• Graduate Supervisor - Aquatics

    Location US-OH-Cleveland
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Graduate Assistants
    Salary Min
    USD $12.00/Hr.
    Salary Max
    USD $12.50/Hr.
  • Overview

    About CENTERS, LLC @ Cleveland State University

    Cleveland State University opened the 120,000 square foot state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center in August 2006. Cleveland State University is selected as one of America’s Best Colleges by US News & World Report by providing a comprehensive metropolitan university committed to a high-quality education to students with diverse backgrounds, experiences, interests and needs. Enrolling 17,000 students and located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, the University offers 8 colleges with degrees in 200 undergraduate and graduate programs. Cleveland State University boasts an NCAA Division I athletics program and offers 200+ student clubs and organizations. With more than $500 million in new construction and building renovations there are 1,250 students living on-campus and 1,000 additional students living in the immediate area. Additionally, there are approximately 2,500 full and part-time faculty and staff employed by the University.


    Founded in 1998, CENTERS is the first company in the United States organized solely for the purpose of providing management services for university recreation, fitness and wellness facilities.  Our focus is on student life, educational outcomes, marketing responsiveness, mission sensitivity and cost effectiveness.  CENTERS currently provides management services to the following institutions: Cleveland State University, DePaul University, Marshall University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Missouri–St. Louis, University of New Haven, Jacksonville State University, Harper College, Moraine Valley Community College, and Mylan Park.


    About Graduate Supervisors:
    A Graduate Supervisor at Cleveland State University will gain essential work and educational experience needed to obtain full-time employment in the sport management or exercise science field and particularly in campus recreation.  A Graduate Supervisor is required to work 20 hours per week in their supervisory role and up to 10 paid hours per week in various capacities throughout the recreation center (i.e. facility supervisor, intramural supervisor, membership representative, fitness instructor, personal trainer, etc.).  While recreation services cannot provide tuition remission to a Graduate Supervisor the annual earnings will help offset the cost of tuition.  Graduate Supervisors must be accepted into the College of Graduate Studies at Cleveland State University (minimum of 2.75 GPA).      


    Position Description:

    Under the direction of the Coordinator - Aquatics & Adventure, the Graduate Supervisor has responsibility for the supervision of the Aquatic and Safety Staff, as well as assisting with Aquatic & Safety programming for the department.


    Core Responsibilities:

    • Assist the Coordinator - Aquatics & Adventure with the hiring, scheduling, oversight, training, and supervision of staff
    • Assist the Coordinator - Aquatics & Adventure with administrative duties such as completion of bi-weekly payroll, monthly report, certification records, pool schedule, American Red Cross records, and risk management documents.
    • Create, develop, and enforce administrative policies and procedures as it relates to Aquatics & Safety.
    • Assist the Coordinator - Aquatics & Adventure with the annual budget including preparation, forecasting, and monitoring of expenses and revenue as they relate to Aquatics & Safety.
    • Assist the Coordinator - Aquatics & Adventure with the implementation, evaluation, and day to day operation of the Aquatics & Safety programs.
    • Create, implement, and evaluate special aquatic events for the Recreation Center.
    • Assist with maintenance and repair of all program and service supplies.
    • Attend all Staff and Committee meetings as assigned.
    • Attend annual ORSA and Lead On conferences.
    • Submit at least one presentation to ORSA and Lead On annually.
    • Present one Student Development Series topic annually.
    • Evening/Weekend work as required. 

    Site Specific Responsibilities: 

    • Work as a Deck Instructor for the Recreation Center.
    • Serve as an active member of the Risk Management and Special Events Committees.
    • Serve on Risk Management Sub Committee as assigned.
    • Serve as a co-chair on Student Risk Management & Training Team.
    • Program/Plan one special event each academic year.
    • Collaborate with Marketing staff to create marketing and informational pieces relative to aquatic & safety certification.


    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration, Exercise Science, Higher Education, or other related field.
    • Acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies at Cleveland State University.
    • Current certification in Lifeguarding or ability to obtain 30 days after employment.
    • Current certification in Water Safety Instructor or ability to obtain 30 days after employment.
    • Ability to work independently and as a part of a professional team that collaborates effectively with colleagues.
    • Ability to thrive in an environment that values entrepreneurial spirit, high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyles. 

    Preferred Requirements:

    • One year of undergraduate experience in campus recreation
    • Knowledge of basic practices in recreational sports 
    • Leadership and supervisory abilities of undergraduate students and interns

    Education and Other Benefits of Employment:

    • Customer service and professional development in working with students, departments and community employers.
    • Opportunity to work with multiple databases and gain skills in a variety of mediums.
    • Increased knowledge in campus programs and services.
    • Opportunity for advancement.
    • Part time employees may be eligible to enroll in our CENTERS 401k plan and receive 3% employer contribution. 

    Technical Competencies:

    • Some knowledge of HR theories and best practices in recruitment and staff development.
    • Basic accounting knowledge; capability of understanding budgets.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office. 

    Professional Competencies:

    • Adaptability, analytical & critical thinking, initiative & motivation, planning & project management, decision making & judgment, business acumen, customer service, teamwork, diversity awareness, interpersonal relationships, communication, integrity, leadership, long-term focus, organizational learning & change management.


    Human Relations:

    Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors. Contact involves troubleshooting, informing, exchanging information, negotiating, making recommendations, and giving information or instructions.

    Work Environment and Physical Demands

    Work Environment:

    • Office environment/pool environment/fitness facility environment
    • Non-smoking environment
    • Moderate to loud noise
    • Occasional local, regional and national travel
    • Occasional evening or weekend work 

    Physical Demands:

    • Sitting at desk or table for at least 70% of the work day
    • Walking or working with facilities 30% of the work day
    • Repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement (while operating computer equipment)
    • Occasional bending, stooping
    • Eye-hand coordination (keyboard typing)
    • Hearing and talking


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