Fall 2017

Below is a list of available assistantships for the Fall 2017 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.

Annual Giving Phonathon Supervisor

Contact: Thomas Mills

Phone: 678-839-5261 or 678-839-4117

Email Address: tmills@westga.edu or ahansell@westga.edu 

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: This position is responsible for assisting the Senior Director of Annual Giving in developing, managing, and implementing a successful Annual Fund student-calling program (phonathon). Primary duties of this position include: 

  • Supervising, scheduling, and motivating a team of 12 student callers
  • Organizing, interpreting, and analyzing data using spreadsheets
  • Drafting and preparing written materials to be used within the Phonathon program and to be distributed to alumni
  • Updating and maintaining accurate alumni records using Raisor’s Edge software tools
  • Direct the connection and passion for UWG through telephone to encourage alumni and friends to maintain their relationships through giving

Qualifications

  • Strong computer skills including effective internet searching, comfort with Microsoft Word, and the ability to learn to use specialized computer programs
  • Comfort creating pivot tables and custom filters in Excel
  • Supervisory / Management experience preferred
  • Ability to efficiently and accurately work under minimal supervision
  • Call center experience preferred, but not necessary

Semester Salary: $3,000

Hours Per Week: 20

Days and Hours Needed: Monday - Thursday, 4:45pm - 9pm, and Sunday 1pm-4pm

Start Date: July 31, 2016

Additional Requirements: Include cover letter and resume.  

 

Athletics/Academic Support

Contact: Emily Hall

Phone: 678-839-5367

Email Address: ehall@westga.edu  

Number of Available Positions: 3

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 University West Georgia graduate program. Able to commit to working for at least a 1 - 2 year commitment. 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, student calendars/priority lists etc.  Communicate any concerns or potential problems with academic coordinator.  Assist with maintaining academic records.  Monitor student-athlete academic progress through Student Success Collaborative (formerly Grades First).  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, and Sport Management are preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Power Point, 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 and 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: $500

Hours Per Week: 20

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

Start Date: August 1, 2017

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

 

Athletics - Softball

Contact: Al Thomas 

Phone: 706-506-6217

Email Address: althomas@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: Assist the head softball coach and the assistant coach in all areas of coaching an NCAA Division II intercollegiate softball program. Could include but not limited to:

  • Daily coaching at games and practices
  • Assist strength coach for weight training and conditioning practices
  • Recruiting, scheduling, and practice/game management
  • Scouting opponents
  • Academic supervision of student-athletes
  • Monitoring of social media sites for student-athletes
  • Video analysis
  • Public relations/community service,
  • Fund-raising
  • Camp organization/coordination and any other organizational and administrative duties as assigned by head coach
  • Must provide support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well-being of the student-athletes.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of and commitment to NCAA compliance and follow all NCAA conference and UWG rules and regulations. Must provide support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well-being of the student-athletes.
  • Must have applied and been accepted to a graduate degree program for the Fall 2017 term and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and Valid Driver’s License
  • Collegiate/Professional playing experience and advanced knowledge of the game
  • Passion for the sport and an understanding that this position will prepare this individual for a career in coaching.

Semester Salary: $1,000

Hours Per Week: 20

Start Date: TBD

Days and Hours Needed: TBD

Additional Requirements: Please respond with resume, cover letter, and any references to althomas@westga.edu

 

College of Education- Fusion Center

Contact: Jessica Wilson

Phone: 678-839-6057

Email Address: jwilson@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1-2

Position Description

  • Provide exceptional customer service with a professional demeanor to all persons coming into the Fusion Center.
  • Provide administrative assistance for the Fusion Center and its’ various programs.
  • Assist the Fusion Center Director with research for programs and help organize all communications with whom the Fusion Center supports.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Drive.
  • Excellent communication skills, Dependable, Self-starter.
  • English, Business, Education, and related majors preferred.
  • Ability to life 25lbs..

Semester Salary: $3,000

Hours Per Week: 20

Start Date: August 9, 2017

Days and Hours Needed: Hours will be discussed in interview. 

Additional Requirements: Please send resume and Fall 2017 schedule to jwilson@westga.edu

 

College of Education - Mursion (TeachLivE)

Contact: Jessica Wilson

Phone: 678-839-6057

Email Address: jwilson@westga.edu

Number of Positions Available: 1-3

Position Description

  • Assist faculty, students, and in service teachers schedule time and manage sessions using the Mursion simulator.
  • Facilitation of sessions is a main responsibility in this position which includes troubleshooting equipment, preparing the space for faculty and students, and working with Mursion to ensure a successful session.
  • Other Duties will include, but are not limited to:
    • coordinate and manage email-based communication with participants
    • work with Mursion and UWG technical staff
    • oversee scheduling calendar
    • ensure all software is up-to-date
    • coordinate lesson plan submission and retrieval between UWG and Mursion
    • manage social media presence
    • create and manage digital repository for lessons and after-action review

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Google Calendar and Drive, Skype, and MS Office.
  • Excellent communication skills, Dependable, Organized, Self- Starter.
  • IT, Education, Business, English, and related majors preferred.
  • Ability to life 25lbs.

Semester Salary: $3,000

Hours Per Week: 20

Start Date: August 9, 2017

Days and Hours Needed: Hours are specific to session needs, can vary Sunday-Saturday. Hours will be discussed in interview. 

