• 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

    • Intramural 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 current January winners.

    February Employee of the Month: Johnathon McKenzie

    Johnathon McKenzie serves as the Marketing Photographer for University Recreation.

    Garrett is always focused on others and often goes out of his way to make sure other people feel included and cared for. His presence in the Campus Center is nearly constant and he has relationships across the department, which helps hold UREC together. This month specifically, Garrett heavily assisted, planned and executed a first-time West Georgia Outdoors event: The Dyno Bouldering Competition.

     Garrett McGuire- February 2020 Employee of the Month

    Area MVPs

    Facilities MVP: Sarah Davis

    Comp. Sports MVP: David Cunningham

    Marketing MVP: Drew Sherrill

    Fitwell MVP: Samone Grant

    Building Manager MVP: Shandrea Moore

    WGO MVP: Garrett McGuire

    Events MVP: David Friedl

    Currently Hiring

      We are currently hiring in events, facilities, and marketing. Click the hyperlinked job titles below to apply:

    Applications are due April 9, 2020

    For events questions, contact Chris Ell at cell@westga.edu. For facilities questions, contact Taylor Brandt at rec-tbrandt1@westga.edu. For marketing questions, contact Lauren Adams at laurena@westga.edu.

    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

    Do you have questions about working for UREC?

    Tune in on our social media as Taylor Brandt, our Facilities grad assistant will be doing a live q&a sessions. Times and dates are below.

    • Instagram Live Q&A will be Friday, April 3, from 4-6 p.m.
    • Twitter Live Q&A will be Saturday, April 4, from 4-6 p.m.

    For more information, contact urec@westga.edu.

  • 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.