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 Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership (Revised April 30, 2018) The Sidhu School of Business & Leadership is seeking an MBA student to serve as a Graduate Assistant for the Integrated Management Experience (IME) for 10 hours per week. IME is a two-semester program that 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 that are implemented 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. The selected applicant must be available for during class time during the day and one evening per week.

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, and assist students with weekly reporting requirements. 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.).

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, basic accounting, and advanced user of Microsoft Excel (familiarity with functions is a must, macros are desirable)
  • Comfort to learn appropriate technologies
  • Experience in report preparation
  • Experience in market research and data analysis
  • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality

The position reports to Professor Anu Ghai, Assistant Professor of Accounting and will work with one or two additional IME faculty to help develop this course.

Interested parties should prepare a cover letter, resume, and Wilkes University GA application
and submit to anu.ghai@wilkes.edu. Questions? Call 570.408.5507

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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