Division of Student Affairs

Assistantships for Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in considering a UNCW Student Affairs Assistantship. The Division of Student Affairs works directly with various programs within the UNCW Graduate School in providing their students employment and experiential opportunities, including assistantships and practica. 

The formal Graduate Assistant Recruitment Process has ended. If you are interested in one of our positions that is not yet filled, please e-mail the contact indicated to express your interest and learn more about the position.


Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation GA Position Descriptions (PDF)

Adventure Recreation
Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Adventure Recreation
Position Filled '18-'19

Contact: David Parker
parkerd@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for Adventure Recreation will assist with planning, organizing, implementing, supervising, and evaluating assigned programs and team members. Specific duties may include programming and administrative responsibilities with adventure trips, the climbing wall, challenge/ropes course, and equipment rentals; plan and conduct in-service trainings and staff meetings, and assist with facilitator and trip leader training classes; maintaining accurate statistical records related to participation, budget, and equipment inventory; supervision during trips, workshops, and scheduled programs; coordinate vehicle reservations and use; participant record keeping and documentation; distribution and collection of equipment; assist with post event evaluation; and assist with marketing requests and follow-up. Actively facilitate or lead challenge/ropes course programs or adventure trips. Previous experience leading water-based trips, overnight/extended trips, challenge course facilitation, and equipment maintenance is preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Student Development
Reports to the Associate Director, Programming and Risk Management
Position Filled '18-'19

Contact: David Parker
parkerd@uncw.edu

Responsibilities include developing, organizing, managing and implementing the overall student development program for the Department of Campus Recreation. Develop, coordinate, market and lead the Seahawk Recreation Leadership Series (workshops/trainings/activities designed to promote professional and personal development in and out of the workplace). Work collaboratively to create goals, objectives and outcomes for the Seahawk Recreation Development Program. Coordinate, develop and lead our Beginning of the Year Training and other common trainings. Assist in the management and oversight of the Student Advisory Board and their programming efforts (student social event, service projects, etc.). Coordinate, develop, and lead new student team member orientations (onboarding program) to ensure consistent information and preparation is provided to all student team members. Create, design, and implement on-line training and/or development modules for use with leadership series and/or onboarding. Work collaboratively to plan and implement employee recognition awards and events. Assist in creating and developing new methods to improve student staff performance, engagement and morale. Conduct assessment and solicit feedback of trainings and development modules. This Graduate Assistant will work collaboratively with all professional staff members and Graduate Assistants within Campus Recreation. Produce bi-annual and annual training reports. Previous experience leading employee training, group facilitation, and team-building is preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 10-month position.

Competitive Sports
Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Competitive Sports
Position Filled '18-'19

Contact: David Parker
parkerd@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports will assist with planning, organizing, administering, and supervising competitive sports programs and team members as assigned. Specific duties include: recruiting, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating (including video evaluation) officials for assigned intramural sports activities; training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating support staff for assigned intramural sports or Sport Club activities; maintaining accurate statistical records related to participation, budget, and equipment inventory; coordinating and communicating departmental programs and services to designated student representative groups; and conducting/instructing clinics and workshops on rules, playing techniques, officiating procedures, and intramural sports policies. Mentor assigned Sport Clubs; assist with Sport Club Council meetings and officer trainings, club budget allocation, roster and waiver management, home event planning and management, etc. Previous experience in programming and organizing intramural sports programs and previous experience officiating and/or officials' training is preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Facility Operations
Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Facility Operations
Position Filled '18-'19

Contact: David Parker
parkerd@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for Facility Operations will assist with the overall operation of the Student Recreation Center for recreational programs. Prepare and supervise facilities for departmental programs; assist with scheduling of space and maintenance of equipment inventory; manage student team members including scheduling, training (conduct in-service trainings and staff meetings) and evaluating; evaluate facilities for continued operational effectiveness; and conduct risk management safety inspections. Additionally, the Graduate Assistant will assist in the management of special maintenance projects that occur throughout the year (including break periods). Previous experience in facility supervision, equipment inventory, and/or maintenance is preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Fitness
Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation - Fitness
Position Filled '18-'19

