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Graduate Assistant, Student Engagement & Leadership

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Job Detail

Job Title Graduate Assistant, Student Engagement & Leadership

Graduate Assistant serves the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership in a number of ways. The position will receive direct one-on-one advising experience, research and bench marking experience and programmatic development. The position is a flexible 15 hours a week, being mindful of night and weekend commitments. This position will work hand-in-hand with a Graduate Intern, student workers, student volunteers and other professional office staff.

Primary Duties, Responsibilites, and Tasks

The Student Engagement and Leadership Graduate Assistant will help with specific day-to day tasks of the newly formed Office of Student Engagement and Leadership. As this is the inaugural year of Student Engagement and Leadership, duties may evolve due to needs and shifting priorities.

Tasks could include, but are not limited to-
- Advising of Emerson Mane Events, the college’s student activities board
- Advising of Fraternity and Sorority Life Council, the college’s governing Fraternity/Sorority Life body
- Assist with Fraternity and Sorority Life leadership training of potential new members & new member educators
- Oversight of Emerson Leadership Academy and Social Justice Academy, day long leadership conferences
- Oversight of Strengths Seminar, a month long training opportunity using StrengthsQuest
- Assist with the annual Emerson Recognition & Achievement Awards, the college’s end of the year awards banquet
- Student Organization Reactivation Workshops
- Student Organizational Support Services
- Campus Center operations
- Help create intentional branding and marketing to promote the office and its features
- Assist student organizations with day to day tasks
- Assist with budget management

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)

The Graduate Assistant will have base level student organization advising skills, management skills and the ability to navigate a higher education environment.

Additional skills include power point, graphic design and ability to speak in front of large groups.

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)
Required Prior Work Experience

The Graduate Assistant must have prior experience with collegiate event planning and student organization experience, preferably at a four year institute of higher education.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Diversity Statement

Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Annual Clery Report

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Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number FY11/120889TEMP
Open Date 04/05/2017
Close Date

Requisition Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * Please provide additional information regarding how you heard about this employment opportunity.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents
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