This Graduate Assistant Position is a two year appointment with job responsibilities in the challenge course program. This program includes challenge course administration which is both an academic and student services area. **Primary Duties and Responsibilities: • Preparation for academic courses by Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport (KRS) *Assist with class presentations and teaching Facilitation Course *Teach PE 101 Challenge Course Introduction class • Oversee the scheduling and daily operations of the Challenge Course • Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate the Challenge Course student staff • Purchase, inventory, and maintain equipment • Coordinate Challenge Course and team building programs, including marketing, facilitation, staffing, and evaluation of the programs • Update and maintain challenge course manual and brochure • Develop and maintain a website dedicated to the challenge course • Review, revise, and enforce Challenge Course policies and procedures • Assist in preparing monthly and annual reports detailing Challenge Course revenue and expenses • Conduct periodic course maintenance, clean ups, and monthly inspections • Facilitate/lead/manage all aspects of WKU Challenge Course Activities for each group attending Challenge Course Programs • Attend monthly KRS meetings • Attend Intramural/Recreational Sports department meetings • Attend in-service trainings for KRS and Intramural/Recreational Sports departments • While serving as a liaison between the departments of Agriculture, KRS, and Intramural Recreational Sports, maintain a high level of communication between the 3 share holders **Secondary Duties and Responsibilities • Assist with the development of a comprehensive risk management plan • Assist with certifying professional and student staff in CPR/First Aid/AED • Serve as professional staff (rotating nights and weekends) on duty for overall management and supervision of all staff, programs, and recreational sports facilities to include opening and closing facility and managing customer-related situations and emergencies • Assist full-time staff in presentation of various in-service programs • Assist with all departmental special events • Performing other duties as assigned **Certifications Preferred • Challenge Course Manager • ACCT II • Wilderness First Responder
**Graduate School Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four year institution. • Graduate admission requirements vary by program. • Must be enrolled on a full-time basis (minimum 9 hours per semester) to receive graduate assistantship, stipend, and tuition waivers.
Additional Salary Information: **Stipend and Tuition:
• $9,500 Stipend (August – May)
• Out of State Tuition Waived
• Full Tuition Waiver (9 hours during the fall and spring semesters, online class fees not covered)
• Health Insurance (if needed)
• $1,000 professional development
• Summer employment available
*** Eligible candidates must be available to begin work no later than August 1, 2017. ***
***To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and two professional letters of recommendation to:
• Sean Sherwood, Assistant Director of Programs
• Intramural-Recreational Sports
• Dr. Tammie Stenger-Ramsey, Associate Professor
• Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport
Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University, with an enrollment of 21,100, is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city with a population of 60,600 and located approximately 110 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky and 65 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. U.S. Highway 31-W and Interstate 65 intersect with U.S. Highways 68 and 231 at Bowling Green, and the Cumberland and William H. ...Natcher parkways provide additional easy highway access to Bowling Green.
Western's undergraduate division provides four-year programs leading to the bachelor of arts, the bachelor of fine arts, the bachelor of general studies, the bachelor of science, the bachelor of science in nursing and the bachelor of music degrees. Eighty-eight (88) academic majors and fifty-seven (57) academic minors are available. A number of professional and pre-professional curricula provide additional options.
Eighteen (18) associate degree programs are offered leading to the associate of arts degree, associate of science degree, associate of applied science and associate of general studies degree. Three certificate programs are also offered. Consult the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.
Graduate Studies offers the master of arts, master of arts in education, master of business administration, master of science, master of music, master of public service, and the master of public administration. Western also offers the specialist degree and rank I and II programs. A joint doctoral degree program is offered with the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. Consult the Graduate Studies Catalog for further information.
The mission of the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports is to provide quality programs, services, and facilities that will enhance each individual's opportunity for leisure, recreation, fitness, and wellness in relation to his or her overall personal development.