Graduate Assistant for Recreational Services

Graduate Assistants act as helpers to their departments, students or professors in a research or administrative capacity. Their primary responsibilities include assisting with various administrative tasks, organizing campus events and conducting various research task.

For students intending to get an MBA:

GA positions require a two year commitment to the College. GA’s cannot complete the MBA program in less than two calendar years.

You must first apply and be accepted into the MBA program in order to be selected for a Graduate Assistant position.

You must receive a GA position before being enrolled in any MBA courses; once you have been enrolled in any MBA courses you are no longer eligible to receive a GA position.

Lastly, individuals must remain in good-standing in the graduate program in order to continue in the GA position.

Position Summary

The Graduate Assistant for Recreational Services is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operation of the Murphy Recreation Center, Intramural Sports and Events. The GA is required to abide by the rules and regulations established by Benedictine College, the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart), and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Benedictine College is a member of the NAIA. Benedictine College welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

Essential Functions

  • Checking the operational status of equipment in the recreation center weight room area
  • Helping maintain the equipment located in the multi-purpose rooms, front desk check-out area, items on the turf, and all intramural equipment
  • Inventory of all equipment and assisting in purchasing and placing new equipment orders as well as equipment maintenance
  • Employee training regarding the operation and guidelines of the recreation center and the intramural program
  • Intramural event observations and personnel evaluations
  • All communication with intramural team captains, and participants
  • Playing surface/field prep
  • Set-up coordination of special events in the Murphy Recreation Center, Ralph Nolan Gymnasium and Haverty Gymnasium
  • Visible, fully integrated member of the College community
  • Responsible for complying with the rules and regulations of the NAIA as it relates to the sports information department
  • Assisting with setup and staffing for all athletic home events
  • Represent Benedictine College and the department in a professional manner
  • Responsible for being a proponent of the NAIA Champions of Character Program

Position Qualifications

Competency Statement(s)

  • Commitment to the overall development of the student-athlete and the mission of the College
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Outstanding work ethic
  • Knowledge of and commitment to NAIA rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of sport specific skills and technique
  • Outstanding skills in oral and written communication
  • Good organizational ability and computer competency


  • Bachelor's Degree

Academic Requirement(s)

Must be fully admitted in a Master’s Degree program at Benedictine College


Strong preference for competitive track & field experience, either participating and/or coaching


  • Full tuition waiver (books and fees not included) with completion and approval of Tuition Benefit Form each semester.


Apply to this Position

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Benedictine College welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds.