Graduate Assistant Positions

Graduate Assistant - Operations and Event Management for 2018-19

TWU Intercollegiate Athletics

Position

Graduate Assistant in Athletics to assist with the operations and event management of home contests, as assigned by the Assistant Director of Athletics.

Eligibility

This position may be filled by a graduate student seeking a master’s or a doctoral degree. To receive a graduate assistantship, a student must be admitted to the TWU Graduate School and be accepted into a University graduate program of her/his choice. The graduate student must be in good academic standing at TWU to hold a graduate assistantship. 

Conditions of Employment

Graduate assistantships are nine-month appointments from September through May. The graduate assistant stipend is approximately $9,684 ($1,076 per month) for a master’s candidate and $11,808 ($1,312 per month) for a doctoral candidate. In-state tuition must be paid, but the additional cost for an out-of-state student may be waived provided the candidate meets the appropriate academic standards. The Director of Athletics has the option of hiring the GA for a tenth month (August) at the same monthly pay rate as their nine-month appointment.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with the hiring, training, scheduling and monitoring of student workers.
  • Assist with the setup and teardown of facilities for Athletics home contests and other events.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of game day promotional activities.
  • Assist with ticket operations and concessions, including cash handling, credit card processing and inventory.
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary.
  • Commit to and be responsible for adhering to all rules and regulations set forth by the University, the NCAA and the Lone Star Conference with the utmost integrity.
  • Work cooperatively with personnel in the Athletics department, attend department meetings and activities, and always represent the University positively when interacting with the community, alumni, club coaches, media and general public.
  • Implement Athletics’ strategic plan as part of the Division of Student Life’s strategic plan.

Requirements

Current certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) use is preferred at the time of hire, and will be required prior to working any home contests. Must be able to work irregular hours (evenings/weekends).              

The University

Texas Woman’s University is a comprehensive state university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs to more than 15,000 students. The institution is a major multi-purpose university with more than 1,200 faculty and staff members serving campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston. TWU is a member of the NCAA Division II and sponsors five sports. The Pioneers compete in the Lone Star Conference in basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball, and as an independent in gymnastics.         

Application Procedures

Complete the graduate assistant application form located on the TWU Graduate School webpage at www.twu.edu/gradschool/graduate-assistants.asp and submit this application along with a resume to Brendan Dally, Asst. Director of Athletics for Operations and Event Management, Texas Woman’s University, P. O. Box 425349, Denton, TX  76204-5349, fax (940) 898-2372, or e-mail BDally@twu.edu

Application Deadline

Review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. 

Graduate Assistant – Volleyball

Position

Graduate Assistant in Athletics to assist with the coaching of the TWU Volleyball team, as assigned by the head coach.

Eligibility

This position may be filled by a graduate student seeking a master’s or a doctoral degree. To receive a graduate assistantship, a student must be admitted to the TWU Graduate School and be accepted into a University graduate program of her/his choice. The graduate student must be in good academic standing at TWU to hold a graduate assistantship. 

Conditions of Employment

Graduate assistantships are nine-month appointments from September through May. The graduate assistant stipend is approximately $9,684 ($1,076 per month) for a master’s candidate and $11,808 ($1,312 per month) for a doctoral candidate. In-state tuition must be paid, but the additional cost for an out-of-state student may be waived provided the candidate meets the appropriate academic standards. The Director of Athletics has the option of hiring the GA for a tenth month (August) at the same monthly pay rate as their nine-month appointment.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Assist the head coach and assistant coach in the continuing development and maintenance of a nationally competitive women’s volleyball program. 
  • Perform responsible program building including planning, coaching, and recruiting. 
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary by the head coach.
  • Recruitment of academically and athletically qualified student-athletes.
  • Monitor study hall and academic progress.
  • Coordinate game and practice filming.
  • Assist with various community service projects.
  • Successfully complete all required NCAA Online Coaches Education Courses.
  • Other assigned administrative duties.
  • Commit to and be responsible for adhering to all rules and regulations set forth for the team, the University, the NCAA and the Lone Star Conference with the utmost integrity.
  • Work cooperatively with personnel in the athletics department, attend department meetings and activities, and always represent the University positively when interacting with the community, alumni, club coaches, media and general public.
  • Implement Athletics’ strategic plan as part of the Division of Student Life’s strategic plan.

The University

Texas Woman’s University is a comprehensive state university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs to more than 15,000 students. The institution is a major multi-purpose university with more than 1,200 faculty and staff members serving our campuses located in Denton, Dallas and Houston. TWU is a member of the NCAA Division II and sponsors five sports. The Pioneers compete in the Lone Star Conference in basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball, and as an independent in gymnastics.

