Now accepting applications for 2013-2014 positions!
UMKC's Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management has a variety of opportunities for graduate students who want to gain practical experience in an urban campus environment. The Division seeks to enhance students' experiences at UMKC by providing a vital co-curricular program and support services that help students reach their academic goals.
Graduate assistants must be enrolled in a minimum of nine hours of graduate study at UMKC and admitted to a degree-seeking program. All graduate assistants must remain in good academic standing throughout the assistantship. Each department may require specific skills and further qualifications. Priority will be given to students in the master's of higher education program in the School of Education. Graduate assistants are hired for 9 or 12 months of employment at approximately 20 hours per week and are considered professional Student Affairs staff members. Graduate assistants are paid during student vacation periods and are expected to be available for work. Their academic careers are a priority and work schedules are set accordingly.
Graduate assistants receive an education fee remission for three credit hours for the fall and spring semesters, as well as a monthly stipend. There is no fee remission offered in the summer semesters. The stipend and fee remission are also subject to change.
How to apply for graduate assistantships
- Review the list of open positions.
- Obtain an application from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or download the Graduate Assistant Application.
- Return the application, along with a resume listing the names of three references, to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applications are forwarded to departments, who arrange interviews. All applicants will be notified regarding hiring decisions.
Graduating students who have excelled in both academic achievement and service may be nominated as a Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient. This program recognizes students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in University and community activities outside the classroom.
• Ken Bacchus, Bloch School of Management - Nominated by Dr. Jered Carr
• Kasmin Hardaway, College of Arts & Sciences - Nominated by LaShaundra Randolph
• Audrey McCalley, School of Biological Sciences - Nominated by Dr. Peter Koulen
• Jason Regina, School of Computing and Engineering - Nominated by Dean Kevin Truman
• Keela Scott, College of Arts & Sciences - Nominated by Dr. Kathleen Kilway
• Syed Shah, School of Biological Sciences - Nominated by Tammy Welchert
• R. Jayson Strickland, School of Education - Nominated by Dr. Jennifer Friend