The University of Southern Mississippi is seeking talented, dedicated individuals to fill graduate assistant positions within Campus Recreation for the 2020-2021 academic year. Those positions include:
GRADUATE ASSISTANT FOR FACILITIES
DESCRIPTION: The Graduate Assistant for Facilities will help manage the Payne Center and all outdoor facilities. Responsibilities include the following:
Assist with the management and scheduling of all Campus Recreation facilities and outdoor field spaces
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate approximately 60 student employees and submit student payroll
Track and purchase equipment inventory at equipment checkout
Meet with event contacts to discuss logistics of potential events hosted at the Payne Center and outdoor facilities
Verify new and expiring memberships for Payne Center patrons
Conduct routine maintenance of all Campus Recreation facilities, equipment, and machines
Initiate monthly locker cleanouts
Maintain the F45 equipment and studio space as well as promote the F45 membership sales
Complete daily, weekly and monthly records of participation, events, and sales for year-end reports
Assist the risk management committee in the presentation of the various in-service and risk management programs.
Serve as professional staff (rotating nights) on duty for overall management and supervision of all staff, programs, and Campus Recreation facilities to include opening and closing the facility and handling customer related situations and emergencies.
Adhere to a 20-hour work week.
Collaborate and assist with all special events hosted by Campus Recreation such as the Comcast Golf Tournament, Regional NIRSA Flag Football tournament, Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo, and Campus Recreation Graduate Assistant sponsored 5k Color Run
Continue NIRSA or other professional-recreation-related organizational involvement
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications include a bachelor's degree and acceptance into the graduate program of the academic department of your choice. Experience with membership sales, calendar and equipment check out functions using the Fusion platform, and familiarity with fitness equipment is preferred. Certifications recommended are CPR, AED and First Aid. Computer expertise and the ability to work and communicate effectively with university students, faculty, staff and the general public are needed. Proficiency in written and verbal communication skill is required. Additional desired qualifications include NIRSA or other professional recreation-related organizational involvement as a student.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: The first year commitment is August 2020–July 2021. We recommend a two-year commitment; renewal for second year is contingent upon satisfactory performance in the classroom and within Campus Recreation.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send cover letter and resume to the address below. Phone interviews will take place as applications come in, with follow-up interviews possibly taking place via video-conference call. The position will remain open until filled.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY, CONTACT:
Jason Darby – Associate Director of Programs
The University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Campus Recreation
118 College Drive #5155
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
For more information about The University of Southern Mississippi, visit www.usm.edu.
For specific information about Campus Recreation, visit www.usm.edu/campus-recreation.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The Campus Recreation Department serves the university community of approximately 16,000 university students, faculty, and staff. The Campus Recreation department has 9 professional staff. Recreational facilities include a 125,000 square foot rec center and three outdoor facilities. Southern Miss is a member of the Conference USA Division 1 All Sports Conference. The Department of Campus Recreation is a member of the Division of Student Affairs. The mission of Southern Miss Campus Recreation is to provide safe, quality, and comprehensive programs, services, and facilities that enhance recreation and wellness for the University community while supporting the educational mission of the university through student learning and developement. For a comprehensive view of Southern Miss please refer to it's website at www.usm.edu.