University of Houston, Instructional Assistant (GA), Outdoor Adventure
University of Houston
February 21, 2018
Starting at 1500.00
Part Time - Experienced
Climbing Wall, Outdoor
4 Year Degree
Instructional Assistant (GA), Outdoor Adventure
The University of Houston, Department of Campus Recreation seeks an energetic, passionate and aspiring graduate to join our dynamic team of recreation leaders. The GA for Outdoor Adventures will assist the Assistant Director with the daily coordination and management of a comprehensive program area. This position reports to the Assistant Director.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Embrace the urban environment in which the UH program is located
Assist in the recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, scheduling and managing of the OA staff
Execute bi-weekly student payroll
Assist with design, planning and facilitation of adventure trips and teambuilding programs
Assist with the design and facilitation and of technical skill clinics, workshops and educational sessions
Maintain and inventory outdoor equipment for adventure programs and rental center
Conduct workshops for students, faculty, and staff
Develop a training program which meets industry standards
Help develop annual programmatic planning (including fiscal year budgets)
Conduct semester evaluations for all OA student staff
Implement/enforce departmental policies and procedures
Plan, develop and conduct department wide student staff training each semester
Assist with program evaluations, learning outcomes, and assessments
Assist in the marketing and promotion of the OA Program
Assist in the development of program and departmental goals and objectives
Lead and drive the University Van for outdoor adventure trip
Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Sports Management, Recreation or related field and acceptance to a University of Houston graduate program. Minimum requirements are at least one year of experience working in a leadership or supervisory capacity with an outdoor program or similar student based group. Experience in outdoor recreation and technical skills to lead trips required. Wilderness First Responder certification required. Applicants should demonstrate ability to lead, organize, manage, and supervise multiple outdoor pursuits. Possession of a valid Texas Driver’s License is required. Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as demonstrated leadership ability are also desirable. Team oriented ideals, willingness to work hard, and a desire to learn is important in this position.
Applicants should demonstrate ability to lead and manage undergraduate student staff, interns and volunteers. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated leadership ability are also desirable.
Skills or Certifications: Candidate must possess American Red Cross CPR, AED, First Aid certifications; instructor certification must be obtained within the first year of employment.
Salary/Tuition: University approved out of state tuition waiver (IA is still responsible for paying in-state tuition) and stipend of approximately $1500/month pending acceptance into a University of Houston graduate program. Stipend is for ten months effective August – May. Summer hourly employment may be available based on need and funding. A health insurance stipend is part of the employment offer. Specific insurance information can be found at http://www.uh.edu/healthcenter/insurance/ .
Start Date: July 9, 2018
Graduate School Applications Process:
Education: The University of Houston offers quality advanced degree programs in several areas that typically match the skills and interests of students looking for IA positions within the Department of Campus Recreation. For general information about graduate degrees at UH please visit http://www.uh.edu/admissions/apply/graduate/index. More detailed information about Department of Health and Human Performance degrees can be found at http://www.uh.edu/class
Deadline for Applications to Graduate School: This is based on each program’s published dates and guidelines. Interested candidates should apply for graduate admission as soon as possible to have the best chance of being admitted. All those seeking admission to these programs must have the appropriate GPA and entrance exam scores (GRE and/or MAT) to be fully admitted. An IA offer of employment is contingent on being fully admitted into Graduate School. None degree seeking or conditional status are not acceptable for receiving an offer.
Position Applications Process:
Applications will be taken until the position is filled. Please submit letter of interest, resume, overall GPA, GRE/MAT test scores and list of 3 references via email. Copies of certifications and transcripts will be required upon hiring.
This position is security sensitive and requires a criminal history investigation of the final candidate.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
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