Advertised Salary: $1000.00 monthly stipend plus full USU tuition waiver
USU Eastern Campus Outdoor Rec is a new and upcoming program to campus. Based off of USU main campus outdoor rec program, we strive to provide adventures and discoveries to USU Eastern students. This is done through non-motorized recreational opportunities, 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 trips, access to outdoor equipment, and eventually courses in outdoor skills and leadership. Campus Outdoor Rec employees 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.
The compensation package for the GARHD is:
* $1000 a month Stipend * Full tuition waiver up to 6 credit hours per semester (in-state or out-state tuition, plus differential tuition. Student and course fees are to be paid by the student. Student is required to have insurance (can waive the mandatory university subsidized insurance if student has equivalent insurance coverage).
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)
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 use
Develop and implement training modules with 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 paddle boarding
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.
Along with the online application, please attach:
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.**
$1000.00 monthly stipend plus full USU tuition waiver
The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).
Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.
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