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Fitness & Wellbeing 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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Position Overview

Title: Fitness & Wellbeing Graduate Assistant
Department: Campus Recreation - Student Life
Reports to: Associate Director, Campus Recreation
Stipend: 9 month contract for Fall/Spring Semesters - $15,000. Summer hourly employment available at $19.00/hour. 

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

  • Administrative duties to support a comprehensive group exercise program including paperwork, assisting in hiring, scheduling and supervising instructors 
  • Administrative duties to support a comprehensive personal training program including payroll, new client intake, and scheduling special personal training programs
  • Develop, organize, and promote new and on-going special fitness & wellbeing events 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
  • Assist in researching fitness & wellbeing programming needs of students, faculty and staff; including long-range strategic planning pertaining to fitness and provides 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

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 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 Jordan Rademacher - jordan.rademacher@mail.wvu.edu

Interested?

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and references to Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to Jordan Rademacher -jordan.rademacher@mail.wvu.edu