Employment Opportunities

As an employee of Stanford University’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education, Recreation, and Wellness you represent both Stanford Athletics and the University. We interact daily with university faculty, staff, students, and alumni; as well as with the local community. As Cardinal Rec employees we strive to create a welcoming and safe environment at our facilities.

Aquatics // Club Sports // Facilities // Fitness // Intramural Sports // Outdoor Education // Physical Education


Front Gate Associate (FGA)

Work the front entrance of the rec pool facilities on campus. Looking for energetic, customer service-orientated applicants. Come join our great team!

Pay Rate: $14.60 per hour

Work Hours: Students may work 5-20 hrs/wk during the quarter and up to 40 hours per week during the academic breaks.

For more information or to apply, please contact James Gable, Aquatics Operations and Events Coordinator at jcgable@stanford.edu, (650) 736-3436. Please download the employment application here and submit it with your resume when applying.


Ensure the safety of patrons of the facility by preventing and responding to emergencies. Lifeguard Rec swim, club groups, classes, and events. Set up and tear down pools and perform pool and facility cleaning and maintenance. Perform other duties as assigned by management. Open and close facility when needed.

This position requires working weekends, evenings and holidays.

Current certifications of American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

Pay Rate: $14.60 per hour

Work Hours: Students may work 5-20 hrs/wk during the quarter and up to 40 hours per week during the academic breaks.

For more information or to apply, please contact Olivia Palmer, Ompalmer@stanford.edu or (650) 736-3437.

Please download the employment application here and submit it with your resume when applying

Swim Instructor

Provide swimming instruction (group and private) to adults of all levels and abilities. Teach swimming fundamentals, stroke mechanics, and basic water safety.

Previous experience teaching adults to swim. American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer certification required. American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguarding/First Aid certifications preferred.

Pay Rate: $25 per hour

Please send your resume and cover letter to Michelle Gable, Assistant Director of Aquatics at michelle.gable@stanford.edu, (650) 498-0755.

Club Sports

Administrative Assistant for Recreation

Stanford University Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation

Stanford Recreation seeks an Administrative Assistant who will be responsible for assisting multiple full-time staff with essential day-to-day administrative tasks and program oversight and management. The position reports to the Coordinator for Club Sports, but will serve a variety of program areas including Club Sports, Intramural Sports, and Physical Education. This is a part-time (20 hours/week) position.

Primary Responsibilities
• Assist with managing online program and class registration systems
• Managing weekly collection, dissemination and promotion of results and events
• Maintaining competitive schedules and calendars
• Collecting, filing and maintaining detailed records of required forms (waivers, driver forms, health forms, etc.)
• Coordinating apparel orders and apparel distribution
• Managing equipment inventory, maintenance, and rental system
• Assist with event planning and execution
• Scheduling of weekly office hours to serve as an on-site resource for various needs (form drop-off, credit card usage, facility access, equipment check-out, etc.)
• Provide general support as needed and other duties as assigned

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year university is required
• Microsoft Office, including Excel
• Experience in the field of recreation or as an administrative assistant preferred

Skills and Abilities
• Well organized and detail oriented
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Quick learner, able to work independently and multi-task
• Strong interpersonal skills and a customer service approach
• Understanding and interests in athletics, recreation and/or physical education

• $20.00/hour

• The Administrative Assistant and Coordinator for Club Sports will determine a weekly and/or regular work schedule in accordance with the needs of the position and the availability of the employee.

To Apply
• Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Claire Davis at clairecdavis@stanford.edu.

Lead Athletic Trainer

The Stanford Department of Athletics, Physical Education, Recreation & Wellness is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Lead Athletic Trainer for Stanford Club Sports.

This is a part-time hourly position of up to 30 hours/week September 15, 2014 through June 15, 2015. Additional hours may be available through the teams directly for competition, practice and camp coverage.

• Serve as the Lead Athletic Trainer for 32 Collegiate Club Sports Teams.
• Supervise training room operations and other part-time athletic trainers.
• Supervise the prevention, evaluation, treatment and care of club sport athletic injuries.
• Make injury referrals to appropriate medical personnel, including club sports team physician, affiliated fellows, and other campus resources.
• Rehab and condition athletes upon referral from physicians using appropriate modalities, physical agents and therapeutic devices.
• Update coaches, physicians and club sport administrator on the status of injured athletes.
• Develop training room policies and maintain records on all aspects of the athletic training operations.

The Lead Athletic Trainer will report to Associate Director for Recreation Sports and Physical Education. This position is not affiliated with Stanford Sports Medicine/Athletic Training.

• Master’s Degree in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, or related field required.
• Current certified NATA member in good standing.
• Minimum of 3-5 years certified experience in athletic training, preferably at the collegiate level including contact sports.
• Detailed knowledge of and experience using methods and aids associated with the prevention, evaluation, care and treatment of a wide variety athletic injuries from different sports.
• Current strength and conditioning certification and experience preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal skills as well as demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
• Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

Hourly rate commensurate with education and experience. This position does not include benefits.

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Pamela Mahlow at mahlow@stanford.edu.


