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Available GA Positions

Open GA Position Job Board

This site lists open graduate assistantship positions available on Western Kentucky University's campus.  Details about the assistantship program are available.  For questions about the positions themselves, be sure to e-mail the contact person listed in the job announcement.

For Students:

The table below lists open general (service oriented) graduate assistantship positions which have been submitted to the Graduate School by WKU faculty or staff.  If you are interested in applying to a position and feel that you meet the qualifications please inquire directly with the listed contacted person.  Please note: these listings represent what has been submitted to the Graduate School, but not all areas choose to list their GA open positions here.  Please contact your academic department for the most complete information about potential openings.

For Faculty and Staff:

If you have a general GA position available please submit a description to graduate.school@wku.edu. Please include all of the following information:

  • Job Title (50 characters or less)
  • Deadline (Date)
  • Department
  • Contact (name, email, phone)
  • Description (200 words or less)
  • Stipend and Tuition
  • Qualifications (100 words or less)
  • Application Materials Requested 


For departments with posted positions, please let The Graduate School know as soon as the position has been filled so it can be removed from the website.


Open positions:


Department: Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports

Job Title: Graduate Assistant: Marketing (2 Year Appointment)

Application Deadline: July 6, 2018


Alicia Everette
Coordinator of Student Wellness and Marketing
Intramural Recreational Sports
Western Kentucky University
Preston Health & Activities Center
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11097
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1097

Description: The Marketing Graduate Assistantship is a two year appointment and is responsible for assisting the Department of Intramural-Recreational Sports in a variety of marketing related duties including graphic design, digital signage, web page editing, mobile application and assisting with coordinating, planning, and evaluating the departmental marketing program.
This position reports to the Coordinator of Student Wellness and Marketing and will begin the position Fall 2018.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Coordinator of Student Wellness and Marketing in the coordination and implementation of marketing strategies for the department programs, services, and facilities.
  • Assist with oversight and administration of the department’s social media presence (Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
  • Assist with the recruitment and supervision of graphic design student(s) to design and maintain all departmental media outlets and publications.
  • Collaborate with and supervise the graphic design student(s) to produce appropriate publications in a variety of media.
  • Oversee the department’s digital signage and proof reading all printed material prior to being published.
  • Oversee the mobile application to promote services and events for the department.
  • Assist the Coordinator of Student Wellness and Marketing with the set-up and staff scheduling of resource tables for the department during all special events, Topper Orientation program, Head for the Hill program, and the M.A.S.T.E.R Plan program.
  • Work with professional staff to evaluate departmental and area specific marketing efforts.
  • Assist with the organization and maintenance of a departmental photo library.
  • Serve as a training resource for Adobe Suite software to departmental staff and student employees.
  • Serve as professional staff (rotating weekends) on duty for overall management and supervision of all staff, programs, and recreational sports facilities to include opening and closing facility and managing customer-related situations and emergencies.
  • Assist full-time staff in presentation of various in-service programs.
  • Assist with departmental special events.
  • Adhere to daily office hours.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Stipend or Scholarship:

  • $9,500 Stipend (August – May)
  • Out of State Tuition Waived
  • Full Tuition Waiver (9 hours during the fall and spring semesters, online class fees not covered)
  • Health Insurance (if needed)
  • $1,000 professional development (upon request and approval)
  • Summer employment available


  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Well-spoken and detail oriented team-player.
  • Ability to communicate persuasively and tactfully with all levels of management, co-workers, and customers.
  • Strong ability to organize and coordinate simultaneous projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to edit copy for publications, and other marketing materials.
  • Experience in developing effective promotional materials for target audiences.
  • Proficient with Adobe desktop publishing software and other media appropriate for producing brochures, ads, flyers, videos, etc. (Adobe Suites: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PremierPro, etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with social media management, graphic design, and web publishing.
  • A strong desire to learn and grow as a professional.
  • Broad knowledge and experience with photography is a plus!

Application Materials Requested:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two professional letters of recommendations
  • Samples of graphic design work

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Department: The Center for Career & Professional Development

Job Title: Career Graduate Assistant

Application Deadline: July 20, 2018

Contact: Adrianne Browning, 270.745.3095 or adrianne.browning@wku.edu

Description: 15 hours a week; Fall 2018 semester

Tasks expected:

  • Promote an atmosphere of professionalism and be courteous and helpful to those who use services
  • Acquire knowledge of departments and majors within the Gordon Ford College of Business
  • Review resumes online and in paper form
  • Conduct practice interviews
  • Assist with Gordon Ford College of Business Job Fair and Dinnerview Event

Stipend or Scholarship: $1,500 scholarship


  • Excellent organization, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented - efficiently catch typos, errors, and grammatical errors or resumes
  • Quick learner - comprehend what makes a marketable resume
  • Sufficient customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Manage multiple tasks and take initiative
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

Application Materials Requested: Resume and Cover Letter

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Department: Intercultural Student Engagement Center

Job Title: Graduate Assistant, Student Success Coach

Application Deadline: July 20, 2018

Contact: Sarah Haught, sarah.haught@wku.edu, 270-745-5065

Description: To support the Executive Director of the Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC) will all duties, assignments and tasks necessary to reach the objectives of the James Graham Brown Foundation (JGBF) Student Success Project.  The WKU JGBF project designed to increase student success at Western Kentucky University, specifically first generation, Pell eligible, and Underrepresented Minority students.

Stipend or Scholarship: $10,000 stipend over 10 months, no tuition waiver


  • Bachelor’s degree (Education with focus on Counseling or Student Affairs, or related field), and two years related experience, or equivalent.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and people skills
  • Proficient computer skills, particularly in MS word, MS Access and MS Excel
  • Ability to work well in a team setting

Application Materials Requested: Resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.



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