Position Announcement

West Virginia University – Adventure West Virginia Program

Graduate Assistant – Orientation Trips

Job Description: The Adventure WV Orientation Trips (AWOE) Graduate Assistant (GA) will assist the Assistant Director and Program Coordinators in the management of various Adventure WV Orientation Trips. The Graduate Assistant works during the off-season (school year) managing various projects that contribute to successful summer programming and actively contributes to programming during the summer season. Off season projects include, but are not limited to: Fall orientation class teaching and grading, data compilation and analysis, service project coordination, and other areas of program support. Summer duties include, but are not limited to: leading multi-day training trips for student leaders, serving as an on-site coordinator for select programs, supervising leaders working in the field, emergency response, and logistics (food, equipment, transportation). In conjunction with AWOE responsibilities, the GA may be asked to fulfill responsibilities associated with the Adventure WV program as needed, such as administrative support or challenge course support. Finally, the GA is part of the Adventure WV management team, and is expected to attend and engage in periodic staff meetings and occasional full and multi-day staff retreats.

Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. Accepted and enrolled in a WVU graduate program. Experience in outdoor and experiential education. Experience in outdoor trip leadership, group facilitation, risk management, and staff supervision. Excellent communication skills. Graduate Assistants must possess CPR and a Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder Certification; preference will be given to candidates who already possess these certifications.

Compensation: A 12 month graduate assistantship with a stipend totaling $16,533 per year. In addition to the stipend, a full tuition waiver and health insurance are included. Additional fees apply.

Starting Date: August 4, 2016 (tentative). The Assistantship is a 2 year appointment ending mid-August, 2018 (exact date TBD pending WVU academic calendar).

Application Process: Submit cover letter, resume, and references to Attn: Marion McClure , Adventure WV Assistant Director, WVU Student Recreation Center, 2001 Rec. Center Dr, Morgantown, WV 26506 or via email marion.mcclure@mail.wvu.edu

Contact: Marion McClure, Adventure WV Assistant Director: 304-293-8503 or marion.mcclure@mail.wvu.edu