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. 

Application Steps

  1. Select the job of interest below.
  2. Complete the Graduate Assistant Application.
  3. Submit application to hiring manager. Be sure to follow any other instructions contained in the job description.

Wilkes University invites applicants for a Graduate Assistant in the School of Education. This position is available immediately. The GA is required to work 20 hours a week during each semester, and will be compensated tuition remission for graduate courses at Wilkes University plus a monthly stipend payment. Specific details to be discussed at time of interview.

The successful candidate is responsible for assist the Doctoral department chair, Dr. Karim Letwinsky and the Master degree level department chair, Dr. Charles Smargiassi. The student must maintain a full-time status (18 credits for the academic year) and a 3.0 or higher GPA.

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

  • Assist faculty with research
  • Locate publications for faculty to publish manuscripts
  • Data management/analysis
  • Conference presentation preparation
  • Organize and host doctoral socials
  • Organize new cohort orientation process
  • Provide APA support to faculty and doctoral students
  • Dissertation management
  • Conduct Video Conference training sessions for faculty and students
  • Update/Revise/Create EdD handbooks
  • Complete PDE applications for program/ course approval
  • Support for EDLS and SBL programs
  • Assist with student queries, student advising, registration, graduation audits; Compile and maintain instructor lists, keep record of PRAXIS results
  • Update EDLS and SBL files (including cross check current files with TIMS and admissions)
  • Update department records regarding state and international requirements for online instruction
  • Create/assemble Ed.D. Newsletters
  • Assist with data management for Ed.D. program
  • EdD course calendar management
  • Assist with curriculum review
  • Assist with social media posts

Interested applicants should email the following to charles.smargiassi@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

The Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University invites applicants for a Graduate Assistant. This position is available immediately. The GA is required to work 15 - 20 hours a week during each semester, and will be compensated tuition remission for graduate courses at Wilkes University plus a monthly stipend payment. Specific details to be discussed at time of interview.

The Graduate Assistant provides entrepreneurial assistance to clients managed and supported by the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

Specific responsibilities for the 2020-2021 academic year include:

  • Drafting fundamental business documents as clients need and as training allows, with the help of applicable business mentors.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with current and future APKC clients.
  • Implementing and maintaining a client management system and updating client records as needed.
  • Representing the Allan P. Kirby Center in a professional manner at various events that arise throughout the year.
  • Providing other support to the Allan P. Kirby Center Staff, Allan P. Kirby Assistant Director and Allan P. Kirby Center Executive Director as needed such as client meetings, planning center events and daily activities.

The incumbent of this position will continue the development or his or her leadership and management skills by working on key programs that foster the development of undergraduate students with the academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular environment. Project management and organizational skills will be enhanced through the organization and implementation of key university programs and activities.

Interested applicants should forward the graduate assistant application, cover letter, and resume to
Charles J. Pierce
Interim Executive Director - APKCFEE
charles.pierce@wilkes.edu

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2020


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