Available Graduate Assistantships

Counseling Services (CS)

Position Responsibilities:

The person hired for this position will be asked to perform the following:
Reception duties:

  • Perform receptionist duties for those seeking services and information about CS.
  • Provide callers and walk-ins with information for CS and the University community.
  • Schedule counseling appointments.
  • Correspond via email with clients and administrators as directed.
  • Help as needed with CS programs, i.e. Suicide Prevention Week, and activities, i.e., campus mental health screenings.

Administrative duties:

  • Refill paper and replace toner in printers, copiers, etc.
  • Make copies of all CS forms, handouts & brochures as needed.
  • Do word processing & designing with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher & Excel.
  • Clean Reception & CRC – tidy up, dust & polish furniture & computers, refill candy dishes.
  • Deliver & pick up paperwork on Campus as needed.

Technical support duties:

  • Assist in designing, building and maintaining Counseling Services (CS) website.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems with departmental computers and other equipment.
  • Provide training as needed.

Required Qualifications: The candidate must be enrolled in a graduate degree program, in good academic standing, and eligible for a Graduate Assistanship position.

Desired Qualifications AND/OR Experience:

  • Highly motivated and efficient, with the ability to follow directions, effectively prioritize, work without direct supervision and meet deadlines. Also be proactive, finding work to do between assignments.
  • Fast learner, become quickly familiar with CS’s services, FAQs, & have a solid overall knowledge of UALR’s colleges, departments, etc.
  • Strong people skills and a helpful, professional attitude.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality, & adhere to UALR’s & CS’s interpersonal policies and procedures.
  • Interact professionally with clients in distress & handle challenging situations with grace & discretion.
  • Possess excellent communication skills with an above-average ability to write, speak and present information.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and Google Calendar (scheduling) and Documents. Additional knowledge of computer software & hardware is a plus.
  • This position requires that you work 20 hours on campus, during business hours, Monday through Friday.

Job location: Student Services Center, Suite 119
To apply: submit an application letter and the names and phone numbers of three professional and/or academic references to: Dr. Mike Kirk, Counseling Services, SSC 119 or hmkirk@ualr.edu. For more information call 569-3185.

Chemical Hygiene

Typical Duties:

  • Chemical Inventory – Assist in the development, update, reconciliation, and maintenance of the chemical inventory system for the campus using the EHSA Chemical Safety Assistant software; perform manual inventory collection in all departments on campus that use chemicals; bar-code all applicable chemicals; develop electronic labels for chemicals; develop and provide reports of chemical inventories.
  • Collect hazardous waste from all applicable departments
  • Store and consolidate waste in Volatile Storage building
  • Maintain Volatile Storage building in an orderly manner
  • Develop and provide reports of chemical waste inventories
  • Assist in preparing lab-packs.

Qualifications: Student should have a solid understanding of chemistry, chemical reactions, how to segregate chemicals, and the use of computer databases, hand-held devices, and bar-coding. Knowledge of regulations regarding the handling of chemicals is a plus. He/she must be able to walk long distances and lift 25 pounds.

Apply and report to:  Vince Rodgers, Director of EHS & Chemical Hygiene, at varodgers@ualr.edu or 501-371-7602.