Detailed information on each position can be found below.
UNG Campus Recreation & Wellness provides programming on the Dahlonega, Cumming, Gainesville, and Oconee Campuses.
Our mission is to promote an inclusive UNG community that advances student development and the student experience by providing comprehensive recreational programming and facilities that provide leadership and service opportunities.
A comprehensive list of Graduate programs at the university of North Georgia can be found here: https://ung.edu/graduate-admissions/programs/index.php. All applicants must be able to meet the requirements of the Graduate program and Academic Department and must be successfully accepted to a UNG Graduate program before a formal offer can be made.
Positions include a full tuition waiver with stipend and are based on a 2 year, 12 month commitment. Stipend is $11,000/yr and is paid on an hourly wage basis. Students are responsible for all textbooks and fees associated with their respective graduate programs.
Fitness & Wellness-Dahlonega Campus
The position of Graduate Assistant, Fitness and Wellness for the Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness is under the direct supervision of the Associate Director, Wellness & Health Promotion on the Dahlonega campus. The Graduate Assistant plans, organizes, and administers fitness and wellness programs including, but not limited to group exercise classes, personal training, and health promotion/wellness related events.
Supervision of group exercise instructors and personal trainers to include hiring, training, scheduling and evaluation.
Supervise and coordinate the UNG CRW personal training program. This includes marketing the program, scheduling assessments and sessions for clients and trainers, managing payments.
Create, manage, and assess a comprehensive schedule of fitness and wellness programs to include the implementation of semester long group exercise schedules and special fitness/wellness events.
Promote and maintain a campus focus on well-being, utilizing the eight dimensions of wellness, by working in collaboration with the Peer Health Educators to provide quality programming to students on the UNG Dahlonega campus. Wellness programming includes, but is not limited to, alcohol and drug education, STD awareness, anxiety and stress management, sexual assault and domestic violence, physical fitness, nutrition and mental health awareness.
Seek out partnerships within the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to promote fitness and wellness initiatives and programs.
Must have knowledge of operations of a recreational sports department.
Demonstrated ability to multi-task; select, train, and supervise student employees.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Undergraduate experience in campus recreation
Experience working within a student recreation center and managing students.
Teaching experience and coordinating a group exercise schedule.
ACE,AFAA/NASM, and/or ACSM personal training and/or group exercise certification required
CPR & First Aid preferred
Experience working with small group trainings preferred
Any questions related to the Graduate Assistant, Fitness & Wellness position should be directed towards Meri-Leigh Smith; Associate Director, Wellness & Health Promotion at Meri-Leigh.Smith@ung.edu.
Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs-Oconee Campus
The position of the Graduate Assistant of Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs - Oconee is under the direct supervision of the Coordinator, Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs - Gainesville and under the guidance of the Director of Student Involvement - Oconee. The major responsibility of this position is coordinating the Intramural Sports Program on the Oconee campus, including organization, management, promotion, and possible expansion of the program. Other Intramural responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating student officials and student workers; coordinating the league registration process; collaborating and communicating with the Oconee County Parks and Rec Department; as well as any other duties as assigned. This position also works closely with the Office of Student Involvement to assist in programs and promotion of key events on the Oconee Campus throughout the year. This position will also be responsible for the upkeep of Oconee’s video gaming systems and their respective catalog of games.
Coordinate the Intramural Sports and Sport Club Program, including organization, administration, and promotion
Facilitate the hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating of student officials and student workers
Assist with Student Involvement programs and promotions (fall carnival, game day, weeks of welcome, etc.)
Assist with other Rec Sports programs, such as fitness, outdoor pursuits, and All-Campus Tournaments
Supervise and attend all intramural and student involvement events as required, as well as attend student involvement meetings
Participate with divisional projects such as orientation and open house
Oversee the active participation of sanctioned conduct volunteers at recreational and student involvement programs or events; Assist in providing supervision for the Bishop Student Wellness Hall and management of video gaming systems and games.
Must have strong communication and leadership skills; motivation; enthusiasm and attention to detail.
Undergraduate experience in Intramural Sports and /or Sport Clubs
Experience in Intramural Sports and/or Sport Club organization and administration; officiating experience and knowledge of sports rules
CPR & First Aid preferred
Any questions related to the Graduate Assistant, Intramural Sports and Sport Club position should be directed towards Tyler Hobby Coordinator, Intramural Sports & Sport Clubs at Tyler.Hobby@ung.edu.
About University of North Georgia
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.