Graduate Assistant

University of Arkansas

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Type of Position:
Graduate Assistant

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:

Academic Term (Fixed Term)

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock’s thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state’s growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

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Student Affairs

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Graduate Assistant in the Division of Student Affairs will be exposed to various complex and challenging problems that will require critical thinking and analytical skills. This position will learn how to analyze data, identify patterns and trends, and become proficient at using different software applications to present data in an understandable and meaningful way. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education;

  • Regular admission to a graduate degree program or good standing with the Graduate School for continuing graduate students;

  • Ability to work the required hours (FT-50% – 20 hours per week/PT-25% – 10 hours per week) with regular attendance;

  • Experience with finance data.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • Experience in accounting;

  • Experience with finance and human resource data;

  • Background in business analytics and reporting.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Track, analyze, and interpret finance and human resource data; 

  • Work with stakeholders on visualizing deliverables such as reports and dashboards;

  • Collaborate with the Student Affairs Reporting Committee on administrative tasks;

  • Train staff on how to use the reports and dashboards created;

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work well in a team;

  • Ability to solve problems effectively;

  • Strong oral and written communication skills;

  • Possess strong mathematical skills;

  • Knowledge of business analytics and reporting standards;

  • Basic knowledge of higher education and/or not-for-profit organizations from a financial perspective.

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

$8,000 stipend

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Wendy Johnson, Division Finance Director, [email protected]
Georgette Walker, Division Assistant Finance Director, [email protected]

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

No Background Check Required

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University’s Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:
Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Standing, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Feeling, Grasping, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching

Benefits Eligible:


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