For Front Desk jobs, please fill out the application here and return it to the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Rec (ACSR) front desk located at 341 Galvez Street or the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (AOERC) at 285 Santa Teresa St. You can also email the application to recreation at stanford dot edu. Please be sure to include your email address on the application.

Arrillaga Rec Center at SLAC

Stanford University’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation has an opening for a part-time facility attendant, available immediately. This position will monitor activity in the Arrillaga Recreation Center at SLAC, as well as be involved in supervising recreational activities within the facility.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a background and interest in fitness. Those with experience in fitness instruction, personal training, customer service, and facility management are preferred. This is a non-benefited casual position. Work hours will vary between 6am and 7pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants can expect to work 10-20 hours per week. Please attach a cover letter and resume to be viewed by the hiring committee.

Please send resume and cover letter to Kaela Hoch Watson at khoch@stanford.edu.


Fitness Center Supervisor

The Stanford University’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation has an opening for a part-time fitness center supervisors, available immediately. This position will monitor the fitness center areas in the ACSR, AOERC, and Tresidder.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a background and interest in fitness and customer service. The ideal candidate would be someone who has great interpersonal skills, self-motivated, organized, able to clean and take initiative, and lift up to 45 lbs (at times). This is a non-benefited casual position. Work hours will vary, please reference job description here. Applicants can expect to work 10-20 hours per week.

Department: Department of Athletics, Physical Education, Recreation, and Wellness
Reports To: Assistant Director of Fitness Facilities
Hiring Shifts:
M-F: 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Responsible for working the fitness desk area, cleaning fitness equipment, greeting customers, answering the phone, and assisting people in signing into training and fitness classes. Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to keeping the Fitness Center clean, and organized.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
• Work a minimum of 2 shifts per week.
• Clean fitness center equipment, including but not limited to, strength equipment, cardio equipment, free weights, fitness flooring, equipment mats.
• Provide great customer service for members and guest, this includes being knowledgeable about recreation programming services.
• Support and assist the staff (Personal Trainers, BeWell Assessors, Fitness Center Agent, and Assistant Manager of Fitness Facilities.)
• Attend staff meetings as requested by program and department.
• Responsible for reading, understanding and following guidelines in DAPER fitness Center Manual.
• Maintain a safe and clean environment by monitoring constantly and addressing cleanliness issues immediately.
• Exercise good interpersonal skills by gladly assisting others to accomplish the work of the organization, even if it’s outside the scope of regular duties.
• Check in and out fitness equipment to patrons.
• Enforce Fitness Center policies and regulations.
• Report problems, suggestions, or equipment issues immediately to the direct supervisor.
• Must be able to lift, 45 lb plates as well as heavier weights at times.

Education and Experience Required
A high school diploma, some college is preferred. American Red Cross CPR and First Aid certification must be obtained within three months of employment.

Ability to demonstrate professional public relations skills, interpersonal and communication skills. Prioritize tasks, Operate office machines and equipment. Be trained on new techniques and jobs. Work days, evenings and weekends a minimum of two shifts per week. Problem Solve.

Work Environment:
The environment can be moderately loud at times with respect to weights, fitness classes, cardio machine usage.

To Apply:
Please fill out the application here and email to samrec@stanford.edu. Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.


Intramural Sports

The success of our program is a direct result of student involvement. All men and women are encouraged to participate, not only at the competitive level, but also as staff members. Students are the front line employees of the Intramural Sports program. As such, the Intramural Sports program hires students to fill roles as scorekeepers, officials, and supervisors throughout the year. All employment opportunities within Intramural Sports are listed below.

Intramural Official

Start at $13.50/hour
Title: Sport Official
Reports To: Sport Supervisor
Shift Times: Depending on the sport/season, games are scheduled anywhere between
4 p.m. – 11 p.m. Monday – Friday; and between 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Officials are also called upon to staff Tournaments.

General Description:
The Intramural Sports Official shall, to the best of his/her ability, officiate and /or keep accurate records and score of those contests sponsored by the Intramural Sports program, in accordance with the rules of the sport and program regulations. The official is charged with the responsibility of maintaining orderly conduct, an environment that promotes safety and fairness, on the court or field to which he/she is assigned, and will perform other duties as assigned.

The basics…..

• We are looking for responsible sports enthusiasts who enjoy working in a flexible, fun, and social atmosphere
• We offer the opportunity to acquire transferable leadership and management skills in an environment that provides room for advancement
• Basketball Officials start at $13.50/hour and are needed on Mon-Thurs from 7-11 p.m. and Sundays from 4-11 p.m.
• Potential officials must attend an in classroom clinic and an on site/on the fields clinic

Download the application here.


For more information, please contact Travis Jew – Coordinator of Intramural Sports
(650) 723-1081


fill out the application here and submit it to the ACSR front desk at 341 Galvez.

Outdoor Education

The Stanford Outdoor Education Outdoor Center provides a space for Stanford students, faculty, staff, and other affiliates to address their questions, gear needs, and registrations for outdoor pursuits around Stanford University. Outdoor Center staff allows the Stanford community access to outdoor recreation information, trip and course registration, community use space, gear rental, and providing information on backcountry travel.

