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Graduate Assistant-Student Transitions

The Graduate Assistant for Student Transitions will be responsible for assisting with development, expansion and implementation of new and existing transition programs, primarily Jump Start as well as transfer programs, within the Office for Inclusive Excellence. This position will also provide support for campus-wide diversity programming in the OIE.
Job Functions/Responsibilities:
Assist with the Development and implementation of transition programs 

·        Assist with the overall development, planning, and implementation of the Jump Start Mentor Program
·        Assist in the recruitment, training, and development of Jump Start mentors
·        Create weekly newsletter, and additional marketing materials as necessary to be distributed to all Jump Start participants
·        Create and Facilitate monthly Jump Start Transition Series programs; developmental workshops focused on assisting first year students with the acclimation to the higher education environment
·        Create and Facilitate monthly professional development programs for Jump Start mentors
·        Assist with the creation and facilitation of semester activities associated with student transitions programs, such as multicultural graduation ceremonies, and transfer events
·        Assist in the creation of assessment materials to evaluate student transition programs
·        Assist in the development of new initiatives geared toward transfer and sophomore students
·        Assist with development and marketing strategy for office programs
·        Assist with the development and maintenance of various social media platforms
·        Create weekly list of office events to be distributed to social media office assistant
·        Attend OIE programs
·        Make referrals to various campus departments including but not limited to Student Success Coaches, Academic and Career Services, and Student Support

Supervise Jump Start peer mentors
·        Meet 1:1 with each assigned mentor bi-weekly
·        Provide academic and social support to mentors
·        Advise mentors in their mentoring of first year students
·        Provide necessary resource information to mentors and mentees when needed
·        Complete GA/Mentor reports bi-weekly
·        Approve mentor/ mentee forms weekly
·        Communicate with professional staff regarding Jump Start students experiencing difficulties, and report students to the Office of Student Support and offer resources as appropriate

Shared Responsibilities
·        Assist with student recruitment and retention efforts through various office programs
·        Facilitate FYRST seminars and Bus visit presentations
·        Assist with signature office programs
·        Provide academic & social support to all students
·        Other duties as assigned by professional staff

Desired Qualifications:
·        Experience working with historically excluded groups and the ability to interact with diverse populations
·        Initiative to work effectively and creatively in a fast-paced, student-centered environment
·        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 . . .
·        Further develop multicultural competence
·        Demonstrate an increased knowledge of leadership application
·        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
Appropriate SRU Graduate Majors:
·        Student Affairs in Higher Education & Counseling
·        Student Affairs in Higher Education
·        Clinical Mental Health Counseling
·        Social Work
·        Education
·        Public Health

Supervisor’s Expectations:
·        Commitment to advocating for underrepresented populations
·        Position requires 17.5 hours per week to be arranged with supervisor
·        Position is part of the Office for Inclusive Excellence and as such will include other duties necessary to ensure the success of major events sponsored by the office
·        Position requires an individual with creativity, organization skills, a willingness to learn, and ability to have fun in the work environment