Outdoor Recreation Program Intern or Graduate Assistant
Responsibilities: The Outdoor Recreation Program Intern/GA will gain experience in all aspects of operating and managing a comprehensive and multi-faceted outdoor recreation program within the UW-La Crosse (UWL) Recreational Sports Department.
The Outdoor Connection serves the UWL campus by providing affordable outdoor equipment rental service, a wide variety of outdoor trips/clinics, an Outdoor Recreation Learning Community and an indoor climbing wall.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assist with student staff hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation.
Develop and coordinate semester trips along with spring/winter break extended trips.
Assist with scheduling of the rental desk/climbing wall shift coverage, trip leader assignments.
Assist with the planning of the Outdoor Recreation Community programs as needed.
Lead day and overnight trips as needed.
Handle all aspects of registration for trips, climbing wall programs and skill clinics, using Innosoft Fusion.
Assist student trip leaders with the management of trip logistics.
Monitor participant satisfaction through post-event surveys and analysis.
Coordinate ongoing staff training program including staff meetings and evaluations.
Assist with advertising and promotion for trips, clinics, workshops & special events.
Assist with the facilitation of weekly and bi-weekly staff meetings.
Assist with maintaining employee training and certification records.
Prepare post trip, mid-year, and end of year reports.
Assist Student Event Coordinators in planning and implementing outdoor recreation co-lab events.
Assist with other administrative and operational duties as assigned.
Term: 10 Months
GA Stipend: $11,790 and benefits included. This position does not grant a tuition waiver.
Internship: $11.00 per hour
Apply online:https://employment.uwlax.edu/ Click on Graduate Assistant (GA) For more Information: Contact Nathan Barnhart at 608-785-6530 or email@example.com
If Graduate Assistantship:
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, or related field from an accredited college or university
Acceptance to graduate program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Hold safety training/certification (American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, & AED) or acquire such certification within 30 days of hire.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Position subject to a criminal background check.
Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, or related field from an accredited college or university or must be using the internship to complete a degree
Hold Safety training/certification (American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, & AED) or acquire such certification within 30 days of hire
Must have a valid driver’s license
Position subject to a criminal background check
Preferred Qualifications (Both)
Wilderness First Responder
Experience in multiple outdoor recreation activities with certifications from ACA, AMGA,CWI etc…
Bike maintenance experience
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED instructor certification
In order to be considered for the graduate assistant candidates must be accepted or have an application in progress into a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduate program (https://apply.wisconsin.edu/). GA must maintain 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout graduate assistantship.
In order to be considered for the internship candidates must have completed their undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university or must be using the internship to complete a degree.
Additional Salary Information: $11,790 - stipend
About University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Recreational Sports Department
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “...our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the... Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Annual-Security-Report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.