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Available Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available to students in the Educational Leadership & Policy MEd Student Affairs program. To learn more about the Educational Leadership & Policy MEd Student Affairs program and admissions process visit the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy. Although students in the MEd program are prioritized, we do consider students from the ELP doctoral programs and the Department of Education, Culture & Society masters and doctoral programs.

Graduate assistant positions open for the 2023-2024 academic year are posted below. These opportunities change every year and are updated on a regular basis. Please contact Shenia Sellers at ssellers@sa.utah.edu for the link to apply for a graduate assistant position. Please note that stipends may differ depending on the department and/or the responsibillities of the graduate assistant. The minimum graduate assistant stipend for the upcoming academic year is $17,000 (August 2023-May 2024).


2023-2024 Academic Year

 

The Financial Wellness Center provides professional, competent and confidential counseling and education for student success, retention and assistance in achieving lifelong financial health. The Center educates, develops, creates, facilitates and partners to hold a variety of events centered on current financial topics that impact student success. 

The Financial Wellness Educator, Graduate Assistant plays a key role in helping the Financial Wellness Center accomplish our mission. The GA will oversee the peer mentoring program by providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to work one-on one with students. Further, the GA will be the primary liaison between our campus community partners, and volunteers in the tax preparation program. Learn More...

 

The GA role is designed to be an intentional assistantship where future student affairs professionals are able to work closely and directly with a Masters level RD to shadow and learn all aspects of working within Residential Education. The RD will serve as a mentor who teaches and provides opportunities for GAs to develop competence and confidence in all areas with increasing responsibility over the course of the role. The expectation is that upon completion of a 2-year assistantship, the GA will have all skills and experiences necessary to succeed as a full-time professional on a Housing team. HRE will be hiring two graduate assistants.

 

Salt Lake Community College is Utah's largest college with the most diverse student body, and is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. It serves more than 60,000 students on 10 campuses. As a graduate assistant in our office, you are guaranteed intentional supervision with a full-time professional staff member, a hybrid schedule (some work from home hours and some hours in the South City Campus office), and professional development and support from an amazing team. Upon graduation, you’ll leave with a strong Student Affairs praxis, and transferable skills in outreach & recruitment, assessment, & programming that will serve you anywhere you go. Learn More...

 

Student Development and Inclusion is a core department within the Division of Student Affairs. The department is made up of several centers:  LGBT Center, Veterans Support Center, Financial Wellness Center, Women’s Resource Center, Career & Professional Development, and Basic Needs Collective.

The graduate assistant's primary responsibility is to coordinate and implement programs that center access, equity and inclusion within the Division of Student Affairs and the University. The graduate assistant’s primary function will be to support the AVP on programs such as I Am U Thriving and special assignments as it relates to the partnership between Student Affairs and the Educational Leadership and Policy Program. The GA will also be responsible for select assessment and evaluation related activities within SDI. This position requires a high level of confidentiality due to the nature of some of the projects.  It is the expectation that the incumbent will remain with the department for the academic year that the position is accepted. Learn More...

 

TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support low-income, first generation, and disabled students in their pursuit of higher education. This graduate assistant position will work within the Student Support services program at the University of Utah. The graduate assistant will work to improve communication lines between students and the TRiO program while also assisting with other activities that support and promote program objectives. Learn More...

 

The VSC serves veterans, military-connected members, and their families. The VSC is committed to establishing a supportive environment and welcoming campus culture. The VSC enhances the educational experience of the military affiliated students to remove barriers and maximize the academic, psychosocial, and career potentials that results in unconditional success in the classroom and beyond. Learn More...

 

University Student Apartments (USA) at the University of Utah owns and operates 900 furnished and unfurnished apartment units for students, staff, and their families. The University of Utah family and graduate housing program is one of the largest of its kind in the country and accommodates undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. Our apartment community fosters individual lifestyles and educational opportunities within a framework of responsible freedom. Residents enjoy cultural activities, children's programs, and individual participation in community affairs. 

The Graduate Assistant (GA) position is a 12-month live-in position within University Student Apartments (USA) and Auxiliary Services at the University of Utah. The GA reports to the Associate Director of Resident Life and Outreach and assists in providing leadership and training to 30 resident life staff and in coordinating educational and social programming for a diverse population of students, staff and their families. Learn More...

 

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) at the University of Utah provides educational and support services for women and other marginalized students at the University of Utah. The WRC facilitates empowerment through programs, counseling, and training grounded in feminist multicultural theories and practices. Our work embodies the complexity of women’s identities. Our teams are committed to social justice and collaboration, and often engage in campus/community social justice issues, as well. 

 The GA will gain experience, knowledge, and skills in student advocacy; become familiar with planning, organizing, leading, and assessing programs; identify and understand educational barriers for students across gendered, racialized, and classed experiences; and acknowledge and work to minimize the impacts of these barriers, all while incorporating their own strengths and knowledge to accomplish these learning outcomes. Lean More...

