Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Recreation & Wellness: Fitness & Wellness - 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.  Graduate Assistants are an integral part of the RecWell 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. 



Graduate Assistant — Fitness and Wellness

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


  • Assist in the development of campus-wide Wellness Programming and evaluations.
  • Serve as co-chair for Fitness and Wellness Committees (ex. Exercise is Medicine) with campus partners and departments. 
  • Assist in tracking data and informational research for wellness programming and classes. 
  • Create, manage and oversee the departments wellness initiative website. 
  • Help find and create relationships with community and campus partners who could provide resources pertaining to our Wellness Wheel. 
  • Represent the department at various orientations and information fairs.


  • Assist with hiring, training, supervising and evaluating Fitness Attendant employees. 
  • Manage and execute staff requests and information including: GroupMe, Fusion and Sitecore.
  • Oversight and administration of cleaning assignments, equipment maintenance and job duties.
  • Assist with Fusion check out numbers and statistics.
  • Assist with member questions, spotting and overall functioning of the Fitness Center.
  • Check WhentoWork, the department student employee scheduling software, daily to ensure weekly schedule is correct while maintaining staff communication.
  • 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