Utah State University Eastern Campus located in Price, Utah is the newest Outdoor Recreation program in the USU system. Based on USU main campus Outdoor Programs, USU Eastern strives to provide adventures and discoveries to USU Eastern students. This is done through non-motorized recreational opportunities and students are encouraged to test their own real or perceived psychological and physical limitations while building relationships with each other in dynamic outdoor environments. This exposure is facilitated through programmed adventure trips, access to outdoor rental equipment, and soon-to-offer courses in outdoor skills and leadership. The Graduate Assistant will work collaboratively to provide a welcoming and inclusive place to play for the entire Utah State University Eastern Campus. The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work that day. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments.
The USU Eastern Outdoor Recreation Graduate Assistant (ORGA) is a 10-month appointment that will assist in the management of the campus outdoor recreational program. ORGA will help manage equipment rentals, cooperative adventure trips for students, special events, and cooperative programming with other university departments.
Primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
Management and supervision of OP trips and alternative programs
Assist with rental equipment management, repair of equipment, and check-out systems including blue bikes
Supervisory responsibilities for part-time employees
Oversee the implementation of trip policies, procedures, and operational duties including trip planning, food purchasing, essential paperwork, vehicle use, incident reporting, and equipment used
Develop and implement training modules with a focus on trip program policies, procedures, risk management, and leadership skills
Provide classroom and field-based training in activity-specific outdoor skills including but not limited to: whitewater rafting/kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, backcountry skiing/boarding, canyoneering, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding
Develop and implement policies and activities that foster trip leader mentorship, camaraderie, and enhance the OP work culture
Maintain and enhance the trip program database. Create statistical reports to measure and evaluate program performance
Interact with Federal land management agencies as necessary for permitting purposes
Other duties as assigned
Enrollment in Utah State University Graduate Studies Program
Effective oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of administrative practices; organizational skills
Ability to work independently and meet multiple task deadlines
Ability to establish and maintain effective student and staff relationships
Understanding of and commitment to a diverse campus community; ability to communicate effectively with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds
Experience working in collegiate recreation, recreational program, or related program to the position
Love for the outdoors
Must have a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours and at least in the 40th percentile on the GRE or MAT.
1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Common Graduate Programs for Campus Recreation GA's: Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
• Master of Education in Sport and Physical Education (MEd)
• Master of Health Promotion (MHP)
• Master of Fitness Promotion (MFP)
• Master of Science in Health & Human Movement (MS) with specializations in: Exercise Science, Health Education, and Sports Medicine. Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences Department
• Dietetics Administration (MDA) Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
• Instructional Leadership- Higher Education/Student Affairs (MEd) Environment and Society Department
• Recreation Resource Management (MS)
Additional Salary Information: The compensation package is:
* $1,000 a month stipend to 10-months
* Full tuition waiver up to 6-9 credit hours per semester (in-state or out-state tuition, plus differential tuition. Student and course fees are to be paid by the student. The student is required to have insurance (can waive the mandatory university subsidized insurance if the candidate has equivalent insurance coverage).
Internal Number: 2021-3473
About Utah State University
The Department of Campus Recreation at Utah State University is housed in the Division of Student Affairs and is one of the most dynamic growing departments on campus. Home to 18 professional staff members and four graduate assistants, Campus Recreation strives to serve the students with top-notch programs and services. A state-of-the-art facility opened in November 2015, included three basketball courts, three levels of cardio and weight training, a climbing and bouldering wall, two sand volleyball courts, two outdoor basketball courts. The Aggie Legacy Field is 154,000 square feet of synthetic playable surface including two flag football fields, two softball fields, a soccer field, a rugby pitch, a lacrosse field, and ultimate frisbee. Campus Recreation also manages the HPER Building and Fieldhouse which includes six racquetball courts, five basketball courts, two pools, weight training, and cardio loft. This is an exciting time to join the Utah State University Campus Recreation team as we continue to grow our programs and develop our students into future leaders.
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The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.
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