Graduate Professional Assistant of Aquatics

Fairfax, VA
$25,600 compensation package
Jan 19, 2021
Jan 29, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Graduate Professional Assistant of Aquatics

Only open to George Mason University graduate students enrolled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

George Mason University is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Here at Mason, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. With a student population of over 38,000, representing more than 130 countries, our campus is an organically diverse environment! George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department: Mason Recreation oversees three facilities on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University including the Recreation Athletic Complex (RAC), the Aquatic Fitness Center (AFC), and Skyline Fitness Center. These facilities boast four gymnasiums, racquetball/squash courts, several locker rooms, fitness galleries and dedicated rooms for yoga, cycling, group exercise, and marital arts/self-defense classes. We house and maintain a recreation and competition pool, sauna, whirlpool, and several exterior facilities including a pavilion, turf and grass fields, jogging/walking trails, and a team challenge course on our Science and Technology Campus. We provide the following programs and services for the campus community: Fitness, Aquatics, Outdoor Adventures, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, the EDGE (team building programming), as well as a Summer Youth Camp.

Remuneration: This Graduate Assistant position will consist of a $25,600 compensation package that includes a stipend payment of $16,000. The remaining compensation will be applied towards tuition at the Virginia in-state rate. The position will be from August 10, 2021 to May 9, 2022

Responsibilities: Personnel Management: * Recruit, hire, train, supervise and schedule lifeguard and swim instructor staff; * Assist with staff development through the development and implementation of new employee orientations, in-service trainings, safety audits and staff meetings; * Aid in the editing and maintaining of operational manuals to include customer service, staff development and employee expectations and responsibilities; * Facilitate employee incentive and appreciation program.

Facility Management: * Review and track staff communication logs, aquatic chemical and oxygen contracts and budgets; * Track and maintain inventory of safety equipment, first aid supplies, event equipment, chemicals and recreational swim equipment; * Manage cleanliness of pump room to include chlorinators, lint and hair strainers; * Review and maintain daily cleaning logs, pump room log and equipment safety checks to include lane lines, ladders, etc.; * Perform minor pump room repairs to include re-starting pool pumps, acid feeders and chlorinators; * Learn day to day operations of facility; * Serve as lifeguard when needed.

Program Management: * Oversee the administration of our swim lesson programs to increase offerings; * Track and maintain all aquatic assessments to include swim lesson and safety course registrants, patron usage, etc.; * Coordinate and collaborate with university peers for aquatic events to include dive in movies, RA events and others as requested; * Assist with planning and coordination of annual Splash Night event; * Assist with all event set up and serve as part of event administrator rotation; * Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree required from an accredited college or university. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Kinesiology, or other related field; * Students must be admitted to a graduate degree program at George Mason University; * Graduate Assistants must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA; * This position requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week, and is eligible for renewal upon mutual agreement; * Must become American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certifications within 6 weeks of employment.

Preferred Qualifications: * Current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certifications; * Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification; * Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification.

Applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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