Southeast Missouri State University

Anticipated Openings – None at this time.

About Southeast and Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri State University is a university of approximately 12,000 students located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri along the Mississippi River. The University, founded in 1873, offers over 150 different areas of study and academic disciplines. Cape Girardeau is a community of approximately 40,000 residents. We have quick and easy access to Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas. We are 1.5 hours south of St. Louis and 2.5 hours north of Memphis.

About Recreation Services: Based out of the 135,000 square feet Student Recreation Center-North complex, the department has seven full-time employees, six graduate assistants, and over 180 student employees. Major program areas include Fitness and Wellness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Outdoor Pursuits, Sport Clubs, and much more. Our state-of-the-art Student Aquatic Center, which provides leisure, lap, and spa capabilities for users, also contains an infinity edge, rope swing, bouldering wall, and zipline for recreational use. The Student Recreation Center-South also houses approximately 20,000 square feet of activity space that includes a fitness room and support areas. The Intramural Sports Complex contains over 20 acres of outdoor field space (including lighted softball, flag football, and soccer fields).

Primary Functions of Graduate Assistants: This paraprofessional position is much like a full-time position. Graduate assistants will be responsible for specific program areas, supervision of student staff, marketing and promotion of their areas, risk management protocols, communication, and much more. Graduate assistants are required to work a minimum of 20 hours weekly.

Required Qualifications: The ideal candidates will have specific experience in their chosen position. Experience as an undergraduate student employee in a recreation setting is required. A lifeguard certification is required for the aquatic position. American Red Cross Instructor certifications are a plus.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience working within a recreational sports setting. Supervision of student employees; Training and evaluation of student employees; an understanding of recreational philosophies and principles.

Academic Information: Master’s degree options include Higher Education Administration (Sports Management option), Community Wellness, Exercise Science, Public Administration and Business Administration. A cumulative 2.75 GPA is required. A 3.0 is preferred. Specific degree requirements may differ according to the academic major. Candidates MUST be admitted into the graduate school before an offer can be extended. Benefits: A complete in-state (Missouri residents) tuition remission is available for Missouri/Non-Missouri residents and a stipend of approximately $7,700.00 for nine months (all books and dedicated student fees are the responsibility of the graduate assistant and not paid by the department). Additional income for breaks and summer months may be available. Professional development assistance may also be available.

Evaluation/Renewal: This position is renewable for one year pending a complete evaluation of candidate performance and duties. Termination or non-renewal of the assistantship may result if specific duties are not accomplished or the candidate receives documented poor performance reviews.

Southeast Missouri State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Summer Facility Hours (May 18 - Aug. 20)

Monday - Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 7 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 5:30 - 7:30 a.m.; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 4 - 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

*All facilities will be closed May 26 & July 4.