Available for the 2018 - 2019 academic year the Graduate Assistant for Southern Adventures will assist the Southern Adventures Program Directors in the overall organization and administration of a comprehensive Outdoor Recreation program. The program includes an equipment rental and resource center; challenge course; climbing wall and bouldering cave; bike shop; and adventure trips. This position will also provide opportunities for experience in other Campus Recreation and Intramurals program areas including Facilities/Informal Recreation, Fitness, Club Sports, Intramural Sports, Aquatics. Golf, and Shooting Sports.
Campus Recreation & Intramurals (CRI), a department within the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, provides growth opportunities and educational experiences that enrich the lifelong learning process of Georgia Southern students. Benefits of participation in CRI programs include the application of leadership, decision-making, problem solving, conflict management, communication, and social skills.
Responsibilities Primary responsibilities include working with the Program Directors in all aspects of Southern Adventures including trips, challenge course, rental center, climbing wall, bike shop, clinics and W.I.L.D. (outdoor orientation program for incoming first-year students). Responsibilities will also include the recruitment, scheduling and training of staff in each area. Additional responsibilities include planning, developing, implementing and supervising programs, seminars, and special events. Teach outdoor pursuit undergraduate activity courses (i.e. Indoor Rock Climbing). Assist in program evaluation and development/revision of policies and procedures. Assist in daily administration of program activities, including correspondence with student staff and program participants. Management and maintenance of equipment and indoor/outdoor facilities. Assist with CRI special events and perform other duties as assigned.
Contact Scott Blair at 912.478.5436 or e-mail email@example.com.
Georgia Southern University is an EEO/AAP employer
Application Process:Preference will be given to applications received by January 1, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references by e-mailing your application to Scott Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include current cumulative GPA and GRE scores. No applications submitted on bluefishjobs.com will be reviewed.
Required Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Education, Physical Education or related field, admission into a GSU graduate program, general knowledge about campus recreation programs, excellent verbal/written communication skills, professionalism and willingness to learn.
Preferred Qualifications:Wilderness First Responder, demonstrated knowledge and experience in a campus/outdoor recreation program, proficient computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, RecTrac and When to Work), previous involvement with trip leading, challenge course facilitation, climbing wall and/or rental center operations, career aspirations in Outdoor Recreation, ACCT Level I Certification or higher, CPR/First Aid certifications.
Stipend:$8,000 for a 9-month appointment and a full tuition waiver. Student is responsible for activity fees and books. Professional development funding and summer employment are available.
Start Date:July 30, 2018 (potential to start during Summer 2018)
For More Information:Please visit our website at recreation.georgiasouthern.edu/graduate-assistantships for complete assistantship descriptions, including position qualifications and requirements, stipend, full job description, and application process and deadlines for the College of Graduate Studies. Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies information is available at cogs.georgiasouthern.edu.
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The Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management is focused on creating cutting-edge learning environments in a student-centered university. Campus Recreation and Intramurals (CRI) is a team oriented/student learning workplace that is currently comprised of 30 full-time professional employees and over 330 student employees. Campus Recreation and Intramurals operates a state of the art, 215,000 square foot facility known as the RAC or Recreation Activity Center. The RAC is the center piece of the 15-acre M.C. Anderson Park which includes lighted fields to accommodate softball, flag football, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, rugby and lacrosse. CRI also operates a 18-hole championship golf course located at University Park approximately 6 miles from campus. The course was rated one of the Top 25 new courses by Golf Digest for 2014. Opened in the Fall of 2015, CRI also operates the Shooting Sports Education Center (SSEC) adjacent to the RAC. It features 30,000 square feet of dedicated recreation space to the shooting sports of archery and firearms. CRI employs energetic and creative people who are highly motivated and have diverse talents. The department is seeking committed professionals to help advance our mission and strategic plan.