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Student Engagement and Leadership: Student Organizations Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistantship

Position Type: Full Time

Credit Waiver: 9 Credits

Supervisor: Aubrey Rader;

Job Description: 
The Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations will be responsible for assisting in the management and development of university recognized student organizations. 
Job Functions/Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate the bi-annual Student Involvement Fairs  
  • Collaborate with the Student Government Association in the execution of the New Student Organization Recognition Process and Student Organization Re-Activation Process 
  • Create and maintain resources to assist student organizations in continued development 
  • Serve as a consultant to students and student organization leaders seeking assistance and organization management advice 
  • Coordinate the student organization awards application and selection process; and plan the annual awards ceremony 
  • Serve as the student organization branch administrator for CORE, the university’s online student engagement platform 
  • Develop and execute training sessions for student leaders and advisors on various topics including utilizing the CORE platform 
  • Serve as CORE liaison and provide support to users across campus   
  • Recruit, train, and supervise the CORE “Street Team” 
  • Assist with the planning, coordination and implementation of additional Student Engagement and Leadership programs and initiatives (i.e. Homecoming, Rock the Weekend, Week of Welcome) 
  • Perform other tasks as directed by the Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Leadership and/or the Director of Student Engagement and Leadership 
Desired Qualifications: 
  • Initiative to work effectively and creatively in a fast-paced, student-centered environment 
  • Experience leading or working with a student organization 
  • Ability to apply new learning, skills, and professional development into daily activities, advising, and programming 
  • Ability to work independently, be self- directed, give attention to detail, and deliver tangible results 
  • Ability to communicate and interact in a highly professional manner 
Graduate Student Outcomes: 
As a result of this position, the student will . . . 
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills 
  • Demonstrate presentation and facilitation skills 
  • Develop a level of proficiency with program planning and implementation 
  • Develop a level of proficiency in advising students 
  • Apply knowledge of using technology to engage students 
Desired SRU Graduate Majors: 
  • Student Affairs in Higher Education  
  • College Counseling in Student Affairs in Higher Education 
  • Master of Business Administration 
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • Social Work 
Supervisor’s Expectations: 
  • Position requires 17.5 hours per week to be arranged with supervisor  
  • Evening and weekend work is a routine aspect of this position  
  • Position requires an individual with creativity, a willingness to learn, and ability to have fun in the work environment 
  • Personal commitment to co-curricular learning