Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Graduate Assistant: Special Events and Operations

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
  •  Budgeting
  •  Scheduling
  •  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
  • Special Events
    • Develop, manage and assist in marketing all Department of Recreational Sports special events.
    • Serve as department liaison with campus groups and departments in co-sponsoring special events.
    • Coordination of special events including planning, communication, logistics and implementation.
    • Train, supervise and schedule department student employees for supervision and management of special events.  
  •  Operations
    • Assist with daily operations of a comprehensive recreation program including the fitness center, equipment room and fitness programming.  
    • Assist in managing the Operations Assistant student employee staff including: recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation.  
    • Provide oversite of equipment inventory, routine maintenance and repairs of fitness areas.  
    • 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: Andy Black, Associate Director of Recreational Sports, Loyola University Maryland, Fitness & Aquatic Center, 4900 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210 or via email at ablack1@loyola.edu 

Graduate Assistant Employment Application