The Graduate Assistant for Student Affairs works under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director for Housing and First Year Experiences in coordinating programs in order to achieve the goals of the department and the College.
About Harvey Mudd College:
Located in the heart of Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college offering degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. HMC enrolls about 800 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which comprises five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. According to students, professors, and alumni, what makes Harvey Mudd distinctive is its collaborative, cross-disciplinary nature. The working environment is built on collaborative relationships between and among all members of the campus community and a deep commitment to the College’s mission to educate students “so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.”
SUMMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of leadership development for residence hall students.
Assists in the design and presentation of leadership training sessions to residence hall leaders.
Assists in planning and implementing student leader selection, training, and development initiatives for ResLife and Orientation.
Works collaboratively with other graduate and full-time staff in the Division of Student Affairs to accomplish various programming and training goals.
Oversees recognition initiatives for all Residential Life student staff.
Assists in the development, implementation, staffing, & assessment of First Year Experience (FYE) and Sophomore Year Experience (SYE) events.
Attends and helps plan the FYE and SYE Overnight Retreats.
Research cutting-edge, high-impact programs focused on first-year student orientation, transition, & retention & make recommendations for implementation & enhancements of current programming.
Attend regular ResLife staff meetings and weekly one-on-one meetings with Assistant Director.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Excellent interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with HMC students.
Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment in decision-making.
Ability to prioritize multiple duties/tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to think strategically, plan effectively, and manage projects/events.
Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to high standards and attention to detail.
Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment and interact successfully with individuals with varying abilities, backgrounds, interests, and beliefs.
Ability to work weekends and evenings depending on programmatic needs.
Adept at using software such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Adobe Acrobat. Desire to utilize research, best practices, & assessment to create student-focused programs & events.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Education: Bachelor’s degree and enrollment in a Master’s degree program in Higher Education Administration, Education, or another related field.
Experience: Experience as a student leader or advising student leaders.
Licenses/Certificates: Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and driving record acceptable to the College's automobile insurance carrier.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in an educational environment. Experience in managing a student program and working with students. Consideration will be prioritized for CGU School of Education Masters and PhD students.
Hours: Scheduled hours are 17.5 per week beginning July 1, Monday-Friday, regular office hours are 8:00 a.m., to 5:00 p.m.; hours may vary due to the needs of the College or department.
Classification and Status: This is a part-time temporary (July 2021-May 2022), non-benefits eligible, non-exempt position.
Reporting: This position reports to the Assistant Director for Housing and First-Year Experiences.
Employment Category: Temporary, part-time
Please visit www.hmc.edu/employment to view a complete job description for this position and obtain information about how to submit an application. Information about HMC’s competitive benefits package is available at www.hmc.edu/hrbenefits.
Deadline to apply:
Position will remain open until filled.
All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed at HMC and for whom the COVID-19 vaccine is approved/authorized by the FDA, must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.
This job description defines the essential job duties of the position. Harvey Mudd College expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of the job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time. Employment is at-will and employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
Harvey Mudd College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.