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Graduate Assistant: College of Education and Social Work (CESW) Dean's Office

Seeking an organized and self-motivated graduate student able to commit 20 hours per week during two years (2023-2024; 2024-2025) 
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following duties: 
  1. Provide support to the Director of Professional Education, Certification, and Compliance by verifying PA and out-of-state certification requirements for candidates in educator preparation programs.   
  2. Enter data utilizing the myWCU electronic management system to indicate candidates’ academic progress  
  3. Retrieve and analyze paperwork to verify candidates’ compliance with Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requirements  
  4. Organize and screen candidates’ certification applications for accuracy 
2) Collaborate with staff and faculty for website development tasks and social media administration. 
  1. Operate within web editing software “OUCampus” to maintain accurate web content for CESW departments and offices (will provide training on web editing) 
  2. Collect campus information to create Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts as well as digital directory displays 
  3. Create eye-catching social media posts to improve engagement  
  4. Collaborate with the Tech Center to create website content
3) Serve as a Test Administrator in the WCU Professional Testing Center. 
  1. Complete trainings required for CLEP, ETS/Praxis, and Pearson/PECT test proctors  
  2. Follow established procedures to check-in and check-out test takers  
  3. Maintain security of test takers and testing materials while proctoring exams  
4) Assist the Dean’s Office staff and Assessment Team with research relating to national accreditation and PDE initiatives. 
  1. Locate and distribute information regarding PDE certification guidelines  
  2. Analyze course content to verify educator preparation programs’ compliance with national standards 
  3. Communicate with students through email to relate information regarding academic programs and certification eligibility  
  4. Edit and proofread materials for print and electronic publications 
  5. Assist with administrative duties (such as filing, scanning, etc.) and various building initiatives as needed 
  1. Enthusiastic, flexible, high level of professionalism in all interactions 
  2. Excellent verbal and written communications skills 
  3. Effective time-management and organization skills 
  4. Strong attention to detail 
  5. Reliable and willing to take initiative 
  6. Comfortable with MS Office, Internet, and other technology/software tools (SharePoint & Adobe experience is a plus!) 
  7. Experience with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media platforms 
  8. Experience or interest in educator preparation programs preferred, but not required 
Application and Interview Process:  
  • Submit your cover letter and resume to Ashley Rowe at
  • Interviews will be held in April 2023 in-person or via Zoom. Offers will be made in April.
  • The selected candidate may perform job shadowing during May 2023 with compensation as a graduate student employee. Candidates will begin their assistantship work in August 2023. There is also a need for this team member to work during winter breaks and over the summers!