Who we are: MTSU Campus Recreation is a department that places emphasis on building a positive workplace culture through collaboration, serving others, and through supporting and valuing everyone who comes through our doors. We are a team that welcomes employee input and ideas from all levels in effort to continually improve to serve the MTSU Community. Through Recreation, we strive to positively impact MTSU.
Job Summary: The Graduate Assistant of Fitness Programs for MTSU Campus Recreation works collaboratively with the Fitness Coordinator and Personal Training Manager to deliver a comprehensive fitness program for students, faculty, and staff. Programs include group fitness, personal training, nutrition programming, and special events. The Fitness GA will help continuously develop new ideas, evaluate staff and programs, and assist with personal training and group fitness as needed. Hours are flexible and are based around the needs of the fitness program.
What We Expect From You
Leadership and supervision of a fitness staff of 20-25 employees
Assistance in creation of budgetary goals, budget management, and purchasing of fitness equipment
Implementation of assessment programs that track student engagement, student learning outcomes, and student satisfaction relative to fitness programs
Serve as lead coordinator of Freshman Fit small group training program
Assistance with execution of ACE Group Fitness and Personal Training Instructor Training programs
Assistance with supervision of MT Nutrition Team and implementation of nutrition based ideas and programs
Develop ideas and assist with delivering a comprehensive marketing plan for fitness programs
Work collaboratively with various departments internally and externally in the creation of fitness and wellness programs
Assistance in the creation of the group fitness schedule
Coordinate and assist in execution of special events and programs
Other duties as assigned
What You Can Expect From Us
A highly collaborative team that works outside of its programmatic boundaries to support each other
A Campus Recreation that is focused on creating an inviting and supportive atmosphere for our employees, students, faculty and staff, and external community
A team that appreciates the strengths and contribution of others while working to grow through our areas of improvement
A team that uses data informed decision making to ensure that we are acting in the best interest of our students
A team that has a strong emphasis on creating co-curricular relationships to further enhance our ability to positively affect student success
A positive and fun work environment
What We Offer
Our Graduate Assistant position offers a 9 month contract that includes full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend of $812.50
Opportunities for professional development through State, Regional, and National conferences
The opportunity to carry employment through the summer at an hourly wage
What We Require
Must be accepted into MTSU graduate school and academic program of your choice
Must enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
A Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Recreation, Health Promotion or other closely related field
Must be CPR/First Aid/AED certified or willing to obtain certification upon hire
Strong interpersonal leadership and communication skills
Positive attitude and creative mindset
What We Prefer
Experience in teaching and evaluating group fitness programs
Experience in personal training and evaluating personal training programs
Certifications in personal training and/or group fitness from NASM, ACE, ACSM, ISSA etc.
Application Deadline: Applications will begin being reviewed as they are received with priority review starting January 10th and continuing until the position is filled. Final application deadline is January 31st.
Anticipated Start Date: August 17, 2020
How to Apply: Email a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Lexi Janego at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Middle Tennessee State University
Middle Tennessee State University was founded in 1911 as a normal school, MTSU is composed of eight undergraduate colleges as well as a college of graduate studies, together offering more than 80 majors/degree programs through more than 35 departments. With an enrollment of over 19,000 students, MTSU is most prominently known for its Recording Industry, Aerospace, Music and Concrete Industry Management programs. The university has partnered in research endeavors with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the United States Army, and the United States Marine Corps. In 2009, Middle Tennessee State University was ranked among the nation's top 100 public universities by Forbes magazine. MTSU's athletics compete in Conference USA, and MTSU was recently listed in the Princeton Review's "Best 385 Colleges".
It's located 30 miles southeast of Nashville.