 

The graduate assistant in the University Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (UOSFA) works on project-based tasks supporting effective, efficient, and inclusive delivery and/or management of scholarship and financial aid programs at the U. Projects are designed to span either a single semester or an academic year, and are arranged after joint consultation between the graduate assistant and UOSFA supervisor regarding office needs and the graduate assistant’s area(s) of expertise and academic/career interests. Examples of project topics include: analyzing consumption and use of UOSFA communication materials (including leading student focus groups); analysis of financial aid program utilization by major/college; developing materials identifying areas of overlap between UOSFA and other university departments; assisting with technology implementation projects to improve student experience and processing efficiency, etc.  Other project ideas of interest to graduate assistant are welcomed.

 

The Learning Center strives to empower University of Utah students to succeed in their college career and beyond. Our tutoring services are intended to help students gain a deeper understanding of their course content as well as to develop transferable skills to help them become more successful students. Working as an Academic Success Graduate Assistant for the Learning Center offers a great opportunity to grow as an individual and develop many valuable transferable skills. Learn More...

 

The mission of the Office of Transfer Student Success (TSS) is to improve equitable transfer student experiences and outcomes by providing leadership for and support coordination of transfer activities and functions across campus. The Office of Transfer Student Success (TSS) oversees a wide range of responsibilities and programming. The Graduate Assistant will have the opportunity to work with a variety of initiatives and programs based on the needs of the office and the GA’s interests including: the Crimson Transfer Honors Society (CTHS), transfer workshop series, transfer web support and engagement, transfer research and data analysis, SLCC-UofU Transfer Summit, and TSS engagement with faculty and staff.

***Doctoral students given priority, but if interested, please apply! Learn More... 

 

University Student Apartments (USA) at the University of Utah owns and operates 900 furnished and unfurnished apartment units for students, staff, and their families. The University of Utah family and graduate housing program is one of the largest of its kind in the country and accommodates undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. Our apartment community fosters individual lifestyles and educational opportunities within a framework of responsible freedom. Residents enjoy cultural activities, children's programs, and individual participation in community affairs.  The Graduate Assistant (GA) position is a 12-month live-in position within University Student Apartments (USA) and Auxiliary Services at the University of Utah. The GA reports to the Associate Director of Resident Life and Outreach and assists in providing leadership and training to 30 resident life staff and in coordinating educational and social programming for a diverse population of students, staff and their families. Learn More... 

 

 The department Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) supports student well-being and success by providing inclusive and equitable spaces for student advocacy and engagement. We strive to help students become the core of their learning experiences through co-created leadership and involvement opportunities that cultivate a sense of belonging and empower personal growth and development. SLI serves students by advising student leaders in the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) and supporting and training over 450 student organizations. SLI also helps students find involvement opportunities across campus through personalized involvement consultations and managing the online involvement platform, Campus Connect. 

The Graduate Assistant for Student Engagement & Special Initiatives will connect students with exciting involvement opportunities across campus by helping to manage the University’s digital involvement hub, Campus Connect. Using effective communication strategies, this Graduate Assistant will help students, faculty, and staff better utilize Campus Connect and will provide support as needed to the Student Affairs Assessment & Analytics department to track engagement on the platform. This position is ideal for individuals seeking experience in student activities and assessment. 

**Doctoral students given priority, but if interested, please apply!

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The department Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) supports student well-being and success by providing inclusiveandequitablespacesforstudentadvocacyandengagement. Westrivetohelpstudents becomethecoreoftheirlearningexperiencesthroughco-createdleadershipandinvolvementopportunitiesthatcultivateasenseofbelongingandempowerpersonalgrowthanddevelopment.SLIservesstudents byadvisingstudentleaders intheAssociatedStudents oftheUniversityofUtah(ASUU)andsupporting andtrainingover450studentorganizations.SLIalsohelpsstudents findinvolvementopportunitiesacrosscampusthroughpersonalizedinvolvementconsultationsandmanagingtheonlineinvolvementplatform,Campus Connect. TheGraduateAssistantforStudentOrganizations&Involvementwillhelpadvisetheinvolvementteamwhichconsistsofparttimestudentstaffandsupportbothstudentorganizationleadersandstudentslookingtogetinvolvedaroundcampus.Theinvolvementteamsupportscampusinvolvementinitiativesbymeetingwithstudents,creatingandfacilitatingtrainingsandpresentations,anddevelopingdigitalmarketingcontenttosupportcurrentstudentleadersandhelpstudentsdiscovernewinvolvementopportunities.Thispositionis idealforindividualsseekingexperienceinstudentactivitieswhothriveina fast-paced environment. Learn More...

