Opening for Graduate Assistantship Positions

Graduate students that meet the minimum requirements and are interested in applying for a graduate assistantship should follow the proper steps to completing an application:

  1. Contact your academic department for any openings
  2. View published openings, listed below, and contact the office directly

The ideal time to apply for graduate assistantships is May-June for the fall semester,  and November for the spring semester. Offices must have assistantship positions filled by August 1 for the Fall semester.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Current Openings

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Summary of Job Duties & Responsibilities
The primary duty of the Graduate Assistant position is to support the Racer-Thon telecommunications program. In this capacity, responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Providing general administrative support to the Director of Annual Giving
  • Completing/Revising loading calling pools for the evening
  • Scheduling/Coordinating interviews, trainings and evaluation processes
  • Analyzing project data reports
  • Supervise/Coach student shifts/calls
  • Verify Credit Card information
  • Monitoring incoming voicemails
  • Verify pledges over $250
  • Make real-time decisions towards optimizing our productivity for each shift
  • Develop & utilize motivational techniques for student callers

 Other duties as assigned by the Director of Annual Giving may include:

  • Assist with promotions of fundraising campaigns
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Stewardship & Donor Relations with special projects
  • Assist with general office duties
  • Assist the Office of Development and/or Office of Alumni Relations with campus events

 Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements

  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Great interpersonal skills, supervisory, multi-tasking, and organizational skills required
  • Must be able to quickly adapt to address changing circumstances and personalities

 Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Nonprofit Management, Communication/Marketing, or related field
  • Experience in event planning

Questions and required documents should be directed to Mr. Christian Barnes, Director of Annual Giving -


Department:  Campus Recreation & Wellness
Job Title:  Intramural Sports - Graduate Assistant
Reports to:  Director

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the daily operations of maintaining a comprehensive intramural sports program
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures for both participants and employees
  • Hire, train, schedule, evaluate, and mentor intramural sports student staff
  • Facilitate intramural sports officials’ training and captain meetings
  • Maintain daily schedules and availability of student staff through scheduling software (SubItUp)
  • Assist with employee and participant discipline meetings
  • Lead supervisor staff trainings and weekly meetings
  • Work nights and weekends during programmed hours
  • Marketing and outreach to promote program
  • Assist with other program areas within Campus Recreation as assigned

 Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite, Google suite and IMLeagues
  • Must have or be able to get a valid CPR/AED certification

  • $7,000 stipend (Graduate)
  • $9 hour (Undergraduate)

    Contact Information:
    Travis Rawe, Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to the Director of Campus Recreation. Accepting applications until the position is filled. 

    Note:  This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

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