of all levels and abilities through quality and appropriate instruction.

Contact Person: Eric Becker – Assistant Director, Aquatics & Risk Management

Competitive Sports Assistant

Competitive Sports Assistants (CSA) enjoy working in a fun, active sports environment. They have the opportunity to continue their involvement in their favorite sports, gain lifelong skills, and become a part of a strong community. The primary role of the CSA is executing our nightly leagues and events. Flexible schedules with weekday and weekend shifts are available.

Contact Person: Maili Williamson – Coordinator, Competitive Sports


Group Fitness Instructors (certified and non-certified) provide an incredible group fitness experience to the UNCG Community. Instructors develop fitness classes that motivate individuals to reach their fitness goals. 

Contact Person: Jacqueline Blabon – Coordinator, Fitness Programming


Fitness Assistants serve as  customer service representatives and monitor for risk management throughout fitness spaces. The Fitness Assistant is often a point of contact for guests in need of assistance with fitness equipment and are trained to provide recommendations and support to a diverse body of participants.

Contact Person: Olivia Pandure – Program Manager, Fitness Operations

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.

Contact Person: Sikirat Kazeem – Associate Director

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 and Wellness. Using a variety of design techniques, these staff members create the materials that are the public face of the department.

Contact Person: Ashley Marshall – Assistant Director, Communications & Outreach

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.

Contact Person: Ashley Marshall – Assistant Director, Communications & Outreach

Promotions assistant, marketing

Promotions Assistants are key team members responsible for telling the story of the Department of Recreation & Wellness to members of the UNC Greensboro community. Using their unique voice and perspective, Promotion Assistants are challenged to develop attractive and captivating content that engages the audience and drives them to want to learn more.

Contact Person: Ashley Marshall – Assistant Director, Communications & Outreach

Member Services Assistant

The Member Services Assistant (MSA) serves as the first customer service representative and primary operator of all Welcome Desk and Administrative Suite operations. MSAs are the first point of contact for members and guests wanting to purchase a membership, guest pass, register for a safety course, checkout equipment, or inquire about program offerings available. These staff members provides guidance and support to a diverse body of participants, and are tasked with welcoming all patrons and guests with a friendly attitude.

Contact Person: Catie Payne – Coordinator, Member Services

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 managing the daily operations at the Outdoor Adventures front desk, Climbing Wall, Equipment Rental and Piney Lake informal recreation. They are expected to work 8-12 hours per week with flexibility around class schedules available. Student’s employed in the Outdoor Adventures program will have the opportunity to provide high quality outdoor recreation and education experiences to the UNCG community through a variety of outdoor activities and programs.

Contact Person: Alex Hauer – Assistant Director, Outdoor Recreation & Education


The Esports Arena Supervisor is responsible for providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive gaming environment for UNCG Students. This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Esports Arena located in Moran Commons. Daily responsibilities include managing access to the Esports Arena, providing technology support, and ensuring a high quality gaming environment for all visitors.

Contact Person: Mike Ackerman – Associate Director

Making so many new friends and being able to say I accomplished something I never thought about doing.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action:

UNCG is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNCG participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


  • We understand that our student employees first priority is their school work. Flexible Work Schedules help to keep that priority front and center.
  • Take advantage of Professional Development Opportunities. Recreation and Wellness is more than just a place to work, but also to grow.
  • Find your community here. Recreation and Wellness is one of the largest student employers on campus with plenty of opportunities to meet and grow with your peers.
  • We believe in caring for our students. Throughout the year, we host student appreciation events that tangibly demonstrate how invaluable our student employees.
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