Position Duration: January 2018-June 2018, “at will” position, renewable with option for 2nd year.
Number of Work Hours per Week: 50% time, minimum 20 hours per week.
Stipend: $1,300.00/month, $15,600.00/year - tuition waiver provided (in or out of state), plus Student Health Insurance.
The Recreational Sports Department provides opportunities for the social and physical development of students through: aquatics, facilities operations, fitness, informal recreation, intramurals, outdoor recreation and sport clubs. The graduate assistant for facilities will assist the facilities manager and provide administrative support and supervision of the recreational sports facilities and programs for students, faculty and staff.
Program Specific Responsibilities:
Assist in promoting, supervising and evaluating the RecSports facilities and related operations.
Assist in recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating student employees.
Assist in maintaining accurate fiscal and student payroll records.
Assist in inventory control and maintenance of equipment for all RecSports facilities.
Assist in the purchasing and inventory of checkout equipment and staff uniforms.
Assist with updating facility area policies and procedures and review of National Standards on a yearly basis.
Department Specific Responsibilities:
Assist in planning, coordinating, and supervising programs, activities and special events in RecSports facilities.
Supervisory responsibilities include regular daily office hours; RecSports facilities on a rotational basis that include weekend on-call responsibilities.
Enforce facility policies and procedures consistently to all participants.
Ensure adherence to departmental safety/risk management procedures.
Drive UT vehicles upon supervisor’s request.
Serve as an instructor of First Aid/CPR/AED for student staff training – required to teach a minimum of one class per semester (training will be provided).
Work on special projects to help improve the department in serving the university better and help generate and maintain statistical reports.
Perform other duties as assigned by any member of the RecSports professional staff.
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sport Management or a related field with a minimum 3.0 grade point average; experience in the administration of recreational sports programs; and/or experience in student organization administration and leadership development; experience overseeing budgets or finances preferred; demonstrated organizational, management, and leadership skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential as is the ability to work independently; must have a valid drivers license; Certifications: CPR-First Aid-AED, NIRSA member preferred. Desire to enter the recreation or athletic/recreation field preferred. Candidate must qualify for full graduate student status and be accepted/enrolled into The University of Tennessee Graduate School before assistantship begins.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in its efforts to ensure a welcoming environment for all persons, does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation in its campus-based programs, services, and activities. Inquiries and complaints should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity.
To assure full consideration, a letter of interest summarizing qualifications and relevant experience; resume; official copy of undergraduate transcript; and names, emails, and phone numbers of three references should be submitted to Cameron Freeman, Facilities Manager, 2111 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review will begin October 30th.
Applications submitted via bluefishjobs.com will not be reviewed.
Summer 2018 Graduate Assistant Positions (5)*
*Position postings coming soon
Facilities Graduate Assistant (1)
Sport Club & Marketing Graduate Assistant (1)
Intramurals Graduate Assistant (1)
Fitness Graduate Assistant (1)
Student Staff Development & Promotions Graduate Assistant (1)
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The Recreational Sports Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville provides opportunities for the social and physical development of students through: aquatics, facilities operations, fitness, informal recreation, intramurals, outdoor recreation and sport clubs. It is a department of the Dean of Students Office and serves students, faculty, and staff of the university community by providing a wide variety of programs and well-maintained facilities for almost any sport or fitness oriented person.