Aquatics (1) - Competitive Sports (2) - Employee Wellness (1) - Fitness (1) - Operations (1) - Outdoor Adventure (1). COMPENSATION PACKAGE: Full tuition waiver for in or out of state residents. Stipend of $11,700 for 9 months and possible summer position is hourly at $12/hour up to 28 hours a week. We also offer travel assistance to professional conferences and medical insurance coverage. University fees are covered by each student. HOW TO APPLY: Each applicant must submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and most current transcripts. The positions will remain open until filled. Applications are not accepted through the bluefish website.
The Aquatics Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) reports directly to the Assistant Director of Operations and Aquatics. The Aquatics GTA is accountable for implementing policies and procedures, which contribute to the direct supervision, operation and advancement of the Aquatic Programs.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with the overall management and supervision of Aquatic Programs;
Maintain daily office hours
Assist with recruitment, hiring, training, disciplining, supervision and evaluation of American Red Cross Head Guards, Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and Lifeguard Instructors.
Assist with scheduling Head Guards, Lifeguards, Lifeguard Instructors, and Swim Instructors.
Assist with scheduling group and private swim lessons, including adult and child.
Assist head guards in creating monthly in-services.
Supervise monthly head guard, lifeguard and swim instructor meetings.
Assist in creating semester evaluations for head guards and lifeguards.
Plan and implement aquatic programs, services and special events.
Assist in the scheduling of facilities for all Aquatics programing using Fusion
Assist in the development and production of internal documentation, manuals, and trainings.
Check off payroll using TimePro.
Have a basic understanding of pool water chemistry for indoor and outdoor pools.
Assist in maintaining water balance of both indoor and outdoor pool.
Assist in any pool maintenance as needed
Sustain close communication with American Red Cross staff.
Keep up to date on all American Red Cross updated, Learning Center and courses.
Assist with evaluating and monitoring the risk management plan for Aquatic Programs
Assist inventory of all aquatics equipment and uniforms.
Assist all department risk management equipment, including manikins, first aid and AED equipment.
Assist in the development and implementation of program assessment and strategic planning.
Work cooperatively with other Campus Recreation programs and staff members assisting with departmental; Special events as needed;
Fulfill additional departmental duties as assigned.
1+ years’ experience in aquatics supervision including risk management, programming, scheduling, and training aquatic staff;
6+ months of experience with Learn-to-Swim programming and scheduling
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Management or related field; Enrollment in Oklahoma State University Graduate Studies Program;
Must have a 3.0 GPA;
American Red Cross Lifeguarding
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification
American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor certification
Preferred Work Experience and Requirements:
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer
Experience teaching American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor classes
Interested Candidates are encouraged to submit their application to Brittney Jacobs, Assistant Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMPETITIVE SPORTS: (2)
The Competitive Sports Program is looking for professionally minded individuals that will help to administer all aspects of assigned activities within a comprehensive, highly competitive Intramural Sports and Club Sports Program. Specific areas of responsibility include team sports, individual and dual tournaments, meets, special events and oversight of clubs. Duties will include: hiring/training of student employees, publicity and promotion of events, scheduling practices/tournaments, scheduling of employees, rule revisions, discipline hearings, equipment coordination and inventory, and evaluation of activities and staff. Applicants should demonstrate ability to recruit, hire and train student personnel. Must have a strong officiating background in football, basketball, soccer and/or softball. The candidate must have two years of experience officiating and/or supervising intramural or club sport activities and tournaments. Team oriented ideas, willingness to work hard, and a desire to learn is important. Willingness to pursue recreation as a career is a plus. Knowledge and experience with using Microsoft Office and IM Leagues would be beneficial. Intramural sports is the largest student organization on campus and offers over 40 different activities with 70,000 participation's each year. Club sports have 1000 students participating from 36 active clubs.
Applications: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application ASAP to receive the highest consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit their application materials to Jason Linsenmeyer, Assistant Director of Recreation Programs at email@example.com.
Employee Wellness: (1)
The Employee Wellness Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) is primarily responsible for assisting the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Employee Wellness with the day-to-day operations of the employee wellness and employee fitness programs. GTA will assist with the planning, implementation and evaluation of various programs and events throughout the semester. The GTA will lead in the development and instruction of the employee fitness programs such as Employee Bootcamp and Shape-Up. The GTA will also assist in the development and management of employee health education programs.
