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NAFTC accepting applications for Graduate Assistantships

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for two (5) Graduate Assistantships at the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC). These positions will involve development of curriculum and instructional materials (text and online) for the NAFTC, a program of the NRCCE – see for further information about the consortium and its training programs.

These assistantships will be funded for the terms listed above with a possibility of renewal for Summer and Fall 2010. The assistantships require an average of 20 hours per week year-round including semester breaks (there are no paid holidays or vacations), during standard business hours, on-site at the NAFTC Headquarters in the Ridgeview Industrial Park on Bakers Ridge Road (each assistant will be responsible for his/her own transportation). Each assistant will be paid a salary of $1,200.00 per month (subject to taxes) and will be eligible for a tuition waiver for each semester falling within the term of the assistantship.

Required Qualifications: (Candidates who do not meet these qualifications will not be considered.) * Registration as a regular-status student in a WVU graduate program and enrollment on a full-time basis for each Fall, Spring, and one Summer term during this assistantship. * References attesting to successful experience performing instructional design and/or curriculum development in a highly technical subject area. * Demonstrated proficiency in behavioral and cognitive psychology and instructional design principles. * Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to translate complex technical concepts into terms that the general public can understand. * Proficiency using Windows XP/Vista, Microsoft Office, GroupWise, and other software products. * Self-directedness, organization, attention to detail, and responsiveness to client needs and project deadlines, ability to work collaboratively with the NAFTC headquarters staff, NAFTC member institutions, other graduate assistants, and student employees. Finalists will be interviewed in person.

Desirable Qualifications: (Candidates who possess these additional qualifications are more likely to be selected.) * Familiarity with automotive technology, particularly alternative fuels, or a demonstrated ability to learn such concepts rapidly with little assistance (this must be attested to by candidate’s references). * Familiarity with Macromedia products, Adobe InDesign, and video editing software.

Application Procedure: 
Submit the following materials immediately to HR&E Advising Office, Room 710 Allen Hall, WVU, Morgantown, WV 26506-6122. * WVU Application for Graduate Assistantship may be obtained from Room 710, Allen Hall. Be sure to include your preferred e-mail address and telephone number(s) for notification of interview and selection. * Statement detailing how you meet the required and desirable qualifications. * Curriculum Vitae or Resume. * Letters of reference, recommendations, and examples of previous work.

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