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Graduate Assistantships


Available Fall 2021 Positions

To apply for any of these positions, please follow the instructions in the advertisement.
Do not send your application materials to the ULM Graduate School.

 

ULM Athletics is hiring two Athletics Communication Graduate Assistants to assist with preparing press releases, game notes, feature articles and to maintain the official athletics website. The applicant chosen should be able to write effectively with working knowledge of Associated Press style and display a thorough knowledge and understanding of terminology and statistics used in intercollegiate sports. These GAs will develop and maintain good working relationships with staff, coaches and student-athletes and with local, regional and national media outlets.  Responsiblities also include: publicizing sports on official athletics department social media channels/platforms and distributing information to local, regional and national media outlets; serving as on-campus media services host for intercollegiate athletics events and coordinate statistical and media coverage for those events; maintain department archival records and statistical files; know, understand and comply with policies of the NCAA, Sun Belt Conference and University of Louisiana at Monroe.

For consideration, you will need to submit a cover letter, resume, references and work samples to lewandowski@ulm.edu with the subject line: Graduate Assistant Position. Preference will be given to applicants interested in a career in communications, media relations or sports information upon completion of graduate degree program.

ULM Career Center is hiring an office graduate assistant who will report to the Office Manager and assist with the daily operations of the Career Center, as well as, help supervise the student workers to ensure an efficient work environment. Duties and Responsibilities include: Responsible for assisting with supervising, training and assigning duties to student workers; providing excellent customer service to students, alumni, faculty/staff and visitors; handling phone calls, emails, daily office duties; assisting with the coordination of student workers’ rotation and events; compiling student attendee list for Career Fair; assisting Career Coach with specific resume reviews and mock interviews; assisting the Office Manager with managing and document monetary process for Career Fairs /Special Events; assisting with other Student Affairs events as needed; gather and assist in posting data information for surveys and the Career Center reports; attend and/or complete yearly training for Ethics, Title IX, quarterly safety meetings, University Week events, Graduate Assistant Orientation, Student Worker/Graduate Assistant Retreat and any other necessary areas; and other duties as assigned by office staff (Director, Assistant Director, Career Coach, Student Employment Coordinator and Office Manager). 

Applicants will apply by submitting the Graduate Assistant Application, 3 GA Recommendation Forms, to hall@ulm.edu.  

ULM International Student Services is hiring a graduate assistant to work with our admissions team to assist with record management, the registration process and provides and provide an open line of communication through the international mailbox. This position requires an attention to detail, proficiency with Microsoft suite, good organization skills and the ability to learn new processes. The right candidate will have the ability to work alone or with a team and troubleshoot problems as they arise. It would also be an asset for candidate to have strong graphics skills. To apply send a cover email with your Graduate Assistant Application and 3 Letter of Recommendaiton forms to Eugenia White, Director, International Student Services at ewhite@ulm.edu.

BIOLOGY QEP | College of Arts Education and Sciences is seeking to hire graduate assistants to help with implementing and teaching in our Quality Enhancement Plan FOCUS sessions. An undergraduate biology or biology education degree is preferred but we will consider graduate students who have undergraduate biology coursework (majors-level) and/or Anatomy and Physiology coursework. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Gissendanner, Biology Graduate Coordinator, gissendanner@ulm.edu, (318)-342-3314, or Ms. Mallory Benedetto, QEP Coordinator, benedetto@ulm.edu, (318)342-1357.

ULM Office of Marketing and Communications  is looking for a Media Relations Graduate Research Assistant to assist with writing press releases, campus communications, and social media communication. Must be a strong writer.  To apply submit a writing sample (could be a paper written for class), the Graduate Assistant Application and 3 Letters of Recommendation Forms to Kelsey Bohl atbohl@ulm.edu

ULM Office of Marketing and Communications  is looking for a Graphic Design Graduate Research Assistant to assist with graphic design. To apply submit examples of graphic design work, the Graduate Assistant Application and 3 Letters of Recommendation Forms to Kelsey Bohl atbohl@ulm.edu. 

