Division of Student Affairs

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. 

If you are interested in applying for one of our graduate assistantships (listed below), please e-mail the contact indicated for each position to express your interest and learn more about the position and the interview process.  Please include a resume and cover letter in your introductory email in order to be considered as a candidate for the position.  If you plan to apply for multiple assistantships, please send a separate letter of interest and application materials to the listed contact for each position.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation GA Position Descriptions (PDF)

Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Fitness and Aquatics
Position Available '20-'22

Contact: David Parker

Responsibilities include planning, organizing, developing and implementing a comprehensive aquatics program; including special event, Learn-to-Swim, and Health & Safety programming. Directly responsible for coordinating Learn-to-Swim programs, Health & Safety programs and in-service trainings. Other responsibilities include Aquatic team member management (hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating); assisting with daily facility and pump room maintenance (including routine safety inspections); assist in the management of special maintenance projects that occur throughout the year (including break periods); assisting with student payroll and budget planning, policy development, and the equipment inventory/purchasing process. Previous experience in programming and organizing learn-to-swim programs, summer camps, staff supervision, pump room and water clarity maintenance preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Preferred Certifications: WSI or WSI-IT, LGI or LGI-IT, CPO, and/or AFO.

Student Development
Reports to the Associate Director, Programming and Risk Management
Position Filled '20-'22

Contact: David Parker

Responsibilities include developing, organizing, managing and implementing the overall student development program for the Department of Campus Recreation. Develop, coordinate, market and lead the Seahawk Recreation Leadership Series (workshops/trainings/activities designed to promote professional and personal development in and out of the workplace). Work collaboratively to create goals, objectives and outcomes for the Seahawk Recreation Development Program. Coordinate, develop and lead our Beginning of the Year Training and other common trainings. Assist in the management and oversight of the Student Advisory Board and their programming efforts (student social event, service projects, etc.). Coordinate, develop, and lead new student team member orientations (onboarding program) to ensure consistent information and preparation is provided to all student team members. Create, design, and implement on-line training and/or development modules for use with leadership series and/or onboarding. Work collaboratively to plan and implement employee recognition awards and events. Assist in creating and developing new methods to improve student staff performance, engagement and morale. Conduct assessment and solicit feedback of trainings and development modules. This Graduate Assistant will work collaboratively with all professional staff members and Graduate Assistants within Campus Recreation. Produce bi-annual and annual training reports. Previous experience leading employee training, group facilitation, and team-building is preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Competitive Sports
Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Competitive Sports
Position Available '20-'22

Contact: David Parker

The Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports will assist with planning, organizing, administering, and supervising competitive sports programs and team members as assigned. Specific duties include: recruiting, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating (including video evaluation) officials for assigned intramural sports activities; training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating support staff for assigned intramural sports or Sport Club activities; maintaining accurate statistical records related to participation, budget, and equipment inventory; coordinating and communicating departmental programs and services to designated student representative groups; and conducting/instructing clinics and workshops on rules, playing techniques, officiating procedures, and intramural sports policies. Mentor assigned Sport Clubs; assist with Sport Club Council meetings and officer trainings, club budget allocation, roster and waiver management, home event planning and management, etc. Previous experience in programming and organizing intramural sports programs and previous experience officiating and/or officials' training is preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Facility Operations
Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Facility Operations
Position Filled '20-'22

Contact: David Parker

The Graduate Assistant for Facility Operations will assist with the overall operation of the Student Recreation Center for recreational programs. Prepare and supervise facilities for departmental programs; assist with scheduling of space and maintenance of equipment inventory; manage student team members including scheduling, training (conduct in-service trainings and staff meetings) and evaluating; evaluate facilities for continued operational effectiveness; and conduct risk management safety inspections. Additionally, the Graduate Assistant will assist in the management of special maintenance projects that occur throughout the year (including break periods). Previous experience in facility supervision, equipment inventory, and/or maintenance is preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Fitness and Aquatics
Position Filled '20-'22

Contact: David Parker

Responsibilities include planning, organizing, administering, and supervising fitness programs and team members as assigned.  Specific duties may include:  team member management (hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, planning and conducting in-service trainings) and staff meetings; assist with the planning and conducting of ACE Curriculum Fitness Instructor Training and Train To Be A Trainer classes; fitness assessments and personal training; supervising the fitness center; conducting incentive and activity programs; assisting in the organization and administration of the group fitness program to include video evaluation; overseeing statistical information, equipment, and facility needs; instructing various Strength/Cardio/Mind + Body programs; and well-being event planning, development and implementation. Previous experience with teaching group exercise (Strength/Cardio/Mind + Body ) classes, performing fitness assessments and personal training and knowledge of human anatomy, muscle physiology and biomechanics is preferred. Nationally recognized Personal Training and/or Group Fitness certification is required, or ability to obtain within first semester of graduate assistantship. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Reports to the Recreation Program Coordinator
Position Available '20-'22

