Miller Wellness Center Student Employment

Fun & Rewarding.

The Miller Wellness Center is one of the largest student employers on campus and is a perfect fit for students looking for a fun and rewarding collegiate work experience.

Under the helpful supervision of the professional staff, student staff are responsible for operations of the Miller Wellness Center. Student positions range from operations managers, membership services, graphic designers, and lifeguards, to intramural officials, group fitness instructors, fitness attendants, personal trainers, and many others.

    Join Our Team.

    Each program area within the Miller Wellness Center hires their own student staff depending on the need, which means jobs become available throughout the year. Although there is no set hiring timeline, most areas have their largest hiring period at the end of each semester to prepare for the upcoming semester. We encourage you to check back often to see open positions.

    If you are looking for a fun, healthy, rewarding collegiate work experience, the Miller Wellness Center is the right fit for you!

    To apply or search for job postings, click the button below. All SDSU students will automatically have access to Handshake via their MyState credentials. If you have any issues with Handshake, please contact Career Development for further assistance.

    Current Openings:

    • Climbing Wall Attendant
    • Member Services Desk Attendant
    • Outdoor Gear Rental Attendant
    • Promotions Specialist
    • Rabbit Ride Monitor

     

    Join Our Team!

    Student Employment Position Descriptions:

    Aquatics

    Lifeguard

    Grade III
    Must have a valid Lifeguarding Certification (American Red Cross or American Heart Association). Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the pool and pool area; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency. Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services. Must be responsible, patient, and demonstrate great customer service skills. Other responsibilities include: maintaining and organizing pool equipment, track participation and other documentation, and various cleaning duties.

    *This position will require a background check because of the following: Direct responsibility for care, safety, or security of human beings, including also vulnerable individuals, minors, or disabled.

    Water Safety Instructor

    Grade III
    Must have valid American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification and Lifeguarding Certification (American Red Cross or American Heart Association). Teach private, partner, or small group swim lessons of all ages. Water Safety Instructors are responsible for the education of individuals with regards to water safety and stroke development. Students must be patient, responsible for own schedules and willing to take extra time to ensure the correct instruction of participants.

    *This position will require a background check because of the following: Direct responsibility for care, safety, or security of human beings, including also vulnerable individuals, minors, or disabled.

    Competitive Sports

    Intramural Official

    Grade II
    Individual should have prior knowledge of the sport rules and possess the ability to enforce them. Provide a safe and fair playing environment while and performing player, game, and conflict management. Dress and act professionally and appropriately at all times. Ability to handle constructive criticism from other officials or supervisors is essential. Help Intramural Supervisors set up and break down equipment. Training sessions will be provided and are required for consideration for this position.

    Intramural Supervisor

    Grade III
    Ability to consistently enforce Intramural Sports policies and procedures is essential. Field/court preparation and equipment set up and break down on a nightly basis. Assist with record keeping (daily schedules, supervisor’s reports, accident reports, protest forms). Knowledge of sport rules and assist officials enforce them.  Provide a safe and fair playing environment while handling any conflicts that might arise. Assist Intramural Officials in the performance of their nightly duties.

    Students are eligible to become IM Supervisors after 1 semester of working at the Wellness Center.

    *This position will require a background check because of the following: Direct responsibility for care, safety, or security of human beings, including also vulnerable individuals, minors, or disabled.

    Fitness & Recreation

    Group Fitness Instructor (non-certified)

    Grade II
    Provide a safe, high quality land aerobics, water aerobics, & group cycling class(es). Have thorough knowledge of exercise and the physiological responses to exercise. Prepare music before class. Begin and end each class with appropriate warm-up and cool-down techniques. Responsible for the equipment used in class and cleanliness of the room after class. Track class participation. Communicate to participants regarding weekly updates and programming. Attend the specific class you will be instructing for more than one semester. Group fitness instructors will be called upon to teach classes over holidays, summers, and as substitute.

    Group Fitness Instructor (certified)

    Grade IV
    The certified Group Fitness Instructor will abide by the general guidelines of rules, regulations, and expectations of the non-certified instructor. Certified group fitness instructors must maintain current nationally recognized group fitness certification, along with CPR, First Aid, & AED. Certified fitness instructors will be called upon to teach classes over holidays, summers, and as substitutes.

    Personal Trainer

    Grade IV
    Have the ability to work with clients, make judgments and decisions clearly in assessing overall health- related issues, and are personally responsible for the safety and well-being of clients under their care during a training session. Personal trainers must maintain current nationally accredited personal training certification, along with CPR, First Aid, & AED. Must be able to provide safe training sessions, and develop and implement a creative routine for all ages and abilities. Perform personal fitness evaluations and equipment orientation.  Attend all meetings and provide any other duty as assigned from the Fitness Coordinator. Hiring is contingent on a personal background check as trainer is directly responsible for the personal safety and well-being of their clients. Also responsible for the implementation of the Jr. Fitness Program and small group training.

