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)

Student Development
Reports to the Assistant Director of Informal Recreation
Not Available '21-'22

Contact: Grace Grindstaff
grindstaffs@uncw.edu 

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 events, 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 online 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 Filled '21-'22

Contact: Grace Grindstaff
grindstaffs@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 and support staff for assigned activities and programs; 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 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 and previous experience officiating and/or officials' training is preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 hours per week. 10-month position.
Applications are currently being reviewed and positions will remain open until filled.

Facility Operations
Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Facility Operations
Not Available '21-'22

Contact: Grace Grindstaff
grindstaffs@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 and Aquatics
Position Filled '21-'22

Contact: Grace Grindstaff
grindstaffs@uncw.edu 

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 the first semester of a graduate assistantship. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 hours per week. 10-month position. Applications are currently being reviewed and positions will remain open until filled.

Marketing
Reports to the Marketing and Communication Specialist
Not Available '21-'22

Contact: Grace Grindstaff
grindstaffs@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.


Campus Life

Arts & Programs
Position Filled '21-'22
 
Contact: Stefanie Norris
norriss@uncw.edu

The graduate assistant will assist the Director of Campus Life Arts and Programs in planning, executing, and evaluating co-curricular programming, unit operations, as well as direct administrative support for the Director.  The graduate assistant will plan, execute, and evaluate Boseman Gallery, the Keepin' It Reel Documentary Series, Art for the Masses, & Leadership Lecture Series. This position will assist with the promotion of Art and Programs events in coordination with the Assistant Director of Campus Life Arts and Programs and the Marketing Interns. Work with academic departments, student organizations, and other campus and community partners to create supplemental programs to support the Lecture Series, Keepin' It Reel Documentary Series. The graduate assistant will hire, train, and supervise two undergraduate interns. The Graduate Assistant will work with Director to coordinate unit and departmental assessment projects. Interface with inter-department and other campus areas on behalf of the Director (Printing Services, Campus Dining, ITSD/AV, Auxiliary Services, etc.).

COMPENSATION: The position receives a stipend of $12,000 to be dispersed over 9 months (20 hours a week). 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of interest, resume, and name and contact information for two references to Stefanie Norris, Director Campus Life Arts and Programs with the subject line “GA A&P 2022 Application - Last Name” 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed starting April 5, 2021 and until the position is filled.

Arts & Programs Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)

Association for Campus Entertainment
Position Filled '21-'22
 
Contact: Kelly Wrobel
wrobelk@uncw.edu

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 and Traditions).  

COMPENSATION: The position receives a stipend of $12,000 to be dispersed over 9 months (20 hours a week). 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of interest, resume, and name and contact information for two references to Kelly Wrobel,  ACE Advisor,  with the subject line “GA A&P 2022 Application - Last Name” 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed starting April 5, 2021 and until the position is filled.

Graduate Assistant for ACE Job Description (PDF)

Event Support & Technology
Position Available '21-'22
 
Contact: Tom Baynes
baynest@uncw.edu

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 are required.

Compensation: The position receives a stipend of $12,000 to be dispersed over 9 months (20 hours a week). 

Application Procedure: Send letter of interest, resume, and name and contact information for two references to Tom Baynes,  AD Events and Technology,  with the subject line “GA Events 2022 Application - Last Name” 

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed starting April 5, 2021 and until position is filled.

Event Support & Technology Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)


CARE Violence Prevention & Response

Coordinator for Men’s Violence Prevention Programming
Position Available '21-'22

Contact: Jen August
augustj@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for CARE will assist with prevention programming, awareness campaigns and educational efforts related to interpersonal violence prevention for the CARE office. This position will assist in creation and delivery of interpersonal violence prevention presentations, bystander intervention trainings, and cover tabling events with a strong focus on topics related to gender, socialization, and healthy masculinity. The Graduate Assistant will assist in development of campus-wide violence prevention marketing campaigns related to gender and healthy masculinity. Additionally, the Graduate Assistant will participate on task forces, coalitions and committees related to violence prevention efforts locally and at a state level.
Previous experience with public speaking or with violence prevention programs is preferred. Experience and/or knowledge related to working with male-identified students is preferred.

Compensation: The position receives a stipend of $11,000 to be dispersed over 10 months (20 hours a week).

