Wilkes University

Graduate Assistant Positions

Criteria for Selecting Graduate Assistants 

  1. Admission to the program and full-time status.
  2. Full-time (nine credits per semester) status while holding the assistantship.
  3. Minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average. Current graduate students may apply for an assistantship after completion of nine semester hours of graduate credit with a cumulative average of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Two additional letters of recommendation and submission application materials.
  5. Successful interview or equivalent assessment of suitability for assistantship by department personnel.
  6. Ability and willingness to perform the duties outlined in the job posting and assigned by the Director/Department Chair of the respective program.
  7. Counselorship in an undergraduate residence hall is available each year to graduate students. Applications for these positions must be filed with the Director of Housing no later than February 1 to be considered for the academic year beginning in September. 

Please follow the steps below:

Step #1) Choose the job of interest by clicking the appropriate link.
Step #2) Complete the application by clicking here.
Step #3) Submit application to hiring manager.

Be sure to follow any other instructions contained in the job description.
 

The Sidhu School of Business & Leadership is seeking an MBA student to serve as a Graduate
Assistant (GA) for the Integrated Management Experience (IME). IME is a two-semester
program (2019-2020), introduces freshmen business majors to all functional areas of business in
ACC/BA/ENT 151-152. The student teams develop business plans in the first semester and
implement business concepts in the second semester. This position assists with team activities
and student development activities in the Fall semester and with implementation of the
businesses in the Spring semester.

Representative Fall Semester requirements include, among other things, assistance with
evaluation of team presentations, oversight of in class team meetings, education of teams on the
Spring Semester operations processes and coordinating arrangements for the end-of-semester
IME Poster presentation. Some of the Spring requirements include, among other things,
approval and placing of team supply and inventory orders, coordination of inventory
management, collection and evaluation of weekly team reports, and coordinating arrangements
for the end of semester IME presentations. The GA will also function as the “banker” to receive
and deposit funds and track team performance, assist with retail learning lab, scheduling of
student workers. As time permits, the GA may assist faculty with appropriate research and other
administrative tasks (e.g., examinations, course materials in LIVE/D2L, audits, referral of
students to tutoring, etc.). Position entails 12 work hours per week and Graduate Assistant
contract guidelines apply.

Ideal candidates should have a range of knowledge, skills, and abilities, such as:

  • An understanding and sensitivity to emotional intelligence, leadership functionality, and
  • team dynamics.
  • A good command of financial statements, accounting, Google Docs, Microsoft
  • PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel
  • Comfort to learn appropriate technologies
  • Experience in report preparation
  • Experience in market research and data analysis
  • Data Entry for attendance
  • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality
  • Prior knowledge of or prior participation in the Integrated Management Experience
  • courses (IME 151 and IME 152) during candidate’s freshman year are considered and
  • appreciated.

Position reports to Dr. Pyke, Professor of Management and Prof. Anu Ghai, Professor of
Accounting in the Sidhu School of Business.

Interested parties should prepare a cover letter, resume, and Wilkes University GA application
by June 7th, 2019 and submit to tanya.pyke@wilkes.edu. Questions? Call 570-408-3829.


The graduate assistant to the Dean will be responsible for assisting with the following
activities:

Support the Dean's online learning platform, regular maintenance of the Dean’s social
media accounts (including Facebook and Twitter) and support the Graduate
Program/ABBA Director's program improvement plan.  Other activities involve research,
data gathering, and presentation/report preparation as well as other projects as assigned
by the Dean or Associate Dean in the Sidhu School of Business & Leadership.

Required skills include: strong spoken and written communications skills, articulate and
tactful communications skills; and availability throughout the week. The graduate
assistant will also be expected to interact in a professional manner on a regular basis with
the Dean, Associate Dean, Graduate Program/ABBA Director, faculty, outside
professionals, and peers.

It is preferred that applicants have at least one year of professional experience. In
addition, applicants should possess initiative, an aptitude for problem solving and critical
thinking and a general interest in date-driven research. Some other opportunities related
to this assistantship may include regular communication with a variety of constituents
across campus and the community.

