Employment is contingent upon admission to the Graduate College and acceptance into a graduate program at NAU, preferably the M.Ed. Counseling- Student Affairs program. 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 of a minimum of nine (9) credit hours in Fall and Spring semesters which apply towards graduation. • Period of employment:
Employment begins approximately mid-July and runs through the end of the Spring Semester of the same academic year. Graduate Assistant Residence Hall Directors are released for the semester at 5:00 pm the Sunday after Finals Week in December and at 5:00 pm the Monday after Finals Week in May. Other Graduate Assistants are released at 5:00 pm the Friday of Finals Week each semester. Graduate Assistants are expected to return to work in January by the Monday before the start of classes. GARHDs are off contract during specific dates of the Thanksgiving holiday, Winter Break, and Spring Break.
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 two year commitment. • Work Hours
: This position is part-time, approximately 20-hours per week with weekend and evening commitments, including assigned on-call hours. Please note that there are some peak times where work hours may exceed 20-hours per week.
GARHDs are expected to be on campus at least two weekends each month and for the following events and departmental processes: Fall and Spring Hall Opening and Closing, Labor Day weekend, Homecoming, Family Weekend, Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, and RA selection interview days. HRL staff are also expected to attend departmental and University-wide programs and functions as directed.
Graduate Assistants may not accept other employment during the contracted period. • Remuneration:
A stipend of at least $12,000 for a 9 ½ month contract based on start date (which includes July/August training periods), student health care plan, furnished on-campus apartment, meal plan, and 100% tuition remission. Student fees and parking permits are not included. The Graduate Assistant is obligated to adhere to the policies of their residential community, Housing and Residence Life, and Northern Arizona University. Summer employment opportunities with HRL may be available.
Graduate College Information regarding tuition waivers and assistantships can be found at https://nau.edu/gradcol/financing/grad-assistantships/ • Background Checks:
All employment offers are contingent upon a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, and a fingerprint check.