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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.

For Students:

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 graduate.school@wku.edu. Please include all of the following information:

  • Job Title (50 characters or less)
  • Deadline (Date)
  • Department
  • 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.

 

Open positions:

 

Job Title: Graduate Assistant

Deadline: Open until filled, with priority given to candidates who apply by May 15, 2022

Department: Intercultural Student Engagement Center 

Contact: Lamario Moore, lamario.moore@wku.edu, (270) 745-4926 

Description: The Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC) is seeking a graduate assistant to serve during the 2022-2023 school year. ISEC assists Western Kentucky University with recruiting, retaining, and graduating students that identify as (Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Multiracial) and/or who are first-generation, Pell-eligible, and have some need with their transition, persistence, and graduation. The Graduate Assistant (GA) for the Intercultural Student Engagement Center will support the centers’ initiatives (see website – wku.edu/ISEC). This position may also work with our Pride Center Students, Holas, and other student organizations based out of the office.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with professional staff members to develop 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 

  • Support student staff development and supervise late-night programming 

  • Collect information and publish regular communication via social media platforms 

  • Other relevant duties as assigned 

The above responsibilities are customary for this position, but should not be considered all-inclusive.

Stipend: $10,000 stipend, paid over a 10-month period between August 15, 2022 – May 5, 2023

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking graduate program at WKU 

  • Available to work 20 hours/week, including evenings/weekends 

  • 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 

  • Preferred consideration will be given to Distinguished Minority Fellows (DMF) 

Application Materials Requested: Interested candidates should email their resume/CV and cover letter to Lamario Moore at lamario.moore@wku.edu.

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Job Title: Graduate Assistant, Retention Programs

Deadline: Open until filled, with priority given to candidates who apply by May 15, 2022

Department: Advising and Career Development Center

Contact: Heather Stuart, heather.stuart@wku.edu, (270) 745-5632

Description:

The Graduate Assistant (GA) for the Advising and Career Development Center (ACDC) supports 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 develop new 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.

Stipend: $10,000 stipend, paid over a 10-month period between August 15, 2022 – May 5, 2023

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking graduate program at WKU
  • 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 heather.stuart@wku.edu.

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Job Title: Academic Support Graduate Assistant for SSS-D

Deadline: Open until filled, with priority given to candidates who apply by April 15, 2022

Department: TRIO Student Support Services, Disabilities

Contact: Jimmie Martin, jimmie.martin@wku.edu, (270) 745-2743

Description:

    • About TRIO SSS-D:
      • As a TRIO program, SSS-D is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. SSS-D focuses on the retention, academic success, and graduation of limited income (Pell-eligible), first-generation, and students with disabilities populations. The project serves 100 students each year through individualized coaching, tutoring, advising, financial literacy, college-success skills development, graduate school exploration and preparation, and other development opportunities.
    • Job Description:
      • This position will start in June 2022 through the end of the Academic Year in May, with 20 working hours per week and the possibility of a summer contract. The Academic Support Graduate Assistant will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of SSS-D’s extended lab hours, including supervising student tutors and monitoring the lab. This position requires the ability to manage time, multi-task, and function successfully with little supervision. This position will also manage the SSS-D Blackboard page. This position is comprised of mainly weeknight and weekend afternoon/evening hours. The GA will be required to meet with the Project Director and/or Academic Coordinator on a regular basis. This position will adhere to the WKU holiday schedule.

Stipend: The Academic Support Graduate Assistant will receive a $10,000 yearly stipend, paid in monthly installments

Qualifications: 

    • Candidate must be accepted to/enrolled in a Master’s Degree program at WKU
    • Teaching/tutoring experience preferred
    • Willingness and availability to work evenings and weekends
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to initiate, implement, and coordinate projects
    • Strong desire to promote educational achievement and opportunity
    • Willingness to become familiar with TRIO regulations that govern program policies and procedures

Application Materials Requested:

    • Candidates should submit the following via email to Jimmie Martin, Project Director (jimmie.martin@wku.edu):
      • Cover Letter
      • Resume
      • Please include the graduate program in which you are accepted/enrolled
    • All materials need to be submitted by 11:59 PM CDT on April 1, 2022. You will receive an email confirmation that your materials have been received. The expected start date is approximately June 1st, 2022.