    *This position will require a background check because of the following: Direct responsibility for care, safety, or security of human beings, including also vulnerable individuals, minors, or disabled.

    Marketing

    Marketing/Graphic Design

    Grade III
    Responsible for the promotion of the Miller Wellness Center and Student Health Clinic and Counseling Programs by designing flyers; reader board display ads and software management; Neptune (Jack Jams) ad creation and software management, newspaper ads; social platforms; videography; and other campus publications. Represent the Miller Wellness Center at on- and off-campus wellness events, included but no limited to wellness fairs, intramural events, New Student Orientation, membership corporate events, etc. 

    This position will assist the Communications & Outreach Coordinator in all aspects of the job.
    Entry level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite required.

    Interest in marketing or publicity, design and photography experience, and strong communication skills preferred.
    Must be able to work independently, as well as with a team to see the strategic goals of the department.

    Operations

    Member Services Attendant (Front Desk)

    Grade I
    Desk attendants are responsible for greeting students and members as they enter the Wellness Center. Employees will control and grant access into the facility by monitoring for proper membership and identification. Duties also include: checking out equipment; performing point- of-sale operations, following proper cash handling procedures; logging lost and found items; and providing information about programs, services and facilities while delivering exceptional customer service. Expected to answer phone calls; acquire general knowledge of all programs and offerings; process

    Maintenance Assistant

    Grade II
    The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for helping our full time Maintenance Worker in fixing broken fitness equipment, performing preventative maintenance, and other general building maintenance projects. This position will also work closely with our Facility Attendants on larger projects focusing on building and machine cleanliness. A basic knowledge with a background in electrical or mechanical maintenance experience is preferred. This position does not require any certifications. Must be able to receive instructions and work on their own to complete tasks.

    Operations Manager

    Grade V
    Operations Managers are the facility supervisors and act as the liaison between professional staff and student staff and patrons. They must be knowledgeable of all programming, policies, and procedures in the Wellness Center. Operations Managers provide leadership during emergency situations, manage with conflict with patrons, enforce policies and procedures, assist with maintenance and custodial duties, manage daily operations, set up for special events and reservations, and supervise and evaluate all other student staff on shift. Students must have experience working within the Wellness Center prior to becoming an Operations Manager.

    Students are eligible to become Operations Managers after 1 semester of working at the Wellness Center.

    *This position will require a background check because of the following: Control of confidential data files, essential electronic information resources, confidential information, or combinations thereof. Master key access to multiple buildings or large amount of space, or control of University facilities. Extensive authority for committing the financial resources of the University, or direct access to large amounts of cash. Direct responsibility for care, safety, or security of human beings, including also vulnerable individuals, minors, or disabled.

    Outdoor Programs

    Climbing Wall Attendant

    Grade I
    Provide safe, high quality, climbing wall supervision and instruction.  Have thorough knowledge of safety checks, commands, and belaying. Maintain Climbing Wall area and equipment. Duties include: maintenance of climbing wall area and equipment; assist with climbing classes, programming and special events; assist with inventory and inspection of equipment; and track participation.

    *This position will require a background check because of the following: Direct responsibility for care, safety, or security of human beings, including also vulnerable individuals, minors, or disabled.

    Outdoor Gear Rental Attendant

    Grade I
    Staff member should have a working understanding of rental equipment and understand how to relay information to patrons. Must be physically capable of assisting patrons in loading gear to, and removal from, personal vehicles, if applicable. Capable of performing all attendant duties including: customer service, data entry, receive and relay telephone messages, file, copy, receive payments, and maintain rental waivers and contracts.

    *This position will require a background check because of the following: Control of confidential data files, essential electronic information resources, confidential information, or combinations thereof. Extensive authority for committing the financial resources of the University, or direct access to large amounts of cash.

    Special Programs

    Rabbit Ride Monitor

    Grade I
    Supervisor of riders, not a driver. The Safe Ride monitor is responsible for: cleaning and preparing the Safe Ride bus prior to and at the end of scheduled shift, greeting riders, answering the Safe Ride phone, maintaining ridership log with rider counts and ‘stop’ locations, announcing the name of each ‘stop’ to the riders while following the  bus routes, observing the behavior of riders to watch for those violating Safe Ride rules and filling out incident/accident reports as necessary. Attend two paid training sessions (fall and spring). Student must have a vehicle on campus. CPR certification is required.

    *This position will require a background check because of the following: Direct responsibility for care, safety, or security of human beings, including also vulnerable individuals, minors, or disabled.

    Summer Camp Counselor

    Grade I
    Promote an enthusiastic, fun-filled environment, while promoting positive behavior and friendship among campers. Counselors should possess the ability to teach and lead various recreational activities throughout the Wellness Center and Brookings community. Counselors should have good communication skills and interact well with children, all while working within a fast-paced environment.

    *This position will require a background check because of the following: Direct responsibility for care, safety, or security of human beings, including also vulnerable individuals, minors, or disabled.

    CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor

    Grade IV
    Must have valid American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor certification. Teach appropriate classes or clinics as scheduled.