Graduate Assistant Positions

Graduate Assistant – Health and Wellbeing Initiative; Health Promotion

This Graduate Assistant position is available for the spring semester. This position requires a TWU graduate student to assist staff with implementation and coordination of sexual assault and violence prevention programs under the Health Promotion, Assistant Director. The student should have a general understanding of the gender-based prevention work. This is a full time (20 hour per week) position and schedule must be flexible. Applicant will be working as a team member with director, assistant director and other student life staff.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Assist in the coordination of gender-based violence prevention initiatives
  • Maintain the database and tracking system programming
  • Assist with program reports; monthly, annual, etc.
  • Attend monthly SVP team meetings
  • Meet with staff and students to coordinate outreach efforts
  • Participate and lead in student outreach programs & events
  • Assist assistant director with other tasks as assigned
  • Assist with evening and weekend events as needed

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong work ethic and ability to promptly and consistently accomplish work as scheduled
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Knowledge of computer systems, including word processing, social media outlets and spreadsheet programs, as well as other statistical data analysis
  • Ability to communicate effectively either in person, by phone, and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, other university and school personnel, and the public
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objective and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities

Applicants should submit a Graduate Application Form<https://twu.edu/gradschool/graduate-assistants/applying-for-graduate-assistantships/> and resume to Thad Mantaro at tmantaro@twu.edu. Application review and interviews will begin immediately.

Graduate Assistant – Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach: GO Program

The Graduate Assistant position is available immediately. This position requires a TWU graduate student to assist staff with implementation and coordination of mentor programs under the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach, including the G-Force Mentoring Program and the TWU GO Program. The student should have a general understanding of the financial aid and college application process. This is a full time (20 hour per week) position and schedule must be flexible. Applicant will be working as a team member with executive director, associate director and program staff.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Assist in the coordination of all G-Force Mentoring Program and Mobile GO Center activities
  • Maintain the database and tracking system for G-Force and GO Center participants
  • Assist with program reports; monthly, annual, etc.
  • Attend monthly GO Program meetings
  • Meet with mentees and mentors as needed on a one-on-one basis
  • Assist in planning, coordinating and implementing spring and fall training
  • Participate in student success & outreach programs & events, including but not limited to: Pioneer Preview Days, Orientation, and DIO Activities
  • Assist Director in developing growth/leadership plans for mentor programs
  • Assist with evening and Saturday events as needed for program success
  • May assist with department website, social media and other communication outlets
  • Drive university vehicles as needed
  • Coordinate leadership development activities related to diversity and inclusion

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong work ethic and ability to promptly and consistently accomplish work as scheduled
  • Ability to work irregular (evening, weekend) hours if needed
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Knowledge of computer systems, including word processing, desktop publishing, social media outlets and spreadsheet programs, as well as other statistical data analysis
  • Ability to communicate effectively either in person, by phone, or in writing, including the ability to produce scholarly writing in response to inquiries or to communicate research findings
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, other university and school personnel, and the public
  • Ability to manage projects of work, irregular hours, short deadlines, and limited staff
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objective and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities
  • Ability to maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public

Applicants should submit a Graduate Application Form and resume to Becky Rodriguez at brodriguez@twu.edu. Application review and interviews will begin immediately.

Position Opening: Graduate Research Assistant – Blagg-Huey Library- Denton Campus

The Libraries provide reference and research services to faculty, staff, students, and other community members at TWU to support the mission of the University. The Digital Services Unit is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) for the Fall 2017 semester. The GRA is primarily responsible for working with the Scholarly Communication Librarian in the development of education and outreach materials for digital publishing, scholarly communication, open access, and copyright, and assisting with workflow tasks for the institutional repository.

Required

  • Interest in scholarly communications, digital libraries, copyright, digital publishing and/or open access;
  • High quality research skills;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet programs;
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and in writing);
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail; and
  • Willing to learn quickly and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in this position.
  • This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position that is entitled to official university holidays. The GRA will have a set schedule but will also have the opportunity to vary their schedule as needed. Training will be provided.

Applicants should be enrolled as full-time master’s level students. If interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter along with 3 references and the graduate assistant application form to Amanda Zerangue, Scholarly Communication Librarian, at azerangue@twu.edu.

Graduate Assistant – College of Nursing, Inter-professional Informatics Program

The Inter-professional Informatics Program (IIP) at Texas Woman’s University, College of Nursing, located on the Dallas campus, serves all three campuses. We are in search of a graduate assistant to support the program. This is a full time (20 hours per week) position and the successful applicant will be working as a team member with the program coordinator and program faculty.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Assist with course development and Blackboard support.
  • Assist with course preparation on a day-to-day basis such as content folder creation and exams to course modules.
  • Since these are all 100% on-line courses, only occasional onsite work is required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong work ethic and ability to promptly and consistently accomplish work as scheduled.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize assignments.
  • Knowledge of computer systems, including word processing, desktop publishing, social media outlets, and spreadsheet programs, as well as other statistical data analysis tools.
  • Ability to organize work effectively independently, or as a team member, conceptualizing and prioritizing tasks in order to meet established deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively either in person, by phone, or in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, other university and school personnel, and the public.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and sound reasoning skills.
  • Willingness and ability to learn quickly, and acquire new knowledge and skills as needed for the position.
  • Ability to positively represent the Inter-professional Informatics Program at the University.

