Wellness Resource Center
Wellness Resource Center

Graduate Assistantships

Partners in Prevention Graduate Research Assistant, 20 hours per week

The Partners in Prevention Research GA will conduct research to support the assessment efforts of the PIP 21 campus coalition as well as the Wellness Resource Center of the University of Missouri. The GRA will oversee the design and continued implementation of statewide and campus-specific surveys concerning student health behaviors, including alcohol and substance usage patterns, mental health, and other public health behaviors. The GRA will be responsible for communication with contacts at MU and at colleges and universities across the state. The GRA will be responsible for analyzing survey results, preparing written reports and research briefs, and presenting findings. The GRA will also be responsible for overseeing additional evaluation efforts for the PIP coalition, including training evaluations, community/environment assessments, and coalition evaluations. The GRA will also be responsible for the evaluation of the Ask Listen Refer online suicide prevention program. The GRA will be required to attend monthly Partners in Prevention meetings in the annual Partners in Prevention Meeting of the Minds held each spring. A strong candidate must have experience with Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and SPSS. Additional experience with IRB policies and procedures preferred.

Partners in Prevention Graduate Research Assistant, 20 hours per week

The Partners in Prevention Research GA will conduct research to support the assessment efforts of the PIP 21 campus coalition as well as the Wellness Resource Center of the University of Missouri. The GRA will oversee the design and continued implementation of statewide and campus-specific surveys concerning student health behaviors, including alcohol and substance usage patterns, mental health, and other public health behaviors. The GRA will be responsible for analyzing survey results, preparing written reports and research briefs, and presenting findings. The GRA will also be responsible for overseeing additional evaluation efforts for the PIP coalition and the SMART Server and Seller training program, funded by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Other projects will include training evaluations, community/environment assessments, and coalition evaluations. The GRA will be required to attend monthly Partners in Prevention meetings in the annual Partners in Prevention Meeting of the Minds held each spring. A strong candidate must have experience with Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and research writing. Additional experience with IRB policies and procedures and SPSS preferred.

If you would like to be considered for the positions above, please submit a cover letter describing relevant experience and a resume/vita to pip@missouri.edu before March 9, 2018 at 5pm. Questions can be directed to Joan Masters at MastersJ@missouri.edu.

For more information about Partners in Prevention research activities, visit pip.missouri.edu

Students hired may be eligible for a tuition waiver.


Wellness Resource Center - Counseling Services Graduate Research Assistant

The MUSWA Peer Education Advisor will be the lead coordinator for the MU Student Wellness Advocates student group and will coordinate aspects of large scale programming including Alcohol Responsibility Month (ARM) and Spring Wellness.

The following will be responsibilities of this Graduate Assistant:

  1. Implement and coordinate innovative, evidence-based alcohol and other drug educational outreach efforts.
  2. Help create new, targeted educational programs with a special emphasis on bystander intervention.
  3. Coordinate recruitment, training, retention, and facilitation of the student wellness advocates student group.
  4. Work as a team with other graduate assistants and full time staff to increase positive by-stander messaging, responsible alcohol use and prevention/self-care efforts.
  5. Assist with event planning and leadership development trainings.
  6. Attend and staff Wellness Resource Center events throughout the year including an annual conference.

A successful candidate will have experience in leadership training, presenting to small and large audiences, strategic planning and working with undergraduate students/advising. The candidate must possess skills in implementing projects, working closely with students, and possessing skills for designing creative educational interventions.

Benefits to Student
The graduate research assistant will gain skills in coalition building, teaching, advising, leadership training, event management, strategic planning, strategic communications, and gain knowledge in alcohol, drug, and other wellness issues and evaluation and research. The graduate assistant will be able to create a work schedule that based on his/her graduate commitments.

  1. Position FTE must be 0.50 FTE, or to be allowed at 0.25 FTE, must be combined with another qualifying 0.25 FTE assistantship from an academic department.
  2. Start Date: June/July 2018
  3. 20 hours per week for 10 months- renewed by semester
  4. Stipend and tuition waiver

Send resume and cover letter to:

Tiffany Bowman, Wellness Resource Center
G202 MU Student Center
Columbia, Missouri 65211
bowmants@missouri.edu
(573) 884-9504

Open until suitable candidate is hired.


Wellness Resource Center - Counseling Services Clinical Graduate Research Assistant, 1.5 positions

  1. Leading weekly alcohol and other drug workshops and individual follow up sessions with students.
  2. Conducting trainings and consultation on detection, intervention and referral.
  3. Graduate students should have a background in counseling psychology or clinical psychology and possess motivational interviewing skills.
  4. A background with substance use/abuse treatment or prevention is helpful.

Benefits to Student
The graduate research assistant will gain skills in conducting brief interventions with college students, alcohol and substance use prevention and treatment, collaboration with various campus programs and resources and will gain substantial individual and group clinical hours (clinical supervision is provided). The graduate assistant will be able to create a flexible work schedule that is based on his/her graduate commitments.

  1. One position FTE must be 0.50 FTE. The second should be .25 FTE and will be allowed to be combined with another qualifying 0.25 FTE assistantship from an academic department. This will be a clinical position.
  2. Start Date: July/August 2018
  3. 20 hours per week for 10 months- renewed by semester
  4. Stipend and tuition waiver

Send resume and cover letter to:

Tiffany Bowman, Wellness Resource Center
G202 MU Student Center
Columbia, Missouri 65211
bowmants@missouri.edu
(573) 884-9504

Open until suitable candidate is hired.