Contact: David Parker
parkerd@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for Fitness will the planning, organizing, administering, and supervising fitness programs and team members as assigned. Specific duties may include: team member management (hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, planning and conducting in-service trainings) and staff meetings; assist with the planning and conducting of in-house Fitness Instructor Training and Train To Be A Trainer classes; fitness assessments and personal training; supervising the fitness center; conducting incentive and activity programs; assisting in the organization and administration of the group fitness program to include video evaluation; overseeing statistical information, equipment, and facility needs; instructing various Strength/Cardio/Mind + Body programs; and fitness specific special events. Previous experience with teaching group exercise (Strength/Cardio/Mind + Body )including certification from a nationally recognized organization, fitness assessments and personal training including certification from a nationally recognized organization and knowledge of human anatomy, muscle physiology and biomechanics is preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Marketing
Reports to the Recreation Program Coordinator
Position Filled '18-'19

Contact: David Parker
parkerd@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for Marketing will assist with organizing, developing, managing, and implementing the overall marketing plan, marketing strategies and projects for the Department of Campus Recreation or within assigned program areas. Assist the Recreation Program Coordinator with information fairs, special events and various activities within specific program areas. Other duties include development and management of website and social media, brochures/posters/flyers, public service announcements, and database management; strategy planning and targeting efforts; conduct presentations to designated groups; and assist with set-up/take down and logistical concerns for information fairs and special events. Manage the marketing student staff (schedule, train, evaluate), plan and facilitate marketing staff meetings (scheduling, creating/sharing agendas, incorporating in-service training & teambuilding), and assigns duties or projects. Directly responsible for the proofing process of all marketing materials created by marketing team members. Previous experience with marketing programs or events, Adobe Suite software (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.), graphic design and layout skills, working with a variety of social media platforms, photography, website development and management, creating and writing brochures and public service announcements and proofreading is preferred. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.


Campus Life

Arts & Programs & Student Employment
Application Open '18-'19
 
Contact: Stefanie Norris
norriss@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for Arts & Programs and Student Employment assists the Director of Campus Life Arts & Programs in providing support for programming, logistics, outreach for the Leadership Lecture Series. This position hires, trains and supervises two undergraduate interns. Graduate Assistant will plan and implement Art for the Masses and other programmatic efforts throughout the semester. The Graduate Assistant will work with the Assistant Director of Arts and Programs to plan and implement department wide Student Employee Training, provide support for student managers and other student employee initiatives. Annual Compensation: $11,500. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position. 

Arts & Programs Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)

Arts & Programs Sharky's Box Office and Game Room
Application Open '18-'19

Contact: Gillian Perry
perryg@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for Sharky’s Box Office and Game Room will supervise the Sharky’s student staff and two (2) student managers. The Sharky’s Graduate Assistant is responsible for overseeing the daily operations, sales, programming, and marketing of Sharky’s Game Room & Box Office. The Graduate Assistant will develop programming for the space as well as work with outside programmers to ensure high quality customer service and assistance with ticketing events out of the Box Office. This position also serves the overall Campus Life Arts and Programs department. Annual Compensation: $11,500; 20 hours per week. 9 months.

Graduate Assistant for Sharky’s Box Office and Game Room Job Description (PDF)

Association for Campus Entertainment
Position Filled '18-'19
 
Contact: Andrea Ingle
inglea@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for the Association for Campus Entertainment will serve as the advisor for three of the six ACE committees and one Vice President. The ACE Graduate Assistant is responsible for overseeing the committee chairs in all phases of programming and production, including goal setting, contracting artists, committee developments, marketing, and budgeting. The Graduate Assistant will serve the department additionally in planning and executing all celebration events including the Campus Life Student Employee Appreciation Week and the end of year banquet. This position also serves the overall Campus Life Arts and Programs department.  Annual Compensation: $11,500; 20 hours per week. 9 months.

Graduate Assistant for ACE Job Description (PDF)

Business Operations
Position Filled '18-'19
 
Contact: Cathy Murphy
murphyc@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for Business Operations provides financial support for Campus Life business services staff. The Graduate Assistant will monitor, reconcile, and analyze account activity, which includes student fee and non-student fee revenue and expense transactions. As a reconciliation specialist, the Graduate Assistant ensures that guidelines and procedures for operating processes are sufficient and prevent errors in accounting records. The Graduate Assistant will monitor and assist in maintaining Campus Life budgets and provide back up and support for staff. The Graduate Assistant is the back-up coordinator for Purchasing Administrative Card System (PACS) and is responsible for modifying all transactions. As well, this position assists with processing check requests and petty cash transactions. On a daily basis, the Graduate Assistant will be responsible for processing daily deposits from Sharky's Game Room and Lumina Box Office. Annual Compensation: $12,000. 20 hours per week. 11-month position.

