Graduate Teaching Assistant Positions

Fast Facts:

$1500 per month

20 hours per week

3.0 GPA

Position Summary:

University Center for Academic Excellence (UCAE) Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) facilitate and develop academic support programming for the UNC Charlotte campus community. The UCAE has a total of 13 GTA positions though the specific number of open positions varies each academic year. These positions support the UCAE as a whole and are assigned to work primarily within a specific programmatic area of the Center. The stipend is $14,000 over 9 months for 20 hours of work per week. GTAs are also eligible for a tuition award if they are taking 9 or more credit hours a semester. Candidates are reviewed for their overall fit within the UCAE and each of the open positions. More information about the UCAE and its various programs and services can be found at Questions about the positions or the application process can be directed to Applications are collected through a posting on Hire-A-Niner.

UNC Charlotte GTA Qualifications:

All UNC Charlotte GTAs must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0. GTAs are expected to register for at least nine credits each semester, and must work no more than 20 hours per week in the assistantship and other work combined. Continuance of the assistantship is contingent upon satisfactory performance in all course work as well as GTA duties in the UCAE.

UCAE GTA Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm to work with UNC Charlotte students and a strong desire to help them succeed.
  • Ability to create and foster interpersonal relationships with students and UCAE staff.
  • Experience with public speaking and effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working in a peer support (preferably educationally-focused) capacity.
  • Capability of working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work on both short- and long-term projects.
  • Ability to multi-task and complete projects in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Responsibilities for All Positions:

  • Represent UCAE in campus outreach including presentations, fairs, and information tables.
  • Support UCAE efforts through participation in training and activities as required.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of every student interaction including in-person visits and phone/internet support.
  • Assist with UCAE projects and perform other duties as requested.
  • NOTE: The UCAE is open until 8 pm Monday-Thursday and Friday 8 am-5 pm to provide students with flexible options for academic support. All GTAs are required to be available and work at least one evening per week.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

Learning Strategies

  • Conduct individual academic skill consultations with students, working to help them identify and overcome areas of academic difficulty through specific strategies and follow-up appointments.
  • Interpret LASSI (Learning and Study Strategies Inventory) assessment results and assist students in developing strategies to improve in lower-scoring areas.
  • Create and facilitate workshops, presentations, and similar projects.
  • Oversee all aspects of at least one UCAE outreach event including concept development, budget, vendor arrangements, donor requests, staffing, marketing, and evaluation.
  • Develop and disseminate UCAE and LSI marketing and outreach materials.

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

  • Serve in a supervisory role with undergraduate employees, including managing PAL schedule accountability for up to 40 leaders and completing leader evaluations.
  • Facilitate at least two to three weekly PAL leader training workshops or small groups.
  • Develop and maintain the training curriculum for the PAL IMPTPC Mentor Certification.
  • Create and disseminate PAL and UCAE-related marketing and outreach materials.
  • Ensure the accuracy of and manage information on multiple Canvas project pages.
  • Create and disseminate marketing materials to students and faculty.
  • Manage program email account and maintain constant communication with Assistant Director, GTA, and Program Assistant.
  • Must be a self-starter and have initiative to solve problems on their own. Proficient in Zoom and online databases like Google Drive and Excel. Must be detail-oriented.
  • Maintain Microsoft Excel databases for PAL session attendance, PAL leader training attendance, and PAL leader documents using Excel and Connect.


  • Supervise 65-75 undergraduate Peer Tutors
  • Under the leadership of the Assistant Director for Tutorial Services and Program Support Manager, carry out all administrative and operational assignments as assigned.
  • Manage the program email account and Canvas site.
  • Operate the tutor availability and student appointment scheduling system.
  • Conduct employee observations and performance evaluations
  • Maintain consistent written and verbal communication with students and tutors.
  • Coordinate, plan, and facilitate small group biweekly tutor training through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).
  • Use Microsoft Excel and other systems to track programmatic data for reporting and strategic decision-making for improved services.
  • Assist with the hiring process for undergraduate student employees.
  • Create marketing materials and participate in outreach events for Tutorial Services and UCAE.

Student Success

  • Supervise up to ten undergraduate peer mentors who each work individually with a minimum of four mentees on academic probation.
  • Communicate regularly with peer mentors and mentees.
  • Develop and present initial peer mentor orientation in Fall & Spring semesters.
  • Plan and conduct weekly peer mentor staff meetings and CRLA certification sessions.
  • Assist with the program’s administrative tasks through tracking and completing documentation using Canvas, Excel, and Google Drive.
  • Assist with assessment and evaluation of the program, and provide input for future program developments.
  • Serve as a resource to all students in the program and direct students to other campus resources as appropriate.
Recruitment Timeline
FebruaryPositions posted to Hire-A-Niner
MarchApplication review and Interviews
AprilOffers extended
June-AugustStart dates depending on position

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