Interested applicants please respond annet.kaminski@wilkes.edu by June 7 th , 2019.

The Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is seeking an MBA (incoming) student to serve as a
Graduate Assistant (GA) for the Personal and Professional Development team. This position begins for
the Fall 2019 semester. The GA is required to work 17 hours per week during each semester, and will be
compensated 21 credit hours of tuition remission for MBA courses at Wilkes University. As well as a
stipend dispersed monthly. The position does require that work be scheduled during the Monday-Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm period as well as an occasional evening and weekend hour.

The program requires the GA to assist Director Bridget Turel with program development and research,
academic projects, website management and event planning and coordination. The GA will also provide
administrative support in the office when needed. The student must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Interested applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher should email their resume, a cover
letter of interest, 2 letters of recommendation, and academic transcripts to Director Bridget Turel
bridget.turel@wilkes.edy by June 7.

Etruscan Press, a non-profit literary press affiliated with Wilkes University since 2006, has two Graduate Assistantship openings. Both of these positions require 25 hours per week in the Etruscan office at Dr. Harold Cox Hall. Duties include the following: Social media updates, copyedit manuscripts and proofread galleys, advance reader copy mailings, author interviews, and draft study guides. (9 credits per term)

Interested applicants should email his or her application to Dr. Bonnie Culver at bonnie.culver@wilkes.edu.

Duties may include social media promotion (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, GoodReads) of current titles, reading and evaluating fiction and nonfiction submissions, proofing galleys and cover designs, and searching for new print and online review sources for backlist and forthcoming titles. Sometimes we also have special projects, such as novel manuscript competitions. (6-9 credits per term)

Interested applicants should email his or her application to Dr. Bonnie Culver at bonnie.culver@wilkes.edu.

Duties may include social media promotion (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, GoodReads) of current titles, reading and evaluating fiction submissions, proofing galleys and cover designs, and searching for new print and online review sources for backlist and forthcoming titles as well as handling book launches. (6-9 credits per term)

Interested applicants should email his or her application to Dr. Bonnie Culver at bonnie.culver@wilkes.edu.

Duties will include collecting and drafting news stories for program newsletter Revise This, inviting and coordinating guest bloggers on program blog The Write Life, complete a marketing study, develop a marketing campaign using social media, and directly assist the CW program director in other development projects. (6-9 credits per term)

Interested applicants should email his or her application to Dr. Bonnie Culver at bonnie.culver@wilkes.edu.

The College of Science and Engineering has multiple Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions available to support supplemental instruction and laboratory activities in the discipline areas of the college. If you are interested in a GTA position and are a graduate student in good standing and will be enrolling as a full-time student for this fall semester please complete the Graduate Assistant Application form (Step #2) to be considered for an assistantship.

Interested applicants should forward the Graduate Assistant Application to Dr. Prahlad Murthy, Associate Dean, The College of Science and Engineering (prahlad.murthy@wilkes.edu) by July 1, 2017 and must include a list of STEM courses that you are capable of teaching at the undergraduate level.

The Undergraduate Admissions office is in need of a graduate assistant who will support the daily recruitment activities of the Undergraduate Admissions team. Responsibilities will require the successful candidate to gain in-depth knowledge of the admissions processes and the University in order to conduct detailed phone conversations, information sessions, and tours for prospective students and families, and assist them through the enrollment process. Pre-planning assistance and attendance for open houses and other admissions-related special events are required.

The graduate assistant will also assist in managing the student ambassador and tour guide programs. The duties include, but are not limited to: scheduling, hiring and training of new ambassadors and tour guides, and providing additional coaching when necessary.

Other administrative and office-related tasks may be assigned. Hours worked are traditionally Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9am-4pm, with some evenings and weekends required for admissions-related special events and Ambassador meetings. Microsoft Office and basic computer skills are highly desired.

Interested applicants should forward the graduate assistant application, cover letter, and resume to Alec Wizar, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions (alec.wizar@wilkes.edu) by March 22, 2019.

Contact Information: alec.wizar@wilkes.edu


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