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Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports

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Applications will be accepted through the Career Opportunities Center (COC) at the NIRSA Annual Conference in National Harbor, MD as well as through email. Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references through the COC or via email to Tommy Otterbine, Assistant Director for Structured Sports and Outreach Programming at tmotterbine@vcu.edu.

Posting Details

Position Information

Role Code/Title GASW - Grad Asst Student Worker
Position Number AF009
Working Title Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports
Department Recreational Sports
Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Department Hiring Range $9,000 stipend bi-monthly
Campus Monroe Park Campus
Position Type Graduate Assistant
Hours/Week 20
Normal work days
Normal work hours
Job Category Miscellaneous
Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No
Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No
Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No
Sensitive Position No
Resource Critical Yes
Description of the Job

The Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports will assist with the administration and day-to-day operations of the intramural sports program. This position will have responsibilities related to intramural sports programming, marketing and promotion of program offerings, program assessment, and risk management. This position will be involved in the direct supervision and training of officials and student supervisors. The Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports will report to the Coordinator for Intramural Sports.

Intramural Sports Programming:
• Schedule and administer intramural sport offerings; collaborate with the Intramural Sports Coordinator to develop a calendar of intramural sports seasons and tournaments and communicate with respective facility coordinators for scheduling.
• Manage registrations, schedules, results, and standings through an appropriate program software.
• Assist with organizing and effectively disseminating program rules and information to patrons to best enhance participant experience.
• Assist with protests and participant disciplinary incidents.
• Inventory and manage intramural sport equipment and uniforms; assist with the equipment purchasing process.
• Assist with processing student employee payroll; approve time cards and verify hours with scheduling software.
• Assist with the marketing and promotional efforts of the Intramural Sports Program; working with Marketing & Communications to update webpages and department social media materials.

Staff Supervision and Development:
• Assist with the management of a staff of approximately 45 student supervisors and officials; recruit, hire, train, supervise, and develop student staff through meetings, in-service trainings, and extramural events and clinics for intramural sports officials.
• Promote NIRSA Championship Series tournaments for student participants and staff.
• Act as a standing member of the student development and recognition committee.

Risk Management:
• Ensure all participants have completed an online assumption of risk prior to participation in intramural activities; troubleshoot issues with student status and eligibility as needed.
• Train student supervisors on standard operation procedures for injuries/accidents and emergency action/evacuation plans, including inclement weather policies and procedure.
• Monitor that student staff certifications are up-to-date in standard first aid and CPR/AED.

General Administration:
• Participate in the Recreational Sports Facilities Weekend On-Site Supervision Rotation, including some nights and weekends.
• Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, in-service education sessions, and other divisional or departmental meetings.
• Participate in other Division of Student Affairs initiatives, programs, and committees as required.
• Maintain professional skill sets and certifications as appropriate for job responsibilities and as a campus recreation professional.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Recreation, Sport Administration, or related field.
• Acceptance into the Graduate Studies Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
• At least two (2) years of sports officiating experience.
• At least one (1) year of experience working with a recreational sports program, preferably in intramural sports programming.
• Strong organizational and communication skills and willingness to learn.
• First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
• Knowledge of best practices and standards in collegiate recreation.
• Demonstrated experience in personnel management and ability to motivate students.
• Ability to lift and handle physical equipment set-ups for various activities.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience supervising student employees
• Extensive knowledge in training intramural sports officials and intramural sports programming
• Membership and participation as a student in NIRSA

Other:
• Position involves working evenings and weekends
• Position is located in a non-smoking area

Job Open Date 12/16/2016
Remove from posting on or before
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be accepted through the Career Opportunities Center (COC) at the NIRSA Annual Conference in National Harbor, MD as well as through email. Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references through the COC or via email to Tommy Otterbine, Assistant Director for Structured Sports and Outreach Programming at tmotterbine@vcu.edu.

Additional Information

This position consists of a 20 hours/week on average, nine-month (August – May) graduate assistantship, which may be renewed for a second year based upon performance review as well as a required overload position participating in the Recreational Sports Facilities Weekend On-Site Supervision schedule, which will not exceed 9 hours/week on average. The start date for this position is August 1, 2017.

SALARY:
• Full VCU tuition and fee waiver, not to exceed $24,000 annually
• $9,000 stipend paid in bi-monthly installments for a nine-month, 20-hour per week average appointment from August – May
• $15 per hour for weekend Recreational Sports Facilities On-Site Weekend Supervision Rotation
• Hourly summer employment, at the rate of $15 per hour, available upon request
• $500 – $1,000 for professional development available annually depending upon need and requests

Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Reference Letter - 1