*CENTERS Talent Pool

Location | US-IL-Chicago | US-OH-Cleveland | US-MO-St. Louis | US-WV-Huntington | US-AL-Birmingham | US-CT-West Haven | US-IL-Palos Hills | US-IL-Palatine | US-AL-Jacksonville | US-WV-Morgantown...
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Interested in joining CENTERS? Complete your application and upload your resume to the CENTERS Talent Pool and be notified when new positions become available. 


CENTERS is a management company that specializes in campus recreation. We partner with universities to manage their departments, facilities, finances, and deliver exceptional customer service. Since 1998, CENTERS remains the first and only mission centric organization committed to student development and departmental excellence on behalf of its clients. We are currently operating university campus recreation centers at ten site locations within the United States, and our management team has more than 100 years of professional experience in collegiate recreation, with a focus on market responsiveness, mission sensitivity, cost effectiveness, and a commitment to excellence on behalf of our clients.


If you are a talented professional and want to work with the best - don't wait until an open position is posted - complete your application now! We are always looking for experienced, detail-oriented people with strong communication skills to join our growing organization, and we review the Talent Pool regularly.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree required; Advanced degree preferred.
  • Must have at least two (2) years of professional experience, preferably in a university environment.
  • Fiscal accountability, capability of understanding budgets.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities.
  • Ability to write concise, logical reports.
  • Knowledge of standard practices in recreational sports.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work as part of, and lead a collaborative, professional team.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm.

[The competencies listed below represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform each essential function.]


Technical Competencies

  • PC proficient and able to use Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Some knowledge of HR theories and best practices in recruitment and staff development
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and CSI Software

Professional Competencies

  • Adaptability, analytical & critical thinking, initiative & motivation, planning & project management, decision making & judgment, business acumen, customer service, teamwork, diversity awareness, interpersonal relationships, communication, integrity, leadership, long-term focus, organizational learning & change management

Human Relations:

Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers, community members, local businesses, community partners and vendors. Contact involves troubleshooting, informing, exchanging information, negotiating, making recommendations, and giving information or instructions.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Work Environment and Physical Demands: 

[The demands marked below are representative of those that will be required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please indicate below where reasonable accommodation may be needed.]


Work Environment

  • Office environment/ recreation environment
  • Non-smoking environment
  • Moderate to loud noise
  • Local, regional and national travel as required
  • Evening or weekend work as required                     

Physical Demands

  • Sitting at desk or table for at least 70% of the work day
  • Walking or working 30% of the work day
  • Repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement (while operating computer equipment)
  • Occasional bending, stooping
  • Eye-hand coordination (keyboard typing)
  • Hearing and talking
  • Extended periods of reading fine print


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