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Competitive Sports Graduate Assistant

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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

  • Provide day-to-day leadership of Intramural and Club Sports programs and special events with an emphasis on risk and financial management
  • Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation of 40 student employees including officials, supervisors and program assistants
  • Train and advise all club officers to assist them in the administration of individual club activities, and successful compliance with campus, conference and governing bodies' policies
  • Administer employee and participant related disciplinary action 
  • Become proficient in the use of Fusion as a management tool for Campus Recreation, specifically as it relates to program administration
  • Implement all programs utilizing current recreational sports and student development practices
  • Manage facility preparation for home contests, preseason preparation, master competitive schedules of clubs, weekly practice schedules and post-season playoff involvement
  • Collaborate with Manager for Operations and Events and Associate Director regarding policies and procedures impacting all Intramural and Club sports related areas and recommend improvements to policies and guidelines
  • Schedule and coordinate indoor and outdoor venues for programs
  • Coordinate and oversee a risk management plan pertinent to Intramural Sports activity in order to ensure compliance with industry standard of care

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Admittance into a WVU graduate program
  • American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer, AED & First Aid Certification
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail and ability to work with diverse groups
  • Competent knowledge of general computer programs including Excel, Word PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

Preferred Requirements

    • Prior experience officiating
    • Prior supervisory or leadership experience
    • Prior campus recreation experience
    • Fusion
    • Connect2
    • When2Work
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