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.


·         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

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.


  • 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

Summer 2017

Below is a list of available assistantships for the Summer 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.

Special Collections Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

Phone: 678-839-5455

Email Address: special@westga.edu

Number of Available Positions: 4-5

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

Semester Salary: $1200 (prorated for summer) + tuition waiver

Hours Per Week: 15

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

Start Date: Summer Semester 2017-June 5, 2017

Additional Requirements: 

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