Application procedure: Send letter of interest, resume, and name/contact information for two references to Jen August, Director of CARE, with the subject line “Graduate Assistant 2022 Application”


Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Leadership & Service
Position Filled '21-'22
 
Contact: Erin Williamson
williamsone@uncw.edu

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

  • Support the Director, Assistant Directors, Coordinators, & Administrative Associate
  • Co-advise the Community Engagement Specialist team, specifically the Leadership team of two student Co-Directors, and primarily advise 2-3 sub-committees based on various social issues.
  • Co-advise Seahawk Leadership Advisory Council, specifically the Leadership team of two student Co-Directors, and primarily advise two Co-Chairs for the annual Seahawk Leadership Conference
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of the Civic Action Workshop Series
  • Assist Coordinator and Assistant Director in implementing signature community service programs including Halloween Carnival, Volunteer Fair, immersive service trips, and various one-time volunteer opportunities.
  • Assist in Election Engagement initiatives as needed, including facilitation of Election 101 workshop
  • Serve as a Small Group Facilitator for the annual ELEVATE Leadership Summit
  • Develop and facilitate content and various leadership workshops throughout the year on topics such as Civically Engaged Leadership, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, True Colors, etc.
  • May serve as a Clifton Strengths Coach, facilitating to groups/classrooms and engaging in one on one coaching of students
  • Provide event management support at annual Cornerstone Awards
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Compensation is $11,000 to be dispersed over 10 months.  The position requires 20 hours of work per week during the academic year (August 15 through May 15) and occasional evenings/weekends.
  • Application Procedure:

    Email your resume and cover letter as well as a response to the following question to engage@uncw.edu:

    • What is your philosophy of leadership and community engagement, and the importance of each to the collegiate experience? (500 word max)

The review of applications will begin May 24 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Fraternity & Sorority Life
Position Filled '21-'22
 
Contact: Lindsey Trione
trionel@uncw.edu

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

  • Support the Director, Assistant Directors, Coordinators, & Administrative Associate
  • Co-Advise the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Council and United Greek Council
  • Assist in the advisement of Order of Omega and the Fraternity and Sorority Life Programming Board
  • Meet with Chapter Presidents on a monthly basis
  • Attend weekly Council President Meetings,
  • Assist with assessment needs, including but not limited to gathering data and preparing reports related to Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Assist in managing and maintaining the virtual New Member Foundations program on CANVAS
  • Assist with the facilitation of leadership workshops, trainings, and retreats
  • Provide event management support at University Awards and Recognition processes
  • Write articles for various university newsletters
  • Maintain all social media accounts and update regularly and
  • Regularly update the Fraternity & Sorority Life website
  • Attend and assist in co-facilitating meetings with alumni and advisors
  • Assist office in on-going communication with current fraternity and sorority students, alumni, advisors, administration, etc.
  • Attend weekly 1-on-1 meetings with supervisor, bi-weekly staff meetings for the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement, and weekly Fraternity & Sorority Life team meetings
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Compensation is $11,000 to be dispersed over 10 months. The position requires 20 hours of work per week during the academic year (August 15 through May 15) and occasional evenings/weekends.
  • Application Procedure:

    Email your resume and cover letter as well as a response to the following question to engage@uncw.edu:

    • What is the relationship between leadership development, community engagement and the fraternity and sorority experience? (500 word max)

The review of applications will begin May 24 and will continue until the position is filled.

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


Campus Activities & Involvement Center

Student Organizations Support Graduate Assistant
Position Filled '21-'22
 
Contact: Andrea Ingle
inglea@uncw.edu

The CAIC Graduate Assistant will provide support to Registered Student Organizations (RSO), 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 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.

CAIC Student Organizations Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)

Virtual Engagement & Marketing Graduate Assistant
Position Filled '21-'22
 
Contact: Darion Bayles
baylesj@uncw.edu

The Virtual Engagement & Marketing Graduate Assistant will provide support to CAIC and Campus Life’s robust in-person programming through the offering of online and virtual programs.  This position will aid in the development, planning and execution of innovative virtual programs that connect all students, including but not limited to traditional college students, off-campus, distance education, and non-traditional students within the UNCW community. This position will assist with the Fall and Spring Virtual Involvement Carnival Series, online UNCWeekends programs, and provide online engagement support to Registered Student Organizations (RSO). Additionally, this position will assist with the coordination and maintenance of CAIC’s media outlets including websites, monthly newsletters, and social media presence. This position will provide support for CAIC’s major campus events alongside the CAIC full time staff as needed and appropriate.

