University of Central Oklahoma

  • Graduate Assistant- Community Engagement

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/11/2019 10:12 AM)
    Salary
    14.65
    Compensation & Benefits Package at UCO
    N/A for Student Positions
    Department
    CA&E Spec Events & Speakers Bureau
    Hours Per Week
    20
    Weeks Per Year
    44
    Weeks Per Year
    Monday-Friday; Hours worked are flexible
    Targeted Job Start Date
    8/1/2018
    Job ID
    2018-5214
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please upload a PDF of your STLR Snapshot (http://stlrsnapshot.uco.edu) to this job application; if you have no STLR credits yet, an empty one is acceptable.

    College/Department Overview

    The Community Engagement graduate student will primarily support Off-Campus Life on a day to day basis while providing supplemental support to the Volunteer and Service Learning Center.
    The Graduate Assistant’s (GA) primary responsibilities are:
    Facilitation of the programmatic efforts of the Off-Campus Life functional area. 
    Advise the Off Campus Student Ambassador student organization. 
    Help build and maintain relationships with community partners via facilitation of the Off-Campus Housing website and Off-Campus Housing and Living Fair.
    Support the Volunteer and Service Learning Center through collaboration in community engagement efforts.
    Promote and maintain Off-Campus Life’s visibility through website maintenance and social media presence.
    Maintain and support services offered by the Off-Campus Life office such as the Off-Campus Housing and Living Guide and resources.
    The Graduate Assistant will be expected to attend staff meetings, contribute to idea generation, and creatively solve problems along with full-time staff.
    Perform other duties as assigned.

    Position Overview

    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.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    The Graduate Assistant’s (GA) primary responsibilities are:
    Facilitation of the programmatic efforts of the Off-Campus Life functional area. 
    Advise the Off Campus Student Ambassador student organization. 
    Help build and maintain relationships with community partners via facilitation of the Off-Campus Housing website and Off-Campus Housing and Living Fair.
    Support the Volunteer and Service Learning Center through collaboration in community engagement efforts.
    Promote and maintain Off-Campus Life’s visibility through website maintenance and social media presence.
    Maintain and support services offered by the Off-Campus Life office such as the Off-Campus Housing and Living Guide and resources.
    The Graduate Assistant will be expected to attend staff meetings, contribute to idea generation, and creatively solve problems along with full-time staff.
    Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    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.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    A Bachelor’s degree is a requirement. A degree in graphic design or strategic communications is preferred.

    Please be prepared to submit a resume and cover letter with your on-line application. A portfolio of work will be requested for the interview. This may be submitted electronically.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    The successful candidate:
    Will assess programs, services and processes to ensure maximum student learning and development.

    Will participate in Division meetings and training 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 collaborate with campus offices to provide educational experiences for students.

    Will mentor students through 1:1 interaction and provide support for personal decision-making.

    Will refer students, faculty and staff to appropriate agencies and organizations to meet their individual needs.

    Will perform other related duties as assigned

    Physical Demands

    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.

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