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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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Buildings & Grounds Worker, MN DNR, Mankato

This posting is to fill one part-time Building, Grounds & Maintenance position at Minneopa State Park.  This is a seasonal position.  Regular season dates are April 4th-November 27th.  This position is involved with daily operations, park security, maintenance, and repair of Parks and Trails,  state buildings, structures, and parks and trails lands primarily within the psoted boundaries of Minneopa State Park.  For full position description click here:  

Boys and Girls Club of Mankato

The Boys and Girls Club of Mankato is hiring a full time Lead Youth Development Professional.  The Lead Youth Development Professional is responsible for leading the planning, development, and implementation fo programming for youth between the ages of 6 and 18.  Apply online at: or conatct for more information.  


The YMCA is currently accepting Heach Coach and volunteer coach applications for the upcoming STRIDE season.  STRIDE meets twice a week for 90 minutes, beginning Septmeber 12th and ending on November 29th.  Coaches must attend a STRIDE training session, and be available for the 5K race on Saturday, November 17th.  All curriculum and materials are supplied, and coaches receive support and help along the way.  If interested contact Molly at  

5C's Preschool Support Teacher, Mankato

This position is Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 or 9:45 a.m.  to superivse 10-14 children ages 3-5 in our early bird (before school) program.  You will work alongside one of our assistant teachers.  Genearl planning of curriculum/activities for the children - our early birds have limited structure alongw ith large muscle play which can/may include recreational activities that you plan.  Option to help plan and supergvise S.M.A.R.T. activity room if interseted.  We are willing to work with your internship to tailor it to meet your required course work providing practical application for your program.  Contact Connie if intersted  

Coordinator 2018-2019 River Watch Program

This position would oversee the Active River Watch program including accompanying school teams to conduct monthly Water Quality Monitoring.  The position would include creating a 2018-2019 River Watch Plan: Collect and Read all pertinent information from Friends of the Minnesota Valley (FMV) and International Water Institute (IWI) and other means of information.  For more information on the position contact 

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  

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:

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: