Graduate Assistant Positions

General Application Steps

Be sure to also review the general Graduate Assistant Criteria and follow any other instructions contained in the job description.

  1. Select the job of interest below.
  2. Complete the Graduate Assistant Application.
  3. Submit application to hiring manager.

Available Positions

Last Updated: 07/10/2024

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.

Etruscan Press (Assistant Editor)

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.

Student will gain knowledge of managing the creative and production logistics of an online literary journal.

Hippocampus Magazine

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.

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 david.hicks@wilkes.edu

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 their individual needs and that of the department. Position can be modified for either local or distance participation. This is a great opportunity for a teacher during the summer semester.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) 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 the graduate assistantship 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

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.

Next Steps

Interested candidates should follow the GA application process listed at the top of the page and send your completed application materials to kristine.pruett@wilkes.edu. Questions about the position can be sent to the same address. Please indicate when you are available to start.

The position of Writing Center Graduate Assistant is designed to provide administrative support to the Writing Center Director, to the Writing Center’s Peer Consultants, and for faculty working in close relation with the Writing Center. The Graduate Assistant’s areas of responsibility and duties involve internal work (i.e., duties in regards to the Writing Center’s internal operations), and external work (i.e., duties pertaining to the Writing Center’s relations and cooperation with faculty and staff across the Wilkes University campus).  Experience with ELL instruction is especially desirable.

This position will serve as a professional and educational development experience for graduate students. To meet this expectation, the position of Writing Center Graduate Assistant will offer practical experience to those students pursuing continuing graduate studies or careers in the areas of: English literary studies; Creative Writing; professional writing and writing consultation; Education; Rhetoric and Composition studies; Communications; and continuing graduate studies or professional work in any field in which writing is of key significance.

Oversight and Performance Evaluation

The Writing Center Graduate Assistant is hired, supervised, mentored, evaluated, and rehired by the Writing Center Director, in cooperation with the English Program Chairperson, and other relevant administrative constituencies at Wilkes University.

Performance evaluations are to be conducted by the Writing Center Director at the end of each academic semester (mid-contract and end-of-contract).

Application Requirements

  • Adherence to the requirements of the Wilkes University Criteria for Hiring and Rehiring Graduate Assistants
  • Job Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Enrollment as a full-time graduate student and maintaining a 3.0 or above GPA within, in addition to satisfactory degree progression towards completion of, one of Wilkes University’s graduate programs
  • As per Wilkes University policies regarding Graduate Assistantships, completion of print and electronic versions of application materials
  • As per Wilkes University policies regarding Graduate Assistantships, participation in an on-campus (or virtual) interview
  • As per Wilkes University policies regarding Graduate Assistantships, submission of two letters of reference

Competencies

  • Experience with and/or interest in the pedagogy and process of peer tutoring in writing, ideally as gained in the position of Writing Center Peer Consultant or related undergraduate and graduate studies
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and/or ESL-student support; theoretical and applied Rhetoric and Composition; pedagogical theory and practice; theoretical and applied grammar; technical writing; professional writing; the supervision, training, and mentoring of undergraduate students
  • The successful completion of advanced undergraduate courses in which writing is of key significance, regardless of the discipline
  • High-level skills in the areas of: reading; writing; written and verbal communications; use of technology in support of reading, writing, revision, and research

Job Requirements

  • An average total of 15 weeks of work per academic semester
  • An average total of 10 hours per academic week, performing all related duties, including any online/virtual work duties
  • An average of 2 hours per week, as a subset of the above 10 hours per week, performing writing consultation and/or administrative duties within the Writing Center, including online synchronous consultations
  • An average of 1 hour per week, as a subset of the above 10 hours per week, dedicated to the monitoring of the Online Writing Center dashboard and completion of asynchronous reviews of OWC submissions
  • Attendance at all Writing Center ENG 190 C bi-weekly training sessions, unless absence is approved by the Writing Center Director
  • Active involvement in the ongoing professional training and development of undergraduate Writing Center Peer Consultants in ENG 190 C
  • Active participation in the Writing Center Graduate Assistant’s own ongoing professional training and development, as designed and implemented—under the rubric of mentoring—by the Writing Center Director
  • As per Wilkes University policies regarding Graduate Assistantships, review of mid-contract and end-of-contract evaluation materials

Responsibilities

  • Reading the most recent Wilkes University Writing Center Training Manual and discussing the Writing Center’s pedagogical philosophy, work procedures, and professional ethics with the Writing Center Director prior to the beginning of the fall semester
  • Assisting the Writing Center Director in the supervision and mentoring of undergraduate Writing Center Peer Consultants—while maintaining that the Writing Center Director be responsible for decisions regarding hiring, work policies and pedagogical practices, and termination of student employment
  • Providing academic support for the undergraduate and graduate student clients of the Writing Center through in-person consultations, synchronous meetings, and asynchronous written feedback (in the Online Writing Center)
  • Assisting the Writing Center Director in the development of campus-wide in-person, synchronous, and asynchronous workshops on writing-related topics
  • Leading campus-wide in-person and synchronous workshops on writing-related topics independently and in collaboration with the Writing Center Director and/or Writing Center Peer Consultants
  • Assisting the Writing Center Director in faculty relations efforts (such as scheduling in-class visits to courses taught across the curriculum)
  • Assisting the Writing Center Director in campus communications via messaging on Today@Wilkes, Instagram, and paper flyers
  • Assisting the Writing Center Director in collecting Writing Center data and compiling administrative reports
  • Working in collaboration with the Writing Center Director, Peer Consultants, and Wilkes University faculty in scholarly projects relating to Writing Center operations (including possible attendance and presentation at local, regional, national, and international scholarly conferences)

Compensation

  • $6,200 total tuition remission + $2,000 stipend ($8,200 in total compensation)

Interested applicants should forward the graduate assistant application, cover letter, CV, and letters of recommendation to Dr. Sean J. Kelly, Writing Center Director, by July 16, 2024.