Graduate Assistant (Staff), Graduate Student Advisor

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Graduate Assistant
Job_Number: 01854
Closing: 01/14/19
Location: Main Campus
Division: ASA

General Summary

The role of the Francine Parker Advising Center Graduate Assistant (GA) is to assist academic advisors on individual and group advising initiatives. The GA must be able to work a minimum of twenty (20) daytime hours, Monday-Friday. Although the GA's assignments will largely be determined by the needs of the office at the given time, ,every effort will be made to match GA's interest, skills, experience and abilities with the appropriate and desired tasks.

With the guidance of one or more staff or faculty members, perform a mixture of services in support of communication, technology, business operations or student affairs activities as more than 50% of their service.

The Staff Graduate Assistant receives a stipend and tuition waiver subject to federal tax.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

In consultation with one or more staff or faculty members, assist in the support of the affairs of a program, department, office and/or curriculum.

Other departmental related duties as required.

Activities and Projects

  • Provide educational guidance and assistance for students when choosing courses, creating schedules, and planning for academic success
  • Gain familiarity advising a diverse population of students including first-generation, non-traditional, probationary, and culturally diverse students
  • Meet with new students through freshman orientation and transfer appointments to assist them with initial adjustment to university academic life
  • Assist in planning and implementing group advising and student outreach programs


Ability to work up to 20 hours per week (10 for 50%) is required.

GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

Admission and enrollment in a graduate program is required.

Maintenance of a 67% course completion is required.

Enrollment in at least 6 credits for Fall and Winter semesters is required.

  • Have an interest in serving students in a higher education setting
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and exhibit independent judgement
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office and Google suite
  • Excellent organizational skills; capable of multitasking effectively
  • Familiarity with library resources and search tools
  • Demonstrate level of competency in public relations, customer service, and communication
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Energetic; proactive, and service-driven

Supplemental Information

Please submit both your cover letter and resume when applying for this position.

For a full-time GA appointment, the University provides a tuition scholarship for up to 18 credit hours in each academic year (September 1 to August 31) of the assistantship.

For graduate assistants who are appointed to part-time positions and for GAs who begin employment after the start of the semester, the number of credit hours covered by the award will be prorated.

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* 01

Are you currently enrolled within a graduate-level program with Eastern Michigan University? If not, do you have an application currently pending for a graduate-level program with Eastern Michigan University?
  • Yes
  • No

* 02

Do you acknowledge that your tuition waiver may be taxable beyond $5250 per year?
  • Yes
  • No

* 03

Please indicate the graduate-level program(s) with Eastern Michigan University in which you are currently enrolled or for which you have an application pending.

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Posted: 11/28/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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