The Department of Campus Recreation at the University of Mississippi is seeking a dynamic and talented Graduate Assistant of Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs to help us achieve our vision of being a flagship collegiate recreation program.
The Graduate Assistant of Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs will assist the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs with the management, administration and supervision of the Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs program as well as the planning, development and implementation of all offered sports and activities. Primary focus will be the recruitment, training, supervision and evaluation of Intramural Sport Officials and Supervisors and overseeing and developing multiple Sport Club organizations and their officers. Other duties include assisting in policy and procedure development, budget planning, league/tournament scheduling and sport/event programming. There will be on-site event coverage for both Intramural Sports activities and Sport Club competitions. Additional responsibilities include marketing, promotion and assessment of programs as well as departmental committee contribution. Evening and weekend work will be required. Other duties may be assigned that assist the overall mission of the department.
Qualifications: Experience in officiating Flag Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Floor Hockey and Softball is preferred. Experience in Sport Club management/supervision and adaptive/inclusive programming is also preferred.
Acceptance into the University of Mississippi Graduate School in pursuit of a Master’s Degree in related field required. For a complete list of programs offered and application deadlines visit this link.
Note: Students pursuing online graduate degree programs or an MBA will not be eligible for a graduate assistantship. Also, some graduate programs may have an application deadline listed that has already passed but are still accepting applications. If you are interested in a graduate program that indicates the deadline has passed, please reach out to Jamaal Rhodes, Coordinator of Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs, at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting your graduate assistant application to Campus Recreation.
Application Procedure: All qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, list of three professional references, GPA, and GRE* (verbal, quantitative, & writing) scores to the Jamaal Rhodes, Coordinator of Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs at email@example.com. Preference will be given to applications received before May 10, 2021.
*Please do not apply through bluefishjobs.com as those applications will not be considered.*
Additional Salary Information: First year is a $10,000 stipend with eligibility to increase to $10,400 for the second year. The position is a nine-month appointment (August to May) with an expected start date of August 9, 2021 and hourly summer employment available beginning in July. Assistantship includes an out-of-state tuition waiver and health insurance benefits.
About The University of Mississippi
The Department of Campus Recreation at the University of Mississippi is a dynamic organization that serves over 24,000 university constituents. The department strives to be a flagship program on our campus, in our state, and nationally in the field of collegiate recreation. As the largest employer of students at the university, the department emphasizes student employment as a high-impact practice. Campus Recreation also has a showcase recreation center that provides multiple resources for holistic well-being.
The South Campus Recreation Center opened in the fall of 2019. The 98,000 SF facility includes several innovative elements including a 6,000 SF functional training zone (4,000 SF inside, 2,000 SF outside). The centerpiece of the facility is north Mississippi’s only indoor climbing wall. There is abundant fitness space (25,000 SF), three fitness studios, two basketball courts, a multi-activity court, walking/jogging track, a classroom with a demonstration kitchen, and a convenience store. Services for wellness education, outdoor programming, and personal training also have dedicated spaces. Two fields for intramural sports, sport clubs, and informal recreation are located a...djacent to the facility.
Indoor facilities also include the 155,000 square foot Thomas N. Turner Center, which houses the Natatorium, gymnasium, jogging track, racquetball courts, fitness center, outdoor rental office, and academic classrooms/labs.
Outdoor facilities include the 12 acre Blackburn-McMurray Outdoor Sports Complex (includes 4 Intramural fields, 2 Sport Club fields, 2 sand volleyball courts, outdoor fitness rig, and 23-hole disc golf course), 6 outdoor tennis courts, the Rebel Challenge Course, and South Campus Rail Trail.
Graduate assistants have outstanding professional development opportunities including, but not limited to, involvement in professional staff meetings, annual budget preparation, operation of two recreation facilities and multiple outdoor spaces, direct supervision of student employees, and leadership on a variety of departmental committees.
There are academic programs that suit a variety of interests. The department has excellent relationships with the Higher Education, Sport and Recreation Administration, and Health Promotion programs and highly encourages graduate assistants to pursue practical, co-curricular educational opportunities.
For more information, please visit www.campusrec.olemiss.edu.
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.