The Office of Student Organizations in the Carolina Union is currently looking for a graduate assistant for the 2014-2015 academic year. The deadline to apply for the position is June 11th. This position would report to the Coordinator of Student Organizations and be responsible helping the office support officially recognized student organizations at UNC-CH through administrative, advising, and programmatic work. This is a ten-month appointment starting in August with the potential for the offer to be extended for a second year. See below for more information.
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Position Summary: The Graduate Assistant is responsible for working with the University’s officially recognized student co-curricular organizations in the implementation of group development exercises/workshops as well as assisting in the planning of programs and activities. The Graduate Assistant will actively develop teaching, facilitation, and consultation skills through organizing group development exercises. This position will actively promote program planning, management/implementation, and evaluation skills with students. The Graduate Assistant is expected to develop and employ a working knowledge of the resources, services, programs, and activities available at a large, public university, to facilitate co-sponsorships, shared resources, and reduced duplications of programs and services.
Position Responsibilities: The following are specific job responsibilities for this position:
1. Assist in the annual registration process for officially recognized student organizations. Duties include reviewing annual recognition applications and approving or providing feedback. This process occurs in the fall semester of each year, as well as a supplemental period in January for organizations that missed the fall deadline.
2. Advise students interested in starting a new student organization. Assist in review of applications for new student organizations, providing feedback as necessary.
3. Assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of workshops for organizational development that are a part of the Functional Leadership series. May also facilitate workshop session(s). Coordinate the marketing efforts and communication of upcoming workshops. Assist in the development of assessments for workshop sessions. Utilize CollegiateLink to update and monitor participation in the Functional Leadership curriculum.
4. Assist the Coordinator of Student Organizations in overseeing the student organization recognition and standards program.
5. Assist in the planning of special events, including but not limited to Student Officer Inauguration, as well as developing and implementing an orientation program for new student leaders/new student organizations.
6. Coordinate interaction between officially recognized student organizations, faculty, staff, and other student leaders for programming and organizational development, exercising knowledge of appropriate University programs and services, as well as knowledge of the major programs, activities, scope and purpose of major officially recognized student organizations. Coordinate and promote interaction and co-sponsorships between officially recognized organizations as appropriate.
7. Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements: The following are requirements for this position:
1. An undergraduate degree and current enrollment in a graduate program
2. Prior student programming, leadership, and training experience
3. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
4. Clear demonstration of management and communications skills and abilities
5. Vision, innovation, creativity, and flexibility
6. Clear demonstration of independence and collaboration
7. Understanding of student self-governance and its inherent student learning
8. Self-motivation and the ability to succeed when working independently
1. Prior experience and knowledge of graphic design programs.
2. Current enrollment in a graduate program in higher education administration or related field.
1. Supervision: The Graduate Assistant will report to the Coordinator of Student Organizations.
2. Dates of Employment: August 2014 – May 2015. A one-year appointment subject to satisfactory performance based on evaluations conducted every six months. Offer can be extended for a second year upon year of service and satisfactory performance reviews.
3. Hours: Minimum of 20 hours per week
4. Stipend: $12,000 annually (campus standard established by the University and non-negotiable, prorated bi-weekly to reflect academic sessions)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Please send a letter of interest, current resume, and three references (professional or academic) to: Drew Davis – Coordinator of Student Organizations, firstname.lastname@example.org