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Join the Cascades Crew

Join our fun, flexible and student-focused Cascades Crew

UFV Athletics and Campus Recreation hires over 50 student staff in paid, work-study and volunteer positions each semester. Working as a Cascades Crew member is the perfect way to work and get involved on campus and to meet other UFV students who share the same passion as you.

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Positions that we are currently hiring are below and are now on CareerLink. If you have questions about any of the position you can email campusrec@ufv.ca.

Paid Positions

Campus Recreation

Facility Operations

Volunteer positions

Position Details

Recreation Assistant 

The Campus Rec and Wellness Assistant is responsible for assisting with the development, organization, and promotion of recreational and wellness programs on both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campus. Activities and events will be designed to increase student engagement and promote personal sustainability. The incumbent will not only be planning events but will also be active in the setup and takedown of programs, recruitment of student volunteers, and program registration.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the planning and coordination, as well as marketing and promotion of special events (ex. Glow Yoga, Wellness Wednesdays, Fitness classes, Movement Breaks, and any new initiatives the successful candidate decides to create)
  • Assist with the development, delivery, organization, and implementation of a campus recreation programs in a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment.
  • Assist with the evaluation of current programs, through program evaluations, attendance tracking and polls.
  • Contributes to the planning of health promotion activities and UFV community events.
  • Research what other collegiate recreation programs are doing and provide suggestions for new programing.
  • Help with the recruitment, training, and leadership of volunteers.
  • Work with Campus Recreation and Wellness, Program Manager to create and complete semester goals.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Must be able to commit to 10 hours of work per week within the active semesters. The work schedule will need to be flexible to accommodate scheduled programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills.
  • Personal commitment to health and wellness.
  • Ability to take initiative to complete projects, to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certified is an asset

Intramural Assistant

The Campus Recreation Intramural Assistant works directly with the Campus Recreation & Wellness, Program Manager, to help with the daily operations, development, and promotion of numerous recreational sports, leagues, and tournaments on both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campus. They will collaborate with the Intramural Sport Organizers and Referees as well as the Recreation Assistant and volunteers. Activities and events will be designed to help increase a student sense of community, campus engagement and promote personal sustainability.

Responsibilities

  • League administration and communications, game management, scheduling games and officials, roster development, ensuring the Intramural Sports Handbook and rules are up to date and as well as monitoring standings and statistics within the leagues and tournaments.
  • Help with the recruitment, training and evaluation of volunteer sport organizers and league officials. Including participate in the interview process for supporting positions.
  • Assist with or delegate the set-up and takedown of supplies and equipment, as well as onsite coordinator for team activities.
  • Help with the enforcement of all intramural sport policies and specific games rules for all events and assist with regular updates to these rules and policies, including leading captain meeting at the beginning of the semester.
  • Ensuring social media and myCampusLife is up to date and posting during games.
  • Maintain inventory of and distribution of equipment and supplies for Intramural sport programs; assist in the suggestion of ordering of new equipment
  • Evaluate and assess current programs and make recommendations if programs require remodeling
  • Promote a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all participants and provide basic first aid care and communication to Campus Security for first aid assistance.

 Skills & Qualifications

  • Must be able to commit to 10 hours of work per week within the active semesters. The work schedule will need to be flexible to accommodate scheduled programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills.
  • Personal commitment to health and wellness.
  • Ability to take initiative to complete projects, to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certified is an asset 

Sport Organizer

The Campus Recreation & Wellness Sport Organizer works directly with the Campus Recreation & Wellness, Program Manager and Intramural Assistants with the organization and daily operations of recreational sport leagues, drop-in, and tournaments on one or both campuses. They will collaborate with other Campus Recreation student staff and volunteers to help continually develop and improve sport events. All sport events are designed to help increase a student’s sense of community, campus engagement and promote personal sustainability. In addition to they will help with:

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for on-site supervision of sport contests and are the main points of content for teams and individual participants. As well as, ensures that participants check-in prior to participation of any gym activity (waiver signed and ID verification), collecting fees and roster verification.
  • Organize teams and officials to ensure games start and end on time, and that scorekeeping and timing are conducted properly, updating score sheets and the communication of team standings.
  • Oversees the preparation and takedown of the game playing area, including the return of equipment to the Client Service desk.
  • Resolves conflicts as needed and enforce Social Sport Guiding Principles and is well versed in specific sport rules.
  • Ensures the sport specific binder content is properly prepared and organized for all games. Will complete a tournament/event report for each tournament/event with evaluation and suggestions for future activities.
  • Promotes a safe environment for all participants and provide basic first aid care and communication to Campus Security for first aid assistance.
  • Provides a friendly, welcoming, inclusive, service-oriented environment and answering questions regarding Campus Recreation activities.

