M.S. Assistantships

M.S. Assistantship Information

Full-time master's students are awarded an assistantship for two years of graduate study. While assistantships are not a requirement of the SAHE program, they are an excellent opportunity for students to apply what they are learning in their coursework to their practice as emerging student affairs professionals.

Assistantships are 20-hour-per-week positions that include a tuition waiver and a monthly living stipend during the academic year. These positions enable students to focus on their academics while also continuing to grow professionally. Each year, a variety of positions are available in offices, programs, and departments across campus.

Between December 1-9, 2017, all M.S. applicants with completed applications will receive an email (to the email address listed in your online application) with a link to the online SAHE M.S. Assistantship Rank Order Form. Sending the form at this time ensures that it reflects all available assistantships, as assistantships are confirmed on a rolling basis. 

Below is a list of anticipated M.S. Assistantships for fall 2018. Additional positions will be added here as they become available.

Bernard B. Rinella, Jr. Learning Center Graduate Assistant

The mission of the Bernard B. Rinella, Jr. Learning Center is to help students reach their individual academic goals by empowering them with the skills needed to be independent and successful learners and to provide academic support through various programs and services. Our graduate assistants play an integral role in providing these services through a variety of teaching, supervision, academic coaching, training and assessment responsibilities. The Rinella Learning Center is committed to supporting GAs’ academic endeavors and professional development through ongoing training and supervision opportunities.

Office of Residence Life Graduate Assistant

There are two different positions Assistant Resident Directors (ARD) and Graduate Resident Directors (GRD); exact numbers determined in February. Applicants will have the opportunity to rank Office of Residence Life ARD and GRD positions separately, after Interview Days. 

The ARD is charged with shaping the environment and experiences of first-year students by providing services and programs that foster academic success, promote the multi-faceted development of first-year students including an acceptance and appreciation of diversity, and encourage responsible involvement in campus and community life. The ARD is supervised by a full-time Resident Director. The GRD is responsible for the overall administration of a residence hall and supervision of the Resident Assistants of the residence hall. The GRD is charged with shaping the environment and experiences of residential students by providing services and programs focused on the Office of Residence Life’s Residential Curriculum, the goals of which are academic success, effective community engagement, intrapersonal development and cultural competency.

The Center for Career Exploration & Success

The Center for Career Exploration & Success (CCES) Graduate Assistant (GA) will be responsible for assisting with the Career Assistant (CA) program which offers drop in career coaching to students, mainly in the form of resume, cover letter, and LinkedIN profile critiques but also includes delivering routine workshops. The CCES GA will collaboratively oversee and learn successful strategies to supervising, training and developing a student staff. The GA will also determine and facilitate ongoing training and development for the CA's as well as plan and lead weekly CA team meetings; often during the early evening. 

This position will work within a growing office that aspires to be known for offering the most comprehensive and effective career development strategies in the country. As such, the GA will participate in regular staff meetings, help CCES expand Miami's career community, and be encouraged to complete career center projects/strategic initiatives that are aligned with the personal/professional/academic interests of the selected candidate.

Student Activities and Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

The Office of Student Activities and Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life offers two graduate assistantships, one working primarily with Miami's fraternity and sorority community and one working with student activities and programming.

Sorority & Fraternity Experience

The Graduate Assistant working with Greek lettered organizations reports to the Assistant Director of the Office and works with colleagues and stakeholders in the enhancement of co-curricular life at Miami University as stated in the university goal of developing a "Model Greek Community." The Graduate Assistant is responsible for supporting and enhancing leadership within the fraternity and sorority community. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advise chapters from various councils and Greek Week steering committee
  • Assist with council operations, recruitment and intake
  • Provide the primary oversight to the Acropolis program, a peer lead emerging leaders institute
  • Support the planning and implementation of Greek Leaders Advance, Council Executive Board Training, and various other officer and leadership retreats

Student Activities Experience

The Graduate Assistant for student activities and programming reports to the Assistant Director and works with colleagues and stakeholders in meeting the departmental mission and in contributing to the holistic development of Miami University students. The Graduate Assistant is responsible for serving as a resource for students through the process of advising the programming board, Miami Activities and Programming (MAP), and planning major campus events and initiatives. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement comprehensive training and leadership programs for MAP students
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection of MAP general and executive members
  • Provide direct advising and support to all Late Night Miami initiatives: a partnership program between MAP and the Division of Student Affairs
  • Collaborate with University departments to plan campus-wide events