Assistantships for Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in considering a UNCW Student Affairs Assistantship. The Division of Student Affairs works directly with various programs within the UNCW Graduate School in providing their students employment and experiential opportunities, including assistantships and practica.

The assistantship application process is decentralized, which means graduate students seeking to explore assistantship opportunities should contact any individual department (listed below) with which they have an interest in being hired.

Graduate assistantships for the 2015-2016 academic year are available through the Department of Campus Life, the Career Center and the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement. Stipends start at $10,000 per year.

Arts & Programs (Campus Life)
Position Filled '15-'16
The Graduate Assistant for Arts & Programs assists the Director of Campus Life Arts & Programs in providing support for programming, logistics, outreach, and web design. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position.

Association for Campus Entertainment (Campus Life)
Position Filled '15-'16

Contact: Andrea Ingle

The ACE Graduate Assistant will serve the Association for Campus Entertainment as the advisor for three of the six ACE Committees, which requires providing on-site support for programs, working with students to increase their professional and communication skills, as well as managing time, budgets, and groups. This position will also provide support for major campus events alongside the ACE Coordinator, Andrea Ingle. Annual Compensation: $10,500. 20 hours per week. 9-month position.

Business Operations (Campus Life)
Position Filled '15-'16
The Graduate Assistant for Business Operations provides financial support for Campus Life business services staff. The Graduate Assistant will monitor, reconcile, and analyze account activity, which includes student fee and non-student fee revenue and expense transactions. As a reconciliation specialist, the Graduate Assistant ensures that guidelines and procedures for operating processes are sufficient and prevent errors in accounting records. The Graduate Assistant will monitor and assist in maintaining Campus Life budgets and provide back up and support for staff. The Graduate Assistant is the back-up coordinator for Purchasing Administrative Card System (PACS) and is responsible for modifying all transactions. As well, this position assists with processing check requests and petty cash transactions. On a daily basis, the Graduate Assistant will be responsible for processing daily deposits from Sharky’s Game Room and Lumina Box Office. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 hours per week. 11-month position.

Certified Internship Program (Career Center)
Position Filled '15-'16

Contact: Thom Rakes
Contact: Mike Barugel

The CIP Graduate Assistant will have the unique opportunity to help expand our innovative CIP program and engage with the campus and area community to generate interest in the Certified Internship Program. This innovative program provides students a framework to enhance knowledge and experience learned in the classroom through their paid or unpaid internship experiences. In addition to working one-on-one with student interns throughout each semester, the GA will gain experience with marketing and promotion, written and verbal communication, program evaluation, individualized career guidance, event coordinating, networking with campus and community members, and an opportunity to work under direct supervision of Career Center staff. $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position.

Event Support & Technology (Campus Life)
Position Filled '15-'16
The Graduate Assistant for Event Support & Technology will provide assistance for both the operations and production team of Campus Life including scheduling, event support, inventory management, and technical assistance. The emphasis for this position is to provide an improved experience for our clients through the daily oversight of the student staff schedule, additional support for ongoing events, and preemptive event setup. Some evening and weekend hours required. Compensation: $12,000. 20 hours per week. 12-month position.

Marketing & Design (Campus Life)
Position Filled '15-'16

Contact: Stefanie Norris

The Graduate Assistant for Marketing & Design assists the Director of Campus Life Arts & Programs will provide support for programming, marketing, publicity and graphic design. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position.

Multicultural Student Organizations (Campus Life)

Position Filled '15-'16
The Multicultural Student Organizations Graduate Assistant will advise and provide support for multicultural student organizations and their leaders, as well as provide general support to all student organizations. This position will also provide support for CAIC’s major campus events alongside the CAIC full time staff as needed and appropriate. Frequent evenings and weekends will be required. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position.

Student Employee Program (Campus Life)
Position Filled '15-'16
This position is designed for a creative, organized, self-starting individual who seeks opportunities to develop leadership and employment skills in students. The Graduate Assistant for the Student Employee Program assists the Assistant Director of Campus Life Arts & Programs in managing the Student Employment Program, helping to train, motivate and develop approximately 120 student staff members. The graduate student assists with the planning and facilitation of the biannual student employee trainings, new employee orientation, a manager retreat, and Student Employee Appreciation Week. The graduate assistant facilitates the student employee awards process; coordinates the annual Campus Life banquet; manages the evaluation processes for both employee performance and training events; leads the manager meetings; and assists with the Supervisors Cohort meetings. Specific tasks include scheduling meetings; reserving meeting rooms; taking minutes; preparing agendas; preparing training materials; planning employee socials; ordering catering, gifts and awards; managing the social media page; and managing the yearly budget. Some evening and weekend hours required. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position.

