Graduate Assistantship Opportunities for 2014-2015

Priority application date: March 15, 2014 

Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director - stipend $10,013
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The GARHD is a live in position responsible for assistance with the administration and operation of a residential community. GARHDs are expected to enhance the living environment of the residence hall through staff and student development, resident outreach, community building, attention to facilities, and administrative organization including staff supervision. GARHDs manage small residence halls or assist with managing large halls. View Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Director job description.

Graduate Assistant for Diversity and Leadership - stipend $9489
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Coordinator of Staff and Community Development , develop and implement departmental diversity and leadership initiatives and efforts, which includes developing passive and educational opportunities for residential students, providing staff training, co-chairing departmental Diversity Committee, assistant the Residence Hall Association in leadership trainings, and supporting the Leadership Learning Community. View Graduate Assistant for Diversity and Leadership job description.

Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities - stipend $9489
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will strengthen your leadership and mentoring skills through your work with undergraduate student mentors (Community Mentors) overseeing Residential Learning Communities. The GA is responsible for supervision of the CM’s including assistance with the mentors’ program planning ideas for their assigned communities, interaction with students in the RLC cohorts, and professional development of the CM’s through weekly staff meetings and one-on-ones. The GA also oversees training of the CM’s including co-teaching a 1-credit, 8 week mentoring class, and ongoing development of their CM staff throughout the year.  View Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities.

Terms of Employment for all positions

  1. Enrollment: Employment is contingent upon admission to the Graduate College and acceptance into a graduate program at NAU. As a condition for retention in the role, the Graduate Assistant must remain in good academic standing, which includes the following: 1) maintaining a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 3.00, 2) no grades of C or below, and 3) completion, each semester, of a minimum/maximum of nine (9) credit hours in Fall or Spring semesters which apply towards graduation
  2. Period of employment: Employment begins approximately mid-July and runs through the end of the spring semester of the same academic year. All Graduate Assistants are hired under a provisional contract that carries a probationary period of one semester during which employment status will be reviewed. It is encouraged that GA candidates view the assistantship as a 2 year commitment.
  3. Work Hours: The Graduate Assistant will work approximately 20 hours per week including evening and weekend commitments in addition to regularly scheduled office hours. Graduate Assistants may not accept other employment during the contract period.
  4. Remuneration: A stipend for a 9 ½ month contract (summer employment upon availability), student health care plan, furnished on-campus apartment, and meal plan, 100% tuition remission-fees not covered. The Graduate Assistant is obligated to adhere to the policies of their residential community, Housing and Residence Life, and Northern Arizona University.

If you have any questions, please contact Barry Eagle, Co-chair or Sara Olson, Co-chair. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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