Two Graduate Positions 1) Strength and Fitness 2) Outdoor Venture Center
University of Nebraska Omaha Campus Recreation
January 31, 2018
Part Time - Entry Level
4 Year Degree
Graduate Assistant, Strength and Fitness Programs – Campus Recreation
Job Description - Assist in leadership and management of Personal Training, Group Exercise and Fitness Center program areas.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Promote general health and wellness to a diverse group of individuals.
Work well in a team environment.
Display confidence in decision making.
General computer skills (Email, Microsoft Word, Excel)
Duties as assigned.
Group Exercise – 50%
Promote knowledge of proper group fitness components, i.e.: warm up, aerobic exercise, flexibility, cool down, etc.
Experienced and certified to teach various Group Exercise formats.
Provide Trainings with various Group Exercise formats.
Knowledgeable in techniques and dynamics of Group Fitness.
Knowledge in a variety of Group Fitness classes.
Provide customer service to the Guests.
Maintain the Group Fitness equipment and room
Personal Training – 20%
Working knowledge of safe conditioning procedures related to various types of free weight equipment, selectorized weight equipment, plate-loaded, and cardiovascular equipment
Assist in the hiring and training of new student employees.
Recruit clients for Personal Training.
Current of trends and research in the topics of health and wellness
Fitness Center – 20%
Maintain a safe, welcoming environment for a diverse group of participants.
Serve as an ambassador to fitness center users, while providing exceptional service.
Enforce facility and University policies using diplomacy and tact.
Identify and report maintenance needs, ensuring general upkeep of facilities.
Make recommendations regarding policies, regulations, and operating procedure.
Secondary responsibilities – 10%
Serve on Campus Rec Advisory Board (CRAB).
Supervision of HPER building on some nights and weekends.
Strength and Fitness:
Qualifications– Bachelors in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Kinesiology, or other related field. American Red Cross CPR/First Aid. Preferred specialty certifications - AFAA Group Exercise or other nationally recognized certifications that relate to Group Exercise.
Review of Applications will begin February 20th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1st, 2018. Apply on the Unomaha.edu.
Assist and help the Assistant Director of outdoor programs administer and program all facets of the Outdoor Venture Center at Campus Recreation. Major departmental responsibilities include the day to day management of climbing wall, overseeing trips and programs, and equipment rental.
Assist with leading and instructing programs for the Outdoor Venture Center — trips, workshops, and classes in outdoor pursuits. The Graduate Assistant will also assist with training a core of volunteer leaders or recruit services through other agencies or businesses.
Employee will provide administrative support in the Climbing Wall for programming, repair maintenance and staffing actions.
20 hours a week, nights and weekends possible
Other responsibilities include supervision of the Wellness Center building and selected Campus Recreation special events; as well as, serving on appropriate committees for the University and community.
• Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field • Two years’ experience in outdoor recreation administration at a collegiate level • Experience in general risk management policy and procedure preferred. • Experience in risk management policy and procedure in outdoor recreation/pursuits required. • Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR Certification minimum required. • Experience administering, renting and maintaining a diverse selection of specialized outdoor recreation equipment required. • Experience administering and operating a full spectrum of climbing wall programs, services and maintenance required. • Experience instructing and leading backpacking, top rope rock climbing, basic canoeing and kayaking required. • Experience instructing, leading or providing a spectrum of other outdoor pursuit activates preferred. Activities may include but shouldn’t be limited to outdoor leadership, photography, backcountry cooking, cross country skiing, first aid and basic life support, fishing, orienteering, winter camping, etc.
Additional Salary Information: tuition waiver
About University of Nebraska Omaha Campus Recreation
University of Nebraska Omaha is urban campus located in the largest city in Nebraska with the metro area having a population of around 750,000.
The University of Nebraska Omaha: The University of Nebraska Omaha is one of four campuses comprising the University of Nebraska system and has been a source of quality higher education since 1908. Offering a broad-ranged graduate and undergraduate curricula, UNO grants 95 baccalaureate, 66 masters programs, and 6 doctoral programs through its seven colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Continuing Studies, Education, Fine Arts, Graduate Studies and Research, and Public Affairs and Community Service.
Campus Recreation: Campus Recreation, a department within Academic and Student Affairs is aligned administratively within the School of HPER and the College of Education. Responsibilities of the Campus Recreation staff include planning, directing, organizing, and scheduling recreational programs for the University Community. Campus Recreation is also responsible for operating the 240,000 square foot HPER Building.
Major programs include: Aquatics, Fitness/Wellness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Outdoor Recreatio...n,“Mav Kids” Youth Programs, Injury Prevention & Care, and Special Events.
Facilities: HPER Building
$38.6 million renovation completed in October 2010 increased the size of the building to 240,000 square feet. Houses School of Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) and Campus Recreation Features:
Four multi-use courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis.
MAC Court for indoor soccer, lacrosse and etc.
22 Hot Tub
1/8 mile Elevated Jogging Track with 3 lanes
North Fitness Center – 6,000 square feet
South Fitness Center – 7,500 square feet
Three Multi-Purpose/Group Ex. Rooms – two of 2,000 sq. ft. and one of 1,500 sq. ft.
Indoor Cycling Room – 1,000 sq. ft.
See more facility information at: http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/facilities.php