SUNY Oswego

    Graduate Assistantship - 0209-GA20 Campus Recreation

    Department: Campus Recreation/Student Affairs
    Graduate Assistant-Pre Professional
    20 Hours per Week

    Unit/Division:  Campus Recreation

    Semester(s) Graduate Assistant is Needed:  Fall 2024, Spring 2025 

    Name of Person who will Supervise GA:  Scott Harrison

    Supervisor Job Title: Associate Director of Campus Recreation

    GA Supervisor Email:

    Number of Hours Expected to Work Each Week: 20

    Compensation: $6,500.00 per semester, negotiable between stipend and tuition

    Location where GA will Report to Work:  Lee Hall  

    Job Description and Key Responsibilities including Virtual/Remote Expectations:


    The Department of Campus Recreation provides the campus community with services, programs, and educational experiences that promote student success and enhance physical, social, and emotional well-being. The department oversees the operation of five indoor facilities and numerous outdoor recreational locations. In addition, the department facilitates numerous programs, services, and events within these locations that support the mission of the department and college. The department is operated by four professional staff, three graduate assistants and over 100 student staff.

    Position Responsibilities
    The Graduate Assistant for Club Sports will serve as a member of the Campus Recreation staff and reports to the Associate Director of Campus Recreation. The primary function of the graduate assistant is to assist in the oversight of the Club Sport program.

    The Graduate Assistant is also responsible for the following:
    1. Assist with the recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of club sport student staff.
    2. Assist with facility operations, setups and site supervision for club sport events and competitions.
    3. Plan training and orientation sessions for club leaders in the areas of college policies, risk management, budget, leadership development, nutrition, social media, strength, and conditioning. The graduate assistant is not responsible for presenting on each of these topics. In many cases it would be the responsibility of this position to instead schedule a guest lecturer to cover the aforementioned topics.
    4. Advise clubs in the planning, budgeting, and scheduling of their activities and competitions.
    5. Assist clubs with travel, purchasing, fundraising, roster management, budgeting, inventories, league registration, and reservations.
    6. Market and promote the club sports program.
    7. Assist with risk management procedures related to club sport practices and competitions.
    8. Travel with club sport teams when necessary.
    9. Assist with the site supervision of Intramural Sports as necessary.
    10. Participate in weekly staff meetings, assist with projects, and training sessions as deemed appropriate.
    The successful candidate will present evidence of the following:
    Required Qualifications:
    1. Full matriculation into a graduate program at SUNY Oswego by the start of employment.
    2. Experience and interest in the areas of club sports, intramural sports, athletics, recreation, fitness, and/or wellness.
    3. Ability to work as an effective member of a team.
    4. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
    5. Strong oral and written communication skills
    6. CPR, First Aid, and AED certificate or willingness to obtain the certification required.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    1. Marketing, video production and/or graphic design experience.
    2. Prior experience supervising and/or training employees.
    3. Prior experience with event planning.
    4. Experience as a member or leader of a college student organization.
    5. Experience as a member or leader of collegiate club sport or athletic team.
    6. Experience with budgeting.
    Terms of Employment
    1. The term of appointment runs from August 15, 2024, through May 16, 2025, excluding academic recesses. The spring semester return to work date is January 20.
    2. The Graduate Assistant for Campus Recreation is expected to work 20 hours per week, excluding applicable academic recesses, during the term of appointment. Regular evening and weekend hours are required.
    3. During each semester of employment, the graduate assistant must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
    4. The graduate assistant must abide by the rules and regulations of the College and model mutual respect and inclusion for all students.
    5. The maximum course-load is twelve credit hours per semester. Internships, practicum experience or extra classes that require a substantial time commitment will need to be reviewed for approval.
    6. The Graduate Assistant position is good for up to two years based on the length of the graduate academic program.
    7. Failure to fulfill required job expectations in a satisfactory manner or violation of college policy will be grounds for termination or non-renewal for a second year.
    8. The graduate assistant will not be assigned to any duties, nor be subject to any terms that are inconsistent with the standards set forth by the Graduate Assistant Union (
    Compensation for the 2024-2025 academic year includes $13,000 towards tuition and stipend. This position funding is contingent on final budget approval.
    Rights and Privileges
    1. Parking: Graduate Assistants are entitled to receive a free employee parking
    permit that grants them access to all faculty and staff parking lots.
    2. College Store: A GA is entitled to a 10% discount off new textbooks purchased through the College Store. (Must identify as a graduate assistant to receive discount.)
     3. Sick Leave: Graduate Assistants are entitled to a maximum of five days of
    sick leave per academic year.

    What is the date that the review process will start for applicants?

    What is the date you will make a final decision regarding the selection of the candidate for this position?   04/22/2024

    List any Learning Outcomes related to the GAs Academic Program.

    Coordination of Programming.
    Ability to supervise student staff.
    Problem solving.
    Ability to work and lead a team.
    Ability to communicate with a diverse staff and user base.

    Any restrictions to the type of student who would be eligible? 
     No restrictions

    What behavioral expectations do you have? For example, what is your preferred communication timeline for a GA who needs to call out sick?
     All time off should be cleared by the supervisor and made up at an agreed upon alternative time. Call or email the supervisor if they are unable to make it work.

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