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Graduate Assistantship Position

Posting No: GS15-4009
Hiring Unit: Campus Recreation- Fitness
Category: General

Job Description: Under the direction of the Fitness Coordinator, the graduate assistant is responsible for providing assistance in the coordination, guidance, supervision, and direction of the fitness component of the Campus Recreation program. The graduate assistant will oversee all operations related to the group exercise program which includes developing class formats and schedules, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating fitness program staff and maintaining equipment. In addition, the graduate assistant 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.

Qualifications Required: Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis and the successful applicant must be admitted into a graduate program of study at SIUE before an offer can be made. A bachelor's degree is preferable in exercise science, recreation, or other related field. Group fitness and/or personal training experience is preferred. The person must have strong oral and written communication skills, knowledge of recreation facilities and personnel supervision. Successful candidates will be asked to maintain CPR/AED certification from an internationally recognized agency during the time of employment. A strong combination of specific academic and/or experiential training is recommended.

Period of Appointment: (negotiable) August 15, 2014- May 8, 2015, with the possibility for summer employment and contract renewal.

Salary: $1065 per month (1st year assistant), $1131 per month (2nd year assistant), plus tuition waiver. Employee is responsible for student fees; per Internal Revenue Service regulations (IRC 127), federal taxes will be withheld on tuition waiver amounts exceeding $5250 in the calendar year (January-December)

Number of Openings: Two

Closing Date For Applications: Review of applicants will begin immediately. Application for this position will close when filled or by March 7, 2014.

Submit: Letter of Application, resume, unofficial transcripts, and list of three current references with phone numbers to:

Amanda Couch, Fitness Coordinator
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1157
Edwardsville, IL 620260

Email: amcouch@siue.edu

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