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Graduate Advisor to the Student Events Team - Student Activities


Graduate Assistantship Application Deadline:
Priority consideration is given to applications received by March 8, 2024. Applicants must submit 1) cover letter 2) resume and three references 3) unofficial transcripts; and 4) statement on your commitment to equity and inclusion to Applications will be accepted until March 8, 2024 or until the position is filled, whichever occurs first. All assistantships within Student Activities are contingent on anticipated student fee funding.


POSITION START DATE: August 11, 2024


Work with Assistant Director and members of the Student Events Team in furthering the Student Events Team mission while adhering to the University’s mission, vision, and core values. Areas of responsibility include undergraduate program planning and advising, risk management, leadership training, group dynamics, and promotion/marketing. Assist Student Events Team during large campus-based events such as concerts, speakers, and special events. Some events maybe more than 12+ hours a day.


  • A Bachelor's Degree
  • Enrollment in a graduate program and graduate school at Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Prior program planning, development and implementation experience
  • Ability to work late evenings and occasional weekends on an irregular basis
  • 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.


  • Attention to detail, professionalism, dependability, and strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as team member
  • Embraces the vision, mission, and core values of Student Activities
  • Experience in event management
  • Exceptional decision-making skills
  • Leading and/or working with college programs or student organizations
  • Ability to manage crisis situations
  • Experience with collegiate programming boards and/or enrolled in the College Student Affairs, Sport Management, Educational Leadership, Industrial Organized Psychology, Public Administration, graduate  program or a closely related program
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment

SALARY/STIPEND: Up to $10,000 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 a tuition waiver. 


Percentage of Responsibilities

60% - Advising and Program Development
• Advise three to five Student Events Team board members including weekly one-on-one meetings
• Co-advise president including weekly two-on-one with Assistant Director
• Attend and moderate weekly Student Events Team board meetings
• Facilitate and develop group dynamic team building sessions with the Student Events Team programming board
• Attend Student Events Team sponsored programs to assist with program implementation, student leader training, and risk management

25% - Programming, Marketing, and Budgeting
• Analyze success of Student Events Team sponsored programs 
• Through survey assessment, MAV Card scanner data, and personal participation 
• Identify and develop key institutional partnerships for collaborative programming
• Marketing coordination and promotion including website development, press releases, poster design, and social media plan 
• Track, manage, and coordinate budgets for 3-5 programming areas with responsibility up to or exceeding $200,000.
• In cooperation with Assistant Director and Student Events Team summer representative Assist with the planning of Homecoming and Welcome Week

15% - Student Development & Stompers Cinema
• Assist Student Events Team president to plan winter and fall retreats
• Supervise, schedule, and direct concessions staff at film showings and ticketed events
• Develop and implement individual and group leadership training on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis

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


William Tourville, Assistant Director for Campus Programs

Student Activities

Minnesota State University, Mankato 

173 Centennial Student Union

Mankato, MN 56001 

Phone: (507) 389-6076

TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711 




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