Rugby S&C Graduate Assistant

deadline 30 August 2021
employer Arkansas State University
type Full-time

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of a graduate assistantship is to promote the student’s successful completion of an academic program while giving them experience working in an academic environment.
Graduate assistantships support the University’s teaching, research and service missions for the benefit of students in areas closely related to their chosen field of study.

There are three types of graduate assistantships at A-State: Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA); Graduate Research Assistants (GRA); and Graduate Administrative Support Assistants (GSA).

Duties & Responsibilities:

-Responsible for complying with all Arkansas State University policies, rules, and regulations.

-Manage team weight room, including maintaining all equipment, and ordering new equipment.

-Counsels and advises coaches and student-athletes on various components of strength and conditioning program, including weight room safety, proper exercise technique, sports nutrition, and injury reduction.

-Works with coaching staff and sport medicine staff to integrate student-athlete injury reduction and rehabilitation into strength and conditioning programs.

-Positively represents Rugby and ASU in the community, area, state, and nationally.

-Assists with recruiting potential student-athletes.

-Assists with practices and developing player skills and game strategies.

-Performs other duties as assigned.


Strong computer skills and good oral and written communication skills. Ability to follow instructions and complete assigned tasks and adhere to assigned work schedule.

General Days/Hours:

Graduate Assistants are expected to work an average of 20 hours a week.


This application will only be considered for the term selected on page one and should be submitted directly to the department that has the desired Graduate Assistant position. A new application form must be submitted for each new period that an assistantship is desired.

The Master and Specialist assistantships will have a maximum time limit of five semesters. An exception is made for students admitted based on a Bachelor's Degree rather than a Master's Degree to the Ed.S. in Psychology and Counseling; these students will have a maximum time limit of eight semesters. Doctoral assistantships will have a maximum time limit of eight semesters. Two summer terms of five weeks each will count as one semester in all programs.

Some departments may request additional information such as a resume and/or a potential work schedule. Please contact the department directly to see if they require the submission of any additional documentation with the GA Application.

Master Graduate Assistants will receive instate tuition, and Doctoral Graduate Assistants receive a full tuition waiver. The Credit Hour and GPA requirement must be met, and a waiver form must be filled out in Student Accounts in order to receive the appropriate tuition adjustment.

Candidate must possess a valid Driver's License and a reliable form of transportation to work at the Farm or Equine Center.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on graduate work in order to be eligible for a Graduate Assistant position.

Master and Specialist GAs must complete a minimum of six hours of graduate credit during a regular semester. Their total credit hours (graduate and undergraduate) cannot exceed 12. Three graduate credit hours are required in the combined summer terms in order to hold a GA position in any summer term. Total summer credit hours may not exceed seven per summer term.

Doctoral GAs are required to take a minimum of nine credit hours during the regular semester and three credit hours during each summer term an assistantship is held. ASU's system currently does not update to reflect the full-time status of GAs who meet these registration requirements. Please contact Human Resources if validation of full-time status is needed.