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Student Employment Opportunities

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Recreational Sports and Fitness offers a variety of part-time job opportunities. Applicants must be friendly, dedicated workers who can explain and enforce policies and procedures with our members who include students and the greater AU community. Benefits of employment include competitive pay rates, flexible schedules, training, leadership development, and an enjoyable work environment.

Recreational Sports and Fitness Job Application

*Individuals looking for full-time employment must visit the American University Human Resources webpage.

Recreational Sports and Fitness Hiring Process:

We are now accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2016.

An application can be downloaded above or picked up from the Front Desk at Jacobs or Cassell Fitness Centers. Please submit the application (along with a current resume) by e-mail to the appropriate hiring manager or in person at either Front Desk.

For best consideration for Summer 2016, return by Friday, March 25.

Recreational Sports and Fitness Positions:

 Fitness Leader

Member Services Specialist


 Part-Time Fitness Center Manager

Group Exercise Instructor Wellness Ambassador

 Personal Trainer

Intramural Sports Official Photographer/Videographer

 Graphic Designer


Job Descriptions

Fitness Leader

Individuals are responsible for maintaining a clean and safe facility for members and guests. Specific requirements include cleaning equipment, interacting with members, giving tours, demonstrating the use of equipment and reporting specific problems to the manager. This highly visible job requires an individual who is responsible, outgoing, and enjoys health and wellness. Contact Justine Kelley at for Jacobs Fitness Center and Brittany Madison at for Cassell Fitness Center.

Member Services Specialist

This position is the main point of contact for the Sports Center and provides information on Fitness Center memberships and on the University in general. Specific requirements include greeting members and guests, checking in members, answering questions and answering the phone.  It is important to have a full understanding of the American University community and the policies and procedures of the facility. This highly visible and interactive job requires computer skills and an energetic, outgoing personality to give quality customer service to anyone who enters the facility. Contact Hannah Hutton at Prior customer service experience is required.

Part-Time Fitness Center Manager

This individual is responsible for the daily operations of the Jacobs Fitness Center and the Reeves Aquatic Center which include supervision of member services staff, fitness leaders, and lifeguards. Specific requirements include facility oversight, member registration, financial transactions, and member issues and concerns. This individual must conduct periodic floor checks, keep accurate facility counts, assist fitness leader staff when/where needed and ensure member satisfaction. Individuals must have basic computer skills, be certified in CPR/AED and First Aid, and will serve as the first responder in emergency situations while on duty. This highly visible job requires a mature, skilled individual, with experience in a fitness facility. This individual must be flexible with early morning, late evening, and weekend availability. Contact Alicia Fodera at Prior fitness center management experience is required.


This position ensures the safety of members in and around the Reeves Aquatic Center swimming pools. Lifeguards are responsible for guarding and communicating with members, and performing assigned tasks for pool maintenance. This highly visible job requires a responsible and dependable individual who can demonstrate proper lifesaving skills in emergency situations. Contact Richelle Harvey at Current Lifeguarding certification is required. Please complete this Lifeguard Employment Inquiry Form.

Personal Trainer

Applicants must be energetic and outgoing in addition to having experience in personal training. Candidates should hold a current nationally recognized personal training certification. Current CPR certification is also required and need to be available to meet with clients on a weekly basis. Contact Allie Jackson at Current Personal Training certification is required.

Group Exercise Instructor

Individuals interested in this position must be a nationally certified instructor interested in leading classes as part of our group exercise schedule. Prospective instructors will be required to audition. Contact Becky Parks at Current Fitness Instructor certification is required.

Intramural Sports Official

Intramural Sports hires and trains referees for all major teams' sports including basketball, flag football, indoor & outdoor soccer, softball, and volleyball. Schedules are flexible to fit week to week academic needs. Employment is contingent on completion of the four-hour, preseason training course. Contact Ryan Tubbs at or visit our IM Officials webpage for upcoming trainings.

Wellness Ambassador

Wellness Ambassadors assist with the administration of Recreational Sports and Fitness wellness programs and special events which primarily target American University students. Specific requirements include giving presentations on fitness and wellness topics, staffing special events, and promoting programs. Contact Katie Lundberg at

Photographer/ Videographer

Photographer/Videographers capture Recreational Sports and Fitness by taking pictures of special events, club and intramural games, programs, and more! Prior experience (past work, class, portfolio) and access to/own equipment is required. Contact Alicia Fodera at

Graphic Designer

Assist with various office tasks, including designing logos, banners, and miscellaneous graphics for Recreational Sports and Fitness programs, events, webpages, and flyers. Experience with Mac computers and Adobe Suite Programs are required. Contact Alicia Fodera at