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Graduate Assistant

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Part Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Program Assistant
  • Job ID: #17816
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Graduate Assistant

The Competitive Sports and Facility Operations Graduate Assistant is responsible for the comprehensive support and assistance with the Intramural, Club Sport, and Esports programs and departmental facility operations. The graduate assistant will help provide oversight of the day-to-day, evening, and weekend operations of the Competitive Sports Program and McPhee Physical Education Center which include the following expectations:



  • Support and promote the departmental mission, vision, values, standards, and program offerings

  • Exhibit a commitment to customer service and student development

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Maintain professionalism for all assignments and activities

  • Assist with the hiring, training, scheduling, evaluation, and discipline of student staff and interns

  • Aid in the areas of payroll management, budget operations, long-term project coordination, program marketing, risk management, facility maintenance, and program development

  • As directed, conduct weekly/monthly staff meetings and in-service trainings

  • Assist with the development and execution of special events

  • Serve as part of the administrative team for the Recreation and Sport Operations Department

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and be accepted into graduate school
  • Must be CPR/First Aid/AED certified or willing to obtain certification upon hire
  • Criminal background check required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience working within a collegiate recreation department
  • Previous sport officiating experience including current certifications
  • Lifeguard Certification
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification

DUTIES:

Competitive Sports

  • Help recruit, hire, train, schedule, evaluate, certify payroll, and provide disciplinary guidance when necessary for intramural officials and competitive sports supervisors
  • Assist with the training and oversight of Club Sport officers and the Club Sport executive council
  • Assist with the supervision and administration of club practices and events
  • Ensure clubs adhere to Club Sports policies and procedures
  • Manage assigned club sport teams  
  • Plan, organize, and administer select intramural leagues, tournaments, and special events utilizing IMLeagues
  • Conduct reviews and revisions of sport rules and program policies and procedures
  • Aid in the coordination and implementation of safety and risk management procedures
  • Participate in the Club Sport budget allocation process
  • Other duties as assigned

Facility Operations

  • Help oversee the day-to-day operations of the McPhee Physical Education Center
  • Assist with the annual evaluation and revision of facility policies and department Emergency Action Plans
  • Prepare and supervise facilities for departmental programs and special events
  • Work with student program assistants to develop a risk management review program
  • Assist with equipment inventory and purchasing process
  • Assist with managing and preparing outside field space for practice and competition for recreation and athletics
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Duties

  • Provide leadership for assigned departmental programs and events
  • Assist with special events and programs as requested by the department
  • If credentialed, instruct First Aid/CPR/AED classes for student employees and the UW-Eau Claire community

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT AND COMPENSATION:

  • Expected work dates: Renewable 10-month contract beginning August 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023
  • 20 hours per week including nights and weekends
  • Stipend of $15,000 per year
  • Professional development support is available
  • Campus housing included

THE UNIT: Recreation and Sport Operations provides a variety of programs and services to meet the needs and interests of the University community. Specific programs include Group Exercise, Fitness, Adventure Trips, Archery, Climbing Programs, Open Recreation, Massage Therapy, Intramurals, Club Sports, Esports, Special Events, Wellness Education, and Marketing.

All upper campus indoor and outdoor sport recreation facilities are managed by Recreation and Sport Operations. These facilities include McPhee Center/Ade Olson Addition, Hilltop Recreation Center, Crest Fitness Center, Eagle’s View Challenge Ropes Course, Simpson Fields, Towers Field, Bridgman basketball courts, and Bollinger Fields.

Mission

UNIVERSITY AND EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "Username" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the University Recreation and Sport Operations: Graduate Assistant position (Job ID # 17816) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Competitive Sports Coordinator Garrett Larson; larsoga@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by January 31st, 2022. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the   University Police want students, faculty, and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report (https://www.uwec.edu/files/8/annual-security-report.pdf). Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/files/787/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf).

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing

diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).