Loyola University Maryland

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Recreation & Wellness: Aquatics & Operations - Graduate Assistantship


Recreation & Wellness — A vital part of the student experience, the Department of Recreation and Wellness is built on programming excellence, a nationally recognized facility and a student development model that honors and educates the whole person.  The Summer Internship is an integral part of the Recreation and Wellness team.  As a Summer Intern 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.  



Graduate Assistant — Aquatics & Operations

Hours and Wages
  • $13,000 for 620 hours (310 hours per semester; approximately 20 hours per week)
  • Compensation can be given at 50% scholarship/50% stipend or 60% scholarship/40% stipend
  • 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


  • Act as primary communication between professional staff and Building Supervisors, Operations Assistants and Welcome Desk Staff. Respond to work specific emails accordingly.  
  • Check WhentoWork, the department student employee scheduling software, daily to ensure weekly schedule is correct while maintaining staff communication. 
  • Check shift reports from previous day and weekend communicating with the professional staff in areas of need.
  • Maintain building up-keep of the 115,000 Fitness and Aquatic Center. Oversee daily routines such as cleaning routes, daily maintenance, facility towels, spray bottles and laundry.
  • Create and assist in Building Supervisor, Fitness Attendant and Welcome Desk schedules, meeting agendas, training materials and certifications.
  • Create, maintain and distribute weekly Building Supervisor update emails and operational calendar.
  • Assist the department with work tickets, facility reservations and facility scheduling. 
  • Maintain daily budget for revenue generation and submit daily revenue reports to the University.
  • Assist the Director of Recreation and Wellness in research and creation of assessment documents related to recruitment, retention and belongingness.
  • Assist professional staff in creating the Fall 2020 multi-day student employee staff training.
  • Serve as Building Supervisor on duty in various times while working as the Summer Intern
  • GAs will be required to complete several two three-hour shifts as a Building Supervisor each week (These hours will contribute to their 20 hour requirement).
Transferable Skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Enhanced diversity and inclusivity
  • Civic responsibility
  • Effective leadership
  • Budgeting
  • Scheduling
  • Change management
  • Employee supervision and development
  • Facility and program management
Contact Information

For more information and to apply, contact Jay Venit, Assistant Director of Operations and Aquatics.


Graduate Assistant Employment Application