Non-Academic Graduate Assistantships
A number of administrative units at NAU hire graduate assistants in
a variety of service roles. This listing is a brief sample of the kinds of graduate
assistantships offered by administrative units other than academic departments. Most service assistantship advertisements are posted on our Current Openings webpage, as well as on the Graduate College Facebook site.
Note: Candidates must be admitted to NAU and their program
of study before an assistantship offer can be made. Employment is contingent on
completion of criminal background check, employment history investigation, and
Contact person: Tom Uno (Thomas.Uno@nau.edu)
Assistantship duties: Assist IHD/AUCD faculty/staff in its goals to complement and affect
positive changes in the Arizona service system for individuals with
disabilities and their families.
Special skills or background: Excellent skills in written and verbal communication. Knowledge or
background in the area of study of the assistantship. Computer skills,
including word processing and data management. Research skills, including
literature reviews and statistical analysis.
Approximate stipend: approximately $9,500 master’s level; and $10,400 doctoral level; for 20 hours per
Number of assistantships
usually hired each year: 10-12 depending on availability
Application deadline: Most recruiting is done in February through March for the following fall
semester. Other positions are open throughout the year, as they become
Additional information: IHD/AUCD is comprised of many federal and state funded grant and contract
projects related to people with disabilities. The goal of its projects is to
increase and improve services to persons with disabilities. Students in human
and health services and educational disciplines participate in
interdisciplinary training at IHD/AUCD in various capacities and settings.
Areas of emphasis include early childhood development, multicultural diversity,
people with challenging behaviors, individual and family supports, assistive
technology, medical/allied health, Native American rehabilitation, and
interdisciplinary service and assessment models.
Catherine R. Talakte (Catherine.Talakte@nau.edu)
Assistantship duties: Provides direct student guidance (academic, financial aid, personal, and
career). Serve as the NASS coordinator for Native American scholarships,
internships and other educational opportunities. Assist in particular
recruitment, development and implementation of academic year and summer
activities and programs.
Special skills or background:
Knowledge of and experience with campus resources, pre-college preparation
and peer mentoring helpful, demonstrated experience in program planning, implementation
and evaluation. At least two years experience working with and knowledge of
Native American populations a must. Possess excellent communication, both written
and verbal skills. (Contact NASS for specific job description.)
Approximate stipend: Approximately $10,000; includes graduate health insurance and 100% of tuition.
Number of assistants usually
hired each year: 1 (depending upon funding)
Application deadline: Contact NASS office
Additional information: Native American preferred
Contact person: Barry Eagle (Barry.Eagle@nau.edu)
Graduate assistantships with NAU Residence Life include Residence Hall Directors and assistants for Academic Outreach, Learning Communities, and Diversity and Leadership. See nau.edu/Residence-Life/Work-With-Us/ for positions and how to apply.
Residence Life Graduate Assistant Selection Timeline
- January - begin accepting applications for Residence Life graduate
through March - Interviewing includes two rounds. If you are
planning on attending The Oshkosh Placement Exchange in Oshkosh, WI or The
Placement Exchange in Phoenix, AZ, we will attempt to schedule an in-person
through April - Offers for graduate assistantships. You must be
admitted to a graduate degree-seeking program before an offer will be