Campus Life

Fisher University Union and Fisher Student Center

Graduate Assistantships

Ten paid graduate assistantships for the 2015-2015 academic year are available through the Department of Campus Life, Office of Student Leadership & Engagement, and the Career Center. We are currently accepting applications for the following positions.

To apply, please complete the Graduate Assistantship Applicant Preference form as well as emailing your cover letter and resume to

Arts & Programs

The Graduate Assistant for Arts & Programs assists the Director of Campus Life Arts & Programs in providing support for programming, logistics, outreach, and web design. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position.

Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE)

The ACE Graduate Assistant will serve the Association for Campus Entertainment as the advisor for three of the six ACE Committees, which requires providing on-site support for programs, working with students to increase their professional and communication skills, as well as managing time, budgets, and groups. This position will also provide support for major campus events alongside the ACE Coordinator, Andrea Ingle. Annual Compensation: $10,500. 20 hours per week. 9-month position.

Business Operations

The Graduate Assistant for Business Operations provides financial support for Campus Life business services staff. The Graduate Assistant will monitor, reconcile, and analyze account activity, which includes student fee and non-student fee revenue and expense transactions. As a reconciliation specialist, the Graduate Assistant ensures that guidelines and procedures for operating processes are sufficient and prevent errors in accounting records. The Graduate Assistant will monitor and assist in maintaining Campus Life budgets and provide back up and support for staff. The Graduate Assistant is the back-up coordinator for Purchasing Administrative Card System (PACS) and is responsible for modifying all transactions. As well, this position assists with processing check requests and petty cash transactions. On a daily basis, the Graduate Assistant will be responsible for processing daily deposits from Sharky's Game Room and Lumina Box Office. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 hours per week. 11-month position.

Event Support & Technology

The Graduate Assistant for Event Support & Technology will provide assistance for the Event Staff team of Campus Life including scheduling, event support, inventory management, and technical assistance. The emphasis for this position is to provide an improved experience for our clients through the daily oversight of the student staff schedule, additional support for ongoing events, and preemptive event setup. Some evening and weekend hours required. Compensation: $12,000. 20 hours per week. 12-month position.

Marketing & Design

The Graduate Assistant for Marketing & Design assists the Director of Campus Life Arts & Programs will provide support for programming, marketing, publicity and graphic design. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position.

Multicultural Student Organizations

The Multicultural Student Organizations Graduate Assistant will advise and provide support for multicultural student organizations and their leaders, as well as provide general support to all student organizations. This position will also provide support for CAIC's major campus events alongside the CAIC full time staff as needed and appropriate. Frequent evenings and weekends will be required. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position.

Student Employee Program

This position is designed for a creative, organized, self-starting individual who seeks opportunities to develop leadership and employment skills in students. The Graduate Assistant for the Student Employee Program assists the Assistant Director of Campus Life Arts & Programs in managing the Student Employment Program, helping to train, motivate and develop approximately 120 student staff members. The graduate student assists with the planning and facilitation of the biannual student employee trainings, new employee orientation, the manager retreat, and the Student Employee Appreciation Week. The graduate assistant facilitates the student employee awards process; coordinates the annual Campus Life banquet; manages the evaluation processes for both employee performance and training events; leads the manager meetings; and assists with the Supervisors Cohort meetings. Specific tasks include scheduling meetings; reserving meeting rooms; taking minutes; preparing agendas; preparing training materials; planning employee socials; ordering catering, gifts and awards; managing the social media page; and managing the yearly budget. Some evening and weekend hours required. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position.

Student Media

The Graduate Assistant for Student Media Sales & Marketing supervises sales staff in meeting advertising sales goals for The Seahawk newspaper, Atlantis magazine, and TealTV, and ensures effective ad production and good customer service. Annual Compensation: $11,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Fraternity & Sorority

The Fraternity & Sorority Graduate Assistant will manage Panhellenic, NPHC, and/or Interfraternity Councils; advise 10-12 chapter presidents; advise Order of Omega and its related programs; develop and implement Greek Week; support the Coordinator of Fraternities and Sororities with organizing other major functions and programs; design and implement National Hazing Prevention Week in conjunction with Council officers and Order of Omega; develop and implement Greek Emerging Leaders Program; assist with assessment needs; organize and promote fraternity and sorority newsletter; write articles for various university newsletters; maintain all social media accounts and update regularly; assist in on-going communication with current fraternity and sorority students, alum, advisors, university administration, etc.; and facilitate sessions of the Leadership Development Program. Evening and weekend commitments. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Leadership & Service

The Leadership and Service Graduate Assistant will recruit, select, advise, develop, and evaluate undergraduate student volunteers; facilitate sessions of the Leadership Development Program; manage logistics at leadership conferences and institutes; collaborate with nonprofit and community agencies to provide awareness of issues and cultivate, market, and assess experiential learning and service opportunities for students; coordinate and implement signature community service programs in conjunction with student volunteers; plan, execute, and assess programming for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and National Volunteer Week; provide event management support at University Awards and Recognition processes; and serve on the Student Affairs Ethics Committee OR the Student Affairs Diversity Committee, including managing the scheduling process and facilitating presentations. Evening and weekend commitments. Annual Compensation: $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 10-month position.

Certified Internship Program

The Career Center's CIP Graduate Assistant will have the unique opportunity to help expand our innovative CIP program and engage with the campus and area community to generate interest in the Certified Internship Program. This innovative program provides students a framework to enhance knowledge and experience learned in the classroom through their paid or unpaid internship experiences. In addition to working one-on-one with student interns throughout each semester, the GA will gain experience with marketing and promotion, written and verbal communication, program evaluation, individualized career guidance, event coordinating, networking with campus and community members, and an opportunity to work under direct supervision of Career Center staff. $10,000. 20 Hours per week. 9-month position.