Non-Academic Graduate Assistantships

A number of administrative units at NAU hire graduate assistants in a variety of service roles. This listing is a brief sample of the kinds of graduate assistantships offered by administrative units other than academic departments. Most service assistantship advertisements are posted on our Current Openings webpage, as well as on the Graduate College Facebook site. 

Note: Candidates must be admitted to NAU and their program of study before an assistantship offer can be made. Employment is contingent on completion of criminal background check, employment history investigation, and fingerprint check.


Contact person: Tom Uno (

Assistantship duties: Assist IHD/AUCD faculty/staff in its goals to complement and affect positive changes in the Arizona service system for individuals with disabilities and their families.
Special skills or background: Excellent skills in written and verbal communication. Knowledge or background in the area of study of the assistantship. Computer skills, including word processing and data management. Research skills, including literature reviews and statistical analysis.
Approximate stipend: approximately $9,500 master’s level; and $10,400 doctoral level; for 20 hours per academic year.
Number of assistantships usually hired each year: 10-12 depending on availability of funds.
Application deadline: Most recruiting is done in February through March for the following fall semester. Other positions are open throughout the year, as they become available.
Additional information: IHD/AUCD is comprised of many federal and state funded grant and contract projects related to people with disabilities. The goal of its projects is to increase and improve services to persons with disabilities. Students in human and health services and educational disciplines participate in interdisciplinary training at IHD/AUCD in various capacities and settings. Areas of emphasis include early childhood development, multicultural diversity, people with challenging behaviors, individual and family supports, assistive technology, medical/allied health, Native American rehabilitation, and interdisciplinary service and assessment models.


Contact person: Catherine R. Talakte (

Assistantship duties: 
Provides direct student guidance (academic, financial aid, personal, and career). Serve as the NASS coordinator for Native American scholarships, internships and other educational opportunities. Assist in particular recruitment, development and implementation of academic year and summer activities and programs.
Special skills or background: Knowledge of and experience with campus resources, pre-college preparation and peer mentoring helpful, demonstrated experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation. At least two years experience working with and knowledge of Native American populations a must. Possess excellent communication, both written and verbal skills. (Contact NASS for specific job description.)
Approximate stipend: Approximately $10,000; includes graduate health insurance and 100% of tuition.
Number of assistants usually hired each year: 1 (depending upon funding)
Application deadline: Contact NASS office
Additional information: Native American preferred


Contacts: Sara Olson ( or Barry Eagle (

Housing and Residence Life is not accepting applications for those interested in a graduate assistantship position for the 2014-15 academic year.  The department offers an exciting opportunity for those seeking a comprehensive and valuable experience in housing and student affairs.  To learn more, visit for information on positions, application information, and timeline.

Residence Life Graduate Assistant Selection Timeline  

  • January - begin accepting applications for Residence Life graduate assistantships
  • January through March - Interviewing includes two rounds. If you are planning on attending The Oshkosh Placement Exchange in Oshkosh, WI, or The Placement Exchange in Phoenix, AZ, we will attempt to schedule an in-person interview.
  • Mid-March through April - Offers for graduate assistantships. You must be admitted to a graduate degree-seeking program before an offer will be made.