Wilkes University

Graduate Assistant Positions

Criteria for Selecting Graduate Assistants

  1. Regular admission to the program or current student with good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher)
  2. Students admitted under Conditional Classification may apply for an assistantship after completion of nine semester hours of graduate credit with a cumulative average of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Completion of Graduate Assistant on-line process
  4. Ability and willingness to perform duties outlined in job posting and assigned by the Director/Department Chair of the respective program.

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 College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is seeking a student to serve as a Graduate Assistant (GA). This position is available immediately. The GA is required to work 15 hours a week during the Spring 2019 semester, GA duties include assisting CAHSS faculty with research and scholarship projects. The GA will be compensated with partial tuition remission for and a small stipend dispersed monthly during the Spring 2019 semester.

If you are interested in this GA position and are a graduate student in good standing and will be enrolling as a full-time student for this spring semester, please complete the Graduate Assistant Application form and forward to Dr. Paul Riggs, Dean, The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to be considered.

The Office of International Engagement is seeking a student to serve as a Graduate Assistant (GA). This position is available immediately. The GA is required to work 20 hours a week during each semester, and will be compensated 9-12 credit hours of tuition remission for graduate courses at Wilkes University, as well as a small stipend dispersed monthly during the fall 2018 semester, spring and summer 2019 semesters.

This position does require that work be scheduled during the Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm period, as well as weekend hours.

The program requires the GA to assist the Executive Director, Rosi Ponce Sanabria, Associate Director, Michele Foust and Assistant Director Hussain Alrumaym, with program development, weekly, monthly and end of program reports, event planning, coordination and attendance. The GA will also provide administrative support in the office when needed. The student must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Interested applicants should email their resume, a cover letter of interest, 2 recommendation letters, and transcripts to Rosi Ponce Sanabria, Executive Director (rosi.ponce@wilkes.edu) . Interviews will then be scheduled.

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 Office of International Engagement is seeking a student to serve as a Graduate Assistant (GA). This position is available immediately. The GA is required to work 20 hours a week during each semester, and will be compensated 9-12 credit hours of tuition remission for graduate courses at Wilkes University, as well as a small stipend dispersed monthly during the summer, fall and spring semesters.

This position does require that work be scheduled during the Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm period, as well as weekend hours.

The program requires the GA to assist the Executive Director, Rosi Ponce Sanabria and Associate Assistant Director, Michele Foust and Assistant Director Hussain Alrumaym, with program development, weekly, monthly and end of program reports, event planning, coordination and attendance. The GA will also provide administrative support in the office when needed. The student must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Interested applicants should email their resume, a cover letter of interest, 2 recommendation letters, and transcripts to Rosi Ponce Sanabria, Executive Director (rosi.ponce@wilkes.edu) by May 1, 2018. Interviews will be then be scheduled.

Graduate Residence Director Position Description
Office of Residence Life, Wilkes University

Term: Summer 2018 – Spring 2019 (with renewal for Summer 2019 – Spring 2020)

Supervisor: Raymond D. FeDora, III, Assistant Director of Residence Life

Description
An integral member of the Office of Residence Life (ORL) team, the Graduate Residence Director is a part-time, live-in professional responsible for assisting with the development and management of a residential area of the Wilkes University campus. Graduate Residence Directors will work with an Area Coordinator to assist with supervision of paraprofessional staff, oversight of residential education programming, enforcement of college policy, student conflict management, and area facilities management. The Graduate Residence Director will be expected to uphold the mission and goals of the Office of Residence Life, the Division of Student Affairs, and Wilkes University.

Position Responsibilities

  • Assist with the training, supervision, and evaluation of up to 25 undergraduate Resident Assistants for assigned residential area.
  • Actively participate in and present at Paraprofessional Staff Training to commence before each academic semester as well as in-service trainings and the RA 101 class in the fall semester.
  • Attend and co-facilitate regularly scheduled staff meetings and individual meetings with RAs.
  • Address quality of life issues within the residential area, reporting repairs to University Facilities.
  • Assist Office Assistant with the assignment, distribution and collection of all residential keys and conduct core changes where appropriate.
  • Connect and engage with residents in assigned residential areas.
  • Support programs planned by RA staff and advise their community development efforts.
  • Work with RA staff to address all roommate conflicts in assigned area.
  • Serve as a conduct hearing officer for student handbook violations.
  • Serve on a department committee, planning essential activities of the Office of Residence Life.
  • Serve in an "On-Call" duty rotation, responding to campus emergencies and students in crisis after-hours.
  • As an "essential services" employee, participate in emergency preparedness and response.
  • Maintain office presence of 25 hours per week.
  • Assist Central Office team with projects and assignments, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Enrollment, full-time, in a Wilkes University graduate degree program
  • Experience in Residence Life as an undergraduate is strongly encouraged

Remuneration

  • Graduate Tuition – 9 credits per semester,
  • Annual stipend
  • Full meal plan while the dining halls are open
  • Partially furnished apartment in campus housing

To Apply
Please email application and resume to Raymond D. FeDora, III at raymond.fedora@wilkes.edu.

 


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