Georgia State University will be accepting applications for Graduate Assistantships in the department of Recreational Services for 2019-2020 working in the award-winning 161,112 sq. ft. Student Recreation Center. We are seeking candidates with recreation experience in the areas of student staff development specific to programming and operations. Also, we're looking for team members who are enthusiastic, hardworking, and have the desire to learn new skills relevant to their career development. Experience in supervision, programming and a commitment to quality customer service is a must. Georgia State University is located in Atlanta, Georgia with an enrollment of over 50,000 students. We also coordinate programming at Panthersville, an outdoor lighted multipurpose athletic field area and the Indian Creek Recreation Area which includes a multipurpose lodge, outdoor pool, event lawn, sand volleyball, as well as a state of the art ropes course and Outpost for the challenge program. The department also offers recreation opportunities at our five Perimeter campus locations. There are many exciting opportunities for graduate students to be involved with the Georgia State University Department of Recreational Services. Qualifications: Qualifications are particular to each position and program area. All positions will have specific degree requirements. General qualifications include excellent customer service skills, ability to work as a team player, initiative and excellent communication skills. For details particular to the positions, visit our web site.
GA positions are currently available in the following areas:
Competitive Sports (2)
Job Description The Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports, under the direction of the Assistant Director, Competitive Sports, has the responsibility of the coordination and implementation of a comprehensive Competitive Sports program.
Recruit, hire, train, schedule, and evaluate staff
Collaborate in marketing and advertising strategies
Assist in the coordination and organization of leagues and tournaments
Officiate a wide range of sports
Coordinate special events with other student and staff members
Supervise intramural and club events
Assist with the management of clubs’ membership, equipment, supplies, budget, and travel
Assist with club officer training and club events
Support state and regional extramural events
Attend workshops and conferences to continue development and research industry trends
Assist with the management of the department’s vehicle fleet including maintenance and reservations
Attend all training hosted by the Department of Recreational Services.
Minimum Requirements and Employment Terms
Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Sports Administration, Higher Education or closely related field.
Acceptance into the master’s program at Georgia State University, pursuing a degree in a related field. Must be accepted to receive a position offer.
Must maintain a 9-hour class load for fall and spring semesters; 6-hour class load during the summer semester.
Work on average 20 hours per week with a few weekends required. Scheduling will be determined by the supervisor to meet the needs of the program.
Work nights/weekends as needed
Ability to work independently and as a part of a professional team that collaborates effectively with colleagues.
Ability to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Certification for Adult CPR/AED/First Aid or can obtain within the first month.
Valid driver license needed, as some departmental vehicle use may occur.
Requirements - Pre-requisite experience/knowledge qualifications are particular to each position and program area. All applicants must apply to the appropriate college to be considered. No offer can be made unless the student has been officially admitted to a graduate program at the university. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the application deadlines relevant to their program. Check websites for the College of Education, which includes the Sports Administration and Exercise Science programs. For those applying to other programs, be sure to visit their respective sites. To apply to position(s) - Submit the online form at https://recreation.gsu.edu/apply. A review of applications begin October 4, 2019.
Additional Salary Information: Stipend - Up to $4,500 per Fall and Spring semester plus up to $3,000 for summer, with in-state/out-of-state tuition waiver. The appointment is on a semester-to-semester basis dependent upon job performance and availability of funding.
About Georgia State University Recreational Services
The purpose of the Department of Recreational Services is to promote healthy lifestyles through exceptional recreational programs, services, and facilities. On the Atlanta campus, Recreational Services is housed in the 161,000 square foot Student Recreation Center (SRC). Our two off-campus sites are also managed by the department; Panthersville Recreation Complex, an outdoor lighted multipurpose athletic field area and the Indian Creek Recreation Area which includes the Lodge, Challenge Course, Outpost, an outdoor pool, event lawn, and sand volleyball court. Recreational Services also provides programs at services at our 4 Perimeter locations of Clarkston, Decatur, Newton and Dunwoody. Georgia State University is a member of the University System of Georgia.