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Graduate Assistantship Positions

Below you will find position descriptions for all positions offered. If you are interested in a graduate assistantship please apply at the link provided on the job description.  Thank you for your interest in Ohio University, the Division of Student Affairs, our partnering offices, and the College Student Personnel Program in the Patton College of Education!

**Applications are closed at this time.


Please download the College Student Personnel/Graduate Assistantship Packet for a program overview and information regarding the application proccesses. 

Assistantships are on-campus positions that are designed to supplement your classroom experience with practical experience. The Division of Student Affairs offers many assistantship opportunities, and, given the partnership with  The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education, first consideration goes to those students applying for admission to the  College Student Personnel program. The graduate assistantship application process and the academic admissions process are separate, but concurrent processes.­

For general questions about the College Student Personnel program, contact the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program Coordinator, Laura Harrison at (740) 593-4400 or harrisol@ohio.edu.

For your application, you will need your resume, cover letter, a list of professional references, and your autobiographical sketch/personal statement. You may apply for up to four graduate assistantships at Ohio University.

To apply, click on the position description below. In the PDF that opens, there will be a link at the bottom of the page to the HR website where applicants may upload their materials. The HR site will prompt you to create a login before you are able to upload any materials.  For general questions on the GA application process, please contact: Chad Barnhardt, Assistant Dean of Students at barnhard@ohio.edu or (740) 593-1800.

Should a candidate be offered a graduate assistantship postion and be accepted by the College Student Personnel Program, the two-year assistantship is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Please contact the  Graduate College  at (740) 593-2800 or  graduate@ohio.edu  for information on other graduate assistantship opportunities at OHIO.

For support services, information on getting involved on campus or in the Athens community, please visit the Ohio University student page at  www.ohio.edu/students.



Positions within the Division of Student Affairs


Campus Involvement Center

 **The Campus Involvement Center will be hiring for three Sorority & Fraternity Life anticipated open positions. Please indicate your position preferences in your cover letter. Candidates will be considered for all open positions during interviews.


Career and Leadership Development Center


Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation is hiring Graduate Assistants for the 2018-2019 academic year. First consideration will go to students studying Recreational Students and/or Coaching Education with The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education. Assistantships include opportunities with the Aquatic Center, Bird Ice Arena, Club Sports, Intramural Sports, Fitness, and Outdoor Pursuits. 

Available assistantships and application instructions can be found here


Office of the Dean of Students


Event Services


Housing and Residence Life


Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility


Positions Outside of the Division of Student Affairs


Academic Achievement Center
Allen Student Advising Center
Orientation Programs


Patton College of Education


Office of Global Opportunities
International Student and Faculty Service


Learning Community Programs


LGBT Center


Multicultural Programs


Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention


OHIO Alumni Association
Russ College of Engineering and Technology