Graduate Assistant - Recreational Sports

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 02, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Graduate Assistant - Recreational Sports
Carroll University

Classification:Graduate Assistant - 12 Months - 1,508 Hours - 29 hours per week maximum

Reports to:Director of Campus Recreation

Description:The Graduate Assistant within the Carroll University Department of Recreational Sports is responsible for the promotion and management of a well-organized, campus-wide recreation program that includes: Competitive Sports (Intramurals and Club Sports), Fitness, Outdoor Recreation, special events, marketing, and informal recreation, with an emphasis on student staff supervision and member service. This position serves as a key member of the administrative leadership team- directing and managing staff, offerings, and partnerships on campus in order to help develop and grow the Department of Recreational Sports.
The Graduate Assistant reports to and receives general direction from the Director of Campus Recreation. The position primarily aids in the management of all Recreation student employees within the Department of Recreational Sports.

  • Recruit, hire, schedule, train, supervise and evaluate Recreational Sports student staff including Managers, Supervisors, and entry-level Recreation Associates.
  • Coach and mentor student staff on a daily basis.
  • Conduct staff meetings and provide continual on the job training for student staff.
  • Evaluate and develop policies and procedures for the student employee incentive program, disciplinary actions, weekend schedules, special events, etc.
  • Supervise special events outside normal facility hours (if necessary) in addition to break-week schedules (holiday and school breaks when necessary).
  • Manage content on the Carroll University Recreational Sports website.
  • Market Carroll University Recreational Sports activities and events on campus including: Group Fitness through the YMCA, Intramural Sports, open gyms, Club Sports events, Outdoor Recreation, etc.
  • Promote, organize, and develop special events, incentive programs, wellness opportunities, weekend tournaments, etc.
  • Assist with basic equipment maintenance.
  • Develop and implement programming for faculty and staff of the University.
  • Serve as a resource for the Wellness Committee.
  • Assist in leading the annual Bryon's Run/Walk/Roll 5k to Cure Paralysis sponsored by Carroll University.
  • Aid in research and development to better fulfill the health, wellness, and Recreational Sports needs of students, faculty and staff at Carroll University.

  • Maintain full time status in an eligible Carroll University graduate program (tuition is fully waived for all graduate programs except for Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant).
  • Additional approval is required for entrance in graduate programs outside of the Master of Education.

    Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Sports Management, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, or a related field required.
  • Two or more years of progressively responsible experience, knowledge, and skill working in a University Recreational Sports environment preferred.
  • Involvement in related professional societies, organizations, and/or associations preferred.
  • Maintain current First Aid, CPR and AED certification required.
  • First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor certification preferred.

    Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated progressively responsible experience within Recreational Sports- Fitness, Intramural Sports, Club Sports and/or Athletics.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in selecting, training, coordinating, evaluating, and supervising a diverse workforce.
  • Knowledge of personnel management and facilities management.
  • Ability to direct management goals, to facilitate change, and to create and implement innovative programs and services.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare, write and review assessment reports.
  • Experience working in a multicultural educational environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure environment and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of staff in a University community.
  • Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance the University mission.

    Job Number: #2021-066

    Please reference job #2021-066 and submit cover letter and resume to:

    Human Resources
    Carroll University
    100 N. East Avenue
    Waukesha, WI 53186

    Carroll University does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran's status in administration of programs or in the employment of faculty and staff. EOE