Now accepting applications for Fall 2014 positions! Please check back often as positions will be posted as they become available.
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 six 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.
Nominations now open for students graduating Fall 2014!
We are seeking your assistance in identifying eligible students who have made significant contributions to the campus or community at large through participation and leadership in co-curricular and volunteer activities. Students who have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 are eligible for nomination; to check if a particular graduating student is eligible, please contact the Vice Chancellor's Office for confirmation.
To nominate, please download the nomination form. The student will also need to provide a current resume and personal statement of his or her service to the university or to the community. The nomination packet will be the only information used by the Selection Committee and only complete packets will be considered. Nominations packets are due on Friday, October 31, 2014 by 5pm. Packets may be dropped off or mailed to the Administrative Center, room 336.
• Jumah Ahmad, School of Biological Sciences - Nominated by Tammy Welchert
• Naaseha Amir, School of Pharmacy - Nominated by Dr. Cameron Lindsey
• Jordan Andrzejewski, College of Arts & Sciences - Nominated by Ursula Gurney
• Audrey Barnard, School of Computing and Engineering - Nominated by Whitney Molloy
• Christopher Beaudoin, College of Arts & Sciences - Nominated by Katherine Garey
• Roze Brooks, College of Arts & Sciences - Nominated by Dr. Eric Grospitch
• Dylan Burd, School of Education - Nominated by Katherine Garey
• Grant Dale-Derks, School of Biological Sciences - Nominated by Tammy Welchert
• Jonathan Doss, College of Arts & Sciences - Nominated by Chiluba Musonda, Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev, and Dr. Kathleen V. Kilway
• Shea Durington, College of Arts & Sciences - Nominated by Kate Gold, Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev, and Dr. Kathleen V. Kilway
• Anna Irene Jobe, College of Arts & Sciences - Nominated by Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev and Dr. Kathleen V. Kilway
• Amy G. Johnson, School of Biological Sciences - Nominated by Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev and Dr. Kathleen V. Kilway
• Ayanna Johnson, College of Arts & Sciences - Nominated by Sandra DuPree and Katherine Garey
• Cornita Robinson, Bloch School of Management - Nominated by Katherine Garey
• Anna Shah, School of Medicine - Nominated by Dr. Peter Koulen
• Daniel Shea, College of Arts & Sciences - Nominated by Dr. Eloise Rathbone-McCuan
• Aurielle Young, School of Nursing & Health Studies - Nominated by Dr. Janis Ellis-Claypool