The Group Fitness Graduate Assistant will work cooperatively with the staff at Campus Recreation in all phases of programming and administration for Group Fitness. Including but not limited to: supervision of part-time staff, teaching group fitness classes, incentive programming, program promotion, and outreach for the University and Lincoln communities, risk management, payroll and budget. Some early morning, evening and weekend hours will be required.
Teach group fitness and mind/body classes.
Instruct the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Prep class.
Update and develop incentive programs.
Work in cooperation with Fitness & Wellness professional staff in updating, developing and enforcing policies and risk management materials.
Assist with the supervision, training, evaluation and payroll of program assistant and student staff.
Conduct staff meetings. Update and develop staff manuals and policies. Ensure all instructors have proper certification and maintain and achieve appropriate levels of certification.
Position will work cooperatively with Group Fitness Coordinator and Assistant Director for Fitness in the recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling and evaluation of fitness staff.
Participate on Campus Recreation or campus committees; special promotions and events; fitness recruitment; teaching CPR and risk management; presentations to academic classes, Greek houses, residence halls, and other University affiliated or Lincoln community groups.
Assist in administrative duties as needed to carry out position.
Bachelor’s Degree or currently completing a Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, sports fitness, exercise science, kinesiology, physical education, recreation, health education or a related field.
Exceptional organizational abilities and effective communication skills.
Group Fitness certified through ACSM, ACE or AFAA or equivalent preferred.
CPR/First Aid/AED Certification and Instructor Certification or obtain upon employment.
Send a cover letter, resume and 2 letters of reference to: Sarah Lewis, 1717 N. 35th St. Lincoln, NE, 68583-0841 or email@example.com. Priority deadline is Monday, September 10th. Position will remain available until filled.
Hours and Compensation
20 hours per week
Full tuition waiver with the exception of student fees
Monthly stipend of $1565/month
Health Insurance Options
Professional Development Opportunities
On or before January 7, 2019
1.5 year assistantship with evaluation each year
About University of Nebraska
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, chartered by the Legislature in 1869, is that part of the University of Nebraska system which serves as both the land-grant and the comprehensive public University for the State of Nebraska. Those responsible for its origins recognized the value of combining the breadth of a comprehensive University with the professional and outreach orientation of the land-grant University, thus establishing a campus which has evolved to become the flagship campus of the University of Nebraska. UNL works cooperatively with the other three campuses and Central Administration to provide for its student body and all Nebraskans the widest array of disciplines, areas of expertise, and specialized facilities of any institution within the state.