Contact: David Parker

The Graduate Assistant for Marketing will assist with organizing, developing, managing, and implementing the overall marketing plan, marketing strategies and projects for the Department of Campus Recreation or within assigned program areas. Assist the Recreation Program Coordinator with information fairs, special events and various activities within specific program areas. Other duties include development and management of website and social media, brochures/posters/flyers, public service announcements, and database management; strategy planning and targeting efforts; conduct presentations to designated groups; and assist with set-up/take down and logistical concerns for information fairs and special events. Manage the marketing student staff (schedule, train, evaluate), plan and facilitate marketing staff meetings (scheduling, creating/sharing agendas, incorporating in-service training & teambuilding), and assigns duties or projects. Directly responsible for the proofing process of all marketing materials created by marketing team members. Previous experience with marketing programs or events, Adobe Suite software (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.), graphic design and layout skills, working with a variety of social media platforms, photography, website development and management, creating and writing brochures and public service announcements and proofreading is preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Campus Life

Arts & Programs & Student Employment
Position Filled '19-'20
Contact: Stefanie Norris

The Graduate Assistant for Arts & Programs and Student Employment assists the Director of Campus Life Arts & Programs in providing support for programming, logistics, outreach for the Leadership Lecture Series. This position hires, trains and supervises two undergraduate interns. Graduate Assistant will plan and implement Art for the Masses and other programmatic efforts throughout the semester. The Graduate Assistant will work with the Assistant Director of Arts and Programs to plan and implement department wide Student Employee Training, provide support for student managers and other student employee initiatives. Annual Compensation: $11,500. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position. 

Arts & Programs Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)

Arts & Programs Sharky's Box Office and Game Room
Position Filled '19-'20

Contact: Gillian Perry

The Graduate Assistant for Sharky’s Box Office and Game Room will supervise the Sharky’s student staff and two (2) student managers. The Sharky’s Graduate Assistant is responsible for overseeing the daily operations, sales, programming, and marketing of Sharky’s Game Room & Box Office. The Graduate Assistant will develop programming for the space as well as work with outside programmers to ensure high quality customer service and assistance with ticketing events out of the Box Office. This position also serves the overall Campus Life Arts and Programs department. Annual Compensation: $11,500; 20 hours per week. 9 months.

Graduate Assistant for Sharky’s Box Office and Game Room Job Description (PDF)

Association for Campus Entertainment
Position Filled '19-'20
Contact: Andrea Ingle

The Graduate Assistant for the Association for Campus Entertainment will serve as the advisor for three of the six ACE committees and one Vice President. The ACE Graduate Assistant is responsible for overseeing the committee chairs in all phases of programming and production, including goal setting, contracting artists, committee developments, marketing, and budgeting. The Graduate Assistant will serve the department additionally in planning and executing all celebration events including the Campus Life Student Employee Appreciation Week and the end of year banquet. This position also serves the overall Campus Life Arts and Programs department.  Annual Compensation: $11,500; 20 hours per week. 9 months.

Graduate Assistant for ACE Job Description (PDF)

Business Operations
Position Filled '19-'20
Contact: Mona Clites

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 reconciles Purchasing Card (Pcard) transactions for the department. 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: $12,000. 20 hours per week. 11-month position.

Event Support & Technology
Position Available '19-'20
Contact: Zach Hollenbaugh

The Event Staff team is responsible for the venue setup, audiovisual support, and event management of Campus Life spaces. The Graduate Assistant for Event Support & Technology will be responsible for providing audiovisual and technical support as a member of the production team, creation and maintenance of the events schedule, and serve as the senior staff member on site during events. Additionally, this position has the opportunity to participate as part of the Event Staff management team, develop and implement programs to improve the staff, and engage the student staff. Some evening and weekend hours required. Compensation: $13,300. 20 hours per week. 12-month position. Nights and weekends to be expected.

