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Aquatic Center Graduate Assistant

Aquatic Center
Rm. 122
Oxbow Trail
P: 740.597.1396
F: 740.593.9903
Campus Recreation
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
T: 740.597.CREC
F: 740.593.9903
Campus Recreation, Aquatic Center
Ohio University invites applications and nominations for the position of Graduate Assistant within the Club Sports program of Campus Recreation. Founded in 1804, Ohio University is a state-assisted institution enrolling 20,000 students at
its Athens campus and 8,500 students at its five regional campuses in Southeastern Ohio. Ohio University’s Department of
Campus Recreation operates and manages a variety of recreational facilities and programs for the students, faculty, and staff
of the Athens campus. The Aquatic Center opened in 1984; housing a 50 meter by 25 yard indoor swimming pool. The pool features 2 three
meter and 2 one meter diving boards, ranges in depth from 3’6” to 13’2” and holds more than 740,000 gallons of water.
Activities include general recreation, aqua fitness classes, Bobcat Swim Club, Bobcat Maters, swim meets, learn to swim lessons, private rentals, birthday parties and home to the athletic Women’s swimming and diving team. The facility is open to
university students, faculty/staff, alumni and our community members.
Our student staff members are certified through American Red Cross and National Recreation and Parks Association.
They are trained to operate the facility, programs and events housed within the Aquatic Center as well as support those that
choose to use the Aquatic Center to host their event. In support of our mission, our student staff design and offer a variety
of programs and events for the communities we serve and “providing a learning centered environment that promotes the
growth of all students”
• Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Sports Sciences, Recreation Studies or related field, required
• Acceptance into the Graduate Studies program at Ohio University in a Graduate Degree program
Coaching Education - Must meet minimum Coaching Ed admission requirements. For more
information visit
Recreation Studies - Must meet minimum Rec Studies admission requirements. For more information, visit
• Knowledge or experience within recreation and facility management at the university/collegiate level
• Experience in the organization and administration of an Aquatic facility at the university or college level
• A strong interest in recreational sports preferred
• Proficient computer skills as well as strong written and oral communication skills
• Certifications or equivalent preferred:
First Aid Certification
AED/CPR Certification
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training
Professional Rescuer CPR
Current AFO or CPO Certifications
2-YEAR PROGRAMS: Masters Degree from the College of Education with a concentration in Recreational Studies
(Thesis Option).
1-YEAR PROGRAM: Masters Degree from the College of Education with a concentration in Recreational Studies
(Comprehensive Exam/Seminar Paper Option).
The Graduate Assistant oversees two areas within the Aquatic Center. First, managing facility scheduling including
academic class, Aquatic Center programming, and Athletics, rental requests, Club Sports, and private rentals. Second,
the GA will serve as a human resources representative for the Aquatic Center staff, including managing staff hiring,
interviewing and training, organizing employee files, and enforcement of staff expectations. This person will assist in
managing all aspects of the Aquatic Center (approximately 20 – 25 hours per week).
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Over see Aquatic Center human relations including enforcing staff expectations, hiring process, staff training, and
employee meetings, and staff evaluations and performance reports
• Conduct and organize all facility scheduling and rental requests
• Submit billing requests for all facility rentals to the Business Office, including OHIO Athletics and Club Sports
• Communicate with student managers to meet the needs of each rental: Ex– staff scheduling, equipment set-up, and
• Be a leader and mentor for AC student managers and staff
• Represent the Aquatic Center and Campus Recreation in a professional manner at all times
• Maintain active knowledge of events and programs taking place throughout the facility.
• Build positive working relationships with AC managers, student employees and director
• Other duties as assigned
Graduate Assistant stipend of $9000 (August 2015 – May 2016) and a full tuition wavier, in state or out-of–state for
the academic year and a summer session prior to or following academic year. Recipient must pay student fees
(general, legal, technology, insurance, etc).
Professional development opportunities: including paid registration to state, regional and national conference, and
workshops; assistance with extramural travel; paid certification and/or membership to
relevant professional associations.
Students will be compensated at an hourly rate during staff training
Additional hourly compensation available during Winter and Spring Break, if applicable.
To assure full consideration, e-mail or mail the Aquatic Center Assistant Director the following materials by January
31, 2015 (however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled): Cover letter summarizing qualifications and relevant experience; resume; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. All applications
for both admission and financial aid for the upcoming academic year should be submitted as soon as possible.
Joe Wakeley
Assistant Director, Aquatic Center
Ping Student Recreation Center
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979
Phone: 740.593.0109
Fax: 740.593.9903
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