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The Office of Undergraduate Retention seeks a Graduate Assistant to support the undergraduate academic probation intervention for the 2016 – 2017 academic year.

Position Working Title: Graduate Assistant for Academic Eligibility

Base Department: Undergraduate Education

Supervisor Title: Assistant Director for Academic Eligibility & Interventions

Position Type: Graduate Student

Full-time/Part-time: 20 hours per week

Salary: Master’s-level students will earn $15.00/hour; Doctoral students will earn $20.00/hour

Position Summary

The Graduate Assistant for Academic Eligibility will support the implementation and monitoring of the academic intervention for students on academic probation and warning. Together with the Assistant Director for Academic Eligibility & Interventions, and Coordinators for Academic Eligibility and Academic Appeals, the Graduate Assistant will communicate with UNC-Chapel Hill staff about timely needs specific to respective populations. In addition, the Graduate Assistant will have the opportunity to support direct outreach and academic interventions for students along their path to success.

Principal Responsibilities

Facilitate the academic probation intervention process and monitor student progress.

  • Work within ConnectCarolina to monitor student progress in completing the intervention and place and lift holds on registration, if necessary. Log progress in database excel file.
  • Review completed self-assessments and reach out to students in distress to recommend resources.
  • Communicate with special programs on campus about students on probation in their program (athletics, Summer Bridge, Carolina Covenant, etc.).
  • Communicate with students on probation about their progress with the intervention.
  • Ad hoc projects as assigned by the Assistant Director for Academic Eligibility and Interventions as well as the Associate Dean and Director for Undergraduate Retention.

Expectations and Supervision

The GA for Academic Eligibility will report to the Assistant Director for Academic Eligibility and Interventions (TBD).

Work begins Tuesday, August 23, 2016 and terminates on Friday, April 28th, 2017. The GA will work 20 hours per week between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday with exception of University holidays, including Thanksgiving Break (November 23rd – November 25th), Winter Break (December 8th -January 10th), and Spring Break (March 12th – March 17th).

Adjustment of hours to accommodate sickness, academic work, vacations, or other activities will be approved by request in writing (by email) to the Assistant Director for Academic Eligibility and Interventions.

The GA will attend full team meetings in Undergraduate Retention over the fall and spring semesters. These meetings will include all staff, graduate assistants, and undergraduate interns. Our office will work to choose dates that accommodate the majority of staff members’ schedules.


The selected candidate will earn between $15-$20/hour based on education and work experience. Given a 16-week semester, this individual should expect to earn $9,600-$12,800 for the full academic year. Compensation will be divided and paid in monthly installments.


All inquiries should be sent to Candice Powell at with cover letter and resume by Monday, August 1st at 8am. Interviews will be conducted with selected candidates.

Education Requirements

Must be pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. Preference will be given, but is not limited, to those in education, counseling, community support, assessment, or related fields and have a focus on student success.

Qualifications & Experience Requirements

Preference will be given to those who possess experience, knowledge, and passion in the following areas:

  1. Best practices in education, undergraduate student retention, and transition issues.
  2. Working collaboratively with staff and colleagues.
  3. Building campus-wide partnerships that strategically and effectively serve undergraduate students.
  4. Using a student-centered approach.
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