General Application Steps
Be sure to also review the general Graduate Assistant Criteria and follow any other instructions contained in the job description.
- Select the job of interest below.
- Complete the Graduate Assistant Application (.pdf).
- Submit application to hiring manager.
Last Updated: 12/01/2023
The Undergraduate Admissions office is seeking 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 and will be a large part of the duties of this position, as events are integral to the functions of our office. This position will also assist with communications/social media in order to share the important points of Wilkes University to prospective students.
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 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., with some evenings and weekends required for admissions-related special events and ambassador meetings. Microsoft Office and basic computer skills are required. Interpersonal communication skills and teamwork skills are highly desired.
Interested applicants should forward the graduate assistant application, cover letter, and resume to Megan Pitts, Undergraduate Admissions (email@example.com) by May 15, 2023.
Assistant, Etruscan Press (2 openings)
Online, 3 credits. Student will be responsible for performing 9 hours of service per week for the semester. Duties will include, but are not limited to, editing, copy work, and grant writing.
Student will gain valuable knowledge regarding the day-to-day workings of a small press, including editing, copy work, and grant writing.
Assistant Editor Trainee, Etruscan Press
Online, 3 credits. Student will be responsible for 9 hours of service per week and will train to be an assistant editor for Etruscan Press. Student will provide any additional office and project support as needed.
Student will gain a working knowledge of the duties of an assistant editor of a small press.
Kaylie Jones Books
Online. 3 credits. Student will be responsible for performing 9 hours of service per week. Duties will include, but are not limited to, manuscript editing, and developing/enacting a marketing campaign for new book releases, including social media content.
Student will gain knowledge of publishing a book from manuscript to printing and marketing within a small press.
Blue Moon / HaveScripts
Online. 3 credits. Student will be responsible for performing 9 hours of service each week. Duties will include, but are not limited to, acting as an editorial assistant to Jean Klein at Blue Moon Plays, a company that produces approximately ten new scripts per year.
Student will gain knowledge of the workings of a playwriting production company including the editing and production of new plays.
CW Office Assistant
Hybrid: in-person and online (preference for a student who lives in the NEPA area). 3 credits. Student will be responsible for performing 9 hours of service per week, assisting the director and administrative assistant with a variety of tasks, including but not limited to assisting with social-media marketing, office reorganization, representing the program at local conferences, recruitment assistance, assisting during the residency, and directly assisting the office staff in other development projects.
Student will gain knowledge regarding the operations of a low-residency creative writing program.
CW Community Outreach Coordinator
Online. 2 credits. Student will serve as a resource for our students as they address one of the requirements of the MFA Program, which is to “use your writing talents to give back to your community”; and plan, organize, and execute community-building activities during the semester and at the residencies.
CW Publication Editor
Online. 3 credits. Student will be responsible for performing 9 hours of service per week collecting, drafting, and editing news stories for the program's newsletter, Revise This! Student will also be responsible for inviting and coordinating guest bloggers on the Creative Writing blog, The Write Life.
Managing Editor, River & South Review
Online. 3 credits. Student will be responsible for performing 9 hours of service per week. Duties will include, but are not limited to: overseeing editorial team, managing the editorial and production calendar to ensure timely release of issues, individual meetings with genre editors to determine which pieces will be selected to be discussed by full team, managing the submission process in Submittable, planning/creating/posting social media content, and bringing strategic ideas to editorial team for consideration. Applications from students who have already read or edited for River & South will be considered first.
Student will gain knowledge of managing the creative and production logistics of an online literary journal.
Online. 3 credits. Student will be responsible for performing 9 hours of service per week. Duties will include, but are not limited to, reading submissions and developing content to promote magazine issues, books, or press-sponsored events. Nonfiction students preferred.
Student will gain knowledge of publishing and promoting a literary magazine and become familiar with small press practices.
