Graduate Assistant for Alumni Engagement Research

Position Title:  Graduate Alumni Engagement Research Assistant

Reports to:  Amy Mohr, Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester: 20 hours per week, beginning August 21, 2017 and ending December 15, 2017.  Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
  • For the spring semester: 20 hours per week, beginning January 8, 2018 and ending May 4, 2018.  Does not include the week of Spring Break.
  • Office hours can be flexible Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


  • Full assistantship salary for 2017-2018 is $5,120.  Salary is prorated on a weekly basis for 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.
  • For more information on the Graduate Assistantship System and procedures:

Position Description:

  • Work with the Associate Director of Alumni Relations to research alumni engagement metric models at other institutions and develop a model for UNI. This will require interviewing staff from numerous institutions, gathering research and analyzing their experiences.
  • Utilizing the research from other institutions, draft a proposed engagement model to be used at UNI.
  • Work with campus partners to gather engagement data and code/enter into the alumni database. This will require researching methods of data collection that work well at other institutions and proposing a method for UNI.
  • Maintain continuous follow up with existing campus partners to maximize data collection. Review submitted data and enter into database.
  • Establish relationships with new outreach partners across campus.
  • Work with Advancement’s engagement metrics committee and technology staff to test the proposed model. Analyze the results and propose necessary changes to the model.


  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program.  
  • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship. 
  • Maintain a Plan GPA of at least 3.00.  First semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00. 
  • Strong communication and writing skills required. Must be comfortable conducting interviews in person and over the phone, be able to analyze data and make associated recommendations, and work independently.

Application Process and Deadline:  To apply, email the completed Application Form for Graduate Assistantship (available at resume, and cover letter to

Applications received by March 22, 2017 will be given preferential consideration.