Stephen F. Austin State University State University, a Division I member of the Southland Conference is seeking two (2) Graduate Assistants for Student-Athlete Academic Services to start during the 2018-2019 school year.
The Graduate Assistant will support the Academic Center staff in the daily operations of the center, tutorial program, study hall, mentoring, and developing student success strategies. The Graduate Assistant will communicate and document student-athletes’ progress, assist with the electronic progress reporting system, and perform other duties as assigned by the Athletic Academic Advisors. The Graduate Assistant will be given the opportunity to gain knowledge and practical experience in all facets of advising student-athletes at the institutional and NCAA level. The position is intended to prepare the Graduate Assistant to leave SFA with the necessary skills to easily begin a career working in athletic academic services or athletics administration.
SFA consistently places Graduate Assistants at Division I institutions throughout the country.
Graduate Assistant position begins during Summer II 2018 session and runs through the Fall and Spring school semesters. The position offers a graduate tuition and fees scholarship (with a non-resident tuition waiver if applicable) and an expense stipend. Professional development opportunities are available.
Submit a cover letter, resume and information for three references (print or digitally) to any one of the following:
Bachelors degree required. Proficiency in most office computer programs and strong interpersonal skills are essential. Must want to pursue future employment in the field of Athletic Academic Services or closely related field. Must enjoy working independently while meeting deadlines and performing tasks to a high level. Flexible schedule a must. Applicant must meet entry standards for the graduate school at Stephen F Austin State University.
Preferred Education and Experiences:
Preference will go to candidates who demonstrate a strong desire to pursue a career in college athletics, athletics administration, or student advising.
Additional Salary Information: This graduate assistant pays for full time graduate school enrollment and offers a competitive monthly stipend.
About Stephen F. Austin State University
Stephen F. Austin offers more than 120 areas of study, including more than 80 undergraduate majors, nearly 60 graduate degrees, and three doctoral programs. Stephen F. Austin offers classes through six colleges, and houses one of only two schools of forestry in the State of Texas (and the only forestry college in the timber-producing East Texas region).
During the 2007-08 academic year, there were 1,732 degrees awarded. Of those degrees, 1,416 (82%) were undergraduate, 301 were post-graduate (17%), and 15 (1%) were doctoral.
In addition to the main campus which is located on 430 acres, the university maintains a 642-acre (2.60 km2) agricultural research center for beef, poultry, and swine production and an equine center; an observatory for astronomy research, an 1,072-hectare (approximately 2,649-acre) experimental forest in southwestern Nacogdoches County and a 25.3-acre (102,000 m2) forestry field station on the Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Since 2007, Stephen F. Austin has served as the headquarters of the Association for Business Communication. It is also the home of the National Center for Pharmaceutical Crops, which in 2011 discovered a potential cancer-fighting agent from the e...xtract of giant salvinia, one of the world's most notorious invasive species.
Stephen F. Austin ranked #71 in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report edition of Best Colleges (Regional Universities - West).