Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Lander University offers a wide variety of graduate assistantship (GA) opportunities.

Graduate students awarded a GA work approximately 20 hours per week during the school year. In return, GA positions cover half of the tuition and required fees (for fall and spring) and provide a stipend of $3,000 per semester.

Students must first be admitted in a Lander University graduate program to be eligible to apply. 

 Applications for a graduate assistantship are completed through Handshake. You will receive instructions on how to apply for a GA position upon admittance to Lander University.

 

The list of GA positions for the 2021-22 school year are:

Admissions – Social Media/Communications Graduate Assistant

The Social Media/Communications Graduate Assistant will develop, deploy and manage social media campaigns to prospects, applicants, accepted students, and/or enrollee cohorts to sustain interest, and to encourage students to respond to the appropriate offices on campus. Other Duties include: The planning, creation and implementation of digital ad campaigns (Social Media and Google), as well as the development and delivery of digital messages for newly admitted/enrolling students during the months preceding the beginning of each semester.

Admissions - Data Analyst Graduate Assistant

The Data Analyst Graduate Assistant will work with the Office of Admissions to collect, organize, summarize, and analyze data from a variety of sources. Other responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following tasks: design, develop and implement interactive reports and analysis to provide insights and make recommendations; provide benchmarking and assessment outcomes of strategic initiatives; and perform basic statistical analyses to identify trends and opportunities.

Admissions - Community Outreach Graduate Assistant

The Community Outreach Graduate Assistant will work with the Office of Admissions by representing Lander University at enrollment and recruitment fairs within the community (i.e. churches, expo fairs, festivals). Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following tasks: attend events and make presentations to communicate with prospective students and their families in an effort to promote Lander University and its programs; facilitate group tour presentations; create and maintain a school counselor directory for SC and beyond.

Admissions – Dual Credit Graduate Assistant

Reporting to the Director of Special Cohort Outreach,  the Dual Credit Graduate Assistant will participate in all aspects of dual credit student recruitment, advising, and supporting. This GA will give presentations at area high schools, meet individually with prospective students and their parents, help market & and will promote the opportunity through social media, email and call campaigns. The Graduate Assistant will also advise dual credit applicants on their course schedules.  The GA will monitor dual credit student progress and intervene to offer support and guidance as needed.

Advising - Graduate Assistant for Academic Alerts

The Academic Alerts Graduate Assistant will assist with coordination and follow-up with students who have academic alerts, provide support to students that have received an academic alert, and generally help students connect with academic support resources.

Advising - PASS/Supplemental Instruction Graduate Assistant

The PASS/Supplemental Instruction Graduate Assistant will assist with coordination and scheduling of PASS/Supplemental Instruction mentors and sessions. This may include tracking and assisting with program assessment; training, supervising, and evaluating peer mentors; and assisting with the development of online options for PASS/Supplemental Instruction.

Advising - Academic Coaching Graduate Assistant

The Academic Coaching Graduate Assistant will assist students with developing skills essential to college success. These skills include (but are not limited to) time management, organization, study skills, and note-taking strategies. Other duties may include the creation of workshops for students to attend; tracking student participation and performance; assisting with program assessment; and assisting students in connecting with campus resources.

Athletics – Woman’s Basketball Graduate Assistant

The Woman’s Basketball Graduate Assistant will assist the Head Woman’s Basketball Coach in all day-to-day activities of an NCAA division II woman’s basketball program. Duties include, but are not limited to, developing and executing creative and innovative marketing and promotional campaigns to increase attendance and community engagement; assisting the coaching staff with video content for practices, game preparation and recruiting; assisting the coaching staff with recruiting; and working with athletic and facility staff at Lander to coordinate their facility and game management needs. 

Athletics – Men’s Basketball Graduate Assistant

The Men’s Basketball Graduate Assistant will be under the direct supervision of the Head Men’s Basketball Coach. The Men’s Basketball Graduate Assistant will be responsible for administration in all phases of the program. This includes academics, recruiting, player-evaluation, practice planning and implementation, individual player development, assistance with travel, and other coaching duties or administrative duties as assigned.

