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Graduate assistantships in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management are available to graduate students in the College Student Affairs Program.  The assistantship stipend is $800 per month, plus a waiver of tuition; some assistantships in Housing & Residence Life also include an on-campus apartment. Students are responsible for mandatory fees (approximately $1000 per semester for full-time students). 

Selected applicants will be invited to campus to interview for the Graduate Program and the Graduate Assistantships. There is not a separate application process for applying to graduate assistantships. Students who are fully admitted to the program are guaranteed an assistantship at UWG.


Examples of Graduate Assistantships in Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

Admissions  www.westga.edu/admiss/
Act as the On-Campus Outreach Programs Coordinator for the office of undergraduate admissions.  Responsibilities include: coordinating the campus visit program and assisting with group tours, managing online mediums for outreach and communication to perspective students, and supervising special on-campus projects and programs designed to connect students with UWG. Candidates will also have the opportunity to be exposed to and participate in all areas of the admissions operation to understand it from both an administrative perspective and a recruitment perspective.

Career Services careerweb.westga.edu/  Works with Career Development initiatives.

Center for Student Involvement  www.westga.edu/csi/ - Social Media
Coordinate Social Media for department (Wolfie Twitter and Facebook Page), develop marketing for CSI programs and Best Weeks Ever programs.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion  http://www.westga.edu/diversity/ 
The primary responsibility of the Graduate Research Assistant for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is to assist in the planning, implementation, and assessment of CDI events and programming (i.e. paraphernalia development, logistics, etc.) with the CDI Program Coordinator. Since the GRA will be a student from the Master’s in College Student Affairs program, this opportunity will allow them to utilize the theories learned, develop analytical thinking skills, and cultivate management proficiencies.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion (African American Male Initiative)  http://www.westga.edu/diversity/  
The Center for Diversity & Inclusion has a position for a Graduate Research Assistant for FY14 with the African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) Program. Duties include working under the Coordinator of AAMI program at UWG to enhance the effectiveness of AAMI initiatives. Duties include research into strategies that increase effectiveness of retention programs for African-American males, hands on activities related to students formerly or currently involved in AAMI programs such as the AAMI Learning Community, Black Men Encouraging Success Today (BEST) and Black Men with Initiative (BMWI) through telephone, e-mail, and personal contacts including, facilitating evening study hall sessions. The GRA is required to attend scheduled evening programs on a fairly regular basis as well as assisting with the planning and implementation of new AAMI initiatives.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion (Multicultural Achievement Program) http://www.westga.edu/diversity/
The Multicultural Achievement Program Graduate Assistant’s primary duty is to assist the Coordinator of the Multicultural Achievement Program with the development, management and coordination of various leadership and academic enrichment and support programs for minority students. The GA will work directly with:

Center for Student Involvement  www.westga.edu/csi/ - Greek Life 
Assist in advisement of 1 of 3 Social Greek Governing Councils (CPC/NPC, NPHC, IFC) and assist with corresponding records management and reports; assist in advisement of one Greek Life honorary/program organization (Rho Lambda, Order of Omega, Gamma Sigma Alpha); assist with major Greek Life functions including recruitment and educational programming/ Greek Week/Greek Council; attend CSI Staff meetings/Division meetings; assist as needed with CSI programs/activities/operations; attend weekly one-on-one meetings with Assistant Director for Greek Life; coordinate development and publication of “The Laurel”; assist with on-site program management.

Center for Student Involvement www.westga.edu/csi/ - Leadership Programs
Coordinate Basic and Advanced Leadership To Go Programs; Advise Leading UWG (Student Organizations); Assist in planning and implementation of Lead Weekend, Attend CSI Staff meetings/Division meetings; Assist as needed with CSI programs/activities/operations; attend weekly one-on-one meetings with the Director of the Center for Student Involvement .

Enrollment Services
Assist students and parents in the Enrollment Services Center, a new office designed to improve customer service for students with financial aid and registration issues; provide direct customer service and troubleshooting; coordinate the Peer Financial Team program; coordinate programs with other offices that address at-risk financial aid recipients; assist the Retention Progression Graduation coordinator to provide information to students and advisors about student progress towards their degree.

EXCEL Center for Academic Success www.westga.edu/excel/ -Multicultural Achievement Program
Assist the Coordinator of the Multicultural Achievement Program with the development, management and coordination of various leadership and academic enrichment and support programs for minority students. The GA will work directly with the Latino Cultural Society student organization, MAP Mentoring and Latino Mentoring Programs, and academic support programming for minority students.

EXCEL Center for Academic Success www.westga.edu/excel/ -Learning and Tutoring Programs Assist the Coordinator for Learning and Tutoring Programs with the development, management, and coordination of various learning and tutoring programs. The GA will work directly with the Supplemental Instruction Program and  the Peer Tutoring Program.

Financial Aid www.westga.edu/finaid/ Assist the Director of Financial Aid in various projects including assisting with the Common Data Set, assisting in data gathering for student budgets; preparing student budgets; organizing and providing staff training modules; developing forms; and reworking the Financial Aid Website based on student and parental input. This position would assist the Financial Aid office and Enrollment Services Center in providing financial aid presentations as needed and would be involved in New Student Orientation.

First Year Experience westga.edu/orientation/ -Orientation The Graduate Assistantship for Orientation will offer the experience of planning and implementing a university-wide Orientation program. Duties will include but are not limited to: working with the Coordinator of Orientation to plan all 2012 Orientation sessions, attending logistical and academic planning meetings, reserving facilities for Orientation programs, assisting with Orientation Leader selection and training, assisting with the management of a 40-person staff and participating in team building fun! This position will include time spent working in the First Year Experience office and will require a one-year commitment including summer months.

Housing & Residence Life www.westga.edu/reslife/ - Resident Director
Lives in and manages a residence hall; creates developmental opportunities for students; supervises, develops, and evaluates 5-9 Resident Assistants; assists with the selection, training, and recognition of student staff; coordinates the implementation of needs-based programming; provides proactive educational interventions to minimize behavioral issues; advises hall council; advises and refers students on matters of personal, social, and academic concerns; mediates student conflicts; documents student policy violations; adjudicates disciplinary violations; carries out crisis response plans as necessary. Significant evening and weekend work is required. (3 Positions)

Housing & Residence Life www.westga.edu/reslife/ - Marketing and Communication
Assist in the planning and marketing of Housing and Residence Life special events and initiatives. Experiences will include attending planning meetings and coordinating programs such as Move in Day 2012, Spring Sync,Battle of the Dorms, Room Sign Up, and sustainability initiatives etc. This includes development of publications, materials for the website, etc.

Housing & Residence Life www.westga.edu/reslife/ - GA for Student Conduct
Adjudicates disciplinary violations and follows up on sanction completion; maintains record of community service activities for sanctions; coordinates discipline assessment projects and reports; advises the Student Judicial Commission; reports student issues through appropriate channels in a timely manner.

Housing & Residence Life www.westga.edu/reslife/ -GA for Retention, Progression, & Graduation Initiatives Develops, implements, and assesses new and existing residential academic programming. This is a live-off position.

University Recreation www.westga.edu/campus/ -Fitness Assist with supervision and marketing of UREC's fitness and wellness programs, including Group Exercise, Personal Training, Fitness Events and Biggest Loser.

University Recreation www.westga.edu/campus/ -Wellness Proactively lead the development, implementation, evaluation, and administration of comprehensive UREC Wellness program.

University Recreation www.westga.edu/campus/ -Marketing & Special Events Assist with development, implementation, and supervision of promotional efforts and special events for University Recreation.