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Employment Opportunities

Campus Recreation often has part-time jobs available. Check this page frequently to see the latest updates.

Background Check Process

Please note that all offers of employment (both student employees and non-student employees) are contingent upon completing and passing a required background check. The offer of employment may be discontinued at any time if the background check conditions are not met.

USD Student Employees:

If you are hired and are a current USD student, please note that most USD students will work an average of 10 hours per week, with a maximum of 25 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters set by University policy. All student employees are required to notify their hiring supervisor if they currently have or receive another on-campus job at any point throughout their employment. 

Available Part Time Positions

Assistant Facilities Coordinator


The Recreation Facilities Operations Assistant Coordinator supports the three Assistant Directors and the two Facilities Operations Coordinators with supervision of the Sports Center and Mission Fitness facilities and operations during weekend (as well as potentially weekday evening) hours. This position is responsible for supporting our student staff development plan and goals. Facility operation responsibilities include: staff supervision, facility safety and security, guest service, facility cleanliness and organization, snack bar operations, kiosk operations, equipment room operations and facility opening/closing. Student development responsibilities include: building connections and relationships with our student team members, following our student development motivation system, issuing corrective documentation to student employees, ensuring that our student employees are meeting and exceeding their outlined goals and projects, and checking in frequently with every student who works during your assigned shifts. Potential special event or tournament supervision may be required outside normal hour of operation.

Other responsibilities and projects are as assigned as needed.  Additionally, the Operations Assistant Coordinator may opt to assume additional semester terms if eligible for continued employment at that time and if the position is available in the department.


Bachelor’s degree required. Candidates should possess the following abilities: knowledge of recreational sports, experience supervising/training staff, computer skills for Windows, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and *Basic First Aid/CPR/AED certifications. Candidates should also be skilled in the areas of risk management and conflict management, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with outstanding customer service abilities.

*Proof of Basic First Aid/CPR/AED certifications required by the 30th day of employment.

PAY RATE: $14.00 hour.

START DATE: August 3rd, 2015

END DATE: December 23rd, 2015 with opportunity for extended contract into subsequent semesters based on performance and departmental needs. We are looking for at least a 5-month term commitment.

HOURS: 5 to 16 hours per week


Weekend availability required. Shifts may include:

  • Saturdays/Sundays 9:45 AM – 10:15 PM (this is two separate shifts; opening and then a closing shift, ranging from a 5 to 8 hour shift)

  • *Possible weekday shifts ranging from 3 - 9 PM Monday - Friday (only if needed and available to work)

    • Hours will vary depending on needs of department, special event, holiday/closed times, and schedule of other coordinators.

This is a five to sixteen hour a week, nineteen week term position.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Matt Farrar:


Recreation Fitness Class Instructors (FALL 2015)

Instruct recreation and/or fitness classes in the Campus Recreation department. For credit classes: Develop class syllabus and lesson plans; record and submit student attendance, mid-term and final grades. Maintain a safe and healthy instructional environment; ability to effectively communicate, demonstrate and instruct the skills required of the listed course.


  • Past teaching experience in the related field you are applying for
  • Fitness instruction certification (if applicable to the class you are applying for; required to show proof by first date of employment)
  • Current CPR/First Aid/AED certifications (required to show proof by first date of employment)
  • Personal fitness level necessary to teach the assigned course

Pay is set at $20/hour. Dates of classes are 9/2/15 - 12/14/15 unless otherwise indicated.

Classes available Fall 2015 (NOTE: we cannot change class days/times):

Martial Arts

  • Mixed Martial Arts: M/W, 8-8:55pm
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: M/W, 9-9:55pm

Fitness and Mind/Body: 

  • Cardio Kick Boxing: T/TH, 6:30-7:25pm
  • Zumba Dance: T/Th, 8-8:55pm

We do not hold resumes for future positions.

To apply, please send your resume along with three professional references to

Intramural Sports Officials

USD IM Sports is hiring sports officials for the Fall 2015 Intramural season. We have openings in football, soccer, volleyball, softball, and basketball. No officiating experience is necessary, but knowledge of the sport is required. Paid training provided.

To apply, send your resume to Call 619-260-4275 for more information.

USD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.