International Students and Scholars Office

Graduate Assistant Position Description


Position Title: ISSO Graduate Assistant

Note that the ISSO Graduate Assistant position is for the Academic Year 2020-2021.

Reports to:

  • Director for International Students and Scholars.

Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester: 20 hours per week, beginning August 24, 2020 and ending December 18, 2020.
  • For the spring semester: 20 hours per week, beginning January 11, 2021 and ending May 7, 2021.


  • Full assistantship salary for 2020-21 is $5,284 per semester.
  • Half assistantship salary for 2020-2021 is $2,642 per semester.
  • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees.
  • Graduate Assistants receive University holidays and do not work during Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, or the interims between semesters.
  • For more information on the Graduate Assistantships and procedures, please visit the Graduate College website.

Position Description:

  • Develop and implement social, cultural, recreational, and informational programs (i.e. orientation, new student programs) for UNI international student population.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of programming for International Education Week.
  • Plan, schedule, and organize student activities and events.
  • Update and assist with social media marketing and publications for programs and events.
  • Create and distribute surveys and questionnaires for written reports.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program.
  • Must be enrolled in at least 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship.
  • Maintain a UNI cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.00. A newly admitted graduate student must have at least a 3.0 CPA for undergraduate or previous graduate work of at least 8 graded credit hours.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of students.
  • Social media skills including Facebook, Twitter, and others.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technology.
  • Preferably RA and/or leadership experience.

Application Process and Deadline:

To apply email the completed Application Form for Graduate Assistantship, resume, cover letter, and three references to (Subject: Attn: GA Search Committee).