The Student Activities Office (SAO) Graduate Assistant is a para-professional position, and is expected to contribute to the development, supervision, and evaluation of campus programming, leadership development, and student organizations for both SAO and the Division of Student Life. The SAO GA will be required to take part in all divisional professional staff meetings and in-service training, and is expected to provide professional support to office initiatives and programs.
Student Leadership Development
o Serve on select student leadership-focused committees o Aid with marketing materials and recruitment for various leadership programs, including: CommunityCatalyst Leadership Program, Leadershape, and the How to Adult professional development series o Serve as the On-Site Coordinator for Leadershape, an overnight leadership experience for undergrads and graduate students o Co-advise the Freshman Leadership Program, an overnight Freshman Pre-Orientation Program.
Student Organization Development
o Co-advise key student programming boards including Class Council and the UA Events Committee o Support office program initiatives including Campus Preview Weekend, Orientation, Activities Midway, Fall Festival, MIT’s Day of Play, Spring Concert, and other pivotal programs o Support SAO staff in the review, and support of student organization event registrations o Co-manage Engage@MIT – an online student engagement platform o Meet regularly with a range of student organizations to support them in their programmatic and/or developmental goals
o Assist in daily office tasks and projectso Supervise student staff o Other duties as assigned
Additional Salary Information: 20 Hours/Week
About Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Student Activities Office provides an environment for students to test new ideas, develop leadership skills and create community at MIT.
Through co-curricular opportunities such as student organizations, events, cross-cultural education, civic engagement, and leadership development - students gain invaluable skills and experiential knowledge that they will continue to develop during their time on campus and beyond as future leaders.