Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships include both reimbursement of partial tuition and fees and work compensated at an hourly rate. Each assistantship compensates individuals differently. Please contact the department listed with the below position for more information and to schedule an interview.

To be considered for a Graduate Assistantship position, students must be accepted into a graduate program at the University of Southern Indiana.

Student must complete the GA application to be considered for an assistantship. Only one application is needed. Multiple assistantship positions can be selected in the application.

GA Application

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Graduate Studies
Date Posted Hours Per Week Pay Per Hour Start Date
08/23/2021 20 $8.00 09/06/2021


Job Summary

Level II: Administrative/Research Support - The Graduate Studies Graduate Assistant will assit the Director of Graduate Studies with research and special projects. Assist the Gradute Marketing aind Recrutiment Coordinator with marketing and communication projects.

Primary Duties:

  • Collect and sort data for regular marketing activities
  • Assist director with research
  • Campus tours to prospective Graduate Students
  • Email communication to prospective Graduate Students
  • Assist with CRM system updates
  • Assisting with the creation of social media and/or website postings
  • Other duties as assigned

Periodic Duties:

  • Assisting with marketing research
  • Attending special events, Graduate School Fairs and Career Expos
  • Reviewing social media analytics

Additional Details / Requirements / Skills:

Bachelor's degree required. Some experience and/or related studies in data analytics is preferred. Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work alone and as a member of a team.

  • Active Listening
  • Customer Service
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Marketing
  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office Word
  • Multitasking
  • Organization
  • Prioritization
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Social Media
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Typing/Word Processing
  • Writing
  • Written Communication


For additional questions about this assistantship and to schedule an interview, please contact Ms. Lindsey Gibson, Graduate Marketing & Recruitment Coordinator in Graduate Studies.

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Housing and Residence Life
Date Posted Hours Per Week Pay Per Hour Start Date
05/24/2021 20 $8.00 07/17/2021


Job Summary

Level II: Administrative/Research Support - Provide administrative support for the Residence Life department in the following areas: hiring, training, supervision, administration, and evaluation of staff. Develop and foster a community congruent with the departmental and university mission, goals, and core values.

Primary Duties:

  • Assist with supervision of and provide direction to the Resident Assistant (RA) staff in apartment areas with the Area Coordinators.
  • Co-facilitate weekly staff meetings with RA staff.
  • Facilitate individual meetings with staff members as needed or requested.
  • Schedule the RA desk shifts for the Community Center desk as needed.

Periodic Duties:

  • Attend regular meetings with the Area Coordinator staff.
  • Attend regular meetings with Housing and Residence Life staff as necessary.
  • Attend all training programs for Housing and Residence Life, including periodic divisional meetings and trainings.
  • Assist Area Coordinators in handling student conduct cases and CARE follow-up as needed.
  • Assist with departmental projects.
  • Assist with Housing and Residence Life programs such as housing contract renewal, check in and check out processes, Orientation, Open House, and student staff recruitment and selection.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Details/Requirements/Skills:

  • Active Listening
  • Delegating
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office Word
  • Multitasking
  • Organization
  • Prioritization
  • Problem-Solving
  • Project Planning
  • Self-Starter
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Written Communication


For additional questions about this assistantship and to schedule an interview, please contact Ms. Amy Price, Director of Housing and Residence Life.

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SwISTEM Resource Center
Date Posted Hours Per Week Pay Per Hour Start Date
08/09/2021 20 $9.00 08/23/2021


Job Summary

Level III: Research/Instructional Support - The SwISTEM Graduate Assistant is integral in assisting with outreach event coordination, curricular programmatic development and implementation, and marketing and communications for the SwISTEM Resource Center.

Primary Duties:

  • Curriculum development and leadership for Coding for Kids Club. The Coding for Kids Club is for upper elementary and middle school children and takes place 1 - 2 days per week for nine weeks in the spring and fall semesters. During the club, students are introduced to basic coding principles using a variety of computer science programs and tools. Typical club enrollment is between 15 - 20 students.
  • FIRST LEGO League Head Referee. The SwISTEM graduate assistant is responsible for learning the official rules of the 2021 FIRST LEGO League Challenge and recruiting and training four officials for the challenge at USI during the fall semester (Saturday in November). The FIRST LEGO League event is a high energy nationwide event that hosts over 100 students (ages 9-14) to compete against one another using LEGO autonomous robots.
  • Tri-State Science and Engineering Fair. The SwISTEM graduate assistant will aid the director in marketing and communications efforts for the 2022 Tri-State Science and Engineering Fair in March. This will include the creation of social media campaigns, promotional items, and web content. This person will also assist in other aspects of event planning and execution.

Periodic Duties:

  • Newsletter development assistance
  • Child Protection Policy compliance coordination

Additional Details / Requirements / Skills:

Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline or education required. Some experience in afterschool programming or adolescent outreach events preferred. Basic knowledge of coding, past participation in science fairs, experience with 3D printers very helpful but not required. Strong oral and written communication skills are essential.

  • Coding Languages (Introductory or willing to learn)
  • Marketing
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office Word
  • Organization
  • Project Planning
  • Social Media
  • Writing
  • Written Communication


For additional questions about this assistantship and to schedule an interview, please contact Mrs. Allison Grabert, Director of Southwest Indiana STEM Resource Center.

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