Listing of Graduate Assistant Positions within the Division of Student Affairs 

For questions or to inquire about the availability of a position(s),

  • you should contact Student Affairs office
  • or the unit hosting the GA position directly.


Division of Student Affairs Central Office

Position Title Responsibilities Related Graduate Programs Requirements / Skills Needed
Research GA
12 months
  • Assists Associate V.P with all aspects of student research
  • Administers institutional surveys
  • Works with SPSS and data manipulation
  • Produces SA Research Newsletter
Psychology, Sociology, Education, and others
  • Knowledge of general research procedures, SPSS, and computer skills.  

Adult, Commuter & Transfer Services

Position Title Responsibilities Related Graduate Programs Requirements / Skills Needed
Adult, Commuter & Transfer Services GA
9 months
  • Work 20 hrs per week, 8 am – 4:30 pm, Mon -Fri
  • Ongoing management of online off-campus housing listings.
  • Creative development of graphics material (including flyers, ads, posters, etc.) for on-campus programs and events
  • Update and provide graphic support for Adult, Commuter & Transfer Services publications
  • Maintain, update, and create new design elements for the Adult, Commuter & Transfer Website
  • Assist in the development and delivery of programs and events
  • Related duties as assigned.
Graphic Design or Digital Media majors preferred. Other related fields include Technology and Computer Science. Other majors considered contingent on skills matching need of the position.
  • Excellent computer skills (PC platform)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Advanced skill levels in Macromedia Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop
  • Ability to complete project deadlines with moderate supervision.
  • Able to communicate with diverse populations
  • Must be creative, professional and flexible with quality design skills
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment.
  • Good communication and writing skills a plus.
Tuition Scholar
8 hour
  • Support for the e-mail mentoring community program resources listing and Alpha Sigma Lambda 

Campus Recreation

Position Title Responsibilities Related Graduate Programs Requirements / Skills Needed
Campus Recreation GA
9 months
  • Direct delivery of activities, programs and services to the campus community.
  • Supervision of students delivering activities, programs and services.
  • Each GA focuses on one or more of the following programmatic components: fitness/wellness, intramural sports, marketing/facilities, sports clubs and casual care.
  • Assist in the stewardship of the Center for Physical Activity and Outdoor Campus Recreation facilities.
Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences, Sport Management, Business, Counseling, Early Childhood Education, Criminal Justice, and others
  • Experience as an undergraduate student worker in Campus Recreation.
  • Exercise Science, or Sports Administration major preferred.
  • Should be pursuing a career in fitness, or recreational sport. 

Community Service Programs

Position Title Responsibilities Related Graduate Programs Requirements / Skills Needed
Service Programs Assistant
9 months
  • Assists in the advisement of Volunteer ETSU.
  • Provides support to campus-wide service projects.
  • Serves as a resource for community service opportunities on campus and in the community.
  • Reports to the Coordinator for Greek Life and Community Service Programs.
Open to all majors. Qualified applicants should be proficient in pc computing and skilled in oral and written communication. Experience with student activities and a campus involvement opportunity is preferred. Organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment are a must. Evening and weekend work is required. Energy and enthusiasm always welcome.

