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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: Graduate Assistant, Records Program Deadline: March 31, 2017
Department: Academic Advising and Retention Center, Downing Student Union, Room 2141 Contact: Jennifer Markin, 270-745-5065

Description: 

The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive.  Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.  All duties constitute a 20 hour per week assistantship.

Best Expectation Programs (BEP)

  • Facilitate weekly BEP sessions, 3-7 individual sections, for the first ten (10) weeks of each semester
  • Assist with the BEP Orientation program and any make-up orientation sessions
  • Report and track attendance for all BEP sessions
  • Assist with data collection and reports for the BEP program
  • Hold additional office hours each week to support student success (some evening work required, see below)

Academic Warning Initiatives

  • Assist with data collection and reports for students on Academic Warning
  • Assist with facilitating workshops for students on Academic Warning
  • Partner with current professional staff to develop retention programming for students on Academic Warning
  • Assist with College Readiness initiatives within the department.

Stipend and Tuition: $10,000 stipend paid over a 10-month period (August 1st, 2017 – May 25th, 2017)

Qualifications:

The following requirements must be met for any applicant to be considered for the position.

  • Full-time, degree seeking graduate student
  • Have excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work well in a team setting

Application Materials Requested: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References (Contact information only)

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 Job Title: Scholars in Service Research Graduate Assistant

Deadline: Please contact the WKU ALIVE Center

Department: WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships
Contact: Leah Ashwill, 270-745-3217

Description: The WKU Center for Citizenship & Social Justice (CCSJ) seeks a graduate research assistant for AY 2017-18 to support the WKU Scholars in Service (SIS) program, a scholarship program supporting student engagement at WKU. In this role, the GRA will assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the SIS program. This GRA will also identify a research topic relating to the impact of community-based learning experiences on student development and complete the research project by the end of the assistantship period. The Scholars in Service graduate assistant will work directly with WKU faculty, staff, students and community partners to plan and implement the Scholars in Service program under the supervision of program director. Other duties may be identified for the graduate assistant based on the graduate assistant’s learning goals, skills and capacities.

Stipend and Tuition: Please contact the WKU ALIVE Center

Qualifications:

  • Experience with applied research
  • Experience supervising and/or mentoring students
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Self-motivated with the ability to complete tasks
  • Excellent conversational skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent oral presentation skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Experience with service-learning
  • Experience with public service
  • Ability to plan and organize work
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to multi-task

Application Materials Requested: 

Application Information: www.wku.edu/ccsj

Submit application, resume, letter of intent (up to three pages), and three letters of recommendation via email, postal mail, or drop off at the Center for Citizenship & Social Justice

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Job Title: The $100 Solution™ Graduate Teaching Assistantship

Deadline: April 7, 2017

Department: WKU Center for Citizenship & Social Justice
Contact: Leah Ashwill, 270-745-3217

Description: The WKU Center for Citizenship & Social Justice seeks a Graduate Teaching Assistant for The $100 Solution™ (THDS) program at WKU for the 2017-18 academic year with an opportunity for continuance. The $100 Solution™ GTA provides teaching and program administrative assistance for The $100 Solution™ (THDS) program at WKU. Teaching responsibilities will include co-teaching students involved in THDS courses or co-curricular programs, as well as grading reflections, training students, and other teaching duties as assigned. The GTA may also work with partnering organizational contacts, faculty from partnering WKU departments, and the national THDS board of directors. This position is supervised by the Director of the Center for Citizenship & Social Justice.

Responsibilities related to management of The $100 Solution™ program at WKU may include:

  • Assist with $100 Solution trainings for WKU students in and out of class, faculty, staff, and community members who want to learn how to complete $100 Solution projects
  • Serve as a resource to $100 Solution faculty and students
  • Assist with bi-annual $100 Solution staff and faculty training
  • Coordinate end-of-semester recognition event
  • Manage $100 Solution social media and website updates
  • Keep $100 Solution digital and printed files up to date
  • Maintain list of projects with continued need
  • Prepare semester reports
  • Maintain databases of completed projects, certified students and community members, alumni, faculty, courses, and community partners
  • Assist with THDS partner luncheon for participating organizations
  • Assist with fundraising campaigns for THDS at WKU
  • Manage application and reporting processes
  • Assist in tracking of expenditure authorizations and receipts
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of new THDS initiatives

Stipend and Tuition: Please contact the WKU ALIVE Center

Qualifications:

  • Experience with service-learning
  • Experience supervising and/or mentoring students
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Self-motivated with the ability to complete tasks
  • Excellent conversational skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent oral presentation skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Experience with public service
  • Ability to plan and organize work
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to multi-task

Application Materials Requested: 

Application Information: www.wku.edu/ccsj

Submit application, resume, letter of intent (up to three pages), and three letters of recommendation via email, postal mail, or drop off at the Center for Citizenship & Social Justice.


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