This position reports to the Facilities Coordinator. A combined workload of 20 hours per week is expected. Evening and/or weekend hours may be required. The main responsibilities include:
Maintain weekly administrative office hours
Hire, train, directly supervise and evaluate student Supervisors and Assistants
Plan and conduct monthly in-service trainings for staff
Responsible for scheduling building and fitness center staff
Assist with facility reservations and staffing for all events
Inspect all facilities to ensure that they are free of hazards and safe for patron use
Provide leadership to various student staff committees
Assist in the creation and implementation of new policies and procedures and enforcing existing policies
Work evenings at least once a week and occasional weekends
Represent department at various university functions and events
Fitness Graduate Assistant (1 position available)
This position reports to the Fitness Coordinator. A combined workload of 20 hours per week is expected. Evening and/or weekend hours may be required. The main responsibilities include:
Planning, development, and implementation of fitness programs including Group Exercise, Personal Training, and Small Group Training
Contributing to student development efforts including staff trainings/meetings and mid- and end of semester evaluations
Promotion of the fitness programs and the Rec Sports department
Supporting in the recruitment and training of new student trainers and instructors through the ACE Personal Training Prep Course and Group Exercise Mentorship Program
Assisting with administrative work such as student payroll, development and adjustment to policies, inventory and purchasing processes of equipment
Willingness to teaching Group Exercise classes and/or personal training if needed
Helping with department, division, and university special events as needed
Additional Responsibilities (All Positions):
May include assisting with campus wide special events, student services special events, and assist in all related administrative duties. A combined workload of 20 hours per week is expected. Evening and/or weekend hours will be required. All graduate assistants participate in meetings, assist with policy and procedure revision, staff training's, distribution and administration, and provide suggestions and feedback to the professional staff. Must be enrolled on a full-time basis (minimum 9 hours per semester) to receive graduate assistant position, stipend, and tuition waivers).
Facilities GA Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Sport Management, Recreation or related field with a minimum 3.0 GPA; must enroll into a UL Lafayette graduate program; Experience leading meetings and trainings; Demonstrate verbal and written communication skills; must be willing to work assigned weekends and night shifts; current Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Certification (or able to obtain within the first month of employment).
Fitness GA Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science, Sport Management, Recreation or related field with a minimum 3.0 GPA; Admission into a UL Lafayette graduate program; experience in fitness programming in relation to group fitness and/or personal training; experience teaching fitness classes and/or training clients; ability to work with a diverse group of individuals; strong organizational and management skills; professionalism; current Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Certifications (or able to obtain them within the first month of employment); enrollment in a full-time basis (minimum 9 hours per semester) to receive graduate assistantship, stipend, and tuition waivers.
At least one of the following group fitness and/or personal training certifications: ACSM, NSCA, AFAA, ACE or other recognized certifying organization related to fitness; additional credited specialty certification relating to fitness and wellness.
Preferred Qualifications (All Positions):
Aspirations to become Campus Recreation professional; Experience in the administration of facility operations and programs in a university recreation setting; scheduling software (SubItUp); Knowledge of Innosoft Fusion Rec Management Software; staff trainings; Extensive knowledge of customer service training; demonstrated organizational and management skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work independently; valid driver’s license.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early and the review of applications will begin early 2021.
All offers are conditional until the student has been officially accepted into a graduate program of the University. Applicants should become familiar with the application deadlines relevant for the chosen program of study.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, any certifications you hold, and three references to:
Additional Salary Information: $10,070 stipend paid out at $1,007 per month for 10 month appointment. Summer employment is available and encouraged. Graduate Assistants receive tuition waiver (In-State or Out-of-State) and are responsible for student fees
About University of Louisiana at Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is located in southwest Louisiana in the heart of Cajun Country. We’re the second-largest university in Louisiana, with over 19,000 students, and offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Our offerings range from the humanities to hard sciences, and we are among the nation’s leaders in areas such as computer science, environmental biology, and nursing. We are among the top 180 universities in the United States in R&D expenditures. And we are the only university in the world whose sports teams are the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns®; our student-athletes compete at the highest level of NCAA competition.
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