Student Union Graduate Assistant Position Available

Student Union Graduate Assistant Position Available

The Graduate Assistant (GA) for the Student Union office is responsible for various duties and functions as outlined under primary responsibilities. The Graduate Assistant reports directly to the Associate Director of the Student Union, who in turns reports to the Director. 

Primary Responsibilities Include: 

  • Administer ID production and Access control systems; Manage CBORD operations, data entry and reporting; 
  • Performs system backup and supplies Inventory; 
  • Manage Union Office front desk and Information Desk Organization; 
  • Conduct project assessment and implement data collection processes; 
  • Manage data files and conduct statistical analyses for Student Union projects; 
  • Proofread and edit reports for errors and inconsistencies; 
  • Tabulate and present project results; 
  • Completion of a learning outcomes project each semester, as assigned by the Director of the Student Union 
  • Assist in the day-to-day office operations; 
  • Participate and/or assist in divisional events and activities (i.e. in-services, and meetings); 
  • Obtains feedback for Food Service operations; 
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Director or the Associate Director. 

Learning Outcomes 

Through this experience, the GA will synthesize curricular experiences obtained through graduate study into higher educational and business practice by directly applying theory and research to practice. The GA will develop an understanding of the roles and functions of operations, and research within Student Union Office as well as a general understanding of the department’s role in a broader institutional context. More specifically, the GA will gain knowledge and experience in the following: 

  • Learning operational and managerial concepts; 
  • Designing and implementing a variety of assessment efforts including participating in survey construction, sampling strategies, and data collection; 
  • Managing and analyzing quantitative data; 
  • Synthesizing findings through writing executive summaries and comprehensive reports; 
  • Communicating results (including formal oral presentations) to inform policy and programs; and 
  • Acquiring an operational understanding of Barry University. 


  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree and be enrolled in a Master’s program or enrolling in a Master’s program in the next proceeding semester. 
  • Understanding of and proficiency in statistical software packages and other data management programs (e.g., Microsoft Access and Excel); 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Effective organizational, planning and conceptualization skills; 
  • Working independently, as well as in groups; 
  • Orientation towards detailed work. 

Time Commitment and Compensation 

  • Assistantship requires a 20 hour per week time commitment. 
  • The successful candidate will be able to commit time on occasional nights and weekends. 
  • Assistantships are generally July 1 – June 30 and carry a typical annual award of 18 (eighteen) graduate credit hours and a stipend, but may be pro-rated as necessary. 

Work Environment 

Most of the work of the candidate is carried out within a generally accessible, indoor environment. The candidate will be required to operate a personal computer and associated equipment such as computer printers as well as other office equipment used in day-to-day operations. The candidate will be required to attend workshops, conferences and meetings on and off campus and during and after normal business hours and must be able to walk or drive or make alternative arrangements. 

Application Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail to . Resumes will be accepted until December 2nd at 3 pm.