The Graduate Assistant (GA) is a 20 hour per week graduate assistantship. The primary responsibilities of the Graduate Assistant are largely based on the specific duties from a college or division. The position will apply theory to practice for the specific office or area in which the position is housed. The Assistantship shall be for the academic year (10 month position), with the opportunity to continue for the following academic year if agreeable to the supervisor and the Graduate Assistant. GA positions are academic and should include significant mentoring and professional development. Graduate assistant should be considered part-time professionals in the field and given projects reflective of that role. Individual may not hold other employment on campus without prior permission from college or division and HR.
The Mission of the Division of Student Affairs:
At the University of Central Oklahoma, we help students learn by providing transformative experiences so they may become productive, creative, ethical, and engaged citizens and leaders contributing to the intellectual, cultural, economic, and social advancement of the communities they serve. We provide exceptional student-centered programs, services and opportunities that empower students to achieve the greatest potential in their academic, personal, and professional lives.
The primary responsibilities of the Graduate Assistant are based in the Office of Student Engagement in the Dept. of Student Life, and largely pertain to sustaining the mission of Student Engagement.
The Mission of the Student Engagement Office:
The mission of Student Engagement is to guide students to discover their highest potential through leadership experiences, memorable programs and cultivating lasting relationships. The staff offers a safe outlet and an inclusive environment that celebrates tradition while taking pride in a spirit of exemplary service.
The Student Engagement Team includes Campus Activities, Student Organizations, Orientation, Parent/Family Programs, and Fraternity & Sorority Life. Our staff and offices provide festive and memorable programming and leadership opportunities for the Central community.
Preference will be given to students enrolled through the University of Central Oklahoma�s Graduate College in pursuit of a Master�s Degree in a related field. ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS Fall/Spring Semesters All student employees must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible to work any UCO student position. Half time enrollment for Fall/Spring is considered 5 hours for graduates and 6 hours for undergraduates. Summer Semester Undergraduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in 6 hours to work on campus and Graduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in at least 5 hours. All other students must be enrolled in at least 3 hours to work on campus. Students not enrolled in summer classes must be enrolled in Fall classes in order to work on campus, but will be required to pay FICA taxes. If the number of hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum hours required to work, the student must obtain a letter from his/her advisor stating the number of hours needed to graduate. Call Human Resources Dept. for further information.
The successful candidate:
Will assess programs, services and processes to ensure maximum student learning and development.
Will have an understanding, past experience and desire to learn more in programming.
Will participate in Division meetings and trainings as directed by the supervisor.
Will attend staff meetings within the Department. As time permits, will attend staff meetings across the Division of Student Affairs and possibly in other units across the University to learn about other processes, programs, services, etc.
Will serve as an advisor for campus programming boards/organizations.
Will plan, implement, and evaluate campus programming traditions and initiatives.
Will be both flexible and able to balance the demands of his/her academic load with the demands of the GA intern position.
Will understand some nights and weekends will be required, depending on programming and organization meetings.
Will help during events, demands of helping move boxes, tables, chairs, etc.
Other duties as required.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms.
Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.