Stephen F. Austin State University

Graduate Assistantship

What does the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) Graduate Assistant do?

The CCPD Graduate Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Maintain Center for Career and Professional Development website using Red Dot and Rise Display; manage departmental social media accounts
2. Assist students on their career development process including but not limited to job-search strategies and job-search skills, résumé and cover letter preparation, interview techniques, networking and employer research
3. Design and facilitate presentations and workshops to classes and organizations, outreach programs and events to the campus community, including Career Events, On Campus Interviews, Employer Informational Sessions and Orientation
4. Aid supervisor on special projects
5. Assist with developing departmental learning and development outcomes and tools for collecting this data and compiling annual assessment report
6. Utilize and navigate Jobs4Jacks as a system administrator to process payments, maintain student platform and employer platform
7. Assist the Center for Career and Professional Development team with building and strengthening relations with employers possessing internships and full-time employment for students and alumni
8. Market and increase student and alumni awareness and use of departmental programs and services
9. Assist with post-graduate surveys and produce annual follow-up report
10. Provide administrative/clerical support to the department as well as maintain appropriate records
11. Perform other related duties as assigned by full-time team
12. Must complete the following trainings: Receipts, Security Awareness, Confidentiality and RedDot

What does CCPD look for in a potential Graduate Assistant?

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Required knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
1. Knowledge of or ability to learn University policies and procedures
2. Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships and work independently and as a member of a team
3. Proficient in computer applications including Windows 7, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), and Internet. Knowledge of techniques used in the design and maintenance of web applications (RedDot) is desirable
4. Ability to work effectively and patiently with students from all cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and personalities, which may be different from your own
5. Ability to communicate effectively and courteously in both oral and written form with a variety of audiences (presentations included)
6. Ability to set priorities and complete assignments on time
7. Generate Center for Career and Professional Development related reports
8. Assist in planning of annual career fairs
9. Work fulltime at each career fair

Other Preferred Skills:

Excellent time management
Sense of personal responsibility
Good judgment
Strong work ethic
Team player
Positive attitude
Ability to separate personal situations from work environment
Ability to initiate action

What are the requirements to become a Graduate Assistant?

University Qualifications:

To be eligible for an assistantship, an applicant must satisfy University, Graduate School, and departmental requirements. Graduate Assistantships are considered security sensitive positions by the University and criminal histories will be checked. The Graduate School requires the individual to have clear or provisional admission to a graduate program and must complete a minimum of nine credit hours in the fall or spring semester and three semester credit hours in a summer session. Students admitted on probation or as post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for an assistantship. Unless enrolled in the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC) program, an Overlap Program student is not eligible for a graduate assistantship.

Department Qualifications:
The application will consist of the following:

We strongly recommend interested candidates review and apply professional document suggestions from departmental website: before sending the above mentioned documents to: For more information call 936-468-3305

We are not currently hiring but interested candidates can send their documents to for future consideration.