JMU Recreation (UREC) is hiring for the following graduate assistant positions (2017-18 academic year):
- Adventure Programs
- Fitness & Group Exercise
- Marketing & Social Media
- Student Training & Development
Assistantships include enrollment in an academic program and involve a minimum of 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 with a Campus Recreation Leadership track. 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 2017.
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 at http://www.jmu.edu/grad/prospective/index.shtml.
Graduate Assistant for Adventure Programs: The Graduate Assistant for Adventure Programs will take on a leadership role in two of the five areas of concentration of the JMU Adventure Program (trips, education, workshops, indoor climbing wall, TEAM Ropes Course, and Adventure Equipment Center) and assist in remaining three areas as needed. Other responsibilities will include planning and execution of special events, supervision of employees, program risk management, leader training, and general program administration. Facility supervision and operational responsibilities for the 278,515 sq/ft University Recreation Center and satellite facilities is required.
Graduate Assistant for Fitness & Group Exercise 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.
Graduate Assistant for Marketing and Social Media: The Graduate Assistant for Marketing and Social Media will co-supervise the marketing student staff by overseeing the student marketing project assignments (assign, edit, set deadlines) and participates in interviews and evaluations. This GA will create and manage marketing content, including, but not limited to photography, videography, graphic design, and radio. This GA will monitor UREC Social Media on a regular basis and plan/implement several UREC social media campaigns each semester. This GA will coordinate the placement of external UREC advertisements and oversee the production of 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.
Graduate Assistant for Student Training and Development: The Graduate Assistant for Student Training and Development will take on a leadership role for the University Recreation (UREC) Student Employee Training and Development Program. Responsibilities include facilitating and executing student professional development through a series of student leadership workshops, planning and implementation of UREC department-wide student trainings, student leadership meetings, and general program administration. Facility supervision and operational responsibilities for the 278,515 sq/ft University Recreation Center, University Park, and satellite facilities are 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.