Graduate Assistant - Graduate Counseling/CHR

Posted 01/18/21

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 20 hours per week at a JBU Community Counseling Clinic location with 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 2021-2022 academic year (one year commitment). 


  • Graduate Assistantship (GA) – Little Rock campus:  JBU is seeking one (1) GA position to be assigned to the Community Counseling Clinic Director – Little Rock for the 2021-2022 academic year (one year commitment). 


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experience. JBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Physical demands: Occasionally required to walk; stand; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.

About JBU

Information describing the university is available on-line.


  • Complete application provided in the following link:
  • 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, 2021.


Please look for the Reference Form link that will appear on the confirmation page after submitting this 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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