Applicants interested in any of these positions should e-mail their completed application to Dr. David Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilkes University's Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering is currently accepting applications for Graduate Assistantship positions. These positions are available to exceptional students who are interested in pursuing a masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Bioengineering. We are looking for candidates who are self-driven and possess excellent teamwork skills. We encourage students who have studied Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Material Science, or related fields to apply.
For more information, please contact Dr. Abas Sabouni at email@example.com.
GA positions for graduate students in the MS in Mathematics Program, provide the individual with the opportunity to understand mathematics outside of the typical classroom setting through evaluation of written material as well as oral and written presentations of selected mathematical topics to undergraduate students.
Sample positions include, but are not limited to, the following curricular assignments:
- Professional tutor
- Professional supplemental instruction (SI) leader
- Course assignment/laboratory grader/assistant
- Course instructor for a select low-level mathematics course
Assignments are made based upon the student's academic interests, curricular background, and experience. All assignments are supervised and mentored by a department faculty member in consultation with the Program Director of the MS in Mathematics Program.
The Office of Technology for Teaching and Learning is seeking a graduate assistant to help support the daily activities of the department. The selected Graduate Assistant would participate as an OTTL team member working alongside instructional designers to support faculty in their use of technology for teaching, assist in the course development process, and participate in the planning, support and delivery of training and professional development opportunities for faculty. The role would be customized to the degree program in which the student is enrolled as well as his/her individual needs and that of the department. Position can be modified for either local or distance participation.
- Collaborate with staff to complete daily support tickets
- Assist faculty in solving educational technology problems
- Assist in and support the design and development of online courses
- Identify and implement a special project that supports the strategic plan of the department as well as meets the needs of the student’s program outcomes
- Identify and recommend educational technology tools and create supporting use cases
- Participate in departmental professional development activities
- Identify and summarize evidence-based research on educational technology, distance teaching and learning, and related topics determined by upcoming workshop topics
- Utilize university and department tools and systems to communicate and demonstrate productivity
- Must be able to quickly gain sufficient knowledge of the operations and function of the department
- Must be available during some portion of University business hours (M-F, 8:30-4:30) to consult with staff, participate in training, etc.
- Must be able to participate in occasional department meetings and/or other relevant team meetings
- Must have own up to date computer with high-speed internet access and webcam if working remotely
- Meet the Graduate Assistant Criteria as outlined on this page
Background, Skills and Competencies
- Preferred enrollment in MS in Education or EdD; Preferred majors include Instructional Technology Specialist, Online Teaching, or Instructional Media but will consider others with an ed tech background
- Non-education graduate students may apply if they have prior education or teaching experience and possess the other background, skills and competencies.
- Basic knowledge of any instructional design or teaching models/methods
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google applications or similar
- Prefer some experience with educational technology apps, tools or systems and some experience working in a learning management system
Compensation will be a combination of tuition remission and stipend for hours worked.
Position is available immediately. While tuition remission is not available for the fall 2023 semester, a pro-rated stipend is available for the remainder of the fall semester. Candidates can also choose to start their assistantship with the beginning of the spring semester in January, 2024.
Interested candidates should follow the GA application process listed at the top of the page and send your completed application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the position can be sent to the same address. Please indicate when you are available to start.
The Wilkes University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is in search of a Graduate Assistant for the Spring 2024 semester.
The Graduate Assistant will work directly with the full- time consultants of the SBDC and will attend client meetings, review and edit business plans, conduct industry research, assist in the development of financial projections, review and edit marketing plans and assist with website and social media assessments. Graduate Assistants can also participate in a wide variety of professional development programs offered by the PASBDC network.
The Wilkes University SBDC has provided no cost confidential consulting services and educational programming to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small business owners in Carbon, Columbia, Luzerne, Schuylkill and Sullivan counties since 1979. We are part of the Pennsylvania SBDC network that comprises 15 centers located on college and universities campuses throughout the Commonwealth. We are fully accredited by America's SBDC and are the "go to" resource for all of your small business needs.