• 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.

    January Employee of the Month: Johnathon McKenzie

    Johnathon McKenzie serves as the Marketing Photographer for University Recreation.

    We really appreciated Johnathon coming in at All-Staff and taking all the student employees' headshots. Johnathon can be seen not only within UREC, but also around on campus either working out, running on campus, and/or sharing his craft with other students across UWG. Johnathon's peers described him as someone who's always willing to help out. His level of teamwork, dedication, awareness of personal wellness, and professionalism helped with choosing Johnathon as our January Employee of the Month. Johnathon's easy going personality and smile makes him a welcoming face to anyone that encounters him and we are thankful to have Johnathon as a part of the UREC family!

    Headshot of Johnathon McKenzie, UREC January Employee of the Month 2020

    Area MVPs

    Facilities MVP: Kaylyn Buchanan

    Comp. Sports MVP: Nick Rideaux

    Marketing MVP: Johnathon McKenzie

    Fitwell MVP: Lexi Close

    Building Manager MVP: Bailey Jacobsen

    WGO MVP: Max Allred

    Events MVP: Cyrus Addison

    Currently Hiring

      We are currently not hiring at this time but will be hiring mid-to-late semester Spring 2020. Stay tuned on our Facebook (@urecuwg), Twitter (@URecUWG), and Instagram (@urecuwg) for hiring announcements.

    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

    Come learn about all the opportunities and what you need to know to apply and work for UREC at one of our two recruitment sessions. Please bring a resume and cover letter as some areas may host first-round interviews on the spot.

        We will be hiring mid-to-late spring 2020. Be on the lookout for our recruitment information sessions coming soon.

    For questions, please email urec@westga.edu or call 678-839-5500.

  • 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:

    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.