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.

Graduate Assistant for the Personal and Professional Development Program at the Sidhu School of Business and Leadership

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 is for the Spring 2018- Spring 2019 semesters. The GA is required to work 17 hours a week during each semester, and will be compensated 21 credit hours of tuition remission for MBA courses at Wilkes University. As well as a small 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, 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 should email their resume, a cover letter of interest, 2 recommendation letters, and transcripts to Jordan Chandler, Current Graduate Assistant (jordan.chandler@wilkes.edu) by August 1, 2017. Interviews will be scheduled in early September.

Department: Student Development

Supervisor: Melissa Howells, Director of Student Development

Term: Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 (with renewal option for Summer 2018 – Spring 2019)

Description:
The mission of Wilkes University's Office of Student Development is to offer educational and social experiences that enhance the quality of student life and learning. The department oversees the following Student Affairs functions: a) Student Activities, b) Leadership Programs, c) Civic Engagement, d) e-Mentoring, e) First Year Student Orientation, f) Internships & Cooperative Education, g) Campus Interfaith and h) Adventure Education. An assistantship in the Office of Student Development will allow an applicant:

To be surrounded by professionals who are active, creative, passionate, and committed to improving the lives of all Wilkes students.
To see students grow and change as a result of the work that is done within the department.
To build and enhance a host of relationships on campus that will be applicable to a future profession in Higher Education or any network as these skills transferable to many professions.

Duties:

  • Serve as a generalist to the Office of Student Development in support of all programs and activities:
  • Complete a training on sexual violence offered by the Victims Resource Center and engage first-year student groups in interactive presentations designed to develop the skills and confidence to intervene safely and effectively when witness to situations where individuals may be at risk of sexual violence
  • Assist with the Wilkes Initiative for Student Engagement (WISE) and Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Partnership an Alternative Break program (LEAP) programs under the office Civic Engagement by helping to develop and coordinate a student training schedule for both programs as well as develop a fundraising schedule for the LEAP program while participating in LEAP bi-weekly meetings.
  • Assist in updating and refining community partner agency contact information to cast a wider net from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties
  • Assist in the development and implementation of assessment of Undergraduate student Internships and the correlation to Careers
  • Chaperone student activity day trips and on campus events
  • Assist with social media maintenance and monitoring

Requirements:
Graduate assistantships are opportunities for matriculated students in a Wilkes graduate program, preferably in the area of Education, though students from all areas of study are eligible. Assistantships typically last from 12 to 18 months, and requires working 20 to 25 hours per week. Evening and weekend work will be required. The position offers up to a possible, but no more than, 24 credits per year.

Location:
The Graduate Assistant will have office space located in the Henry Student Center and the Veterans' Center for Excellence (Conygham Hall).

Compensation: (Fall and Spring)

  • $1750 stipend per semester
  • Graduate tuition – 9 credits per semester (maximum)

Compensation: (Summer)

  • $750 stipend per semester
  • Graduate tuition – 6 credits (maximum)

Interested applicants should e-mail applications to Melissa Howells at melissa.howells@wilkes.edu.

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. The 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 Assistant Directors, Michele Foust and Edwin Colon, with program development, 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 September 25, 2017. Interviews will be then be scheduled.


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