Qualifications: Acceptance into the University of West Georgia Graduate School in pursuit of a Master’s Degree in related field. Recommended programs include College Student Affairs, Sport Management, and Public Administration. A full list of graduate school admissions deadlines can be found here: https://www.westga.edu/academics/gradstudies/admissions-deadlines.php
Application Procedure: All qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references, GPA, and GRE scores to the contact indicated for the positions below. Preference will be given to applications received by March 1st 2021.
Competitive Sports The Graduate Assistant will assist the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports with the management, planning, and administration of the Recreational (Intramural) Sports and Club Sports program. The primary focus will be the recruitment, training, scheduling, and evaluation of student employees including officials, supervisors, program assistants, and esport office assistants. Other duties include league/tournament programming, budget planning, and policy/procedure development. Additional responsibilities include marketing, promotion, and assessment of programs as well as serving on departmental committees.
Qualifications: Experience in officiating Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Indoor Soccer, Volleyball, and Softball is preferred. Experience in Club Sport management, adaptive/inclusive programming, as well as esport/virtual programming is also preferred.
Fitness and Wellness The Graduate Assistant will assist the Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness in the overall organization and administration of a comprehensive fitness and wellness program with an emphasis in Group Fitness, Personal Training, Small Group Training, and Wellness Programs. Additional responsibilities include opportunities for experience and collaboration with Marketing, Facilities, Competitive Sports, and Outdoors as well as serving on departmental committees. This position requires a flexible schedule including non-traditional work hours and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Experience with instruction and education of best practices in fitness programming; possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; admission into a UWG graduate program; possess a national personal training certification and/or group fitness certification from an NCCA accredited organization; excellent verbal and written communication; ability to collaboratively work with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Operations and Student Development The Graduate Assistant will assist the Assistant Director of Facilities and Events in the overall organization and administration of comprehensive leadership development and training. This position will work in collaboration with the department and graduate assistants and will serve as the direct supervisor for 13+ building managers responsible for the safety and security of the Campus Center. This position requires a flexible schedule including non-traditional work hours, ability to assist with campus wide and Campus Center events, and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Collegiate recreation experience; motivated, enthusiastic, and attentive to detail; current CPR/First Aid/AED certification.
Event Operations The Event Operations Graduate Assistant will be responsible for managing the day to day event operations of University Recreation within the Campus Center. This will include facility reservations, operating supplies, payroll and management of student staff to include First Aid and CPR/AED training. The Event Operations Graduate Assistant is expected to assist with special events held within the Campus Center as well as mandatory University events such as move-in day, graduation, orientation, convocation, etc. This position requires a flexible schedule including non-traditional work hours and other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Physical Education, or other related field; strong communication and customer service skills; ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Notes: Assistantships are 9.5 month appointments with a stipend of $7,600 in addition to full tuition provided with the option to continue work from May-July. Additional funds are allotted each year for professional development opportunities. The anticipated start date is August 2021.
About University of West Georgia
At the University of West Georgia, we're in the business of transforming lives and changing perspectives. From success in the classroom and chosen career fields to success on the athletic field and the total college experience, UWG has more than 1100 full-time faculty and staff members dedicated to helping you succeed. Nearly 13,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees enroll at UWG each year. Students enjoy a complete college life experience on the Carrollton campus, including residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics competitions and opportunities to get involved in more than 150 student organizations.Named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best Southeastern Colleges and one of America’s Best Value Colleges, the University of West Georgia provides exceptional academic quality. Its 93 programs of study include 50 at the bachelor’s level, 31 at the master’s and specialist levels, four at the doctoral level and 8 at the certificate level. Online courses are available for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking flexibility in time and location.UWG is home to the state's first Honors College, complete with an honors curriculum. The university's Adva...nced Academy of Georgia is one of only about 12 U.S. programs that allow gifted high-school-age students to earn concurrent high school and college credit while living on campus in a full-time residential program.
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