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Student Engagement and Leadership: Leadership Development Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistantship

Position Type: Full Time

Credit Waiver: 9 credits

Supervisor: Aubrey Rader;

Job Description:
• Assist with recruitment, management, programming, communication and integration of the Emerging Leadership Experience (ELE).
• Act as co-supervisor with the Assistant Director to the ELE Peer Mentors by assisting with the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of the mentors.
• Assist in the development of various leadership training opportunities for students with the Assistant Director and in the research and development of campus-wide leadership programs for our students (workshops and conferences).

Job Functions/Responsibilities:
• Attend weekly ELE Peer Mentor and Office for Student Engagement and Leadership meetings.
• Serve as a consultant to students and student organization leaders seeking assistance and advice regarding leadership training.
• Assist with recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of the ELE Peer Mentors.
• Attend events as a representative of the Office for Student Engagement and Leadership including, but not limited to; Orientation, Saturday Showcase, FYRST Seminars and training retreats. • Represent the office in a professional manner to students, staff and faculty.
• Perform other tasks as directed by the Assistant Director and/or other Office for Student Engagement and Leadership personnel.

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience in a position of leadership in a club, organization, or similar setting (Leadership experience focus).
• Ability to work effectively and creatively in a fast-paced, student-centered environment.
• Effective oral/written communication skills and facilitation/presentation skills. Experience with Engage online platform preferred, but not required.
• High energy, mature, motivated, outgoing, organized, excellent interpersonal skills, and willingness to work in a fast paced environment.

Graduate Student Outcomes:
• Increased knowledge of leadership theories and application
• Program planning and implementation
• Facilitation skills/experience
• Advisory/Supervisory experience

Supervisor's Expectations:
• Position requires 17.5 hours per week to be arranged with supervisor
• Position is part of the Office for Student Engagement and Leadership and as such will include other duties necessary to ensure the success of major events sponsored by the office including: Student Leader Trainings, Homecoming, Major Concerts/Events, Week of Welcome Events, Saturday Showcases, etc.
• Position requires an individual with creativity, good communication skills, a willingness to learn, ability to have fun in the work environment, flexibility to adapt when things change, ability to problem solve and a positive attitude to motivate our students.
• Personal commitment to co-curricular learning