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


  • 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.


  • 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 Administration Graduate Assistant

Contact: Matthew Clay

Phone: 678-839-1877

Email Address: mclay@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: The Graduate Assistant will assist with:

  • Office related tasks associated with athletic ticketing, game day operations (reserved parking, hospitality areas, booster travel, etc..).
  • Lettermen’s Club (processing orders, ordering benefits, social media posts, coordinating events, etc..).
  • Graduate Assistant will also assist with data entry and formatting documents, and other duties as assigned.
  • This position is customer facing for the department at work and at after-hours events.
  • This position must engender trust and confidence of donors and others, maintaining confidentiality at all times and be congenial, professional and effective when meeting with staff, faculty, visitors and donors.
  • Must be able to lift a min. 30lbs.
  • Some weekend and evening work required during football and basketball competitions.


  • Experience with Microsoft Suite of products, Google products and Facebook required.
  • This person must have good oral and written communication, social skills, and possess effective time management and organizational skills.  

Semester Salary: $1,500

Hours Per Week: 20

Days and Hours Needed: Monday-Friday (4 hours per day) - some weekend work required during football and basketball seasons.

Start Date: August 9, 2017

Additional Requirements:


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.


  • 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


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


  • 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


Information Technology Services Student Computer Labs Graduate Assistant

Contact: Ben Aye-Addo

Phone: 678-839-4910

Email Address: bayeaddo@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 2

Position Description

1. Manage the campus wide Student Computer Labs (75%). Specific duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Developing and maintaining Student Assistants (SA’s) schedule of coverage for labs during the semester. (25%)
  • Supervision of SA's who work in the labs  (25%): 
    • Monitor procedures and performance of SA’s as they work in the labs and instruct SA’s about proper procedures as necessary. Report and situation from a lab that requires disciplinary action to Coordinator of Labs (COL) for action, if necessary.
    • Coordinate with SA’s to cover any absences during their scheduled work times. Review of SA’s time cards to verify hours worked.
    • Train and provide orientation to new SA’s and returning SA’s in operations procedures and policies for working in the labs.
    • Send out necessary items of communication to SA’s when necessary. (Check e-mail & listserv frequently).
    • Assist the Coordinator of Labs in making hiring decisions for new SA’s as needed. (COL will make final decision on hiring and firing SA’s).
    • Complete performance evaluations for each SA at the end of each semester and review with each SA.
  • Maintaining the overall working order of the labs. (25%)
    • Continuously review equipment and software used in the lab and classes for familiarity of use in order to be able to train SA’s and assist users in the lab.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve basic problems in the lab (printing problems, cables, etc.). If not able to correct the problem, report the problem to the COL. If the COL is not available, report problems to the Helpdesk (ext. 6587).
    • Monitor and replenish any other necessary supplies as needed.
    • Monitor student usage of the lab and recommend changes in hours of operation, equipment, etc.
  • Other Duties as Assigned (25%)
  • Assist the Manager, User Services (Academic) of ITS. Under the direction of the Manager, User Services (Academic), the GRA will:
    • Coordinate and provide reports of events work noting across all labs on weekly basis.
    • Assist the COL with maintaining inventory of equipment in the Labs and ITS work area related to the labs.
    • Develop and implement GRA’s developmental interest pertaining to the work. 


  • Full time Graduate student status with the minimum required courses taken and as listed in the General Institutional requirements.
  • Depending on the situation, MIS or Computer Science Majors may be preferred, or students with a strong background in IT. 

Semester Salary: $3,000

Hours Per Week: 20

Days and Hours Needed: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Start Date: August 9, 2017

Additional Requirements:


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.


  • 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)


  • 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.