Student Media (Campus Life)
Position Filled '15-'16
The Graduate Assistant for Student Media Sales & Marketing supervises sales staff in meeting advertising sales goals for The Seahawk newspaper, Atlantis magazine, and TealTV, and ensures effective ad production and good customer service. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Fraternity & Sorority
(Office of Student Leadership and Engagement)

Position Filled '15-'16
The Fraternity & Sorority Graduate Assistant will manage Panhellenic, NPHC, and/or Interfraternity Councils; advise 10-12 chapter presidents; advise Order of Omega and its related programs; develop and implement Greek Week; support the Coordinator of Fraternities and Sororities with organizing other major functions and programs; design and implement National Hazing Prevention Week in conjunction with Council officers and Order of Omega; develop and implement Greek Emerging Leaders Program; assist with assessment needs; organize and promote fraternity and sorority newsletter; write articles for various university newsletters; maintain all social media accounts and update regularly; assist in on-going communication with current fraternity and sorority students, alum, advisors, university administration, etc.; and facilitate sessions of the Leadership Development Program. Evening and weekend commitments. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Leadership & Service
(Office of Student Leadership and Engagement)
Position Filled '15-'16
The Leadership and Service Graduate Assistant will recruit, select, advise, develop, and evaluate undergraduate student volunteers; facilitate sessions of the Leadership Development Program; manage logistics at leadership conferences and institutes; collaborate with nonprofit and community agencies to provide awareness of issues and cultivate, market, and assess experiential learning and service opportunities for students; coordinate and implement signature community service programs in conjunction with student volunteers; plan, execute, and assess programming for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and National Volunteer Week; provide event management support at University Awards and Recognition processes; and serve on the Student Affairs Ethics Committee OR the Student Affairs Diversity Committee, including managing the scheduling process and facilitating presentations. Evening and weekend commitments. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.


Assessment, Research and Planning
Position Filled '15-'16

Contact: Dr. Andy Mauk
(910) 962-7512

Assists in statistical analysis of departmental, divisional, and university assessment data and report writing. Student Voice support for the Division (when needed). Conducts assessment workshops and focus groups as needed. Assists with presentations and publications as needed. Hire Date: June 1st. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 15-18 Hours per week. 10 month position. (May have funding for a second position at a reduced compensation and hourly workload).

Position Filled '14-'15

Contact: Aimee Hourigan
(910) 962-7458

Campus Prevention Programs – Work with Assistant Director of CROSSROADS and peer educators to deliver substance abuse prevention to UNCW students. Co-teaches Challenging Decisions class to students referred by the university conduct system. Application Deadline: April 1st, but the position will stay open until filled. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 10 month position. For more information visit

Housing and Residence Life
Position Filled for '15-'16
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Contact: Veronica L. Sills
(910) 962-1552

Assists the Residence Coordinators in the management of on-campus housing. Hires, trains, and supervises the desk receptionists that work the reception desks from 8 a.m. to midnight 7 days per week. On-campus crisis response duty rotation. 9 month position with optional summer employment. Application Deadline: Feb. 13th, 2015. Hire Date: May 1, 2015. 25 Hours per week. Other benefits include: Apartment, stipend, parking, and meal plan each semester including summer.
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Office of e-Learning
(Not a Student Affairs position)

Position Filled Summer 2015

Office of e-Learing Job Description (PDF)

Contact: Office of e-Learning
(910) 962-2953

The Office of e-Learning is committed to providing training and resources to guide faculty in the development of high-quality online and web-enhanced courses. Through individual course consultation and group training and events, the Office of e-Learning serves as a guidepost for applied online pedagogy, as well as an information hub for the latest in instructional technology. We stand as a resource for faculty at any level of experience and at any stage in course development

10-20 hours per week. Hours may vary.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to for consideration.

Graduate Liberal Studies Program
(Not a Student Affairs position)

Position Filled '15-'16

Contact: Patti Turrisi
(910) 962-3299

Coordinates the programmatic offerings of the Graduate Student Life program with the Assistant Dean of Students. Also, provides support and leadership when working with the PERCH’s programmatic efforts. Annual Compensation: $10,500. 20 Hours per Week. 10 month position.

Office of International Programs
(Not a Student Affairs position)

Application Open '15-'16

Office of International Programs Job Description (PDF)

Contact: Dr. Denise DiPuccio
(910) 962-7933

The Office of International Programs (OIP) seeks applications from graduate students with an interest in receiving an assistantship for being a Global Liaison (GL), whose main responsibility will be to promote and nurture UNCW’s global initiatives. Hire Date: January 2015. Annual Compensation: $5,500. 20 Hours per week.

Send via email or campus mail a letter of interest, resume, a degree audit, and list of 3 references to Dr. Denise M. DiPuccio, Assist Provost, Office of International Programs, Friday Annex. Email: Priority given to applications received before December 20.

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