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Graduate Assistants

General Expectations
General Responsibilities


Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Competitive Sports

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Responsibilities include planning, organizing, administering, and supervising competitive sports programs and team members as assigned.  Specific duties include: recruiting, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating (including video evaluation) officials and support staff for assigned activities and programs; maintaining accurate statistical records related to participation, budget, and equipment inventory; coordinating and communicating departmental programs and services to designated student representative groups; and conducting/instructing clinics and workshops on rules, playing techniques, officiating procedures, and policies. Mentor assigned Sport Clubs; assist with Sport Club Council meetings and officer training's, club budget allocation, roster and waiver management, home event planning and management, etc. Previous experience in programming and organizing Intramural Sports and previous experience officiating and/or officials’ training is preferred.

Reports to the Assistant Director of Informal Recreation

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Responsibilities include assisting with the overall operation of the Pat Leonard Student Recreation Center for recreational programs. Prepare and supervise facilities for departmental programs; assist with scheduling of space and maintenance of equipment inventory; manage student team members including scheduling, training (conduct in-service training's and staff meetings) and evaluating; evaluate facilities for continued operational effectiveness; and conduct risk management safety inspections. Additionally, the Graduate Assistant will assist in the management of special maintenance projects that occur throughout the year (including break periods). Previous experience in facility supervision, equipment inventory, and/or maintenance is preferred.

Reports to the Assistant Director of Fitness & Aquatics

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Responsibilities include planning, organizing, administering, and supervising fitness programs and team members as assigned. Specific duties may include:  team member management (hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, planning and conducting in-service training's) and staff meetings; assist with the planning and conducting of ACE Curriculum Fitness Instructor Training and Train To Be A Trainer classes; fitness assessments and personal training; supervising the fitness center; conducting incentive and activity programs; assisting in the organization and administration of the group fitness program to include video evaluation; overseeing statistical information, equipment, and facility needs; instructing various Strength/Cardio/Mind + Body programs; and well-being event planning, development and implementation. Previous experience with teaching group exercise (Strength/Cardio/Mind + Body ) classes, performing fitness assessments and personal training and knowledge of human anatomy, muscle physiology and biomechanics is preferred. Nationally recognized Personal Training and/or Group Fitness certification is required, or ability to obtain within first semester of graduate assistantship.

Reports to the Marketing and Communications Specialist

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Responsibilities include organizing, developing, managing, and implementing overall marketing plan, marketing strategies and projects for the Department of Campus Recreation or within assigned program areas.  Assist the Marketing and Communications Specialist with information fairs, special events and various activities within specific program areas. Other duties include development and management of website and social media, brochures/posters/flyers, public service announcements, and database management; strategy planning and targeting efforts; conduct presentations to designated groups; and assist with set-up/take down and logistical concerns for information fairs and special events. Manage the marketing student staff (schedule, train, evaluate), plan and facilitate marketing staff meetings (scheduling, creating/sharing agendas, incorporating in-service training & teambuilding), and assigns duties or projects. Directly responsible for the proofing process of all marketing materials created by marketing team members. Previous experience with marketing programs or events, Adobe Suite software (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.), graphic design and layout skills, working with a variety of social media platforms, photography, website development and management, creating and writing brochures and public service announcements and proofreading is preferred.

Reports to the Assistant Director of Informal Recreation

Position Filled '22-'24

Responsibilities include developing, organizing, managing and implementing the overall student development program for the Department of Campus Recreation. Develop, coordinate, market and lead the Seahawk Recreation Leadership Series (workshops/training's/activities designed to promote professional and personal development in and out of the workplace). Work collaboratively to create goals, objectives and outcomes for the Seahawk Recreation Development Program. Coordinate, develop and lead our Beginning of the Year Training and other common training's. Assist in the management and oversight of the Student Advisory Board and their programming efforts (student social event, service projects, etc.). Coordinate, develop, and lead new student team member orientations (onboarding program) to ensure consistent information and preparation is provided to all student team members. Create, design, and implement on-line training and/or development modules for use with leadership series and/or onboarding. Work collaboratively to plan and implement employee recognition awards and events. Assist in creating and developing new methods to improve student staff performance, engagement and morale. Conduct assessment and solicit feedback of training's and development modules. This Graduate Assistant will work collaboratively with all professional staff members and Graduate Assistants within Campus Recreation. Produce bi-annual and annual training reports. Previous experience leading employee training, group facilitation, and team-building is preferred.

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