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Graduate Assistantship

Position Available:

Public Relations/Event Planning &Technology Support Graduate Assistant in School of Public Affairs


School of Public Affairs

Employment Start Date:

Fall 2014

Length of Appointment:

Full Academic Year


20 hours per week

Salary:$10,000 for the full academic year
In addition to the salary/stipend, both full-time and part-time graduate assistants are eligible for partial tuition remission based on appointment type.


• Provide overall support to the School of Public Affairs Dean’s office team. • Assist in development of comprehensive events for School of Public Affairs constituents such as banquets, specialty meetings, award ceremonies, reunions, speaking engagements, etc. • Maintain the School of Public Affairs social media presence. • Assist with event logistics including, but not limited to: creating promotional material, assisting with event registration, contacting event attendees, assisting with event set-up and take down and assisting during events. • Assist with researching, writing and editing stories for the School of Public Affairs Newsletter and other publications. • Collaborate with other campus departments and organizations and attend any appropriate meetings. • Work on special projects as assigned. (e.g. website support, sponsorships, database management, on-line initiatives etc.) • Assist with technological support such as Microsoft Office, scanning, utilizing database software, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Adobe Creative Suite, etc. • Assist with student payroll processing. • Assist with asset inventory and reconciling hardware assets. • Assist with troubleshooting and escalating to proper areas as needed.


Admitted to an SCSU graduate program. Able to manage confidential information. 20 hours per week required. Able to work on several nights/few weekends.

Demonstrated Traits:

• A strong interest in engaging SCSU School of Public Affairs constituents. • Experience in higher education or public relations, event planning, graphic design, information technology and/or marketing preferred. • Position requires a strong display of interpersonal communication and written communication skills, presentation skills, experience in customer service, and the ability to work independently and as a team while maintaining respect for the University and School of Public Affairs when promoting its image. • Experience with social media and online promotion. • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs is preferred. • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite. • Ancillary duties include research, evaluation and assessment, event coordination and the ability to manage multiple tasks. • Be able to manage time between coursework and graduate assistantship effectively. • Work effectively with diverse populations. • Awareness of campus and community events.

Apply to:

St. Cloud State University
School of Public Affairs
Kristy Modrow
Stewart Hall 329
720 Fourth Ave. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Application Information:

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 references including their names, relationship to you, email and telephone number to: St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs Attn: Kristy Modrow 720 4th Avenue South- Stewart Hall 329 Saint Cloud, MN 56301 kkmodrow@stcloudstate.e

Application Deadline:

July 17, 2014

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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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