College of Business Graduate Assistant

Franklin University is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the College of Business.  The Graduate Assistant will complement their formal studies by assisting with faculty research, strategic project coordination activities, and administrative responsibilities at a global University recognized for its leadership in designing and delivering engaging and applied online education.

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with research activities, conducting literature reviews, entering and analyzing data, grant writing, and presenting research verbally and in writing. The Graduate Assistant will also assist with administrative duties such as: developing and managing digital content, including social media, assisting with program outreach efforts, participating in special projects, including Hall Leadership Lessons and the Mason Leadership Symposium, and managing daily tasks required of faculty.

Applicants must be full time students in the College of Business, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and remain in good academic standing.

Candidates must possess effective verbal and written communication skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office and Shared Point.  The ability to be a self-starter and work both as part of a team and also independently is essential.  Candidates should also possess strong organizational and research skills, as well as the ability to present oneself in a professional manner to administration, faculty, and staff. The ideal candidate will have previous industry experience in a field such as marketing, public relations, or a similar discipline that involves the development and implementation of strategic initiatives. Basic web development expertise, including HTML and photo editing is preferred.

Graduate assistants must work 19 hours per week from the downtown campus from the beginning to the end of the official term dates to be eligible for the 50% tuition waiver during that semester. The assistantship will be renewable for up to the length of the program with satisfactory performance evaluations.

Applications to begin the assistantship during Winter Term in January 2016 will be accepted until the position is filled

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