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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.

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. 


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 


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.

Wellness Center- Graduate Assistant for Membership Services
Position will remain open until filled.

Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for daily processing and reconciliation of renewal and new member payments.

Input data (new member applications, changes to member records) into a membership database, ensuring that the system is accurate and current at all times.

Handle appropriate administrative duties for the department to include filing and following up with communications to members.

Develop a customer service/membership sales training program to enhance member satisfaction.

Assist in the coordination of departmental special events and programs that promote fitness and wellness.

Other tasks as assigned by supervisor in order to increase participation, enhance experiences, and provide necessary services.

Minimum Qualifications:

Excellent organizational and analytical skills.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Ability to communicate to various forms of media outlets effectively and establish favorable public relations.

Proficiency with standard office computer software especially Microsoft Excel.

Preferred educational background in a relatable field such as Business Administration, Management, Accounting, or Finance. 

Contact information:
Steve Leitch, Director of Campus Recreation

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Steve Leitch, Director of Campus Recreation.

Student Affairs-Greek Life
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

For more information contact:
Re'Nita Avery-Meriwether
Director of the Curris Center and Student Life
314 Curris Center

Racer Writing Center
Contact: Dr. Josh Adair, jadair1@murraystate.edu

The Racer Writing Center is currently seeking applications for graduate assistantships to work 20 hours per week as a writing consultants. All candidates must meet university guidelines for graduate assistants. Candidates should possess strong academic writing skills, including in-depth knowledge of mechanics, style, and argumentation, and work well with others. Writing consultants primarily spend their time working with clients (undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff) in helping to improve their ability to write effectively. In addition, writing consultants also perform tasks like data input, record keeping, and client scheduling. Scheduling is somewhat flexible and includes daytime, evening, and weekend hours and is arranged by the center's director and assistant director. Interested applicants should send a one page statement outlining their qualifications, area of study, and suitability for the position, as well as a writing sample which should be emailed directly (as an attachment) to Dr. Josh Adair, Racer Writing Center Director at jadair1@murraystate.edu. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2014.

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