Graduate Assistantships in Health & Wellness

Welcome to the Arkansas Tech University Health and Wellness Center. Our staff is committed to the concepts of wellness and prevention and to providing quality treatment for your physical needs. Today at Arkansas Tech University, the Health and Wellness Center provides a wide range of primary health care plus health and wellness educational programming, consultation, and referral services that meet the particular needs of today's students. Your years at TECH are an ideal time to establish healthy behaviors that could have a positive impact on the rest of your life. We encourage you to visit the health center not only when you are ill or injured, but also when you have questions or concerns about any health and wellness issue.

Graduate Assistant Opportunities:

Graduate Assistant for Student Wellness Outreach

Position Description:

Student Wellness at Arkansas Tech University is seeking a self-motivated, student-focused individual interested in pursuing a career in College Student Personnel, Psychology, or related field to assist with student wellness outreach. This 12-month appointment provides a wide range of health and wellness educational programming, consultation, and referral services that meet the particular needs of today's students.

The department of Student Wellness at Tech consists of the following: Health Services, Counseling Services, Disability Services, and Testing Services. The Graduate Assistant for Student Wellness Outreach will provide educational programming, outreach, prevention services, wellness awareness, and other types of information and marketing to Tech students in order to support the mission of the Student Wellness Department. The Graduate Assistant for Student Wellness Outreach reports to the Associate Dean for Student Wellness and works closely with the Counselor/Coordinator for Alcohol and Drug Education.


Assist with the implementation and creation of campus wide educational programming. Themes include but are not limited to the following: drug and alcohol education, mental health awareness, suicide prevention, college student health, and other wellness topics. Coordinate the drug and alcohol education program (currently TIPS). TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) is a 2.5 hour educational program that helps students make sound choices when faced with difficult decisions about alcohol use. All students receiving alcohol sanctions are required to attend a TIPS training.

The GA for Student Wellness Outreach will coordinate this training including attending a TIPS "train the trainer" session, scheduling TIPS training sessions, assigning graduate students to teach the monthly TIPS training, and managing all administrative tasks for the TIPS program.

Participate in the Arkansas Collegiate Drug Education Committee, assisting with mini-grant writing and alcohol education programming. Provide oversight for the Student Health 101 wellness education program and e-magazine including customization of monthly pages and campus-wide marketing of the magazine. Student Health 101 is a magazine which addresses various wellness topics; it is sent monthly to all students.

The GA will coordinate marketing effort as well as others related to Student Health 101 and other social media tools. Cooperate with other campus organizations and departments in providing wellness education and programming.


The minimal requirements for a candidate seeking this assistantship opportunity is a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, admittance to the Arkansas Tech University graduate school as a Master's degree seeking graduate student, a completed background check, and availability to begin working July 1st, 2014. Preferred skills including excellent written and oral communication, organization skills, and self-motivation.


Monthly stipend divided over a 12 month contract
18 graduate credit hour waiver per academic year

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Kristy Davis, Associate Dean for Student Wellness,