Graduate Assistant Positions (3) available at the University of Nebraska at Omaha – Aquatics/Wellness, Outdoor Programs, and Strength and Fitness
The University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Campus Recreation has three open graduate assistantships starting next August – Aquatics / Wellness, Outdoor Venture Center and Strength and Fitness. Candidates will work closely with their respective assistant director and must have experience in the administration of recreation programs; demonstrated programming, organizational and management skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills; and the ability to work independently. Graduate Assistants are expected to be highly involved in their respective area; as well as, collaborate with the rest of Campus Reaction, other university departments and community agencies and businesses.
Aquatics and Wellness Programs: The Graduate Assistant of Aquatics and Wellness assists with the daily operations of each program. This includes the coordination of all staff related actions, assist with various in-service and risk management programs, conducting staff meetings, developing and administering schedules, recommending purchases and inventory of equipment, and assisting with budget administration. An American Red Cross Lifeguard certification is a prerequisite for the positon, as is a National or State of Nebraska Pool Operators Permit (or the ability to obtain one soon after being hired). Also key to this position is assisting with developing and providing wellness related programs and services to the campus community. Click on this link for a more detailed job posting or to apply for this position - https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/10267 .
Outdoor Venture Center: The Graduate Assistant of Outdoor Programs will assist in the administration and programming of all facets of the Outdoor Venture Center at Campus Recreation. Major departmental responsibilities include the programs, equipment rental, and the climbing wall. They will help with leading and instructing programs for the Outdoor Venture Center in outdoor pursuit activities -- trips, workshops, and classes. The Graduate Assistant will also help train a core of leaders or recruit services through other agencies or businesses. This employee also provides administrative and physical support in the Rental Center and the Climbing Wall for programming, repair/maintenance and staffing actions. Click on this link for a more detailed job posting or to apply for this position - https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/10398.
Strength and Fitness: The Graduate Assistant of Strength and Fitness Programs will assist in the Leadership and Management of Group Exercise, Personal Training and Fitness Center Program Areas. There will be opportunity to improve skills as a Group Exercise Instructor and/or a Personal Training and also share this passion and experience. A certification for Personal Training and/or Group Exercise and CPR/FIRST Aid/AED from the American Red Cross (or the ability to obtain one soon after hire) is required. This position will oversee staff trainings, budgets, meetings, recruiting and training of new employees and creating new innovative programs. Additionally, recommending new equipment purchases as well as maintaining current equipment. Click on this link for a more detailed job posting or to apply for this position - http://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/10245.
General GA Responsibilities:
Provide professional staff administration, leadership and supervisory responsibilities that may include mornings, evenings and weekends
Serve as a member of the Campus Recreation Professional Staff and Risk Management Committee
Support high-profile special event programs. These programs include Durango Days activities, Glowing “O” 5K Race, the Health and Wellness Fair, Get to Know the O and De-stress Fest
Other duties as assigned by your direct supervisor or members of the Campus Recreation leadership staff
Apply online at the link listed for each position in the descriptions above. Applicants must apply through UNO Human Resources. Applications through Bluefish will not be recognized or reviewed.
The Graduate Assistant must be admitted to a UNO graduate degree program related to the Assistantship before a job offer can be made. Get an early start. This can take some time.
Review of applications will start in February and will continue until positions are filled.
Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references when applying.
Contact the following people if you have questions.
Zach McGee, Assistant Director of Aquatics and Wellness at 402-554-2008 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Joel Bauch, Interim Assistant Director of the Outdoor Venture Center at 402-554-2997 or email@example.com .
Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Kinesiology, or other related field to the specific GA position
Admission into the University of Nebraska at Omaha graduate school. The field of study must be related to the GA position. Minimum requirements for admission to the UNO Graduate School are a GRE score of 286 or higher and a GPA of 2.7 or higher.
Ability to excel in a dynamic and challenging atmosphere
Strong leadership and organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Additional Salary Information: full tuition waiver. Graduate Assistants must pay their own fees, parking and for books. Health Insurance is available for Graduate Assistants through United Health Care at a discounted rate if necessary.
About University of Nebraska Omaha
University of Nebraska Omaha is urban campus located in the largest city in Nebraska with the metro area having a population of around 750,000.
The University of Nebraska Omaha: The University of Nebraska Omaha is one of four campuses comprising the University of Nebraska system and has been a source of quality higher education since 1908. Offering a broad-ranged graduate and undergraduate curricula, UNO grants 95 baccalaureate, 66 masters programs, and 6 doctoral programs through its seven colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Continuing Studies, Education, Fine Arts, Graduate Studies and Research, and Public Affairs and Community Service.
Campus Recreation: Campus Recreation, a department within Academic and Student Affairs is aligned administratively within the School of HPER and the College of Education. Responsibilities of the Campus Recreation staff include planning, directing, organizing, and scheduling recreational programs for the University Community. Campus Recreation is also responsible for operating the 240,000 square foot HPER Building.
Major programs include: Aquatics, Fitness/Wellness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Outdoor Recreatio...n,“Mav Kids” Youth Programs, Injury Prevention & Care, and Special Events.
Facilities: HPER Building
$38.6 million renovation completed in October 2010 increased the size of the building to 240,000 square feet. Houses School of Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) and Campus Recreation Features:
Four multi-use courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis.
MAC Court for indoor soccer, lacrosse and etc.
22 Hot Tub
1/8 mile Elevated Jogging Track with 3 lanes
North Fitness Center – 6,000 square feet
South Fitness Center – 7,500 square feet
Three Multi-Purpose/Group Ex. Rooms – two of 2,000 sq. ft. and one of 1,500 sq. ft.
Indoor Cycling Room – 1,000 sq. ft.
See more facility information at: http://www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr/facilities.php
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