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Graduate Assistant: Special Education, Project PASS-IT - Special Education

Send resume, cover letter detailing how you meet the above qualifications, unofficial transcripts, and complete contact information for three references to the address below. If you are interested or have questions, please email Dr. Panahon at

POSITION START DATE: January 8, 2023
Assist the co-principal investigators (co-PIs) of Project PASS-IT by providing general administrative support. 
Assist in the development and distribution of recruitment materials. 
Maintain project databases under the supervision of the co-PIs. 
Maintain budget and other accountability measures under the supervision of co-PIs 
Research assistant to the co-PIs of Project PASS-IT. 
  • Enrollment in a graduate program at Minnesota State University, Mankato 
  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • 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. 
  • Possesses strong time management and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and creatively.
  • Ability to be on campus as needed.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.  
SALARY/STIPEND:  Up to $6,250 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. This will be a part-time (10 hour/week) position. Salary will be $315/semester with 4.5 credits in tuition waiver. Additional compensation may be available based on candidate’s ability to conduct early childhood assessments in classroom and home settings.  Appointments made after the tenth day of classes are not eligible for a tuition waiver. 
Project PASS-IT is a 5 year, $1.2 million OSEP grant with the primary purpose to train special education teachers and school psychologists to lead collaborative efforts to utilize current evidence-based practices that maximize the academic achievement of students with LD, who have high-intensity needs. 

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
Alexandra Hilt-Panahon, Professor, Department of Special Education
Special Education
Minnesota State University, Mankato 
313 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001 
Phone: 507-389-2908
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711 
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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.