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 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
Graduate Assistant - Competitive Sports
The Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports will assist in the development of student officials, planning intramural sports activities, advising sport clubs officer meetings, advise sport club alliance, managing the adherence of university processes pertaining to sport clubs, leading professional development opportunities for sport clubs officers and assisting Campus Recreation with annual departmental events and initiatives.
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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 a dynamic and a challenging atmosphere.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient in Fusion IM Scheduling software.
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
Valid driver’s license.
For additional information and submission of application contact: Trevon Walker via email or call the Texas State Department of Campus Recreation at 512.245.2392.
Additional Salary Information: 2nd year evaluate pay increase.