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.

Graduate School Graduate Assistant
This GA position supports the Graduate School in programming for current and prospective graduate students. The graduate school sponsors a number of events including the graduate research forum, 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, campus visits and new student orientation. This student will provide programming support and coordination to these and other graduate school efforts. This student will attend local and regional recruitment events and target prospective students through the graduate school CRM. This student will also assist in maintaining the graduate school web page and social media presence. Special projects as necessary.

Office of Residence Life Graduate Assistant
Twelve positions total will be available between 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.

Wilks Leadership Institute Graduate Assistant
The Wilks Leadership Institute Graduate Assistant (GA) plays a critical role on the professional staff team helping to coordinate leadership development experiences, programs, and events for Miami University students. Primary responsibilities of the GA include the program planning, facilitation, and supervision of student leaders for the U-Lead pre-semester program; advising Miami's chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success: Sigma Alpha Pi; serving on the planning team for leadership programs like the Perlmutter Leadership Conference; and supervising undergraduate student employees. Additional responsibilities of the GA are determined each year based on the interests, goals, and professional development focus of the GA and needs of the office.