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 msu.gradstudies@murraystate.edu.

Current Openings

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Domestic Graduate Recruitment

 

Job Purpose:

The Office of Graduate Education is seeking an energetic, “go-getter” who enjoys meeting new people and has a love for Murray State University. This position assists in the recruitment of highly qualified graduate students to Murray State University.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Travel to various off campus events to represent Murray State University
  • Maintain contact through email and phone with prospective students throughout the admissions process
  • Administer campus tours to prospective students
  • Frequently update and maintain all social media sites for the office
  • Keep information and data on all student profiles obtained through the admissions process
  • Give presentations to current students and other groups
  • Greet visitors to the university in a friendly and professional manner
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Current, enrolled graduate student at Murray State University
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Have a clean driving record
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (this position gives presentations to large groups of students so you must be comfortable giving presentations)
  • Experience being a Summer O counselor or Student Ambassador (Preferred; will also consider applicants who were active in other capacities during their undergraduate degree.)

Please send your resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Matthew Jones (mjones1@murraystate.edu). The position will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.

Greek Life Graduate Assistantship

General Description:
The Office of Greek Life & Leadership Programs 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 & Student Leadership Programs in providing support to the fraternal and student organizations. The Graduate Assistant’s responsibilities will be carried out under the supervision of the Coordinator of Greek Life & Student 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Membership and(or) experience with a Greek organization
  • Ability to teach and model respect for shared community values.
  • Experience with event planning

Contact

Kim Newbern
Coordinator of Greek Life and Student Leadership Programs
111 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071
knewbern@murraystate.edu
270.809.6953

Susan E. Bauernfeind Recreation and 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 skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate to various forms of media outlets effectively and establish favorable public relations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and 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
sleitch@murraystate.edu
270-809-6791

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

Susan E. Bauernfeind Recreation and Wellness Center

Graduate Assistant (Position will remain open until filled.)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Daily processing of renewal and new membership payments
  • Input program data into membership database
  • Maintain Fusion software
  • Create and develop Newsletters for Wellness Center
  • Administrative duties for the department
  • Assist in coordinating undergraduate student worker interviews, trainings, and evaluations
  • 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 skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate to various forms of media outlets effectively and establish favorable public relations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Preferred educational background in a relatable field such as Postsecondary Education Administration, Human Development and Leadership, or Organizational Communication

Contact Information:

Steve Leitch, Director of Campus Recreation
sleitch@murraystate.edu
270-809-6791

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

Campus Recreation & Intramural Sports

Job Title: Graduate Assistant for Campus Recreation & Intramural Sports, works closely with the Director of the program in all aspects of the development and implementation of intramural and recreational activities.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in individual and team sports, scheduling leagues, and training officials are necessary.
  • Demonstrate sport officiating experience and experience training officials.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills are desired.
  • Red Cross First Aid and CPR certifications are preferred.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Position is contingent upon admission to Murray State University and enrolls as a full- time graduate student.

Position Duties:

  • Promote, market, and schedule Intramural Sport leagues and tournaments.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and schedule Intramural Sports personnel.
  • Present sport specific training clinics to student officials and supervisors in compliance with NIRSA sport guidelines.
  • Present education sessions for team captains and athletic directors regarding policies and sportsmanship expectations.
  • Oversight of activities, facilities, and equipment for safety and risk management concerns.
  • 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.


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