The Graduate Assistant will assist the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure in all program components including outdoor operations center, climbing facility, gear rental, trip/clinic program, mountain bike trail, pump track, disc golf course and challenge course. Depending on qualifications and experience, work load may be shifted towards more relevant areas within the Outdoor Adventures program.
This is a two year commitment with a renewable contract pending a successful evaluation at the end of the first academic year. Graduate Assistants are required to maintain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average each semester and progress toward a graduate degree. Graduate Assistants are required to enroll in a minimum of six credit hours and a maximum of nine credit hours of graduate work for each of the fall and spring semesters.
Gain admission to Texas A&M University – Commerce Graduate School as a full time graduate student in a related field of study
Possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study
Exhibit a strong work ethic and initiative
Experience working in an Outdoor Adventures program
Possess extensive experience in two or more of the following: rock climbing,
mountain biking paddling, backpacking, challenge course facilitation, or camping
Possess, or willingness to obtain, a valid Texas Driver’s License
Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite, namely Word and Excel
Current, or willingness to obtain, Wilderness First Responder Certification
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three (3) references to Justin Crossland, Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure, at Justin.Crossland@tamuc.edu. We will be in attendance at NIRSA to conduct interviews.
Additional Salary Information: Tuition/Compensation:
• A tuition waiver for the Fall and Spring semesters
• If a degree program requires summer classes in order to remain compliant for graduation in spring, then a summer tuition waiver may be provided under approval of the Director of Campus Recreation.
• A monthly stipend of $1,200.00, which will be paid bi-monthly.
• A $500 book scholarship to the on-campus bookstore for books and educational supplies for classes each semester.
Please note: Campus Recreation does not cover the cost of student fees
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