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Graduate Assistantship Position

Posting No: GS15-4010
Hiring Unit: Campus Recreation- Facilities & Informal Recreation
Category: General

Job Description: Provide leadership, staff management assistance and direct operational support facilities and supervision of activities housed within the exclusive recreational space of the Student Fitness Center and the share 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.

Qualifications Required: Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. The applicant should demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills. A Bachelor’s degree is required in recreation, exercise science, communications, business or other related field.  Prior experience managing and leading others is preferred. The person must have strong oral and written communication skills, knowledge of recreation facilities and personnel supervision. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a CPR/AED certification from an internationally recognized health and safety organization throughout the period 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 (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: One

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:

Dave Hagedorn, Assistant Director
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1157
Edwardsville, IL 62026

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