The Department of Campus Recreation at East Tennessee State University is seeking one (1) graduate assistant for the following area: Aquatics. The goal of our graduate assistantship program is to foster the development of up-and-coming recreational professionals by immersing them in a hands-on recreational facility. Graduate Assistants will gain knowledge in their primary program area, as well as student employee management and development, leadership theory, and risk management.
Review of applications will begin immediately and positions will remain opened until filled. _____________________________________________________
Required Qualifications for All Applicants
Bachelor’s Degree and acceptance into an ETSU Graduate Program; One (1) year of experience working in collegiate recreation department, recreational program or related; Current American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid or ability to obtain during first 15 days of employment. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
Payment & Compensation
Tuition waiver (eligible for both in-state/out of state students); Minimum Stipend of $7,800 for academic year; Funding for professional development including NIRSA sponsored state, regional, and national events and conferences; Opportunity for hourly summer employment; Department will provide funding for American Red Cross LGI, WSI and CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Certification.
All Graduate Assistant positions are an academic year appointment that are dependent on successful evaluation for renewal for second year.
Reporting to the Coordinator of Operations and Aquatics, the Aquatics Graduate Assistant will assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of Campus Recreation Aquatics programs and assist in the management of an eight lane indoor pool.
Assist in the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of aquatics staff members that serve as lifeguards and swim instructors
Create and maintain aquatics staff schedule for all regular facility hours, programming, swim lessons and special events (including nights, weekends, and holidays) and assume responsibility for filling in when necessary
Assist with semester and monthly in-service trainings and contribute to the development and implementation of aquatic emergency action plan procedures
Maintain and update social media, program boards, and website information within departmental and University standards and assist with creation of print publications to promote Aquatics events
Assist in maintaining online registrations processes, paperwork, spreadsheets, filing, and participation counts with regards to aquatic programs and swim lessons
Participate in teaching Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR classes for the campus and community
Assists in management of facility reservations for birthday parties, special events, summer camps, and other internal/external groups
Assist in monitoring staff certifications, monthly CPR checks and other record keeping
American Red Cross LGI or ability to obtain within 60 days from start date
American Red Cross WSI or ability to obtain within 90 days from start date
Experience with Innosoft Fusion Recreation Software and WhenToWork scheduling
To apply for the Aquatics Graduate Assistantship:
Email a cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three (3) professional references to Savanna Moeller, Coordinator of Operations and Aquatics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About ETSU Campus Recreation
ETSU at a Glance
East Tennessee State University was founded in 1911 as East Tennessee State Normal School. Enrollment is over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The main campus is in Johnson City, Tn (population 61,990) nestled within the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and bordered by Virginia and North Carolina.
ETSU Colleges and Schools:
-Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
-Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education
-College of Arts and Sciences
-College of Business and Technology
-College of Clinical and
-Rehabilitative Health Sciences
-College of Nursing
-College of Public Health
-James H. Quillen College of Medicine
-School of Continuing Studies
-School of Graduate Studies
Athletics sponsors 17 intercollegiate sports within the
Southern Conference, NCAA Division I. Team Name: Buccaneers
School Colors: Navy Blue and Old Gold
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