CAIC Virtual Engagement & Marketing Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)


Career Center

Certified Internship Program
Position Available '21-'22

Contact: Jackie Pitone
pitonej@uncw.edu
 

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


Assessment, Research and Planning

Not Available '21-'22

Contact: Nick Rupp
ruppn@uncw.edu 

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)


Crossroads

Positions Available '21-22'

Contact: Nicole Barr, MSEd, LCMHC
barrn@uncw.edu
910.962.4135
 
Conduct Interventions - Work under the Direct Services Coordinator at CROSSROADS to deliver early intervention services to UNCW students referred through the university conduct system. Application Deadline: April 1st, but the positions will stay open until filled. Annual Compensation: $5,500. 10 hours per week. 10 month position. 


Housing and Residence Life

Positions Available '21-'22

Set Sail at UNCW

Contact: Brittany Philbert
(910) 962-8597
philbertb@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).

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.


 Office of International Programs

(Not Student Affairs positions)

UNCW ELC (English Language Center)
Position Available '21-'22

Graduate students with an interest in working with international students are encouraged to apply for the English Language Center Global Liaison Coordinator position (ELC GLC). In this role, the ELC GLC 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 English Language Center 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 ELC GLC must be able to complete the 14-passenger van training and drive students to events. The ELC GLC will also assist the ELC team as needed. Compensation: $5,500 per semester; $11,000 per year.  (Prefer a year appointment.) Start date: August 9, 2021. Hours: 20 hours per week.
To apply: send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references via email to elc@uncw.edu. Put “Global Liaison Application” as the subject line.

Education Abroad - Graduate Assistant
Position Available '21-'22

The Education Abroad office at UNCW offers 1,000+ programs for students in over 50+ countries. Graduate students with an interested in international education are encouraged to apply for this position. This GA position is a great opportunity to learn more about the functions of an education abroad office as well as a good opportunity for marketing experience. Primary duties will include:

  • Assist with marketing of programs
  • Help with coordination of faculty-led programs
  • Learn to utilize TerraDotta (our office database for education abroad programs/applicants)
  • Assist with day-to-day office tasks
  • Assist with events on campus
  • Completing health and DOS checks for applicants
  • Creating flyers for education abroad programs
  • Opportunity to shadow advising appointments
  • Other duties as assigned

Students interested in applying for this GA position can email a resume and cover letter to Natalie Palmer at palmern@uncw.edu.

Global Liaison
Application Open '20-‘21

Contact: Jennifer Fernandez-Villa
fernandezvillaj@uncw.edu

Graduate students with an interest in working with international students, communications, and marketing, are encouraged to apply for Global Liaison position in the Office of International Students and Scholars. In this role, the Global Liaison will manage communication and marketing aspects for the OISS office including, but not limited to; international student and alumni blog, LinkedIn OISS groups and pages, social media management and content development, websites, covering and marketing OISS events, and developing campus partner and alumni digital newsletters. Additionally, the GL will work to grow the international alumni network through LinkedIn and other outreach efforts. The GL will also assist the OISS team as needed. Adobe Suite, photography, and strong writing skills are preferred. Compensation: $5,500 per semester; $11,000 per year. (Prefer a year appointment.) Email international@uncw.edu with resume and cover letter to apply. 


Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC)

(Not Student Affairs positions)

Graduate Assistant 
Application Open ‘21-‘22

Contact: David Haun
haund@uncw.edu 

The Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) is UNCW's technology transfer office, responsible for identifying, supporting, and enhancing the commercialization of technologies and solutions from the UNCW Community. The Graduate Assistant for the OIC will serve many vital roles for the office, with primary duties including web design, content management, graphic design, social media marketing, and other duties. The ideal candidate is a driven self-starter, able to learn quickly and take ownership of assigned tasks in this fast-paced small office. The GA will oversee a website redesign complete with new page creation, content creation, web performance and analytics, graphic design, social media page creation, social media management, integrative social media and other online marketing. There will also be assignments and opportunities that require the GA to engage with the campus community and serve in various leadership positions. See full job description here

Compensation: $12,000 to be dispersed over 9 months (August – May); 20 hours per week during the academic year.

Application Procedure: Please submit your resume and cover letter to haund@uncw.edu.