Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Graduate Assistant Vacancy

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
  • Student Development
    • Assist the Department in developing and overseeing student all-staff training and development, including all-staff training, Real World Connections, celebrations, social functions, recognition, service and community outreach.
    • Serve as the co-chair of the Student Leadership Team
    • Manage the department student all-staff hiring process including coordinating information sessions, interview schedules, on-boarding process and collaboration with Human Resources.
  • Marketing
    • Manage and execute all department requests for marketing including: print materials, digital signage, website updates, and social media 
    • Oversight and administration of the department’s social media presence (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
    • Design clear and engaging graphic communications for print and digital marketing utilizing Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).  
    • 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: Annie Marshall, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, Loyola University Maryland, Fitness & Aquatic Center, 4900 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210 or via email at aemarshall@loyola.edu.

Graduate Assistant Employment Application