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Available Assistantships

Summer 2016

Below is a list of available assistantships for the Summer 2016 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 2016

Below is a list of available assistantships for the Fall 2016 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: 678-839-5367

Email Address: ehall@westga.edu

Position Title: Graduate Assistant

Number of Available Positions: 3 (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017)

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

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 diverse communities
  • Ability to prioritize your workload
  • Ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines
  • Capable of working unsupervised as part of a team
  • Professionalism is a must

Semester Salary: Tuition waiver only 

Hours Per Week: 20

Start Date: August 1, 2016

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

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

The Coliseum - Event Services

Contact Person: Cole Stratton

Phone: 678-839-5105

Email Address: sstratto@westga.edu

Position Title: Graduate Assistant of Event Services

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: 

  • Assist with the management of The Coliseum’s social media accounts, webpage and print publications to assist in the promotion of all events taking place in The Coliseum
  • Assist with the Recruitment, hiring, training, and supervising the Guest Service Representative position
  • Assist with the management of The Coliseum master calendar, including scheduling events,managing event documentation, and checking calendar for accuracy
  • Assist with the generation client estimates, assist in drafting Facility Use Agreements, collect required documents from clients as needed, and create and send invoices after events
  • Assist in the oversight of the Guest Service Representative and Office Supply budget
  • Assist with the administration and collect data from The Coliseum Customer Service and Event Manager Surveys
  • Assist with on-site event management as needed
  • Provide leadership and oversight to The Coliseum operations staff as needed
  • Issue recommendations to The Coliseum policies and procedures in the areas of safety, security, booking procedures, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in social media applications such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Basic Understanding of:
    • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat
    • Google Docs and Sheets
  • Must be accepted into a UWG Graduate Program
  • Must be and remain in good standing with UWG

Semester Salary: $3,500

Hours Per Week: 20

Start Date: August 1, 2016

Days & Hours Needed: Varies - applicants must be willing to work weekends and some nights (will not be required to miss class)

Additional Requirements: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Cole Stratton at sstratto@westga.edu.

The Coliseum - Event Operations

Contact Person: Jeremy Sheffield

Phone: 678-839-5105

Email Address: jsheffie@westga.edu

Position Title: Graduate Assistant of Event Operations

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description:

  • Assist with the supervision of the operations staff during events, setups, and breakdowns
  • Assist with the management of the recruitment, hiring, and training process for all student positions and volunteers at The Coliseum, including but not limited to marketing the opportunities through campus channels, performing department wide recruitment and orientation sessions, and handling new hire paperwork
  • Assist with daily inspections of facility and submits necessary work orders for problem areas
  • Assist with inventory management of all operations supplies and equipment
  • Conducts per semester evaluations of operations student staff
  • Serve as manager on duty for large events

Qualifications:

  • Must be accepted into a UWG Graduate Program
  • Must be and remain in good standing with UWG

Semester Salary: $3,500

Hours Per Week: 20

Start Date: August 1, 2016

Days & Hours Needed: Varies - applicants must be willing to work weekends and some nights (will not be required to miss class)

Additional Requirements: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jeremy Sheffield at jsheffie@westga.edu.

Health Services - Patient Advocate

Contact: Jill Hendricks & Corey Hindman

Phone: 678-839-6452

Email Address: jillhend@westga.edu & chindman@westga.edu

Position Title: Patient Advocate Graduate Assistant

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: Health Services is seeking a Patient Advocate Graduate Assistant. Patient Advocacy incorporates aspects of counseling, case management, academic advisement, crisis intervention, medication management, social work, and victim’s advocacy to serve students in need. You will work with medical and mental health professionals (both on and off-campus), student affairs professionals (including the Office of Student Conduct, Financial Aid, Housing & Residence Life, and many more), Academic Affairs, Law Enforcement (both on-campus and potentially off-campus), university administrators from various divisions, UWG faculty, and occasionally the families of students.

The Patient Advocate Graduate Assistant will be responsible for the following tasks:

• Assist with the retrieval, review, and verification of pertinent records for students seeking a hardship withdrawal, financial aid appeal, Housing & Residence Life contract appeal, or exception from any other administrative policy*
• Contact faculty and staff (as directed by medical providers) regarding students with medically required absences
• Collaborate with students in developing adequate plans to address self-care and stress management*
• Assist the Patient Advocates with referrals for psychological, medical, and legal resources both on and off campus*
• Participate in multi-department collaboration and committees related to student affairs
• Provide psycho-educational programs for students, faculty, and staff*
• Assist with intervention and assessment for students in crisis*
• Assist with assessments for mental health conditions*
• Perform outreach and welfare checks for students identified as “at-risk”
• Assist as needed with tasks related to Patient Advocacy

*These tasks will be supervised by Patient Advocates Jill Hendricks, Ed.S., LPC and/or Corey Hindman, M.Ed., under the supervision of Director of Health Services, Dr. Leslie Cottrell

Qualifications: 

The preferred candidate should:
• be a graduate student in Professional Counseling or Psychology
• be in good standing with the university
• be post practicum
• have completed coursework in psychopathology & assessment (required) as well as human growth and development, career counseling, & substance abuse counseling (preferred)
• be able to pass a criminal and student conduct background check
• have strong written and verbal communication skills
• have well-established attending skills
• be familiar with psychotropic medication or willing to learn about psychotropic medication

Semester Salary: $3,200

Hours Per Week: 20

Start Date: August 8, 2016

Days & Hours Needed: The Graduate Assistant can expect to work 20 hours a week (M-F between the hours of 7:30am-6:00pm). Hours can vary from day to day as long as the GA works 20 hours a week with a consistent schedule.

Additional Requirements: Applicants should include a resume with references and a copy of their academic transcript (unofficial copies are accepted) so that completed coursework can be reviewed during interviews.