Graduate Assistantships

*Graduate Assistant Applications  - The January 16 deadline has passed. Applicants applying after January 16 will be invited to Visitation Days on a first come first served basis. Contact Aaron Haight at haighta@gvsu.edu with any questions. 

Requirements
Each Graduate Assistantship requires a baccalaureate degree and admission to the College of Education M.Ed. program. Students pursue the Adult & Higher Education degree with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL). Grad assistants work 20 hours per week from around the beginning of August through May.

Remuneration
The stipend for Graduate Assistantships is $9,000 for a 10 month appointment in non-housing departments. For Graduate Assistants in Housing, the stipend is $6,000 for a 10 month appointment plus housing accommodation and meal plan. A tuition waiver covers up to 24 credit hours per year.

Award Process
While the Dean of Students Office coordinates the application process, all decisions to offer Graduate Assistantships are made by the staff in each office that sponsors an assistantship. Typically, these decisions are made by April 1.

GA Application Steps

These graduate assistantships are held by students in the graduate College of Education, College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL) emphasis. 

There are dual application process that are required when applying for CSAL graduate assistantships:
1. Apply for admission to the College of Education
2. Apply for CSAL Graduate Assistantships

CSAL Graduate Assistantship Requirements:
Each Graduate Assistantship requires a baccalaureate degree and admission to the College of Education M.Ed. program. Students pursue the Adult & Higher Education degree with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL). Grad assistants work 20 hours per week from around the beginning of August through May.

Award Process
While the Dean of Students Office coordinates the application process, all decisions to offer Graduate Assistantships are made by the staff in each office that sponsors an assistantship. Typically, these decisions are made by April 1.

To apply for a Graduate Assistantship submit the following through the online graduate assistantship application site:

1. Resume;

2. Names and contact information of three references; and

3. Statement of Intent. Please submit a two to three page statement which addresses the reasons you are interested in the student affairs profession and graduate study in the CSAL program. This statement should also address the skills and experience you will bring to not only a graduate assistantship but also to the academic program.

If you have any questions about the graduate assistantship application process or about the positions posted below, contact:

Aaron Haight
Director of Judicial and Special Programs
haighta@gvsu.edu


2015-16 Openings

EXTENDED YEAR CONTRACT POSITIONS

August 3, 2015 – May 28, 2016

  • Graduate Assistants work 20 hours per week
  • The stipend for Graduate Assistants is $9,000 for a 10-month appointment in non-housing departments.
  • For Graduate Assistants in Housing and Residence Life, the stipend is $6,000 for a 10-month appointment plus housing accommodation and meal plan.
  • Graduate assistantships include a tuition waiver which covers up to 21 graduate credit hours per year (in-state or out-of-state).
  • Parking permit.

There are no positions available at this time. Please check back for any updates.

 


Extended Year Contract Position - Grand Rapids Community College

12 month contract (August – July)

  • 20 hours/week (Starting August 3, 2015)
  • Stipend of $10,800 for a 12 month contract (August – July)
  • Tuition waiver, which covers up to 21 in-state graduate credit hours per year (F – 9, W – 9, S/S – 6)
  • Parking provided at GRCC     

Office of Student Life and Conduct - Graduate Assistant for Service Initiatives

ACADEMIC YEAR CONTRACT POSITIONS

August 31, 2015 – April 30, 2016

  • Graduate Assistants work 20 hours per week.
  • The stipend for Graduate Assistants is $4,000 per semester
  • Tuition credit for up to 18 graduate credits per year

Seidman College of Business


Please visit the Graduate Studies website for other graduate assistantship openings.

CSAL Student Employment Opportunities

Please note that these positions are not graduate assistantships.

Community Engagement Assistant