Graduate Assistant - CURCA/Nationally Competitive Scholarships (Fall 2017)

Dahlonega, GA
Aug 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Graduate Assistant - CURCA/Nationally Competitive Scholarships (Fall 2017)

Position Number: 53072386

Benefits Eligible: No

Campus Location: Dahlonega

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant in Academic Affairs. The Graduate Assistant for the combined offices of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities and the Nationally Competitive Scholarships office is a critical member of the team tasked with assisting in the administration of multiple programs. The Graduate Assistant will assist in nationally competitive scholarship recruitment, mini-grant and FUSE grant competitions administration, and organization of both the Annual Research Conference and the yearly student Awards Days. The candidate will also be heavily involved in developing publicity and improving our social media presence. Preference will be given to students with outstanding organizational skills and/or experience with website and social media. This position includes a tuition wavier and hourly rate.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Graduate Assistant will:
  • Identify and recruit highly competitive undergraduate candidates for various nationally competitive scholarships by communicating with faculty, visiting classes, and contacting individual students.
  • Meet with interested candidates to discuss scholarship opportunities, scholarship deadlines, requirements, campus advisors, references, and other aspects of the application process.
  • Assist with administration of CURCA competitions for mini-grants and FUSE grants, student travel awards, etc. Communicate with faculty and students alike on these different projects. Maintain organized records.
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of the Annual Research Conference, Student Awards Day ceremonies, and the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference.
  • Assist with publicity and website development.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word office suite
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with social media applications
  • Ability to create and sustain effective working relationships with faculty, students, and staff; ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at one time

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree; currently enrolled in a UNG graduate degree program

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.


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