A&M-Commerce Campus Recreation is looking for a dynamic Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Wellbeing for 2021-2023. The mission of our graduate assistantship program is to foster the development of upcoming recreational professionals by immersing them in a holistic, experiential, and hands-on recreation experience.
This is a two-year commitment with a renewable agreement pending a successful evaluation at the end of the first academic year. Graduate Assistants are required to maintain a minimum of a 3.0-grade point average each semester and progress towards a graduate degree.
We aspire to create an environment where we celebrate the differences we share across the spectrum of human diversity. Inclusivity is vital to an individual’s holistic development and the social fabric of the university. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment through hiring and developing culturally competent staff members, outreaching to under-served populations, and providing facilities and programs that support all members of the A&M-Commerce community. Our expectation of the A&M-Commerce community is to embrace an open-minded and respectful attitude toward individual difference.
Start Date: August 9, 2021
School Starts: August 30, 2021
Compensation and Benefit Package
Tuition coverage (Graduate, Statutory, and Designated)
Eligible for both in-state/out-of-state students
Eligible for six to thirteen credit hours a semester (Fall and Spring semesters only)
Campus Rec will also pay for Distance Learning Fee, University Services, and Recreation Center Fee for fall and spring semesters.
You are responsible for the cost of all other student fees (Athletic, Union Center, Student Service, and Health).
Health benefits (if taken)
Paid bi-weekly at $15 an hour, 20 hours per week when school is in session. Pending a successful end of year evaluation, pay increase to $16 an hour for second year.
In addition, 40 hours per week during August preparation for fall semester and during January preparation for spring semester (when not taking classes)
Summer Employment Opportunities
Additional employment opportunities are available if desired during the summer time (paid hourly per student staff position rates) for non-GA level positions
$2,000 yearly funding for department development including NIRSA Region IV/Student Lead-On, NIRSA Annual Conference, AORE Conference, certifications, tournaments, and other development opportunities.
One student membership to a professional organization
Support and align with department mission, vision, values, and strategic plan
Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and contribute to an inclusive working and learning environment
Attend professional and student staff meetings
Serve on various department committees
Provide oversight of program area in the absence of supervisor
Work night and weekend hours (as needed, based on area)
Other duties as assigned that assist with the overall mission of the department
Minimum Qualifications for Consideration
Demonstrated experience working in collegiate recreation, recreational program, or related program to the position
Conditions of Hire
Contingent upon completing a satisfactory background check
Once you’ve been offered, must then get full acceptance into the A&M Commerce Graduate School
Conditions of Employment
Must have or obtain within 30 days American Red Cross/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First-Aid certification
Timeline and Application
Preference will be given to those applicants who submit completed applications via HandshakeDO NOT submit via Bluefish.
If you are a non TAMUC student, you must contact Bethany Ferrall (Bethany.firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-468-3223) to set up your Handshake account before you can apply. Search handshake code listed in each job description to apply for that position.
Assist with overseeing approximately 15-20 fitness student employees including: group fitness instructors and personal trainers. This will include staff and program supervision; hiring, training and evaluation.
Assist with program oversight including budget preparation and management, workshops, special event programming, program promotion, risk management and policy development.
Assist with the daily operations of maintaining a comprehensive group exercise program that programs approximately 25-30 classes per week.
Hire, train, schedule, mentor and evaluate group fitness instructors and personal trainers.
Administer data collection of group fitness participation.
Assist with personal training program.
Assist with teaching the ACE courses for certified group fitness instructors and personal trainers.
Assist in programming and student wellness special events such as Women & Weights, Zumba with Zombies, Sunset Yoga, Yoga and Hike, Fitober, Weightlifting Competition, Rec Fest, and Resolution Roar.
Utilize IMLeagues, SubItup and Fusion to assist with tracking data, online registration, and scheduling of Fitness and Wellbeing programs.
Minimum Qualifications for Consideration:
Current Personal Training or Fitness Instructor certification through ACE, AFAA, NSCA, NASM, ACSM, or other nationally recognized agency.
Previous experience instructing multiple group fitness formats.
Group Fitness Instructor certification in one or multiple disciplines (Yoga, Zumba, Spin/Cycle, Pilates, Boot Camp, TRX, etc.)
Advanced certifications (CSCS, USAW, CES, FNS).
Contact for Fitness & Well-being Graduate Assistantship: Dan Semprini, Fitness and Well-being Coordinator, email@example.com
Handshake Job Code: 4696213
Additional Salary Information: 20 hours/week when school is in session. $16/hour in year two, pending a successful end of year evaluation
About Texas A&M University-Commerce Campus Recreation
Since 1889, Texas A&M University-Commerce has been known as a leader in providing an excellent education. It’s because we care about people and relationships. We’re a big-name university, but our focus is helping you achieve success. A&M-Commerce faculty and staff will know your name and work closely with you to understand your goals and dreams. Our professors will care about your growth and be your loudest supporters when you walk across the stage to get your degree.We realize a great education is about more than attending class. It’s about making friends, memories, and a name for yourself as someone who’s passionate about learning. Earning an A&M-Commerce degree and being part of the Texas A&M University system will not only look good on your resume, it will give you the confidence you need to compete in the marketplace." Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.