Graduate Assistant (Staff), CHHS Academic Advising

Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Graduate Assistant
Job_Number: 02458
Closing: 06/27/21
Location: Main Campus
Division: Graduate Employment

General Summary

The role of the College of Health and Human Services Graduate Assistant Advisor (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, most likely on-campus. 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.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

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
  • Aid first year students with creating 4-year academic plans and meeting one on one (on-campus / virtual / phone) with them when needed
  • Assist in planning and implementing group advising and student outreach programs


  • 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, Google suite, and Zoom
  • 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

In addition to providing a resume, applicants should address via cover letter their interest in the position and how Academic Advising will relate to their graduate program and future professional goals.

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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Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available online at:

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety at 1200 Oakwood St. or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 734-487-0892 or emailing [email protected]

* 01

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

* 02

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

* 03

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

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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 8/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time