Campus Recreation at Northeastern Illinois University is proud to announce 3 Graduate Assistant openings available for the 2021-2022 academic year: Competitive Sports and Event Management, Team Challenge/Adventure and Aquatics.
Start Date: August 2021
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Priority given to applications submitted prior to May 28th.
Stipend: Stipend for academic year; full tuition waiver; on-campus housing allowance (optional); additional academic break employment opportunities; professional development opportunities
1) Competitive Sports and Event Management - The Competitive Sports and Event Management Graduate Assistant, reporting to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, will directly oversee all aspects related to competitive sports programming including intramural sports and sport clubs. This position will serve as the event manager for special events including sporting events, leagues, practices, and multi-day events.
Oversee the promotion, registration, and scheduling of all intramural sports activities including but not limited to: basketball, flag football, volleyball, and soccer.
Assist in the hiring, training, and evaluating of intramural sports officials and supervisors.
Oversee and coordinate with sport clubs including: enforcement of sport club policies, facility reservations, club funding requests, and promotion of new sport clubs.
Assist in the management of facility operations including: opening and closing of facility, field maintenance, lining of fields for sporting events, enforcement of policies and procedures, equipment inventory, and supervision of building operations staff.
Assist in the supervision of student building staff members and building supervisors.
Oversee all practices and games, assist in operation of table events for games, be a liaison for game day officials, assist in setup and tear down of events.
Provide leadership during all staff trainings.
Experience officiating a variety of intramural sports; Intramural supervisor experience a plus.
Must have a general knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of sports.
2) Team Challenge and Adventure – The Adventure Program (AP) Graduate Assistant, reporting to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, will directly oversee and take on leadership roles with the climbing wall, bouldering wall, high ropes course, team building, and outdoor trips.
Assist the Assistant Director in all aspects of the AP including trips, clinics, and events.
Assist in the hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating of climbing wall and ropes course facilitators.
Coordinate and lead team building efforts with First Year Experience (FYE) Program.
Develop and maintain program staff and program manuals.
Facilitate team building, climbing wall events, and challenge course events.
Develop, recruit, and lead each semester’s schedule for the following: open climb, open high ropes course, and outdoor trips.
Monitor trip leaders ensuring all paperwork is complete including: certifications, trip budget and itineraries, trip evaluations, and payroll.
Manage and maintain all equipment within the AP including: safety protocols, inspections, equipment checkout/return, and the retiring/purchasing of equipment.
Monitor the program website and recommend updates.
Team building, climbing wall, and challenge course facilitation experience.
Must be a motivated individual having a strong interest and knowledge in outdoor recreation and team challenge.
Experience working with diverse population a plus.
3) Aquatics – The Aquatics Graduate Assistant, reporting to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, will directly oversee the aquatics programs including maintaining the safety of all aquatics programs, hiring and supervising all lifeguards and swim instructors, and maintain the swim lesson program.
Oversee all aspects of the Aquatics program
Recruit, hire, train and supervise lifeguards and swim instructors
Develop and maintain swim lesson program
Maintain all Activenet registration for swim lessons
Manage and maintain all equipment for aquatics programs
Manage and budget aquatics area/programs
Manage and maintain American Red Cross (ARC) certifications for lifeguards, swim instructors, CPR/AED (building staff)
Teach ARC Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor (WSI), and CPR/AED courses
Other duties as assigned
ARC certification: Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor
Desired: ARC certification as Lifeguard Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT), Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT); Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
At least 2-4 years’ experience lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons
Some proven supervisory experience
Familiarity with Registration software (Activenet)
All applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Recreation Management, Sports Management, Exercise Science, or related field. All graduate assistant candidates must have a minimum of two years experience working within a campus recreation setting. Experience working with diverse populations a plus. Typical graduate study programs include: Business Administration, M.B.A.; Exercise Science, M.S.; Higher Education Leadership, M.A.; Geography and Environmental Studies, M.A.; Political Science, M.A.; Inner City Studies Education, M.A.; Human Resource Development, M.A; Communication, Media and Theatre, M.A.
Please apply through the bluefishjobs.com website. If you have any additional questions, contact Christian Kopp at email@example.com.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation packages are dependent on the nature of the position. A Graduate Assistant Position is paid by a semesterly stipend or hourly wage and includes a full tuition waiver. Positions are eligible for hourly employment during semester breaks and the summer. Graduate Assistant positions are intended to be a 2-year commitment but are evaluated on an annual basis.
About Northeastern Illinois University
Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 8,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of teaching, learning and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, sciences, education and business. Newsweek magazine has named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth best investment among all universities in the nation and number one in Illinois. The University also is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the United States and is federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.Northeastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and Invites Applications from Women and Minorities as well as Other Qualified Individuals.
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