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Available Assistantships

Summer 2015

Below is a list of available assistantships for the Summer 2015 semester, which includes: the number of available positions, contact person for the department, job duties and qualifications. If you are interested in applying for one of the positions, you should contact the person listed under that department's posting. The postings are updated frequently.

Please send your application to the department you are applying to.

Fall 2015

Below is a list of available assistantships for the Fall 2015 semester, which includes: the number of available positions, contact person for the department, job duties and qualifications. If you are interested in applying for one of the positions, you should contact the person listed under that department's posting. The postings are updated frequently.

Please send your application to the department you are applying to.

Athletics/Academic Support

Contact Person: Emily Hall

Phone Number: 678-839-5367

Email Address: ehall@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: The graduate assistant hired will assist the Athletics Academic Coordinator with all student athlete academic needs. A successful candidate will:

  • Be admitted to a UWG Graduate program
  • Able to commit working for at least 1-2 years
  • Be able to work nights, days, and weekends
  • Work one-on-one with student athletes who are having academic issues
  • Supervise athletic study tables
  • Provide administrative support in preparation of documents and mailings to students, routine correspondence, and other areas required
  • Update and maintain notebooks of the following information for the advisor: student-tutor evaluation forms, grade reports, etc. 
  • Communicate any concerns or potential problems with academic advisor
  • Assist with maintaining academic records
  • Monitor student-athlete academic progress through GradesFirst
  • Assist Athletic Academic Coordinator with Student Athlete Affairs Life Skill program
  • Candidate is responsible for knowing and implementing both University and NCAA rules and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned to accomplish organizational objectives

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Math, English, Education, Speech Pathology, Psychology, Counseling, or Sport Management is preferred
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Readiness to help with a variety of programs and tasks
  • Well-organized, self-starter, and self-motivated
  • Willingness to collaborate with staff and other GAs and interns
  • Comfortable in diverse settings and communities
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • Ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines
  • Capable of working unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Professionalism is a must

Semester Salary: Tuition waiver only

Hours Per Week: 20

Days & Hours Needed: Monday-Friday, some weekends, mornings, afternoons, and evenings

Additional Requirements: Submit cover letter, resume, unofficial college transcript, and three references with contact information for each to Ms. Emily Hall at ehall@westga.edu

Athletics/UWG Athletic Foundation

Contact Person: Matthew Clay

Phone Number: 678-839-1877

Email Address: mclay@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: The Graduate Assistant will assist the Executive Director of the UWG Athletic Foundation with fundraising efforts and event execution for the UWG Athletic Program. The GA will assist with tracking donors, posting contributions, assist with reserved parking & game-day hospitality and fulfilling donor benefits. The GA will also assist with processing and mailing acknowledgment letters. Other duties as assigned. Some weekend and evening work required.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree in Business with a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, & Excel (creating formulas)
  • Knowledge of social media applications (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Google Docs

Semester Salary: $3,000 + Semester Tuition Waiver

Hours Per Week: 20

Days & Hours Needed: Typically 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri. (could modify if needed). Some evening and weekend work required, typically during games and events.

Start Date: August 24, 2015

Additional Requirements: Email application, resume, and cover letter to mclay@westga.edu

Doctorate in School Improvement (College of Education)

Contact Person: Margaret Parrish

Phone Number: 678-839-6062

Email Address: parrishm@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description:

  • Setting up and maintaining files
  • Inventory of marketing materials
  • Maintaining alumni database
  • Assist with new student orientation
  • Other general office duties as assigned to accomplish organizational objectives
Qualifications:
  • Admission to a UWG Graduate program
  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Proficient use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of social media applications (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Professionalism is a must
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • Well-organized, self-starter/motivated
  • Readiness to assist with a variety of tasks

Semester Salary: $3,000 + Semester Tuition Waiver

Hours Per Week: 15-20

Days & Hours Needed: Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8-5. Exact schedule to be negotiated. 

Start Date: August 24, 2015

Additional Requirements: Please provide resume, letter of interest, contact information for 3 references, and an unofficial transcript.

Ingram Library - Special Collections

Phone Number: 678-839-5455

Email Address: special@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 2

Position Description:

  • Arrange and describe archival collections
  • Prepare inventories and finding aids of archival collections
  • Re-house materials as necessary
  • Retrieve and re-shelve record storage boxes
  • Research archival subjects pertaining to collections in processing
  • Search complex printed and online bibliographic tools in support of adding materials to Special Collections
  • Work may include digitization and creation of metadata

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3.6 GPA (required)
  • Excellent and oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and climb stepladders
  • Ability to be productive while working independently
  • Ability to respect privacy, security, and careful handling protocols

Semester Salary: $3,000

Hours Per Week: 15

Days & Hours Needed: Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8-5. Exact schedule to be negotiated.

Additional Requirements: 

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Unofficial transcript

School of Nursing

Contact Person: Dianne West

Email Address: diannew@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 3

Position Description: Assist School of Nursing faculty with research activities and other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Will consider majors in Social Sciences, Business, Humanities, and College of Education

Semester Salary: $3,000 

Hours Per Week: 20

Days & Hours Needed: Monday through Friday (20 hours per week)

Additional Requirements: Applications should be emailed to diannew@westga.edu