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.

African-American Male Initiative Program (AAMI) - Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Contact: Ms. Cheryl Thomas Hill

Phone: 678-839-5941

Email: cthill@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

Summary of Position: The African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) is an academic support program for African-American male students. The mission of AAMI is to increase retention, progression, and graduate rates for these students. AAMI promotes academic, vocational, and personal/social success of students primarily through its first-year programs. The graduate assistant for African American Male Initiative (AAMI) plays an integral role by assisting the AAMI program coordinator with managing, planning and implementing program initiatives. The AAMI program coordinator supervises this position.

Position Description

·         Research strategies that increase effectiveness of retention programs for African-American males

·         Plan and coordinate activities for students participating in the AAMI First-Year Program (AAMI-FYP).

·         Assist with one-on-one consultations with AAMI-FYP participants at least twice each semester.

·         Co-supervise and assist in performance evaluations for AAMI peer mentors and tutors.

·         Assist with AAMI Peer Mentor Training.

·         Provide clerical support by answering phones/making calls; sending email and other written correspondence on behalf of AAMI; social media updates.

·         Assist AAMI Coordinator in coordinating and planning volunteer/service learning opportunities and educational/social programming for students.

·         Attend scheduled evening programs, such as AAMI study hall, AAMI Lecture Series, and CDI events.

·         Assist as needed with CDI activities, including The Journey newsletter, presentations, and programming events.

Qualifications:

·         Desire to learn and contribute to CDI mission and goals.

·         Professional attitude and pleasant demeanor

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher

·         Knowledge and use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

·         Ability to meet and collaborate with on- and off-campus partners; conducting outreach

·         Reliable, dependable, and self-motivated with ability to work with little supervision

·         Excellent verbal/written communication skills, including strong presentation skills

·         Excellent time management and organization skills; ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments

·         Provide excellent customer service and show strong attention to detail

·         Ability to forecast and contemplate next steps/processes

·         Have an appreciation for diversity and experience working with diverse groups

Semester Salary: $3,600

Hours Per Week: 20

Days & Hours Needed: To Be Determined (Evening hours required)

Start Date: August 1, 2017 (tentative)

Additional Requirements

·         Current Resume

·         Cover Letter

·         Two Letters of Recommendation (One from Supervisor, One from Faculty)

No hard copies of the application, please. Interested applicants are required to send the application and their current resume’ and cover letter as an email attachment to Ms. Cheryl Thomas Hill, Coordinator, AAMI Program (cthill@westga.edu).  Interviews will not be arranged prior to receiving application documents. Applicants with a complete application packet on file with Ms. Hill will be contacted if we are interested in having them interview. No email or phone call inquiries please