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Operations Intern, Recreation & Wellness

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Position Overview

The Operations Intern will assist the Assistant Director of Operations support the Operations, Facilities, and Events areas based on the BUBeWell experience framework for the Office of Recreation & Wellness and assist with efforts for the department of Health & Recreation. This position will help with oversight of the Operations staff, reservations within the Health and Recreation Complex, and with the partnership with facilities. This position will help with the development, scheduling, and growth of about 40-45 part-time student employees. This position will strive to assist the Office of Recreation & Wellness foster an inclusive environment that seeks to serve a diverse campus community through actively developing and implementing strategies and programs to engage under-represented populations. This position directly reports to the Assistant Director of Operations.

This is a part-time position with a tentative start date of August 2024.

The Office of Recreation & Wellness creates a foundation of well-being by providing exceptional, inclusive, and innovative programs, services, and facilities for the Butler community to enhance the student experience.

  • Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, development, and evaluation of approximately 60 student employees including Operations Leads, Member Services Assistants, and Operations Supervisors
  • Oversee front desk operations including patron access, guest pass and membership sales
  • Create resource guides, procedural manuals, and other tools for employee reference
  • Collaborate across department program areas to ensure staff maintain current and accurate knowledge of programs, services, facility hours, events, and policies
  • Maintain sports equipment inventory and make recommendations for purchases
  • Conduct facility inspections and communicate maintenance or custodial needs
  • Assist Assistant Director of Operations with scheduling reservations and events through EMS system
  • Attend and participate in University and Departmental events, programs, and training
  • Provide evening and weekend operational support and event coordination as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 1-2 years of campus recreation and/or wellness experience
  • Current certified in CPR/AED/First AID through the American Red Cross, or able to get certified within 30-days of start date.
  • Ability to work independently on tasks and projects.
  • Be detail oriented and possess strong organizational skills.
  • Display effective communication skills to engage with faculty, staff, students, and the Butler community.
  • Ability to utilize basic office equipment and technology including basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Position Information
  • Pay Scale: $15/hour
  • Hours: 30 hours/week
  • Commitment: 1 year agreement (2+ years contingent upon successful evaluation at the end of 1 year)
  • Anticipated Start Date: August 2024
  • Reports to: Assistant Director of Operations
About Butler

Butler University is an innovative collegiate university. In the 2021 “Best Colleges” edition of U.S. News & World Report, it ranked Butler No. 1 overall among Midwest Schools. Ranked No. 1 among the Midwest’s “Most Innovative Schools”. Ranked No. 1 among the Midwest for “Best Undergraduate Teaching”. Butler’s mission is to provide the highest quality of liberal and professional education and to integrate the liberal arts with professional education, by creating and fostering a stimulating intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry among students, faculty, and staff.

In the Fall of 2018, Butler launched BUBeWell, the foundation for a transformative and holistic Butler experience. Through BUBeWell, we foster a positive environment that helps the Butler community grow, learn, and be the best version of themselves. As part of BUBeWell, the Office of Recreation & Wellness plays a major role in delivery of programs and services.

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana is the hometown of Butler. Nicknamed the Crossroads of America and home to five professional sports teams, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and many major businesses and corporations. Indianapolis welcomes all and a place that celebrates diverse cultures and shared histories through festivals, arts, and cultural events. Named by Condé Nast as “the most underrated food city in America,” we also claim the world’s largest single-day sporting event (Indianapolis 500) and North America’s top-rated airport for six years in a row. In addition to the Colts, Pacers, Fever, Indy Eleven, Indians, and Fuel, we are homebase for the NCAA and numerous collegiate and Olympic Sports organizations. From jazz to motorsports to the world’s fastest bicycle wheels, Kurt Vonnegut and John Green to Salesforce and Eli Lilly and Co., our spirited social, cultural, and business entrepreneurs form collaborative partnerships and move big ideas into action. Forbes (2017) named Indianapolis one of the best cities for young professionals. Business Insider (2018) ranked Indianapolis 10th among best cities for new college graduates where jobs are abundant, and housing is affordable. Campus is only five miles from downtown, so Bulldogs really get the best of both worlds: a close-knit community with easy access to all that Indianapolis has to offer.

Butler University is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Advertised: April 12, 2024
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