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Student Accounts | Graduate Assistant Job Description

Note: 2014/2015 position has been filled.

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University of Northern Iowa
Business Operations

Position Title: Graduate Assistant for the Office of Business Operations.

Reports to: Christina Geweke, 103 Gilchrist Hall.

Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester: 10 or 20 hours per week, beginning August 25, 2014 and ending December 19, 2014. Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
  • For the spring semester: 10 or 20 hours per week, beginning January 12, 2015 and ending May 8, 2015. Does not include Spring Break.


  • Full assistantship salary is $4800 per semester (half-time is $2400 per semester). Salary will be prorated on a weekly basis for late start date.
  • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees.
  • Graduate Assistants receive University holidays and do not work during Thanksgiving break, Spring break, or interims between semesters
  • For more information on the Graduate Assistantship System and procedures:

Position Description:

  • As a Graduate Assistant, you will help out with various departmental activities particularly in Student Accounts. Your duties may include:
  • Design and creation of department publications.
  • Updating departmental website.
  • Documenting processes and creating quick reference guides.
  • Data entry for system updates
  • Assist with the development of departmental marketing and communication strategies, including print, digital and social media.
  • Assisting with the creation of displays and other materials related to departmental programs or initiatives.
  • Making instructional power points.
  • Organizing files.
  • Occasional staffing of the front desk.


  • Must be a full-time, degree seeking student in a UNI graduate program.
  • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship.
  • Maintain a Plan GPA of at least 3.00. First semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00.
  • B.A. degree in communications, marketing, graphic design, postsecondary education or related preferred.

Specific Skills/Qualifications:

  • Creativity.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office products.
  • Ability to work under deadlines.
  • Attention to Detail.
  • Artistic ability.
  • Customer Focus.
  • Flexibility.

Application Process and Deadline:

To apply email the completed Application form for Graduate Assistantship (available at and resume to