The Graduate Assistant of Membership and Operations will be primarily responsible for the execution of membership services and operations, and on-going implementation of our iThrive Student Development program. This position will service guests, as well as generate new members and retain existing memberships, and will ensure that all student Guest Service Assistants have the training, skills, and motivation to do the same. This person will have leadership and supervisory responsibilities primarily of the Campus Recreation/Heskett Center which may include mornings, evenings, and weekends. This person will have direct and in-direct responsibilities coordinating and executing multiple special events through the fall and spring semesters. Candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; provide positive leadership, and the ability to multi-task.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Initiate a minimum of 2/month outreach education programs to the WSU campus community and Innovation Partners to inform about the various programs and services we provide.
Interview, hire, train, and evaluate a Guest Services staff of over 16 undergraduate students who effectively accomplish the goals and objectives for membership recruitment, retention, and usage of Campus Recreation programs and services
Coordinate the iThrive Student Development program
Coordinate, present, and test monthly Facility staff in-service program
Coordinate pro shop operations
Coordinate one program assessment/academic year
Provide professional staff leadership and supervisory responsibilities that may include mornings, evenings, and weekends
Support high-profile special event programs. These programs will include fall/spring semester Welcomefest activities, 5k Pumpkin Run Road Race, and Health FairComplete other duties as assigned by Campus Recreation leadership staff
Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Health Science, Physical Education, Recreation & Sport Management, or related field
Admission in good academic standing (not on probation) into Wichita State University’s Graduate School in a graduate degree program
2.75 GPA in LAST 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
Minimum one year of experience in the field or campus recreation or community recreation programming.
Ability to supervise others and work in a dynamic, changing, and diverse environment
Genuine interest in gaining experience and knowledge to enhance skills in chosen career
Customer service, leadership, and organization experience
Strong written and oral communication skills
For best consideration submit cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references by January 30, 2017 to Assistant Director-Facilities and Risk Management, Vanessa Buehne firstname.lastname@example.org
Nine month appointment for up to 5 academic semesters. Summer employment is available
Employment period will commence July 10, 2017
Out of state tuition waiver with 75% of up to 9 hours of academic credit paid for by the Department of Campus Recreation
Semester stipend of $5,250.00/$10,500.00 annual.
1st year, support of state or regional conference (registration and transportation)
2nd year, support of national conference (registration)
Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Retaliation against an individual filing or cooperating in a complaint process is also prohibited. Sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking are forms of sex discrimination and are prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Complaints or concerns related to alleged discrimination may be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity or the Title IX Coordinator, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0138; telephone (316) 978-3187.
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Wichita State... University is a four-year higher education institution located in South-central Kansas with an enrollment of over 15,000 students and offering over 65 undergraduate and graduate degrees including both Exercise Science and Sport Management.
The Department of Campus Recreation strives to offer a vast array of formal and informal recreation and fitness opportunities, while supporting the academic mission of Wichita State University. As a department we aspire to provide the out of classroom experience our students and campus community demand while collaborating with many academic and non-academic campus and community organizations. Recent graduate assistants and interns have accepted full-time professional opportunities at Eastern Kentucky University, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, YMCA of Saint Louis, and Gold’s Gym.
As a campus and community, Wichita State University is able to offer an exciting blend of the metropolitan environment with a traditional campus setting. As the largest city in the state of Kansas along the 1-35 corridors, Wichita State University is ideally situated to other larger and vibrant cities such as Kansas City, Tulsa, and Dallas. From large, annual festivals and serene nature preserves to world-class dining and a flourishing arts community, in Wichita you can have it all!”