The primary responsibilities of the Graduate Assistant for Campus Events & Student Activities include, planning and implementing student activities, and assisting with campus-wide events, campus-wide program and event marketing, and advising clubs and organizations. The Graduate Assistant for Campus Events & Student Activities is supervised by the Director of New Student Programs, Involvement & Leadership.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:
Advising & Supervision - Provide support and training to student leaders by helping members understand their roles, how to access campus resources, and how to plan and implement programs and events. Leadership - Assist with Leadership development and activities as needed; may include leadership workshops, presentations, and trainings, one-one meetings, student group forums, informal and formal events & discussions, student club training & development. Advise Individuals & Groups – Serve as a consultant, mentor, and/or role model to students, staff and colleagues. Assessment of Student Needs and Interests – Understand how to determine student needs and interests through formal and informal assessment measures. Work with staff to develop and implement a plan to address needs and interests, most specifically as it pertains to training and programming. Leadership – model and teach student employees in leadership development.
Programming - Take a lead role in developing and implementing weekly evening activities, monthly commuter events and activities, and developing and implementing campus wide tradition events. Community Development - Encourage student involvement and participation in programming. Programming - Develop and coordinate student activities, including off-campus trips. Campus Engagement - Collaborate with Campus Partners (i.e. Counseling and Psychological Services, Campus Safety, Center for Social Justice & Civic Engagement, Student Success Center, etc.) on programming relevant to HNU students. Student Transition Support -Take a role in developing and implementing Hawk Days and New Student Orientation. Programming - Take a role in developing and implementing social events and activities during New Student Orientation and assist with Welcome Week events. Programming - Assist with other campus-wide programming initiatives as needed. Student Development – Articulate to various constituents the benefits of curricular and co-curricular programs, activities, and communities in. Implement and provide resources for programs that support community and student development. Cultural Competence - Awareness and recognition of current, changing, and diverse identities, demographics, and needs of college students at HNU. Social Justice & Equity - Commitment to equity, accessible practices, inclusion, and social justice.
INTERVENTION & RESPONSE
Crisis Management - Serve in administrative on-call rotation with the Office of Housing & Residence Life, providing after-hours emergency response to the residential community preferred. Conflict Mediation - Recognize and manage conflict effectively among students. Intervene when necessary to promote compromise and/or resolution. Resource Agent - Understand and interpret student concerns, needs, and goals to effectively assist or refer to campus resources.
Attend all departmental staff meetings and trainings. Attend all Student Affairs and University wide trainings and staff meetings. Attend weekly supervision meetings with the Director of New Student Programs, Involvement & Leadership. Implement campus wide event marketing efforts. Participate in professional development opportunities and professional conferences. Effectively utilize online applications and computer programs to perform job functions and maintain communication with students and staff (ex: Blackboard, Outlook, Microsoft Office, Qualtrics, MailChimp, etc). Other duties as assigned.
Responsible for assisting in selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating of Student Leaders with advisement from and in collaboration with the SD&E Pro-Staff. Participate in collaborative projects or events within Student Development & Engagement. Assist and/or attend campus wide events such as Convocation & Commencement.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree required. Prior experience in event planning, advising, and/or residence life preferred. Must be an enrolled and registered Graduate Student in order to apply for this position. Start date: July 1, 2021. 24 hours/week, M-F. Some evenings and weekends required.
*We are unable to offer remote work outside of the state of California.
The review of applications will begin immediately. For consideration, applicants should submit a Holy Names University staff employment application, cover letter and resume to [email protected].
About Holy Names University
Oakland's Holy Names University was founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, the university's mission is to empower and prepare a diverse student body for productive lives of leadership and service in a complex world. HNU offers a liberal arts and professional education through 15 undergraduate majors and 7 master's degree programs. HNU's student-centered education, with small class sizes and courses in varied formats and schedules, meets the current needs of adult learners, including first-generation students and working adults. The University's idyllic, 60-acre campus is nestled in the Oakland hills of California and offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. To learn more, visit www.hnu.edu.
Holy Names University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from the community, alumni and the general public. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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Nestled in the Oakland, CA hills with a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay, HNU is rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, empowering a diverse student body for leadership and service. Guided by the core values of the Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, HNU is a progressive, inclusive, and rigorous academic community offering a liberal arts and professional education. We prepare students to think critically and imaginatively, to understand and employ the veraious modes of knowledge, to communicate clearly and persuasively, and to promote the common good. Visit our website at www.hnu.edu to learn more about Holy Names University.