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NIRSA Recreation Facilities Online Series

Presented by Mondo

Save the date: December 7, 2020

Thank you Mondo!

NIRSA Recreation Facilities Online Series presented by Mondo is offering a mix of live and on-demand sessions. The series will be covering topics related to recreation facilities operations, management, and planning & design, especially as it relates to the current pandemic and planning for the future.

Registration is now open!

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Registration opens: November 2020

Session Information

Session descriptions coming soon!

Registration Pricing

$89

NIRSA Members
Including Student, Professional, Institutional, and Associate
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$175

Nonmembers

$249

Institution
Anyone from institution can register; only available for NIRSA Institutional Members

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This program is a NIRSA CEU Approved Provider Program. The program(s) identified with a CEU value meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals (RCRSP) designation. CEU value will be posted closer to the event. RCRSPs are responsible for tracking CEUs earned. Email registry@nirsa.org with questions.

For more information, please contact NIRSA Assistant Director of Professional Development Brittany Rejda.

Time (Pacific)TitlePresenter(s)Description
7:00am-7:30amKicking off Your Career in a COVID WorldLisa Williamson, Assistant Director for Fitness & Wellness at University of GeorgiaAmong the many changes to “normal” life that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on, the job search process has been heavily affected. This presentation will cover all aspects of the job search from virtually researching a potential employer, the virtual interview process, and how potential employers are responding to the current social climate. We will also briefly discuss how to maintain the work-life balance boundary when working from home. 0.5 NIRSA CEUs.
7:30am-8:00amMock Interviews/Resume ReviewsSign up for a one-on-one mock interview or resume and cover letter review with one of our experts!
8:00am-8:30amPenn State University: Employer Info SessionLisa Stuppy, Senior Associate Director, ProgramsAttend this session to learn about rec sports careers at Penn State.
8:30am-9:00amBreak
9:00am-9:30amOutside The Lines: Considering More Than Just The SalaryLauren Olson, Associate Director of Campus Recreation at University of South Carolina-ColumbiaJob searching is a stressful process. On top of the job itself, there is so much to consider that sometimes get forgotten about. This presentation will ensure attendees are researching and asking questions about all the additional benefits beyond salary. 0.5 NIRSA CEUs.
9:30am-10:00amMock Interviews/Resume ReviewsSign up for a one-on-one mock interview or resume and cover letter review with one of our experts!
10:00am-10:30amRose-Hulman Institute of Technology: Employer Info SessionSeth Woodason, Director for Recreational Sports and Athletic FacilitiesAttend this session to learn about two upcoming positions: Coordinator, Operations & Events (open January 2021) and Assistant Director, Fitness/Wellness (open Summer 2021)
10:30am-11:00amBreak
11:00am-11:30amThe New Jack of All Trades: The Multi-Faceted Recreation ProfessionalGreg Corack, EdD, RCRSP, Associate Director of Leadership and Programs at East Carolina UniversityYears ago specializing in one area of Campus Recreation was the norm. You focused on becoming the best fitness, intramural, facilities or adventure professional and the next step in your career was assured. With shrinking budgets hiring managers are looking for Assistant/Associate Directors with experience in multiple areas not just an All-American referee or Fitness Forum presenter. This presentation provides tips and tricks to expanding your resume without going back to school, taking a lateral move, or working 80 hours a week. The experience you need is right under your nose, we will help you sniff it out this fall. 0.5 NIRSA CEUs.
11:30am-noonMock Interviews/Resume ReviewsSign up for a one-on-one mock interview or resume and cover letter review with one of our experts!
Noon-12:30pmUniversity of Arkansas: Employer Info SessionBecky Todd, Director of ProgramsAttend this info session to learn about upcoming graduate assistant positions.
12:30pm-1:00pmBreak
1:00pm-1:30pmHiring Manager RoundtableFacilitated by Jobey Lichtblau, Director, North Dakota State UniversityDiscuss hiring processes and the current hiring climate with other employers/hiring managers. 0.5 NIRSA CEUs.
1:30pm-2:00-pmMock Interviews/Resume ReviewsSign up for a one-on-one mock interview or resume and cover letter review with one of our experts!
Time (Pacific)TitlePresenter(s)Description
7:00am-7:30amCampus Rec Never Backs Down From a Challenge: How to Market Your COVID-19 CreativityAngela Shook, Associate Director for University Recreation at Appalachian State University; Geralyn Mitchell, Assistant Director at Appalachian State UniversityCOVID-19 has no doubt presented challenges for campus recreation and has inspired innovations and creative problem solving. This presentation will offer you the opportunity to discuss your experiences and skills gained during COVID-19. From here, we will show you how best to articulate your experiences through application materials and offer insight into interviewing in a virtual setting. 0.5 NIRSA CEUs.
7:30am-8:00amMock Interviews/Resume ReviewsSign up for a one-on-one mock interview or resume and cover letter review with one of our experts!
8:00am-8:30amWest Virginia University: Employer Info SessionChris Schmoldt, Associate DirectorAttend this info session to learn about WVU's open GA positions (Competitive Sports, Aquatics, and Fitness and Wellness).
8:30am-9:00amBreak
9:00am-9:30amOut and Back In Again: Lessons from a Journey In, Out, and Back In Campus RecreationBen White, CRSS, Director of Fitness and Recreation Center at University of Maine at FarmingtonDrawing on 20 years of experience in campus recreation, municipal and community recreation, the private fitness industry, and the software/start-up industry, Ben shares his perspective on work in and out of the NIRSA world. Having left and returned to campus recreation twice, Ben discusses the lessons he learned throughout his journey, and hopes to provide context for those considering a move away from campus recreation. 0.5 NIRSA CEUs.
