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Graduate Assistant (Position Filled)

Contact: Dr. Ania Peczalska
peczalskaa@uncw.edu

The Department of Student Affairs Assessment, Research, and Planning is looking for a student worker that will start on August 1, 2023. The position will continue until May 31, 2024.

If you are interested in applying, please send the following to Dr. Ania Peczalska, the Director of Student Affairs Assessment, Research, and Planning:

Letter of interest/cover letter
Resume
List of three references

Unit Summary:

The purpose of the Office of Student Affairs Assessment, Research, and Planning is to understand how the Division of Student Affairs at UNCW facilitates student learning and to provide ongoing assessment support for departments within student affairs (e.g., Student Health Center, Campus Recreation). To this end, the office is committed to assessing student learning and those institutional conditions, student experiences, and psychological processes that influence its development. Included within this commitment are activities designed to provide continued support for departmental formative assessments, including tracking engagement, conducting surveys of student satisfaction, benchmarking, and other projects necessary for annual reporting.

Graduate Assistant Competencies:

Required:

• Completion of one quantitative or statistical graduate course
• Knowledge of MS Office Suite (especially Excel)
• Ability to organize information efficiently
• Experience in survey creation, instrumentation, and distribution
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred:

• Experience in statistical software (SAS, SPSS, R)
• Completion of a graduate assessment or program evaluation course
• Experience working with large datasets

Graduate Assistant Typical Tasks:

Please note that GAs may not do all the tasks and may be assigned to other tasks as needed:

1. Create and revise Qualtrics surveys
2. Clean and pre-process data sets as needed
3. As directed by supervisor, meet with Student Affairs units to discuss assessment
4. Assist with Annual Report review

The materials should be sent to peczalskaa@uncw.edu. Potential applicants may also contact Dr. Peczalska with questions. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Graduate Assistant for Student Involvement (Position Filled '23-'24)

The Graduate Assistant for Student Involvement will provide support to Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), including WaveLink usage, new organization development, and RSO event planning. This position will assist in the annual re-registration process for RSOs as well as the new student organization registration process, including helping new organizations develop their constitutions, adhering to university policy, and understanding best practices. Additionally, this position will provide WaveLink training to student organization leaders, Involvement Specialists, and staff and faculty. This position will work with the Campus Activities and Involvement Center (CAIC) and Campus Life professional staff to collect and analyze programming data from WaveLink to aid in the retention and persistence of students. The Graduate Assistant will also assist in the oversight of Involvement Specialists and will provide support for CAIC and Campus Life major events alongside professional staff as needed and appropriate.

COMPENSATION: The position receives a stipend of $13,000 to be dispersed between August 2023 and May 2024 (20 hours a week).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send a letter of interest, resume, and name and contact information for two references to Ashton Inman, Assistant Director for Student Involvement, at inmana@uncw.edu or apply on Handshake.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position currently filled.

Graduate Assistant for Campus Activities & Programs (Position Filled '23-'24)

The Graduate Assistant for Campus Activities & Programs (CAP) supports the numerous programming efforts designed to engage UNCW students in engaging social and educational opportunities. The Graduate Assistant for CAP provides leadership and supervision to the Activities team of undergraduate student employees who coordinate arts, culture, contemporary issues, late night alternative, and union programs. The Graduate Assistant will support the Coordinator for Campus Activities & Programs in calendar development, management of the operating budget, and coordination of large-scale events. 

COMPENSATION: The position receives a stipend of $13,000 to be dispersed between August 2023 and May 2024 (20 hours a week).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send a letter of interest, resume, and name and contact information for two references to Dustin 'Kyle' Glover, Coordinator for Campus Activities & Programs, at gloverd@uncw.edu - or Apply on Handshake.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position currently filled. 

Association for Campus Entertainment 'ACE' Graduate Assistant (Position Filled '23-'24)

The Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE), an entity of the Campus Life Office, provides programming and activities that promote opportunities for educational, social, and cultural growth for students and the campus community. The Graduate Assistant for ACE provides leadership, advising, and supervision to the campus programming board. ACE plans and implements approximately 60 events through the academic year, with an operating budget of approximately $260,000. ACE consists of 10 executive board members, as well as 60 general members. The Graduate Assistant for ACE will serve as the Advisor for two to three of the five ACE Committees (Activities, Arts, Concerts, Films, and Spirit).

