Graduate Assistant Program

The graduate assistant program at California Baptist University is designed to supplement students' graduate study, preferably in the applicant's particular field of study. In order to fulfill the role of a graduate assistant, one must be accepted into an approved graduate program of study in order to be considered. An approved graduate program is a post bachelor's degree program that results in a master's or doctoral degree (rather than a certificate) from a regionally accredited institution or the evaluated equivalency. Once selected, each graduate assistant will be required to be enrolled full time each semester throughout the entire term of their appointment. Full-time enrollment varies based on the institution and program of study. Each graduate assistant will be required to submit proof of full-time enrollment during each term of appointment. 

Please click here for the 2019-20 Graduate Assistant application.  

Questions regarding the Graduate Assistant program can be sent to leadershipandtransitions@calbaptist.edu.

Anticipated Graduate Assistant Positions for 2019-20

CBU offers a variety of graduate assistant positions. Applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one position. Below are short descriptions of each anticipated position. Full job descriptions are available in the Office of Leadership and Transitions.

AthleticsAthletic Training Rec Sports: The GA will further develop their knowledge, clinical skills, abilities and patient-centered care by gaining hands-on experience working with CBU intercollegiate athletics and recreation sports programs under the guidance of full-time staff members (applicants must be NATA certified).

International Center: The GA will assist international students in their integration to CBU and American culture. This person will be involved in event programming, student leadership training, international student orientation, registration and administrative support for the International Center. 

Leadership and Transitions:  This GA will assist in the various programs under the Office of Leadership & Transitions. These include New Student Programs, First Year Experience, the Transfer Team, and Student Leadership.  This GA will assist the staff in the training, selection, and development of traditional undergraduate student leaders as well as the planning and implementation of Welcome Weekend and the FYE Class.

Recreation Programs: This GA will assist in facility management and program development of various recreational areas including intramural sports, outdoor adventures, individual fitness, and group exercise for the entire CBU community. This GA will also assist in the selection, training, and supervision of the Community Life undergraduate student leaders as well as a variety of student worker positions. 

Residence Life: This GA position is a live-in position designed to assist the Residence Director with the day to day operation of an assigned living area.  GA responsibilities include assisting with paraprofessional training and supervision, participating in the student discipline process, programming, mentoring, and maintaining positive student relationships.  In addition, a Residence Life GA may also be assigned to departmental committees to assist with collaborative programming, residential marketing, and/or paraprofessional selection.