Graduate Assistantships

*Graduate Assistant Applications  - The deadline to submit applications is January 15, 2016.  Applicants applying after January 15 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
Assistant Dean of Students
haighta@gvsu.edu


2016-17 Graduate Assistantships

EXTENDED YEAR CONTRACT POSITIONS

August 1, 2016 – May 27, 2017

  • 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.

Admissions

Career Center

College of Community and Public Service

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - 2 openings

Dean of Students Office

Financial Aid - Front Desk

Housing and Residence Life - 7 openings

LAKER Academic Center

Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center

Office of Student Life - Civic Engagement

Office of Student Life - Fraternity and Sorority Life

Office of Student Life - Leadership Development

Office of Student Life - Spotlight Productions and KC Programming

Office of Student Life - Student Organization and Leadership Development

Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

Student Academic Success Center - Academic Success Coach

Student Academic Success Center - Freshman Academy

Women's Center

University Counseling Center - Career Counseling


ACADEMIC YEAR CONTRACT POSITIONS

August 29, 2016 – April 29, 2017

  • 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

Campus Recreation

College of Education - Student Information and Services Center

Frederick Meijer Office of Fellowships

Kaufman Interfaith Institute - Graduate Assistant

Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Seidman College of Business

Student Academic Success Center - Tutoring 


12 Month Contract Position

August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017

  • Stipend of $10,800 for a 12 month contract
  • 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

Grand Rapids Community College Office of Student Life and Conduct


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