Spring 2017

Below is a list of available assistantships for the Fall 2016 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 Name: Emily Hall

Phone: 678-839-5367

Email Address: ehall@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

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, etc.  Communicate any concerns or potential problems with academic advisor.  Assist with maintaining academic records.  Monitor student-athlete academic progress through GradesFirst.  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, or Sports Management are preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, PowerPoint, 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
  • Ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines
  • Capable of working unsupervised and as part of a team
  • Professionalism is a must

Hours Per Week: 20

Semester Salary: Tuition waiver only

Start Date: January 4, 2017

Days & Hours Needed: Monday through Friday, some weekends, mornings, afternoons, and evenings

Application 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 & Foundations

Contact Name: Vicki Griffin

Phone: 678-839-5259

Email Address: vgriffin@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: 

The primary duties of the GRA position is to support faculty research. In this capacity, the GRA will support faculty in such areas as:

  • Data collection
  • Creating and maintaining spreadsheets
  • Transcribing documents from interviews
  • Assisting faculty with editorial duties in conjunction with another GRA online

Although the job duties are primarily limited to assisting faculty members, the GRA will be asked to assist the Departmental Assistants from time-to-time with their job duties such as answering phones during meetings and performing other clerical duties.


  • 3.0 GPA
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel

Hours Per Week: 19

Semester Salary: $3,000

Start Date: January 7, 2017

Days & Hours Needed: Monday - Wednesday (5 hours each day) and Thursday (4 hours)

Ingram Library - Special Collections

Phone: 678-839-5455

Email Address: special@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: 

  • Arrange and describe archival collections

  • Prepare inventories and finding aids of archival collections

  • Re-house materials as necessary

  • Retrieve and reshelve record storage boxes

  • Research archival subjects pertaining to collections in processing

  • Search complex printed and online bibliographic tools in support of adding materials to Special Collections

  • Potential to assist in teaching, exhibit creation, and events

  • Work may include digitization and creation of metadata


  • 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

Hours Per Week: 15

Semester Salary: $3,000 + tuition waiver

Start Date: Spring Semester 2017

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

Additional Requirements:

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