Event Support & Technology Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)

Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Leadership, Service, and Fraternity/Sorority Life
Position Filled '19-'20
Contact: Erin Williamson

The Office of Student Leadership & Engagement Graduate Assistant is responsible for the following:

  • Supporting the Director, Assistant Directors, Coordinators, & Office Manager
  • Assisting the Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life in the creation and advisement of the Fraternity and Sorority Programming Board
  • Under advisement of the Assistant Director for Leadership Development, assisting with leadership programs such as the Leadership Development Program, StrengthsFinder, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and the Seahawk Leadership Advisory Council
  • Providing support for the Community Engagement efforts of the office, including break service trips, Halloween Carnival, Angel Tree and Young at Heart
  • Assisting in facilitation of annual leadership programs for fraternity and sorority students and general UNCW students, including ELEVATE Leadership Summit, Chapter Presidents Retreat and Council Executive Officer training
  • Providing event management support at University Awards and Recognition processes
  • Other duties as assigned, and evenings/weekends required
  • Job breakdown will be approximately as follows: 20% Advising, 40% Event Planning & Management, and 40% Facilitation/Presentation
  • Compensation is $11,000 to be dispersed over 10 months (August – May) 20 hours per week during the academic year.
  • Application Procedure: Applicants are asked to locate our posting and apply by emailing the necessary documentation to engage@uncw.edu. You will be expected to supply your resume and cover letter as well as a response to the following question: What is the relationship between leadership development, community engagement and the fraternity and sorority experience? (500 word max)

Office of Student Leadership & Engagement Graduate Assistant Position Description (PDF)

Campus Activities & Involvement Center

Student Organizations and Event Planning
Application Open '20-'21
Contact: Andrea Ingle

The CAIC Graduate Assistant will provide support to student organizations, including WaveLink usage, new organization development, and event planning. This position will assist in the annual re-registration process for student organizations and the new student organization registration process, helping new organizations develop their constitutions, adhering to university policy and best practices. Additionally, this position will provide WaveLink training to student organization leaders, Involvement Specialists, and departmental staff and faculty members. This position will work with CAIC and Campus Life professional staff to collect and assess programming data and analyze this 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.

CAIC Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)

Career Center

Certified Internship Program
Position Filled '19-'20

Contact: Jackie Pitone

The UNCW Career Center is seeking a graduate assistant (20 hours/week) for fall 2019 and spring 2020 to assist with the administration of the Certified Internship Program (CIP). The graduate assistant will work one-on-one with undergraduate student interns throughout the academic year, and 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. Link to apply - https://uncw.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2518842/share_preview

The Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement: Digital Communication
Position Filled '19-'20

Contact: Leslie Wright

Required Professional Development Engagement includes: Attending CC Staff Meetings – every Tuesday morning, 8:30 - 9:30, Bi-Weekly Check Ins with Marketing Team (on which you will serve) every other Tuesday after Full Staff meeting– 30 mins at most!, Taking the Strengths Finder and Jobzology - for personal and professional growth, Check-ins with supervisor at least twice a semester, Meeting with campus OUR reps for digital comm. and get familiar with UNCW’s policies/guidelines on social media

Required Projects for Student Engagement: Digital Communication: Working aside event planning committees to foster innovation and creativity for event promotions, Assist with back-end care of the CC website (with Jobs & Credentials Coordinator), Update/Maintain CC Marketing Guide – to include the event planning template as a section and resource for the team, Create posts for and maintain Social Media platforms, (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), Create and implement a Digital Communication Workflow/Schedule, Oversee internship photo contest (promoting, gathering photos, preparing them for judging, contacting winners, and posting pictures in the CC gallery), Be present, work at and support CC events as class schedule allows. This includes tabling across campus.

Technical Skills: Ready to use on day one –Instagram, Facebook, Twitter (especially for groups or entities other than your personal account), MS Office, Photoshop and other photo editing programs, Dreamweaver or other website editing and design software, Dabbled in and/or want more exposure to - Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Spark, Illustrator etc…), Cascade (web content management)

Link to apply - https://uncw.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2777623/share_preview


Assessment, Research and Planning

Position Filled '18-'19

Contact: Allison Kalmykov

The ARP Graduate Assistant will assist 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: August 1st, 2017. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 10 month position.

Assessment, Research, & Planning GA Job Description (PDF)


Contact: TBD
Not Available '18-19'

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 https://uncw.edu/crossroads/get_involved.htm#GradAssistantship.

