What is a Graduate Assistantship?
A graduate assistantship (GA) at the Macoskey Center is a unique opportunity for personal growth and development in the field of systems thinking. The graduate student will have the opportunity to bring classroom theory into a practical work application. Students can expect to build communication skills in the context of sustainability. Full-time assistantships may be awarded for up to two years with recipients working 17.5 hours per week (with some weekend and evening activity) during the regular academic year. In return, students will receive a modest stipend and a full tuition waiver, up to 15 graduate credits per semester.
Assistantship Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for a full-time assistantship, you must:
- Be admitted to graduate study
- Register and maintain at least nine (9) semester credits of graduate coursework
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Demonstrate academic progress
How can I be considered for a GA at the Macoskey Center?
Complete all necessary information on the Graduate Assistantship page.
Macoskey Center GA Position Descriptions
The graduate assistant will be responsible for assisting with event planning at the RAMC, as well as conceptualizing and implementing workshops for the general public concerning sustainability issues. The position requires an individual with an open, friendly, and enthusiastic personality to play a key role in building ties between the general public and the RAMC.
The graduate assistant will be responsible for implementing a variety of sustainability education programs/activities sponsored by the Center. The position requires an individual with experience in curriculum development and teaching.
Market Garden Coordinator
The graduate assistant will coordinate the operation of agricultual initiatives at the RAMC. This includes planning and working in the organically-managed market garden and assisting with other Center projects. The position requires an individual with gardening/farming experience.
The graduate assistant will be involved with project development, planning and construction of small-scale 'systems thinking' sensitive facilities at the RAMC. The position requires an individual with creativity, a passion for drawing, and a desire to research and implement appropriate construction techniques.