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Graduate Assistants

Hiring for Fall 2018


The Boston College Campus Recreation Graduate Assistant for Fitness will report to the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness. Their role will be to assist with the administration and coordination of all recreational sport fitness facilities and to oversee the personal trainers and fitness attendants.


  • Assist with the daily operations of the fitness area.
  • Schedule the following: fitness services such as assessments, exercise prescription, individual consultations, private training, and small group classes.
  • Assist with the supervision of the fitness area and the supervision and scheduling of fitness attendants and their associated payroll.
  • Assist with the personal training program, including the training and evaluation of all personal trainers.
  • Assist with recruiting, hiring and training new personal trainers.
  • Assist with creating and implementing safety procedures and guidelines to help keep participants safe when using the fitness area.
  • Assist with all departmental promotional programs, services and special events.
  • Adhere to daily office hours.
  • Assist the full-time staff in the presentation of various in-service programs.
  • Assist with the inventory and maintenance of the fitness area equipment.
  • Track and evaluate fitness area programs and fitness area usage patterns.
  • Prepare participation reports at the conclusion of each activity for use in a year-end report.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of new small group classes.
  • Assist with office coverage, appointment scheduling and answering phones.
  • Maintain up-to-date employee files for each member of the fitness student staff.
  • Provide a minimum of 5 hours per week of personal training and small group training combined. 


  • Graduate Assistant is expected to work 20 hours per week for each semester.
  • Graduate Assistant will attend the bi- weekly BC Rec staff meetings.
  • Graduate Assistant will co-direct the Campus Recreation Student Staff Advisory Board.
  • If at any time a Graduate Assistant cannot make a scheduled event or needs time off for personal reasons they are required to notify their direct supervisor.
  • Flexible schedule is required for early mornings, nights, and weekends.


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in a health-related field, such as Exercise Science or Kinesiology)
  • Must be accepted into one of the Graduate schools:
    • School of Arts and Science
    • Lynch School of Education
    • Carroll School of Management
    • Graduate School of Social Work
    • Connell School of Nursing
    • Woods School of Advancing Studies
    • For Acceptance requirements please visit /schools/gsas/admissions.html
  • Must be enrolled on a full-time basis (minimum 9 hours per semester) to receive graduate assistantship, stipend, and tuition waivers.
  • Must have one of the following personal training certifications: ACSM, NSCA, ACE, or NASM.
  • Past experience working in recreational sports preferred.
  • Availability for additional hourly summer employment (20 hours per week) is preferred.

Stipend and Tuition

  • $14,000 over an-8 month period for the fall and spring academic year
  • Full Tuition Waiver (Only 9 credit hours per semester - fall and spring semesters)
  • Appointment is renewable at Associate Director of Programming’s discretion
  • Travel allocation for professional development and certifications per approval
  • Hourly summer employment available

Please submit your resume to Hilary De Vries (Assistant Director, Fitness & Wellness) at