The Department of Campus Recreation oversees two indoor recreation facilities, the Mackal-Tootell Complex and the Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center. The Mackal-Tootell Complex is a 275,000 square foot facility that operates as a shared space for academics, athletics, ROTC, and recreation. It features an indoor track, basketball courts, Cardio Center and Weight Room, classroom space, multipurpose gym, group exercise studio, and pool complex. The Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center opened in 2013 and is a 33,000 square foot facility with cardio and strength equipment, three group exercise studios, a classroom, and a wellness resource center. Facility Operations oversees over 50 student and part time staff and manages the Member Services desks in both locations.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, directly responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation of 20 to 30 student employees, along with daily management as it relates to student personnel administration. This position will also assist with fiscal accountability; service center management; opening and/or closing of facilities; enforcement of policies and procedures; inventory control; locker management; payroll administration; general departmental support; and help out with projects as assigned. Staff training, special events, and facility rentals may require occasional hours on evenings and weekends. This position will primarily work with the management of the Welcome Center at the Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center.
The Graduate Assistant will also work with the Assistant Director and Coordinator, Campus Recreation Marketing & Memberships to promote facility membership to university faculty and staff, and create, market, and manage programs and special offerings for member appreciation and recruitment. This position will also assist with the scheduling for the Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center.
The Graduate Assistant position will begin in mid-August and run through the end of the academic year. Additional employment is available during the summer. Compensation for the position is $17,826 plus tuition.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Recreation, Kinesiology, College Student Personnel, Business or Communications degree preferred
Minimum of one year experience in campus recreation programs or facility management including operation, personnel supervision and management in a recreation facility
Proficient computer skills; previous use of Class software by Active preferred
Willing to obtain and maintain C.P.R., A.E.D. and First-Aid certifications
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in addition to having outstanding customer service skills, and are highly motivated, show enthusiasm and pays attention to details
Ability to work independently
Aspirations toward a career in campus, municipal or corporate recreation or student affairs is preferred.
Application Process: Please submit cover letter, resume, and the names of 3 references to Christine Dias, Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your cover letter if you plan to attend the NIRSA 2017 Annual Conference.
If you are interested in applying for College Student Personnel program, the priority deadline for applications is Sunday, January 15, 2017.
The main campus of the University of Rhode Island is located in the village of Kingston, 30 miles south of Providence, 65 miles from Boston, and 160 miles from New York City. A medium sized state University with a total enrollment of approximately 15,000, the campus has a unique rural location near the ocean and six miles from Narragansett Bay.