Counseling Center

Position Title Responsibilities Related Graduate Programs Requirements / Skills Needed
Solving the Puzzle of Life GA
9 months
  • Teach three sections of the Puzzle of Life each semester.
  • Responsible for all aspects of course delivery and evaluation.
  • Coordinate with other GA’s and professional staff in meeting course objectives.
  • Serve as receptionist in Counseling Center for five hours each week.
Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Public Health
  • Must be enrolled in a masters or doctoral program at ETSU in one of the above listed disciplines.
  • Important to have some understanding of developmental and career development theory.
  • Looking for a mature candidate with excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Must have skills with Microsoft Word, Publisher, and D2L.
Alcohol and Drug GA
9 months
  • Must understand and abide by all center policies.
  • Provides educational and prevention oriented presentations on issues of substance abuse.
  • Assists with mandated substance abuse education programs.
  • Assists with the general administration of the AOD program.
Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Public Health
  • Must be enrolled in a masters or doctoral program at ETSU in one of the above listed disciplines.
  • Clearly expressed interest in the area needed.
  • Looking for a mature candidate with excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Must be comfortable with Microsoft Word and Publisher.
OASIS: Outreach and Advocacy: Sexuality Information for students GA
9 months
  • Must understand and abide by all center policies.
  • Provide educational and prevention oriented presentations and outreach on issues of sexual violence and gender equality
  • Helps coordinate Take Back the Night.
  • • Assists with the general administration of the OASIS Program.
Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Public Health
  • Must be enrolled in a masters or doctoral program at ETSU in one of the above listed disciplines.
  • Clearly expressed interest in the area needed.
  • Looking for a mature candidate with excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Must be comfortable with Microsoft Word and Publisher. 

Disability Services

Position Title Responsibilities Related Graduate Programs Requirements / Skills Needed
GA Positions
12 months
10 months
  • Mentor LD/ADD students
  • Facilitate group process
  • Subject tutoring
  • Maintain large case loads with personal contact
  • Develop Individual Academic Program
  • Research LD/ADD
  • General office duties
  • Various assigned projects
Special Ed, Education, Counseling, Psychology, other majors with LD/ADD experience, and others Experience working with LD/ADD students will be favorably considered.

Financial Aid

Position Title Responsibilities Related Graduate Programs Requirements / Skills Needed
Financial Aid Assistant
9 months
  • Answer financial aid questions from students and/or parents at the front desk and phone room
  • General office duties including, but not limited to copying, faxing, filing, opening office postal mail, responding to office email, etc.
  • Understand and abide by office, state, and federal policies and regulations including FERPA
  • Represent the Office of Financial Aid at on campus events such as orientation, Graduation Celebration, etc.
Business Management or Accounting, Counseling, Social Work
  • Must be enrolled in a masters or doctoral program at ETSU
  • Important to have customer service experience
  • Looking for a mature candidate with excellent communication skills
Processing GA
9 months
  • Responsible for assisting the Financial Aid Processors with: scholarships and fee discounts, FWS and APS data, federal student loan processing, federal and state funds eligibility and reconciliation.
Business Administration, Accounting, Finance
  • Must be admitted to ETSU Graduate Program and enrolled full time in graduate level courses.
  • Requires ability to accurately and quickly enter data into Excel, Access, and Banner
  • Requires ability to accurately calculate budgets and fund amounts
  • Requires accurate editing of written documents and numerical data
  • Must be very detailed oriented
  • Must be disciplined to work diligently and stay focused
  • Requires ability to learn quickly
  • Experience in office work is helpful

Greek Life

Position Title Responsibilities Related Graduate Programs Requirements / Skills Needed
Greek Life Assistant
9 months
  • Advise and support programs sponsored by Greek Life Office, the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the Panhellenic Council
  • Serve as advisor to select officers of the fraternity/sorority governing councils
  • Serve as primary contact for planning and execution of risk management education and monitor organization compliance
  • Assist in support, advising and development of fifteen (inter)national fraternities and sororities on campus, their officers and their members
  • Assist in support and advising of membership recruitment processes for fraternities and sororities
  • Participate as an active member of the Student Organization Resource Center staff
  • All other duties as assigned by the Coordinator for Greek Life and Community Service Programs that further fraternity, sorority, and student engagement initiatives within the campus community
Open to all majors Organizational skills; oral & written communication skills; experience with student activities/campus involvement; ability to handle multiple tasks; proficient in pc computing (prefer experience working with MS Word, Publisher, Excel and Access); evening and 

