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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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As the only nationally accredited undergraduate RPLS program in the state our graduates are sought after. Thus, the RPLS department is frequently asked by agencies and organizations to post professional positions.  Check back regularly as the site is periodically updated.

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Career Opportunities

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Youth Program Coordinator, ISD 192, Farmington MN

The Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of youth enrichment programs geared primarily to school aged youth.  For full job description and to apply visit the website.  Application deadline is July 25, 2018. 

Aquatics Specialist, Lakeshore Foundation, AL

Lakeshore Foundation is currently seeking an individual responsible for leading classes, special programs and one-on-one sessions focused on the improvement of quality of life for Lakeshore Foundation members.  The position will report to the Director of Aquatics and if fulltime.  For more information and to apply visit

Scott County Family YMCA, Davenport IA

Job Openings in Scott County Iowa YMCA's include: Personal Trainer, Sports Internship, Accounting Internship, Person Training/Health and Wellness Internship, IT Internship, Cook Assistant, Youth Sports Official, Program Director of Kids Club, Custodian, Administrative Services Director of Camp & Fund Development, Water Fitness Instructor.  For complete list of avilable jobs, visit  

Fort Ridgely State Park, Farifax MN

Fort Ridgely State Park is seeking a part-time Buildings and Grounds Worker.  The job begins immediately and runs through mid-November.  The position will work 32-40 hours per week.  Duties will include grounds maintenance, building maintenance, resource management, trail and road maintenance, and other tasks as assigned.  To apply, send resume to Joanne Svendsen Fort Ridgely State Park 72158 County Rd. 30 Fairfax, MN 55332.  

Seasonal Public Works Worker, Eagle Lake 

This position will perform mowing and weed trimming in public spaces including parks.  Hours will be Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Most possess a valid MN Class D driver's license with a good driving record.  For more information and to apply click here:  

Landscape Grounds Attendant, St. Paul Academy & Summit Schools

SPA is currently seeking a part-time, seasonal Landscape & Grounds Attendant.  They will be responsible for providing the students and users of SPA with safe and properly maintained facilities.  If you are interested, please see full position description and apply here:  

Wake Forest University Campus Recreation, NC

Wake Forest Campus Recreation is looking to hire an Assistant Director of Outdoor Pursuits.  This position is responsible for all aspects of Wake Forest's outdoor recreational program.  For complete position description click here:  

Wilderness Inquiry, MN

Wilderness Inquirey has many part-time, seasonal and full-time positions they are currently seeking to fill.  For complete descirptions and to apply:

Carver County Parks, MN

Carver County Parks is looking to hire for Summer 2018 Employment.  They are looking for Outdoor Recreation Instructor, Park & Campground Attendant, AIS Watercraft Inspector.  Internship, Practicum and Field Experience applicable!  For more information on these and other opportunities with Carver county please visit:  

Voyageur Environmental Center, Mound MN

Voyageur is looking for Counselors, Program Area Specialist, and Lifeguards for summer.  Visit the website for more information.  

Skyhawks, MN

Skyhawks Minnesota conducts summer sports camps, school year programs, sports leagues and sports clinics in sports such as: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, gofl, lacrosse, multi-sport, soccer, tennis, track and field, volleyball.  For more inforamtion click here:  

Voyageur Canoe Outfitters, Grand Marais, MN

Voyageur Canoe Outfitters is looking for 8-10 individuals who will be a part of the Voyageur Crew this summer.  If you can see yourself paddling a canoe, hiking a trail or camping out beneath the stars on your days off then Voyageur is the place for you.  We ask that you commit to a minimum of a ten week contract period and prefer a twelve week contract.  An application is available online at and you can email it to  

St. Paul District, Army Corps of Engineers

Accepting applications for summer 2018 temporary park rangers for the following locations: Cross Lake Recreation Area, Pokegama/Winnibigoshish Recreation Area, Leech Lake Recreation Area, Sandy Lake Recreation Area, Gull Lake Recreation Area, Lake Ashtabula, Baldhill Dam, Eau Galle Recreation Area, Blachawk Park.  These are season positions and are not to exceed 6 months of service.  Assignment typically runs May - September.  Interested applications should apply online through USAJOBS:  

Lifeguards, Lake Crystal MN

Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center is looking for certified lifeguards interested in working week nights and weekend shifts.  If you are not certified, but have interest in getting certified, please email Katie to see about training opportunities.  For more information Contact Katie or visit the website at  

Minnesota Community Education Association

Please check out The Minnesota Community Education Association website for positions in the field of Leisure Planning and Management that have been recently posted: