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Student Assistant - Fall 2024 New Chemistry Workshop Leaders

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University of West Georgia
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Job Title: Student Assistant - Fall 2024 New Chemistry Workshop Leaders
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 271272
About Us

Since 1906, the University of West Georgia (UWG) has been home to those who seek a transformative college experience. UWG is a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation.Nestled among the pines on a picturesque 645 acres is the University of West Georgia- a hidden gem approximately 40 miles west of Atlanta. Serving approximately 13,000 students, and offering more than 100 programs, UWG is committed to advancing innovative academic programs and a student-centered business model. Perennially ranked by U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, and Colleges of Distinction as a top national university, West Georgia offers 86 fields of study, including business, computing, nursing, education, STEM, communication and digital media, social sciences, and the fine and performing arts. UWG generates a regional economic impact of more than $650 million annually and provides a safe, quality, and affordable university experience that connects students to post-graduate career and leadership opportunities. UWG has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its institutional commitment to community engagement through teaching, research and creative activities, and public service. West Georgia is one of only 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the elective classification in 2020 and is among only 359 institutions nationally. Dedicated to creating a first-choice university for students, alumni, employees, and communities, UWG seeks employees who will advance and support the University's mission of fulfilling the talent needs of western Georgia and the Atlanta metropolitan area, while contributing to the social, cultural, and economic development of the region and state.

Living in Carrollton, "The City of Dreams," offers the advantages of city life with a small-town vibe. This progressive community with Southern flair offers plenty of shopping, restaurants, nightlife opportunities, and cultural events. Named a City of Excellence in Georgia and listed as one of the 50 Best Small Southern Towns, Carrollton is the cultural, educational, health care, and commercial center for the west Georgia region.

At the heart of Carrollton is its historic downtown and Adamson Square lined with shops, galleries, and restaurants. Each season offers unique local events and opportunities for year-round recreation. Outdoor activities abound through award-winning spaces, including an 18-mile paved walking and biking Greenbelt trail that encircles the city and passes through the UWG campus.

The city embraces the University's students, faculty, and staff, and welcomes the diversity UWG brings to the community.

Invested in education with highly rated city and county K-12 systems, both city and county public school graduation rates are 90% and above and rank among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Job Summary
  • Read and prepare for weekly leaders meetings (to help prepare you for the workshop session)
  • Attend the weekly leaders¿ meetings (based around the availability of the new leader¿s schedule)
  • Lead a workshop of approximately fifteen students. While in the workshop, the new leader facilitates collaboration among group members
  • Keep accurate report records of each workshop meeting enrolled in the workshop session
  • Turn in report forms to supervisor in a timely manner
  • Act as coach and cheerleader as group is molded into problem solving team
  • Maintains healthy group dynamics and productive group discussion
  • Check email, text, and phone messages at least once in each 24-hour period
  • Perform any additional duties specified by the workshop coordinator

New leaders are enrolled in a leadership course, CHEM 2086, Chemistry Leadership Practicum, for 1-hour academic credit. Part of this course consists of training to take place over a two-day period prior to the start of classes (January 5 and 6). To be a new leader you MUST be present for the complete training. As part of the course, new leaders will be REQUIRED to attend class on certain Fridays.

Note: Academic records are normally checked, and instructor recommendations sought, evaluating applicants for leadership positions. You will be asked permission for your records to be examined.

Required Qualifications
  • Must be a enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours and maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade-point average or higher.
  • A successful applicant must have completed the CHEM course for which leadership is sought (or equivalent), with a grade of B or better
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, confidentiality, and commitment to the workshop program
  • Superior customer service skills, positive and friendly attitude
  • Willingness to work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to handle confidential information with care and ability to prioritize duties
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge, attentiveness to details, and good organizational skills and initiatives
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Be able to work effectively with other students
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work cooperatively
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Keep a positive and friendly attitude

Physical Requirements or Working Conditions

  • Ability to maintain focus for 1.5-2 hour at a time
Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment may be contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia as determined by the University of West Georgia in its sole discretion; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials, reference checks; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of West Georgia is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50

Organization

The University of West Georgia is a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation. UWG enrolls more than 10,600 students, including an active international student population from more than 80 countries.university_of_west_georgia1.jpg

The university takes its mission of "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment" seriously and is nationally recognized for the access to research opportunities and technology it provides to undergraduates. It has been named a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review for five years in a row and one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2007 and 2008.

university_of_west_georgia2.jpgUWG currently offers 109 programs of study, including 56 bachelor's and 40 master's and specialist degrees, two doctorates and 11 certificates, as well as Georgia's only Honors College. A third doctoral degree and a new master's degree have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision will begin in the summer of 2009, and a Masters in Arts in Criminology will begin in Fall 2008. Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 15 U.S. residential college-early-entrance programs.university_of_west_georgia3.jpg

The Graduate School has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled in graduate classes in the University System. Undergraduates have nationally acclaimed access to research opportunities, and instruction is enhanced by faculty member research that is supported by more than $2.2 million in grants.

Only 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia, UWG offers a complete college experience featuring residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics and more than 100 student organizations on a beautiful, wooded 375-acre campus.

 

 

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