Outdoor Center Assistant

Reports to: Outdoor Center Associate, Coordinator of Outdoor Programs & Outfitting

The SOE Outdoor Center Assistant plays an active role in the first impression and ongoing experience all users have with the outdoor center and SOE. They maintain the physical space, and are essential in providing framework and resources for Stanford’s community of outdoor enthusiasts, leaders, and learners. They are responsible for operating and closing the cash register at the end of each day, and reporting any discrepancies to the Outdoor Center Associate.

Responsibilities include:
· Manage and close the cash register during each shift.
· Provide exceptional service and answers to customer questions (written, in-person, & telephone)
· Cultivate a welcoming and inclusive space for individuals and groups to connect over outdoor recreation and leadership pursuits
· Execute data entry and scheduling systems for trip, course administration and logistics
· Collect registration and payment for participants in Outdoor Program trips, classes, experiences; maintain a till and track accounting
· Inventory and manage resource library
· Inventory and stock business supplies
· Run sales for basic retail offerings
· Taking equipment reservations.
· Process payment for retail and trip purchases/reservations
· Maintain center orderliness and cleanliness
· Attend staff meetings as scheduled
· Assist in planning, marketing and execution of the gear swaps and other special events.
· Other duties as assigned.

The Outdoor Center Associate will commit 20 hours per week, working from 6-10pm Monday through Thursday and 4-8pm on Friday. (Summer hours are flexible)

Minimum Requirements
· Affability and a desire to interact with customers
· Demonstrated flexibility and ability to prioritize evolving problems and tasks, finding solutions
· Exhibition of positive attitude, tact, sensitivity, and sound judgment to deal effectively with a diversity of staff, customer individuals and groups, vendors and contractors
· Enthusiasm for the outdoors
· Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills
· Ability to work effectively with little supervision, and within a collaborative team

Abilities Required
· Frequently required to lift, carry and move up to 50 lbs of supplies, equipment and materials
· Duties involve cleaning (vacuuming, sweeping, center floor-maintenance).
· Uses a computer for extended periods of time.

Preferred Qualifications
· Experience in retail and money management.
· Interest/experience in outdoor education and recreation trips and pursuits.
· Attention to detail and organization in office-type work.
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, registration software (Ideal-logic) and other computer systems.
· Experience with facility improvement, cleaning techniques.
· Knowledge of California wilderness and the interest and ability to promote resources for trip planning.

• $15.00 per hour.
• Free personal gear rentals.
• The chance to hang out with cool people who are excited about the outdoors and help develop a new and growing program that provides a great service to the community.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and experience to outdoored@stanford.edu. Questions about the program or the position can be sent to the same e-mail address.

Stanford Outdoor Education is currently hiring for the following positions:

Outfitting Manager
Trip Facilitation Manager
Trip Approval Manager
Outdoor Center Staff
Outfitting Specialists
Climbing Wall Floor Supervisor

To Apply:

Please download and complete the SOE Job Application and send, along with resume and cover letter, to outdoored@stanford.edu

Physical Education

Physical Education Instructor

Physical Education instructors educate and teach skills to students at the collegiate level that facilitate a healthy active lifestyle. Skills learned in physical education classes transfer to recreational activities. The Physical Education instructor reports to the Assistant Director for Physical Education. Instructors must abide by all policy and procedure guidelines set by the Physical Education Department. All Physical Education instructors are hired as contingent (hourly position) employees.

Job Responsibilities:
A) Instruction
• Demonstrates and explains basic skills and knowledge in physical fitness, health education, sports and dance; Monitors participants for proper positioning and activity intensity; Provides basic information about nutrition, stretching, goal setting and other wellness topics.
• Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the course to the needs of each student/participant; Evaluates student/participant growth in physical skills and knowledge.
• Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of student/participants; Responds to emergency situations appropriately.
• Maintains appropriate professional credentials.
• Attends mandatory meetings as established by supervisor.
• Performs administrative duties such as: entering timecards, updating syllabi, grading, recording accident / incident reports, etc.
• Performs other relevant duties assigned by the supervisor.

B) Equipment Care & Maintenance
• Sets up and takes down/stores equipment appropriately; after each class, ensures the room is clean and ready for the next class to begin.
• Instructors are responsible for updating supervisor as equipment needs change due to activity planning and/or wear and use.
• Removes all damaged and/or defective equipment immediately and notifies supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Certification from a professional health and/or fitness organization (ACSM, NSCA, NASM, ACHA)
• Current First Aid/CPR certification
• At least two to three years of experience in fitness, sports, or dance instruction
• Well-organized and prepared to teach classes
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Personal, outgoing and motivating personality
• Creative, flexible and adaptable in a changing teaching environment (class activity and location may change due to special events and other schedule changes)

Preferred Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Health Education or a related field.

NCAA and Administrative Guide Policy
This position is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for insuring that his/her involvement with Athletic Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pacific-12 rules and regulations, as well as policies and guidelines set forth by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

To Apply:
Please contact Tia Lillie at tlillie@stanford.edu.