Graduate Assistant for Annual Giving

Position Title:  Graduate Assistant for Annual Giving

Reports to:  Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester: 20 hours per week, beginning August 21, 2020 and ending December 20, 2020.  Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
  • For the spring semester: 20 hours per week, beginning January 11, 2021 and ending May 7, 2021.  Does not include the week of Spring Break.
  • Job will require work in the evenings between 4:30 and 9:30 p.m.



  • Full assistantship salary for 2020-21 is $5,395 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 visit


Position Description:

  • Assist with the recruitment, training, and management of a student outreach team focused on raising funds for the University through phone, email, text and other channels.
  • Work with the Assistant Director of Annual Giving to create strategic plans for the outreach team, using analysis of results and trends to allocate resources.
  • Coach and mentor student workers as they learn to properly communicate through multiple channels.
  • Create and execute marketing plans for targeted fundraising initiatives.



  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI graduate program. 
  • Must be enrolled in at least 9 qualifying graduate-level credit hours 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 verbal and communication skills required.
  • Experience managing or supervising employees preferred.
  • Experience in marketing and communication role preferred.
  • Interest in non-profit development work preferred.


Application Process and Deadline:  To apply email the completed Application Form for Graduate Assistantship, cover letter, resume and three professional references to Derick Stoulil at

Applications received by JUNE 15, 2020 will be given preferential consideration.