Application Procedures

Complete the graduate assistant application form and submit this application along with a resume to:

Jeff Huebner, Head Volleyball Coach, Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425349, Denton, TX; 76204-5349
fax (940) 898-2372
or e-mail JHuebner@twu.edu.

Application Deadline

Review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Graduate Assistant – Marketing Adviser, Student Union Programming

Employment Start Date

Monday, May 21, 2018 (Negotiable)                          

Length of Appointment

One year: May 21, 2018 through May 2019

Hours

Minimum of 20 hours per week, including several evening and weekend commitments. Weekly Program Adviser time commitments may range from 20-30 hours per week based on event schedules.

Salary

$9,781 for academic year ($1,087/month). Additional hourly wage may be provided for work over the summer. Graduate Assistants may also have professional development opportunities such as attendance at regional conferences and support for involvement in the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) on a regional level.

Responsibilities

  • Develop comprehensive marketing strategy for Student Union Programming, the Student Union, and Conference Services that supports the academic mission of TWU.
  • Oversee all marketing responsibilities of SUP events; developing and implementing promotional schedules and marketing campaigns.
  • Manage all departmental social media accounts.
  • Serve as the adviser of two/three Student Union Programming student staff per year. This includes attendance at weekly meetings (one-on-one with coordinators, team meeting, etc.) and events planned by the committee, training, advising and evaluation of student coordinators and SUP members, and collaboration with other campus departments and organizations.
  • Provide training and support to students in the areas of leadership development, programming, budgeting, conflict resolution, time management, recruitment and retention of committee members, communication skills, and effective meeting facilitation.
  • Serve as the liaison between Student Life Design Services and SUP.
  • Generate basic graphic designs using the Adobe Design Suite and online software, such as Canva.
  • Accompany student groups to conferences, meetings, events, and retreats held off campus.
  • Oversee special marketing programs (Market Days) and marketing efforts for signature events (Boo at the U, TWU Night with the Rangers, etc.).
  • Serve as a member of the Student Union Programming’s management team.
  • Work on special projects as assigned by the Associate Director and Program Specialist. (i.e. Web design, selection, database management, graphic design, volunteer recognition, on-line initiatives such as surveys and ticketing.)
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility by managing and maintaining respective marketing budgets.

Mandatory Dates

Fall:

  • SUP Retreat: 8/20-8/22/2018
  • Pioneer Camp Event: 8/23/2018
  • Block Party: 8/24/2018
  • Spring Planning: 9/28/2018
  • *NACA: 10/4-7/2018
  • Boo at the U: 10/18/2018
  • Spring Proposals: 11/2/2018
  • *ACUI: 11/9-11/11/2018

Spring:

  • Spring Retreat: 1/11/2019
  • Fall Planning: 3/1/2019
  • Fall Proposals: 3/29/2019
  • Founder’s Day: 4/5/2019

*Professional Conferences – you will have the opportunity to attend one of the listed opportunities.

Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and admission to a related graduate program at Texas Woman’s University is required. Demonstrated ability to work with persons from diverse backgrounds, experience in leadership, student programming and organizations, experience planning events, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail are required. A student must be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies, be in good academic standing and be enrolled full-time each semester of the appointment. International students, as well as U.S. citizens and residents, are eligible to apply.

Application Information

Please send your resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to the address listed below. The position will be opened until filled. The application screening process will begin April 30, 2018. All positions contingent on funding and position description may change coinciding with the reorganization of the university.

Apply to

Student Union Programming
Attn: Anna Kessenich, Associate Director
Student Union 112
Texas Woman’s University
akessenich@twu.edu

Graduate Assistant – Program Adviser, Student Union Programming

Employment Start Date                                     

Monday, May 21, 2018 (Negotiable)                           

Length of Appointment

One year: May 21, 2018 through May 2019 

Hours

Minimum of 20 hours per week, including several evening and weekend commitments. Weekly Program Adviser time commitments may range from 20-30 hours per week based on event schedules.

Salary

$9,781 for academic year ($1,087/month). Additional hourly wage may be provided for work over the summer. Graduate Assistants may also have professional development opportunities such as attendance at regional conferences and support for involvement in the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) on a regional level.

