Project Graduate Assistant

St. Edward's University
3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Project Graduate Assistant

McNair Scholars Program

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Project graduate assistant. This part time position will assist the Director and Assistant Director in coordinating the McNair Scholars Program. This is a federally funded grant with four and half years remaining. This is a non-exempt position and current adjuncts are not eligible.

For consideration, this position requires enrollment in a doctoral program. The applicant should possess strong writing and editing skills. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience teaching or tutoring. Bilingual English and Spanish language skills desired. Experience working with economically disadvantaged students in a higher education setting is preferred. The candidate should be able to work effectively with a diverse group of students and faculty.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Teach GRE analytical writing & verbal exam preparation class during summer research internship.
  • Assist scholars with writing of purpose statements, curriculum vitae, and papers.
  • Provide support to faculty mentors and scholars during summer research projects.
  • Advise and counsel McNair Scholars on academic progress necessary for graduate school admission, graduate application process, selection of graduate school, GRE preparation, and researching funding sources for graduate school.
  • Collaborate with McNair staff and Marketing to publish McNair Scholars Program publications such as newsletter and research journal and serve as editor for these two publications.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the University of Texas McNair Association of Professionals mentoring partnership as needed.
  • Assist in the development of research opportunities with other universities.
  • Assist in organizing and implementing an eight-week summer research program and a paper presentation symposium.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of annual recruitment of McNair Scholars.
  • Assist with maintenance of database and paper-based grant documentation and student records.
  • Assist students in preparing presentations for conferences and symposiums.
  • Assist in the evaluation of scholars' academic progress.
  • Assist in planning for student workshops and McNair events.
  • Work closely with McNair faculty mentors and potential mentors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University?


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;


We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


St. Edward’s University: One of America’s Best Colleges

St. Edward’s is a dynamic, nationally ranked, Catholic university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. For more than a decade, we’ve been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Austin, Texas, with partner universities in 16 countries, our impact extends across the globe.

An Education for Today and a Lifetime

St. Edward’s offers an extraordinary educational environment that challenges, inspires and empowers students to make a difference in their world. Our academic community is dedicated to providing undergraduate, graduate and adult-learner degree programs that meet the demands of our times, preparing students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, our liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, ethical reasoning and multicultural understanding. Students enjoy the advantages of small classes and personal attention coupled with innovative facilities and advanced technology. And they benefit from valuable real-world experience through research, internships, service and study abroad. Through the abundant learning opportunities a St. Edward’s education provides, our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives.

Quick Facts About St. Edward’s

  • 13:1 Student-faculty Ratio
  • 18 Average class size
  • 50+ Undergraduate areas of study
  • 7 Graduate degree programs
  • 10 Adult undergraduate programs
  • 4,620 Students enrolled
  • 4,023 Undergraduate students
  • 54 Countries represented

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Our Achievements Draw National Recognition

A commitment to students, faculty and a stellar academic environment that’s second to none has placed St. Edward’s in the national spotlight

  • Since 2003, St. Edward’s has consistently been recognized in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” Currently, we’re 13th among universities in the Western Region.
  • Forbes, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly include St. Edward’s on their lists of the best universities in the country.

  • We’ve recently been ranked one of the top 10 “Best Colleges in Texas” by two highly respected college assessment groups: College Factual (2015) and Niche (2016). 

  • St. Edward’s has been named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. For the last six years, St. Edward’s has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Students, with a record 13 finalists and 10 winners in 2015. Since 2004, our students have won 37 Fulbright grants.

Strategic Planning Guides Our Success

From 1999 to 2015, St. Edward’s increased overall enrollment by 25%. And our donors contributed more than $152 million during that time. This record generosity helped grow our endowment to more than $95 million and provided important funding for new buildings and capital improvements. See how we’re continuing the momentum of that success in the years ahead. Read about our strategic priorities for 2018.

Learn more about St. Edward’s.

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