Graduate Assistant for Student Philanthropy

Position Title:  Graduate Assistant for Student Philanthropy

Details: The University of Northern Iowa Foundation is seeking a Graduate Assistant for Student Philanthropy, in the 2019-20 school year for its current crowdfunding platform. This position plays a critical role for the foundation and across campus, as its primary focus being the liaison between the student groups and faculty/staff raising money for their initiatives through the PawPrint platform. 

Reports to:  Kyle Soldwisch – Assistant Director of Annual Giving Programs at the UNI Foundation, 304 Commons-0282; 319-273-6033,

Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester (August 26, 2019 to December 20, 2019): 20 hours per week
  • For the spring semester (January 13, 2020 to May 8, 2020): 20 hours per week


  • Full assistantship salary for 2019-20 is $5,284 per semester. 
  • 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:

The roles and responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Develop and manage crowdfunding platform
  • Mentor, faculty, staff and student groups prior to launch of PAWprint projects
  • Guide approved projects through all channels of the crowdfunding platform
  • Outreach to campus community about development process as it pertains to student and faculty/staff crowdfunding platform
  • Coordinate and execute mail and email solicitations for PAWprint projects
  • Maintain a review and approval process for student and faculty/staff groups seeking to launch fundraising efforts to avoid conflict with other foundation fundraising initiatives
  • Educate student groups about fundraising best practices to enable to them to achieve success in their fundraising efforts
  • Perform data analysis on each project and the PAWprint platform
  • Assist in stewardship and communication of PAWprint projects
  • Maintain the web-based fundraising platform and promote through all social media outlets while monitoring online traffic for each project
  • Assist in division special projects such as Live Purple, Give Gold, direct mail pieces and events and other duties as assigned


  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program.
  • Must be enrolled in 9 qualifying graduate credits each semester of assistantship.
  • Maintain a UNI cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.0. A newly admitted graduate student must have at least a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate or previous graduate work of at least 8 credit hours.
  • B.A. degree in Leisure Youth and Human Services or Nonprofit and Philanthropy preferred

Application Process and Deadline:  To apply email the completed Application Form for Graduate Assistantship (available at Please email resume and cover letter to by June 14, 2019.