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Available GA Positions

Open GA Position Job Board

This site lists open graduate assistantship positions available on Western Kentucky University's campus.  Details about the assistantship program are available.  For questions about the positions themselves, be sure to e-mail the contact person listed in the job announcement.

For Students:

The table below lists open general (service oriented) graduate assistantship positions which have been submitted to the Graduate School by WKU faculty or staff.  If you are interested in applying to a position and feel that you meet the qualifications please inquire directly with the listed contacted person.  Please note: these listings represent what has been submitted to the Graduate School, but not all areas choose to list their GA open positions here.  Please contact your academic department for the most complete information about potential openings.

For Faculty and Staff:

If you have a general GA position available please submit a description to graduate.school@wku.edu. Please include all of the following information:

  • Job Title (50 characters or less)
  • Deadline (Date)
  • Department
  • Contact (name, email, phone)
  • Description (200 words or less)
  • Stipend and Tuition
  • Qualifications (100 words or less)
  • Application Materials Requested 

 

For departments with posted positions, please let The Graduate School know as soon as the position has been filled so it can be removed from the website.

 

Open positions:

 Job Title: Student Support Programs Graduate Assistantship

Deadline: June 9, 2017

Department: Student Support Programs
Contact: Mr. Carlous B. Yates - phone: (270) 745-8703 email: carlous.yates@wku.edu

Description:

The Graduate Assistant (GA) will be required to work directly with the Cornerstone Program. The Cornerstone Program is part of a retention initiative to help ensure student success at WKU. The GA will develop and conduct monthly workshops to help students with their transition from high school to college and aid in the overall success of their experience at WKU. Some responsibilities of the GA will include assisting with implementation of program policies and procedures, managing scheduled appointments alongside peer mentors, help with marketing and communication efforts for in the Cornerstone Program, and coordinate with programs such as the South Campus University Experience, Living & Learning Community (A.C.E.S) and Summer Bridge (S.E.E).

Other tasks expected of Graduate Assistants include:

  • Assist with the organizing of the Cornerstone program operational procedures
  • Assist with preparation of student files and advisement forms
  • Assist with mass communication efforts with students in the Cornerstone program
  • Coordinate and conduct practice interviews with Cornerstone Program peer advisors
  • Maintain Cornerstone program databases as needed
  • Help develop and administrate training assessments
  • Develop and conduct monthly workshops to help students with transition from high school to college
  • Assist with campus orientation activities (TOP)
  • Acquire knowledge of campus wide resources (for referral purposes)
  • Check program email and call-log account to ensure e-mails and phone calls answered within a responsible amount of time.
  • Provide accurate information and referrals to students/clients

 

Stipend and Tuition: S11,000 stipend per year

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks and take initiative.
  • Be able to work independently.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Able to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Sufficient customers service skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Understanding of cultures and practices

Preference: Student Affairs, Social Work, and Organizational Communication majors

Application Materials Requested: Please include resume, references, (2) letters of recommendation, and class schedule by email at carlous.yates@wku.edu no later

than June 9, 2017.

 

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 Job Title: Graduate Research Assistant

Deadline: 7-7-2017

Department: School of University Studies
Contact: Leisha Carr, leisha.carr@wku.edu, 270-745-3198

Description: 

The Graduate Assistant will: 

1) assist the Director of School of University Studies in research on how best to retain and advise at-risk populations
2) assist the Academic Advising Coordinator with advisees as well as research best ways to equip students for their course load
3) respond to information requests and assist in the advising of minority and at-risk student populations

Expected start date: 8-14-2017

Stipend and Tuition: $10,00 yearly stipend ($5,000 per Fall and Spring semester) and $1,000 tuition waiver for Fall 2017 semester only

Qualifications:

  • Graduate student should be pursuing a Student Affairs, Math, English, Teacher Ed, Social Work, Leadership, or educational doctorate field of study
  • Have excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks and take initiative
  • Be able to work independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Able to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Sufficient customers service skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Understanding of cultures and practices

Application Materials Requested: Unofficial Transcripts; Resume with Reference list

 

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