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 Courtney Noland, Coordinator of Domestic Graduate Recruitment at 270-809-5304. 

Current Openings

Campus Recreation & Wellness – Intramural Sports
*Spring 2016

Job Requirements:
Ability to work with a variety of students from diverse backgrounds and provide effective leadership is necessary.
Demonstrate sport officiating experience and experience training officials.
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 full-time graduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Position Duties:
Plan, organize, publicize, administer and evaluate the intramural program.
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and schedule intramural officials and supervisors.
Hold informational meetings for team captains, officials, and supervisors.
Maintain sportsmanship and fair play for all participants.
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, Position will remain open until filled.  

Department of Community Leadership and Human Services, Nonprofit Leadership Studies Program
*Spring 2016 (renewable upon performance review)

Job Responsibilities:
The Graduate Assistant will develop the NLS Newsletter, update NLS website, promote NLS programs on social media, draft press releases and other material aiming to publicize the NLS programs, assist NLS faculty in organizing and coordinating special events, and other tasks assigned by the supervisor. The Graduate Assistant reports to the Director of Nonprofit Leadership Studies.

This is an Administrative Graduate Assistantship and as such does not allow teaching, grading, or related activities. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in nonprofit leadership studies (as testified by course work), marketing, and journalism.   

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 cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and list of three references to Dr. Peter Weber. Position will remain open until filled.

The Racer Writing Center is currently seeking applications for graduate assistantships to work 20 hours per week as 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, which should be emailed directly (as an attachment) to Dr. Josh Adair, Racer Writing Center Director at The deadline for application is November 17, 2015. 

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