Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Recreation & Wellness: Business Operations & Student Development - 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 — Business Operations & Student Development

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 RecWell staff
  • Positively promote The Department of Recreation and Wellness 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

Business Operations

  • Assist with daily business operations such as the deposit
  • Represent the department at various orientations and information fairs 
  • Assist with the maintaining of a comprehensive recreation program including the fitness center, equipment issue and fitness programming
  • Provide oversight of equipment inventory, routine maintenance and repairs of fitness areas.  
  • Assist with student employee applications, interviews, hiring process, training, supervision and evaluation of Operations Assistant student staff
  • Assist with and have working knowledge of Fusion software and assist with training students to use Fusion software 

Student Development

  • Assist in managing the Operations Assistant student staff including: recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation  
  • Assist the Department in developing and overseeing student all-staff training and development, including all-staff training, celebrations, social functions, recognition, service and community outreach
  • Manage the department student staff hiring process.
  • Manage the Student Employee of the Month and Student Employee of the Year programs
  • Represent the department at various orientations and information fairs  
  • 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)


  • Assist with and have working knowledge of daily business operations including welcome desk and member services functions, payroll, student supervision and training 
  • Assist with student employee applications, interviews, hiring process, training, supervision and evaluation of welcome desk and member services staff.
  • In cooperation with marketing graduate assistant, create, print and post all departmental hours of operation, member correspondence and marketing relative to daily business operations.
  • Assist with and have working knowledge of CSI software and assist with implementation of Fusion software
  • Check WhentoWork, the department student employee scheduling software, daily to ensure weekly schedule is correct while maintaining staff communication.
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