Graduate Professional Assistant of Well-Being

Fairfax, VA
$26,400 compensation package
Nov 30, 2022
May 21, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Graduate Professional Assistant of Well-Being Open to George Mason University graduate students enrolled for the 2023-2024 academic yearGeorge Mason University's Division of University Life is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, team-centered, and forward-thinking individual for the role of Graduate Assistant of Well-Being in Mason Recreation. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department:Mason Recreation is a dynamic organization that includes a strong team consisting of 24 full-time professionals and over 400 student staff members. We support multiple programs including The EDGE: Team Development and Experiential Learning challenge course located on Mason's Sci Tech Campus, Outdoor Adventures, Fitness, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, Aquatics, and Well-Being. Our Fairfax campus facilities include the Recreation and Athletic Complex (RAC) (125,000 square feet), the Aquatics and Fitness Center (AFC) (91,000 square feet), Skyline Fitness Center (11,000 square feet), four Fields (natural grass and turf), Tennis Courts, and nature trails.Remuneration:The Graduate Professional Assistant position will consist of a $26,400 compensation package that includes a stipend payment of $16,800. The remaining compensation will be applied towards tuition, evenly distributed between the Fall and Spring semesters. The position will be from August 10, 2023 to May 9, 2024. Responsibilities:Assist with campus-wide well-being programming, to include furthering the connections between diversity and inclusion initiatives;Assist in developing a calendar of well-being programs, activities, and initiatives for each semester in collaboration with various campus offices and departments and Mason Recreation staff;Work collaboratively with Recreation Assistant Director for Marketing and other offices to market and promote well-being programming and initiatives;Assist in updating and maintaining a collaborative file of well-being resources involving contributions from multiple departments and offices;Assist with Mason Recreation departmental events, committees, and initiatives as assigned;Assist with programming execution and workshop facilitation;Assist with staff development through trainings, and meeting facilitation;Assist with assessment and reporting on the progress of Mason Recreation Well-Being, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives;Collaborate with various departments on well-being related projects and programming;Assist in advising wage staff on program planning to establish well-being components and strategies;Assist in mentorship and training of undergraduate student interns as they learn well-being fundamentals in a college environment;Serve on related committees to encourage campus well-being;Able to work some evening and weekend hours as required; andOther duties as assigned.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree required from an accredited college or university. Preference will be given to candidates specializing in Health, Higher Education, Physical Education, Recreation, Kinesiology, or other related field;Students must be admitted to a graduate degree program at George Mason University;Graduate Assistants must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA;This position requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week, and is eligible for renewal upon mutual agreement;Must be able to become CPR/ First Aid/ AED certified within 6 weeks of employment;Must have a positive outlook and be reliable, responsible, self-motivated, confident, sincere, flexible, dedicated, and considerate;Strong verbal and written communication skills, including competency in Microsoft Office and other software programs;Must take initiative and utilize critical thinking skills in order to coordinate programs, initiatives, and consider multiple issues, needs, possibilities, etc.;Must have an ability to maintain effective working relations with others from diverse backgrounds;Must have the willingness and skill to co-facilitate small group workshops;Must exhibit exceptional professionalism and a strong work ethic;Must be available and accessible for the time commitment involved;Knowledge of a variety of topics and practices related to Recreation, Well-Being, and Diversity and Inclusion;Ability to work independently, follow-up on assignments, and take initiative on projects;Demonstrated ability to assist students on the continuum of holistic health and well-being;Must have a background in programming;Must have strong organizational skills; andMust work well within a team.

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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