Housing & Residence Life

Position Title Responsibilities Related Graduate Programs Requirements / Skills Needed
Resident Director
9 months
  • Staffing: Recruitment, training, supervision of Assistant RDs/RAs, coordinate staff scheduling and duties; conduct weekly staff meetings; and facilitate effective leadership in building staff communication and teamwork.
  • Counseling: Approachable and responsive to students; informed about services available to students; make and follow through on referrals.
  • Group advising - programming: In tune with student morale, needs, and interest; advisor to the Hall Council; responsible for conducting Hall Council elections; encourage leadership development; assist staff/Hall Council in recognizing programming needs and developing programs for floor/hall or campus wide; attend hall activities and programs; responsible for hall activities and programs; assist Area Coordinator(s) and Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life.
  • Housing administration:Responsible for direct supervision of the opening and closing of halls during all vacation/breaks; approve and facilitate all room changes within the hall at designated times; responsible for reporting safety and security issues, maintenance request, and facility needs; help provide on-call assistance for all Housing staff; and responsible for total management of one or more resident facility/facilities
Open to all majors
  • Admission to the school of graduate studies
  • At least one year of experience in residence hall work or related work preferred
  • Receives and gives feedback, willing to self-evaluate, good listener, empathetic, shows initiative and creativity, respects confidentiality, and possesses administrative and organizational ability

ID Services

No positions available at this time.

Multicultural Affairs

No positions available at this time.

New Student & Family Programs

Position Title Responsibilities Related Graduate Programs Requirements / Skills Needed
GA Position
12 months
  • Assist in the development and coordination of a Parents Association.
  • Coordinate and upkeep of the Parent Pride Newsletter.
  • Maintain the Parent and Family social networking sites, email address, and website.
  • Assist and coordinate Parent & Family Weekend.
  • Respond to parent & family concerns
  • Develop and coordinate Parent & Family orientation programs.
  • Assist with New Student Orientation & LAUNCH program.
  • Assist with selection and coordination of POLO program.
  • Assist in the advisement of the First Year Program Honor Society.
  • Other duties as assigned.
All majors considered.
  • Interest in assisting new students and their families in making a smooth transition to the institution
  • Ability to work well as a part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, networking and time management skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and website management.
  • Flexible and be willing to work evenings and weekends.
  • Experiences with student life, campus involvement, and technology preferred.

Roan Scholars Leadership Programs

No positions available at this time.

Student Activities

Position Title Responsibilities Related Graduate Programs Requirements / Skills Needed
Student Activities GA
12 months
  • Reviews student organization constitutions.
  • Provides general assistance to student organizations
  • Assists with the Center’s programs and services.
  • Assists in advisement and support of University Productions programs.
  • Assists in advisement and support of Homecoming Committee programs.
Open to all majors Ability to handle multiple tasks; good oral and written communications skills; program planning; knowledge of pc computing (experience working with MS Word, Publisher, Excel and Access); ability to work with students and student organizations; experience in campus involvement as an undergraduate; evening and weekend work required.

Student Conduct

 No positions available at this time.

University Career Services

 No positions available at this time.

University Center, D.P. Culp

Position Title Responsibilities Related Graduate Programs Requirements / Skills Needed
Saturday Weekend Manager GA
9 months
  • On-site supervision of the facility during all operating hours.
  • Act as the University representative to the weekend users of the facility.
  • Supervision and training of the student worker staff.
  • Maintenance of building security, especially in relation to the potential theft and vandalism.
  • Oversee and support the many events and activities in the building by insuring that the proper rooms and facilities are set-up and open as scheduled.
  • Prepare the necessary reports and administrative functions necessary to assist in the ongoing operation of the facility.
  • Emergency response to any health, fire, or other type of emergency.
  • Regularly assigned projects related to the operation of the University Center.
Open to all majors. Efforts will be made to utilize the unique skills and abilities that the individual may possess.
Information Technology GA
12 months
  • Maintain and design web pages for SA division
  • Logo/graphic design work
  • Software/hardware trouble shooting
Technology, Computer Science, Marketing and others Must be web capable (html coding) and graphic design skills

Veterans, Campus Services

 No positions available at this time.