Assist in the administration of all aspects of the Recreational Sports program, which include Intramural and Club Sports, with potential opportunities to work with other programs within the department.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan, promote, supervise, evaluate and operate Intramural activities.
Assist with the hiring, training, and evaluation of Recreational Sport Supervisors, Office Assistants, and Intramural Officials.
Attend and present at official’s meetings for all sports.
Assist with scheduling of officials.
Maintain daily office hours.
Assist with advising of individual Club Sports, including but not limited to advising club travel and hosted events, club activities and special events, and club finances.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervision Received: Direct supervision received from the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports.
Supervision Exercised: Part-time Intramural student Supervisors, Officials, and Office Assistants.
Qualifications: Prior experience working with sport programming, preferably within a higher education setting. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0+ highly preferred. Full acceptance into a University of Louisiana at Lafayette Graduate Program.
Aquatics & Safety Graduate Assistant
Assist in the administration of all aspects of the Recreational Sports program, which include aquatics staff management, Red Cross administration, swimming lesson administration, event management, and facility management with potential opportunities to work with other programs within the department.
Assist in the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of student staff including 10-15 Head guards, 20 - 25 Lifeguards, 10 Swim Instructors, and ARC Safety Instructors as needed
Assist with the planning, scheduling, and management of all aquatics and safety programming, including, but not limited to communication with patrons and instructors in a timely manner, supervision of programming, and evaluation of staff
Work closely with Coordinator, Aquatics and Safety.
Ensure quality of programs through leadership, red shirt drills, evaluations, trainings, and participant surveys
Assist in scheduling for staff with the subitup software
Assist in the scheduling of aquatic facility reservations using the Fusion Software.
Lead implementation of safety skill drills for Campus Recreation staff
Assist with planning and execution of monthly in-service training
Ability to substitute for lifeguards and instructors if needed
Review and revise all aquatics related content and promotions for the departmental website and other media channels
Monitor aquatics and safety trends and recommend modifications to current programs, equipment, risk management policies, and operational procedures
Assist other staff members with special events and programs as requested by the department
Acceptance into Graduate Program at The University of Louisiana Lafayette.
One year of experience in a aquatics supervision and programming
Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (AED, CPR, First Aid)
Current Swim Instructor certifications from a nationally recognized certifying agency
Be able to receive certification for LGI, LGIT or CPO with in the position
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer
Experiencing teaching American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Classes
Supervision Received: Direct supervision received from the Aquatics & Safety Coordinator.
Supervision Exercised: Part-time aquatics staff to include lifeguards, head lifeguards, Red Cross instructors, and swim instructors.
Qualifications: Prior experience working in an aquatics setting, preferably within a higher education setting. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0+ highly preferred. Full acceptance into a University of Louisiana at Lafayette Graduate Program.
Preferred applicants will possess valid LGI and/or WSI certifications from the American Red Cross, current pool operator’s certification, and have prior experience as a manager in an aquatics setting.
Date: 2-year position beginning in mid-August, 2020 with completion in mid-May, 2022. Appointment is contingent on maintaining good academic standing with the university as a full-time student (9 or more credit hours fall and spring).
Compensation: $1,007.00/month stipend plus full tuition waiver (in or out of state). Tuition waiver does not cover student fees.
Application Process: 1-Apply to a UL Graduate Program of your choosing (Health Promotion or Recreation & Sport Management is preferred). 2-Concurrently apply to this GA position by submitting the following via mail or e-mail. All applications are due by February 3. Skype Interviews will begin on February 10.
How to Apply: Applications may be sent by email or traditional mail. The application must include the following:
Aquatics & Safety GA Applications: email Brittany Morriss at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, mail your application packet the address below.
Attn: GA Search Committee
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
225 Cajundome Boulevard
Lafayette, LA, 70506
Important Information This position is contingent upon the availability of funding. The GA position demands a self-motivated individual who is able to work in both stressful and humorous situations alongside a wide variety of people. It is very important that applicants provide an accurate picture of their experience and knowledge in order to insure an adequate placement.
*Persons seeking admission, employment or access to programs of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette shall be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or political belief.
Additional Salary Information: $1,007.00/month plus full tuition waiver (in or out of state) *waiver does not include student fees
About University of Louisiana at Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is located in southwest Louisiana in the heart of Cajun Country. We’re the second-largest university in Louisiana, with over 19,000 students, and offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Our offerings range from the humanities to hard sciences, and we are among the nation’s leaders in areas such as computer science, environmental biology, and nursing. We are among the top 180 universities in the United States in R&D expenditures. And we are the only university in the world whose sports teams are the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns®; our student-athletes compete at the highest level of NCAA competition.