Summer 2018

Below is a list of available assistantships for the Fall 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.

 

UWGLive Simulations

Contact: Terrie L. Ponder

Phone: 678-839-5544

Email Addresstponder@westga.edu  

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: 

  • Coordinate and facilitate simulation sessions for faculty members and clients
  • Assist faculty in research and writing grant proposals
  • Manage digital scenario repository and support the design of scenarios
  • Provide administrative support in routine correspondence, documentation, record keeping, and other areas required
  • Demonstrate and assist in the use of innovative technologies during professional development and workshops
  • Marketing for UWGLive Simulations
  • Marketing and organizing professional development and workshops

Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of Google Mail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar
  • Comfortable With Learning and Using Innovative Technologies
  • Excellent Communication and Organizational Skills
  • Self-Starter
  • DependablePreferred:
  • Education, Business, English, IT and related majors
  • Knowledge of Google Sheets and/or Microsoft Excel

Semester Salary: $3000

Hours Per Week: 20

Days and Hours Needed: Hours will be based on the availability of the candidate & UWGLive’s needs. Occasional evenings may be needed. Hours will be discussed in interview.

Start Date: June 1st, 2018

Additional Requirements: Please send resume and class schedule to tponder@westga.edu

 

Fall 2018

Below is a list of available assistantships for the Fall 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.

 

Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Contact: Kevin Hemphill

Phone: 678-839-4103

Email Address: khemphil@westga.edu 

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: Summary of Position: The Department of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving is seeking a graduate assistant to assist with student-alumni connections initiatives. Primarily, this position serves as a graduate advisor and support person to the UWG Student Alumni Association and UWG Blue Coats ambassador program. Specific elements include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the UWG Student Alumni Association in a graduate advisor role, including, but not limited to:
    • Attends all Coordinating Council meetings and events
    • Attends all Executive Council meetings
    • Meets 1-on-1 with each executive council member on a monthly basis
    • Provides meeting prep support
    • Provides event support to the organization (examples include reserving rooms, ordering food, purchasing supplies etc.)
    • Helps identify leadership opportunities for members
    • Support staff advisor(s) of the organization

  • Support the UWG Blue Coats ambassador program in a graduate advisor role, including, but not limited to:
    • Attends all General meetings and Executive Council meetings
    • Along with the president of the organization, manage requests from campus partners for Blue Coat services
    • Serve as primary advisor to the Blue Coats Selection Committee
    • Meets 1-on-1 with each executive council member on a monthly basis
    • Provides meeting prep support
    • Helps identify leadership opportunities for members
    • Support staff advisor of the organization

  • Will be given the opportunity to meet with the various leaders and experience many areas within the Division of University Advancement to develop a comprehensive understanding of the impact the division has on students.
  • Working closely with the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations on special projects designed to strengthen connections and opportunities between students and alumni of the university. Candidate needs to have the ability to think creatively for developing new and progressive opportunities.
  • Time management and the ability to work on multiple tasks is required

Our office is committed to making your experience meaningful for your professional development in higher education:

  •  Ample opportunities to work with multiple areas of campus
  • Ability to work with all components of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving related to students
  • Support in discovering interests and offering opportunities for professional growth

Compensation and Work Schedule

  • The Graduate Assistant’s tuition waiver and stipend is compensation for working approximately 20 hours each week.
  • Typical work schedule is up to student and supervisor.
  • As weekend events occur, the schedule will be adjusted.
  • Ability to lift 20-30 lbs. is required.
  • Position may require a moderate amount of activity, walking, and occasionally driving a university vehicle or golf cart.

Qualifications: 

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Have applied for and been accepted to a graduate degree program of study at UWG, with first preference given to students in the College Student Affairs master’s degree program.
  • 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.
  • Previous undergraduate experience in student-alumni relations and organizations related is preferred.

Semester Salary: $4,000 (+ $600 Professional Development funding for the academic year)

Hours Per Week: 20

Days and Hours Needed: Flexible, but Tuesday evenings are required for student organization meetings. 

Start Date: August 1, 2018

Additional Requirements: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Preference given to those who attend the On-Campus Interview Days for the College Student Affairs program.

 

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.

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

 

USG eCampus (2)

Contact: Thor Blount

Phone: 678-839-2358

Email Address: tblount@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 1

Position Description: Project management skills are essential.  A successful candidate will:

  • Draft various faculty outreach materials and provide faculty support on the LMS by email and phone
  • Provide feedback to faculty based on login history, student engagement, and responsiveness
  • Present and prepare webinars on topics such as academic dishonesty and course customization in the LMS
  • Assist with maintaining academic records
  • Assist eCampus Staff with record keeping
  • Update and maintain excel sheets for online faculty documentation
  • Communicate any concerns or potential issues to eCampus faculty support team
  • Assist with planning and creation of materials for annual meetings

Qualifications: 

  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Project management skills
  • Efficient with technology
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel

Semester Salary: $4,500

Hours Per Week: 19

Days and Hours Needed: Flexible

Start Date: January 11, 2018

Additional Requirements: 

  • Letter of Interest