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Graduate Assistant

Position Details

Position Information

Working Title Graduate Assistant
Posting Number G1001
Position Type Graduate Assistant
Position Status Part Time
College/Division Admissions
Department 100175 - Admissions Office
Stipend Amount 7911

Position Summary Information

General Information

Office of Admissions seeks a graduate assistant to provide interactive support to the Office of Admission and the admissions process; assist with the execution of the duties and responsibilities of the Office of Admission, assist with the execution of various on-campus events, as well as, contributing to other departmental projects under the direction and supervision of the Office of Admission staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

All duties and responsibilities will be explained in more detail during interview process. Below is a very generic list of some basic responsibilities.

Assist with admissions recruitment, data analysis and outreach to prospective and accepted students;
Assist with On-Campus Admissions Events and programs for prospective and admitted students;
Assist with undergraduate freshman admissions process, which may include freshman application review and travel related to high school visits;
Provide superior customer service via various social mediums, written and email contact, as well as personal interactions with students, parents and alumnae;
General office and other Duties as may be assigned;
Work an average of 20 hours per week.

Qualifications

All duties and responsibilities will be explained in more detail during interview process. Below is a very generic list of some basic responsibilities.

Assist with admissions recruitment, data analysis and outreach to prospective and accepted students;
Assist with On-Campus Admissions Events and programs for prospective and admitted students;
Assist with undergraduate freshman admissions process, which may include freshman application review and travel related to high school visits;
Provide superior customer service via various social mediums, written and email contact, as well as personal interactions with students, parents and alumnae;
General office and other Duties as may be assigned;
Work an average of 20 hours per week.

Conditions of Employment

Students may apply to a graduate assistantship prior to being accepted into a graduate program. However, to be eligible to receive an assistantship upon entry into a graduate program, the following criteria must be met:


  • The student must be conditionally or unconditionally accepted into a graduate program. Students who are provisionally accepted will not be eligible until they achieve conditional or unconditional acceptance into their program.

  • The students must have an official transcript on file indicating completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • After receiving an assistantship, the student must maintain at least a 3.0 graduate GPA in order to retain or reapply for the assistantship.

These are minimum criteria. Graduate program coordinators have the right to impose additional criteria if they see fit.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 07/21/2017
Beginning Review Date 08/02/2017
Closing Date 08/18/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 08/28/2017
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are a student with a disability and need assistance please contact the Office of Disability Services at (540) 568-6705 or disability-svcs@jmu.edu. You may also visit the Office of Disability Services, located in the Student Success Center, Suite 1202 and they will be happy to assist you.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Reference #1
  3. Letter of Reference #2
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

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