Marketing and Communications Graduate Assistant

Updated: about 4 hours ago
Location: Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: ;

Position Details

Working Title Marketing and Communications Graduate Assistant
Posting Number G1181
Position Type Graduate Assistant
Position Status Part Time
College/Division Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Department 100170 - Office of Disability Services
Stipend Amount $8224

General Information

As an Office of Disability Services team member, you would assist with removing barriers and building capacity to ensure inclusion and equity for people with disabilities through marking and communications efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities

I understand, in accepting this position, that I am required to attend all Student Staff Training & Development prior to classes beginning in the fall as well as in the spring of each academic year.

Under supervision, work on departmental publications, design projects, and shaping content for audience.

Serve as primary support person and designer for materials and publications.

Support management of departmental website and social media accounts.

Support assessment efforts through development of surveys, focus groups, and other materials.

Other duties as assigned by senior staff.


Current graduate student in good standing.

Experience working with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.

Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Interest in learning and applying principles of universal design, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Conditions of Employment

Students may apply to a graduate assistantship prior to being accepted into a graduate program. However, to be eligible to receive an assistantship upon entry into a graduate program, the following criteria must be met:

  • The student must be conditionally or unconditionally accepted into a graduate program. Students who are provisionally accepted will not be eligible until they achieve conditional or unconditional acceptance into their program.

  • The students must have an official transcript on file indicating completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • After receiving an assistantship, the student must maintain at least a 3.0 graduate GPA in order to retain or reapply for the assistantship.

These are minimum criteria. Graduate program coordinators have the right to impose additional criteria if they see fit.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Posting Date 05/07/2021
Beginning Review Date 05/20/2021
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 08/10/2021
EEO Statement

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are a student with a disability and need assistance please contact the Office of Disability Services at (540) 568-6705 or . You may also visit the Office of Disability Services, located in the Student Success Center, Suite 1202 and they will be happy to assist you.

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