Housing and Residence Life

Application Open '20-'21

Set Sail at UNCW

Contact: Brittany Philbert
(910) 962-8597

The Assistant Residence Coordinator is a live-in position that works alongside the Residence Coordinators in the management of on-campus housing. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to; the selection, training and supervision of Desk Receptionists; key management; primary advisor to Area Council; various committee work within the department; serves in the campus crisis response duty rotation; and assumes duties in the absence of the Residence Coordinator. This position is approximately 20 hours per week (however, hours may vary during heavy weeks of the year), 9 month position with possibility for paid summer employment. Other benefits include: a monthly stipend of $627, fall and spring meal plan, on-campus parking pass, free apartment and utilities, $1000/year in professional development funds and a tuition adjustment (out of state rate will be adjusted to in state rate).

To apply, please email Brittany Philbert at philbertb@uncw.edu with your resume, letter of interest/cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references.

For more information please visit: https://uncw.edu/housing/employment/arc.html.

Transition Programs

Position Filled '19-'20

Contact: Carrie West

The Graduate Assistant for Transition Programs provides support for family programming, event coordination, and family communication. The Office of Transition Programs oversees the coordination of new student orientation, convocation, family programs, peer mentor programs for freshman and transfer students, and commencement. This position will assist with the planning and implementation of family & guest orientation, family weekend, and spring family day; develop a family welcome guide, monthly family newsletter, and family video chats; research best practices and new ideas to engage families.  

This is an 11-month position from August 2019 – June 2020 and receives a total stipend of $11,600. Twenty (20) hours per week are required, including some evenings and weekends, from August to May and forty (40) hours per week during the month of June. Additional compensation includes professional development funding to attend the regional conference for the Association of Orientation, Transition, and Retention (NODA), meals during orientation sessions, and uniform polos, t-shirts, rain jacket, and nametag. 

Transition Programs Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)

 Office of International Programs

(Not Student Affairs positions)

UNCW ESL (English as a Second Language Program)
Application Open '19-'20 and Summer '19

Graduate students with an interest in working with international students are encouraged to apply for the ESL Global Liaison Coordinator position (ESLGLC). In this role, ESLGLC be working with us to create, promote, and facilitate various programs as well as other program-related projects that match their set of skills and interests. Our intensive English as a Second Language Program has students from many countries around the world who are here to improve their English. We do a lot of activities and social programming for them as well as their American Conversation Partners and Friendship Families.

The ESLGLC must be able to complete the 14-passenger van training and drive students to events. The ESLGLC will also assist the ESL team as needed. Compensation: $5,500 per semester; $11,000 per year.  (Prefer a year appointment.) Start date: Monday, August 7, 2017. Hours: 20 hours per week. Priority application deadlines: preference given to applications received by March 1st. To apply: send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references via email to esl@uncw.edu. Put “Global Liaison Application” as the subject line.

Position Available '20

$3,850 stipend for the spring semester (Jan. 13-May 31)- if they cannot work this full span the salary will be adjusted using the rate of $13.75 an hour.

Primary duties: Assist with marketing of education abroad programs and opportunities through social media, sandwich boards, creation of fliers/posters and other marketing items. This position may also be called upon to assist with special projects.

Hours: 14 hours per week.

To apply: send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references via email to hinsonm@uncw.edu. Put “Education Abroad Graduate Assistant Application” as the subject line.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

(Not Student Affairs position)

Student Office Assistant
Position Filled '19-'20

The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is seeking an organized, committed, and innovative thinker to serve as Student Office Assistant from August 2019 – May 2020.

$6,000 stipend for 20 hours a week July – June (stipend may change if unavailable for the entire requested time period)

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Major projects include small business and entrepreneurial research
  • Assist with finding and applying for grants
  • Work closely with the manager on programming and operational projects
  • Maintain the CIE website and social media
  • Print and update calendars including Gmail and Outlook
  • Ensure facility is clean and orderly (kitchen, co-working space, and event space)
  • Deliver mail and packages to offices and boxes
  • Set up event space for upcoming events including cleaning projector area, wiping down tables, and testing audio and projector system
  • Send out weekly email blasts including setup and event details for rentals
  • Schedule appointments for interested walk-ins/members with office hours
  • Follow up with any calls/voicemails/emails and record all on google doc
  • Help troubleshoot any operational problems (maintenance requests, printing services, tac)
  • Assist with the planning of events (transportation, marketing, food and beverage, etc)
  • Guide walk-ins to designated offices for interviews/appointments
  • Provide tours to interested members/tenants
  • Work with team on all student events including planning, marketing, and implementing
  • Cultivate and foster town-and-gown relationships with outside businesses, the City of Wilmington, and New Hanover County
  • Help plan all areas of events open to the public and CIE members
  • Other administrative duties as needed
  • Must be well organized, punctual, possess strong written and oral communication skills, and be a team player

If interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to cie@uncw.edu