 

 The Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) is the student government representing all 30,000+ undergraduate and graduate students. ASUU is structured with an executive cabinet of an elected president, vice president, senior class president and their appointed board directors, an Assembly of 48 and a Senate of 17 elected student representatives from the various colleges, and a Supreme Court. Five professional staff members serve as advisors to the various bodies of ASUU and fall within the department of Student Leadership & Involvement. This position’s focus will be within the executive cabinet of ASUU, working with appointed student directors programming events, initiatives, and activities for students at large. This position is ideal for individuals seeking experience in student activities who thrive in a fast paced environment.  Graduate Assistants in the department of Student Leadership & Involvement are eligible for additional perks such as access to free University football tickets, professional development funding, and participation in co-curriculum engagement meant to enhance the student’s learning between the students’ assistantship and field of study. Learn More...

 

This position is primarily responsible for assisting with the management, supervision, scheduling and operation of the Fitness Center (The Core) and Rental Services (Gear Central) to ensure a safe, clean, and secure environment.  The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for training, evaluating, and supervising the Crimson Crew staff, along with program development and management. Standardized tests are not a requirement for accepting the assistantship. Parks,  Recreation, & Tourism students will be considered. Learn More...

 

 

The Graduate Assistant of Intramurals and Sport Club is primarily responsible for assisting in the management of Intramural Sports and Sport Clubs for Campus Recreation Services at the University of Utah.  Intramural Sports and Sport Club activities take place at the Eccles Student Life Center, three outdoor turf fields, four sand volleyball courts, and an outdoor track. Standardized tests are not a requirement for accepting the assistantship. Parks,  Recreation, & Tourism students will be considered. Learn More...

 

The Graduate Research Assistant will work within the Office of Engagement. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. The GRA will plan, collaborate, collecting information, and helping develop programming and initiative opportunities that will be implemented at the CLC. Specific responsibilities will include: Serve as the CLC’s volunteer coordinator, Support the program manager by performing administrative duties as required, Support program recruitment efforts each semester, Serve on various committees associated with representing the Office of Engagement, as well as the CLC, Plan and develop strategies with community partners and organizations that meet the needs of the CLC and the surrounding community. Learn about the program: https://engagement.utah.edu/education-pathways.php 

**Doctoral students given priority, but if interested, please apply!

The graduate research assistant will aid in development of the teaching effectiveness framework that would define teaching excellence and criteria for assessment across the UU. This will be helping coordinate, document, communicate work from our faculty and senior administration working group. Learn more about the office: https://cte.utah.edu/teaching-assessment/

**Doctoral students given priority, but if interested, please apply!

 

The graduate assistant will manage and oversee the Penji scheduling app for the mentor programs. Supervise mentors via scheduled check-in meetings and periodic mentor observations, Plan and execute monthly mentor meetings. Coordinate mentee applications and matching. Communicate campus events for the mentor to invite mentees. Assist in planning and supporting mentor/mentee-focused engagement events. Create and distribute surveys for assessment and evaluation. Attend regularly scheduled meetings with your supervisor, Review literature relevant to peer mentoring programs in higher education. Collaborate with the site supervisor to create/revise mentor training. Facilitate mentor training sessions where applicable.

Learn about the program: https://mentors.utah.edu/ 

**Doctoral students given priority, but if interested, please apply!

 

LEAP is a two semester course that enables new students to transition more confidently to college and to play an active role in their own education. Students work with outstanding faculty in small classes and participate in social and service activities with other students and with Peer Advisors. LEAP offers students the opportunity to satisfy graduation requirements, explore your major or college, and meet people on campus.

Learn about the program: https://leap.utah.edu/ 

**Doctoral students given priority, but if interested, please apply!

 

The UPEP is committed to social transformation, UPEP advances educational equity through on-site higher education, empirical research, and advocacy. UPEP models itself in accordance with best practices laid out by the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison. The Alliance is a national organization dedicated to supporting the expansion of quality higher education in prison, empowering students in prison and after release, and shaping public discussion about education and incarceration. UPEP Working closely with Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), and aims to provide a four-year degree pathway inside Draper and Timpanogos prisons, similar to its mission in non-incarcerated settings. UPEP provides the opportunity to engage in a leading college-in-prison program in the Mountain West, with the goal of social transformation through on-site higher education, empirical research, and advocacy. 

Learn about the program: https://prisoneducationproject.utah.edu/ 

**Doctoral students given priority, but if interested, please apply!

 


Application Process

Interviews for graduate assistantships for the 2023-2024 academic year haven taken place over the course of Campus Preview Week, February 27-March 3, 2023. However, if some positions remain open. This event welcomes all admitted students to learn more about the graduate assistant experience. A tentative schedule will be made available in the coming weeks. The application will be open on February 3, 2023 and the deadline to apply is February 17, 2023. Please review the description for each position and have an updated resume or curriculum vitae on hand to apply.

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Please direct all questions and/or concerns to Shenia Sellers at ssellers@sa.utah.edu.


Last Updated: 2/3/23