Graduate Assistant (Staff) Faculty Development Center

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Closing date
Sep 20, 2021

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Job Details

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Graduate Assistant
Job_Number: 02493
Location: Main Campus
Division: Graduate Employment

General Summary

With the guidance of the Director, perform a combination of professional duties including but not limited to business operations, communications, technology, event and program planning, grant writing, and direct work with faculty, lecturers, and staff. This position provides an opportunity to master professional skills and work with a team in a collaborative setting. The successful graduate assistant will not be just an employee, but a partner in the important work at the heart of the Faculty Development Center's mission.

Working in the Faculty Development Center also offers an inside experience in higher education administration and the scholarship of teaching and learning, an opportunity to sharpen office communication and technology skills, and the chance to enhance research skills. For more information about the FDC, please visit the webpage at

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

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

-Assisting instructors with various requests including scanning and editing documents using Acrobat and Microsoft products, and with library searches;
-Managing budget reports, receipts, and office documents;
-Analyzing data and writing reports for program assessment;
-Contributing to institutional accreditation activities;
-Event planning, project management, and event marketing;
-Editing and designing website pages and maintaining databases;
-Basic computer troubleshooting;
-Grant proposal writing, data analysis, and contributing to other professional writing.


General Requirements:
-Ability to work 20 hours per week (with the possibility of working additional hours, for additional compensation, before the formal hiring date as a graduate assistant);
-GPA of 3.0 or higher;
-Admission and enrollment in a graduate program at Eastern Michigan University;
-Maintenance of at least a 67% course completion;
-Enrollment in at least 6 credits for Fall and Winter semesters.

Department Requirements:
-Understanding of (or willingness to learn) university organization, policies, and procedures;
-Strong leadership and interpersonal skills for team work;
-Strong computer skills and use of accessory technological devices;
-Strong communication and customer service skills;
-Ability to work autonomously and manage critical projects;
-Ability to manage time effectively and to be detailed-oriented and well-organized.

Supplemental Information

APPLICATION INFORMATION: To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a resume, cover letter, and at least one letter of recommendation. The cover letter should address your career goals, how a graduate assistantship fits within those goals, and why you would be a good fit for this particular position at the Faculty Development Center. Applications must be received by Monday, August 2, 2021, to receive full consideration. Selected candidates for this position will be interviewed shortly after that date.


The Faculty Development Center at Eastern Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator that is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion. The University actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, and applicants with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups.

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?
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  • No

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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.

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Do you acknowledge that your tuition waiver may be taxable beyond $5250 per year?
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