Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references electronically to email@example.com the subject line of “Graduate Assistant of Facilities & Fitness". Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. The Graduate Assistantship will remain open until the position has been filled.
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The deadline for priority consideration is end of business March 24, 2021.
Position: Graduate Assistant of Facilities & Fitness Supervisor: Assistant Director of Facilities & Fitness (future), interim – Director of Rec. Sports Compensation: $13.16 per hour plus tuition waiver for Fall and Spring semesters. Contract: September 1 – August 31 with an option to renew based on annual performance evaluations. Work Schedule: Employee may work amax of 19 hours per week when classes are in session and a max of 39.5 hours per week when classes are not in session. Employee is responsible for program oversight during operational hours, special events on nights/weekends, and some developmental travel. Essential/On-Call Requirement: No Responsible Supervision: Provides guidance, leadership, or training to other employees.
Develop and manage a comprehensive Facilities & Fitness program.
Assist in managing the day-to-day operations of all Rec. Sports facilities; chiefly, the Student Recreation Center (STRC) and Rec. Sports Complex (RSC).
Institute a robust fitness program consisting of group exercise classes, personal training, virtual opportunities, and other related fitness events (e.g. 5k, Walk Across Texas, etc.).
Help coordinate membership efforts, including: recruitment, retention, and revenue generation.
Recruit, train, manage, and evaluate student staff for facility operations and fitness programs.
Assist with reservation requests, bookings, staffing, and invoicing.
Responsible for upkeep of facilities and processing work orders as needed.
Coordinate and manage fitness equipment preventative maintenance, repairs, and cleaning.
Tasked with aiding the development and implementation of department-wide risk mitigation efforts, including: emergency action plans, risk assessment, safety training, etc.
Other areas as assigned.
Develop and implement marketing plan to promote programs and staffing positions.
This position requires “spot” management during evening/weekend hours and some travel.
Manage software such as Fusion and other related applications.
Work with campus partners to develop campus wide relationships and initiatives, as well as policies and procedures. Serve on committees as assigned.
Identify and develop revenue generating initiatives that assist in the facilitation of student-focused programs.
Represents the department at University functions, including orientation programs and information fairs, to increase awareness of services and programs.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to learn and practice specific safety guidelines for all program areas.
Strong leadership, organization, written, and verbal communication skills.
Genuine enthusiasm, interest, and commitment to experiential education.
Able to coordinate events as necessary.
A positive attitude toward the University and its constituents.
Greeting clients and visitors as needed.
Ability to train, develop, and supervise employees.
Highly skilled in technology such as Fusion and Microsoft 365.
Bachelor’s degree and related campus recreation experience.
Admittance and enrollment in TAMUK graduate studies program.
Ability to obtain and maintain CPR/AED certification from accrediting body.
Certifications in nationally accredited fitness programs.
Experience with group exercise curriculum development and instructor training.
Knowledge of recreational facilities.
Knowledge of programs and events offered by the department.
Prior experience handling office responsibilities, experiences in customer service or related field.
Knowledge of industry safety standards.
About Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Texas A&M University-Kingsville grew out of the teacher college or "normal school" movement that swept Texas and the nation in the early 1900s. Chartered in 1917 but not opened until 1925 because of America's entry into World War I, the University is the oldest continuously operating public institution of higher learning in South Texas. Shortly after beginning life as South Texas State Teachers College, its role was expanded to embrace a wider array of programs. As its mission has expanded, its name has changed to reflect its wider scope. Its first name change, to Texas College of Arts and Industries, came in 1929. In 1967 the name changed to Texas A&I University. The University became a member of the Texas A&M University System in 1989 and in 1993 changed its name to Texas A&M University-Kingsville to reflect that membership.