East Carolina University Campus Recreation and Wellness is hiring a Graduate Assistant of Physical Activity/Fitness for the 2018-2019 academic year.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applicants must send cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to Suzanne McDonald, Assistant Director of Physical Activity at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications submitted via Bluefishjobs will not be accepted.
Campus Recreation and Wellness at East Carolina University provides the following programs and services for the campus community: wellness, intramural sports, physical activity & fitness, informal recreation; club sports; adventure leadership programs; summer camps; and special events. Facilities include a state of the art 150,000 square foot Student Recreation Center, newly opened 30,000 square foot Health Sciences Recreation Center, an 18-acre multi-sport field complex, a team challenge course, and a 129-acre sports complex which includes eight sport fields, a six-acre lake, disc golf course, boathouse, walking/jogging trails, outdoor fitness equipment, sandy beach area, beach volleyball courts, and an Odyssey challenge course.
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT & COMPENSATION
Expected work dates are August 1, 2018 – December 14, 2018 and January 2, 2019 – May 3, 2019 (excluding all student observed holidays).
Stipend of $10,500.00, for 9½ months. Professional development support available. Full in-state tuition. Out of state students are responsible for paying the amount of the difference between out of state and in-state. All students are responsible for payment of student fees.
Additional opportunities are available for summer employment beginning May 14, 2018.
This is typically a 2-year position with a satisfactory evaluation required to continue on to second year.
Position is contingent upon continued availability of auxiliary funding.
Position is open until filled. Applicant review will begin immediately.
Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited college or university. Preference is given to candidates specializing in Health Promotion, Kinesiology, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport Management, or a related field. Must possess an academic background which will satisfy the graduate entrance requirements of East Carolina University. Experience at the collegiate level in the organization and administration of a fitness program. Previous experience in fitness assessment, personal training, exercise leadership, and program planning is required. Familiarity with web maintenance and computerized scheduling is preferred. Current certification in First Aid and CPR must be maintained during the periods of employment. A commitment to professional growth in recreation is preferred. Experience with developing, organizing, and implementing special events is also preferred.
The Physical Activity/Fitness Graduate Assistant is expected to fulfill the following general responsibilities:
Assist in the development, implementation, evaluation and assessment of fitness and physical activity programs, which may include classroom and residence hall presentations, workshops, special events (some may occur in the evening and on weekends).
Assist in the recruitment, training and development, scheduling, supervising, and evaluation of fitness area employees such as Fit Trainers, Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors.
Conduct fitness area orientations, weight training educational workshops, or other fitness related sessions.
Design and implement incentive programs for general fitness.
Assist with the supervision and evaluation of undergraduate internships students placed in the department.
Assist in the marketing and promotion of campus recreation events and activities.
Assist in the research and purchase of fitness equipment.
Assist in the assessment of campus recreation programs through various research tools.
Research health-related topics as assigned.
Assist in the development of student leaders within fitness and physical activity.
Work in close cooperation with multidisciplinary staff at Campus Recreation & Wellness and other Student Affairs and academic departments on campus as designated by supervisor.
Assist with administrative tasks and other duties as assigned.
To apply for this position please send cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to Suzanne McDonald, Assistant Director of Physical Activity - email@example.com.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Experience working in Campus Recreation and Wellness
Acceptance into an ECU Graduate Degree Program
About ECU Campus Recreation and Wellness
East Carolina University, founded in 1907, is a public university and a member of the UNC system serving over 29,000 students. ECU is a progressive doctoral-granting institution with the feel of a small college. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, and the Schools of Allied Health Sciences, Art, Business, Education, Health and Human Performance, Human Environmental Sciences, Industry and Technology, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Social Work. Its 392-acre main campus and 46-acre medical campus are located in Greenville, NC.