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Available Assistantships

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/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

The Coliseum

Contact Person: Cole Stratton

Phone Number: 678-839-5141

Email Address: sstratto@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description:

  • Responsible for managing, maintaining, and updating The Coliseum social media outlets
  • Create and capture quality content during events held at The Coliseum
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise the Guest Service Representatives team
  • Create and provide professional development opportunities for the Guest Services Representatives in conjunction with the Event Coordinator
  • Responsible for working with the Event Manager to publicize events using Facebook Events and web applications
  • Responsible for administering Guest Surveys at Coliseum Events
  • Create and publish weekly blogs and website content in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Administration
  • Assist in the creation of a weekly communication plan and of an event details sheet for events hosted at The Coliseum
  • Administrative duties as assigned
  • Operational duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • Currently pursuing a graduate degree at the University of West Georgia (Preference for MBA students)
  • Proven skills in communication and writing copy
  • Basic photography and Photoshop knowledge preferred
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends (aside from scheduled class time)

Semester Salary: $3,500 + Tuition Waiver

Hours Per Week: 20

Days & Hours Needed: Varying each week based on Event Schedule

Start Date: August 1, 2015

Additional Requirements: Please submit a copy of a resume and cover letter to sstratto@westga.edu.

Educational Technology and Foundations

Contact Person: MaryAnn Myers

Phone Number: 678-839-6558

Email Address: mmyers@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: Enter data for faculty, conduct research activities, cover supervisor's phone when necessary, and any other tasks with which faculty need assistance.

Qualifications: Must be computer literate, communicate and take instruction well, be willing to do a variety of tasks, and complete them in a timely manner.

Semester Salary: $3,000

Hours Per Week: 20

Days & Hours Needed: Will work with student's schedule

Additional Requirements: Provide resume, cover letter, and personal data sheet. 

Ingram Library - Circulation

Contact Person: Sarah Gourley

Phone Number: 678-839-6503

Email Address: sgourley@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 8

Position Description: These positions are responsible for providing customer service to library users, including checking materials in and out, providing information about library policies, assisting with equipment issues, etc. The Library is open 24/5, so be aware that assigned hours may be during an overnight shift.

Qualifications: Knowledge of Windows-based programs. Knowledge of Voyager system and Banner preferred.

Semester Salary: $3,750

Hours Per Week: 20

Days & Hours Needed: Varied hours from Sunday at 2:00 p.m. through Friday at 11:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (The Library is open 24/5)

Additional Requirements: Resume

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