GA Position for Graduate Fellowship and Writing Support | Graduate Center, University of Arizona

Date Posted: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Position Location: 
Tucson, AZ
Job Description: 


This position focuses on fellowships and graduate writing with the following three goals: 

  • Raise awareness of graduate funding opportunities
  • Help UA students develop stronger fellowship applications
  • Improve campus support for graduate writers


GA for Graduate Fellowship and Writing Support 


$17,459.50/year for 20 hours/week (annualized pay $34,919)  

Contract dates:  August 16, 2021 – May 22, 2022, with potential for additional summer funding 


The graduate assistant will work with the OFCE Assistant Director in writing the GradFunding Newsletter, publicizing and managing fellowship development programs, and supporting graduate writers. Duties include researching current fellowship opportunities, writing or editing articles about graduate funding, publicizing application development programs, and administering application development programs. Additionally, the graduate assistant will assist with graduate writing support through publicizing writing support, facilitating Writing Efficiency Sessions, improving campus resources for graduate writers, and other activities. 


  • Ability to utilize Office programs, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher
  • Experience with other software/website programs, such as Qualtrics, Google Docs, UA lists, Box, D2L, Zoom
  • Experience with basic grant writing, communication, and marketing preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are necessary
  • Training for FERPA is required.

Examples of Duties

  • Research opportunities for the GradFunding Newsletter
  • Write or edit articles for the GradFunding Advice
  • Publicize fellowship Application Development Programs, workshops, information sessions, review sessions
  • Help manage and communicate with students in Application Development Programs
  • Assist in updating OFCE website as needed
  • Review fellowship applications
  • Communicate grant writing advice to applicants via email
  • Create marketing materials for graduate writing support
  • Facilitate Writing Efficiency Sessions
  • Work with individual or groups of graduate writers to identify writing goals
  • Research and write discussion questions for writing tips
  • Other duties as assigned

Submit your CV and letter of interest online through Handshake on or before June 21 (Login using your UA NetID and Password):  

Please send questions to Dr. Shelley Hawthorne Smith, Assistant Director of the Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement and Assistant Professor in the Graduate College: