The Graduate Assistant, under the direction of the Assistant Director for Operations, will actively assist with the coordination of all events within the Program Centers; and with our annual Homecoming parade. Demonstrate the ability to help develop effective marketing strategies as it relates to increasing the visibility of the Program Centers. This position will also include the support of the 200 plus recognized student organizations on topics such as programming, risk management, and organization development.

The Program Centers are designed to be environments that are inviting to all members of the CWRU community. The position includes, but is not limited to, assisting in the training and development of all undergraduate interns as well as overseeing day-to-day facility operations. The Graduate Assistant experience will also include the opportunity to assist in the selection, training, and supervising of the Program Center Assistants, four undergraduate students who will work in the Program Centers when needed.

Contract Dates

August 7, 2017 - May 11, 2018 (with the ability to add another year based on performance)


  • All applicants must be enrolled as a part-time/full-time degree-seeking graduate student.
  • All applicants must have obtained a bachelor's degree prior to the Fall 2017 academic semester to qualify for the graduate assistant positions.
  • Graduate Assistants will limit outside employment so to not exceed a total of 20 hours per week.
  • Applicants must be available to work the complete term of the contract dates. If the graduate program conflicts with the contract dates, please notify the selection committee in writing.



  • Assist in the training, scheduling and managing of Program Center staff
  • Assist with developing and implementing a recognition program for student staff
  • Assist with the overall management and supervision of events within the Program Centers


  • Manage the Program Centers which includes student staffing, reporting of facilities issues, and meeting with organizations/groups who will conduct events within the spaces to discuss policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the project manager for the University Tickets on-line ticketing program which includes managing the on-line order form and assisting student leaders throughout the entire tickets sales process.
  • Oversee the student organization center located in Tinkham Veale University Center
  • Work with Case Police and security during events within the Program Centers
  • Manage the administrative and record keeping aspect of Sparta Center.

Customer Service

  • Assist the in working special events (e.g. Homecoming)
  • Participate in university-wide committees to plan major events such as Homecoming.
  • Assist in the planning and implementing of the Homecoming Parade.
  • Plan and implement the Spring Student Activities Fair.
  • Work closely with Bon Appetit Management Company (food and beverage provider of the Program Centers)

Compensation and Benefits

  • $14.50/hour (approximately $12,180/10 month contract)
  • On campus parking pass
  • Not to exceed 20 hours per week which may include weekends and/or evening hours.
  • Library access through OHIO Link; access to Veale Athletic Center and the Wyant Athletic and Wellness Center.
  • Professional development opportunities (practicum's, department events, workshops, etc.)
Graduate Assistant Application