Graduate Assistant of Recreational Sports, Outdoor Pursuits

Dahlonega, GA
Jan 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Graduate Assistant of Recreational Sports, Outdoor Pursuits

Benefits Eligible: No

Campus Location: Dahlonega

General Summary: University of North Georgia is accepting application for a Graduate Assistant in the Recreational Sports department. The position is under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Recreational Sports on the Dahlonega campus. The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the development of creative outdoor recreation and education and special event programming among Adventure Trip/Event, Climbing Wall, Equipment Rental, and Pine Valley Ropes Course operations. This position will require working a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekend work. This is an hourly paid position plus a tuition waiver.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Graduate Assistant will:
  • Assist in coordinating the development, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive Outdoor Pursuits Program.
  • Aid in the recruiting, hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of student staff for all program areas.
  • Assist in coordinating and executing staff development opportunities, such as classroom clinics or experiential trainings as needed.
  • Supervise Outdoor Pursuits Adventure Trips and Events, Climbing Wall events, Pine Valley Ropes Course events, etc.
  • Assist in designing and implementing Trip Leader Training Program.
  • Aid in the marketing and outreach for all program areas.
  • Aid in the administrative assistance with payroll, staff scheduling, budget management, and purchasing.
  • Assist in the evaluation, development and implementation of program policies and procedures.
  • Assist in university-wide events, such as Orientation and Outdoor Orientation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Experience in outdoor recreation and education development
  • Good organization skills and attention to details
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and the community at large
  • Ability to demonstrate motivation and enthusiasm

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Undergraduate experience in outdoor recreation and education; experience in experiential education
  • CPR/AED & First Aid preferred; Wilderness First Responder preferred

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.


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