Graduate Studies

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.

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Alumni Relations & Volunteer USI

Posted on 6/21/2019

Administrative Support: Coordinate/manage events, activities and programming timelines. Assist in managing all aspects of USI Student Alumni Association, it's committees, events and programming. Serve as co-advisor with assistant director. Primary duties include:

  • Assist with development and execution of strategic social media initiatives that promote, support and enhance awareness of USI Alumni Association, Student Alumni Association, Volunteer USI and Parents and Families Association programs, activities and events that drive support and engagement of alumni, students and friends of the University.
  • Build Excel spreadsheet for department budget and account reconciliation.

Periodic duties include:

  • May assist with maintenance of Alumni Relations, Volunteer USI and Student Alumni including editorial content and page development, day-to-day site maintenance and creation of site analytic reports.
  • Work with Alumni Relations and Volunteer USI team to conduct strategic and purposeful evaluations of Alumni Association, Student Alumni Association, Volunteer USI and Parent & Families communication, activities, events and programming.

Applicant must currently be working towards a graduate degree at USI. Work with constituent groups, managing projects, leading teams, and MS Office experience preferred. 

Skills | Knowledge | Abilities:

  • Knowledge and skills with various social media to promote organization, events and activities
  • Ability to work with groups, ability to coordinate details and time lines
  • Advise student group

Appointment Start Date: July 2019

For more information please contact Mrs. Janet Johnson at

Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center

Posted on 06/12/2019

Administrative Support: Assist in the administration of all aspects of the Outdoor Adventure program including Equipment check out. There will also be opportunities to work with other areas in the RFW. Primary duties include:

  • Oversee day to day operation of climbing wall and bouldering area
  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, supervision and safety for all outdoor adventure trips
  • Develop and operate within a budget to provide and offer trips
  • Oversee daily operation of outdoor adventure equipment checkout and care
  • Organize, coordinate, administer, and evaluate Low Ropes program
  • Recruit, select, train, and schedule student workers

Periodic duties include:

  • Assist with Special Events. (Labor Day at the Lake, Rec Madness and more)
  • Assist in the operation of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center
  • Assist with Student Wellness programs
  • Attend weekly Professional Staff meetings
  • Assist with payroll of student employees
  • Help with care of, maintenance and inventory of all equipment.

Applicant must currently be working towards a graduate degree at USI. Bachelor's degree in Sport Management or related major and one to two years campus recreation experience preferred.

Skills | Knowledge | Abilities:

  • Good Interpersonal and Communications skills
  • Ability to Teach, Mentor and Lead students

Appointment Start Date: August 5, 2019

For more information please contact Mr. David Enzler at


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