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.

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Housing and Residence Life (Pst. 1)
Date Posted Hours Per Week Pay Per Hour Start Date
05/20/2021 20 $8.00 07/17/2021

Job Summary

Level II: Administrative/Research Support - Serve as the department's first point of customer service. Assist the Business Operations Coordinator in overseeing front desk operations, assist with supervision of student desk assistant staff while on duty, assist with the package and mail system and provide general front desk support to the Housing and Residence Life department.

Primary Duties:

  • Assist students and guests by answering questions and resolving concerns related to Housing and Residence Life.
  • Answer the department's main phone, direct calls, and take phone messages as needed.
  • Assist in coordinating Housing and Residence Life mail distribution and package system.
  • Assist the Business Operations Coordinator in maintaining the student desk assistant schedule and ensure appropriate staffing coverage at the front desk.
  • Assist students with various forms and housing needs, including room changes, check-in, check-out, contract renewal information, contract cancellations, and lost key information, etc.

Periodic Duties:

  • Assist the Business Operations Coordinator in maintaining the student desk assistant schedule and ensure appropriate staffing coverage at the front desk.
  • Assist the Business Operations Coordinator in hiring and training Desk Assistants.

Additional Details/Requirements/Skills:

  • Active Listening
  • Customer Service
  • Delegating
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • :eadership
  • Management
  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Microsoft Office Word
  • Multitasking
  • Organization
  • Prioritization
  • Problem-Solving
  • Project Planning
  • Self-Starter
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Time Management
  • Typing/Word Processing
  • Writing
  • Written Communication


For additional questions about this assistantship and to schedule an interview, please contact Mrs. Betsy Jo Mullins, Coordinator of Business Operations for Housing and Residence Life.

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Housing and Residence Life (Pst. 2)
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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