9:30am-10:00amMock Interviews/Resume ReviewsSign up for a one-on-one mock interview or resume and cover letter review with one of our experts!
10:00am-10:30amSam Houston State University: Employer Info SessionMelissa Fadler, Associate Director of Marketing, Promotions, Web & DevelopmentAttend this session to learn about rec sports careers at SHSU.
10:30am-11:00amBreak
11:00am-11:30amHas COVID-19 Changed Management Styles and our Hiring Processes?Troy Vaughn, CRSS, Director - Campus Recreation at University of ArizonaThe past 8+ months have thrown a wrench into the normal way that managers manage and hire staff. This presentation will examine lessons learned from higher level campus recreation professionals on the traits and skills needed to manage staff during COVID-19 and beyond. We will also examine what managers are looking for in hiring people post-COVID-19, virtual world. 0.5 NIRSA CEUs.
11:30am-noonMock Interviews/Resume ReviewsSign up for a one-on-one mock interview or resume and cover letter review with one of our experts!
Noon-12:30pmCampbell University: Employer Info SessionEric Baumann, Director, Campus RecreationAttend this session to learn about Campbell University's open Graduate Assistant positions: Competitive Sports, Fitness & Wellness, and Facilities & Marketing.
12:30pm-1:00pmBreak
1:00pm-1:30pmSkills to Pay the BillsMirum Washington-White, CRSS, RCRSP, Director of Athletics, Curriculum Chair for Physical Education, Dept Faculty at St Cyril of Alexandria SchoolWhat are the five key life and work skills you must possess as a young career professional in any work setting? Why are these five so important? How can you as a young professional develop them? This presentation will help young professionals develop their employability gifts and see the possibilists for a bright future. 0.5 NIRSA CEUs.
1:30pm-2:00-pmMock Interviews/Resume ReviewsSign up for a one-on-one mock interview or resume and cover letter review with one of our experts!
Time (Pacific)TitlePresenter(s)Description
7:00am-7:30amCandidate Found! Position Filled!Carissa Smith, Coordinator of Competitive Sports, Camps and Special Events at George Mason University; David Gaskins, CRSS, Executive Director at George Mason UniversityThis presentation will explore the perspectives of both the potential candidate and the employer to provide an inside look into the hiring of a campus recreational professional during COVID-19. Attendees will learn the key transferable skills employers are currently seeking and how to highlight them within your experiences during your job search. 0.5 NIRSA CEUs.
7:30am-8:00amMock Interviews/Resume ReviewsSign up for a one-on-one mock interview or resume and cover letter review with one of our experts!
8:00am-8:30amJames Madison University: Employer Info SessionKristin Gibson, Associate Director for UREC Services; Dr. Julia Wallace Carr, Professor and Senior Associate DirectorAttend this session to learn about JMU Campus Recreation Master’s Degree + UREC Graduate Assistantships.
8:30am-9:00amBreak
9:00am-9:30amPromoting Inclusive Workplaces and Hiring in a Remote WorldScott George, Samantha Huffman, Terrell Limerick and Novie Craven, Special OlympicsAs our employment world faces new challenges due to COVID-19 and moving into a more remote world, it is even more important to be intentional to make sure that no groups of people are left out and/or discriminated against, specifically those with disabilities, based on the workplace environment and hiring practices we put in place. Learn from team members from Special Olympics, both with and without disabilities, on the importance and positive outcomes of having inclusive workplaces and hiring for individuals of all abilities. 0.5 NIRSA CEUs.
9:30am-10:00amMock Interviews/Resume ReviewsSign up for a one-on-one mock interview or resume and cover letter review with one of our experts!
10:00am-10:30amUniversity of Dayton: Employer Info SessionBen Heller, Assistant Director, Facility Operations and Member ServicesAttend this session to learn more about University of Dayton's upcoming Assistant Director - Intramurals, Assistant Director - Sport Clubs, and Graduate Assistant for Operations & Member Services positions.
10:30am-11:00amBreak
11:00am-11:30amWhat is a Director Looking for in Their Next Hire?Steve Erickson, CRSS, RCRSP, Director at Montana State UniversityTimes are ever changing. Directors are looking for dedicated employees that fit their needs and can work with the team. Steve will lead a panel of expert directors that will go into detail as to what they are looking for in their next hire, including what they are looking for in a resume. 0.5 NIRSA CEUs.
11:30am-noonMock Interviews/Resume ReviewsSign up for a one-on-one mock interview or resume and cover letter review with one of our experts!
Noon-12:30pmThe University of Mississippi: Employer Info SessionCarey Greenwood, Assistant Director FitnessAttend this session to learn more about 7 open GA positions for 2021/2022.
12:30pm-1:00pmBreak
1:00pm-1:30pmCan I Do That? Charting a New Role Within Campus Recreation and Student AffairsDave Kennedy, Assistant Director at Baylor UniversityIn an era of COVID-related downsizing and position reassignments, the need for campus recreation professionals to determine what a “good fit” truly looks like has never been more necessary. Recently, student affairs professionals – including Campus Recreation staff – have performed tasks and been given responsibilities that fall far beyond the normal parameters of their roles, prompting some to wonder how their current skills might translate to another? In this session, you will hear from a student affairs professional with over 25 years experience in the field who recently made the transition to recreation professional after nearly two decades in housing administration. Through personal experience, attendees will be presented with questions to consider prior to making a move as well as ideas to help during and after the transition process. A Q&A time will follow. 0.5 NIRSA CEUs.
1:30pm-2:00-pmMock Interviews/Resume ReviewsSign up for a one-on-one mock interview or resume and cover letter review with one of our experts!

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