In this position, we are seeking one professionally-minded graduate student who will help to administer all aspects of a comprehensive Fitness and Wellness Program at the University at Albany. Specific areas of responsibility include the fitness centers, group exercise program, and wellness programming, as well as other special events the Campus Recreation department is involved in.
The Fitness and Wellness Graduate Assistants will assist in the daily operations of the Fitness and Wellness Program within the department of Campus Recreation. These individuals will gain experience in the administration and organization of fitness programming of more than 15,000 students yearly along with faculty, staff, and community members. With an emphasis on student development, management and assessment, the Graduate Assistant will have an active involvement in overall program development, programming, and evaluation of personnel.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Fitness Center 70%
Run day to day operations of residential fitness centers
Assist with the daily operations of the residential fitness centers
Assist with the supervision of the fitness areas and the supervision and scheduling of Fitness Assistants and their payroll
Assist with creating and implementing safety procedures and guidelines to help keep participants safe when using the fitness area(s).
Assist with employee discipline.
Assist with the inventory and maintenance of the fitness area(s) equipment.
Track and evaluate fitness areas program and fitness area usage.
Lead staff trainings and meetings for the Fitness Assistants
Use subitup or similar program to maintain schedule of both student staff position, and associated payroll.
Group Exercise Instruction 15%
Assist with scheduling Group Ex classes on semester basis
Track and evaluate Group Ex employees
Assist with Group Exercise Training (GXIT)
Wellness Programming 15%
Collaborating with other departments on special events and wellness programming
Designing and implementing fitness and wellness programming
Assist in the maintenance of a personal training program.
Bachelor's Degree (preferably in an appropriate area of specialization)
Must be a graduate student who will be enrolled at the University at Albany for Fall 2020
Current possession of (or ability to obtain) American Red Cross First-Aid and CPR certification
Current Personal Training OR any Group Exercise Certification is preferred but not required through an accredited organization.
Supervisory experience with students, staff, and/or participants
Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Experience providing prompt customer service
Knowledge of fitness and wellness administrative policies
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to recruit, hire, and train student personnel
Awareness of safety concerns and risk management
Awareness of, and appreciation for individual uniqueness and diversity
Displays team-oriented ideas, a willingness to work hard, and a desire to learn
Experience in teaching students to become instructors
Experience using online scheduling websites
Interest in Campus Recreation as a career is a plus
Excellent Critical Thinking skills that can adapt to an ever changing environment
Flexible schedule to be present at various times for oversight of fitness centers
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Graduate Assistant: Competitive Sports
This position reports to the Assistant Director for Competitive Sports. Works collaboratively with department staff to aid the Director in developing and managing a comprehensive Campus Recreation program at the University at Albany.
Position Summary/ Description:
The Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports will report to the Assistant Director for Competitive Sports. Responsibilities include the design, implementation and management of the Intramural Sports and Club Sport programs at the University at Albany. The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for coordinating and developing the schedules of the Competitive Sports staff. They will also be asked to collaborate with outside entities and other University at Albany departments (i.e. Student Association, Student Affairs). Successful candidates will need to be able to work effectively with other Professional Staff, Graduate Assistants and student staff members to provide effective programing.
The office of Campus Recreation and Competitive Sports program provides competitive and recreational activities to all of UAlbany students. Ensuring participant safety, providing a fun, social atmosphere, and promoting sportsmanlike behavior among participants are a primary concern. The Office of Campus Recreation offers a variety of Intramural Sports and Club Sports and believes in an inclusive environment for all.
Required to work on average 20 hour with some weekend and night requirements.
Oversee the daily operations of the Intramural and Sport Club programs. This includes scheduling (games and staff), special events, trainings, and captain’s meetings.
Assist with the coordination and development of the Intramural and Sport Club programs policies.
Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and develop student staff that includes Site Supervisors and Officials for the Intramural and Sport Club programs.
Utilize computer-based scheduling software and web-based programs to coordinate activities.
Develop, plan and execute Intramural Sport leagues and Special events.
Work cooperatively with other Campus Recreation staff members and assist with Special events (i.e. Open House, Great DaneTopia).
Maintain an active presence in all Intramural Sports or Club Sport programs or events.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree (preferably in an appropriate area of specialization).
Must be a graduate who will be enrolled at the University at Albany for Fall 2020.
Current possession of (or ability to maintain) First- Aid and CPR certification.
Supervisor experience with students, staff, and/ or participants
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, time management and strong interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to recruit, develop, lead, supervise and motivate student staff members.
Experience officiating and a working knowledge of NIRSA rules. (preferred)
Ability to work extended hours (nights and weekends) as needed. Weekly office hours and some program coverage may be required.
How to Apply:
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Compensation and Tuition Support:
$10,000 stipend for academic year (fall and spring) and Full Tuition waiver. Additional employment expected during the winter and summer between academic semesters of assistantship (paid at an hourly rate).
Tuition support: Waiver of 100% tuition (instate and out of state) for all semesters of full enrollment (9 credit hours). Student is responsible for additional fees not covered by tuition ( i.e. Health Fee, Technology Fee, Athletic Fee, Activity and Service Fee, etc.)
Travel: There is potential money for professional travel.
About University at Albany
Located in New York’s capital city, the University at Albany is the premier public research University in the Capital Region and offers more than 17,000 students the expansive opportunities of a large university in an environment designed to foster individual success.
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