Graduate Assistant - Student Engagement Webster University
Position Number: S0912
Job Description Summary: The graduate assistant is an integral part of the Office of Student Engagement. Functions include training and supervision, program planning and implementation, and leadership development. As a member of the Student Engagement staff, the graduate assistant helps to achieve departmental goals, as well as those of the Division of Student Affairs. This position has an expected time commitment of 20 hours/week, including office hours, meetings, and program attendance.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelors degree Term of appointment: 2020-21 academic year (renewable for 2nd year August 17 May 14 appointment Must be accepted to a graduate program at Webster University Must enroll in 9 credit hours of graduate courses per semester Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA Hours of Work: Not to exceed 20 hours per week Payment: $13 per hour on a bi-weekly basis Scholarship: Equivalent to 50% of graduate tuition for 9 credit hours per semester at on-ground rate*, the scholarship amount is non-taxable. Experience in student programming: knowledge of program production, promotion, budgeting; creativity for initiating new programs; ability to work weekends and nights as the job requires. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to relate and work well with students. Valid U.S. drivers license
Preferred Qualifications An interest in a career in college unions and/or student activities and an ability to make a two-year commitment to the Office of Student Engagement (preferred).
Essential Duties Under guidance of the Director, oversee Campus Activities, the programming unit of the department.
Hire, supervise, train, and evaluate Student Event Coordinators; develop event budgets, and program assessment and evaluation.
Ensure that Campus Activities programs are meeting departmental goals and student needs. Such programs include: films, lectures, intramural sports activities, lunchtime activities, and trips to local cultural institutions.
Manage social media accounts for Campus Activities and track engagement
Lead staff to seek out partnership of activities with other departments and student organizations when appropriate.
Work with entertainment agencies and professional associations to continually improve the program opportunities for Campus Activities.
Assist with major campus programs such as Welcome Week, Involvement Fair, Spirit Weekend, Headliner Programs, Stress Relief Week and others.
Participate in department and division efforts as needed
Conduct research of activities and programs to continually meet the needs of Webster University constituents.
Attend professional student activities conferences to help students gather event ideas and foster relationships with other student and staff programmers.
Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.
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