Certification from a nationally accredited organization
Experience in collecting and analyzing data
Ability to publicly speak in an educational setting
Certifications / Experience: Candidates should hold a current certification in personal training through a nationally accredited organization (such as ACSM, NASM, NSCA, etc.). Preferred undergraduate degrees include Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Physical Education, Health Promotion, Health Education, Public Health, etc.
Applications: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application ASAP to receive the highest consideration. Applications accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit their application materials to Kimberly Beard, Assistant Director of Employee Wellness at Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Group Fitness Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) is primarily responsible for assisting the Assistant Director of Fitness with the day-to-day operations of the group fitness program. Primary duties include organization and administration of free group fitness classes, the F45 program, and Fitness-on-the-Go. Additionally, this position will help develop and facilitate special programs and events throughout the semester. This position will oversee recruiting, hiring, training, and developing a staff of roughly 40 group fitness instructors. The Group Fitness GTA will also assist with teaching responsibilities as needed. Certifications /
Experience: Candidate must hold a current certification in general group fitness through a nationally accredited organization (such as ACSM, NSCA, NASM, ACE, AFAA, etc…). Consideration will also be given to individuals possessing specialty group fitness certifications or a personal training certification.
Applications: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application ASAP to receive the highest consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit their application materials to Todd Christensen, Assistant Director of Fitness at email@example.com.
The Operations Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) is responsible for assisting in all administrative aspects of facility operations. This includes, but is not limited to, managing day-to-day operations, hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, and disciplining a student operations staff of approximately 50 employees. This position also includes assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures, assisting with usage reports, managing equipment room inventory, updating building signage, facilitating semesterly locker cleanout, and lost and found cleanout. In this position, the GTA will also assist with risk mitigation and ensure that all facilities offer a safe environment. The GTA is required to approve bi-weekly timecards for the student staff, attend biweekly supervisor meetings and monthly facility operations meetings, and become certified and teach CPR/AED to student staff, and other duties as assigned. Knowledge and experience with InnoSoft Fusion Software would be beneficial. The candidate must have prior experience working in operations and facilities relating to university recreation. APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Skype interviews may be granted before the NIRSA Annual Conference. Undergraduate transcripts and possibly a copy of the GRE score will be requested for finalists for the position. Interested Candidates are encouraged to submit their application to Brittney Jacobs, Assistant Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: (1)
The Outdoor Adventure Program is seeking a professionally minded individual to help administer assigned responsibilities within its program. This position will include some weekends and evening hours.Duties include: Assist with the daily operations of the trip program, indoor climbing wall, and the challenge course; Assist with the leadership of adventure trips and other program events. Trips and events occur on weekdays, weekends, and over university breaks; Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate undergraduate student employees; Assist with the planning of Cowboy Quest for incoming Freshmen during the summer (with the potential opportunity to lead programs in the summer); Assist with risk management planning and implementation of policies, procedures, and guidelines for all programs and facilities; Maintain equipment inventory for all program areas; Assist with equipment purchase, inventory, maintenance, and inspections; Assist with Outdoor Adventures program budget planning; Assist with program policy development and implementation; Assist with the promotion of trips, events, and climbing facility; Work on special projects and serve on work committees within the Department of Wellness and the Division of Student Affairs; Assist with planning staff trainings, meetings, and other developmental opportunities for student-employees; Coordinate promotional presentations across various units on campus; Serve as a climbing wall supervisor and Trip staff member as necessary; Opportunity to lead extensive backcountry technical training trips with the OA professional staff; Other duties as assigned.
Applications: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application ASAP to receive the highest consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit their application materials Nathan Diekelman, Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure at email@example.com.
GRADUATE COLLEGE: A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Leisure or a related field pertaining to the position you are applying for and acceptance into the OSU Graduate College. Acceptance into a Graduate program will vary from program to program. The Leisure Studies program requires the following minimums: a 3.0 GPA from undergraduate degree and a GRE score with preferred minimums of 153-Verbal, 141-Quantitative, and a 3.5 on the composition section. Should one of the above scores be below the stated minimum requirements, the Leisure Studies Program will consider additional supporting materials, such as, letters of references and on-site/phone interviews.
About Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University is a Division I school with an enrollment of 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department of Wellness is a comprehensive health and wellness program for faculty, staff and students. Included are Indoor and Outdoor aquatics,Intramural Sports, over 35 Sport Clubs, Adpative Sports, Outdoor Adventure, FitFirst classes and Wellness programs. The Department of Wellness Staff comprises over 60 full time staff members, and 16 graduate assistants. For more information please visit: http://wellness.okstate.edu/
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