Event Support & Technology
Position Filled '18-'19
 
Contact: Zach Hollenbaugh
hollenbaughz@uncw.edu

The Event Staff team is responsible for the venue setup, audiovisual support, and event management of Campus Life spaces. The Graduate Assistant for Event Support & Technology will be responsible for providing audiovisual and technical support as a member of the production team, creation and maintenance of the events schedule, and serve as the senior staff member on site during events. Additionally, this position has the opportunity to participate as part of the Event Staff management team, develop and implement programs to improve the staff, and engage the student staff. Some evening and weekend hours required. Compensation: $13,300. 20 hours per week. 12-month position. Nights and weekends to be expected.

Event Support & Technology Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)


Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Fraternity & Sorority
Not Available '18-'19
 
Contact: Ebony Wofford
wofforde@uncw.edu
 
The Fraternity & Sorority Graduate Assistant will manage Panhellenic, NPHC, and/or Interfraternity Councils; advise 10-12 chapter presidents; advise Order of Omega and its related programs; develop and implement Greek Week; support the Coordinator of Fraternities and Sororities with organizing other major functions and programs; design and implement National Hazing Prevention Week in conjunction with Council officers and Order of Omega; develop and implement Greek Emerging Leaders Program; assist with assessment needs; organize and promote fraternity and sorority newsletter; write articles for various university newsletters; maintain all social media accounts and update regularly; assist in on-going communication with current fraternity and sorority students, alum, advisors, university administration, etc.; and facilitate sessions of the Leadership Development Program. Evening and weekend commitments. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.


Campus Activities & Involvement Center

UNCWeekends Program
Position Filled '18-'19
 

Contact: Jon Kapell
kapellj@uncw.edu

The CAIC Graduate Assistant for UNCWeekends advises and manages the UNCWeekends planning group inclusive of event planning, implementation and management, coordination of social media on behalf of CAIC in general and provide oversight for the CAIC website. This position will also provide support for CAIC's major campus events alongside the CAIC full time staff as needed and appropriate.

Student Organizations and Event Planning

Position Filled '18-'19
 
Contact: Jon Kapell
kapellj@uncw.edu

The CAIC Graduate Assistant will provide event planning support to student organizations, including guidance on event planning, risk assessment and management, budget management, advertising, and oversight for the CAIC website areas relating to event management and support.  Additionally, this position will assist in working with new student organizations to develop their constitutions, adhering to university policy and best practices.  This position will supervise up to two Event Planning Specialists undergraduate student positions, when available.  The Graduate Assistant will also provide support for CAIC’s major campus events alongside the CAIC full time staff as needed and appropriate.

CAIC Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)


Career Center

Contact: Thom Rakes
rakest@uncw.edu

Certified Internship Program
Position Filled '18-'19
 
The CIP Graduate Assistant will have the unique opportunity to help expand our innovative CIP program and engage with the campus and area community to generate interest in the Certified Internship Program. This innovative program provides students a framework to enhance knowledge and experience learned in the classroom through their paid or unpaid internship experiences. In addition to working one-on-one with student interns throughout each semester, the GA will gain experience with marketing and promotion, written and verbal communication, program evaluation, individualized career guidance, event coordinating, networking with campus and community members, and an opportunity to work under direct supervision of Career Center staff. $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position.


Assessment, Research and Planning

Position Filled '18-'19

Contact: Allison Kalmykov
kalmykova@uncw.edu

The ARP Graduate Assistant will assist in statistical analysis of departmental, divisional, and university assessment data and report writing. Student Voice support for the Division (when needed). Conducts assessment workshops and focus groups as needed. Assists with presentations and publications as needed. Hire Date: August 1st, 2017. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 10 month position.

Assessment, Research, & Planning GA Job Description (PDF)


Crossroads

Contact: TBD
 
Not Available '18-19'

Campus Prevention Programs - Work with Assistant Director of CROSSROADS and peer educators to deliver substance abuse prevention to UNCW students. Co-teaches Challenging Decisions class to students referred by the university conduct system. Application Deadline: April 1st, but the position will stay open until filled. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 10 month position. For more information visit https://uncw.edu/crossroads/get_involved.htm#GradAssistantship.


