Are you interested in making a difference? Do you want to be part of the largest student employee team on Campus that is passionate about enhancing the lifestyles of healthy living for the UAB community and beyond?

The UAB University Recreation offers a variety of positions with flexible hours, practical work experience and a fun work environment, all with a great on-campus location. Other benefits of employment within University Recreation include:

  • 10% off Outdoor Equipment rentals
  • 10% off PowerZone items
  • One Intramural fee waived each semester
  • 5 Free F45 passes
  • 2 Free monthly guest passes
  • Free CPRO recertification during employment
  • Occasional Program Discounts
  • Job promotion opportunities

University Recreation is the largest student employer on campus, with over 200 student employees running the day-to-day operations of our facilities, programs and services. With positions ranging from lifeguarding to member services, you will find your place with UAB URec. Explore all available positions below and apply today!

Please note that all positions are posted on Hire-A-Blazer and all applications must be submitted via the Handshake portal.

Positions with University Recreation:

Youth Programming - Summer Camp Counselor

Youth Programming - Summer Camp Counselor

Position Overview

  • Execute day-to-day operations of camp program
  • Manage a fun and safe environment for children
  • Lead games, crafts, and other camper activities

Pay: $10/hour

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Youth Programming - Summer Camp Administrative Intern

Position Overview

  • Monitor camper paperwork submission, weekly rosters, and parental communication
  • Assist camp counselors with activity and program execution
  • Assist with camp counselor scheduling

Pay: $12/hour

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Youth Programming - Summer Camp Operations Intern

Position Overview

  • Assist camp counselors with activities and program execution
  • Provide supervision,guidance, and overall support to the campers each day
  • Assist with weekly and daily schedules to include energetic and engaging activities

Pay: $12/hour

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Adventure Recreation - Adventure Rec Intern (Unpaid Internship)

Position Overview

  • Assist with administrative tasks to support the day-to-day operations of the Adventure Recreation Area
  • Monitor safety of all class participants through effective communication, demonstration, and corrective exercise cueing
  • Assist in planning creating, organizing, executing, and evaluating Adventure Recreation programming and special events such as the Grand Slam and trips

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Aquatics - Lifeguard

Aquatics - Lifeguard

Position Overview

  • Respond to all medical and non-medical emergencies in the aquatics area
  • Perform all necessary lifeguarding skills as certified by American Red Cross
  • Assist in set up, tear down, group management, and swim testing (when applicable) for varied aquatic events

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If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Jenny Knejfl.

Competitive Sports - Intramural Official

Competitive Sports - Intramural Official

Position Overview

  • Officiate and enforce intramural policies at all intramural sports and events
  • Manage a fun, safe, and inclusive environment for all competitive sports participants
  • Monitor nightly practices for Club Sports

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Competitive Sports - Program Assistant

Competitive Sports - Program Assistant

Position Overview

  • Assist with the preparation of Competitive Sports game day operations
  • Train, Evaluate and coach up officials
  • Assist with the maintenance, organization, and cleanliness of our playing and storage areas

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Competitive Sports - Administrative Intern (Unpaid Internship)

Position Overview

  • Assist with administrative tasks to support the day-to-day operations of the Competitive Sports Area
  • Help plan and facilitate team meetings
  • Assist in planning, creating, organizing, executing, and evaluating Competitive Sports programming

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FitWell – Group Fitness Instructor

FitWell – Group Fitness Instructor

Position Overview

  • Provide fitness instruction to class participants.
  • Monitor safety of all class participants through effective communication, demonstration, and corrective exercise cueing.
  • Enforce all program policies and procedures as it pertains to the class and facility.

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FitWell - Fitness & Wellness Intern (Unpaid Internship)

Position Overview

  • Assist with administrative tasks to support the day-to-day operations of the FitWell Area
  • Help plan and facilitate team meetings
  • Assist in planning, creating, organizing, executing, and evaluating FitWell programming, and special events such as Blazer Lift-Off and Yoga on the Green

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Marketing - Social Media (Unpaid Internship)

Marketing - Social Media (Unpaid Internship)

Position Overview

  • Create, schedule, and post engaging content for all major social media platforms
  • Develop social media campaigns for URec facilities, programs, services, and special events
  • Assist with monitoring social media channels and responding to any inquires

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Marketing - Graphic Designer (Work Study Available)

Marketing - Graphic Designer (Work Study Available)

Position Overview

  • Create engaging print and digital marketing assets
  • Assist with scheduling content for digital signage and social media
  • Assist with distributing printed marketing assets

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Marketing - Photographer/Videographer (Work Study or Unpaid Internship)

Position Overview

  • Capture engaging photos and/or videos to support the creative process of marketing content for all URec facilities, programs, service, and special events including
  • Assist with maintaining a consistent identity of University Recreation by following the departmental brand guidelines while meeting University’s marketing requirements
  • Think creatively and develop a robust photo and video library for printed and digital content

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Marketing - Marketing Assistant (Work Study Only)

Marketing - Marketing Assistant (Work Study Only)

Position Overview

  • Create, schedule, and post engaging content for all major social media platforms
  • Develop social media campaigns for URec facilities, programs, services, and special events
  • Assist with monitoring social media channels and responding to any inquires

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URec Student Employee Learning Outcomes:

  • As a result of working for University Recreation, student employees will develop a sense of community by building relationships through effective communication and teamwork to foster resiliency.
  • As a result of working for University Recreation, student employees will be able to demonstrate decision making and problem solving skills acquired through trainings, experiences, and evaluations.
  • As a result of working for University Recreation, student employees will be able to demonstrate professionalism by holding themselves and their coworkers accountable.
  • As a result of working for University Recreation, student employees will be given opportunities for professional development to prepare them for future career.

In alignment with the UAB Division of Student Affairs, University Recreation is committed to the professional development of our student staff and leaders.
Students working for University Recreation will be equipped with many of the following Career Ready Competencies:

  • Professionalism
  • Practical Leadership & Management
  • Cultural Humility & Global Fluency
  • Civic Identity & Commitment to Service
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Technology

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