ULM Athletics | ULM Women’s Basketball is hawk-hunting for a Graduate Assistant for the 2021-22 season. Interests and experience include but are not limited to operations, recruiting, social media, video, video editing, coaching, equipment and travel. We are seeking someone pursuing and enrolled in a graduate program at ULM who is innovative, dependable, trustworthy, detailed, efficient, resourceful and is a self-starter and a problem solver. If you meet the requirements and have interest in the position, please click on the Graduate Assistant Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckaND6z_adcAUjS13i4nojo6Z4DJv-Udt-RHroMgY8VYSz2g/viewform You can also email Jewel Triggs (triggs@ulm.edu), Director of Basketball Operations for Women’s Basketball, for more information.

ULM Athletics | Marketing  As the primary marketing and promotion coordinator for select sports, this position will be in charge of developing marketing plans, producing game scripts, running in-game promotions, and serving as public address announcer for non-revenue sports. This position will also assist in game-day event set-up and breakdown for all sports; Assist with athletic special events as needed. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Fan Engagement and Creative Services and the Associate Athletics Director for Communication and Marketing. Candidates will have the opportunity to gain experience in game-day management, promotions, and operation of related equipment. This graduate assistantship requires a bachelor’s degree in sports management, marketing, or a related field; 1-2 undergraduate semesters of collegiate sports marketing/administration experience preferred; strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to work nights and weekends and some holidays. Qualified applicants should E-MAIL a resume and three references to Victoria Pederson at vpederson@ulm.edu.

 


 

Application Materials (application and 3 letters of recommendation) should be submitted directly to the hiring supervisor for the position you are applying for. 

University of Louisiana Monroe is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Graduate Assistant Application Form
GA Recommendation Letter/Form

 

Graduate Assistantship 
Frequently Asked Questions

Refer to the ULM Graduate Catalog for more information about Graduate Assistantship requirements.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for a graduate assistantship, applicants must be regularly admitted to a degree program. Students who are conditionally admitted are not eligible for assistantships unless their deficiencies are undergraduate prerequisites. Provisionally admitted and non-degree students are not eligible to apply for assistantships.

Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Applicants with previous graduate coursework must have a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Appointment Process

Students interested in applying for a graduate assistantship must submit an application form and three letters of recommendation to the department or program in which an assistantship is desired. Applications should not be made to the Graduate School.  Application review and interviews are completed by the hiring program/department.
Once a candidate is selected, a Graduate Assistant Request will be submitted to the director of the Graduate School for final approval. Once approval is granted by the Graduate School, an acceptance letter must be signed by the candidate. This letter outlines the responsibilities, type of assistantship, and compensation offered through the assistantship and must be returned to the Graduate School before the candidate begins work or any tuition waivers are applied. Some departments have specific requirements for their graduate assistants beyond the Graduate School minimums; each applicant should inquire with the hiring supervisor regarding additional requirements. Note: although the Graduate Assistant Application is often submitted with regular admissions materials, this is not a guarantee that an assistantship will be awarded. The graduate assistant appointment process is completely separate from the ULM Graduate School application process.

Reappointment

Reappointment is contingent upon two criteria: the graduate assistant making satisfactory academic progress, and satisfactory completion of work duties. Graduate assistants are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and above, and must not earn more than one grade of C in their graduate coursework.

Required Course Load

Graduate assistants are expected to earn no fewer than nine semester hours of credit toward their graduate degree (12 hours for students in pharmacy) during a regular semester, at least six of which must be at the graduate level. 

During each summer term, May and winter intersessions, three semester hours of credit are required per term or per intersession.  Appropriate courses include:

1) Those which are required for the student’s graduate degree;
2) Those which have been identified as deficiencies/prerequisites and are included on the graduate student’s approved degree plan.

Work Load

All graduate assistant appointments include 20 hours of work per week under the direction of the student’s supervisor. Graduate assistants are not permitted to hold any other on-campus employment or second graduate assistantship.

During published student breaks, graduate assistants may not be asked to work. For unexpected University closures, graduate assistants will not be expected to make up time missed.

Compensation

University graduate assistantships feature a base compensation package that includes a full tuition waiver and out-of-state fee waiver. Students are also awarded a base stipend of at least $3,000 per regular term, $1000 per summer term and a minimum of $800 for intersessions .

Graduate assistants are required to pay all student assessed fees including general fees, activity fees, ID validation fees, technology fees, vehicle registration fees, international student service fees, and insurance fees.

Graduate Assistant Orientation

All graduate assistants must complete the Graduate Assistant Orientation.  Orientation is made available to graduate assistants and is completed in an online format.

 


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