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Graduate Assistant - Student Life

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Work type: Part Time Administrative - Temporary
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional

General Description of Position: The Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Life will assist with the planning, promotion and implementation of a variety of programs and services offered by the department. The Graduate Assistant will report to the Director of Student Life, Leadership, and Development and will also assist other professionals in the college with providing opportunities for the growth of students through the encouragement and support of educational and social programs within the community, providing leadership and advisement of programs, and other duties as assigned.
Major Responsibilities:

 Student staff/leader recruitment, selection, training, supervising/advising, development, evaluation, and recognition.
Assist with the above processes
Advise/supervise student leaders/staff; hold them accountable to their position description
Works through collaborative relationships with Student Organizations and other student constituencies
 Participate in training and developments; plan training and development sessions
 Facilitate meetings as needed to discuss progress on goals and opportunities for new initiatives or collaborative projects
Complete on-going evaluations
Facilitates the day-to-day functions of assigned programs
Facilitates and reviews program effectiveness assessment
Oversees the program planning process and funding allocations for assigned programs
Support students in their programming efforts and assist in planning programs for identified needs
Track programming for reporting purposes
Researches current trends in higher education in regards to assigned programs/projects
Works to provide diverse and inclusive programming that reflect and respect multiple identities; and promotes social justice and multi-cultural competence
Community Development and Collaboration
Promote community development and civic engagement
Help promote leadership and involvement opportunities to all students
Promote participation in Student Life and department programs and services
Be actively involved in resolution of issues and concerns
Promote student achievement and initiatives through nominations to campus and national awards
Works through collaborative relationships with academic and student service departments as partners for programs/projects
Create inclusive environments where all students can be successful
Academic Support
Participate in group meetings to discuss opportunities, issues, and strategies to promote student learning with staff and students
Assist in academic and leadership achievement recognition/incentive programs
Assess success of programs, initiatives, and learning outcomes
Be visible on campus talking informally with students about academic, personal or community success/issues/concerns
Administrative responsibilities
Information distribution in a timely fashion to staff and students
Working hours vary, but scheduled at 20 hours a week; other hours may be required to respond to job responsibilities and duties assigned
May be assigned some budget responsibilities within the department
Assists with website and IvyLife content for department
Attend meetings with staff and others as scheduled
The above is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  


• Earned Bachelor’s degree

• Admission to Higher Education Administration, Organizational Leadership, Education, or other related graduate program.

• Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive image

• Valid driver’s license

• Participate as a member of teams or committees as requested or as mutually agreeable

• Serve as a role model for all students and staff in personal and professional behaviors

• Provide personal, social, academic, and occupational support that enhances student persistence

• Ability to balance several projects and meet deadlines

• All assistantships require some scheduled night and weekend obligations.

Preferred Qualifications:  
Other Requirements:

 Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Work Hours:  Part Time
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