Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Graduate Assistant: Outdoor Adventures and Assessment

The Department of Recreational Sports is seeking candidates enrolled in a full-time graduate program for the 2017-18 academic year at Loyola University Maryland to join our staff.  Graduate Assistant positions will assist in the oversight of 6 areas important in the success of our Department.       

A vital part of the student experience, the Department of Recreational Sports is built on programming excellence, a nationally recognized facility and a student development model that honors and educates the whole person.  Graduate Assistants are an integral part of the Recreational Sports team.  As a GA in our department, you can expect to learn and grow in a supportive environment; be treated with respect, fairness and honesty; and be well equipped for personal and professional challenges in your chosen career path.  

Transferable Skills 

Effective communication
Time management
Critical thinking
Problem solving
Ability to plan and organize
Enhanced diversity & inclusivity
Civic responsibility

Effective leadership
Change management
Employee supervision & development
Facility & Program management

Criteria for Success

Ability to develop student staff, including hiring, training, supervising and evaluation.
Ability to provide excellent customer service to all patrons and guests.
Ability to work closely with fellow team members and campus colleagues.
Demonstrates strong inter-personal and communication skills as well as attention to detail.
Ability to problem solve, manage multiple tasks and priorities and make an informed decision independently.
Reliability and flexibility related to work schedule.
Maintain a positive attitude for all patrons and Recreational Sports staff.
Positively promote Recreational Sports to peers and patrons and takes initiative to be involved throughout campus.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills and the ability to interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds

Areas of Focus 
  • Outdoor Adventures
    • Provide logistical support to the Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, Outdoor Adventures and Associate Director of Recreational Sports, Programs and Assessment that will include both office work as well as days in the field.
    • Assist with the supervision of 30 volunteer trip leaders and 25 paid student employees working with Outdoor Adventures.
    • Provide assistance with the marketing of all outdoor programming, including print materials, on campus and digital advertisement, and social media.
    • Participate in outdoor skills trainings with the opportunity to co-lead trainings depending on experience and skill level.
    • Represent the department at various orientations and information fairs.  
  • Assessment
    • Manage, initiate, and monitor departmental assessment.
    • Develop learning outcomes, evaluations, and assessments for various areas of the department.
    • Assist in the design and implementation of a department wide assessment model.
    • Assist in developing and implementing learning outcome and assessment workshops.
    • Assist in data analysis and presentation of assessment findings.
    • Represent the department at various orientations and information fairs.  
Hours & Wages 
  • $9,900 for 600 hours (300 hours per semester; approximately 20 hours per week)
  • Compensation can be given at 50% scholarship/50% stipend or 60% scholarship/40% stipend

Application:  Submit cover letter indicating at least two areas of interest and current resume including the names and phone numbers of no less than three references to: Jen Cusick, Outdoor Adventure Specialist, Loyola University Maryland, Fitness & Aquatic Center, 4900 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210 or via email at jacusick@loyola.edu

Graduate Assistant Employment Application