Wayne State College

Graduate Assistant (HHPS)

Job Description

Wayne State College is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the Human, Health, Performance and Sport department. A total (maximum) of 800 hours of work is required for this Graduate Assistantship. Typically, twenty-five (25) hours of work will be assigned per week by your supervisor during the Academic Year. The special appointment provides a stipend of $9,600.00 for the 2023-2024 academic year and a graduate tuition waiver available for up to 18 credit hours per academic year including the immediately following summer session. All fees will be the responsibility of the student regardless of online or on-campus. Tuition remissions awarded for online courses will not exceed the comparable amount provided for an on-campus course for a resident student.

This is an appointment with the opportunity of renewal after the first year.

Desired start date of August 21, 2023.

Nature of work: 
Graduate Assistants are hired at Wayne State College to assist in meeting the vision and goals established for 
WSC. Strategic deployment of graduate assistant positions is essential to ensure that limited resources are utilized in a manner consistent with the philosophy of WSC. Graduate assistants provide experiential learning in select areas and to assist the individual in a successful transition to future educational and professional opportunities.

Examples of work performed: 
Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in the Department of 
• Courses to be taught may include activity courses, First Aide & CPR, computer applications, nutrition, and health & wellness courses

Other requirements include, but are not limited to:
• Make satisfactory progress on degree program and maintain good academic standing (GPA > 3.0)
• Assist with ongoing laboratory research projects
• Help HHPS faculty with sport-related events on campus
• Assist with campus Wellness program
• Participate in appropriate professional organizations such as: ACSMNACSMNASPENASSM, and NSCA
• Assist with maintenance and cleaning activities in the Human Performance Laboratory
• All staff members are expected to model a high level of character, self-discipline and integrity which is associated with all members of the Health, Human Performance, and Sport program

Required Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution, undergraduate GPA 2.75 minimum
  • Applicants must be accepted into graduate program of study at WSC. Applying for graduate studies at Wayne State College is now totally online. Graduate school information and applications can be found at https://www.wsc.edu/graduate
Preferred Qualifications: 
• Undergraduate 
GPA 3.0; experience assisting and/or teaching in a higher education course

Wayne State College has been educating students for more than 100 years. Located in Northeast Nebraska, close to Sioux City, Iowa, and within a two-hour drive to Sioux Falls, Omaha, and Lincoln, the College is one of the most dynamic, regional public colleges in the Midwest. One of three members of the Nebraska State College System, the College distinguishes itself by providing educational excellence in a small, personalized setting. The beautiful 128-acre campus serves over 3,900 students who have a choice of more than 130 programs of study. In fall 2020, the College welcomed the second largest freshmen class in its history, driven by new academic programs and partnerships, updated and new facilities, and a continuing focus on supporting students with generous scholarships in their academic and co-curricular experiences. Wayne State has been the recipient of a number of awards, honors, and distinctions due to its commitment to service, student success, and providing an exceptional education at an affordable cost. The entire community is focused on making Wayne State a great place for students to thrive and advance their futures, and there is a collective sense of excitement about the future of the College.

Contact Information

Business Name: Wayne State College
Street: 1111 Main Street
City/State/Zip: Wayne, NE 68787
Local Phone: (402) 375-7403
Website Address: https://nscs.peopleadmin.com/postings/10459

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