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Graduate Assistantship Openings

Graduate students that meet the minimum requirements and are interested in applying for a graduate assistantship should follow the proper steps to completing an application:

1. Contact your academic department for any openings
2. View published openings of graduate assistantships listed below and contact the office directly if interested

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Courtney Noland, Coordinator of Domestic Graduate Recruitment at 270-809-5304.
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The Graduate Assistant for the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center works closely 



with the Director of the program in all aspects of the development and implementation of 



recreational and wellness activities. 



Requirements:



Ability to work with a variety of students from diverse backgrounds and provide effective 



leadership is necessary.  



Strong customer service skills and a dependable professional attitude are a must.  



Evident organizational skills, record keeping, written and oral communication skills are 



desired.  



Red Cross CPR and AED certifications and/or recognized certifications in fitness, group 



exercise, or personal training are preferred but not required.  



Position is contingent upon admission to Murray State University and enrolls as a fulltime graduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.  



Position Duties:



Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and schedule student staff.  



Develop and assist with revisions of policies and procedures as appropriate.



Oversight of day to day operations in the absence of professional staff.



Monitor safety, security and risk management for daily operations and events.  



Perform other duties as assigned.



Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to 



Steve Leitch, sleitch@murraystate.edu 



Position will remain open until filled.

General Description 

The Office of Greek Life & Student Organizations offers support and direction to 22 

fraternity and sororities affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference, North-

American Interfraternity Conference, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

The Graduate Assistant will function as a staff member, working directly with the Center 

for Student Involvement staff.  He/She will assist the Director of Student Life and the Curris 

Center and Coordinator of Greek Life & Leadership Programs in providing support to the 

fraternal and student organizations. 

The Graduate Advisor’s responsibilities will be carried out under the supervision of the 

Coordinator of Greek Life & Leadership Programs.  

Primary Responsibilities 

 Assist in the planning and implementation of IFC and Panhellenic recruitment; 

 Assist in coordinating educational programs for Greek new members.

 Assist in the recruiting and initiation of members for Order of Omega  

 Assist in the coordination of annual student organization events including: training 

programs, involvement fairs, and awards & recognition events, and other 

organizational development focused programs.

 Meet regularly with supervisor to provide updates, monitor performance and seek 

guidance.

 Fulfill other assigned duties.

 Requires 20 hours per week while school is in session. Some evening and weekend 

work required.

Professional Competencies Offered 

Demonstrate…

 An understanding of how student development learning theory and research 

are relevant to student learning and personal development.

 Ability to work with individual students with regard to learning and 

developmental issues. 

 Ability to advise student groups and organizations.

 Ability to apply student learning and developmental theory to student affairs 

practice in a specific context. 

 The ability to formulate goals, implement strategies for achieving goals 

through efficient and effective use of resources and evaluation of goal 

attainment. 

 Adherence to and value for professional ethical standards. 

 Ability to teach and model respect for shared community values.

 A willingness to engage in sustained dialogue in order to reach an 

understanding of the issues presented. 

 The ability to relate effectively to a wide range of people and appreciate 

individual differences, with cultural sensitivity. 

 Ability to build rapport, establish and maintain mutually satisfying 

relationships.

 Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems. 

 Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances. 

 Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems and see 

opportunities where others see obstacles.

 Ability to engage in the process of change
General Description 

The Office of Greek Life & Student Organizations offers support and direction to 22 

fraternity and sororities affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference, North-

American Interfraternity Conference, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

The Graduate Assistant will function as a staff member, working directly with the Center 

for Student Involvement staff.  He/She will assist the Director of Student Life and the Curris 

Center and Coordinator of Greek Life & Leadership Programs in providing support to the 

fraternal and student organizations. 

The Graduate Advisor’s responsibilities will be carried out under the supervision of the 

Coordinator of Greek Life & Leadership Programs.  

Primary Responsibilities 

 Assist in the planning and implementation of IFC and Panhellenic recruitment; 

 Assist in coordinating educational programs for Greek new members.

