The Outdoor Program & Aquatics Coordinator is listed as "Student Development Specialist II" on the job posting website, but will have the aforementioned working coordinator title. Texas A&M University at Galveston Campus Recreation offers an environment in which a professional can expect a great deal of autonomy, become involved in a variety of areas outside of campus recreation to strengthen their resume and broaden their horizons, and be part of a fun team atmosphere. If you're looking for a work environment that is fun, team-oriented, impacts students, and offers opportunity for professional development then Texas A&M University at Galveston Campus Recreation is the place for you!
The Student Development Specialist II is responsible for assisting in developing, planning, promoting and implementing student developmental programs, activities and/or services in the Campus Recreation Department; managing aquatic facilities; managing the Outdoor Program including trips and rentals; training student workers; and assisting with department planning.
Description of Responsibilities:
Assist in coordination and evaluation of Campus Recreation activities, programs and services; with special attention to outdoor recreation trips, clinics, and rentals. Oversee the bouldering wall operations. Coordinate all aspects of the aquatic facility including hiring, training, and scheduling lifeguards, scheduling the facility, and management of facility maintenance. Assist with campus wellness programming.
20% Manager: Manage aquatic facilities including routine maintenance, equipment replacement, and work with Director on deferred equipment maintenance.
20% Supervisor: Hire, train, schedule, and provide development opportunities for student lifeguards and Outdoor Program staff. Assist in development & delivery of department marketable skills program.
10% Trainer: Train aquatic facilities student staff and assist with other Campus Recreation trainings such as first aid, CPR, AED certifications, and audits. Maintain instructor level certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, & AED.
5% Administration: Assist in creation of Campus Recreation long and short range plans, development of unit policies and procedures.
5% Administration: Acts as a liaison between Texas A&M University at Galveston and the off-campus community to coordinate use of recreational facilities by outside groups.
5%: Other Duties:
Serves on various campus committees. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and 1 year of experience or Master's degree and no experience.
Internal Number: R-005413
About Texas A&M University at Galveston
Texas A&M University at Galveston is a special-purpose institution of higher education for undergraduate and graduate instruction in marine and maritime studies in science, engineering and business and for research and public service related to the general field of marine resources. The institution is under the management and control of the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System, with degrees offered under the name and authority of Texas A&M University at College Station.
Ocean voyages, sailing in Galveston Bay, beachfront experiments and independent study complement the rigorous classroom experience at our island campus.
The by-the-sea campus environment complements the unique curricular offerings. The atmosphere fostered by the faculty, staff and students emphasizes the intimate relationship between the University and the sea.
TAMUG is recognized nationally for academic excellence. The ocean-oriented academic programs are accredited regionally and professionally. Time Magazine’s Princeton Review lists us as among the top 650 colleges in the U.S. Only 8 other public colleges in Texas are included.
A common trait of all TAMUG students is a desire to work an...d study amid an ocean environment. Enrollment at TAMUG increased from 551 in 1987 to more than 2000 students in 2012. Students originate from 49 different states and the District of Columbia. Science and engineering majors number 75 percent of the student body; 43 percent are women; about 50 percent reported themselves to have been in the top 20 percent of their high school class. Fifty-seven percent plan to pursue a master’s or Ph.D. degree and about 65 percent receive some type of financial aid.
Texas A&M University at Galveston houses the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, which is one of six maritime academies in the U.S. preparing graduates for licensing as officers in the American Merchant Marine.
The island location of the campus on Galveston Bay and near the open ocean is in symmetry with the ocean-oriented academic programs offered at TAMUG. The Mitchell Campus, situated on the Galveston harbor and close to the confluence of the Galveston and Houston ship channels, has immediate access to the ocean and to estuarine areas including Galveston Bay. The Port of Galveston and Port of Houston are nearby, as are many Gulf Coast industries.