Athletics – Men’s Lacrosse Graduate Assistant

The Men’s Lacrosse Graduate Assistant will assist the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach in all day-to-day activities and operations of an NCAA division II men’s lacrosse program. Duties include, but are not limited to, daily practice attendance and position coaching; recruiting both on and off campus; game and practice planning; opponent scouting and film analysis; various administrative tasks assigned by the coaching staff; academic monitoring; field and equipment maintenance; supervising study hall and team lifts; and any other tasks assigned by the coaching staff or athletic department. 

Athletics – Woman’s Lacrosse Graduate Assistant

The Woman’s Lacrosse Graduate Assistant will assist the Head Woman’s Lacrosse Coach in all day-to-day activities and operations of an NCAA division II woman’s lacrosse program. Duties include, but are not limited to, daily practice attendance and position coaching; recruiting both on and off campus; game and practice planning; opponent scouting and film analysis; various administrative tasks assigned by the coaching staff; academic monitoring; field and equipment maintenance; supervising study hall and team lifts; and any other tasks assigned by the coaching staff or athletic department. 

Athletics – Acrobatics and Tumbling Graduate Assistant

The Acrobatics and Tumbling Graduate Assistant will assist the Head Coach in all day-to-day activities and operations of an NCATA Acrobatics and Tumbling Program. Duties include, but are not limited to, administrative support; practice planning/attendance; implementation of drills and techniques; recruiting both on and off campus; and any other tasks assigned by the head coach or athletic department. Candidates will gain experience in all aspects of collegiate coaching, including practice planning and implementation, facility scheduling, interacting with Sports Medicine/ Strength and Conditioning staff, and aiding young student athletes.

Athletics - Graduate Assistant for Athletics Marketing

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Marketing, Productions, and Fan Engagement, the Graduate Assistant for Athletics Marketing will assist the Lander Athletics Marketing staff in development, coordination, and implementation of marketing and promotional efforts. 

Athletics – Sports Information Graduate Assistant

The Sports Information Department Graduate Assistant will assist in the publicity and promotion of Lander University's athletic programs, with a focus on brand building. This position will work closely with local and national media in promoting Lander Athletics while helping to execute the department’s digital and social strategy.

Athletics - Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant

The Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant will be responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive strength and conditioning programs for selected teams, as well as assisting full-time S&C staff if/when required. Candidates will gain experience in all aspects of collegiate S&C, including program design and implementation, interfacing with coaching and Sports Medicine staffs, and facility scheduling and maintenance.

Auxiliary Services - Graduate Assistant for Auxiliary Services

The Graduate Assistant for Auxiliary Services reports directly to the Director of Auxiliary Services. The Department of Auxiliary Services consists of the Bearcat Shop (campus store), Lander Post Office, and Printing Services, and it is part of the Office of Finance and Administration. Duties include, but are not limited to assisting with Bearcat Shop website maintenance; collaborating with Print Services to design posters, flyers, and social media graphics; and producing a monthly newsletter to update the campus on happenings and information from Auxiliary Services.

College of Arts and Humanities – Graduate Art Studio Assistant

The Art Department is seeking a Graduate Assistant to assist the art faculty with 2D and/or 3D studio management. GA’s will coordinate with graduate studio faculty to facilitate smooth studio operation in both 2D and 3D studio areas. This exciting position will give graduate students valuable experiences that will prepare them for creating their own professional studio upon graduation. 

College of Business - Graduate Assistant for Program Accreditation & Assessment

The College of Business is seeking a Graduate Assistant to support college deans in their administrative responsibilities related to the ongoing assessment of academic programs and accreditation compliance. The coordinator will provide research assistance in the form of data collection and analysis along with periodic reporting that will contribute to accreditation and programmatic initiatives.

College of Business – Graduate Teaching Assistant

The College of Business is seeking Graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) to assist business faculty in online high enrollment courses. The TA would assist the faculty member of record in answering student emails and facilitating in-course discussions. TAs would also be available for holding virtual office hours and tutoring sessions on a weekly basis. TAs should be proficient and knowledgeable in general Business courses, Economics, and professional development courses.

