The following graduate assistantships will be available for the 2019 – 2020 and 2020 – 2021 academic years:
Facility Operations (1 position) – The Facility Operations GA is responsible for supervising all the fields, complexes and centers that fall within the control of the Department of Recreational Sports on the main campus as well as the facility student staff. Some of the regular responsibilities are: select, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate Operations Supervisors, Operations Associates and Program Assistants; review all daily shift reports, update and maintain all paperwork at all facilities and inventory equipment; consult on facility budget; inspect all facilities to ensure that they are free of hazards and safe for patron activity.
Athletic Training (1 position) – The Athletic Training GA will manage all aspects of our Athletic Training Program, which includes coverage of Sport Club competitions and tournaments (such as rugby, lacrosse, ice hockey and baseball), Intramural Sports and Special Events; ordering/managing inventory and supplies; establish program protocols and long-term planning. Maintain the supplies and upkeep of the Athletic Training Room. Provide for prevention, assessment, treatment and follow-up of students injured in sport clubs activities. The Athletic Training GA needs to possess a current national athletic training certification (i.e., NATA).
Competitive Sports (1 position) – The Competitive Sports GA will assist with the day-to-day operations of the Competitive Sports Program; directly supervise, manage and mentor two student Program Assistants; serve as liaison to select sport clubs: this covers all aspects of club oversight, including risk management, inventory, waiver collection, etc.; conduct officer training, monthly meetings and practice oversight of select clubs; attend and participate in Sport Club Council and Sport Club Leadership Seminars; manage day-to-day operations of selected team sports, individual and dual activities each semester; recruit, train, supervise and evaluate intramural supervisors, officials and scorekeepers; assess and evaluate specific sports, including revision of rules, polices and inventory control.
Strength & Conditioning (1 position) – The Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant will assist with daily operations and supervision of the Strength and Conditioning rooms at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center (SRFC), and the Southwest Recreation Center (SWRC); select, train, supervise, and evaluate Strength and Conditioning program assistants and staff; develop fitness and wellness programs for the campus community; develop and implement continuing education for Strength and Conditioning staff; coordinate special events such as Bootcamp and Strong Gator; update training and procedures manuals; submit detailed semester reports; assist in the budgeting and tracking of supplies and equipment; inspect the Strength and Conditioning rooms and all equipment to ensure cleanliness and safety; schedule and maintain staff schedule, notes, and phone lists.
Personal Training (1 position) – The Personal Training Graduate Assistant will assist with daily operations of the personal training program; select, train, supervise and evaluate personal trainers and program assistants; develop personal training and fitness programs; implement and teach the personal training instructor training program; lead mentoring groups; collaborate with Strength and Conditioning and the Fitness Assessment Center to promote the fitness program; assist with budgeting and inventory control; collaborate with other departments on campus to ensure an array of wellness opportunities for students; and run monthly meetings and schedule continuing education sessions for Personal Trainers.
Preference will be given to applications received by December 2. Please submit a cover letter, resume, names and phone numbers of three references, GRE score (verbal, quantitative, writing), overall GPA (a minimum of 3.0 to be considered), GPA for last 60 hours, and assistantship of choice by either mailing, e-mailing or faxing your application to:
Graduate Assistant Search Process
University of Florida
ATTN: Stefanie Rodgers
3150 Hull Road, PO Box 112760
Gainesville, FL, 32611- 2760 FAX 352.846.1079
No applications submitted on bluefishjobs.com will be reviewed.
To be considered for an assistantship, students must have applied to the UF graduate school and a graduate program of their choice by the respective college’s deadline. Minimum requirements include a 3.0 GPA and a minimum score of 300 on the GRE.
Additional Salary Information: Tuition waivers are granted to cover nine credits of course work during the fall and spring semesters, a $16,000 stipend from August to May and an option for summer employment. Graduate students have access to health insurance through the University. Graduate student is responsible for paying his/her own fees. Professional development assistance is typically available.
About University of Florida Department of Recreational Sports
The University of Florida is one of only 17 public land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. With an enrollment of 50,000 students, UF provides high quality instruction to prepare the future leaders of the state and nation. The Department of Recreational Sports strives to provide an extensive array of leisure and recreational opportunities. Approximately 84 percent of UF students participate in RecSports programs and services, which include the Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE), two recreation centers, two strength and conditioning areas, an assessment center, a training center, an indoor track, nine multi-purpose field areas, an outdoor recreation complex, two lakeside parks and the UF Outdoor Team Challenge Courses.
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