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.

 

Athletics/Academic Support

Contact: Emily Hall

Phone: 678-839-5367

Email Address: ehall@westga.edu  

Number of Available Positions: 2

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 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.

Qualifications

  • 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:

 

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. 

Qualifications

  • 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:

 

 

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.