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Graduate Assistant

Apply now Job no: 494908
Work type: Student
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus
Categories: Graduate Assistant, Counseling Ctr & Health Education

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law. 

Please review job requirements carefully.  Failure to submit all pieces of the application may result in disqualification. Applications are accepted on the University of West Florida career site: For assistance contact UWF Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or

Employment based visa sponsorship will NOT be considered for this position.

Position Title (Classification Title):  Graduate Assistant
Job Summary: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Graduate Assistant position will focus on assisting and providing outreach services to UWF students related to varying topics in the mental health realm. The specific areas of focus include but are not limited to: depression, interpersonal relationships, body image, anxiety, time management, suicide prevention, and stress management.
Department Counseling Ctr & Health Education
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must be a graduate student at the University of West Florida and pursuing work related to the student’s graduate studies program.

Position Qualifications: Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related area
Must be enrolled as a degree seeking student in a graduate program and maintain good academic standing.
Proficient public speaking skills with motivational impact.
Highly motivated with a positive attitude.
Should have basic computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, Excel, and Publisher), as well as a working knowledge of social media platforms.
Must be willing to occasionally work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Organizational skills and excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication are needed.
Should also have a desire to learn about the topic areas.
Preferred Qualifications A graduate student in an appropriate area of specialization
Experience in program development, public speaking, marketing development, and event coordination.
Candidates should be proficient in time management and be able to achieve assigned deadlines.
In addition to the job descriptions listed above, our desired candidates would fall under one of the following categories:
1. Direct knowledge of topic areas with an understanding of college student needs.
2. A marketing/graphic design/advertisement background with experience in the development of marketing material using various media outlets.
Physical Demands:
  • Physical Requirements: Occasional and/or light lifting required. Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., but none to the point of being disagreeable. May involve minor safety hazards where likely results would be cuts, bruises, etc.
  • Impact of Deadlines: Routine deadlines. Usually sufficient lead time. Variance in work volume, seasonal, and predictable. Priorities can be anticipated. Some interruptions are present. Involves occasional exposure to demands/pressures from persons other than immediate sup.
  • Standing: Frequently
  • Walking: Frequently
  • Sitting: Frequently
  • Reaching with hands and arms: Frequently
  • Climbing or balancing: Occasionally
  • Stooping: Occasionally
  • Use of hands to handle objects: Frequently
  • Lifting up to 10lbs: Occasionally
  • Lifting up to 25lbs: Occasionally
  • Lifting over 25lbs: Occasionally
  • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Frequently
  • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Frequently
  • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Frequently
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

This position requires a criminal background screen.

Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours Varies
Contract Period 08/07/2023 - 05/03/2024
FTE Part-time
Salary Range 15.50
Pay Basis Hourly
Preferred Response Date: 05/30/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website:
Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter and three references.
An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process.
For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

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