Graduate Assistant - Graduate Counseling

Posted 01/13/2022

Position Summary

A limited number of graduate assistantship (GA) positions are available within the Graduate Counseling Department (GCD) in partnership with the Center for Health Relationships (CHR). Eligible GA applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in the GCD as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy or MS in Counseling major and maintain a GPA of 3.0 within the degree program. In addition, applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to working with couples and families, particularly in restoring relationships and marriages. Applicants must be available to work 15 hours per week at a JBU Community Counseling Clinic location with up to a two year commitment.

GA positions are funded by the Center for Healthy Relationships (CHR) scholarship money. For more information about CHR, please visit their website ( This CHR scholarship money, in combination with additional stipends from the GCD, will cover up to 18 credits per year of tuition in the GA’s degree program.

Position Responsibilities

  • GA’s assist in providing administrative support to clinical operations under the supervision of their assigned faculty.
  • GA’s assist with departmental research, training, and administrative projects as assigned. No experience does not disqualify an interested applicant.
  • GA's must exhibit good customer service and hospitality.
  • GA's must have an ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • GA's must have the ability to multi-task.


  • To qualify for the Graduate Assistantship position, you must be fully accepted to the Graduate Counseling Department, enrolled as a full-time student and must maintain a GPA of 3.0.

Current Openings

  • Graduate Assistantship (GA) – Siloam Springs campus: JBU is seeking one (1) GA position to be assigned to the Community Counseling Clinic Director – Siloam Springs for the 2022-2023 academic year (up to a two year commitment).

About JBU

Information describing the university is available on-line.


  • Complete application provided in the following link: Click Here to Access the Application
  • Resume
  • Write 2-3 page essay (APA format) describing applicant’s previous experience and future goals related to restoring relationships and marriages in their vocation. 
  • Submit both the resume and the essay to
  • Three letters of recommendation using the reference form link (description below*)
  • Interview with GCD faculty

 Applications and recommendations must be received electronically or postmarked by March 15, 2022.


Please look for the Reference Form link that will appear on the confirmation page after submitting the application. The link should be forwarded to referrers of your choosing.  Referrers must be non-family members. 

 **Applicants that are on probationary status are not eligible.

 If you have questions about the application process, please call the Graduate Counseling Department at 479-524-7458 or email

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