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.

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: January 3, 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

 

Educational Technology and Foundations- College of Education

Contact: Dr. Melissa P. Johnston

Phone: 678-839-6060

Email Address: mjohnsto@westga.edu 

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: This position is for a Graduate Assistant on a grant funded project.

  • Project management skills are necessary.
  • GA will be responsible for working with Project Investigators (PIs) in:
    • Responding to emails
    • Monitoring and collecting applications from potential participants
    • Record keeping (Dropbox, Google Sheets)
    • Coordinating travel arrangements for participants
    • Weekly updates to PIs
    • Organizing workshops, etc.
  • The ideal candidate will be very organized and detail oriented.
  • Will be responsible for maintaining the grant project website, so some technical skills are required. 

Qualifications: 

  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Comfortable with technology

Semester Salary: $2,500

Hours Per Week: 19

Days and Hours Needed: Flexible

Start Date: January 8, 2018

Additional Requirements: Letter of Interest

 

Educational Technology and Foundations - College of Education (2)

Contact: Melissa Wynn

Phone: 678-839-6558

Email Address: mwynn@westga.edu  

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: This pre-professional graduate assistantship will support the efforts of the Educational Technology and Foundations department. The responsibilities include:

  • Assisting faculty with research projects
  • Supporting a faculty member with journal editing responsibilities
  • Assisting departmental assistants with various tasks, such as filing and answering phones in their absence.
  • There will also be some supporting of students and visitors, such as giving directions and explaining processes.  

Qualifications: 

  • Earned a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Have applied for and been accepted to a graduate degree program of study at UWG.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a graduate program of study.
  • Have maintained a 3.0 GPA in previous and current graduate course work.
  • Meet the requirements to be eligible for employment in the US.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products is preferred. 

Semester Salary: $3,000

Hours Per Week: 19

Days and Hours Needed: Typical hours are 8am - 1pm Monday -Wednesday, and 8am - 12pm on Thursday, however we will work around a course schedule.

Start Date: January 3, 2017

Additional Requirements: Resume, Cover Letter

 

Educational Technology and Foundations - College of Education (3)

Contact: Dr. Tom Peterson

Phone: 678-839-6128

Email Address: tpeters@westga.edu 

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: 

  • Present at conferences, in the community, and to other local businesses, and potential stakeholders about the SPARK Program.
  • Leads and supervises the research team in the facilitation of the potential impact of the SPARK Program with participating youth and the community (Ex: collecting,transcribing, and analyzing the collected data).
  • Submit at least one paper to a journal and/or a conference.
  • Assist the Program Director with the writing of papers to help explicate SPARK Program, philosophy, and research.
  • Lead the Strategic Planning Team in completing a SWOT Analysis of SPARK

Qualifications: 

  • Full-time graduate student in MA or doctoral programs in psychology or education.
  • Have experience in working with challenging students.

Semester Salary: $3,000

Hours Per Week: 19

Days and Hours Needed: Flexible

Start Date: January 2, 2018

Additional Requirements: N/A

 

ITS Customer Support

Contact: Tya Miller

Phone: 678-839-6012

Email Address: tmiller@westga.edu 

Number of Available Positions: 2

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 SA

Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of excel, and word
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • GPA: Above 3.0

Semester Salary: $3,000

Hours Per Week: 20

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

Start Date: January 4, 2018

Additional Requirements: 

  • Include Resume

 

Leadership, Research, and School Improvement Teaching Assistant

Contact: Dr. Andy Nixon

Phone: 678-839-6172

Email Address: anixon@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 3

Position Description: Work closely with assigned professor of record by:

  • Serving as discussion leaders for online graduate classes,
  • Providing instructional support and tutoring as needed to online students,
  • Assisting with grading papers and offering feedback to online students,
  • Responding to student emails,
  • Weekly communication and interaction with the instructor of record,
  • Assist the instructor of record in other instructional/teaching tasks.

Qualifications: 

  • Earned a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Have applied for and been accepted to a graduate degree program of study at UWG.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a graduate program of study.
  • Have maintained a 3.2 GPA in previous and current graduate course work.
  • Meet the requirements to be eligible for employment in the US.
  • Experienced in online teaching and learning formats.
  • Applicant should be a College of Education student. 

Semester Salary: $2,400

Hours Per Week: 19

Days and Hours Needed: Flexible

Start Date: January 3, 2018

Additional Requirements: Apply via email and include: 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

 

Special Collections- Ingram Library

Contact: Shanee Murrain

Phone: 678-839-5455

Email Address: special@westga.edu 

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: 

  • Arrange and describe archival collections (65%)​
  • Prepare inventories and finding aids of archival collections (10%) ​
  • Re-house materials as necessary (7%)​
  • Retrieve and reshelve record storage boxes (3%)​
  • Research archival subjects pertaining to collections in processing (5%)​
  • Search complex printed and online bibliographic tools in support of adding materials to Special Collections (2%)​
  • Potential to assist in teaching, exhibit creation, and events (6%) ​
  • Work may include digitization and creation of metadata (2%)

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 3.6 GPA (REQUIRED)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to climb stepladders
  • Ability to be productive while working independently
  • Ability to respect privacy, security, and careful handling protocols

Semester Salary: $1,200

Hours Per Week: 15

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

Start Date: January 3, 2018

Additional Requirements: 

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Unofficial transcript

 

University Writing Center

Contact: Duane Theobald

Phone: 678-839-5312

Email Address: dtheobal@westga.edu 

Number of Available Positions: 2

Position Description: As a vital campus resource here at UWG, the University Writing Center (UWC) exists to provide assistance to students (both undergraduate & graduate) on any writing assignment. This position will require qualified candidates to serve as a graduate tutor and provide writing assistance through the form of one-on-one tutorials. Said tutorials most often come in the form of papers/essays from academic classes, but tutors should be expected to also provide feedback and commentary on other college-level writing—including but not limited to graduate program entrance essays, scholarship essays, creative writing pieces, etc. Other smaller administrative duties may be required per the discretion of the Coordinator of the University Writing Center.

Qualifications: 

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, strong writing skills, strong interpersonal skills & ability to work with students in a one-on-one capacity
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in English or related field, strong writing skills, strong interpersonal skills & ability to work with students in a one-on-one capacity, previous tutoring experience is a plus.

Semester Salary: $2,500

Hours Per Week: 13

Days and Hours Needed: Hours will be based on the availability of the candidate & the UWC’s needs. Additionally, hours will be crafted into a weekly schedule that will be consistent throughout the semester. 

Start Date: January 16, 2018

Additional Requirements: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample (ideally something submitted in an Academic Class)

 

USG eCampus

Contact: Katie Shoemake

Phone: 678-839-4785

Email Address: gshoemak@westga.edu 

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description:  The graduate assistant hired will assist the eCampus Engagement, Analytics, Assessments, and Testing team. The position will primarily be responsible for help with Assessment work including:

  • Creating Qualtrics surveys
  • Survey testing
  • Creation of routine reports

As time allows the graduate assistant would also be able to assist in our other areas including:

  • Student support and outreach
  • End of term data collection
  • Documenting help requests in footprints

Qualifications:  

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Familiarity with Qualtrics preferred
  • Preferred Major – Business or Social Sciences

Semester Salary: $3,500

Hours Per Week: 19

Days and Hours Needed: Hours are flexible depending on your course schedule but will fall within the normal Monday-Friday, 8-5 workweek 

Start Date: January 8, 2018

Additional Requirements: 

  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 3 references