Additional Requirements: Please send resume and schedule for Fall 2017 to jwilson@westga.edu.

 

College of Education - UTeach

Contact: Jessica Wilson

Phone: 678-839-6057

Email Address: jwilson@westga.edu

Number of Positions Available: 1-2

Position Description

  • Provide exceptional customer service with a professional demeanor to all persons coming into the Fusion Center.
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff with materials inventory for the UTeach Program.
  • Provide classroom support to faculty to aid in assisting students in lesson needs.
  • Ensure classrooms are organized and presentable after classes.
  • Input information in various databases that house information regarding UTeach Program.
  • Manage email-based communication with students and faculty.
  • Manage social media presence through Facebook and website information. 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills, Dependable, Follows Directions.
  • Preference will be given to students majoring in Math or Science disciplines.
  • Ability to life 25lbs.

Semester Salary: $3,000

Hours Per Week: 20

Start Date: August 9, 2017

Days and Hours Needed: Monday-Friday and hours are specific to class needs. Will be discussed in interview. 

Additional Requirements: Please send resume and schedule for Fall 2017 to jwilson@westga.edu.

  

Volunteer Programs Graduate Assistant

Contact: Tyler Hill

Phone: 678-839-6526

Email Address: ahill@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description

  • Develop and coordinate innovative Give Back Days volunteer opportunities
  • Assist in planning and implementation of The Big Event, Alternative Spring Break trips, and other volunteer programs.
  • Assist with involvement programs such as Community Involvement Fairs, CSI Open House, Volunteer Programs and UWG 1101 presentations.
  • Research and suggest volunteer opportunities based on aspirant and peer institutions.
  • Assist with the Volunteer Programs portal on OrgSync.
  • Assist with OrgSync trainings on tracking service hours.
  • Publicize and market volunteer and community service events to students using social media; OrgSync, flyers, emails, word of mouth, etc.
  • Be an integral member of the Center for Student Involvement by attending divisional and department staff meetings, following all University policies and procedures, and assisting with departmental programs and activities as well as other office functions as needed, including front desk coverage.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and requested.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Possess good problem solving, time management, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision to complete responsibilities on time.
  • Provide excellent customer service and exhibit strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction.
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic and high level of integrity.
  • Desire to learn and contribute to the Center for Student Involvement.

Semester Salary: $4000 with tuition waiver each semester

Hours Per Week: 20

Start Date: TBD

Days and Hours Needed: Between 8:00am-5:00pm, some evening and weekend hours possible.

Additional Requirements

  • Include resume and cover letter

 

ITS Customer Support Graduate Assistant

Contact: Tya Miller

Phone: 678-839-6012

Email Address: tmiller@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description:

  • Supervision of Student Assistants
  • Overseeing computer labs or SITS operations
  • Creating and maintaining schedules
  • Assisting in various ITS projects
  • Maintaining the overall working order of the labs
  • Train new student assistants in operating procedures and policies
  • Assist with completing and maintaining inventory of technology related equipment
  • Monitor procedures and performance of Student Assistants

Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • GPA: Above 3.0

Semester Salary: $3,000

Hours Per Week: 20

Start Date: August 9, 2017

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

Additional Requirements

  • Resume

 

Mathematics Graduate Assistant- NSF Grant

Contact: Dr. Christopher C. Jett

Phone: 678-839-4130

Email Address: cjett@westga.edu 

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: This GRA Position is supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) Award #1553379. The grant is entitled: CAREER: Broadening Participation in STEM: A Qualitative Analysis of African American Male STEM Majors’ Mathematical Experiences and Career Decisions. As such, the GRA will:

  • Research/synthesize scholarship regarding African American male STEM students.
  • Develop a robust understanding of qualitative research methodology.
  • Transcribe research interviews. • Assist with managing qualitative data in NVivo software.
  • Complete other research tasks associated with the goals of this NSF project.

Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrate cultural competence.
  • Possess solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Display proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • Manage GRA responsibilities with academic coursework.
  • Exhibit professionalism

Semester Salary: $4,500

Hours Per Week: 20

Days and Hours Needed:  To Be Determined

Start Date: August 9, 2017

Additional Requirements: Interested applicants are required to complete the GRA Application on the Graduate Studies Website and send their application materials via email:

  • Please submit an updated resume.
  • Please submit a cover letter outlining why you would be a good fit for this particular GRA position.

 

School of Nursing

Contact: Dianne West

Email Address: diannew@westga.edu

Number of Positions Available: 1

Position Description

  • Pre-professional Graduate Assistantship (GA)
  • 75% - Conduct literature searches (faculty research and scholarly projects,  interacting with faculty, managing multiple deadlines)
  • 25% - Perform miscellaneous administrative assignments and projects  (faculty and staff support, managing multiple deadlines)

Qualifications:

  • Formal Education Required: A Bachelors Degree (preferred experience in literature search)
  • Candidates must have experience in using Google Docs (creating and sharing documents online, managing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and surveys)
  • Candidates must have experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Candidates must have excellent writing skills (online communication, interaction with faculty and staff, proper formatting of documents)

Semester Salary: $,3000 Fall/ $2,800 Spring

Hours Per Week: 20

Start Date: Fall Semester 2017

Days and Hours Needed: Monday - Friday

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

 

Spring 2018

Below is a list of available assistantships for the Spring 2018 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.

No postings are currently active.