The Graduate Assistant for Recreation Programs reports to the Director of Recreation Programs. They are responsible for the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of undergraduate student staff working within the department. They will assist in the management, planning, and implementation of Rider’s Recreation Program, including late night and weekend events.
Interview, hire, schedule, and supervise 10-12 student staff within the Intramural Sports Program.
Train and evaluate staff on rules and officiating ability within the 12 league sports the program offers.
Manage the daily operations of the intramural program including announcements, league creation, forfeit fee collection, etc within imleagues.com.
Perform equipment inventory for all aspects of the program and order Intramural Champion T-shirts, trophies, and staff attire when needed.
Review student time sheets and ensure accuracy for processing.
Assist with preparation of statistical analysis, program assessments and overall program recommendations.
Secure indoor and outdoor space for intramurals and club sports.
Assist in the advising of the Rider University Club Sports Council.
Assist with the development and implementation of Special Events such as Friday Night Lights and Family Feud.
Co-advise the Unified Sports Club in order to ensure university support and oversight as well as provide a safe atmosphere for students and Special Olympics Athletes.
Co-advise the Esports Club and ensure MAAC league requirements are being met by participants, completing paperwork on time, and staying abreast of league developments
Enforce and uphold club sport travel and risk management policies and procedures
Process extramural event registration, academic eligibility requirements, and coordinate travel with team captain (State and regional flag football tournaments and basketball tournaments).
Chaperon students attending conferences and/or extramural events.
Attend and participate in divisional and departmental meetings as directed.
Establish regular contact with Intramural Sports Captains and participants providing them with necessary information regarding their team and the program.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Prior experience as an undergraduate Intramural Official/Supervisor
Ability to work evenings and weekends
Task oriented and able to meet deadlines
Excellent oral/written communication skills to support recruitment and retention
Experience developing and delivering Intramural Official’s training, specifically basketball and flag football
Understanding of esports/competitive gaming experience
Proficient in Discord, Twitch, social media, and other technology applications
To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, and any other required documents specified in the position description to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the subject line the name of the specific position to which you are applying. Some positions have specific deadlines (as noted in their descriptions). If a deadline is not specified, then the applications for those positions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Hiring Managers will reach out to you directly if they are interested in setting up an interview. If you have any questions about the position, please reach out to Dianna Clauss, Director of Recreation Programs at email@example.com.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation:
12 academic credits per year - 6 per semester
$12.30/hour at 20 hours/week
About Rider University
Rider University is a private university located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, which is 60 miles from New York City and 40 miles from Philadelphia. It consists of four academic units: the Norm Brodsky College of Business, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Human Services, and Westminster College of the Arts (consisting of the School of Fine and Performing Arts and Westminster Choir College). Undergraduate enrollment is approximately 3,900 and total enrollment is approximately 4,825. The Office of Recreation Programs is housed in the Division of Student Affairs and supports a robust competitive sports program (intramural sports and club sports), as well as a many student health and well-being educational programs.