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2016-2017 Graduate Assistant Positions

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Aquatics Graduate Assistant

JOB DESCRIPTION:Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Recreational Programs, the Aquatics GA is responsible for assisting in the planning, development and implementation of all aquatics related activities. The responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to: developing and conducting training in-services for lifeguards; recruiting, training, scheduling and evaluating lifeguards, along with staff development; creating aquatics programs and activities; managing two aquatics facilities; and assisting with student payroll, budget planning, policy development, and the equipment inventory/purchasing process as necessary. Click here for more GA Aquatics information and application instructions.


Climbing and Facility Operations Graduate Assistant (This position has been filled)

JOB DESCRIPTION: Primary leader and staff manager for the SIUE Climbing Gym and Bouldering Cave facility and staffing areas. Duties involve full personnel management including hiring, training, scheduling and performance monitoring. This position is also a contributing member of the overall Student Fitness Center facility management team. The Graduate Assistant will also be connected with all facets of Campus Recreation facility operations management to including risk management, equipment management safety and maintenance. This individual will be assigned some operational shift work and may also function as an overall Facility Supervisor, as needed. Additional areas of responsibility will be focused around student staff development, risk management and evolving needs of the department. Click here for more GA Climbing and Facilities information and application instructions.

Facilities & Informal Recreation Graduate Assistant (This position has been filled)

JOB DESCRIPTION: Provide leadership, staff management assistance and direct operational support of facilities and supervision of activities housed within the exclusive recreational space of the Student Fitness Center and the shared recreation space in the Vadalabene Center and other auxiliary facilities (200,000 total sq. ft.). The Graduate Assistant will work with all facets of Campus Recreation facilities management to include staff scheduling, training, personnel and equipment management. This individual will be responsible for some opening and/or closing Building Manager shifts. Additional areas of responsibility will be focused around student staff development, risk management and evolving needs of the department. This position is also intentionally flexible toward the specific development and interests of the individual. Click here for more GA Facilities and Informal Recreation information and application instructions.


Fitness Graduate Assistant

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Fitness Coordinator, the Graduate Assistant (Fitness) is responsible for providing assistance in the coordination, guidance, supervision, and direction of the fitness programming component of the Campus Recreation program.  The Graduate Assistant (Fitness) will oversee operations related to group exercise and personal training programing.  This includes assisting the Fitness Coordinator in developing class formats and schedules, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating fitness program staff, placing clients and maintaining equipment.  In addition, the Graduate Assistant (Fitness) will provide instruction for cardiovascular and resistance training exercises, and assist in developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating fitness related educational programs and special events.  A combined workload of 20 hours per week is expected. Click here for more GA Fitness information and application instructions.

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