Graduate Assistant Clarence Albury

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The staff of Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership strive to make meaningful experiences for students at events, in the classroom, community and especially in the workplace. Our office is a great place for individuals to develop leadership skills, learn time management, balance personal and academic responsibilities, and build lifelong relationships.

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Student Assistants

Hiring: Marketing Graduate Assistant

SEAL Front Desk Student Assistants

Student Assistants are the backbone of Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership operations. Students in this position are the first person many of our guests greet. The Student Assistant position provides quality customer service to guests, performs clerical duties, acts as a receptionist, and provides support to many of the Student Involvement programs and initiatives. 

Marketing Assistants

Our marketing assistants gain applied learning skills through the development of print and digital media. Designers use products like Adobe Suites, Pixlr, Canva and others to produce professional work that can be showcased in their portfolio. Additional opportunities involved photographing events, and creating and scheduling social media content.

Shocker Support Locker

Our student employees who work in the Shocker Support Locker provide front line service to reduce hunger within our Shocker community. Student assistants in this role stock and keep inventory, assist students in the check-out process, and provide friendly customer service. 

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Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships are offered in a variety of functional areas and focus on programming, advising, and leadership development. Graduate students who serve in our office gain knowledge in planning, organizational leadership, confict resolution, teamwork, and enhance their inter and intra-personal communication skills through advising, promoting, and presentations. 

Campus Activities Graduate Assistant

Provides direct support in the planning of major campus events like Shockers After Dark, Shocktoberfest and supports the Student Activities Council in advising 1-2 student leaders. 

Civic Engagement Graduate Assistant

Provides support to the Community Service Board as an advisor to 1-2 student leaders and coordinates volunteer experiences for the campus community. 

Fraternity & Sorority Life Graduate Assistant

Provides support to the students in the Fraternity & Sorority Life Community through program creation and advising one of the four governing councils.

Leadership Programs Graduate Assistant

Assist in creating leadership centered curriculum, instructing our tiered leadership programs, and planning multi-day institutes.

Marketing Graduate Assistant

Provides marketing support and serves as the advisor to the Student Engagement Ambassadors.

Student Advocacy Graduate Assistant

Manages the operations of the Shocker Support Locker including maintenance of the check-out system, intentory of food & supplies, and supervision of student employees.


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2024 - 2025 Marketing Graduate Assistantship

Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership is seeking to fill the Marketing Graduate Assistant for the upcoming academic year. Eligible students should be admitted and/or currently enrolled in a Wichita State graduate program. 

Graduate Assistants serve as a member of the team and are responsible for assisting in the delivery and implementation of the office strategic plan. The Graduate Assistant for Marketing and Outreach serves as an advisor to the Student Engagement Ambassadors and helps in the development of marketing and strategies for the SEAL and ODI offices.

About our Assistantships

Graduate Assistants serve as staff members of Student Engagement and regularly attend staff meetings, department wide events, engage in professional development and position related educational opportunities and support all department functions.

General Duties

The following duties are a broad reflection of all the positions offered within Student Engagement. 

  • Plan, market, and execute events, programs, or activities specific to the position
  • Develop and maintain program budgets
  • Advise, lead and/or supervise students in positions of leadership
  • Assess and track data related to the success of that program and/or area
  • Represent the department on committees and external assignments
  • Perform other duties and functions of Student Engagement as assigned
Academic Requirements
  • The GA must be admitted to, enroll, and maintain enrollment during the term of the appointment in the Master of Educational Psychology program, Master of Social Work program, or another Master’s Program in the fields of education, health science, public administration, sociology or sports administration.
  • The GA is expected to demonstrate positive academic progress by receiving a semester GPA of 3.0 or greater as well as maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater while enrolled in the academic program.
  • The GA must be enrolled in at least 6 graduate credit hours and be making academic progress toward graduation. At least 3 credits per semester must be taken in person and on campus. The GA may not fall below 6 credits in any given semester or carry more than 9 credit hours per semester without approval from the Director.
Terms of Appointment & Important Dates
  • GA's receive a stipend position in exchange for 20 hours per week in any week classes are in session
  • Positions require some weekend and night hours
  • Positions will begin in August 2024 and will end no later than May 2025 with the option for renewal
  • The GA must be in good conduct standing with the University during the course of employment

Required Qualifications

  • Awarded a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must be a graduate student at Wichita State Univest State University and enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
  • Must be available to work evening and weekend hours
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organization
  • Working knowledge of marketing and social media for event promotion
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Perform in an ethical and professional manner
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in area of interest
  • Experience and interest in student development
  • Ability to relate and work well with students
  • Ability to provide guidance and support and inspire others to action

Compensation will include the following:

  • Stipend of $5,500 per semester
  • In-state tuition waiver, covering up to 18 credit hours for the academic year (does not cover student segregated fees)
  • Health Insurance (Optional)
  • Professional Development Funding
  • 10% discount on textbooks in the Shocker Store


How to Apply

A complete application includes candidate information, essay responses, and a pdf copy of your resume. All information to be submitted via the link below.

Submit Application  Marketing Grad Position Description