Opening for Graduate Assistantship Positions

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

The ideal time to apply for graduate assistantships is May-June for Fall and November for Spring. Offices must have assistantship positions filled by August 1 for the Fall semester. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Current Openings

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Department of Community Leadership and Human Services, Nonprofit Leadership Studies Program

Graduate Assistant Position

Fall 2016 (renewable upon performance review)

Job Responsibilities:

The Graduate Assistant will assist and report to the Director of Nonprofit Leadership Studies. Job responsibilities include: editing the NLS Newsletter, promoting NLS programs on social media, drafting documents and memos for internal and external use, writing literature reviews and annotated bibliographies, assisting NLS Director in various special projects, and assisting NLS faculty in organizing and coordinating events. Other tasks may be assigned by the Director of Nonprofit Leadership Studies.

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in nonprofit leadership studies (as testified by course work and professional experience).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, social media, websites, and MailChimp (or similar software).


Peter C. Weber, Ph.D.
Director of Nonprofit Leadership Studies
Phone: 270-809- 3079

Interested applicants should send a short letter of interest, resume, and a list of three references to Dr. Peter Weber. Review of application will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

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