Recreational Sports — A vital part of the student experience, the Department of Recreation and Wellness is built on programming excellence, a nationally recognized facility and a student development model that honors and educates the whole person. Graduate Assistants are an integral part of the RecWell team. As a GA in our department, you can expect to learn and grow in a supportive environment; be treated with respect, fairness and honesty; and be well equipped for personal and professional challenges in your chosen career path.
Graduate Assistant —Operations
|Hours and Wages
- $13,000 for 620 hours (310 hours per semester; approximately 20 hours per week)
- Compensation can be given at 50% scholarship/50% stipend or 60% scholarship/40% stipend
- Ability to develop student staff, including hiring, training, supervising and evaluation
- Ability to provide excellent customer service to all patrons and guests
- Ability to work closely with fellow team members and campus colleagues
- Demonstrates strong inter-personal and communication skills as well as attention to detail
- Ability to problem solve, manage multiple tasks and priorities and make an informed decision independently
- Reliability and flexibility related to work schedule
- Maintain a positive attitude for all patrons and Recreational Sports staff.
- Positively promote Recreational Sports to peers and patrons and takes initiative to be involved throughout campus.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills and the ability to interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Act as primary communication between professional staff and Building Supervisors, Operations Assistants and Welcome Desk Staff. Respond to work specific emails accordingly.
- Check WhentoWork, the department student employee scheduling software, daily to ensure weekly schedule is correct while maintaining staff communication.
- Check shift reports from previous day and weekend communicating with the professional staff in areas of need.
- Maintain building up-keep of the 115,000 Fitness and Aquatic Center. Oversee daily routines such as cleaning routes, daily maintenance, facility towels, spray bottles and laundry.
- Create and assist in Building Supervisor, Fitness Attendant and Welcome Desk schedules, meeting agendas, training materials and certifications.
- Create, maintain and distribute weekly Building Supervisor update emails and operational calendar.
- Assist the department with work tickets, facility reservations and facility scheduling.
- Maintain daily budget for revenue generation and submit daily revenue reports to the University.
- Assist the Director of Recreation and Wellness in research and creation of assessment documents related to recruitment, retention and belongingness.
- Assist professional staff in creating the Fall 2020 multi-day student employee staff training.
- Serve as Building Supervisor on duty in various times while working as the Summer Intern
- GAs will be required to complete several two three-hour shifts as a Building Supervisor each week (These hours will contribute to their 20 hour requirement).
| Transferable Skills
- Effective Communication
- Time Management
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Ability to plan and organize
- Enhanced diversity and inclusivity
- Civic responsibility
- Effective leadership
- Change management
- Employee supervision and development
- Facility and program management
Bryan Haunert — Director, Recreational Sports
Graduate Assistant Employment Application