• Student Employment

    University Recreation is one of the largest employers of students on campus. We continue to seek students who are enthusiastic and dedicated, and exemplify professionalism, responsibility and initiative. UREC student employees benefit from an engaging and supportive work environment, where students can gain professional experiences and vital career development skills regardless of their career path.

    Current UREC Student Positions

    • Recreational Sports:  Officials, Program Assistants, IM Sports Manager
    • Fitness and Wellness:  Fitness Specialist, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Program Assistant, Lead Supervisor
    • Facility Operations:  Facility Assistant, Facility Technician, Facility Supervisor, Building Manager
    • Marketing:  Marketing Assistant, Graphic Designer, Videographer, Photographer
    • Events:  Reservation Assistant, Event Assistant, Event Supervisor, Lead Supervisor
    • West Georgia Outdoors:  WGO Assistant (Climbing Wall and WGO Rental Center), WGO Supervisor and Trip Leader, WGO Manager and Trip Leader

    Employee of the Month

    University Recreation (UREC) is extremely proud of all of its student employees and the continuous hard work and dedication they put forth to making UREC better each day.  Each month, all areas select an Area MVP. Out of this group of MVP's, the Employee of the Month is selected. Below are the April winners.

    UREC Employee of the Summer: Vicki Poythress

    Vicki has dedicated countless hours to improving FitWell programs, and her diligent work did not go unnoticed. She played a major role in the preparation of fitness programs for the coming semester as well as served as a virtual group fitness instructor. Vicki, we appreciate your commitment to the team!

    Vicki Poythress Headshot

    Area MVPs

    Building Manager MVP: Anthony Dawkins

    Comp Sports MVP: Did not have summer employees

    Events MVP: Bree Payne

    Facilities MVP: Ethan Holder

    Marketing: Nia Elcock

    WGO MVP: Did not have summer employees

    Currently Hiring

    Click the job title below for direct link to job application. Applications will open August 1, 2020 and will close on August 24, 2020.

    Job Benefits

    • Networking opportunities
    • Management experience
    • On-the-job training
    • Flexible hours
    • On-campus job
    • Transferable skills
    • Opportunity for advancement/raises

    Preferred Skills

    • Collaborative
    • Willingness to learn
    • Hard working
    • Responsible
    • Problem Solver

    Recruitment Information Sessions

    Join UREC staff for a virtual panel discussion/Q&A to learn all you need to know about working for UREC. Both sessions will cover the same information. Click on the session date for the Google Meet link.

    Area Instagram Takeovers

    • Marketing Videographer | August 17 from 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    • Facility Assistant | August 17 from 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Fitness Specialist | August 19 from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
    • Events Assistant | August 19 from 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Graduate Assistantships

    Graduate Assistants

    University Recreation at the University of West Georgia awards graduate assistantships in Competitive Sports, Event Operations, Facility Operations, Operations & Student Development, Fitness and Wellness, and Outdoor Recreation designed to provide practical experience and develop exceptional leaders in their field.

     UREC graduate assistants for the fall 19 through spring 20 school year

    Currently Hiring:

    Assistantships are 9.5 month appointments with a stipend of $7,600 in addition to full tuition provided with the option to continue work from May - July. Additional funds are allotted each year for professional development opportunities.

    Offers are contingent upon acceptance into a graduate program at UWG. Application information and deadlines for the graduate programs may be found on the UWG Graduate School website.

    Anticipated start date:  Aug. 3, 2020

    Graduate Assistant positions for the 2020-2021 school year:

    More comprehensive information about these graduate assistants can be found in our Grad Assistant Packet PDF

    For more information, contact urec@westga.edu or 678-839-5500.

  • Full-time Professional Staff

    Professional Staff

    University Recreation at the University of West Georgia is comprised of 11 full-time professional staff including a Director, Associate Director of Operations, Associate Director of Programs, Assistant Director of Facilities and Events, Assistant Director of Competitive Sports, Assistant Director of Fitness & Wellness, Assistant Director of Outdoor Education, Business Operations Coordinator, Marketing and Promotions Coordinator,  Facilities Coordinator, and an Events Coordinator.

    Currently Hiring

    For more information, contact urec@westga.edu or 678-839-5500.