Housing and Residence Life

Application Open '18-'19

Set Sail at UNCW

Contact: Keith Wickliffe
(910) 962-7273
wickliffek@uncw.edu

The Assistant Residence Coordinator is a live-in position that works alongside the Residence Coordinators in the management of on-campus housing. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to; the selection, training and supervision of Desk Receptionists; key management; primary advisor to Area Council; various committee work within the department; serves in the campus crisis response duty rotation; and assumes duties in the absence of the Residence Coordinator. This position is approximately 20 hours per week (however, hours may vary during heavy weeks of the year), 9 month position with possibility for paid summer employment. Other benefits include: a monthly stipend of $627, fall and spring meal plan, on-campus parking pass, free apartment and utilities, $1000/year in professional development funds and a tuition adjustment (out of state rate will be adjusted to in state rate). For more information please visit: https://www.uncw.edu/stuaff/housing/employment/arc.html


Transition Programs

Position Filled '18-'19

Contact: Christina Logan
loganc@uncw.edu

The Graduate Assistant for Transition Programs provides support for programming, student leadership development, and event coordination. The Office of Transitions Programs oversees the coordination of new student orientation, Convocation, Family & Alumni Weekend, peer mentor programs for freshman and transfer students, and commencement. This position will coordinate events for freshman, assist with the recruitment and training of the orientation leader team, and assist with the implementation of office events. Some evening and weekends will be required.

This is an 11-month position. The position receives a stipend of $9,000 to be dispersed over 10 months and an hourly rate during the month of June. Twenty (20) hours per week are required, including some evenings and weekends. During the month of June the number of hours will be greater than 20. Professional development funding to attend the regional and national conference for the Association of Orientation, Transition, and Retention.

Transition Programs Graduate Assistant Job Description (PDF)


 Office of International Programs

(Not Student Affairs positions)

Global Liaison - Office of International Programs
Application Open '18-'19

Contact: Jennifer Fernandez-Villa
fernandezvillaj@uncw.edu

Graduate students with an interest in working with international students, communications, and marketing, are encouraged to apply for Global Liaison position in the International Student and Scholar Services Office. In this role, the Global Liaison will manage communication and marketing aspects for the ISSS office including, but not limited to; international student and alumni blog, LinkedIn ISSS groups and pages, social media management and content development, websites, covering and marketing ISSS events, and developing campus partner and alumni digital newsletters. Additionally, the GL will work to grow the international alumni network through LinkedIn and other outreach efforts. The GL will also assist the International Student & Scholar Services team as needed. Adobe Suite, photography, and strong writing skills are preferred. Compensation: $5,500 per semester; $11,000 per year. (Prefer a year appointment.) Email international@uncw.edu with resume and cover letter to apply. 

UNCW ESL (English as a Second Language Program)
Application Open '18-'19

Graduate students with an interest in working with international students are encouraged to apply for the ESL Global Liaison Coordinator position (ESLGLC). In this role, ESLGLC be working with us to create, promote, and facilitate various programs as well as other program-related projects that match their set of skills and interests. Our intensive English as a Second Language Program has students from many countries around the world who are here to improve their English. We do a lot of activities and social programming for them as well as their American Conversation Partners and Friendship Families.

The ESLGLC must be able to complete the 14-passenger van training and drive students to events. The ESLGLC will also assist the ESL team as needed. Compensation: $5,500 per semester; $11,000 per year.  (Prefer a year appointment.) Start date: Monday, August 7, 2017. Hours: 20 hours per week. Priority application deadlines: preference given to applications received by March 1st. To apply: send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references via email to walbrechtm@uncw.edu. Put “Global Liaison Application” as the subject line.

EducationAbroad
Application Open '18-'19

$11,000 year (August 1-May 31)- if they cannot work this full span the salary will be adjusted using the rate of $13.75 an hour

Primary duties: Assist with marketing of education abroad programs and opportunities through social media, sandwich boards, creation of fliers/posters and other marketing items. This position may also be called upon to assist with special projects.

Hours:  20 hours per week. To apply: send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references via email to krutza@uncw.edu. Put “Education Abroad Graduate Assistant Application” as the subject line.

EducationAbroad
Application Open '18-'19

$11,000 year (August 1-May 31)- if they cannot work this full span the salary will be adjusted using the rate of $13.75 an hour

Primary duties:

Assist education abroad advisors with application processing and detailed record keeping.  Assist with maintenance of and updates to Education Abroad website and online database system.  Create and update education abroad print materials. This position will also assist with special projects. 

Hours: 20 hours per week. To apply: send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references via email to hendersonk@uncw.edu. Put “Education Abroad Global Liaison Application” as the subject line.