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We're on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals to join our stellar Recreation and Wellness (RecWell) team. Join us and become a valuable member that keeps RecWell a safe and fun place! Current openings are posted on JobX (in the SharkLink portal).

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Student Employment Job Descriptions

Certain RecWell student positions require specific skillsets and levels of experience. The following outlines the requirements of each role:

Climbing wall attendants help and supervise individuals using the rock-climbing wall. They ensure safety and functionality of the wall and all of its supporting equipment. Belay certification required.

Hours available:

  • Evenings and weekends as needed.

Divemasters supervise and support the NSU Academic Diving Program's scuba diving classes and scuba diving trips. They assist with various scuba course pool sessions and both course and recreational dive trips. They prepare, organize, and close the dive lockers and conduct dive briefings and are responsible for topside and underwater supervision of students.

  • Must hold active certification status as a PADI Divemaster.
  • Current CPR and first aid certification.
  • Must hold active Divemaster Professional Liability Insurance.
  • Must hold Diving Accident Insurance at the Master Level or higher.
Training and certification classes are available.

Facility attendants manage the phones and operate the front service desk by answering questions, enforcing facility and program policies, conducting face checks, and distributing information and directions. They also maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of the facility program space and also set up and break down program and reserved spaces as necessary. They provide facility tours and must possess working knowledge of free weights and exercise machines. Their job is to be visible on the fitness room floor to answer questions and provide general assistance.

Hours available:

  • Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Group exercise instructors lead safe and challenging group exercise classes. A nationally recognized certification and audition is required. Teaching opportunities are available mornings, afternoons, and evenings, 7 days a week.

Intramural sports officials officiate intramural sports games. Experience with sports required; officiating experience is not required. All training is provided.

Hours available:

Monday-Thursday 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. and occasional weekends.

Lifeguards prevent accidents through the enforcement of policies, rules, regulation, and the conduct of persons using the pool. Additional duties include scrubbing pool gutters, heavy vacuuming, and hosing deck. American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR certifications required.

Hours available:

  • Daily from dawn to dusk.

Must hold the following certifications:

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard
  • CPR/AED for Professional Responders
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen

*Training and certification classes are available. Contact for the most current offerings.

Membership attendants enroll new members to the NSU RecPlex. They process membership contracts and payments and must be knowledgeable and explain all membership terms and conditions and facility policies, be knowledgeable of all membership types, give facility tours, and answer questions about members’ accounts.
Personal trainers provide members with a quality, safe, and effective workout and maintain written documentation of each client. National certification is required. Trainers must pass an in-house written exam to qualify. Exercise-related majors preferred; hours based upon client-base

Scuba instructors teach and support the NSU Academic Diving Program's scuba diving classes and trips. Instructors prepare lesson plans and lead various scuba courses in the classroom and pool. They utilize multi-media and training aids, leads and assists both dive courses and recreational dives. They are responsible for topside and underwater supervision of students, fill scuba cylinders and rinse equipment, and respond to inquiries. They must hold active certification status as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

  • Current CPR and First Aid Instructor certification (EFR Instructor).
  • Must hold active Scuba Instructor Professional Liability Insurance.
  • Must hold Diving Accident Insurance at the Master Level or higher.
Training and certification classes are available.
Swim instructors teach private and/or group lessons. The position requires the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification. Swim instructors will be responsible for teaching parent/child classes as well as child and adult American Red Cross learn to swim programs. Swim Instructors help make participants feel comfortable, develop strokes, and create a positive learning environment. WSI certification is required.

Job positions that require specific skills and certifications, or those that are deemed to have more significant responsibility, are evaluated individually to determine the starting salary. Original certifications must be provided at the time of application.

Students studying sport and recreation management and those committed to a career in the field, athletic training, or exercise science are given preference on jobs; the base starting salary for student employment positions ranges from $8.56 to $20 per hour.

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

RecWell offers two-year graduate assistantship opportunities to qualifying graduate students. Graduate Assistants receive experience in program planning, event management, marketing, budgeting, staff supervision and training, and leadership. Graduate assistants gain valuable professional experience thanks to the opportunities they gained while working with RecWell.

Current Assistantships:

  • Intramural and Club Sports
  • Aquatics and Operations

RecWell Core Values


To act in a way that best reflects the characteristics of the office of Campus Recreation.


To respond to customer needs efficiently and effectively.


To do one’s job thoroughly, without being reminded what to do.


To go beyond the job description; to add value to the program and/or facility.


To make sure all programs and facilities provide a safe environment for all.


To be passionate about your work; to engage with our participants.


To provide service that exceeds customer expectations at all times.

Contact Us

Office of Recreation and Wellness
Nova Southeastern University
3300 S. University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33328-2004
(954) 262-7301 

Employee Testimonials

"I like working at the RecPlex because of the welcoming environment it provides. I enjoy coming to work not only for the great environment but for my coworkers. I have made great friends with them and they are part of the reason why I love this job. Not only do I gain great experience from here but I meet a lot of amazing people."

- Angelica - Rec Star

"I've gotten to meet so many new people here at NSU. This job gives great experience in customer service, and the environment here is warm and friendly."

- Kassandra - Rec Super Star

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