Applicants should submit a letter of application and a current résumé to:

Dr. Mari Tietze, Program Coordinator, TWU College of Nursing
5500 Southwestern Medical Ave.
Dallas, TX 75235

Office 7112
214-636-4751
mtietze@twu.edu 

Graduate Research Associate Position: Project PIONERAS

A Graduate Research Associate position is available immediately with the possibility to continue through 2021 for work related to a federally funded grant from the U.S. Department of Education: Project PIONERAS: Professional Improvement through Optimization of Native-language Education and the Realization of Academic/familial Symbiosis.

PIONERAS’ overarching goal is to improve the language and literacy skills as well as the academic achievement of the over 1,700 Spanish dominant English Language Learners (ELLs) in the Denton ISD’s dual language (DL) classrooms. PIONERAS will achieve this goal by (1) strengthening current and future DL teachers’ professional development as regards their Spanish language competencies, content and pedagogical knowledge, and family engagement skills; and (2) engaging ELLs’ families in activities that support children’s reading comprehension skills in Spanish.

This position requires a TWU graduate student who will assist and support the program directors and coordinators in data collection and analysis, writing, and clerical work. There will be opportunities to publish and present with faculty members regarding this study in the areas of literacy and language education.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist professors with on-line courses and face-to-face training regarding language, literacy, and engagement as well as recruitment of participants from the elementary schools
  • Assist project staff with preparation of materials, correspondence, and reports
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Assist project staff in writing for publication
  • Office-related tasks

Required Experience/Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Excellent interpersonal, critical reasoning, analytic, and writing skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Background in writing literature reviews and conducting research (knowledge of the university's library research tools)
  • Proficiency with MS Office software such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Responsible and flexible, with the ability to work independently

Preferred Experience/Skills

  • Master’s Degree
  • Pursuing an Ed.D. or Ph.D. in an education-related field such as Reading, Special Education or Childhood Development
  • Teaching experience in dual language classrooms
  • Experience with computer-based data analysis (Excel, SPSS, SAS, NVivo)

Hours: 20 hours per week, M-F, starting in January 2017 or sooner. This is a 12-month position that can be renewable through 2021.

Pay

This position is considered a Graduate Research Associate with a starting pay of $20,000 per year.

To Apply

If you are interested to begin in the 2016-17 school year or during the summer, please email a letter of interest, curriculum vita and Graduate Application Form to Liliana G. Richins, lgrosso@twu.edu. Please note when you would be able to start and when you expect to finish your degree. You may also contact Mrs. Richins with any questions about the position. Application review and interviews will begin immediately.

Graduate Research Assistant - Department of Reading, Reading Recovery Center

The Reading Recovery Center at Texas Woman’s University, located on the Denton campus, serves as a national training center for teacher leaders and trainers who train teachers to work with first graders who struggle with learning to read and write. Areas of research addressed by the center include studies related to language, early literacy, teacher education, leadership, and program implementation. This is a full time (20 hours per week) position and the successful applicant will be working as a team member with the director, faculty trainers, and program coordinator.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Assist with research projects related to Reading Recovery and Descubriendo la Lectura.
  • Assist with research related to teaching Reading Recovery and Descubriendo la Lectura courses for teacher leaders and trainers.
  • Assist with preparations for the Askew Reading Recovery & K-6 Early Literacy Institute.
  • Assist with publication process for manuscripts related to Reading Recovery and Descubriendo la Lectura.
  • Assist with course preparation.
  • Assist with technical support for classes via Blackboard.
  • Assist with department website, social media and newsletter.
  • This position will require working some Saturdays as needed.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong work ethic and ability to promptly and consistently report to work as scheduled.

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize assignments.
  • Knowledge of computer systems, including word processing, desktop publishing, social media outlets, and spreadsheet programs, as well as other statistical data analysis tools.
  • Ability to organize work effectively independently, or as a team member, conceptualizing and prioritizing tasks in order to meet established deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively either in person, by phone, or in writing, including the ability to produce scholarly writing in response to inquiries or to communicate research findings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, other university and school personnel, and the public.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and sound reasoning skills.
  • Willingness and ability to learn quickly, and acquire new knowledge and skills as needed for the position.
  • Ability to represent the Reading Recovery Center and the University in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner.

Contact

Applicants should submit a letter of application and a current résumé to:

Lilia Bynum, Program Coordinator
Department of Reading, Reading Recovery
MCL 9th Floor
940-898-2441
lbynum@twu.edu