Openings for Graduate Assistant 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 duties of the Graduate Assistant position is to support and assist the New Student Programs (NSP) department by:

  • Providing general administrative support to NSP Staff 
  • Assist with logistics and planning of NSP events
  • Scheduling/Coordinating interviews, training and evaluation of Summer O counselors/Office of Recruitment Ambassadors
  • Assist with the development of NSP student staff and communication with campus partners
  • Supervise/Coach student workers

 Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director - New Student Programs:

  • Assist with Admitted Student Weekend, Racer Days, Summer Orientation, and Extended Orientations (101 Programs)
  • Assist the NSP coordinator with general office duties and databases
  • Assist the Office of Recruitment with campus events/visits

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements

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

 Preferred Experience Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a Summer Orientation Counselor, 101 Programs leader/participant, Ambassador Program
  • Experience in event planning

Required Documentation:

Resume and Cover Letter

Questions and required documents should be directed to Beth Acreman, Associate Director - New Student Programs -

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