The Fitness and Recreation (FAR) Graduate Assistant reports to the Intramural Sports Coordinator and assists with Intramural Sports programming, departmental programming, facility management and other duties as assigned. Graduate Assistant activities range from on-site administration to training and assessment of officials and programs.
Graduate Assistants (2) will oversee 20 undergraduate student supervisors and upwards of 100 officials. Position requires approximately 20 hours per week and a willingness to work evenings and weekends.
Representative Duties: Assist with Intramural Sports program development - Daily Intramural Sports activities administration - Special event coordination and administration - Training and development of supervisors/officials - Develop and implement departmental assessment practices - Provide reviews of assessment tools and data - Daily reports review and follow-up - Other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Must have a strong officiating background in flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer and/or softball. The candidate must have two years of experience officiating and/or supervising Intramural Sports activities (strong experience in flag football and/or basketball preferred).
Education: Bachelor’s degree and enrolled in one of the following graduate programs at The University of Oklahoma: Adult & Higher Education, Human Relations or Intercollegiate Athletic Administration.
Certifications/Licenses: Class D Driver’s license. Preferred: CPR/AED/First Aid certifications, Intramural Sports experience, background in sport participation and administration.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Other Characteristics: Individual should have excellent skills in training/evaluating/assessment of officiating skills and mechanics; knowledge of basic sport rules; must have exceptional oral and written communication skills; must have basic computer skills and willingness to work evenings, weekends and early mornings (when needed).
Compensation: $1236/month and tuition waiver (fees not included) full university health insurance
Job Type: Half-time employment (20 hours per week for salaried appointment)
Application Deadline: For best consideration, apply by March 31, 2021. Open until filled.
Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2021 - 10 month appointment or hourly summer employment leading up to appointment.
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Additional Salary Information: $1,236/month
About The University of Oklahoma
Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region and nation. The Norman campus serves as home to all of the university’s academic programs except health-related fields. The OU Health Sciences Center, which is located in Oklahoma City, is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. Both the Norman and Health Sciences Center colleges offer programs at the Schusterman Center, the site of OU-Tulsa. OU enrolls more than 30,000 students, has more than 2,600 full-time faculty members, and has 21 colleges offering 163 majors at the baccalaureate level, 157 majors at the master’s level, 81 majors at the doctoral level, 28 majors at the doctoral professional level, and 28 graduate certificates. The university’s annual operating budget is $1.5 billion. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. www.ou.edu/eoo
The mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in... teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.
Fitness and Recreation provides diverse programs, services, and educational opportunities to enhance the lifelong health and wellness of the university community. This mission is guided by three goals:
1. Provide opportunities and support to promote a healthy university community,
2. Benefit the university community through health education, and
3. Develop university relations through health and wellness activities.
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