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.

Student Affairs Graduate Assistantships Application Process

First, you must apply to the program by the priority deadline of March 15th.  Be sure to get your application completed and submitted by the deadline.  You will not be extended an invitation to the interview weekend if you do not apply to the program by the priority deadline.  You must then review and apply for positions open for the upcoming academic year using the steps outlined below.

Review open positions for the upcoming year: 

  • From the list of open positions, select up to 5 that you would be interested in applying for.

Prepare the following documents for your Graduate Assistantship Application:

  • Cover Letter:  your cover letter should address your interest in EACH assistantship position that you are applying for.  In other words, you will submit 1 cover letter that includes a rationale for your interest in each of the 5 positions you are interested in.
  • Resume
  • Reference List

Save all three items as ONE document that is a PDF and name it: YourLastName_YourFirstName

Email your application document to Mr. Travis Wright, tmw8679@uncw.edu, Graduate Assistant for the Department of Educational Leadership.  Please include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Your name
  • Email address
  • Cell phone number or other preferred phone number
  • Master’s Program you are applying for OR are currently enrolled in
  • Anticipated semester of enrollment and anticipated graduation semester
  • List up to five (5) positions that you are applying for IN RANK ORDER (1 – top choice to 5 – lowest choice)
  • Interview weekend is scheduled for March 31 – April 1, 2017; will you be able to join us in person if you are invited to interview? If no, we will make arrangements to interview you via Skype or FaceTime.
  • If you are invited to interview, do you have any specific dietary needs or accommodation requirements? If yes, please indicate your needs.

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Campus Recreation

Adventure Recreation
Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Adventure Recreation
Application Open '17-'18

Contact: David Parker
parkerd@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for Adventure Recreation will assist with planning, organizing, implementing, supervising, and evaluating assigned programs and team members. Specific duties may include programming and administrative responsibilities with adventure trips, the climbing wall, challenge/ropes course, and equipment rentals; plan and conduct in-service trainings and staff meetings, and assist with facilitator and trip leader training classes; maintaining accurate statistical records related to participation, budget, and equipment inventory; supervision during trips, workshops, and scheduled programs; coordinate vehicle reservations and use; participant record keeping and documentation; distribution and collection of equipment; assist with post event evaluation; and assist with marketing requests and follow-up. Actively facilitate or lead challenge/ropes course programs or adventure trips. Previous experience leading water-based trips, overnight/extended trips, challenge course facilitation, and equipment maintenance is preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Aquatics
Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Aquatics
Application Open '17-'18

Contact: David Parker
parkerd@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for Aquatics will assist with planning, organizing, developing and implementing a comprehensive aquatics program; including special event, Learn-to-Swim, and Health & Safety programming. Direct responsibilities will include coordinating Learn-to-Swim programs, Health & Safety programs and in-service trainings. Other responsibilities may 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.

Competitive Sports
Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Competitive Sports
Not Available '17-'18

Contact: David Parker
parkerd@uncw.edu

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
Not Available '17-'18

Contact: David Parker
parkerd@uncw.edu

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.

Fitness
Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Fitness
Not Available '17-'18

Contact: David Parker
parkerd@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for Fitness will the 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 in-house 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 fitness specific special events. Previous experience with teaching group exercise (Strength/Cardio/Mind + Body )including certification from a nationally recognized organization, fitness assessments and personal training including certification from a nationally recognized organization and knowledge of human anatomy, muscle physiology and biomechanics is preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Marketing
Reports to the Recreation Program Coordinator
Not Available '17-'18

Contact: David Parker
parkerd@uncw.edu

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.

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Campus Life

Arts & Programs
Position Filled '17-'18

Contact: Stefanie Norris
norriss@uncw.edu

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: $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 '17-'18

Contact: Stefanie Norris
norriss@uncw.edu

The graduate assistant will supervise the Sharky’s Box Office and Game Room student staff. The Sharky’s Graduate Assistant is responsible for overseeing the daily operations, sales, programming, and marketing of Sharky’s Game Room & Box Office.  The Sharky’s Graduate Assistant supervises the Sharky’s Manager and the Sharky’s attendants. 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 '17-'18

Contact: Andrea Ingle
inglea@uncw.edu

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: $11,500. 20 hours per week. 9-month position.

Business Operations
Position Filled '16-'17

Contact: Cathy Murphy
murphyc@uncw.edu

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.

Marketing & Design
Position Filled '17-'18

Contact: Stefanie Norris
norriss@uncw.edu

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: $11,500. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position.

