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Graduate Assistant for Student Care & Conduct

Background Information:
The Dean of Students office serves as a central hub for questions and concerns related to student support. Dean of Students staff is responsible for Student Care, the administration of the Student Conduct process, Student Accessibility Services and the Parents & Families Association. This graduate assistant position will primarily work with and support the Student Care process and minimally work with Student Conduct. 
Reports to:  Janel Alleyne (
Assistant Dean of Students
118 Gilchrist Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
Terms of Employment:
  • For the fall semester: 20 hours per week, beginning August 21, 2023 and ending December 15, 2023. Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
  • For the spring semester: 20 hours per week, beginning January 16, 2024 and ending May 10, 2024. Does not include the week of Spring Break. 
  • Full assistantship salary for 2023-2024 is $5,558.00 per semester. 
  • Salary will be prorated on a weekly basis for a late start.
  • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees.
  • Graduate Assistants receive University holidays and do not work during Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, or the interims between semesters. 
  • Professional development opportunities are supported, but the degree of support is determined by the availability of funds.
  • For more information on the Graduate Assistantship System and procedures: 

Position Description:
  • Work with students in need of support on a one-on-one basis, including working collaboratively with parents, staff and faculty to provide support.
  • Utilize a customer service, hands on, approach to connecting students to university resources related to supporting their needs.
  • Keep up to date documentation of student conversations and support through an electronic case management system.
  • Serve as a Student Conduct Administrator, facilitating student conduct hearings, determining responsibility and appropriate sanctions.
  • Assist with the completion of several administrative responsibilities including but not limited to, Violation of Law Application review, Background checks, and other departmental initiatives.
  • Serve as the lead facilitator and point of contact for one departmental specific assessment project. 
  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI’S residential graduate program (postsecondary education/student affairs, counseling, social work, or related field).
  • Must be enrolled in 9 qualifying graduate credits each semester of assistantship. 
  • Maintain a UNI cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.00. A newly admitted graduate student must have at least a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate or previous graduate work of at least 8 graded credit hours.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to conduct oneself in a highly professional and ethical manner.
  • Preferred candidates will be comfortable using various forms of technology, updating websites and proficient with Microsoft Office Suites.

Application Process and Deadline
  • Students applying for the Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs program, you are required to submit your personal statement: Resume, cover letter, and the Application for Graduate Assistantship to Dr. David Schmid (
  • Students applying to other graduate programs (counseling, social work, or related field) should complete the application form for a Graduate Assistantship (found at, then email your completed application, your resume and cover letter to Janel Alleyne ( 

Anticipated position for 2023-2024
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.