Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Recreational Programs, the Graduate Assistant (Fitness) is responsible for providing assistance in the coordination, guidance, supervision, and direction of fitness programming and service components of the Campus Recreation program. The Graduate Assistant (Fitness) will oversee operations related to personal training programing (managing 20+ clients and events), group fitness programming (managing 10-20 group fitness classes/week) and wellness center operations including fitness assessments using MicroFit® software and fitness consultations. The Graduate Assistant (Fitness) will oversee Group Fitness Instructors (approximately 5-9 student instructors and 4 adjunct instructors) and Personal Training Staff (approximately 3-6 students). The Graduate Assistant (Fitness) will assist the Assistant Director of Recreational Programs in developing schedules, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating the fitness program staff, placing clients with personal trainers, creating continuing education opportunities for staff. In addition, the Graduate Assistant (Fitness) will assist in developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating fitness related educational programs and special events for the SIUE community. Evenings and/or weekend work is required to supervise programs, activities and facilities to maintain adequate contact with part time staff.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, this person is responsible for leading the department’s comprehensive marketing program. Provide leadership and direction for all marketing and promotions efforts for Campus Recreation. Provide assessment feedback for marketing efforts and refine, improve and enhance future marketing strategies. Personnel supervision, development and other duties as assigned. This position offers opportunities for creativity, innovation and teamwork to promote the programs, services and facilities of Campus Recreation. A combined workload of 20 hours per week is expected. Evenings and/or weekend work is required occasionally.
TERM OF CONTRACT:
Semester by semester, starting August 2021, with the possibility of summer employment and contract renewal.
Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis and the successful applicant must be admitted into a related SIUE graduate program of study such as college student personnel administration, exercise physiology, exercise and sport psychology or other strongly related program. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study is also required. Prior relevant work experience is preferred. The person must have strong oral and written communication skills, knowledge of recreation facilities, equipment and personnel supervision. Successful candidates will be asked to maintain CPR/AED certification from a nationally recognized agency during the time of employment. A strong combination of specific academic and/or experiential training is recommended.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Review of applicants will begin immediately and positions will close as they are filled.
FOR BOTH POSITIONS, SUBMIT LETTER OF APPLICATION (COVER LETTER), RESUME, UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S), AND LIST OF THREE CURRENT REFERENCES WITH PHONE NUMBERS & EMAILS, TO:
Natalie Hawkins Assistant Director - Recreational Programs Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Campus Box 1157 Edwardsville, IL 62026 Phone: 618-650-2935 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information:
Full in/out of state tuition waiver plus a stipend of $1086.30 per month for the first year and a longevity bonus to $1153.62 per month in the second year. Professional development resources are also available. Employee is responsible for student fees. Per Internal Revenue Service regulations (IRC 127), federal taxes will be withheld on tuition waiver amounts exceeding $5,250 in the calendar year (January-December).
An Affirmative Action employer, SIUE offers equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed, or religion, age, sex, national origin, or disability. Benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. SIUE is an AA/EEO employer. SIUE is a state university.
Internal Number: FY2022 GA Search
About Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
The SIUE Campus Recreation Department has a history of strong student engagement and consistently strives to be attentive and responsive to student interests. SIUE Campus Recreation has recently expanded its outdoor offerings to include the addition of artificial turf fields with lights and it was our pleasure to host the NIRSA Illinois State Workshop in the Fall of 2019. SIUE is a modern and comprehensive post-secondary educational institution. SIUE offers a broad range of academic programs that lead to associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist's, doctoral, and professional degrees. Location: SIUE serves the most populous region of downstate Illinois. The campus is located in the northeastern metropolitan St. Louis area on over 2,600 acres of rolling land and woods. Interstate highways make the University convenient for those within a 60-mile radius, an area that includes 2,700,000 people. St. Louis, 20 minutes southwest of the campus, is one of the oldest and richest cultural centers of the country, renowned for its symphony, opera, art museums, and conservatories for the arts. It is also a center for educational, medical, botanical, bio-chemical and business research. St.... Louis and the surrounding metro area also has a selection of professional, minor league and collegiate sports venues that host teams in addition to a variety of other events. SIUE is one of four comprehensive universities among more than 20 institutions of higher education in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Because the University is part of a metropolitan area, students, faculty and staff can experience the diversions of ethnic restaurants, large retail malls, touring Broadway plays and professional sports. The SIUE community also enjoys the natural setting of the campus and nearby state parks, small towns, and historic settlements.