Student Media
Position Filled '16-'17

Contact: Bill DiNome
dinomew@uncw.edu

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: $11,500. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Event Support & Technology
Position Filled '17-'18

Contact: Zach Hollenbaugh
hollenbaughz@uncw.edu

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: $13,300. 20 hours per week. 12-month position. Nights and weekends to be expected.

Event Support & Technology Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)

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Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Fraternity & Sorority
Not Available '17-'18

Contact: Hilary Loso
losoh@uncw.edu

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.

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Campus Activities & Involvement Center

UNCWeekends Program
 Position Filled '17-'18

Contact: Jon Kapell
kapellj@uncw.edu

The CAIC Graduate Assistant for UNCWeekends advises and manages the UNCWeekends planning group inclusive of event planning, implementation and management, coordination of social media on behalf of CAIC in general and provide oversight for the CAIC website. This position will also provide support for CAIC's major campus events alongside the CAIC full time staff as needed and appropriate.

Student Organizations and Event Planning

Position Filled '17-'18

Contact: Jon Kapell
kapellj@uncw.edu

The CAIC Graduate Assistant will provide event planning support to student organizations, including guidance on event planning, risk assessment and management, budget management, advertising, and oversight for the CAIC website areas relating to event management and support.  Additionally, this position will assist in working with new student organizations to develop their constitutions, adhering to university policy and best practices.  

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Career Center

Contact: Sarah Crockett
crocketts@uncw.edu

Certified Internship Program
Position Filled '16-'17

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.

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Assessment, Research and Planning

Application Open '17-'18

Contact: Allison Smith
smithah@uncw.edu

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: August 1st, 2017. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 10 month position.

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

Contact: Aimee Hourigan
hourigana@uncw.edu

Application Open '16-'17

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.

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Housing and Residence Life

Application Open '17-'18

Set Sail at UNCW

Contact: Keith Wickliffe
(910) 962-7273
wickliffek@uncw.edu

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

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Transition Programs

Position Filled '17-'18

Contact: Christina Logan
loganc@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for Transition Programs provides support for programming, student leadership development, and event coordination. The Office of Transitions Programs oversees the coordination of new student orientation, Convocation, Family & Alumni Weekend, peer mentor programs for freshman and transfer students, and commencement. This position will coordinate events for freshman, assist with the recruitment and training of the orientation leader team, and assist with the implementation of office events. Some evening and weekends will be required.

This is an 11-month position. The position receives a stipend of $9,000 to be dispersed over 10 months and an hourly rate during the month of June. Twenty (20) hours per week are required, including some evenings and weekends. During the month of June the number of hours will be greater than 20. Professional development funding to attend the regional and national conference for the Association of Orientation, Transition, and Retention.

Transition Programs Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)
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Office of International Programs

(Not Student Affairs positions)

International Student & Scholar Services
Application Open '17-'18

Graduate students with an interest in working with international students are encouraged to apply for the Global Seahawk Certificate Program Coordinator position.  In this role, the Global Seahawk Certificate Program Coordinator (GSCPC) will develop and manage a certificate program that cultivates international student engagement on campus and in the community.  The GSCPC will coordinate weekly events on and off campus for international students.  The GSCPC must be able to complete the 14-passenger van training and drive students to events.  The GSCPC will also assist the International Student & Scholar Services 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 1.  To apply:  send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references via email to international@uncw.edu.  Put “Global Liaison Application” as the subject line.

UNCW ESL (English as a Second Language Program)
Application Open '17-'18

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 1.  To apply:  send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references via email to walbrechtm@uncw.edu.  Put “Global Liaison Application” as the subject line.

Education Abroad
Application Open '17-'18

Graduate students with experience or expertise in marketing, graphic design, website maintenance, or media are encouraged to apply for the Education Abroad graduate assistant position.  In this role, you will work with development of marketing materials for the Education Abroad side of the Office of International Programs, including creating brochures, fliers, posters, and other visual marketing, maintaining the Education Abroad website and assisting the Education Abroad 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.  To apply:  send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references via email to pikek@uncw.edu.  Put “Education Abroad Graduate Assistant Application” as the subject line.

Education Abroad
Application Open '17-'18

Graduate students who are interested in working with education abroad programming and promotion are encouraged to apply for the Education Abroad graduate assistant position.  In this role, you will work with the organizational side of management of faculty-led education abroad programs, program promotion, social media, and other education abroad related duties.  Compensation: $5,500 per semester; $11,000 per year.  (Prefer a year appointment.)  Start date:  Monday, August 7, 2017.  Hours:  20 hours per week.  To apply:  send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references via email to pikek@uncw.edu.  Put “Education Abroad Global Liaison Application” as the subject line.