The University of Houston has (4) available Instructional Assistantship (Graduate Assistant) positions available in the areas of Recreational Sports & Family Programs, Marketing, Fitness and Outdoor Adventures; these positions are 9 to 12-month appointments (with a 2 year commitment preferred). The positions will assist with the daily coordination and management of their respective program area.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Sports Management, Recreation, Marketing, Radio-TV-Film or related field and acceptance into a University of Houston graduate program.
Salary/Tuition: University approved out of state tuition waiver (IA is still responsible for paying in-state tuition) and stipend of approximately $1500/month pending acceptance into a University of Houston graduate program. Stipend is effective for July – May. Summer hourly employment may be available based on need and funding. A health insurance stipend is part of the employment offer. Specific insurance information can be found at http://www.uh.edu/healthcenter/insurance/ .
Skills or Certifications: Candidate must possess American Red Cross CPR, AED, First Aid certifications; instructor certification must be obtained within the first year of employment.
Applicants should demonstrate ability to lead and manage undergraduate student staff, interns and volunteers. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated leadership ability are also desirable.
Start Date: July 9, 2018
Position Applications Process:
Applications will be taken until the position is filled with priority review beginning (12/11/2017). Please submit letter of interest, resume, overall GPA, GRE/MAT test scores and list of 3 references via email. Copies of certifications and transcripts will be required upon hiring.
Please do not apply via bluefish. Applications presented via that method WILL NOT be reviewed. Please submit all application materials electronically (email) to the listed point of contact for the position:
Recreational Sports & Family Programs Contact Person: Chelsea Watson, Coordinator Recreational Sports & Family Programs, Department of Campus Recreation, cgwatson@Central.UH.EDU
Fitness Contact Person: Joseph Secrest, Coordinator of Fitness, Department of Campus Recreation, jrsecres@Central.UH.EDU
Marketing Contact Person: Vyckie Avila, Assistant Director Marketing, Department of Campus Recreation, MAvila@Central.UH.EDU
These positions are security sensitive and require a criminal history investigation of the final candidates.
Graduate School Applications Process:
Education: The University of Houston offers quality advanced degree programs in several areas that typically match the skills and interests of students looking for IA positions within the Department of Campus Recreation. For general information about graduate degrees at UH please visit http://www.uh.edu/admissions/apply/graduate/index. More detailed information about Department of Health and Human Performance degrees can be found at http://www.uh.edu/class
Deadline for Applications to Graduate School: This is based on each program’s published dates and guidelines. Interested candidates should apply for graduate admission as soon as possible to have the best chance of being admitted. All those seeking admission to these programs must have the appropriate GPA and entrance exam scores (GRE and/or MAT) to be fully admitted. An IA offer of employment is contingent on being fully admitted into Graduate School. None degree seeking or conditional status are not acceptable for receiving an offer.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, evaluate, and supervise all fitness staff to include fitness zone, group fitness, and personal trainers
Assist in student development programs.
Assist in the development and implementation of staff trainings to include risk management, customer service, exercise knowledge, and employee relations.
Coordinate and co-facilitate all staff meetings.
Assist with policy development and enforcement.
Stay up-to-date with student employees’ certifications including CPR, First Aid, and any fitness certifications.
Assist with the Equipment Maintenance Program
Assist with coordination all continuing education components such as hosting national certification workshops.
Assist with planning, implementing, scheduling, and evaluating all programs including group exercise, personal training, fitness assessments, Instructor Training Course, ACE Personal Trainer University Program, equipment maintenance, fitness zone management, and special events
Assist with equipment purchase, inventory, maintenance, and inspections.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Recruit, train, evaluate and supervise marketing staff of up to 20 students
Edit graphic designers and videographer’s work
Serve on departmental committees
Coordinate and/or facilitate development opportunities for student staff
Oversee project management platform (Basecamp), including assigning tasks and meeting deadlines
Build relationships with Professional Staff to satisfy marketing needs
Create schedules for student staff and manage scheduling account (WhenToWork)
Attend and assist special events
Organize community outreach at campus organizational events
Write weekly news briefing for university’s student eNewsletter (CoogNews)
Track and assess marketing efforts Monitor department website for accuracy
Assist with special projects
Assist in the development, implementation and assessment of marketing plan, timelines and goals Assist in development and implementation of sponsorship program
Evaluate marketing strategies and provide recommendations for improvement
Create and assess social media content, while engaging with followers
Research and purchase promotional items in alignment with marketing plan
Other duties as assigned
Additional Salary Information: Salary/Tuition: University approved out of state tuition waiver (IA is still responsible for paying in-state tuition) and stipend of approximately $1500/month pending acceptance into a University of Houston graduate program. Stipend is for ten months effective Start Date – May. Summer hourly employment may be available based on need and funding. A health insurance stipend is part of the employment offer. Specific insurance information can be found at http://www.uh.edu/healthcenter/insurance/ .
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