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Fitness and Wellbeing 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

  • Develop, promote, execute and evaluate a comprehensive group exercise program including recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating instructors 
  • Serve as a personal trainer and/or teach group exercise classes as needed
  • Develop, organize and promote new and on-going group exercise special event programs and services 
  • In coordination with Office of Student Wellness units and other University entities, develop, organize and promote new and on-going special events, programs and services 
  • Instruct group exercise instructor and personal training courses      
  • Assist in researching fitness programming needs of students, faculty and staff; including long-range strategic planning pertaining to fitness and providing recommendations      
  • Provide assistance for campus-wide initiatives and support campus partners as a resource for: wellness fairs, speaking engagements for halls/departments and service on various committees

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