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Program Support and Rental GA

Assist with the day-to-day management of rental operations, and play a pivotal role with departmental operations and support.

Application acceptance is now closed for 2023.

Our Mission

WVU Campus Recreation serves the students, faculty/staff and community by supporting a culture of well-being. Our commitment to healthy living includes creating and promoting opportunities to be active.

Diversity and Inclusion

WVU Campus Recreation values diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create an environment in which we embrace, celebrate and empower the differences we share across the spectrum of human diversity.

Join us in our commitment to treat everyone with respect and kindness by challenging our community to engage in personal and collective reflection, development and action.

Job Description

The PSSRO Graduate Assistant (GA) is as 12-month position that assists in the management of critical Adventure WV Program Support Staff and Rental operations. The PSSRO GA works primarily out of the Outdoor Recreation Center (in the Student Recreation Center on Evansdale Campus), but will also assist in the operations of the downtown rental center (coming online Fall 2002).

Working at the direction of Adventure WV’s Program Support Specialist (PSS), the GA assists in training, scheduling, and supervising student program support and rental operation staff.

The GA follows AWV systems to prepare equipment and food for programs, manage check in/check out and cleaning processes, manage inventory, assist with vehicle and trailer fleet management, and repair equipment.

The GA also assists with rental operations, ensuring quality equipment, attentive customer service (personally and by student staff), proper procedures, and proper use of rental systems and software.

The GA is also considered part of Adventure WV’s professional trip leadership team and will assist in the leadership of workshops, seminars, and outdoor trips. Activity areas may include backpacking, canoeing, whitewater boating, bicycling, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, camping, hiking and service.

The GA will be asked to fulfill responsibilities associated with the Adventure WV program as needed, such as administrative support, class instruction, and expedition program leadership. Finally, the GA is part of the Adventure WV management team and is expected to attend periodic staff meetings and retreats, as their academic schedule allows.


  • Fall 2022-Spring 2023-Summer 2023

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Accepted and enrolled in a WVU graduate program (candidates may apply for the GA position pending acceptance at WVU)
  • Working knowledge of outdoor equipment
  • Experience in outdoor and/or experiential education
  • Experience in staff management
  • Excellent written verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of point-of-sale software
  • Excellent customer service
  • Ability to work with a budget and to track revenue and expenses
  • Ability to physically assist with the movement and maintenance of outdoor equipment
  • Ability to work independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in rental operations with emphasis on kayak, bicycle or backpacking-related sales or rentals
  • Experience in logistical systems management (food, equipment, vehicle)
  • Current CPR and a Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder Certification


A 12-month graduate assistantship at WVU includes a stipend totaling $19,000 per year and a full university tuition waiver. Please refer to Office of Graduate Education & Life for details of fees and college tuition that still apply. If not taking classes during the summer season, the GA may have the opportunity to work hourly full-time instead.


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