Available GA Positions
Open GA Position Job Board
This site lists open graduate assistantship positions available on Western Kentucky University's campus. Details about the assistantship program are available. For questions about the positions themselves, be sure to e-mail the contact person listed in the job announcement.
The table below lists open general (service oriented) graduate assistantship positions which have been submitted to the Graduate School by WKU faculty or staff. If you are interested in applying to a position and feel that you meet the qualifications please inquire directly with the listed contacted person. Please note: these listings represent what has been submitted to the Graduate School, but not all areas choose to list their GA open positions here. Please contact your academic department for the most complete information about potential openings.
For Faculty and Staff:
If you have a general GA position available please submit a description to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include all of the following information:
- Job Title (50 characters or less)
- Deadline (Date)
- Contact (name, email, phone)
- Description (200 words or less)
- Stipend and Tuition
- Qualifications (100 words or less)
- Application Materials Requested
For departments with posted positions, please let The Graduate School know as soon as the position has been filled so it can be removed from the website.
Job Title: Graduate Assistant, Retention Programs
Deadline: Position is open until filled, with priority given to candidates who apply by April 1st, 2023.
Department: Advising and Career Development Center (ACDC)
Contact: Heather Stuart, email@example.com, 270-745-5632
Description: The Graduate Assistant (GA) for the Advising and Career Development Center (ACDC) supports undergraduate students as they achieve their academic goals and ultimately graduate from WKU. The duties and tasks for this position contribute to the success of the Best Expectation Program, Cornerstone Program, and Academic Warning Workshops. Participants in these programs are typically (1) incoming first-year students, (2) students on Academic Warning, or (3) students on Academic Probation.
- Facilitate weekly workshops, both face-to-face and online, which focus on academic success strategies and campus resources
- Meet individually with students to identify goals and monitor academic progress
- Track workshop attendance, update student information, and assist with data collection for program reports
- Monitor students who use The Learning Center (TLC) study spaces, typically 1-2 evenings/week
- Collaborate with professional staff members to improve retention programs and initiatives
- Communicate clearly, quickly, and responsibly with students, professional staff members, campus partners, and other GAs
- Participate in required trainings, meetings, and professional development activities as assigned
- Other relevant duties as assigned
The above responsibilities are customary for this position, but should not be considered all-inclusive.
- $10,000 stipend, paid over an 8-month period
- In-state tuition rates (not tuition waiver), as outlined by the WKU Graduate School
- Received an overall GPA of at least 3.0
- Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in a graduate degree program at WKU
- Available to work between August 14th, 2023 – May 3rd, 2024
- Available to work 20 hours/week, including 1-2 evenings/week
- Dedicated to serving students with attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Able to demonstrate relevant skills, including interpersonal communication, active listening, public speaking, teamwork, organization, and time management
Application Materials Requested: Interested candidates should email their resume/CV and cover letter to Heather Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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