The Campus Recreation mission is to enhance the quality of life of our unique members by educating and encouraging active participation in recreational opportunities that develop leadership skills, foster social interaction, and reinforce healthy behaviors.
The Graduate Assistant for Facilities will gain valuable experience working in the 170,000 sq. ft. Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall (SFCM). Working under the supervision of the Coordinator-Facilities, the Graduate Assistant will play a significant role in the administration of the Facilities program. In addition, the Graduate Assistant will assist in the overall operations of the comprehensive facility by serving as a leader and liaison to the student facility team. Questions specific to the position may be directed to Kinsey Weaver, Coordinator-Facilities, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-438-3706.
The Graduate Assistant will assist the Assistant Director-Facilities and the two Coordinators-Facilities in the overall administration of the Facilities program. Specific duties include:
Hire, train, evaluate, schedule, and monitor entry-level student facilities team of approximately 40 students.
Implement and maintain policies and procedures, including risk management, customer service, and student team development.
Participate in the daily facility operations of the SFC, including maintaining storage rooms; performing maintenance, cleaning, and repair work; set-up and supervision for special events; and maintain records, supplies, and equipment inventories.
Serve as an instructor for American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid classes for Campus Recreation team members.
May be expected to maintain a Lifeguard and/or Lifeguard Instructor Certification during their time with Campus Recreation to assist with responsibilities in the pool.
Collaborate with other Campus Recreation team members and assist with department events as needed.
Develop and implement a recreation program utilizing budget management, marketing, staff management, and assessment of the program as part of the Graduate Assistant annual project.
Graduate Assistant schedule may include nights and weekends based on program needs.
Other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by the department.
All candidates should have an interest in recreation as a career, and pursue a graduate degree within the School of Kinesiology and Recreation.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Physical Education or related field preferred.
Possess and maintain a current American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain.
Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills, both verbal and written, are expected.
The position requires someone who is willing to work in a team environment and uphold our quality standards and values.
About Illinois State University
Illinois State University:Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 38 masters, 2 specialist and 7 doctorial programs. Illinois State University (www.IllinoisState.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Bloomington-Normal Community:Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment,... parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic and commute. Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at www.bloomingtonnormalcvb.org for more information.