Apply now for a graduate program that features complementary academic and practical learning experiences in the field of campus recreation! James Madison University Recreation (UREC) is now hiring for the following graduate assistant positions (2018-19 academic year):
Aquatics and Safety
Fitness & Group Exercise
Intramural Sports & Inclusive Recreation
Marketing & Social Media
Sport Clubs and Youth Programs
Assistantships include enrollment in an academic program and involve 20 hours of service per week at UREC during the academic school year. Graduate assistants will begin work prior to the start of the school year and the position continues through the end of the academic year. Visit UREC's website for more information.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, current GRE scores, and acceptance into graduate program (individuals may apply prior to admission, however, an individual must be accepted into a graduate program before an offer may be extended). James Madison University offers an academic program: Campus Recreation concentration in the Sport and Recreation Leadership Master’s program in the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management. The early admit deadline is December 1 and the regular admit deadline is February 1. For more information about Campus Recreation Leadership, contact Dr. Julie Wallace Carr at 540-568-7341 or email@example.com.
Stipend: $7,911 for academic school year; tuition waiver; $700 professional development stipend; $300 academic book or dining benefit; professional development opportunities
Start Date: August 2018.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
To Apply: To be considered for a GA position, apply online at joblink.jmu.edu. Applications submitted through Bluefish will not be accepted.
To Apply to the JMU Graduate School: To be offered an assistantship, applicants must be accepted into a graduate program, preference is given to applicants accepted into the Campus Recreation Leadership track, apply online.
The Graduate Assistant for Aquatics and Safety will provide leadership and guidance for the Aquatics (LGIs, WSIs, and lifeguards) and Safety (EMT-B) Staff by: interviewing, orientating, supervising and evaluating all members of staff. This GA will aid in coordinating the Learn-to-Swim Program, implementing Dive-In movies, and teaching ARC Lifeguarding-CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer-First Aid Certification Classes. Facility supervision and operational responsibilities for the 278,515 sq/ft University Recreation Canter and satellite facilities is required.
The Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Group Exercise will take on a leadership role in the Fitness, Group Exercise, and Wellness program areas. Responsibilities will include supervision of student employees, staff training and continuing education, management of fitness & group exercise activity spaces, and general program design and administration. Facility supervision and operational responsibilities for a 278,515 sq. ft. University Recreation Center and satellite facilities is required.
The Graduate Assistant for Intramural Sports and Inclusive Recreation will coordinate team sport officials and site managers training, supervision and evaluation. This GA will provide leadership to the Intramural Sports site manager and officials student staffs. This GA will coordinate selected aspects of Intramural Sports and Inclusive Recreation program planning and budget reconciliation. Facility supervision and operational responsibilities for the 278,515 sq/ft University Recreation Center and satellite facilities is required.
The Graduate Assistant for Marketing and Social Media will work to promote UREC. Responsibilities will include supervision of student marketing employees, managing marketing projects, facilitating marketing team staff meetings, and serving as an administrator for UREC Social Media. This GA will also create photo and video marketing content, including the End of the Year Video for the department. Facility supervision and operational responsibilities for the 278,515 sq/ft University Recreation Center and satellite facilities is required.
The Graduate Assistant for Member Services will provide leadership and staff development for the Member Services student employees. Responsibilities include hiring, training and evaluating over 45 staff members. This GA will assist in maintaining and managing the UREC Welcome Center and Equipment Center as well as the University Park Gatehouse. Other duties include overseeing equipment inventory, locker and towel service contracts, and alumni memberships. Facility supervision and operational responsibilities for the 278,515 sq/ft University Recreation Center and satellite facilities is required.
The Graduate Assistant for Sport Clubs and Youth Programs will coordinate programming and scheduling of JMU’s sport club program, which includes over 50 clubs and an Executive Council. This GA will coordinate planning and preparation of all components for UREC’s comprehensive Youth Program (including summer activity camp). This GA will be involved in the coordination of the UREC Alternative Spring Break trip. Facility supervision and operational responsibilities for the 278,515 sq/ft University Recreation Center and satellite facilities is required.
James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.
James Madison University is a four-year higher education institution located on 721 beautifully landscaped acres in Harrisonburg, VA, the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. JMU has a student enrollment of 20,855 and a staff of 2,694 full-time employees. In 1996, JMU opened a 140,700 square foot Recreation Center and in 2016, construction was completed for an addition and renovation to bring the build...ing to 278,515 square feet. UREC offers the JMU community a comprehensive menu of recreational and educational opportunities. We have a dedicated student staff of over 500 along with 10 graduate assistants from around the country and 28 professional staff.