Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Recreation and Leadership, the Recreation and Leadership graduate assistant will be responsible assisting with various projects and initiatives within the Recreation and Leadership department. This position will support the assistant director by serving as an invaluable link between the program participants, student staff and the professional staff. The individual will gain and apply leadership experience, as well as become more adept at management, programming, assessment, marketing, supervision, etc. The goal is to place one on course to be a well-rounded professional in the field of their choice.
Assist with the oversight of Viterbo's National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) chapter.
Assist with the development and facilitation of student leadership programming.
Assist with the recruitment and hiring of the department student staff.
Provide training, engagement, and ongoing development for the student staff.
Provide day-to-day oversight and support to the student staff; working with the Assistant Director and student personnel manager on facility student staff scheduling.
Develop and possess thorough knowledge of department information, including facility and staff policies and procedures.
Serve as a resource to the staff, Mathy Center patrons, and program participants regarding questions, concerns, and conflict resolution.
Communicate and consistently enforce university, departmental, and program policies and procedures with all participants and co-workers; employ strong decision making and conflict resolution skills when policies and/or procedures are violated.
Maintain a positive, cooperative, and customer service oriented attitude that enhances a fun work environment; wear staff apparel, nametag, and maintain clean, professional atmosphere.
Attend campus and departmental meetings.
Carry out other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Director of Recreation and Leadership.
Appointment: This is a 10 month paid, renewable assistantship, beginning on July 15, 2021 and extending through May 15, 2022. Hours will vary based on the needs of the department, averaging 20 hours/week and not exceeding 29 hours per week (with the exception of holidays and university closures) and will include nights and weekends.
Qualification: Acceptance into one of the following Viterbo University graduate programs (Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership, or Master of Business Administration); current CPR/AED and First Aid certification or willingness to obtain certification; positive attitude and strong work ethic.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior program planning experience, work experience in a university recreation setting, and desire to work in a higher education recreational environment.
Application Process: Interested individuals must complete the online application form; include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. This position is open until filled, with application reviews beginning on April 12, 2021.
For additional information concerning this position, feel free to contact the Department of Recreation and Leadership at email@example.com or 608-796-3126.
About Viterbo University
Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan, liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 1800 undergraduate and 850 graduate students. Viterbo is located in scenic La Crosse, Wisconsin, which has consistently been rated as one of the top places to live in the US. The region features an attractive cost of living, beautiful bluffs and coulees, three major rivers including the Mississippi, world-class education and health care systems, and easy access to major cities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.