POSITION OPENINGS: - Competitive Sports (2) - Outdoor Adventure (3) – Fitness (1) – Aquatics (1) - COMPENSATION PACKAGE: Full tuition waiver for in or out of state residents. Stipend of $11,700 for 9 months. We also offer travel assistance to professional conferences and medical insurance coverage. University fees are covered by each student. Possible summer employment. HOW TO APPLY: Each applicant must submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and most current transcripts to the specified individual below by Feb. 1st to be considered. Applications are not accepted through the bluefish website.
COMPETITIVE SPORTS: We are looking for 2 Graduate Teaching Assistants who are professionally minded individuals that will help to administer all aspects of assigned activities within a comprehensive, highly competitive Intramural Sports and Club Sports Program. Specific areas of responsibility include team sports, individual and dual tournaments, meets, special events and oversight of clubs. Duties will include: hiring/training of student employees, publicity and promotion of events, scheduling practices/tournaments, scheduling of employees, rule revisions, discipline hearings, equipment coordination and inventory, and evaluation of activities and staff. Applicants should demonstrate ability to recruit, hire and train student personnel. Must have a strong officiating background in football, basketball, soccer and/or softball. The candidate must have two years of experience officiating and/or supervising intramural or club sport activities and tournaments. Team oriented ideas, willingness to work hard, and a desire to learn is important. Willingness to pursue recreation as a career is a plus. Knowledge and experience with using Microsoft Office and IM Leagues would be beneficial. Intramural sports is the largest student organization on campus and offers over 50 different activities with 80,000 participations each year. Club sports have 1000 students participating from 38 clubs. Interested candidates should submit their application materials to Jason Linsenmeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may conduct interviews at the NIRSA National Conference in Washington D.C. if needed.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Outdoor Adventure Climbing Wall Graduate Teaching Assistant- The GTA for the Outdoor Adventure Climbing Wall program will work under the Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure to manage the daily operation of the climbing wall. This job will supervise 12 undergraduate students at the climbing wall. At the climbing wall you will be expected to schedule employees to teach our standard Climbing Wall Belay Certification class and to manage the route setters. You will also schedule one or two lead climbing certifications each month. This position will work with the Coordinator of Outdoor Adventure to manage the Fall Protection and Rescue Programs for the climbing wall; including employee training and supervision. Applicant must be able to work with (and/or quickly learn) modern rigging and rescue techniques. Other duties involved in this position include working with the Coordinator to plan and facilitate the annual rock climbing competition in the gym. Climbing Wall Instructor certificate is preferred. Outdoor Adventure Trips Graduate Teaching Assistant-The GTA for Trips will manage the daily operations of the trips program including the supervision of 12 trip leaders. The GTA will assist in planning all trip logistics prior to each trip departure including processing all necessary paperwork and scheduling of trip leaders and contracts for working on trips. This position will be responsible for procuring the equipment needed for each trip including tents, stoves, and climbing gear. Other duties include working with the Coordinator of OA to design and facilitate the annual trip leader training program. Certifications for Trips GTA: CPR/AED, Wilderness First Aid, however Wilderness First Responder preferred. Outdoor Adventure Challenge Course GTA-The Challenge Course GTA will manage the daily operations of the OSU Challenge Course facilities. The position will supervise up to 25 course facilitators and be responsible for marketing the course to campus groups and scheduling facilitators for course events. The Challenge Course GTA will be responsible for the equipment that course utilizes such as harnesses, hardware, props, etc… The Challenge Course GTA will assist the Coordinator in the planning and implementation of the annual Challenge Course Instructor Training Course. Interested candidates should submit their resume, letter of interest, and other application materials to Nathan Diekelman at email@example.com.
FITNESS: The Fitness Graduate Assistant is primarily responsible for assisting the Assistant Director of Fitness and Fitness Coordinator, with the day to day operations of the OrangeFIT program. As well as, help to facilitate special programs and events throughout the semester, including our various 5Ks, strongman competitions, adventure races and semester long incentive programs. This position will also oversee one undergraduate filled Fitness Program Assistant. The Fitness Graduate Assistant will also assist in teaching the PTA Global Personal Training Certification Course and ACE Group Fitness Certification Course each semester, in conjunction with other members of the OrangeFIT leadership team. Certifications: Candidate must hold a current certification in personal training and/or group fitness through a nationally accredited organization (such as PTA Global, ACSM, NSCA, NASM, ACE, AFAA, NETA, Cooper, etc…). APPLICATIONS: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application ASAP to receive the highest consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Skype interviews may be granted before and after the annual conference. Applicants should submit their resume, letter of interest, and other application materials to: Jason Vlastaras, Assistant Director of Fitness Jason.Vlastaras@okstate.edu.
AQUATICS: The Aquatics Graduate Assistant is primarily responsible for supervising the Lifeguard staff and overseeing the summer swim lesson program. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to; staff training and certifications, assisting with student payroll and policy development. As well as, hire, train, evaluate, schedule and monitor all aspects of lifeguard and swim instruction team members. Qualifications: 1. Current lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross. Preferred certifications include, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor, CPR for the Professional Rescuer Instructor, and First Aid Instructor. 2. Experience supervising and conducting in-service trainings for lifeguards and/or student staff. To Apply: APPLICATIONS: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application prior to Feb. 1st to receive the highest consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Skype interviews may be granted before and after the annual conference. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume, a list of three references, a copy of undergraduate transcripts, and if possible (preferred) a copy of GRE score to: Rodney Rodgers, Assistant Director of Facilities at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES: Additional Salary Information: The position is a 12-month appointment with a full tuition waiver, however during the summer months the position will be hourly at a rate of $12/hour for up 28 hours per week, stipend of $11,700 over 9 months and approximately $15,500 for 12 months, professional travel allowance and free medical insurance are included. Must be available to begin May 15th, 2017.