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Graduate Assistant for Social Work Student Services

Positions for the 2021-2022 academic year have been filled. If you are interested in applying in the future, please reach out to Bailee Bannon Murray at [email protected]


Job Overview: The Office of Social Work Student Services, Administration and Finance has an opening for a graduate assistant position whose responsibilities are designed to give them experience working closely with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and academic and student affairs professionals at an urban commuter institution with undergraduate and graduate degrees. Under the supervision of the associate director, this position will provide various student services to individuals across the entire student lifecycle, from recruitment through alumni engagement.

Anticipated Workweek: Varies based on availability and demand. Occasional evening and weekend events based on availability.

Compensation: TBD

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Graduate Teaching Assistant (G-TA) Program

The Graduate Teaching Assistant (G-TA) Pilot Program facilitates opportunities for graduate students to participate in teaching and activities that support students and the faculty instructor. This is a part-time position. Teaching Assistants (G-TAs) selected to participate in the G-TA Program will earn $1500 for a full semester’s work (i.e. approximately 100 hours in total) for supporting one or more classes/courses.

The G-TA must be able to function in a fast-paced, demanding educational environment. The ideal candidate is someone who pays attention to detail, is thorough, organized, a quick-learner, works independently with little supervision, can make sound decisions, and is committed to supporting the mission and values of the Department of Social Work.

Students must apply to the position in order to be added to the TA Pool. When openings become available, qualified students will be matched with faculty needing support and fit with experience, schedule, knowledge and the project.

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Research Assistant Program

The Research Assistant (RA) Program facilitates opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in faculty/administrator research, scholarly, and creative endeavors. Work may include preparation of research materials, analysis of data, literature review, conference preparation, or other similar tasks associated with academic scholarship.

The RA must be able to function in a fast-paced, demanding educational environment. The ideal candidate is someone who pays attention to detail, is thorough, organized, a quick-learner, works independently with little supervision, can make sound decisions, and is committed to supporting the mission and values of the Department of Social Work and MSU Denver.

To learn more about the research and practice areas of our faculty and staff, please visit the Faculty and Staff Directory.

Students must apply to the position to be added to the RA Pool (see application link below). When openings become available, qualified students will be matched with faculty/administration needing support.

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Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (U-TA) Program

Social workers engage in both learning and teaching across their professional career. In our roles as social work educators, we recognize the many strengths that our students bring to our courses and wish to provide additional opportunities for students to extend the breadth and depth of their social work skillset. With this in mind, we provide students additional opportunities to demonstrate leadership and substantive expertise. Being an undergraduate teaching assistant (U-TA) can be an important learning experience. It gives students the opportunity to see the process of teaching from the teacher’s perspective, provides the opportunity to begin to learn how to teach, and requires that the course material be learned in-depth (as there is no better way to learn something than to teach it). Additional benefits for students include opportunities for professional development, praxis experience, leadership development, and advancing your interests in graduate school. Benefits to the instructor can include hands-on help with students and course materials.

This webpage outlines the qualifications required of students who are interested in serving in this role, the process that students will engage in to work with a Department of Social Work faculty member as an undergraduate TA, and the expectations for students and faculty participating in the teaching assistantship program.

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Welcome Desk Ambassador

The Welcome Desk Ambassador in the Department of Social Work, Office of Social Work Student Services, Finance and Administration, serves as a liaison to students, faculty, and community members by connecting them with departmental and campus resources, and providing support.

The Welcome Desk Ambassador is often the first point of contact and initial person students, faculty, and community members will meet when they engage with the Department of Social Work.  Therefore, the Welcome Desk Ambassador is someone who is helpful, detail-oriented, energetic, and passionate about being a Roadrunner. The Welcome Desk Ambassadors serve an important role in helping students develop a sense of belonging at MSU Denver and are an essential part of the Department of Social Work team by providing important support services.

This is a part-time position with opportunity year-round. Pay begins at $15/hour.

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