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Graduate Assistantship

Position Available:

Program Assistant in the Teacher Preparation Initiative office in Teacher Preparation Initiative


Administrative Office

Employment Start Date:


Length of Appointment:

Fall2013 - Spring2014



In addition to the salary/stipend, both full-time and part-time graduate assistants are eligible for partial tuition remission based on appointment type.


- Support the Teacher Preparation Initiative (TPI), a department housed within the School of Education, working closely with university colleges, faculty, administration and six (6) partner school districts to develop new approaches to recruiting, preparing and supporting students interested in becoming P-12 teachers. - Execute program deliverables related to the grant initiative as directed by the TPI team. - Coordinate and assist student efforts in facilitating specific Coordinating Team, Working Group, and Focused Team tasks. - Draft marketing pieces (both print and electronic) as requested by TPI staff. - Assist with office and event tasks related to meeting and event planning as requested. - Collaborate with diverse groups/individuals to implement projects across university, college departments and with partner districts as requested by TPI staff. - Create, format and edit various documents using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Adobe InDesign and other programs as necessary (e.g., charts, tables, newsletters and graphics). -Must possess a working knowledge of spreadsheet, data-base management (Microsoft Access), web publishing and word processing software sufficient to create, format, edit, print, and save a variety of documents including letters, email messages, and spreadsheets. - Experience with using surveying and polling software, especially Google Docs or Survey Monkey. - Ability to troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate them to the building technology coordinator. -Ability to effectively search the internet for information and support research. - Experience with basic video and photo editing software programs and knowledge of more advanced programs is a plus. -Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills. -Ability to work independently to fulfill required tasks. -Ability to organize, manage and report out for on-going TPI processes; i.e. Development Funds, Meeting Attendance and other processes as identified and assigned. -Ability to organize and manage electronic filing system(s) for the purposes of storage and retrieval. -Ability to share, promote and train TPI staff with regard to software applications, tech tools and other various office automation products. This position begins on May 20, 2013 for the summer term, for which graduate students are paid $16.00 per hour. This position will continue throughout the 2013-2014 Academic year. Graduate Assistants are paid a stipend of $500 and receive partial tuition remission for Fall and Spring Semester.

Apply to:

St. Cloud State University
Teacher Preparation Initiative Office,
Mary Shearer
EB A232, Teacher Preparation Initiative Office,
720 Fourth Ave. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Application Information:

Screening of applications will begin in April 2013 and will continue until position is filled. Apply by sending the following: cover letter resume Names of two references (include the name, relationship to you, email and phone number for each reference) A writing sample will be requested if applicants are invited for an interview Send the above information to: Mary Shearer, Office Manager, Teacher Preparation Initiative

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SCSU is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, GLBT, persons with disabilities and veterans.

SCSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.

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