Programming Assisant

The Graduate Assistant in this position will work with the Assistant Director of Programs to project manage several events including the Homecoming Royalty process, coordinate the Spartan Mascot Program, and co-advise the Student Homecoming Committee, the Springfest Committee and the University Program Board.


August 6, 2018 - May 10, 2019 (with the opportunity to add an additional 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 2018 academic semester to qualify for the graduate assistant positions.
  • 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.


University Program Board

The University Program Board (UPB) is the primary programming organization for undergraduate students at CWRU. UPB is comprised of several programming committees and works with a $500,000 budget each year. For more information about the board visit or visit their facebook page: Case UPB.

  • To serve as an advisor and mentor to assigned committees and executive board members.
  • Attend all executive board, general body, and bootcamp meetings every Monday from 5:30-9 p.m..
  • Work with co-advisor to dileniate evening and weekend program coverage.


Homecoming is a university wide celebration that incorporates students, faculty, staff, parents and families and alumni. The Homecoming planning committee is charged with creating and executing all undergraduate focused events during the weeklong celebration.

  • Work with the Assistant Director to assemble, and lead, a team of students and staff to serve on the Homecoming planning committee.
  • Spearhead the Homecoming Court selection process (which includes marketing, soliciting staff to serve as application scorers and interviewers, coordinating interview schedules, and serving as a point person for all court members).


Springfest is a premier event on campus with its own committee tasked with the planning and implentnation of a day long festival including but not limited to a concert, large attractions, food, student organization booths, and more.

  • Assist in the recruitment and selection of the Springfest Co-Directors.
  • Support the Co-Directors in the recruitment and oversight of the committee throughout the planning process.
  • Collaborate with campus partners (facilities, security, dining services, etc) to ensure a successful event.
  • Advise the committee in the use of a $110,000 budget.

Spartan Mascot Program

  • Recruit students to serve as Spartie (as needed).
  • Manage incoming mascot requests and ensure staffing at requested events.
  • Arrange and lead monthly check-in meetings with students serving as the mascot.
  • Promote the Spartan Mascot Program to the CWRU campus community.

Additional programming opportunities will arise related to other divisional and departmental initiatives.


  • $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