Adventure WV employs six graduate assistants (GA) to work alongside professional staff toward AWV initiatives, including guided trips, gear rental, 5-6 day first-year trips, challenge course and team-building programs, canopy tours, international abroad trips, leadership development courses, and more. Adventure WV graduate assistants serve in a professional capacity, working with specific programmatic areas on a 12-month schedule to assist in administration, training, programming, staff management, and other logistical support. Projects and responsibilities vary seasonally and by position.
AWV Graduate Assistants are hired on a rolling basis depending on availability of the position. See below for current opening announcements and full position descriptions for each assistantship. For general questions and inquiry, contact Tricia at [email protected]
Undergraduate Degree & Relevant Experience
Current WFR Certification
About Adventure WV
Adventure WV began as a small Outdoor Orientation Program for incoming WVU first-year students. We have since expanded our offerings to include an Outdoor Recreation Center, Climbing Wall, Outdoor Education Center, Challenge Course, Zip Canopy Tour, International Study Abroad Programs, Leadership Training opportunities, and many other Outdoor and Experiential Education programs.
Our initial vision to provide wilderness-based college orientation programs for first-year students has developed in to a more comprehensive charge of developing adventure education programming for students of all levels, supporting adjustment to college life, retention, and career success by assisting student development in self knowledge, team work, and leadership skills.