GENERAL INFORMATION: Southern Miss Campus Recreation is housed in the Payne Center, a 125,000 square-foot recreational facility which includes the following: four-gym complex, racquetball and squash courts, an indoor pool (M.C. Johnson Natatorium), a circuit training room, a free weight room, cardio area, a multi-purpose room, group exercise, locker and shower facilities- and academic spaces. Other facilities are a ¾-mile lighted, paved fitness trail (Bruce and Virginia Wilgus Trail), sand volleyball courts, a 4.3-acre intramural complex and a two-acre multi-purpose artificial turf complex (Pride Field).
DESCRIPTION: The graduate assistant for Facilities will help manage the Payne Center and all outdoor facilities. Responsibilities include the following:
Assist with the management of all Campus Recreation facilities and outdoor field space
Supervise, recruit, hire, train, schedule and evaluate student employees and submit student payroll
Manage the calendar for all Campus Recreation facilities and outdoor space
Meet with event contacts to discuss logistics of potential events hosted at the Payne Center and outdoor facilities
Verify new and expiring memberships for Payne Center patrons
Maintain store and equipment inventory for the Payne Center
Manage routine maintenance of all Campus Recreation facilities and conduct monthly locker cleanouts
Maintain daily, weekly and monthly records of participation and sales for year-end reports
Assist the risk management committee in the presentation of the various in-service and risk management programs.
Serve as professional staff (rotating nights) on duty for overall management and supervision of all staff, programs, and Campus Recreation facilities to include opening and closing the facility and handling customer related situations and emergencies.
Adhere to a 20-hour work week.
Collaborate and assist with all special events.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: The first year commitment is August 2019–July 2020. We recommend a two-year commitment; renewal for second year is contingent upon satisfactory performance in the classroom and within Campus Recreation.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send cover letter and résumé to the email address below. Interviews will be held at the NIRSA National Conference in Boston, MA. The position will remain open until filled.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Mark Crager- Director
The University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Campus Recreation
118 College Drive #5155
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications include a bachelor's degree and acceptance into the graduate program of the academic department of your choice. Experience with membership sales, calendar and equipment check out functions using the Fusion platform is preferred. Certifications recommended are CPR, AED and First Aid. Computer expertise and the ability to work and communicate effectively with university students, faculty, staff and the general public are needed. Proficiency in written and verbal communication skill is required. Additional desired qualifications include NIRSA or other professional recreation-related organizational involvement as a student.
Additional Salary Information: STIPEND: A $10,300 12-month stipend, plus $500 health insurance stipend and full-tuition waiver will be awarded (in-state and out of state). Academic classes are not required during summer semester.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The Campus Recreation Department serves the university community of approximately 16,000 university students, faculty, and staff. The Campus Recreation department has 9 professional staff. Recreational facilities include a 125,000 square foot rec center and three outdoor facilities. Southern Miss is a member of the Conference USA Division 1 All Sports Conference. The Department of Campus Recreation is a member of the Division of Student Affairs. The mission of Southern Miss Campus Recreation is to provide safe, quality, and comprehensive programs, services, and facilities that enhance recreation and wellness for the University community while supporting the educational mission of the university through student learning and developement. For a comprehensive view of Southern Miss please refer to it's website at www.usm.edu.