 Assist in the recruiting and initiation of members for Order of Omega  

 Assist in the coordination of annual student organization events including: training 

programs, involvement fairs, and awards & recognition events, and other 

organizational development focused programs.

 Meet regularly with supervisor to provide updates, monitor performance and seek 

guidance.

 Fulfill other assigned duties.

 Requires 20 hours per week while school is in session. Some evening and weekend 

work required.

Professional Competencies Offered 

Demonstrate…

 An understanding of how student development learning theory and research 

are relevant to student learning and personal development.

 Ability to work with individual students with regard to learning and 

developmental issues. 

 Ability to advise student groups and organizations.

 Ability to apply student learning and developmental theory to student affairs 

practice in a specific context. 

 The ability to formulate goals, implement strategies for achieving goals 

through efficient and effective use of resources and evaluation of goal 

attainment. 

 Adherence to and value for professional ethical standards. 

 Ability to teach and model respect for shared community values.

 A willingness to engage in sustained dialogue in order to reach an 

understanding of the issues presented. 

 The ability to relate effectively to a wide range of people and appreciate 

individual differences, with cultural sensitivity. 

 Ability to build rapport, establish and maintain mutually satisfying 

relationships.

 Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems. 

 Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances. 

 Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems and see 

opportunities where others see obstacles.

 Ability to engage in the process of change

Office of Greek Life and Student Organizations

The Office of Greek Life & Student Organizations offers support and direction to 22 fraternity and sororities affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference, North-American Interfraternity Conference, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

The Graduate Assistant will function as a staff member, working directly with the Center for Student Involvement staff.  He/She will assist the Director of Student Life and the Curris Center and Coordinator of Greek Life & Leadership Programs in providing support to the fraternal and student organizations.

The Graduate Advisor’s responsibilities will be carried out under the supervision of the Coordinator of Greek Life & Leadership Programs. 

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of IFC and Panhellenic recruitment;

  • Assist in coordinating educational programs for Greek new members.

  • Assist in the recruiting and initiation of members for Order of Omega 

  • Assist in the coordination of annual student organization events including: training programs, involvement fairs, and awards & recognition events, and other organizational development focused programs.

  • Meet regularly with supervisor to provide updates, monitor performance and seek guidance.

  • Fulfill other assigned duties.

  • Requires 20 hours per week while school is in session. Some evening and weekend work required.

Professional Competencies Offered

Demonstrate…

  • An understanding of how student development learning theory and research are relevant to student learning and personal development.

  • Ability to work with individual students with regard to learning and developmental issues.

  • Ability to advise student groups and organizations.

  • Ability to apply student learning and developmental theory to student affairs practice in a specific context.

  • The ability to formulate goals, implement strategies for achieving goals through efficient and effective use of resources and evaluation of goal attainment.

  • Adherence to and value for professional ethical standards.

  • Ability to teach and model respect for shared community values.

  • A willingness to engage in sustained dialogue in order to reach an understanding of the issues presented.

  • The ability to relate effectively to a wide range of people and appreciate individual differences, with cultural sensitivity.

  • Ability to build rapport, establish and maintain mutually satisfying relationships.

  • Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances.

  • Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems and see opportunities where others see obstacles.

  • Ability to engage in the process of change

Please send a copy of your resume to kharris12@murraystate.edu. If you have questions regarding this position please contact Kendall Harris, Coordinator of Greek Life and Student Leadership Programs at 270-809-6953.


Office of Recruitment

A paraprofessional position within the Office of Recruitment responsible for assisting the Coordinator of Data Management and other professional staff members within the office with data processing and clerical work to maintain Recruiter, which is our prospect and applicant management system for prospective students. This position would also involve the informing, advising, and counseling of prospective students and their families about the university and its programs.

Prerequisites Required for Position:

  •  Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Inspecting, cleaning, and correcting daily Recruiter reports
  • Assist with building electronic and paper communication plans in Recruiter for prospective students
  • Assist with supervising tele-counseling student workers
  • Inform, advise and counsel prospective students and their families about the university
  • Assist in the general administrative and, at times, clerical responsibilities of the office.
Please send a copy of your resume to lwoolen@murraystate.edu.




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