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Competitive Sports & Summer Camp 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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Position Overview

Title:  Competitive Sports and Youth Summer Camps Graduate Assistant
Department: Campus Recreation - Student Life
Reports to: Jakob Bearhope, Competitive Sports Coordinator 
Stipend: 9 month contract for Fall/Spring Semesters - $15,000. Summer hourly employment available at $19.00/hour. 
Desired Start Date: June 2024, Stipend to begin August 2024

Campus Recreation Professional Duties

  • 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

Area Specific Duties

  • Provide day to day leadership of Intramural and Club Sports programs and special events with an emphasis on risk and financial management  

  • Administer employee and participant related disciplinary action  
  • Become proficient in the use of Fusion and Connect2 as a management tool for Campus Recreation specifically as it relates to program administration  
  • I mplement 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  
  • Provide coverage for nightly intramural and club programming should student staff members not be available  
  • Serve as an on-call resource for nightly intramural and club programming one night per week and rotationally on weekends  
  • Coordinate and oversee a risk management plan pertinent to Intramural Sports activity in order to ensure compliance with industry standard of care  
  • Utilize the computer software IMLeagues to administer intramural sports on campus   
  • 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  
  • Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of approximately 40 student employees including officials, supervisors, and program assistants  

Youth Summer Camps Area Specific Duties

  • Expectation of summer term employment at Graduate Assistant Hourly Rate outside of Graduate Assistant Stipend 
  • Assist Youth Programs Operation Coordinator with oversite of Campus Rec Kids Summer Camp event operations including communication/correspondence with Parents, handling reservations & invoices, organization/development of activity agendas, set up and take down, and daily event operations  
  • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, development, and evaluation of student employees including Program Assistants, Summer Camp Directors & Head Counselors, and Youth Programs Supervisors & Youth Programs Event Staff 
  • Assist in administration and operation of youth programs as needed including Mountaineer Kids Zone, Kids Night Out, Youth Climbing Club, and other youth special events 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Admittance into a WVU graduate program
  • Base Level CPR/AED/First Aid certification. Willingness to obtain American Red Cross CPRO certification within reasonable timeframe upon employment start date
  • 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.

Prefferred Qualifications

  • Prior supervisory or leadership experience
  • Prior officiating experience
  • Prior campus recreation experience
  • Previous experience with Recreation Management and related software such as Fusion, Connect2, When to Work etc.

Application Details

Position will remain open until filled. For best consideration, please submit your application by December 1st. 

interested in applying?

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to Jakob Bearhope - jakob.bearhope@mail.wvu.edu

Interested?

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to Jakob Bearhope - jakob.bearhope@mail.wvu.edu by December 1st.