Responsibilities

  • Guide students through the development of comprehensive events for the campus community that support the academic mission of TWU.
  • Serve as the adviser of three Student Union Programming student staff per year. This includes attendance at weekly meetings (one-on-one with coordinators, team meeting, etc.) and events planned by the committee, training, advising and evaluation of student coordinators and SUP members, and collaboration with other campus departments and organizations.
  • Provide training and support to students in the areas of leadership development, programming, budgeting, conflict resolution, time management, recruitment and retention of committee members, communication skills, and effective meeting facilitation.
  • Guide students through the event planning process and ensure that all event considerations are made.
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility by managing and maintaining respective programming budgets.
  • Purchase appropriate supplies for programs both online and in-store.
  • Serve as the point of contact for agencies and vendors. Effectively execute vendor contracts.
  • Provide on-site supervision of respective student events.
  • Accompany student groups to conferences, meetings, events, and retreats held off campus.
  • Participate in University-wide program committees to assist in the planning and implementation of signature events such as Block Party and Boo at the U.
  • Serve as a member of the Student Union Programming’s management team.
  • Work on special projects as assigned by the Associate Director and Program Specialist. (i.e. Web design, selection, database management, graphic design, volunteer recognition, on-line initiatives such as surveys and ticketing.)

 

Mandatory Dates

Fall:

  • SUP Retreat: 8/20-8/22/2018
  • Pioneer Camp Event: 8/23/2018
  • Block Party: 8/24/2018
  • Spring Planning: 9/28/2018
  • *NACA: 10/4-7/2018
  • Boo at the U: 10/18/2018
  • Spring Proposals: 11/2/2018
  • *ACUI: 11/9-11/11/2018

Spring:

  • Spring Retreat: 1/11/2019
  • Fall Planning: 3/1/2019
  • Fall Proposals: 3/29/2019
  • Founder’s Day: 4/5/2019

*Professional Conferences – you will have the opportunity to attend one of the listed opportunities.

Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and admission to a related graduate program at Texas Woman’s University is required. Demonstrated ability to work with persons from diverse backgrounds, experience in leadership, student programming and organizations, experience planning events, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail are required. A student must be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies, be in good academic standing and be enrolled full-time each semester of the appointment. International students, as well as U.S. citizens and residents, are eligible to apply.

Application Information

Please send your resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to the address listed below. The position will be opened until filled. The application screening process will begin April 30, 2018. All positions contingent on funding and position description may change coinciding with the reorganization of the university.

Apply to

Student Union Programming
Attn: Anna Kessenich, Associate Director
Student Union 112
Texas Woman’s University
akessenich@twu.edu

Graduate Assistant – Health & Wellbeing Initiative

Texas Woman’s University Health and Wellbeing Initiative (HWI) is a Chancellor-charged initiative that seeks to improve the lives of our students and community through a holistic wellbeing model. The HWI will develop a unique multimodal design through five themed areas (mental health, movement, nutrition, caring, financial wellbeing). We are seeking a Graduate Assistant to help with the administrative aspects of program development. This is a full time (20 hours per week) position at the Denton campus. The successful applicant will be working as a team member with the director, assistant director, faculty co-leads, staff members, and students.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Assist with tracking and compiling information regarding initiative progress and achievement.
  • Assist with coordinating and scheduling events, programs, meetings, tabling, and other activities involving on campus and community participants.
  • May also assist with background research for programs, grant applications, and other job duties as requested.

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 and ability to work in google docs, google sheets, and google slides.
  • 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 represent the Health and Wellbeing Initiative and the University in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner.

Contact

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

Jessi Harbor, Assistant Director
Health & Wellbeing Initiative
ACT 13th Floor
940-898-3413
jharbor@twu.edu

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 Blagg-Huey Library Reference Department is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) for the Summer 2018 semester. The GRA is primarily responsible for delivering quality service in meeting the information and research needs of users, both face-to-face and virtually. High quality customer service skills are essential. The GRA supports library instruction and research services and assists in the training and supervision of student assistants. This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position that is entitled to official university holidays. In order to insure that these services are available during library hours of operation, the GRA will have a set schedule but will also have the opportunity to vary their schedule as needed. Training will be provided.

The TWU Libraries seeks a candidate with a strong work ethic who will report to work as scheduled. They need to be able to work independently as well as be a team member in addition to having strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Applicants must also be willing to learn quickly and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in this position.

Applicants should be enrolled as full-time master’s level students (meaning at least 6 hours during the summer semester). If interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter along with 3 references and the graduate assistant application form to Andy Tucker, Reference Librarian at stucker@twu.edu. Please include your Summer class schedule.

Graduate Assistant – College of Nursing, Associate Dean of Research

The Associate Dean of Research at Texas Woman’s University, College of Nursing, located on the Denton campus, serves all three campuses. We are in search of a graduate assistant to assist with faculty research projects. This is a part time (10 hours per week) position and the successful applicant will be working as a team member with the Associate Dean of Research and program faculty.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Assist with faculty research projects
  • Data entry in Excel
  • Assisting with the typing of research proposals

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
  • Knowledge of computer systems, including MS Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of statistical data analysis software such as SPSS is preferred
  • 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 and resume to Dr. Peggy Mancuso at pmancuso@twu.edu. Application review and interviews will begin immediately.

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 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