The Athletic Aide I will maintain and set up athletic facilities and department equipment for activities & events associated with the Athletics and Recreation Department.
Sets-up/takes-down for both indoor and outdoor activities and events. This includes setting up/taking down things such as fences, bleachers, benches, scoreboards, PA systems, windscreens, nets, goals, baskets, tables, chairs, lane lines, starting blocks, pole vault runways, high jump pads, wrestling mats, etc.
Measures and paints field lines for activities using outdoor fields; measures and tapes court lines on indoor courts.
Performs the daily maintenance of the softball and baseball infields as well as the long jump/steeplechase pits. This includes dragging/scarifying infields, raking pitcher's mounds/bullpens/home plates/baselines/pits, watering, bailing water, installing plates, etc.
Assembles, performs basic maintenance and troubleshoots problems with equipment. This includes assembling cabinets, ball carriers, carts, etc., and maintaining basketball backboards, rims, batting cages, nets, goal nets, windscreens, etc. Informs supervisor of need for equipment repair.
Operates department vehicles which include a pick-up truck, vans, field markers, and utility vehicle. As part of basic maintenance of these vehicles, performs general cleaning, checks oil, fills window-washer fluid, adjusts tire pressure, fills gas tank, greases exposed joints, etc. Informs supervisor of problems associated with the vehicles.
Cleans fitness equipment. Distributes, collects and changes hand towels used by patrons to clean fitness equipment. Distributes and fills the cleaning solution spray bottles used by patrons to clean fitness equipment. Informs supervisor of any problems found with the fitness equipment.
Assists with departmental deliveries, moving departmental items, and running departmental errands.
Maintains and organizes three workshops and multiple storage areas.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Must be able to read and write; must be able to follow oral and written instructions.
Must be capable of communicating effectively with supervisor, students, staff, faculty and the public.
Education, Experience and Certifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Illinois driver’s license required.
Technical Knowledge and Skills:
Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
Knowledge of athletic equipment care and maintenance techniques.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Must be capable of strenuous physical activity involving lifting overhead up to 40 lbs., bending, reaching, climbing, standing for long periods, walking distances, working in inclement weather, etc.
Significant overtime is required (especially on weekends).
The University of Chicago is one of the nation's leading institutions of higher education and research. Campus and Student Life (CSL) is comprised of 20 departments that serve the University's 17,500 college, graduate, and professional school students, as well as the campus community more broadly. CSL is importantly charged with the dual task of supporting all students in the University, graduate and undergraduate, and managing multiple campus departments and services that serve the entire campus community. CSL's programs and services focus on supporting student academic success, providing opportunities for personal growth and leadership development, developing community and engagement through the residential housing and dining program, and in areas such as artistic expression, spiritual exploration, and athletic competition. The University of Chicago community includes approximately 7,000 undergraduates and 10,500 graduate, professional, and other students and there are over 400 recognized student organizations working together to create a vibrant and dynamic student life. The University of Chicago is a member of the University Athletic Association and the NCAA (Division III). The... University sponsors 20 varsity sports. The Department of Athletics & Recreation maintains an environment that supports the student athletes' commitment to thriving academically and athletically. A diverse, challenging athletic program supplements the rigorous academic curriculum. The lessons learned through athletic endeavors represent an invaluable part of the nonacademic aspects of a holistic education. Achieving this goal is based on a commitment to excellence