Campus Recreation & Wellness Intern
Louisville, KY 
Posted 6 days ago
Job/Internship Description

About Bellarmine University:

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in The Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, is one of the top 20 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2019 college rankings and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world. Beginning in Fall 2020, Bellarmine's 22 athletic teams will compete in NCAA Division I, through an invitation from the ASUN Conference.

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 145-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood and 46+ acres off-campus in Louisville, KY, which Forbes recently recognized as a "Top 15 City" for affordable living and National Geographic calls one of the "Best Small Cities in the U.S." Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Bellarmine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Bellarmine is committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bellarmine will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of its increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Job Description:

Join the Campus Recreation and Wellness team as a post baccalaureate intern and gain valuable skills and experiences working in the Sports, Recreation, Fitness Center (SuRF). This position offers the opportunity to create a vibrant community for students to engage with intramurals and club sports, fitness, and wellness. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Director of Campus Recreation with management of general operations, programs, and services offered via the SuRF.
  • Assist the Assistant Director with the overall supervision of Intramural & Club Sports programs and activities
  • Assess the recreational needs of students and assist with the development of creative programs to meet those needs; these programs include but are not limited to fitness and/or wellness classes, intramural activities, virtual programming, etc.
  • Create and implement imaginative marketing techniques to promote recreational programs
  • Assist in the general maintenance and cleaning of the SuRF facility and its equipment
  • Assess patrons' feedback and needs, evaluate current programs, and provide effective customer service regarding patron problems, inquiries, and complaints
  • Supervise student employees and participate in their hiring, development, and evaluation
  • Provide weekend and evening coverage at the SuRF Center when student employees are unavailable
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Health & Physical Education, Exercise Science, Athletic Training, or a related field is preferable. Applicants who are currently pursuing a degree will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working within a Campus Recreation department
  • Experience with social media marketing and promotions including virtual programming and outreach
  • An understanding and working knowledge of cardiovascular and weight training equipment
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral skills, ability to work independently and on a team
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Good organization skills and attention to detail
  • Certifications in First Aid, CPR, and Automatic Emergency Defibrillator (AED)

Additional Information:

The compensation for this position is $12.00 per hour at an (estimated) 20 hours per week.

The anticipated start date for this position is August 15, 2022 and will end on March 24, 2023.

Bellarmine University is committed to core values of diversity, equity and inclusion and embraces diversity in our workforce among members of faculty, staff and administration. We remain committed to affirmative actions, policies, procedures and attitudes necessary to continue to build and retain a diverse and equitable workforce. We will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of our increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential. As part of Bellarmine's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will seek to ensure that all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, layoff and termination processes remain free of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Application Instructions:

Applications are currently being accepted and review will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references to the job posting on Bellarmine University's Human Resources page by clicking on the "Apply Now" button. Please email any additional questions to the Director of Campus Recreation, Shawn Newton at

Bellarmine University requires COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty and staff. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information may be found at



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