Housing & Residential Life – Graduate Hall Director

Under the supervision of the Department of Housing and Residence Life, the Graduate Hall Director will be primarily responsible for staff supervision, training, and evaluation of Resident Assistants. The Graduate Hall Director will serve as part of Housing and Residence Life’s on-call rotation, maintain a high level of visibility in our residential communities through interactions with residents, and support departmental residential living and learning initiatives while building an environment that promotes community, integrity, inclusion, and engagement.

Information Technology Services - Graduate Assistant for Technology Support

The Graduate Assistant for Technology Support will provide technology support to smart classrooms, labs, and infrastructure resources; serve as technical writers and documenters for IT communication rooms and technology spaces and classrooms; and help install hardware, software, and basic network equipment. 

Information Technology Services - Graduate Assistant for Technology Administration

The Technology Support and Administrative Assistant will provide assistance with the maintenance, management and follow up of technology purchases; provide effective assistance with technology office tasks; help coordinate certain technology activities for the CIO and the Office of Information Technology Services; develop and maintain various departmental files; serve as a technical writer for the ITS newsletter; and successfully coordinate assigned technology and IT projects.

Media & Marketing - Communications and Social Media Graduate Assistant

The Communications and Social Media Graduate Assistant will provide assistance with communication development and strategy development for internal/external messaging as well as provide assistance with social media monitoring, response, and content development.

Procurement – Graduate Assistant for Procurement Services

The Graduate Assistant for Procurement Services will provide assistance by receiving and directing phone calls; fielding questions pertaining to procurement; assisting with the receipt and examination of purchase requisitions for accuracy; assisting the Procurement Buyer(s); maintaining the University Vendor File by receiving, verifying and inputting proper documents; and performing related duties as required.

Student Life – Graduate Assistant for New Student Orientation

The Graduate Assistant for New Student Orientation will assist the Office of Orientation Programs in introducing new Lander students and families to the services and programs that are essential to their academic and co-curricular success at Lander. Duties will include managing transfer orientation sessions at the beginning of each semester; researching best practices for orientation, transition, and persistence and propose ways to improve the orientation programs; assisting new families and students with questions regarding new student orientation; and overseeing the marketing and communication efforts for orientation programs.

Student Life – Graduate Assistant for Campus Recreation

The Graduate Assistant for Campus Recreation will assist the department in all programming areas, which include but are not limited to: Facility Management, Group Exercise, Intramural sports, Special Events, and Aquatics. Other duties may include assisting with the overall operation and supervision of the Chandler Center facilities during assigned work hours and acting as the primary supervisor for student staff in the late evening/night hours of operation; supervising and assisting in the training of approximately 30 student staff;  assisting with various Student Affairs functions including Launch into Lander, open houses, Parents Day, camps and conferences, outdoor pool management, and new student orientation. 

VP Finance & Administration - Graduate Assistant for the Vice President of Finance & Administration

The Graduate Assistant for the Vice President of Finance & Administration reports directly to the Senior Accountant. The GA will assist the Vice President for Finance and Administration in making value added decisions as related to the spending practices of the university and how these decisions impact the overall strategic plan. The individual in this position will complete special projects and prepare presentations. Specific responsibilities will include developing a training manual for future graduate positions and/or work study positions; completing a comparative analysis of higher education institutional data; performing simple credit card audits and analysis; and completing monthly bank reconciliations for the Lander Foundation Properties.

Wellness Center - Wellness & Holistic Support Graduate Assistant

The Wellness & Holistic Support Graduate Assistant will be responsible for, but not limited to, reestablishing the Peer Educator program in the Wellness Center; using a current best practice model, including overseeing the selection of candidates and the training of those chosen for the position; managing and directing the programming of the Peer Educator program for the Lander University campus community; and collaborating with Health Services, Counseling Services, and Disability Services to determine desired health promotion and education messaging. This individual will also be expected to manage the Wellness Center’s profile on multiple social media platforms.

Writing Center/EFL – Writing Center Graduate Assistant

The Writing Center Graduate Assistant will be responsible for conducting conferences with graduate students to help improve their writing skills; assisting in the promotion of the Writing Center by hosting workshops and; mentoring undergraduate staff; and assisting in interviewing and training undergraduate tutors.