Job Description

Grand Canyon University! One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning.

Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University.

Grand Canyon University is seeking a graduate assistant to support GCU's mission through Student Engagement's event space and entertainment center: Thunderground.

This is a commitment through the duration of the Graduate Degree completion at GCU and an in person role located at GCU's Main Campus, 33rd Ave. and Camelback Phoenix, Arizona.

What you will do: 

  • Perform a variety of tasks which may include event planning/development, setup/teardown, location supervision and managing, and data entry and analysis.

  • Oversee Thunderground alongside the Thunderground + Riverbed Manager and student workers and attend most, if not all events/meetings taking place in Thunderground.

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of professional development opportunities for Thunderground student workers and other staff.

  • May be held responsible for planning and organizing the activities of an assigned event, program, project, and ensuring the activities’ infrastructure is in place. 

  • Be the lead, and schedule event plans in accordance with specifications and funding limitation; oversees daily operations and coordinates activities of specific programs and determines priorities. 

  • Partner and collaborate with various internal contacts, or customers, to coordinate activities, promote and encourage cooperation of submission or collection of information/data, products or services or process improvement. 

  • Review Office needs and expectations and determine most effective means of execution of specific duties to ensure goals are met in a timely fashion. 

  • Assist in daily operations of Thunderground; supervise the Thunderground outside of normal business hours, including late nights and weekends.

What you will need:

  • Be admitted to a graduate degree seeking program at GCU.  (Certificate only programs do not satisfy this requirement.)

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  (If a student is newly admitted to the University, the admission GPA is considered for this requirement.)  A student must also maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 during their employment.

  • Be enrolled in as a "regular" (not provisional) degree-seeking student for at least 6 graduate level units leading to the degree.  (Undergraduate or audited courses do not satisfy this requirement.)  Hiring departments may require a higher enrollment.

  • Because of the role as student and employee, graduate assistants assume responsibility for upholding the University’s Student Code of Conduct.

  • Graduate Assistants are eligible for waiver of tuition for the period employed.  Waiver of tuition may be taxable income.

  • Graduate Assistants have restricted work hours (maximum of 29 hours per week).

Why work at GCU:

  • Graduate Assistant/Employee Tuition Program

  • Free on-site gyms on campus

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