Under the supervision of the Coordinator, Facilities & Operations, this position offers the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of facility supervision within Campus Recreation. The Graduate Assistant, Facility Operations is responsible for supervision of RecWell student employees and assists in the day to day operation of two indoor recreation facilities; the Mackal-Tootell Complex and the Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center. The Mackal-Tootell Complex is a 275,000 square foot facility that operates as a shared space for academics, athletics, ROTC, and campus recreation. It features an indoor track, basketball courts, Cardio Center and Weight Room, classroom space, multipurpose gym, group exercise studio, and aquatic complex. The Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center is a 33,000 square foot facility with cardio and strength equipment, three group exercise studios, a classroom, and a wellness resource center.
Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of 130+ Campus Recreation student employees in the positions of: RecWell Attendant and Building Supervisor.
Assist with the recruitment, training, scheduling, supervision, evaluation, and overall management of all RecWell Program Assistants.
Coordinate and lead regular Building Supervisor meetings and coordinate monthly RecWell attendant trainings collaboratively with Program Assistants.
Attend and assist in leading weekly Program Assistant meetings.
Assist with the development and maintenance of the RecWell Brightspace page; keep resource documents up to date and collaborate with Program Assistants to develop and implement ongoing virtual training.
Assist with the daily operations of the Mackal-Tootell Complex and Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center; including service center management, locker management, equipment maintenance, inventory, and purchasing.
Assist in the development, revision, and enforcement of all policies and procedures in both the Mackal-Tootell Complex and Anna Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center.
Schedule staff for and assist with managing facility rentals and special events; which may require occasional evening or weekend hours.
Assist with fiscal accountability; including making recommendations for purchase and monitoring expenditures and payroll.
Assist in the promotion of facility memberships and development of special offerings for member appreciation and recruitment.
Utilize Connect2Concepts, SubItUp, Active Network, Brightspace, and any other necessary software technology to maintain and enhance operations.
Maintain weekly office hours and attend all required department staff meetings.
Serve on and contribute to the success of department working committees as assigned.
Assist with additional projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Recreation, Kinesiology, College Student Personnel, Business, Communications or related degree preferred.
Admittance to a Graduate Degree program at the University of Rhode Island.
Experience in campus recreation programs, athletics or facility operations.
Proficient computer skills; previous use of Class Software by Active Network preferred.
First Aid, CPR/AED certification or willingness to obtain within first 3 months of hire.
Instructor level certification, or willingness to obtain within first year of hire, is preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in addition to having outstanding customer service skills, and are highly motivated, show enthusiasm and pays attention to details.
Ability to work independently and work a part of a team that collaborates effectively with fellow colleagues.
Assistantships are 9.5 months, contract dates August - May with a stipend of $20,000. Full tuition waiver provided for in state or out of state applicants. Option to work as an hourly employee in the summer. Anticipated start date August 2021 with the option to begin earlier.
Direct all questions to Jess Dehn, Coordinator of Facilities and Operations; at email@example.com or to call 401/874-5451. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Preference will be given to applications received by January 15th, 2021.
About The University of Rhode Island
The main campus of the University of Rhode Island is located in the village of Kingston, 30 miles south of Providence, 65 miles from Boston, and 160 miles from New York City. A medium sized state University with a total enrollment of approximately 15,000, the campus has a unique rural location near the ocean and six miles from Narragansett Bay.