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Student Manager - Pro Shop (Position open until 9:00 pm on February 17) 

About the Organization Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides Cal Poly students with opportunities to experience life outside of the classroom through the wide variety of programs and services offered at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, Julian A. McPhee University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center, and Cal Poly Sports Complex. Cal Poly students and full-time staff members have the opportunity to work on campus to create quality programs and services for all students. Whether you are looking for a position that supports your academic/professional goals, need to support yourself while at Cal Poly, or are looking to develop your leadership skills, ASI offers a unique and fun work experience for all of our employees. Apply to join our team today!
EOE Statement The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Student Manager - Pro Shop  
Open Date 1/23/2023  
Close Date 2/18/2023  

Student Manager Pro Shop (Recreational Sports)

Definition and Purpose

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director – Recreational Sports, the student manager for Pro Shop is responsible for managing the Pro Shop daily operations and staffing. This position supervises a staff of 10 to 20 and works closely with the recreational sports leadership team. This position requires effective communication with staff and participants regarding programs, services, policies, and emergency response.

In order to maximize the student manager’s personal development and ensure that their experience with ASI is broad based, incumbents will be assigned additional responsibilities beyond their specific program or staff area.

ASI is committed to supporting the aspirations of the University Learning Objectives. Our employees are expected to make reasoned decisions based on ethics, respect for diversity, and an awareness of issues of sustainability. Additionally, they will work productively as individuals and in groups while communicating effectively.

Educational Requirements and Qualifying Experience

  • Must be a currently enrolled student at Cal Poly with a minimum of 6 units. All ASI student staff must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at Cal Poly. Graduate students must carry 4 units/3.0 cumulative GPA at Cal Poly.
  • Exhibit a developed sense of critical thinking, conflict management and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to stay focused while working in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others or independently, as the situation requires.
  • Ability to empathize and connect with others in an appropriate manner.
  • Ability to handle confidential information according to ASI policies and procedures.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Confidence to take risks and explore new ideas.
  • Display a high level of attention to detail.
  • Experience in developing and conducting assessments, reporting, and analyzing results.
  • Confidence to supervise peers.
  • Knowledge of Windows based computer systems (Microsoft Office).
  • Awareness of safety and risk-management procedures.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds, specific needs, or limitations.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise, schedule, and manage daily operations for staff of 10 to 20 student employees.
  • Assist in developing and conducting annual performance evaluations.
  • Train employees in essential duties, customer service and risk management.
  • Initiate and/or manage staff coaching, discipline and feedback for staff area.
  • Participate in leadership development training with immediate supervisor and student manager leadership team.
  • Complete weekly administrative duties, including but not limited to service requests, developing agendas, and conducting regular staff meetings.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Abide by and enforce all ASI and campus security regulations regarding confidential and private information.
  • Effectively manage applicable internal and external communication outlets.
  • Ensure all area manuals, procedures and resources are accurate and easily available to staff.
  • Display awareness of all ASI and staff area policies; enforce policies as necessary.
  • Maintain the integrity of the ASI philosophy and brand.
  • Produce regular reports, reviews, and assessments of staff area.
  • Exhibit punctuality and dependability by maintaining a consistent work schedule.
  • Serve as an information source of Recreational Sports and ASI programs and services.
  • Maintain professionalism in the workplace including but not limited to attire, behavior, and language.
  • Maintain familiarity with emergency response protocol.
  • Attend all meetings, workshops, and retreats.
  • Provide quality customer service to all staff and customers.
  • Maintain a positive work environment through interaction with staff, peers, and superiors.
  • Demonstrate understanding of effective and efficient resource management.
  • Demonstrate understanding and competency of specific technological resources used by staff area.


Specific Requirements

  • Provide excellent customer service to participants, visitors, and guests.
  • Establish and maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment for members and co-workers.
  • Display understanding and ability to perform all Pro Shop responsibilities including daily operations, resale, towel service, lost and found, abandoned items, equipment checkout, fitness and racquetball reservations, and equipment inventory.
  • Oversee all aspects of Pro Shop operations including resale, informal equipment, and reservation processes.
  • Oversee and manage late & damaged equipment procedures.
  • Ensure all forms, lost and found, and equipment checkout procedures are accurate and up to date.
  • Oversee and perform all cash handling duties and accounting processes with accuracy and integrity.
  • Enforce policies and guidelines regarding equipment checkout, reservations, cash handling, etc.
  • Train staff to ensure knowledge and understanding to anticipate needs and provide relevant solutions and alternatives.
  • Troubleshoot to find solutions to unexpected issues, provide follow up training as necessary.
  • Act as an ambassador of recreational sports and ASI programming with member education, department collaboration, and marketing programs and services.
  • Conduct monthly inventory check of all resale items.
  • Communicate facility closures/updates and program changes to staff and members.
  • Promote Recreation Center programs and services to members.
  • Maintain all Pro Shop documents and ensure that Pro Shop procedures are efficient and accurate.
  • Handle complex situations and disruptive or upset members in person, on telephone and via email.
  • Communicate facility and Pro Shop policies through marketing, outreach, education, etc.
  • Ensure consistent, accurate information is properly disseminated to staff and members.


Diversity and Inclusion

  • Recommend and support practices intended to eliminate racial, gender, or any other form of bias in processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate awareness of one’s own biases, comfort levels, and various aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Demonstrate effort to understand each person’s individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments.
  • Commit to continuous learning/improvement in DEI and cultural competence.
  • Work with director to review department’s policies, procedures, & practices related to DEI and participate in addressing barriers identified.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in ASI policy as a condition of their employment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Period of Employment

If hired, student managers must commit to a minimum of 9 weeks of employment over summer quarter.

Employment with this organization is of an "at will" nature, which means that the employee may resign at any time and ASI may discharge the employee at any time with or without cause.

Compensation and Hours

Pay Rate: $17.50 per hour; maximum 20 hours per week while attending academic classes. Maximum 40 hours per week when not attending academic classes.

Start Date: 05/23/2023 (20 hours needed weekly)

The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date revised: 01/18/2023

Number of Openings 1  
Location Recreational Sports  
Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Position Requirements

This position may require sitting, standing, walking, bending over, lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds, repetitive use of hands/arms, and eye/hand coordination.


Environmental factors include working inside, dirty, noisy, working with others, working around others and working alone.

Req Number STU-23-00003  
Shift Details None Specified 

Requires 1-2 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 3-4 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 5-6 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 7+ hours per day None Specified 

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