Are you looking for an awesome Graduate Assistant experience while living in an amazing place with premier outdoor access? This is the position for you.
This Graduate Assistant of Outdoor Rec will join a team of three dedicated professionals at the Montana State University Outdoor Recreation Program and work closely with undergraduate student staff.
General Responsibilities Include:
Act as a lead instructor on a variety of outdoor skills-based courses under the activity classes for credit (ACT) rubric in the college of Health and Human Development alongside undergraduate student staff instructors
Be prepared to transition all course curriculum to an entirely online or blended online/face-to-face format as COVID-19 guidelines evolve
Assist in the overall administration and management of the outdoor ACT program, including grading, marketing, logistics, curriculum development, assessment, risk management, and student staff supervision
Assist in the planning, curriculum development, and delivery of a comprehensive student staff leadership and technical skill development program, with a major focus on ongoing mentorship
Assist in the overall administrative and management of the Outdoor Recreation Program through participation in weekly administration team meetings and monthly all-staff meetings
Support other areas of the Outdoor Recreation Program including the rental shop, climbing wall, and promotion at on-campus events
Required Skills and Qualifications:
2-5 years experience in experiential education and/or outdoor recreation programming
Proven experience in a mentorship role
Current certification to teach AIARE avalanche courses
Certifications and/or equivalent experience that demonstrate a proven ability to act in a lead instructor role on two or more additional disciplines listed above
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Competence in basic word processing and spreadsheets
CPR/AED (can be taught by RSF)
Wilderness First Responder (can be taught by RSF in late July, 2020)
In addition, you will be expected to meet all of the Graduate School Qualifications:
Enroll in 6 or more credits at the 5xxx level each semester, be degree-seeking in a graduate program at MSU Bozeman
Cumulative and program of study GPA of 3.00 or better
Make progress toward the achievement of the graduate degree as judged by annual academic performance review
Full Job Description and Application Instructions here:
Additional Salary Information: -Stipend: Minimum of $1,100/month for an appointment requiring no more than 19 hours a week
-RSF will cover the cost of 9 credits tuition/semester for GA’s accepted into this program. University fees and other fees are the responsibility of the student
-Additional payment by RSF: Mandatory additional payment of $130 per month for living expenses, as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)
About Montana State University - Rec Sports
Montana State University is located in beautiful Bozeman, MT and is Montana's largest university with 16,000 students. Bozeman is a small town with big energy. Perhaps best known for outdoor recreation, Bozeman also has the cultural amenities of a much larger city including a symphony, opera, and ballet companies, as well as many locally-owned shops, restaurants and galleries that make Downtown vibrant. Skiing, hiking, camping, biking, climbing, and fishing options are endless because Bozeman is surrounded by five mountain ranges; and 3 rivers are all within a half hour of campus. There is plenty of National Forest land to explore, and Yellowstone National Park is just 90 miles away.Montana State is growing at exceptional rates and our department is too. Housed within the Division of Student Sucess the Department of Recreational Sports and Fitness offers programs and facilities to the over 18,000 faculty, staff and students of the University. Recreational Sports & Fitness (RSF) facilitates the programs and services within the Hosaeus Fitness Center. It is our mission to foster personal development, enhance academic productivity and enrich the quality of life for students, faculty a...nd staff by providing excellent recreational programs, fitness services and facilities to a diverse campus community. Our programs and services include: membership services, group exercise classes, personal fitness, massage, intramurals, club sports, ACT classes, aquatics, Emergency Health Instruction, Outdoor Recreation and informal recreation. We also support multiple campus-wide wellness events and activities.For more information on our facilities, programs and staff visit us on the web at http://www.montana.edu/getfit/. EEO/AA employer
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