The Campus Recreation mission is to enhance the quality of life of our unique members by educating and encouraging active participation in recreational opportunities that develop leadership skills, foster social interaction, and reinforce healthy behaviors.
The Sport Club Program consists of 29 clubs and more than 1,100 student participants. Clubs include Ice Hockey, Equestrian, Fishing, Handball, Water Polo and more. With the state-of-art 170,000 sq. ft. Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall, in addition to the Gregory Street Fields Complex and Horton activity spaces, our clubs are provided excellent opportunities for practice and competition. Questions specific to the position may be directed to Will Nordquist, Coordinator-Sport Clubs, firstname.lastname@example.org, (309) 438-3705.
The Graduate Assistant will assist the Competitive Sports team (Assistant Director and Coordinator) in the overall administration of the Competitive Sports program (Sport Clubs roughly 70% to Intramural Sports 30%). Specific duties include:
Design, deliver and evaluate trainings, meetings and workshops for club officers, IM officials, and student team members.
Mentor and coach students in their Sport Clubs leadership roles, including the Sport Club Executive Board.
Plan and evaluate Sport Clubs events and promotions including Sport Club Expo, Clubs that Care Blood Drive, the Sport Club Leadership Awards, and various program-wide events.
Manage one or more intramural sports including training, registration management, and maintenance during season.
Coordinate and schedule on-campus club practices and competitions and staffing at various University facilities.
Collect and verify club travel paperwork, involvement reports, and participation statistics. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate student team members.
Regularly review and revise the operating guidelines and procedure manuals.
Assist Coordinator with payroll and scheduling for student team of around 25-40 students.
Develop civic engagement activities that address leadership development and community responsibility.
Develop and maintain professional relationships between the department and many campus-wide organizations.
Develop and implement a recreation program utilizing budget management, marketing, staff management, and assessment of the program as part of the Graduate Assistant annual project.
Other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by the department.
CONTRACT DATES: August 1, 2023 to May 15, 2024. Graduate Assistant is expected to adhere to the University Administrative Calendar. Two-year assistantship available, pending satisfactory performance.
STIPEND: $1742/month for 9 1/2 months, plus 12-month tuition fellowship for in-state and out-of-state students. Student is required to pay student fees.
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