In this position, we are seeking a professionally-minded graduate student who will help to administer all aspects of a comprehensive Intramural and Club Sports Program at the University at Albany. Specific areas of responsibility include the intramural sports program, intramural official training program, club sport program, and other special events the Campus Recreation department is involved in.
The Intramural and Club Sport Graduate Assistant will assist in the daily operations of the Intramural and Club Sports Program within the department of Campus Recreation. These individuals will gain experience in the administration and organization of competitive sports programming of more than 15,000 students yearly along with faculty, staff, and community members. With an emphasis on student development, management and assessment, the Graduate Assistant will have an active involvement in overall program development, programming, evaluation and leadership of personnel.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist with the daily operations of maintaining a comprehensive intramural program. Including supervision of all fields and courts
Assist with the daily operations and management of the Intramural and Club Sport Office.
Assist with creating and implementing safety procedures and guidelines to help keep participants safe during play.
Assist with the inventory and maintenance of the all equipment.
Hire, train, schedule, and evaluate and mentor, Intramural and Club Sports student staff.
Coordinate the data collection of intramural and Club Sports participation.
Facilitate or Co-Facilitate Intramural Official training courses.
Utilize the online employee management software, to maintain schedule of both student staff position, and associated payroll.
Assist with employee and participant discipline.
Assist in the over site of the club sport program as needed.
Lead staff training and meetings for student employees.
Coordinate the Unified Sports Program with the Special Olympics of New York.
Bachelor's Degree (preferably in an appropriate area of specialization)
Must be a graduate student who will be enrolled at the University at Albany for Fall 2019
Current possession of (or ability to obtain) First-Aid and CPR certification
Supervisory experience with students, staff, and/or participants
Leadership experience in and/or outside Recreation (clubs, student organizations, etc.)
Knowledge of intramural and club sport administrative policies
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience training student personnel
Awareness of basic safety and risk management protocols
Can instruct a wide variety of officials’ trainings
Experience using online scheduling websites
Interest in Campus Recreation as a career
Strong skills of leadership, conflict management/resolution, and problem-solving
Compensation and Tuition Support:
Waiver of 100% tuition (instate and out of state) during the academic year up to 9 credit hours per semester. Full time status is 9 credit hours. Willing and able to become instate resident upon 2nd year of graduate school.
Student is responsible for additional fees not covered by tuition ( i.e. Health Fee, Technology Fee, Athletic Fee, Activity and Service Fee, etc.)
Academic year stipend of $10,500.
Additional employment expected during the winter and summer between academic semesters of assistantship (paid at an hourly rate).
There is potential money available for professional travel.
Located in New York’s capital city, the University at Albany is the premier public research University in the Capital Region and offers more than 17,000 students the expansive opportunities of a large university in an environment designed to foster individual success.