Fall 2023 Graduate Assistantships (4 openings) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Type: Part Time
Salary: $13,035.60 - $13,843.44
Full in/out of state tuition waiver plus a stipend of $1086.30 per month for the first year and a longevity bonus to $1153.62 per month in the second year. Professional development resources are also available. Employee is responsible for student fees. Per Internal Revenue Service regulations (IRC 127), federal taxes will be withheld on tuition waiver amounts exceeding $5,250 in the calendar year (January-December).
An Affirmative Action employer, SIUE offers equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed, or religion, age, sex, national origin, or disability. Benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. SIUE is an AA/EEO employer. SIUE is a state university.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: March 2023
SIUE GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS (4) openings to start in August of 2023
The Aquatics and Facility Operations Graduate Assistant will split time between two responsibility areas (Aquatics and Recreation Operations). In Aquatics, this position will include student-lifeguard personnel management and other aquatics supervision duties of our indoor pool (25 yards, 6 lanes, 1-meter springboard). The responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to developing and conducting in-service trainings for 10-15 lifeguards; recruiting, scheduling, and evaluating lifeguards, assisting with student payroll, policy maintenance, and the equipment inventory/purchasing process as necessary.
The Recreation Operations aspect of this position will rotate into supervision of activities within the exclusive recreational space of the Student Fitness Center and the shared recreation space in the Vadalabene Center and other auxiliary facilities (200,000 total sq. ft.). These facilities include a total of six basketball courts, 25-yard pool, two climbing areas, group fitness rooms, cycling room, multi-sport court, two informal fitness areas, a dedicated weight room, indoor jogging track, racquetball courts, multipurpose areas and member service stations. A combined workload of an average of 20 hours per week is expected with some early morning, evening, and weekend work required.
The Campus Recreation Facilities and Operations Graduate Assistant position functions as a personnel manager to a team of student facility supervisors that are essential to leading the operations of the Student Fitness Center. This position also works closely with event/reservation scheduling and facility setup/teardown and maintenance personnel to assist in coordinating the readiness of the facility to meet the needs of various groups including, campus recreation (intramurals, club sports, group fitness), university units (student organizations, academics, athletics) and the community.
This position will directly serve on a team that oversees the activities within the dedicated recreational space of the Student Fitness Center and the shared recreation space in the Vadalabene Center and other auxiliary facilities (200,000 total sq. ft.). These facilities include a total of six basketball courts, 25-yard pool, two climbing areas, two group fitness rooms, cycling room, multi-sport court, two informal fitness/strength areas, a dedicated weight room, indoor jogging track, racquetball courts, multipurpose areas and member service stations. A combined workload of an average of 20 hours per week is expected; some early morning, evening and weekend work is required.
Fitness Operations and Student Development Graduate Assistant Brief Job Description:
The Graduate Assistant (Fitness Operations and Student Development) is responsible for aiding in the coordination, guidance, supervision, and direction of informal fitness operations. This includes assisting in developing schedules, hiring, training, supervising, evaluating up to 25 fitness attendants and maintaining and troubleshooting equipment in the main facility and six satellite facilities. Equipment includes cardio, selectorized strength, plate loaded, free weights and racks/platforms. This position will also serve on a team that oversees the activities within the dedicated recreational space of the Student Fitness Center and the shared recreation space in the Vadalabene Center and other auxiliary facilities (200,000 total sq. ft.). A combined workload of an average of 20 hours per week is expected; some early morning, evening and weekend work is required.
The Graduate Assistant will contribute to hiring, training and development opportunities for all Campus Recreation Student Employees; this includes tracking potential employees, new employee orientations, annual trainings, employee appreciation events and incentive and deficiency processes. A combined workload of an average of 20 hours per week is expected; some early morning, evening and weekend work is required.
Recreation Programs & Special Events:
The Recreational Programming and Special Events Graduate Assistant is responsible for assisting in the planning, development and implementation of all special events and marketing for Campus Recreation programming. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: Coordinating and managing special events and programs that fit the specific wellness needs of assigned populations; recruiting, training, scheduling and evaluating student employees, along with staff development; promoting and marketing the Intramural/Club Sports/Campus Recreation and campus-wide special events; collaborating and serving as the recreation outreach liaison to SIUE Campus partners and student organizations, coordinate, collaborate, and cosponsor in recreational activities/experiences/events across a variety of the SIUE campus; and assisting with policy development, and equipment inventory and purchasing process. A combined workload of 20 hours per week is expected, with the expectation that many programs and needs will occur on evening and weekend hours.
TERM OF CONTRACT for all four (4) graduate assistant positions:
Positions will start in August of 2023. Contract renewal is anticipated and available through the duration of the academic degree program.
The SIUE Campus Recreation Department has a history of strong student engagement and consistently strives to be attentive and responsive to student interests. SIUE Campus Recreation operates 137,000 sq. ft. of dedicated indoor recreation space that is strongly complimented by a 550,000 sq. ft. outdoor Rec Plex that includes both artificial and natural turf lighted fields. SIUE Campus Recreation also offers a 9-hole disc golf course, cricket pitch and a network of paved and unpaved multiuse trails that integrate into the community and surrounding region. The multiuse trails, free bikeshare program, free bike repair stations and other support systems have earned SIUE the designation as a Bike Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists.
The SIUE Campus Recreation Department strives to be collaborative partner and resource to others, recently evidenced by hosting workshops such as Midwest FitFest in 2023, a Professional Climbing Instructor Association certification course in 2021 and the NIRSA Illinois State Workshop in 2019. SIUE as a university, is a modern and comprehensive post-secondary educational institution. SIUE offers a broad range of academic programs... that lead to associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist's, doctoral, and professional degrees.
Location: The campus is located in the northeastern metropolitan St. Louis area on over 2,600 acres of rolling land and woods. Interstate highways make the University convenient for those within a 60-mile radius, an area that includes 2,700,000 people. St. Louis, 20 minutes southwest of the campus, is one of the oldest and richest cultural centers of the country, renowned for its symphony, opera, art museums, and conservatories for the arts. It is also a center for educational, medical, botanical, bio-chemical and business research. St. Louis and the surrounding metro area also has a selection of professional, minor league and collegiate sports venues that host teams in addition to a variety of other events. SIUE is one of four comprehensive universities among more than 20 institutions of higher education in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Because the University is part of a metropolitan area, students, faculty and staff can experience the diversions of ethnic restaurants, large retail malls, touring Broadway plays and professional sports. The SIUE community also enjoys the natural setting of the campus and nearby state parks, small towns, and historic settlements.