Graduate Assistant (HHPS)
  • Job Posting Expires: 8/18/2023
8M ago
$0 to $10,000
Primary Duties

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 HHPS.
• 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 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

Undergraduate GPA 3.0; experience assisting and/or teaching in a higher education course

Compensation Details

This 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.


Wayne State College has an outstanding benefit package.

Benefit coverage begins the first day of the month after employment starts.


Coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska with two options: a Preferred Provider Plan (PPO) with a $650 deductible

or a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a $3,800 deductible.

• Preferred Provider (PPO) = $650.00 deductible, co-insurance 80/20, out of pocket maximum is $4,600. Co-pays are

$35 for primary physician, $55 for specialty physician or urgent care, $85 for ER visits. This plan includes a prescription


• High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) = $3,800.00 deductible, co-insurance 90/10, out of pocket maximum is $4,350.

Health Reimbursement Account funded by WSC for out of pocket expenses.

• Dental Plan includes two oral exams/cleanings each calendar year with no deductible. Any restorative or maintenance

services cost a $25 deductible per year.


Coverage through Ameritas-VSP; $20 deductible for an annual exam; coverage includes specified maximums for lenses and

frames and a discount on contacts.


All full time employees receive a term life plan with a death benefit of $30,000. Optional supplemental coverage is available.


Voluntary contributions are available for full time employees. Once employees meet the minimum age requirements,

employees will contribute 6% of gross salary on a pre-tax basis and WSC contributes 8%. Employees are fully vested from the

first date of contributions. Employees may contribute up to what law allows each year.


Full time employees receive sick leave, vacation leave, 6 days of bereavement leave, and 13 paid holidays.


Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Waivers, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness


For more information on benefits please go to and click on Benefits.

How to Apply