Additional Information

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

“I believe the top benefit of being a GRD is that I get to apply what I am learning in the classroom into my practice… ” – GRD, 2021

 

“Top benefits are obviously… compensation and housing. I would not be able to receive this education without it.” – GRD, 2021

 

“Benefits for me are hands-on work experience in my desired field… and being able to connect with colleagues across the field of higher education” – GSA, 2021

Graduate Assistantships and Fellows

For Higher Education Masters Students

Are you an incoming Higher Education MA student? A Graduate Assistantship (GA) can help you earn valuable experience and help pay for school. GA positions offer tuition waivers and stipends in exchange for hands-on experience in the higher education field. If you have any questions, please email mce.admissions@du.edu.

Important Notes: 

  • The positions outlined below are for incoming 1st year HED MA students only. If you are in a different program, please be sure to explore your MCE program for graduate assistantship and other financial aid opportunities.
  • In order to be considered for these positions you must have a submitted and completed admissions application.
  • You can apply for these positions by following the instructions listed below.
  • Applications are due by July 14, 2021 at 5 p.m. Mountain Time (MT).
Applications are Currently Being Accepted! There are many graduate assistantships available for Fall 2021. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to earn real-world experience, tuition waivers, and income.

Compare Opportunities

Please be sure to review the position descriptions below. The following is offered as an at-a-glance comparison. Duties, qualifications, and other details are different for each position. All compensation, benefits, and tuition credits are dependent on available funding. Hours are approximate.

 

 

Office or Location Graduate Position Type Max Tuition Credit Hours Max Pay Hours / Week Open
Living Learning Communities Service Assistant 24 $15,892 / 10 Months 15-25 Yes
Office of Student Engagement – Student Activities Service Assistant 24 $15,592 / 10 Months 15-20 Yes
College and Career Success Department Aurora Public Schools Service Assistant 12 $7,250 / 9 Months 10 Yes
Health, Safety and Well-Being Initiatives of NASPA Service Assistant 12 $8,740 / 7 Months 10-15 Yes

HED Graduate Assistantships and Fellows Positions

Living and Learning Communities Graduate Student Assistant

The Learning Communities and Civic Engagement (LCCE) Department Graduate Student Assistant (GA) positions in the Living and Learning Communities (LLC’s) require 15-25 hours/week with 25 hours/week being the maximum. DU’s LLC’s provide students with a unique opportunity to integrate academic and residential experiences to build personal character, intellectual curiosity and community engagement, by establishing a strong foundation for their university experience and beyond. In addition to supporting students, GAs will provide co-curricular program, administrative and curricular support to two of the four LLC faculty directors for the Wellness LLC, International LLC, Social Justice LLC or the new Tech JEDI Ethics LLC starting Fall 2021 for engineering and computer science students only. GAs must be enrolled and in good academic standing to maintain eligibility for an assistantship position. The position will begin on August 15, 2021 and end June 15, 2022.

More info: Living and Learning Communities Graduate Student Assistant Job Description (PDF)
To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Nicole Cozzi at Nicole.Cozzi@du.edu.

Office of Student Engagement – Student Activities Graduate Service Assistant

The Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Engagement – Student Organizations & Activities will support Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), Undergraduate Student Government (USG), Graduate Student Government (GSG), the DU Programming Board (DUPB), and the Office of Student Engagement in creating and executing meaningful programs, initiatives, and experiences for all students on campus. The Graduate Assistant will be responsible for administrative, advising, and program-planning duties that empower USG, GSG, DUPB, RSOs and non-positional student leaders to imagine what is possible on campus and help them realize these possibilities through one-on-one support, as well as program planning and implementation of both small- and large-scale programs and initiatives throughout the year.

More Info: Office of Student Engagement – Student Activities Graduate Service Assistant Job Description (PDF)
To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Julianne Toce at Julianne.Toce@du.edu.

Graduate Assistant for College and Career Success – Aurora Public Schools

The Graduate Assistant for the College and Career Success Department is a part-time (10 hours per week) appointment with Aurora Public Schools (APS). Graduate Assistants report directly to the Director of College and Career Success and/or their designee and will assist with elementary and middle schools career and college initiatives, in one of the five P-20 learning communities within APS. Graduate Assistant duties will include but are not limited to: Support of elementary student ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) implementation, workshops/special events for students and parents, college tours, and business and industry visits. Graduate Assistants will also assist with other College and Career Success programs at other levels of education as needed.

More Info: Graduate Assistant for College and Career Success – Aurora Public Schools Job Description (PDF)
To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Alisha Perry at anperry@aurorak12.org.

Graduate Assistant for Health, Safety, and Well-Being Initiatives at NASPA

The Health, Safety, and Well-Being Initiatives of NASPA Graduate Assistant will assist the Health, Safety, and Well-Being staff with departmental related projects. The Health, Safety, and Well-Being Initiatives Graduate Assistant will provide assistance and support to several programs in addition to larger peer education initiatives, and national student leadership events. Working collaboratively with the Health, Safety, and Well-Being Initiatives of NASPA team, the GA will assist in the creation of programs and services that support collegiate alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug prevention efforts and chronic disease prevention. The student in this position reports to the Director of Health and Well-Being Initiatives.

More Info: Graduate Assistant for Health, Safety, and Well-Being Initiatives at NASPA Job Description (PDF)
To apply: Email resume and cover letter to Mallory Jordan at mjordan@naspa.org.

Closed Graduate Assistantships and Fellows

The following are not available at this time. Please be sure to check back before the next academic term, or contact your your admissions representative, if you are interested in any of the opportunities below.

  • Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence Divisional Fellow – Discoveries
  • Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence Divisional Fellow- Orientation
  • Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence Divisional Fellow- Volunteers in Partnership
  • Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence Fellow- First-Generation Student Support
  • Graduate Assistant for Student Rights & Responsibilities
  • Gender Violence Prevention and Education Fellow
  • Graduate Assistant for Culture, Access, and Transitions
  • Graduate Resident Director for Housing and Residential Education
  • Graduate Assistant for Leadership — Community College of Aurora
  • Graduate Assistant for Office of Inclusive Excellence Student Success and Leadership Development
  • Graduate Assistant for Student Rights & Responsibilities
  • Graduate Assistant – Peer Health Education Supervisor
  • Graduate Assistant – Morgridge Office of Admissions
  • Graduate Assistant for Orientation, Transition, and Retention at the Metropolitan State University of Denver
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