University Recreation at the University of Arkansas is seeking candidates for Graduate Assistant positions in the following areas to help them achieve their mission to serve the campus community by providing a diverse selection of recreational opportunities and facilities, which are designed to enhance the quality of life for each participant:
Club Sports: Graduate Assistant in Club Sports assists in the daily operation of the Club Sports program. The GA will assist with administration of personnel management to include, but not limited to, the hiring, training, supervising, and evaluation processes for student employees. The GA will assist in the budgetary and travel management processes in conjunction with training and leadership development workshops for club sport leaders that enhance the participatory, recreational, and competitive experiences of Club Sports participants. This position will also be responsible for developing and marketing Club Sports activities through the use of social media and media publications. Additional duties as assigned. (for more information please see the full job description
Facilities: Graduate Assistant in Facilities assists in the day to day operations of the Donna Axum Fitness Center, University Recreation Fitness Center, and the HPER building. Responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling, managing, and evaluating fitness center attendants and facility assistants, as well as conducting regular staff training/in-services. The GA will assist with purchasing, equipment usage, safety, inventory, and maintenance of facility equipment as well as coordinate internal (UREC) facility reservations. The GA will assist in the development, marketing, coordination, and evaluation of programs and special events and collaborative department programming efforts. Additional duties as assigned. (for more information please see the full job description)
Intramural Sports: Graduate Assistant in Intramural Sports assists with the daily operation of the Intramural Sports program. The GA will assist with the supervision and advisement of a comprehensive intramural sports program that includes personnel management; hiring, training, supervising, and evaluation processes for student employees- program assistants, officials, supervisors. The GA will also maintain registrations for team and tournament sports through FusionIM, plan and facilitate interactive officials, program assistants and supervisor training, and assist in the establishment to collaborate with campus partners to expand the intramural sports program through special events that increase participation and exposure. Additional duties as assigned. (for more information please see the full job description)
Student Staff Development and Assessment: Graduate Assistant of Student Staff Development and Assessment assists with coordinating and leading new employee onboarding, developing and implementing trainings, activities, and programs promoting professional and personal development, coordinating all staff trainings, participating in departmental assessment efforts, and conducting assessment of student trainings and development. Additional duties as assigned. (for more information please see the full job description)
Compensation: Graduate Assistants receive a $14,000 stipend annually plus tuition waiver (fees excluded) and professional development stipend (pending funding) for a minimum of 28 work hours per week. Each Graduate Assistantship begins July 1, 2018 and concludes June 30, 2019 with the option to renew for a 2nd year.
Application Procedure: All candidates must apply through human resources. All positions require resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts. Several graduate program deadlines include: Higher Education, Recreation and Sport Management and Kinesiology - March 1. Please do not apply through bluefishjobs.com as those applications will not be considered.
The University of Arkansas, the state’s flagship university, resides on 345 picturesque acres overlooking the Ozark Mountains. For nearly 150 years, it has been at the center of higher education in the state of Arkansas, and has achieved the Carnegie classification of RU/VH, defined as a doctoral-granting research university with very high levels of research activity. Only 108 of the nation’s top ...universities hold this distinction. Never before in the university’s history have its students and faculty been more academically accomplished, its facilities more sophisticated, or its research efforts more inclusive. All indicators of academic success are at record highs and climbing. The university’s over 23,000 students come from every state in the country and some 100 nations, and they have nearly 200 academic programs in which to choose. Through the integration of teaching, research and service that puts students first, the University of Arkansas is taking its place among the nation’s great comprehensive academies. In 2005 the university concluded The Campaign for the Twenty-First Century, a fundraising effort that raised $1.046 billion dollars.
The University of Arkansas has over 4,000 benefits eligible employees and has been recognized as a family-friendly workplace as winners of the Governor’s Work-Life Initiative for nine consecutive years, receiving the gold award in 2011. This award recognizes employers for establishing and providing resources that support employees in balancing the needs of both work and family.
One of the fastest growing regions in the country and home to two of the Fortune 100 companies, Northwest Arkansas offers one of the finest living environments in the nation with affordable housing, award-winning schools, safe neighborhoods, comprehensive healthcare, impressive cultural and shopping opportunities, places for people of all faiths to worship, some of the best outdoor recreation available anywhere, and a balanced state budget. The region is perennially ranked among the Top 10 metropolitan areas in the U.S. by the Milken Institute, and Forbes calls the region one of the nation’s 10 best places for business and careers. The region is incredibly connected – by interstate or a regional airport (XNA) offering daily non-stop jet service to more than 15 U.S. cities. Additional information on the university and its environment may be found at http://www.collegetownprofile.com/arkansas/universityofarkansas/index.html