Graduate assistant

The Kansas State University Graduate School is accepting applications for a graduate assistant. The position is a 12-month, 0.5 FTE appointment to begin in January 2023. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

About this role

This is an on-campus position. The graduate assistant is expected to work 20 hours per week in the Graduate School office. The student must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in the fall and spring terms while on the appointment.

Responsibilities of the graduate assistantship include, but are not limited to:

Assisting with recruitment initiatives

  • Responding to email inquiries from prospective students
  • Assisting the Director of Graduate Recruitment with informational sessions and recruitment events to engage with prospective students (in-person and virtual)
  • Processing inquiry form data from prospective students
  • Coordinating campus tours for prospective graduate students and providing tours when Graduate Ambassadors are not available

Supporting graduate student success initiatives

  • Assisting with marketing and communications activities (e.g., Graduate School social media, creating promotional graphics, posting Graduate School and GSC events to the university calendar, drafting K-State Today announcements and news releases)
  • Providing support with processing Graduate Student Council travel award applications and reimbursement requests
  • Assisting with and/or coordinating events and initiatives sponsored or co-sponsored by the Graduate School (e.g., graduate student orientation, Three Minute Thesis competition, professional development workshops, commencement)
  • Conducting or assisting with research and data-based projects for the Graduate School (e.g., survey construction, implementation and completion; data collection and processing/analysis)
  • Assisting with Graduate Student Council events (e.g., Research Forums; Awards and Recognition; and other events or tasks as requested by the leadership team or co-advisors)
  • Processing room reservation requests for the Graduate Student Space on third floor of Eisenhower Hall and assisting with maintaining cleanliness of the space

General operational support

  • Staffing the Graduate School’s reception desk as needed
  • Assisting with any other activities/events designed to enhance the quality of the graduate experience at K-State—on occasion, this may require working weekends or flexible hours
  • Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize information and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs, especially Word and Excel
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good academic standing

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with Qualtrics
  • Experience using social media (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Experience using Canva
  • Leadership experience in student or other collaborative-style organizations
  • Experience with event/program planning
  • Available for a 2-year appointment


  • Stipend: $16.25 per hour
  • Scholarship to support tuition: $2,000 each fall and spring semester
  • Eligible for resident-rate tuition
  • Eligible to enroll in GTA/GRA/GA option of the KBOR student insurance plan

Application Instructions

Interested graduate students should submit the following materials electronically to Dr. Megan Miller (, Graduate School Student Success Coordinator:

  • A cover letter that addresses how the applicant's skills, abilities, and experiences fulfill the position qualifications and align with the job responsibilities
  • Current resume
  • Contact information (email address and phone number) for at least two professional references who can address the applicant’s skills and abilities relevant to this position

Diversity and inclusion

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates who have demonstrated their commitment to advancing the University’s Principles of Community.

Equal employment opportunity

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background screening and statement

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.