The Department of Campus Recreation at the University of Mississippi is seeking dynamic and talented individuals to help us achieve our vision of being a flagship collegiate recreation program. We will be hiring seven (7) Graduate Assistant positions for the 2021-2022 academic year in the following program areas:
Athletic Training (1)
Facility Operations (2)
Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs (1)
Qualifications: Acceptance into the University of Mississippi Graduate School in pursuit of a Master’s Degree in related field. Note: Students pursuing online graduate degree programs or an MBA will not be eligible for a graduate assistantship. For a complete list of programs offered and application deadlines visit: http://gradschool.olemiss.edu/apply-now/graduate-programs-and-deadlines/
Application Procedure: All qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, résumé, list of three professional references, GPA, and GRE (verbal, quantitative, & writing) scores to the contact indicated for the respective positions listed below. Preference will be given to applications received before December 1, 2020.
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Graduate Assistant - Aquatics (1): The Graduate Assistant will assist the Coordinator of Aquatics with the management, administration and supervision of the Thomas N. Turner Center Natatorium. The Graduate Assistant will work within a structured program designed to provide quality experiences centered on academic performance, professional development, and social/personal achievement. Responsibilities include pool management, policy development, recruitment, training, scheduling, organizing risk management courses, and assisting with aquatic programs and events. The position also includes supervising, scheduling and evaluating student staff. Specific duties will include working with the instructional programs and departmental committees. Evening and weekend work will be required. Other duties may be assigned that assist the overall mission of the department.
Qualifications: American Red Cross Lifeguard certification is required. American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI) and/or American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certifications, and experience in campus recreation aquatics programming is preferred.
Graduate Assistant - Athletic Training (1): This position is cross-posted on the NATA website. Job ID: 55023240 The Graduate Assistant will assist the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs with minimizing the risk of injury through awareness, education, and prevention strategies for sport club athletes. Primary focus will be to provide onsite coverage and care of injuries and illnesses at high risk Sport Club home events. Secondary coverage responsibilities may include moderate to low risk Sport Club events, Sport Club practices, Intramural Sports special events, and departmental events when available and/or necessary. This individual will assist in the oversight of the Sport Club Safety Officer Program, which includes leading CPR/First Aid courses, maintaining certification records, and creating training materials. This graduate assistant will have the opportunity to assist with budgeting and inventory management for athletic training supplies and equipment. Other duties include implementation and oversight of Return to Play and concussion protocols for Sport Club athletes and conducting appointment-based evaluations which may lead to on-campus referral for rehabilitation. Evening and weekend work will be required as well as departmental committee contribution. Other duties may be assigned that assist the overall mission of the department.
Qualifications: Must be a certified Athletic Trainer at the time of the application submission or currently enrolled in an undergraduate Athletic Training program with a Spring 2021 anticipated graduation and plans for completing the Athletic Training certification exam no later than the March/April 2021 BOC exam. Must be licensed, or eligible to be licensed in the state of Mississippi.
Contact: Gabrielle Sokol, Assistant Director of Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs email@example.com
Graduate Assistant - Facility Operations (2): The Graduate Assistant will assist the Facility Operations team with the management, administration and supervision of the South Campus Recreation Center, the Thomas N. Turner Center and the Blackburn-McMurray Outdoor Sports Complex. The Graduate Assistant will work within a structured program designed to provide quality experiences centered on academic performance, professional development, and social/personal achievement. Responsibilities include indoor and outdoor facility management; membership services and locker management; policy development; recruitment, training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation of student staff; risk management; facility scheduling; special event programming; assisting with the coordination of RV parking services for home football games; departmental committee contribution. Evening and weekend work will be required. Other duties may be assigned that assist the overall mission of the department.
Qualifications: Demonstrated experience in campus recreation programming, scheduling, facility operations & management, membership services, leadership and working on a team.
