On the job training, CPR, First Aid, and meetings are required for all employees. A variety of training, certification and leadership opportunities are available.
There are many exciting opportunities for graduate students to be involved with Georgia State University’s Department of Recreational Services for the 2015-2016 academic year. We are seeking graduate students who desire to gain work related experiences in one or more of the following areas: Fitness Center (Fitness Testing/Personal Training), Instructional Programs/Group Fitness, Intramural Sports, Marketing, Outdoor Recreation, and Sport Clubs. Note ~ Fitness Testing/Personal Training candidates must be pursuing a graduate degree in Exercise Science.
To Apply – Send resume, cover letter, the names and phone numbers of three references and date of application to the graduate program to: Melissa Buchheit, Director, Recreational Services, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3975, Atlanta, GA 30302. Note that priority deadline for application in the Exercise Science program is February 1, 2015 and Sports Administration is April 1, 2015. Other majors will need to contact the appropriate department separately.
Review of applications will begin February 2. We will initiate phone interviews as early as Monday, February 16. We will start on campus interviews as early as March 23 and we anticipate notifying candidates in early April in regards to awarding positions. If you application appears to qualify you for a phone interview, you will be contacted by mid-February. To qualify your application for consideration of a phone interview, all candidates must have applied to a graduate program at Georgia State University.
Current open positions (to begin Fall 2015):
Aquatics: Teach lifeguard training and water safety instruction. Assist with supervision of student lifeguards and aquatic instructors. Manage off-campus pool during Summer semester (Indian Creek Recreation Area). Assist with pool and facility operations, including risk management. Coordinate special events with other student and staff members.
Challenge Program: Communicate with clients during all processes of registration, secure staff for events, buy food for events, submit payroll of program staff bi-weekly to Coordinator, coordinate with the Business Manager to reconcile events and bill/invoice clients, and maintain files and office order including a datasheet on each client. Responsible for assistance with staff training/workshops, equipment logistics, staff coordination/direction for each event, and day plans. Facilitate some but not all teambuilding events with initiatives/games, and low & high ropes elements, and ultimately, ensure the day of the event is a success serving as a site supervisor as needed.
Fitness Operations: Recruit, interview, and hire Fitness Attendants. Provide weekly and monthly job training for Fitness Attendants. Supervise and evaluate current employees. Create schedule each semester, including holiday and break schedules. Assist Fitness Attendant staff with enforcing policies and equipment cleaning. Provide continuing education for Fitness Attendant staff (including but not limited to American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).guidelines for cardiovascular exercise, resistance training, body composition and blood pressure; proper body mechanics for exercises and spotting, musculoskeletal anatomy, etc). Assess exercise equipment maintenance and upholstery needs. Coordinate special events with other student and staff members. Must be accepted to Masters of Exercise Science Program at Georgia State University.
Fitness Testing/Personal Training (multiple positions): Manage daily operation of Fitness Center. Conduct fitness assessments, personal training, and cholesterol screens. Review client health history including risk stratification. Coordinate special events with other student and staff members.
Instructional Programs/Group Fitness: Plan, implement, and evaluate the Group Fitness Schedule, including free Group Fitness classes and Instructional Clinics. Assist the Instructional Programs Coordinator with recruiting, hiring, and training new Group Fitness Instructors. Assist the Instructional Programs Coordinator with the implementation, evaluation, and operation of the Group Fitness Instructor Training course each semester. Create, implement, and evaluate special fitness/wellness events for the Student Recreation Center, including but not limited to: Dance Show Extravaganza, Kaiser Permanente 5K, and Oakland Cemetery Walk. Assist with participating in health, wellness, and information fairs held on campus and in the Recreation Center. Coordinate special events with other student and staff members.
Intramural Sports: Recruit, hire, train, schedule, and evaluate referees. Design, organize, and implement training for staff. Collaborate in marketing and advertising strategies for registration of all sports. Assist in the coordination and organization of leagues and tournaments. Officiate a wide range of sports. Evening/Weekend work responsibility as required. Coordinate special events with other student and staff members.
Marketing: Assist in the development of the department marketing and promotion materials, includes but not limited to videos, social media and print media as assigned by Marketing Specialist. Experience in using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign CS6. Extensive knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms. Ability to research newest trends in marketing. Develop and implement plan as it relates to Recreational Services. Compose articles on news within the department for placement on the Division of Student Affairs web site along with other university electronic newsletters.
Sport Clubs: Manage imleagues.com the online management system for Sport Clubs. Assist with the maintaining of form documentation. Provide communication for club membership interest inquiries. Assist with the management of club equipment inventory and storage. Provide assistance with field supplies/equipment and overall facility upkeep. Assist with the administering of officer training meetings. Assist with special events with other student and staff members.
Outdoor Recreation (2 positions): Supervise daily operation of the rental center and climbing wall (task assignments, equipment transactions, paperwork and monetary transactions. Supervision and training of student assistant staff, inventory maintenance, ordering of equipment, facilitating payroll, coordination of special projects, publicity and assistance with policy revision. Assist with the management of the Outdoor Trip Program encompassing 100-150 trips per year including assistance with scheduling and coordination with trip leaders and vehicles, equipment loading and unloading, reconciliation of trip paperwork and accounting, inventory maintenance, ordering of equipment, coordination of special projects, publicity and assistance with policy revision. Coordinate special events with other student and staff members.
Transportation: Assist with the overall management of nine 10-passenger vans, one pick-up truck, and seven trailers. Assist with the Driver certification program. Assist with Vehicle Reservations. Vehicle Maintenance. Fleet Record Keeping.
Additional Salary Information: Stipend – Up to $4,500 per Fall and Spring semester plus $2,362 for summer, with in-state/out-of-state tuition waiver. The appointment is on a semester-to-semester basis dependent upon job performance and availability of funding. Fees – Assume responsibility for all student fees (currently $1,064 for Fall 2014). Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Prerequisite experience/knowledge qualifications are particular to each position and program area. All applicants must apply to the appropriate college to be considered. No offer can be made unless the student has been officially admitted to a graduate program of the university. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the application deadlines relevant to their program. Visit the College of Education for additional information.
Health/Medical Insurance – Students must provide documentation of health/medical insurance or purchase the mandatory health insurance through Georgia State University.