Graduate assistantships

Graduate Assistant Katherine Athens

Graduate Program in Higher Education Leadership: Graduate Assistantships

The Graduate Program in Higher Education Leadership at Messiah University offers a select number of graduate assistantships for full-time degree seeking students pursuing the Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership or the Master of Arts in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership. Graduate assistantships offer students the opportunity to put the theories, gained through classroom instruction, into practice through supervised, real-world experience. Assistantships are designed to provide a meaningful educational and professional experience that will provide graduates with the skills and knowledge they need for successful professional employment. Graduate assistantships are generally two-year appointments.

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Graduate assistant opportunities

The following is a list of graduate assistant positions that have been held on campus and at our partner institutions. Positions are on a rotating two-year renewal.

The available positions for this year are listed under "Positions available."

Messiah University Campus:

  • Admissions Traveling Recruiter
  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Success/ Office of Academic Accessiblity
  • Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement (Service Trips)
  • Agapé Center for Local and Global Engagement (Off- Campus programs)
  • Athletic Communications
  • Athletics Marketing and Game Promotions
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Men's)
  • Campus Ministries
  • Cross Country/Track & Field
  • Lacrosse (Men's)
  • Marketing (Graduate)
  • Residence Life
  • Student Engagement
  • Student Success & Retention
  • Volleyball (Women's)
  • Wrestling

Partner Institutions:

  • Biola University (CA)
  • Bluffton University (OH)
  • Catawba College (NC)
  • Gonzaga University (WA)
  • Lithuania Christian College International (Lithuania)
  • Ohio Christian University (OH)


Meet our 2023-2024 GA staff by viewing the video clip.