Job Opportunities

Department of Campus Recreation 
Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center 
Youngstown State University 
One University Plaza 
Youngstown, Ohio 44555 
(330) 941-2240 (Administrative Office) 

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Campus Recreation Jobs

The Department of Campus Recreation is one of the most popular places on campus for student employment. We offer year-round employment and many opportunities for student development.  

We are not currently accepting applications for student positions. Our application for the fall semesters will open on July 1st, 2023 and will close on September 1st, 2023. Our Professional Staff will reach out to you regarding an interview by September 30th, 2023. The link to apply is below.

To read the job description for each position, please see below. 

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For questions, please contact Theresa Minich


The Department of Campus Recreation Student Employment Positions 

Qualifications: Must be a YSU student in good academic standing (GPA > 2.0), enrolled for a minimum of 4 credit hours, enthusiastic, and willing to help others. Must be willing to be certified in CPR/First Aid. 

Additional Responsibilities: Maintain ongoing communication by checking and responding to weekly email messages and mailbox contents. Must maintain CPR and First Aid Certification, attend semester trainings, and staff meetings as needed, as well as other duties as assigned. 


Monitor the usage of the facility, exercise equipment, and programs during hours of operation. This includes assisting in the daily maintenance of the equipment and facility, ensuring safety and security for our staff and students, and enforcing all policies and procedures of Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Supervisor positions are available with experience and promotion. 



Office Assistants and Supervisors contribute to general administrative operations for the Department of Campus Recreation. 



The Student Personal Trainer is responsible for leading YSU students and Andrew’s members of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness capabilities through safe, effective, and motivating exercise sessions. A Student Personal Trainer helps clients achieve their fitness and health goals through motivation and education. The position will need to be willing to be certified for personal training by a nationally accredited organization in addition to the CPR/First Aid certification. The Student Personal Trainer’s schedule is dependent on availability each semester. 



The Student Group Fitness Instructor is responsible for leading YSU students and Andrew’s members of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness capabilities through safe, effective, and motivating group class sessions. The position will need to be willing to be certified for group fitness instructing by a nationally accredited organization in addition to the CPR/First Aid certification. Instructors will need to operate the instructional equipment and perform daily class announcements. The Student Group Fitness Instructor’s schedule is dependent on availability each semester. 



Assist in setting up equipment for the evening and weekend activities, sign in students, and ensure they’re registered for participation. Assist in examining facilities for safety hazards and provide quality officiating during contests. View, follow, and oversee the Intramural Sports contest, enforce the rules, and ensure participation takes place in a safe manner. Assist in closing the activity area and collecting equipment at the conclusion of the activity. Students will need to update results online and send out emails through our Simplicity system for league schedule changes and future programs as needed. 



Assist in helping patrons get signed in, issue gear, help patrons get fitted in gear, tie them in, and belay and coach patrons to the top of the rock wall. Other responsibilities include doing weekly/monthly checks on anchors, ropes, and other gear, keeping the office clean, and cleaning crash pads before opening and closing. Work special events and Teambuilding events on occasion. Those hired must go through a belay certification process or pass a belay test before working a shift. This is a 2 weeklong process and is done on a voluntary basis. 



A Teambuilding Facilitator is responsible for leading teambuilding programs. Facilitators must be responsible and professional as they will be representing our department to groups from within and outside the University. Responsibilities include: setting up activities, facilitating group discussion, leading groups ranging in size from 5 - 50 people, instructing proper use of equipment including how to correctly wear a harness, and supervising and facilitating all activities both on the ground and on the elevated challenge course. 



The Club Sports Monitor and Supervisor assist club sports participants with a variety of tasks. These individuals monitor the usage of facilities, equipment, and club sports during practices and competition; provide information to students about the current club sports programs, the process to start a new club, and departmental policies and procedures; and execute research efforts to aid in the growth and development of club sports and camps. 



The Club Sports Summer Camp Counselor and Supervisor are responsible for the overall health, safety, and execution of Campus Recreation Summer Camps. Counselors: supervise 20-30 children weekly and are knowledgeable about camp policies, issues, and procedures; communicate and coordinate with parents and leadership about departures, arrivals and absences of campers; lead and implement camp programs and activities. This position lasts for 6 weeks in the summer only. 



Student Monitors assist the Department of Campus Recreation with our marketing materials and strategies. This position is a great experience for anyone with a Marketing related major. 


Applicants must have applied for his/her academic program or be a current Youngstown State Graduate student for interview consideration; must be accepted into a program before a graduate assistantship offer can be made by Campus Recreation; must maintain good standing within his/her program, maintain a minimum of 9 credit hours of coursework, must be or willing to be certified in CPR/First Aid. Graduate Assistants will assist in the following:

  • Management and supervision of the facility
  • Programs and staff during hours of operation
  • Scheduling of facility and programming areas
  • Plan and conduct department and area-specific staff training
  • Maintain CPR/First Aid certification



Academic-related position, paid/unpaid work experience dependent on academic requirements. Please apply one semester prior to the desired internship and the beginning of the semester for practicum and in-service experiences (most positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis). Multiple academic programs accepted.

Youngstown State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, age, religion or veteran/military status in its programs or activities. Please visit ADA Accessibility for contact information for persons designated to handle questions about this policy.

Department of Campus Recreation
Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555
(330) 941-2240 (Administrative Office) 


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Student Recreation Advisory Committee (SRAC) – 

The Student Recreation Advisory Committee, SRAC, is an opportunity for student employees within the Department of Campus Recreation to advance their leadership, event planning, and policy development skills. Members represent all areas of our department and utilize their diverse experiences to unite in the mission to encourage wellness within the Youngstown State community.  

Contact Theresa Minich, at for more information.