Mercer University Recreational Sports and Wellness (RSW) is now accepting applicants from candidates for an incoming graduate assistant who wants to join our administrative team. Candidates must have experience in the administration of a Recreational Sports program.
The position is a 9 month position, includes a full tuition waiver for the M.Ed Higher Education Leadership program, and a $9,000 stipend paid monthly. Offers for this position must be made in conjunction with acceptance into the M.Ed Higher Education Leadership program.
The Graduate Assistant will report to the Assistant Director of RSW and serve as a mentor and leader to all undergraduate student staff and assist with the Recreational Sports & Wellness department on the day to day operations. Overall, the Graduate Assistant will be providing the Mercer University students, faculty, and staff with a positive, fun, healthy, and competitive recreational sports activities and programs. A majority of his/her responsibilities will pertain to the Intramural Sports program, but may have other tasks in other programs (Club Sports, Fitness, Aquatics, and Outdoor Activities).
Highly organized individual
Completed two or more years of experience as an intramural sports official
Ability to train and supervise employees
Certification for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED or ability to obtain certification within the first month
Require to work on average, 20 hours per week with a few weekends required
Maintain a satisfactory GPA in the M.Ed. Educational Leadership program
Oversee the daily operations of the Intramural Sports office. This includes assisting with staff schedules, program events, and officials trainings
Collaborate with other campus departments (Residence Life, Campus Life, Student Organizations)
Develop, evaluate, and enforce the policies and procedures through consultation with professionals and staff
Oversee management of our RSW website and social media pages
Coordinate marketing ideas and presentations for the program
Educate risk management practices to our student staff and participants
Provide a professional presence during RSW events, which includes nights and weekends
Assist in the managing of department’s budget with the Assistant Director
Lead CPR/AED/First Aid certification classes
Attend conferences and tournaments to promote the university and program
How to Apply
Applicants should email cover letter, resume, references, and GRE scores to Alex Pettola: Pettola_as@mercer.edu. Applications submitted on blue fish WILL NOT be reviewed.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on January 6th.
About Mercer University
Mercer University is a doctoral-granting institution located in Macon, GA. Located in the center of the state, it is 84 miles south of Atlanta, 120 miles southwest of Augusta, and 166 miles west of Savannah. Recreational Sports and Wellness works out of the University Center on campus which is a 230,000 square foot facility that houses both recreational programs as well as varsity athletics.
From its humble beginnings in Penfield, Mercer today is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has more than 8,700 students; 12 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, health professions, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and Penfield College; campuses in Macon, Atlanta, Savannah and Columbus; two regional academic centers in the state; a university press; five teaching hospitals; an educational partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program.