 

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Job Title: Media & Outreach Graduate Assistant for SSS-D

Deadline: Open until filled, with priority given to candidates who apply by April 15, 2022

Department: TRIO Student Support Services, Disabilities

Contact: Jimmie Martin, jimmie.martin@wku.edu, (270) 745-2743

Description: 

    • About TRIO SSS-D:
      • As a TRIO program, SSS-D is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant. SSS-D focuses on the retention, academic success, and graduation of limited income (Pell-eligible), first-generation, and students with disabilities populations. Each year, the project serves 100 students through individualized coaching, tutoring, advising, financial literacy, college-success skills development, graduate school exploration and preparation, and other development opportunities.
    • Job Description:
      • This position will start in June 2022 through the end of the Academic Year in May, with 20 working hours per week and the possibility of a summer contract. The Media & Outreach Graduate Assistant will be responsible for the majority of the project’s social media presence, outreach efforts on campus, and other advertising/outreach materials. This position requires the ability to manage time, multi-task, and function successfully with little supervision. There is some flexibility to work as available, but GA must be available to attend functions and events to share via social media. The GA will be required to meet with the Project Director and/or Academic Coordinator on a regular basis. This position will adhere to the WKU holiday schedule.

Stipend: The Media & Outreach Graduate Assistant will receive a $10,000 yearly stipend, paid in monthly installments

Qualifications:

    • Maintain all SSS-D social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, and others)
    • Manage SSS-D website and Blackboard pages
    • Create original social media content to engage users as well as share relevant information from campus and community partners
    • Digitally advertise upcoming events, student deadlines, and other important information for SSS-D participants
    • Help to create/maintain video content
    • Assist Project Director with recruiting and outreach to eligible students
    • Design/compile recruiting and outreach materials (flyers, handouts, etc.)
    • Collaborate with student staff to facilitate social media ‘takeovers’ to help increase followers & engagement
    • Compile and distribute a bi-weekly newsletter to participants regarding upcoming events, reminders to meet with their coach, etc.
    • Facilitate seminar(s) for participants covering smart social media usage

Application Materials Requested:

    • Candidates should submit the following via email to Jimmie Martin, Project Director (jimmie.martin@wku.edu):
      • Cover Letter
      • Resume
      • Design Sample (flyer, Instagram post, etc.)
      • Please include the graduate program in which you are accepted/enrolled
    • All materials need to be submitted by 11:59 PM CDT on April 1, 2022. You will receive an email confirmation that your materials have been received. The expected start date is approximately June 1st, 2022.

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Job Title: Student Engagement & Development Graduate Assistant for SSS-D

Deadline: Open until filled, with priority given to candidates who apply by April 15, 2022

Department: TRIO Student Support Services, Disabilities

Contact: Jimmie Martin, jimmie.martin@wku.edu, (270) 745-2743

Description: 

    • About TRIO SSS-D:
      • As a TRIO program, SSS-D is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant. SSS-D focuses on the retention, academic success, and graduation of limited income (Pell-eligible), first-generation, and students with disabilities populations. The project serves 100 students each year through individualized coaching, tutoring, advising, financial literacy, college-success skills development, graduate school exploration and preparation, and other development opportunities.
    • Job Description:
      • This position will start in June 2022 through the end of the Academic Year in May, with 20 working hours per week and the possibility of a summer contract. The Student Engagement & Development Graduate Assistant will be responsible for assisting with developing and executing several student events and programs. This position requires the ability to manage time, multi-task, and function successfully with little supervision. This position is comprised of mainly weekday hours in the SSS-D planning events, weeknights for hosting events, and occasional weekend afternoon/evening hours. The GA will be required to regularly meet with the Project Director and/or Academic Coordinator. This position will adhere to the WKU holiday schedule.

Stipend: The Student Engagement & Development Graduate Assistant will receive a $10,000 yearly stipend, paid in monthly installments

Qualifications:

    • Candidate must be accepted to/enrolled in a Master’s Degree program at WKU
    • Experience planning and executing events
    • Willingness and availability to work evenings and weekends as needed
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to initiate, implement, and coordinate projects
    • Strong desire to promote educational achievement and opportunity
    • Willingness to become familiar with TRIO regulations that govern program policies and procedures

Application Materials Requested:

    • Candidates should submit the following via email to Jimmie Martin, Project Director (jimmie.martin@wku.edu):
      • Cover Letter
      • Resume
      • Please include the graduate program in which you are accepted/enrolled
    • All materials need to be submitted by 11:59 PM CDT on April 1, 2022. You will receive an email confirmation that your materials have been received. The expected start date is approximately June 1st, 2022.

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