COMPENSATION: The position receives a stipend of $13,000 to be dispersed between August 2023 and May 2024 (20 hours a week).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Not available for 2023-2024.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Not available for 2023-2024.

Leadership Development Graduate Assistant (Position Filled) 

The Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development provides and supports leadership development initiatives for registered student organizations, university department student groups, and the general study body. Initiatives include the Seahawk Leadership Conference, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Workshop Series, CliftonStrengths Workshop and Coaching program, ELEVATE Leadership Summit, and other workshops and trainings. We also supervise a team of student employees who assist in facilitation and execution of programs. The Graduate Assistant for Leadership Development will support all facets of leadership initiatives in the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement.

COMPENSATION: The position receives a stipend of $13,000 to be dispersed between August 2023 and May 2024 (20 hours a week).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Not available for 2023-2024.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Not available for 2023-2024.

Student Community Engagement Graduate Assistant (Position Filled) 

The Graduate Assistant for Student Community Engagement provides and supports community engagement initiatives for UNCW students, which includes recurring service projects in the community, annual events, social issue education and immersive service trips. The Graduate Assistant will assist with all Seahawks that Serve programming, including the tracking of participation and co-supervision of the student employees who assist with program coordination. The GA will support the daily operation of Hawk’s Harvest Student Food Pantry, including staffing shopping hours, promoting the resource to campus, and assisting with the acquisition of donations.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with non-profit organizations in a hands-on capacity (volunteer, intern, etc.).

COMPENSATION: The position receives a stipend of $13,000 to be dispersed between August 2023 and May 2024 (20 hours a week).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send a letter of interest, resume, and name and contact information for two references to Dr. Jaime Russell, Director of Student Community Engagement at russellj@uncw.edu – or Apply on Handshake.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position currently filled.

Graduate Assistant Employer Development (One Year Commitment)

University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) Graduate Assistant.

The Career Center at UNCW equips students and alumni with the skills and resources they need for career exploration, experiential learning, and the achievement of competitive post-graduation outcomes. Career Center is seeking a Graduate Assistant, reporting to the Associate Director, Employer Development.

The GA for Employer Development will uphold the Center’s vision of empowering students and graduates to be active agents in their careers, through the journey of learning, career exploration, and applied learning opportunities.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Employer Development

  • Graduate assistant will work directly with the employer development team to build employer partnerships and opportunities for students, through assisting with Handshake approvals of internships and jobs.
  • Attends Employer Advisory meetings as needed.
  • Ability to multitask and work on various small projects for employer development.
  • Have good phone etiquette and communications skills, to provide information on programs, events, and activities to internal and external partners.
  • Contribute ideas to increase employer engagement on campus and creating employer and student events that interest both students and employers.
  • Work collaboratively with the Career Center staff to complete other administrative tasks related to employer development.

Marketing & Event Management

  • Create social media posts for Facebook, Instagram, and Tik-Tok using Canva and/or Adobe suite to help market the Career Center’s events and programs to students, parents, faculty, and employers.
  • Promote employer development programs, activities and events to students, faculty, and staff to help grow awareness.
  • Creative writing and design experience.
  • Adhere to the UNCW Office of University Relations (OUR) Brand Identity Guide.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of career fairs and other large-scale events.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The graduate assistant will:

  • Gain direct experience implementing and planning programs, events, and activities.
  • Gain direct experience in relationship building with community partners.
  • Develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities within the Career Center in relation to Employer Development.
  • Gain direct experience in professionalism and work ethic by managing task and completion of projects in a timely manner.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a master’s program at UNCW.
  • Commitment to serving diverse student populations.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Strong technical experiences (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite, Handshake, or other career/data management systems, etc.)
  • Experience with event planning and marketing
  • Comfortable learning new technologies.

COMPENSATION:

  • This is a 20-hour a week paid position.

The Career Center encourages students and alumni to:

  • EXPLORE
    Explore work values, interests, skills, and personality using Career Center resources in order to optimize academic and career planning.
  • EXPERIENCE
    Develop skills and competencies sought by employers, as outlined in the Skill Seeker, through applied learning opportunities.
  • ENGAGE
    Engage and network with faculty and other professionals as well as local, state, national, and global employers to learn how to meet the needs of an ever-changing modern society.
  • EMBARK
    Take responsibility for making informed career decisions and developing further education and employment plans over the lifespan.

