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Graduate Assistant- MAT Program

Tuesday, April 30, 2013  
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Job Title: MAT Graduate Assistant

Department: Graduate Office

Hours of Work: 25 hours


Provide assistance to the Graduate Office staff in their daily duties. Communicate with current, prospective and alumni students to further enhance the MAT/MBA program.


  • Process paperwork that comes in and out of the Graduate Office
  • Maintain student files
  • Communicate with students through letters, email, walk-ins and phone calls, online chat; answering questions about the programs we offer along with certification requirements
  • Communicate with Rockford University faculty and staff
  • Enter student data into computer ensuring data integrity
  • Produce and distribute communications for current MAT/MBA and MAT alumni students
  • Research competing MAT programs
  • Attend MAT events, such open houses, career fairs, etc.
  • Register students for graduate programs
  • Assist with projects
  • Email district job postings to MAT students as needed
  • Help with office duties as needed
  • Help market the MAT program
  • Work at the receptionist desk at 5100 East State
  • Work with the MBA GA's to put together the MAT/MBA tailgate party for reunion weekend


  • Bachelors degree
  • Admission to the MAT program
  • Knowledge of Office software


The physical and mental demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, able to type on the computer, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, and kneel. The incumbent may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Employees work in a professional office environment that is highly visible to members and the college community. Normal office conditions prevail. Office work is performed primarily indoors. Ability to be available at times outside normal working hours for meetings and events is a must.



  • Valuing Individuals – This position requires the individual to work independently and with minimal supervision. The individual is given the opportunity to come up with new and innovative ideas.
  • Individual Skills – The individual is required to listen and be able to apply instructions given verbally or in written form; in turn the individual is to communicate in both manners to students, faculty and college staff.
  • Social Skills – The individual is required to attend office meetings, the MAT Advisory Board and work with individuals on a one to one basis and as a team to perform assignments as needed. Great customer service skills are expected.
  • Scientific Skills – This position requires students to research and gather data pertinent to specific projects taking place in the graduate office. Data is collected and communicated for certification and accreditation purposes also.


Submit resume and letter of interest via email to Nichole Hoey, Human Resources:



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