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Graduate Studies Assistant - Graduate Studies

In order to be considered for this position, please submit: 1) cover letter; 2) a brief resume; 3) unofficial transcript; 4) examples of newsletters or promotional/informational pieces to

POSITION START DATE: August 21, 2022
• Assist with graduate student degree clearance processing. 
• Assist with graduate school communications, including newsletters, social media initiatives, and announcements.
• Assist with recruitment event planning. 
• Other duties as assigned.
  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • Acceptance into a graduate degree program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
  • Must be enrolled at least six graduate credits per semester.
  • Demonstrable writing skills.
  • Previous customer service experience.
  • Admitted to a Minnesota State University, Mankato graduate program by start date. 
  • Enrolled in a minimum of six (6) graduate credits per semester during assistantship, and in good academic standing. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Previous graduate school office experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment. 
SALARY/STIPEND: Up to $10,000 stipend plus tuition stipends, dependent upon availability of funds, period of appointment and assignment. Appointments made after the tenth day of classes are not eligible for tuition waiver.
Minnesota State System policy requires that graduate assistants must reside within the State of Minnesota for the duration of their appointment. 
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at
Gwen Schimek-Tischler, Director of Graduate Studies
Graduate Studies
Minnesota State University, Mankato 
115 Alumni Foundation Center
Mankato, MN 56001 
Phone: 507-389-2321
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711 
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The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security. Three years' worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111 or by emailing 
Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This vacancy notice is available in an alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.