Graduate Assistant - Fitness (2): The Graduate Assistant will assist the Assistant Director of Fitness with the management, administration and supervision of a comprehensive fitness program within the Department of Campus Recreation. The Graduate Assistant will work within a structured program designed to provide quality experiences centering on academic performance, professional development, and achievement. Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing leadership, guidance, and supervision to approximately 75 fitness student employees; supervision of one aspect of the fitness program (group fitness, personal training, fitness center) and assistance in supervision of other aspects; recruit, interview, hire, train and evaluate student employees; create, plan and implement fitness special event and incentive programming; assist in marketing and promotion of all fitness programs; equipment maintenance and repair; on-site event coverage; maintain certifications as an instructor and/or trainer while serving in those capacities and also leading certification prep courses for group fitness and/or personal training; departmental committee contribution. Evening and weekend work will be required. Other duties may be assigned that assist the overall mission of the department.
Qualifications: One (1) nationally accredited fitness certification: Group Fitness, Personal Training, Strength and Conditioning, or Health Coach (ACSM, NSCA, ACE, AFAA, NASM, etc) is required. Experience in Group Fitness and/or Small Group Training and certification prep course instruction experience is also preferred.
Graduate Assistant - Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs (1): The Graduate Assistant will assist the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs with the management, administration and supervision of the Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs program as well as the planning, development and implementation of all offered sports and activities. Primary focus will be the recruitment, training, supervision and evaluation of Intramural Sport Officials and Supervisors and overseeing and developing multiple Sport Club organizations and their officers. Other duties include assisting in policy and procedure development, budget planning, league/tournament scheduling and sport/event programming. There will be on-site event coverage for both Intramural Sports activities and Sport Club competitions. Additional responsibilities include marketing, promotion and assessment of programs as well as departmental committee contribution. Evening and weekend work will be required. Other duties may be assigned that assist the overall mission of the department.
Qualifications: Experience in officiating Flag Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Floor Hockey and Softball is preferred. Experience in Sport Club management/supervision and adaptive/inclusive programming is also preferred.
Additional Salary Information: First year is a $10,000 stipend with eligibility to increase to $10,400 for the second year. The position is a nine-month appointment (August to May). All positions have an expected start date of August 9, 2021, with hourly summer employment available beginning in July. Assistantship includes an out-of-state tuition waiver and health insurance benefits.
About The University of Mississippi
The Department of Campus Recreation at the University of Mississippi is a dynamic organization that serves over 24,000 university constituents. The department strives to be a flagship program on our campus, in our state, and nationally in the field of collegiate recreation. As the largest employer of students at the university, the department emphasizes student employment as a high-impact practice. Campus Recreation also has a showcase recreation center that provides multiple resources for holistic well-being.
The South Campus Recreation Center opened in the fall of 2019. The 98,000 SF facility includes several innovative elements including a 6,000 SF functional training zone (4,000 SF inside, 2,000 SF outside). The centerpiece of the facility is north Mississippi’s only indoor climbing wall. There is abundant fitness space (25,000 SF), three fitness studios, two basketball courts, a multi-activity court, walking/jogging track, a classroom with a demonstration kitchen, and a convenience store. Services for wellness education, outdoor programming, and personal training also have dedicated spaces. Two fields for intramural sports, sport clubs, and informal recreation are located a...djacent to the facility.
Indoor facilities also include the 155,000 square foot Thomas N. Turner Center, which houses the Natatorium, gymnasium, jogging track, racquetball courts, fitness center, outdoor rental office, and academic classrooms/labs.
Outdoor facilities include the 12 acre Blackburn-McMurray Outdoor Sports Complex (includes 4 Intramural fields, 2 Sport Club fields, 2 sand volleyball courts, outdoor fitness rig, and 23-hole disc golf course), 6 outdoor tennis courts, the Rebel Challenge Course, and South Campus Rail Trail.
Graduate assistants have outstanding professional development opportunities including, but not limited to, involvement in professional staff meetings, annual budget preparation, operation of two recreation facilities and multiple outdoor spaces, direct supervision of student employees, and leadership on a variety of departmental committees.
There are academic programs that suit a variety of interests. The department has excellent relationships with the Higher Education, Sport and Recreation Administration, and Health Promotion programs and highly encourages graduate assistants to pursue practical, co-curricular educational opportunities.
For more information, please visit www.campusrec.olemiss.edu.
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.