Graduate Assistantships for 2018-2020 term & Internship for Spring 2018
Graduate Assistantship candidates must be accepted into a graduate program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln prior to May 1, 2018, have an acceptable background check, and meet the individual requirements of the academic department. Specific degree programs are not required, but specific experience and certification will be listed for the individual assistantship listed. Assistantships begin on August 1, 2018 unless otherwise stated. Full tuition waivers (student fees are the responsibility of the student), monthly stipends of a minimum of $1560 per month, with Health Insurance options, and professional development support are all benefits of the position. Positions are .49 FTE or 20 hours/week with the potential of nights and weekends as part of the work schedule. These positions are two year commitments subject to satisfactory evaluations and good academic standing while completing the degree requirements within a two-year period. Active involvement and membership in the appropriate professional association relative to career pursuits is expected. Participation in the departmental Rec Sports Seminar is required.
Application Due Dates vary for each position. Please take note of the application requirements for each position.
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Responsible for assisting with the overall administration of a comprehensive and diverse Instructional program that includes approximately 75 Academic courses, as well as a number of Recreation & Leisure and Outreach classes. Assisting the Coordinator for Instructional Outreach with scheduling, marketing efforts, facility reservations, equipment purchases, budgets, personnel wages and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment. This position will develop curriculum, prepare and facilitate interactive lectures, discussions in the instruction of classes/activities for undergraduate students. The evaluation and grading of student performance, class participation and assignments while maintaining grades, attendance, and other required academic records are all critical to this position. This position will recruit, hire and train instructional program staff, supervise the development of evaluation for 7-10 program instructors, and develop and mentor undergraduate student teaching assistants in the areas of personal training, instructional programming and group fitness. Qualified candidates must have training/experience and certification in one or more of the following areas: NSCA-CSCS/CPT; ACSM, NASM, AFAA and/or ACE-Group Exercise and/or Personal Training; Additional Specialty Certifications from recognized agencies are encourage (Yoga, Cycling, Water Exercise and Special Populations).
Submit cover letter, resume and two professional letters of reference to: Jessica Varlack, 841 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-0232, or email@example.com by March 16, 2018.
Responsible for the supervision of part time staff, teaching group fitness classes, incentive programming, program promotion, outreach, risk management, payroll and budget recommendations for the Group Fitness program. Will assist with the supervision, training, evaluation and payroll of the program assistant and student staff. This Graduate Assistant will conduct staff meetings, update and develop staff manuals and policies, ensure all instructors have appropriate and current certifications as they work in cooperation with the Group Fitness Coordinator and the Assistant Director for Fitness. It is expected that they will participate in Campus Recreation and/or campus committees; coordinate special promotions and events; recruit fitness participants, teach CPR/Risk Management; present to academic classes, Greek houses, residence halls, and other University affiliated or Lincoln community groups upon request. Qualified candidates will have exceptional organizational and effective communication skills; hold certification in ACSM, ACE and/or AFAA Group Fitness.
Submit cover letter, resume and 2 professional letters of reference to: Sarah Lewis, 1717 N. 35th St., Lincoln, NE 68583-0841 or firstname.lastname@example.org by February 12th, 2018
Responsible for training officials; scheduling team, dual and individual sports activities; student employee supervision; technology application; payroll; and disciplinary procedures. Will assist the Assistant Direct for Intramural Sports and the Intramural Sports Coordinator in the planning, development and direction/promotion of extramural sporting events at the local, state and regional level. Qualified candidates must have related experience in recreational sports administration/programming with competencies/credentials that include training and supervising student personnel, intramural sports programming and sports officiating, as well as aspirations toward a career in recreational sports.
Submit a letter of application, resume and the names of two professional references to Zac Brost, 841 N. 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68588-0232 or email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Strength Training & Conditioning
Responsible for assisting in all phases of programming and administration for the Strength Training & Conditioning (STC) and Personal Training including but not limited to the supervision of part-time staff, maintenance of two fitness facilities, instruction of physical activity academic classes, implementation and evaluation of new programs, coordination of current programs and completion of payroll and budget as appropriate. Will recruit, hire, train, schedule and assess the STC staff, conducting staff meetings as related to personal and professional development. They will evaluate staff each semester creating an inclusive and supportive environment, while enforcing policy and risk management protocol. Active participation in preventative maintenance and monitoring of all cardiovascular and strength equipment, examining and thoroughly evaluating STC areas to highlight inefficiencies and propose solutions to enhance facility operations. Qualified candidates must hold credentials as a certified Personal Trainer through one or more of the following: ACSM, NSCA, ACE or AFAA. FA/CPR/AED Certification and Instructor Certification preferred or able to obtain upon employment.
Submit cover letter, resume and the names of two professional references to Kelsey Whittaker, 841 N. 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68588-0232 or firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2018.
Sport Clubs and Youth Activities “INTERNSHIP”
Spring Semester 2018 – Reviewing Immediately
Responsible for serving 30+ clubs; recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating Sport Club and Youth Activity student supervisor staff; overseeing and instructing the Sport Club Leadership seminar series; serve as the primary contact for the Sport Club Council Executive Board; assist in the planning of Sport Club Council special events including the end of the year event. Will collaborate with Sport Club staff and leaders to manage sport club disciplinary issues and club risk management; assist in the management of collecting and maintaining club rosters, schedules, fundraising events, meetings and travel requests. This graduate assistant will assist in the development for summer camps and other youth activities. Qualified candidates should have related experience in recreational sports administration/programming. Competencies and credentials include training and supervising student personnel, sport club programming and leadership development, youth activity experience as well as aspirations toward a career in higher education, sport management, or recreational sports.
Submit a letter of application, resume and the names of two professional references to Brian Stelzer, 841 N. 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68588-0232 or email@example.com by December 8, 2017
Additional Salary Information: Student fees the responsibility of the graduate student.
Health Insurance Options
Professional Development support provided
About University of Nebrask-Lincoln Campus Recreation
The University of Nebraska, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. A member of the Association of American Universities, Nebraska is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctorate/Research Extensive university. A member of the University of Nebraska system, Nebraska serves as both the land-grant and the comprehensive public University for the State of Neb...raska. The current student enrollment is more than 26,000, with approximately 8,500 students living on campus in residence halls and Greek chapters. We offer 39 doctoral and 73 master’s degrees, and 235 undergraduate majors. Through University Studies, students can also create their own major.
Campus Recreation manages approximately 372,000 sq. ft. of indoor recreation facilities and 170 acres of outdoor recreation fields, basketball, sand volleyball and tennis courts on both City and East Campuses, as well as a Leadership Training Center and Challenge Ropes Course near the edge of the city. Units within the Campus Recreation organizational structure include: aquatics, business operations, external relations, facilities operation, fitness and wellness services, information technology, injury prevention and care, instructional programs, intramural and extramural sports, massage therapy, member services, outdoor recreation, sport clubs, and youth activities. Lincoln offers all the amenities of a midsize regional city of 250,000.
Ranked in the Top 10 in many quality of life, safety, environmental and other studies, Lincoln is a remarkably comfortable and friendly community. With more parkland per capita than any other city in the U.S. and an intricate trails network, Lincoln offers a wealth of outdoor diversions. Lincoln is also one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest. Downtown Lincoln lies at the southern edge of UNL’s City Campus and is seasoned by coffee houses, theaters, specialty shops, and restaurants offering cuisines from around the world.