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Attention: The Student Rec Center will be closed on Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th. We will resume our reduced summer hours on Tuesday, July 5th. 

Facilities and Events 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, Staff assist with overseeing the daily fitness floor and front desk operations of the Student Recreation Center. Staff gain skills and experience pertaining to customer service, time management, effective and efficient communication, and conflict resolution.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Campus Recreation staff to help department make the impact mentioned in our mission and vision statements
  • Serves on assigned Campus Recreation and university work teams or committees as needed
  • Provide evening and weekend operational support and event coordination as needed
  • Produces required information for monthly and annual reports
  • 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
  • Attend and participate in University, Divisional, and Departmental events, programs, and training
  • Submit marketing requests within established timelines, policies, and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications by Employment Date

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

Area Specific Duties

  • Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, development, and evaluation of approximately 15-20 student employees including Events Program Assistants, Facility Maintenance Technicians and Event Staff
  • Maintain equipment inventory and make recommendations for purchases
  • Conduct facility inspections and communicate maintenance or custodial needs
  • Oversee regular (daily/weekly/monthly/annual) maintenance operations including fitness equipment condition, preventative maintenance, trouble shooting and upgrades. Physical facility upkeep, upgrades and overall aesthetics of the facility.
  • Work along with Facility Maintenance; Maintenance Technician to order equipment parts and needs
  • Oversee event operations including reservations, invoices, set up and take down, and day of operations
  • Handle staff payroll and assist in program area budget development
  • Create resource guides, procedural manuals, and other tools for employee reference
  • Collaborate across department program areas to ensure Event and Facility staff maintain current and accurate knowledge of programs, services, facility hours, events, and policies

Preferred Qualifications

  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Instructor
  • Prior experience with Fusion, Connect2Concepts, When2Work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, 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.
  • General knowledge of fitness equipment functionality and mechanical function

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