Apply on Handshake

Three Positions '23-'24 (Positions Filled)

Contact: Nicole Barr, MSEd, LCMHC
barrn@uncw.edu
910.962.4135

Conduct Interventions - Work under the Direct Services Coordinator in the Health Promotion office to deliver substance use early intervention services to UNCW students referred through the university conduct system.

Application Deadline: Positions filled for '23-'24

Annual Compensation: $5,500. 10 hours per week. 10 month position. 

Transition Programs Graduate Assistant

ABOUT THE OFFICE OF TRANSITION PROGRAMS

The Office of Transition Programs provides a comprehensive array of programs designed to meet the unique needs of undergraduate students and families from orientation through graduation. Programs generate an intentional connection for the students through engaging interactions with other students, faculty, and staff. Some of the programs supported by the Office of Transition Programs are the new student and family Orientation, a peer mentor program for first-year students (Seahawk Links), convocation, family weekend, and commencement.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Graduate Assistant for Transition Programs provides support for programming, student leadership development, and event coordination. The Office of Transition Programs oversees the coordination of new student orientation, convocation, family & alumni weekend, peer mentor programs for first-year students, and commencement. Some evenings and weekends will be required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assist with the selection and training of student leaders and student employees.
• Attend and present during Transition Programs’ student leader trainings, meetings, and retreats to provide personal and professional development.
• Coordinate and implement events for first and second-year students independently and in collaboration with campus partners.
• Collect, track, and report data related to first and second-year student events and programs.
• Assist with the coordination, management, and general upkeep of office spaces.
• Design, write, and gather content and research for newsletters distributed by the Office of Transition Programs.
• Provide day-of-event support for orientation, convocation, commencement, and family weekend.
• Represent the Office of Transition Programs at campus events and programs.
• Provide leadership and guidance for Orientation Leaders, Seahawk Links, and student office assistants.
• Attend meetings with Transition Programs Staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
• Must be a full-time UNCW graduate student.
• Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong writing and proofreading skills.
• Ability to work independently and in teams.
• Desire to work in a dynamic environment.
• Demonstrated ability to present in front of and engage with diverse audiences.

Preferred:
• Interest or previous experience in the field of orientation, transition, and retention.
• Experience in program and event planning and implementation.
• Experience in supervision and leadership.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or Canva Design.

COMPENSATION

The position receives a stipend of $12,000 to be dispersed over 10 months and an hourly rate during the month of June. Professional development funding to attend the regional and national conference for the Association of Orientation, Transition, and Retention.

Apply on Handshake

Graduate Assistant (Positions open for '24-'25)

Summary

The Graduate Assistant for University Learning Center, with guidance from ULC professional staff, provides peer educator training and student leadership development, assists with outreach, and develops program coordination skills. Evenings and weekends required.

Annual Compensation

$12,000 stipend; 10-month position (20 hours per week).

Responsibilities

  • Assist with training Peer Educators, including observations/assessments and leading training workshops based on established criteria.
  • Assist with ULC outreach efforts, including participation in various promotional events and delivery of ULC presentations to classes and student groups.
  • Assist with the coordination and oversight of a ULC service, including use of campus platforms (TracCloud, Starfish) to manage student usage.
  • Assist with collecting assessment data.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for Peer Educators.

Qualifications

Required:
  • Must be a full-time UNCW graduate student.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Desire to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to present in front of and engage with diverse audiences.

Preferred:
  • Interest or previous experience in teaching and/or tutoring.
  • Experience in program and event planning and implementation.

To Apply:

Send brief letter of interest, addressing interest in position and how required qualifications are met, and resume to ulc@uncw.edu.

Application Deadline:

April 1, 2024 or until positions are filled.

University Testing Services Graduate Assistants (three positions available for fall 2024-spring 2025 semesters)

University Testing Services is responsible for proctoring high stakes examinations to students of UNCW and the public. Commonly administered tests include the PRAXIS and GRE.

There are three graduate assistantships available for fall 2024. Each graduate assistant will complete online training to become certified to proctor many different types of exams. Each GA will serve as a proctor in the center; this includes assisting testers as they navigate the check in process, following standardized procedures for proctoring and ensuring test security, and assisting the Testing Services Coordinator as needed.

If you are interested in such a position, please send a copy of your resume and short paragraph describing your interest in the position to Dr. Mark Perez-Lopez (perezlopezm@uncw.edu) and Sandi Thigpen (thigpens@uncw.edu).

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