The University of Kentucky is an institution of approximately 30,000 students located in Lexington, KY. UK’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Department serves students, faculty and staff by providing quality recreation and wellness programs and services that support student success and promote healthy lifestyles. Facilities include an 87,000 sq. ft. recreation facility, a 10-lane, 50 meter aquatic facility, and various outdoor facilities. A brand new, 29,000 sq. ft. fitness facility will be opening in January, 2018, and will include cardio and weight training equipment, cycling and group fitness studios, a mat room, and plenty of functional training space. Our programs include intramural sports, club sports, group fitness classes, personal training programs, and various special events that promote wellness and encourage positive lifelong fitness habits. The UK Campus Recreation and Wellness Department employs over 300 students, allowing student staff to develop transferable skills and specific recreational job training that will prepare them for future careers.
All Graduate Assistant Positions require a Bachelor’s degree and acceptance into a recognized program area within the UK Graduate School. All applicants should meet the minimum qualifications (GPA, GRE or GMAT scores, etc.), for their chosen graduate program, which varies among programs. Graduate Assistants receive a stipend of $450 every two weeks (approx. $8000) for the first academic year and $500 every two weeks (approx. $9000) the second academic year, as well as a yearly professional development stipend. Graduate assistants will also receive a full tuition scholarship (approx. $11,000 per academic year) based on program selection (note: graduate assistants will be responsible for paying some student fees each semester, and are required to remain in good academic standing as they proceed through their academic program). Graduate Assistants are responsible for a minimum of 20 work hours per week as they assist with the administration of UK’s total Campus Recreation and Wellness Program. All UK Campus Recreation and Wellness facilities use Fusion software for member admittance, and When to Work software for employee scheduling.
Please note applying to any UK Campus Recreation and Wellness Graduate Assistant position requires the following documentation to be sent via email to the respective program area point of contact below.
- Cover Letter & Resume
- Current GPA
- GRE Scores
- UK Graduate School Program you wish to study, and the application deadline for that program
FACILITIES --- 2 POSITIONS Facilities emphasis includes supervising the Johnson Center and Alumni Gym (opening January 2018) during weeknights and some weekends; recruiting, interviewing, hiring, scheduling, training, and supervising student staff; assisting with the development of facility policies and procedures; conducting risk management checks and audits; and completing other job specific duties. Experience in university recreation center supervision required. Familiarity with When to Work online scheduling software, Fusion Software, Google Docs, and iPad usage is preferred, but not required. Facilities Coordinator: Courtney Gill, email@example.com