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Aquatics Graduate Assistant


About Us

Our Mission

WVU Campus Recreation serves the students, faculty/staff and community by supporting a culture of well-being. Our commitment to healthy living includes creating and promoting opportunities to be active.

Diversity and Inclusion

WVU Campus Recreation values diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create an environment in which we embrace, celebrate and empower the differences we share across the spectrum of human diversity.

Join us in our commitment to treat everyone with respect and kindness by challenging our community to engage in personal and collective reflection, development and action.

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Job Description

Within the Department of Campus Recreation, Graduate Assistants collaborate with Campus Recreation staff to continue to serve the community as mentioned in our mission statement. Graduate Assistants serve on assigned Campus Recreation and University work teams or committees as needed, including provided evening and weekend operational support and event coordination when necessary. Graduate Assistants produce required information for monthly and annual reports while also submitting marketing requests within established timelines, policies and procedures.

Along with other duties as assigned, Graduate Assistants attend and participate in University, divisional and department events, programs and training. Graduate Assistants provide instruction and development opportunities for staff through training, coaching and performance evaluations that incorporate student learning outcomes. Specific outcomes include critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, quality customer service, conflict resolution, initiative, communication, innovation and other transferable skills related to the department work-integrated learning program. 

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversight of facility access by swiping cards
  • Ensure cleanliness of equipment through regular detailing and inspection
  • Monitor fitness floors to ensure safety through consistent oversight and walkthroughs
  • Provide spotting for patrons on an as-needed basis
  • Represent the Department of Campus Recreation in a professional manner at all times
  • Provide a safe, fun and clean atmosphere for all members and guests in the facility
  • Establish and maintain a welcoming environment for all members and guests in the facility
  • Provide exemplary customer service to all members and guests
  • Enforce and execute all policies and procedures set forth by the Department
  • Respond as needed to emergency situations and follow the Emergency Action Plan

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Admittance into a WVU graduate program
  • Successful completion of criminal background check
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor

Preferred Requirements

  • Certified Pool Operator
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • Prior experience with Fusion, Connect2Concepts and When2Work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work with and lead diverse groups
  • Prior supervisory or leadership experience
  • Prior customer service experience
  • Prior campus recreation experience
  • Competent knowledge of general computer programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

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