Graduate Assistant - Facility Operations

Location US-WV-Huntington
Job ID
# Positions
Graduate Assistants


CENTERS is a management company that specializes in campus recreation. We partner with universities to manage their departments, facilities, finances, and deliver exceptional customer service. Since 1998, Centers remains the first and only mission centric organization committed to student development and departmental excellence on behalf of its clients. Centers is currently operating campus recreation centers at ten universities/colleges within the United States.


The Graduate Assistant of Facility Operations is responsible for assisting in day to day operations and management of the 123,000 square foot Marshall Recreation Center. This position assists in managing all aspects of informal recreation, facility rentals, custodial operations, student staff oversight as well as equipment and facility maintenance.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist with day-to-day operations, training and scheduling of area part-time student staff
  • Assist in the management of the day-to-day operations of the Marshall Recreation Center
  • Coordinate locker maintenance and clean-outs with membership staff
  • Assist with ensuring successful completion of PM schedules as they relate to facility, fitness and custodial equipment
  • Conduct daily facility inspections of all informal and programming areas
  • Assist with all facility rentals, set ups and tear downs
  • Assist with executing preventative maintenance plan for all fitness and facility equipment
  • Instruct three PEL (Physical Activity) courses per each 8-week sessions

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Assist with bi-weekly payroll for part-time student staff
  • Ensure high standards of facility maintenance and cleanliness
  • Assist in forecasting and execution of the Annual Recreation Center Maintenance Shutdown
  • Maintain updates to operations staff manuals and training procedures
  • Attend and serve as an active member of various department committees
  • Assist with the annual budget to include preparation, forecasting and monitoring of expense and revenue as it relates to area of responsibility

Other Responsibilities:

  • Attend Graduate Assistant Training Week & Staff Retreat
  • Assist with annual All Staff Training
  • Attend all staff and committee meetings as assigned
  • Hold regular office hours each week
  • Evening/Weekend work responsibility as required


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in recreation, sport management or related field
  • Acceptance into the College of Graduate Studies at Marshall University
  • Leadership and supervisory abilities of undergraduate students and interns
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a professional team that collaborates effectively with colleagues
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Daxko Sprectrum software preferred
  • Strong written and verbal skills

Human Relations:

Internal contacts include staff at all levels. External contacts include external customers and vendors. Contact involves troubleshooting, informing, exchanging information, negotiating, making recommendations, and giving information or instructions.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Work Environment

  • Office environment/fitness center environment
  • Moderate to loud noise
  • Interact with large groups on a daily basis
  • Work within a non-smoking environment                         

Physical Demands

  • Sitting at desk or table for at least 50% of the work day
  • Standing or walking for at least 50% of the work day
  • Repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement (while operating computer equipment)
  • Occasional bending, stooping
  • Eye-hand coordination (keyboard typing)
  • Hearing and talking


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