INSTITUTION/DEPARTMENT: University of Houston is a Tier One institution with over 46,000 undergraduate and post graduate students enrolled. This campus is considered to be one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. The Department of Campus Recreation has an indoor facility that contains five basketball courts, five volleyball courts, a Multi-Activity-Court for indoor soccer, in-line hockey, team handball, badminton and tennis. The quarter mile suspended track surrounds all of the courts, one of the largest indoor climbing walls in Texas, as well as a 24,000 square foot fitness zone containing strength and cardio equipment. The 70-meter indoor pool contains a competitive diving well and floating bulkheads. Included in the outdoor leisure pool is a slide, sand volleyball court and plenty of deck space.
OUTDOOR POSITION: For two years, this professionally minded individual will help the Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventure in the daily coordination and management of a comprehensive campus recreation outdoor recreation program. Direct responsibility will be determined by individual’s skill sets as well as the needs of the Department. Evening and weekend hours will be required. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Assist in the recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, scheduling and managing of the OA staff
Execute bi-weekly student payroll
Assist with design, planning and facilitation of adventure trips and teambuilding programs
Assist with the design and facilitation and of technical skill clinics, workshops and educational sessions
Maintain and inventory outdoor equipment for adventure programs and rental center
Conduct workshops for students, faculty, and staff
Develop a training program which meets industry standards
Help develop annual programmatic planning (including fiscal year budgets)
Conduct semester evaluations for all OA student staff
Implement/enforce departmental policies and procedures
Plan, develop and conduct department wide student staff training each semester
Assist with program evaluations, learning outcomes, and assessments
Assist in the marketing and promotion of the OA Program
Assist in the development of program and departmental goals and objectives
Other duties as assigned
Experience in outdoor recreation and technical skills to lead trips required. Wilderness First Responder certification required
MARKETING POSITION: For two years, this professionally minded individual will help the Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications in the daily coordination and management of a comprehensive campus recreation Marketing program. Direct responsibility will be determined by an individual’s skill set, as well as the needs of the Department. Evening and weekend hours will be required. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Recruit, train, evaluate and supervise marketing staff of up to 20 students
Edit graphic designers and videographer’s work
Serve on departmental committees
Coordinate and/or facilitate development opportunities for student staff
Oversee project management platform (Basecamp), including assigning tasks and meeting deadlines
Build relationships with Professional Staff to satisfy marketing needs
Create schedules for student staff and manage scheduling account (WhenToWork)
Attend and assist special events
Organize community outreach at campus organizational events
Write weekly news briefing for university’s student eNewsletter (CoogNews)
Track and assess marketing efforts
Monitor department website for accuracy
Assist with special projects
Assist in the development, implementation and assessment of marketing plan, timelines and goals
Assist in development and implementation of sponsorship program
Evaluate marketing strategies and provide recommendations for improvement
Create and assess social media content, while engaging with followers
Research and purchase promotional items in alignment with marketing plan
Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION: The University of Houston offers quality advanced degree programs in several areas that match the skills and interests of students looking for IA positions within the Department of Campus Recreation. For general information about graduate degrees at UH please visit http://www.uh.edu/admissions/apply/graduate/index. More detailed information about Department of Health and Human Performance degrees can be found at http://www.uh.edu/class
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO GRADUATE SCHOOL: Deadlines are based on each program’s published dates and guidelines. Most application deadlines fall in February so please apply early. Interested candidates should apply for graduate admission as soon as possible to have the best chance of being admitted. All those seeking admission to these programs must have the appropriate GPA (3.0 or higher) and entrance exam scores (GRE and/or MAT) to be fully admitted. Any IA offer will be conditional on the individual being approved for admission to a UH graduate level program.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Sports Management, Recreation, Business, Marketing, or related field and acceptance to a University of Houston graduate program. Minimum requirements are at least one year of experience working in a leadership or supervisory capacity or similar student based group. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated leadership ability are also desirable. Team oriented ideals, willingness to work hard, and a desire to learn is important in this position.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants for these positions must submit cover letter, resume, GPA, GRE test scores and a list of 3 references (complete with phone and email) via email to: Outdoor Adventure: Kim Clark, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org Marketing: Vyckie Avila, Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications, email@example.com Resume review will begin immediately. Interviews will be conducted through Phone or Skype. Resumes will be accepted until positions are filled.
Additional Salary Information: University approved out of state tuition waiver (IA must pay in state tuition & fees) and stipend of approximately $1500/month pending acceptance into a University of Houston graduate program. Stipend is for ten months effective August – May. Summer hourly employment may be available. Health insurance is available and information can be found at http://www.uh.edu/healthcenter/insurance/.
About University of Houston
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is a culturally diverse public urban institution seeking to become one of the nation’s top research universities. The University is located on 567 beautifully landscaped acres near downtown Houston. The University has over 46,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The student population has more than 60% minority students (African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American) and 9.4% are international students representing more than 100 countries. UH is considered to have one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. UH is located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city and the energy capital of the world.