 Skills & Qualifications

  • Must be able to commit to 10 hours of work per week within the active semesters. The work schedule will need to be flexible to accommodate scheduled programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills.
  • Personal commitment to health and wellness.
  • Ability to take initiative to complete projects, to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certified is an asset

Referee

If you play and understand any of the recreation sports offered through Campus Recreation, why not become an intramural sport official? Sport Officials are responsible for refereeing Intramural contests while providing an atmosphere of fun and competition in a safe environment. Officials must have the confidence to implement Intramural Sports policies, procedures and playing rules in order to maintain an appropriate level of control, fairness and safety. They should maintain a positive attitude and should always be striving to improve.

You will gain essential skills including active listening, teamwork, confidence, and assertiveness. All officials will be rated based on previous experience, certification and other criteria.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with set-up and take-down of venues
  • Refereeing or officiating – game matches closely to ensure rules are adhered to and making decisions about matters arising from game play. Including handle on-site disputes involving player conflicts and rule interpretations to help prevent potential problems.
  • Record Keeping of scores (updating score sheets) and assisting with secondary reports (incident, protest, etc.)
  • Work in co-operation with Intramural Sport Organizers and Intramural Assistant
  • Meet with Program Manager when necessary (i.e. incident follow-up)
  • Understanding and enforce all Intramural Policies accurately and effectively and demonstrate proficiency of rules
  • Attending meetings, clinics, and professional training sessions
  • Report hours worked accurately

 Skills & Qualifications

  • You value punctuality and have good time management skills
  • Enjoy interacting in group settings as well as on your own
  • You are comfortable amongst large groups
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You are skilled in conflict resolution
  • First Aid certification is an asset

Marketing Assistant

The Campus Recreation & Wellness Marketing Assistant will play a vital role in the promotion of Campus Recreation and Wellness and the enhancement of student engagement on both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses through the development and design of various promotional materials.

Responsibilities

  • Create a marketing plan, including online promotion content, and social media coverage of programs, facilities, services and events.
  • Designing posters, flyers, brochures, advertisements, and other creative marketing initiatives.
  • Produce and distribute news releases, blog posts, and other digital communications, for all Campus Recreation and Wellness programs and events.
  • Assist in the development of audio and video productions for Campus Recreation and Wellness.
  • Adhere to design standards and principles set by UFV’s University Relations department.
  • Write, edit, and proofread publications.
  • Assist with website design, development, and maintenance.
  • Take program and event photos as needed and assist in the maintenance of Campus Recreation & Wellness photo library.
  • Work with Campus Recreation & Wellness, Program Manager to create and complete semester goals, as well as attend mandatory training sessions and team meetings when necessary.

 Skills & Qualifications

  • You value punctuality and have good time management skills
  • Enjoy interacting in group settings as well as on your own
  • You are comfortable amongst large groups
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You are skilled in conflict resolution
  • First Aid certification is an asset

Facility & Events Assistant

Job Description

The Facility & Events Assistant plays a vital role in the coordination and execution of events within the UFV Athletics and Campus Recreation facility. This individual will provide support with event and facility management throughout the entire event planning process. Responsibilities include: liaising with requested internal and external facility renters; assistance in the coordination and execution during Cascade Varsity events; preparing and completing tasks associated to facility and event coordination; physical capability to promote responsible safe practices within the facility and its equipment; assistance with other related facility & event coordination.

Qualifications

  • Maintain excellent written and oral interpersonal communication with supervisors, staff and facility renters/users
  • Previous knowledge and experience in project or event operations is considered an asset
  • A basic understanding of computers may be required in preparing necessary related documents
  • Organizational and prioritizing skills with an attention to detail is an asset
  • Capability of performing, safe hands-on physical work - ability to lift items up to 30lbs.
  • An interest in recreation and athletic activity is recommended
  • Ability to work at Abbotsford campuses and evening and weekends, as required
  • First Aid is considered and asset

Facility Attendant

Job Description

The Facility Attendant is a student-employee, Cascades Crew member who represents and provides on-site supervision and customer service of the UFV Athletics and Campus Recreation facilities on both Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses based out of the Client Services desk.Reporting to the Facilities Operations Coordinator the Facility Attendants role includes enforcing facility policies, making equipment available to various users, aids in providing a safe and clean facility, and performs a variety of customer service and support functions.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Maintaining a high-level of knowledge of schedules, rates and programs offered
  • Enforcing facility policies and procedures including membership process and proper documentation
  • Receiving and processing payments (cash, debit and credit card)
  • Answer incoming calls and emails, and respond to or redirect inquires to appropriate staff
  • Maintaining adequate inventory and examination of equipment
  • Performing various minor maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility, including but not limited to dry-mopping and laundry
  • Preparing facility space for user groups (e.g. equipment, protective mats, tables/chairs etc.)
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations and initiating Emergency Action Plans
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • First Aid is considered and asset

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