Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System, is an equal opportunity educational institution. Its growing reputation for providing a solid and balanced education attracts accomplished students from diverse disciplines. Texas State maintains an atmosphere in which faculty and students take the process of teaching and learning seriously. The University is located in San Marcos, Texas, 35 miles south of Austin and 45 miles north of San Antonio. Texas State has approximately 38,650 students. About Campus Recreation: The Department of Campus Recreation manages the 180,000 square foot Student Recreation Center (SRC), five outdoor field sites, Sewell Park, Outdoor Center and University Camp. The Department of Campus Recreation includes a Fitness and Wellness program, Facility Operations, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Outdoor Recreation, and Aquatics & Safety. Graduate assistants are offered professional development within Student Affairs and University committee appointments, special event programming and leadership conferences. Graduate assistants are involved in office meetings, departmental assessments, strategic planning and statistical analysis of programs. Campus Recreation is committed to employing Texas State students and developing them as leaders through their involvement.
Location: San Marcos, Texas
Deadline: Open until position filled. Review of applications begins immediately.
Starting Date: June 1, 2020 (negotiable); 2 year position; evaluation required to continue second year.
Stipend: $1,317.00 per month; fees for Out of State students waived and travel stipend offered.
Graduate Programs: Texas State offers the following graduate programs as common choices for their Graduate Assistants.
• M.Ed. – Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE)
• M.Ed. Health Education
• M.Ed. Physical Education
• M.S. Athletic Training
• M.S. Exercise and Sports Science
• M.S.R.L.S. Recreation and Leisure Services
• M.S.R.L.S. Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation
M.B.A. Business Administration Additional Information is available at graduate college Texas State University a member of the Texas State University System, is an equal opportunity educational institution.
Minimum of 2.75-3.0 GPA in last 60 hours, program dependent. Verify with specific academic program.
Graduate Assistant - Aquatics & Safety
The Aquatics & Safety Graduate Assistant is responsible for overseeing various aspects of the Aquatics & Safety Program. They will be highly involved in programming and facility aspects of including, but not limited to, personnel management, fiscal management, marketing, assessments, statistics, and risk management.
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Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Exercise Science or related field.
Ability to work with diverse populations, faculty, staff and students.
Student must be enrolled in nine graduate hours each long semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Evidence of effective written and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong leadership and organizational skills.
Ability to excel in dynamic and challenging atmosphere.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Word Processing and spreadsheet computer skills.
Valid driver’s license.
Certifications (or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire) in American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED and Lifeguard Training.
Certifications in Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor preferred.
Application/Selection Process: To apply, please send a letter of application, resume with references, and copies of certifications to Julie Saldiva via email or call the Texas State Department of Campus Recreation at 512.245.2392.
Graduate Assistant - Outdoor Recreation
Job Duties: • Assist with management and supervision of the Climbing Center or challenge course, and Adventure Trips • Assist with recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, mentoring, and evaluating climbing wall or team building/challenge course staff • Oversee Climbing Center or team building/challenge course policies, procedures, operational duties, equipment inventory, and risk management • Plan and implement Climbing Center or team building programs, clinics, and special events • Plan, develop, and host outdoor related clinics/workshops for the Texas State community • Assist with development, planning and leading of day and multi-day Adventure Trip Programs • Assist with the implementation of trip policies, procedures, and operational duties including trip planning, food purchasing, essential paperwork, vehicle use, incident reporting, and equipment use • Assist with the statistical assessment of the program to measure and evaluate program performance • Assist with the maintenance and execution of the program budget to ensure fiscal responsibility with purchasing and student wages Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Exercise Science or related field • Student must be enrolled in nine graduate hours each long semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA • Pursue Texas State degree in Recreation & Leisure Services, Exercise Science, Counseling – Student Affairs, or Interdisciplinary Studies • Valid driver’s license • Certifications (or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire) in American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED • Wilderness First Responder certification (or acquire within first 6 months of hire)
Preferred Qualifications: • Desire to continue a career in campus recreation post-graduation • ACCT Level 1, Level 2, or CCM certification • PCIA/AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI), or comparable certification • Climbing Wall, Team Building, or Challenge Course management experience • Experience with kayak/canoe, rock climbing, backpacking, and or equipment repair and maintenance • Knowledge of student learning and student development theories.
For more information or to learn how to apply, candidates should contact Andrew Morreale, Outdoor Recreation Assistant Director at AMM685@txstate.edu
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and experience/trip log (personal, academic or commercial trip leading) and/or challenge course experience log